According to today's press release from Bandai Entertainment, the hit television anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is now streaming on website CrunchyRoll, the quickly-growing provider of online, streaming video anime distribution.
For those unaware, CrunchyRoll began its life in 2006 as a provider of primarily Asian user-submitted videos. When questions of copyright infringement started to come up regarding the high number of fansubbed (and even licensed) titles on the service, Bandai Entertainment expressed particular concern with the popular website. After the introduction of licensed titles on the video service, CrunchyRoll made it an official policy that users would no longer be able to submit video content.
Bandai has been slow on the draw in terms of digital distribution of their (typically very popular) titles, but announced in February their plans to stream some of their anime titles including Code Geass on YouTube. The move to CrunchyRoll represents a natural transition for the fan favorite anime, and can only signal Bandai's willingness to stream even more shows on the service in the future. Is that, perchance, the smell of Haruhi season two in the air, my friends?[via Anime News Network]