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Crunchyroll Adds Rio - Rainbow Gate! Simulcast

Fanservice anime series first new simulcast announced for 2011 Winter season

By Chris Beveridge     January 03, 2011

Rio: Rainbow Gate!
© Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has made their first simulcast announcement of the season with news that they have acquired the streaming rights to Rio - Rainbow Gate from Pony Canyon. The show is based on the Japanese pachisio character, Rio. "Rio – Rainbow Gate! features a gamut of voluptuous character designs by Hisashi Shimura and seductive voice-acting by Marina Inoue as the lead character, Rio.

The series page is now available at

It will simulcast on Tuesday's at 10:30 AM.

Crunchyroll's Japan President Vince Shortino said: “We are extremely excited to be streaming Rio – Rainbow Gate. And rather than just the usual, mundane fanservice settings of the home or the school, Rio has the kind of extravagant settings one would expect from Las Vegas, Monte Carlo or Macau. This one will be a lot of fun indeed!”

Rio – Rainbow Gate! will be available on Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Japan.

Plot Summary: The "Howard Resort Hotel" is an entertainment destination where people gather from around the world to grab huge fortunes. In the casino is a beautiful female dealer named Rio Rollins, known far and wide as the "Goddess of Victory". In order to approach closer to her mother, one of history's greatest dealers, she does battle to gather up the legendary cards called "gates". Those who gather all 13 gate cards are presented with the title MVCD (Most Valuable Casino Dealer), proof that they are a top dealer. Set in a vast resort, an exciting battle begins with rival dealers that'll take your breath away! Throw in some "supreme comedy" and a story that makes you cry when you least expect it, these cute and sexy girls will explode off your screen! With everyone's cheer of "Leave it to Rio!", Lady Luck'll be with you, too!



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GundamWingMan 1/4/2011 5:51:06 AM

 An anime based in a casino? Hell! Why not? I'll watch it!  :P



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