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This past weekend, a group of us headed down in the wee hours of the morning to for the free, two-day convention MomoCon. Sponsored by Anime O-tekku, the anime club of the Georgia Institute of Technology, this was the con's fifth year. It's typically held in March at the beginning of the university's spring break. While it was also on our spring break, it was at the end of it, making Monday morning somewhat unpleasant. Enough about that though and onto the con.

Registration was a fairly long mess at first glance, but it actually moved fairly well. One might wonder why a free con has registration. For one, liability and emergency information. From another standpoint, it gives them demographic data for marketing.

However, despite the registration maintaining a decent line flow, it was flooded Saturday. The convention, held in two buildings on the Georgia Tech campus, eventually set up a satellite registration table in the building registration wasn’t in. This table, by the way, was basically 10 feet away from the MTAC table. Great for us for getting foot traffic by the table.

Speaking of the other building, spreading the con over two buildings meant having to physically leave one building for more content. The buildings aren’t far from each other, which would be fine on a nice weekend. Not so much on a rainy one. The weather wasn’t so bad, just rainy and dreary enough to make going from one building to another a chore. Due to rain, some of the outdoor events had to be cancelled (like the chalk drawing) or moved inside (like cosplay).

Again with the convention being on a college campus, there were technical issues the con staff couldn’t fix because there was no university staff to help. Breakers flipped and outlets failed in gaming areas.

Otherwise, the campus aspect helped with plentiful food from cafeterias and vending machines, as well as class rooms already providing technical requirements panelists may need.

Onto the content, there were a decent amount of panels and events, especially considering the limited day and time restrictions due to being on a campus. Panels and events pretty much started at 11:30 a.m. On Saturday, they pretty much lasted until 11:30 at night. Things closed slightly earlier on Sunday. There was a good variety from fan panels to workshops. Most guests, not really the big names usually found at anime cons due to this being put on by an anime club with little budget, fit well with the panels and workshops.

The two panels I went to were on anime clubs and conventions. Both panels were the first of the day, anime clubs on Saturday and cons on Sundays. Saturday, I was dead tired from lack of sleep and an early departure to , so I didn’t actively participate as much as I would have liked. Still, it’s often good to hear what other anime clubs do in compared to my own club and ideas.

The conventions panel, I was awake for. I always enjoy these panels, not for the how-to tips but for the stories. Panels on running cons are 80% stories of how things went wrong or how something completely random came up. More often than not, these stories are fairly funny, as are many bad experiences through retrospect. Stories about surviving tornados or bad hotels with pools filled with sludge or taking place at the same place and time as a cricket match or an expectant mothers’ trade show, these things seem awful at the time, but in hindsight, they are looked at with a chuckle because these were experiences survived and persevered through.

Of course, when remembering any con, there has to be mentioning of the dealer room. MomoCon split up its dealers into four rooms, as they did not have a single room large enough to accommodate all of them. The main dealer room 1 was decently sized, but the other three were fairly small, and thus fairly crowded. There were a few good dealers, and I made off with a tall Kamen Rider Stonger figure (thank you for filling my Kamen Rider need).

All in all, I enjoyed my stay at MomoCon. It was a fun little weekend trip with my friends to enjoy some panels and partake of some dealers. If you go to cons for big-name guests or the most competitive AMV or cosplay competitions in the area, this con might not be for you. If, however, you want a relatively cheap con trip (who doesn’t these days) with a few panels, some dealer swag, and hang out time with your friends, MomoCon is a good choice for your 2010 con year.

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GLASS MAIDENS ARE FROM VENUS AND CAT MEN ARE FROM MARS: CRUNCHYROLL TEAMS
WITH FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION

Online Media Distribution Giant to Stream GLASS MAIDEN and CAT MAN from FCC

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (March 18, 2009) ‹Fuji Creative
Corporation (FCC) and online media distribution giant, Crunchyroll, announce
a digital partnership with the launch of the FCC anime titles GLASS MAIDEN
and CAT MAN starting this spring. More information can be found at
www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .

Fuji Creative Corporation Senior Director Yukio Sonobe states, "Crunchyroll
is an exciting platform for FCC to utilize in our efforts to expand the
reach of our digital contents which include not only anime but other unique
forms of programs and series.  We hope that by tapping into the global
online audience, with Crunchyroll as a partner, the reach and popularity of
our animation works will reach even more people."

"Fuji Creative Corporation a legendary Japanese content company," states Rob
Pereyda, Crunchyroll K.K.¹s Senior Director. "Being able to partner with FCC
is truly an honor for Crunchyroll and we look forward to the many successes
we will have together for years to come."

Title Synopses:

GLASS MAIDEN
In the near-future...

Lags Town is located in a corner of Asia symbolizing a negative side of
false prosperity.
A hard-boiled buddy story is staged in this town presenting spectacular
gun-battles!

GLASS MAIDEN is a stylish and full-blown animation, and props and gadgets
are depicted in meticulous detail whole through the story.

Having gone through 5 years of preparation, this original story is finally
about to unfold...

CAT MAN
CAT MAN is a temperamental character with no time for other people. Living
in the city, he lives a solitary life and doesn't bother himself with the
rest of the world.
In his stubbornness, he sticks to his own way of doing things, but can't
seem to find any peace of mind.

"Always in pursuit of the greater good... to what end?" he murmurs to
himself. He tries to be cool and in control, but he also wants to find
deeper meaning in his life.
Will CAT MAN ever find any rest for his troubled soul?

About Crunchyroll
Headquartered in San Francisco, California ­ Crunchyroll is hailed as a
leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online
community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime,
drama, music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content.
Crunchyroll¹s distribution channel and partnership program delivers content
to over five million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the
premiere group Venrock.  More information can be found at its website
http://www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .



The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Crunchyroll.com¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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CRUNCHYROLL HITS IT BIG WITH TEZUKA PRODUCTIONS AND YOMIURI TELECASTING
CORPORATION (YTV) WITH THE FIRST EVER RELEASE IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING
TERRITORIES OF THE AWARD-WINNING BLACK JACK ANIME

Online Media Distribution Giant, Leading Animation Production Studio and
Major Japanese Broadcaster to Stream Osamu Tezuka¹s 1970¹s Classic Anime
Title

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (March 18, 2009) ‹Crunchyroll, Tezuka
Productions and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV) collaborate to bring
Osamu Tezuka¹s award winning original 70¹s manga/anime classic of the
medical adventures of the eponymous doctor BLACK JACK to Crunchyroll anime
members and fans worldwide.  More information can be found at
www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .

BLACK JACK was directed by Makoto Tezuka (Osamu Tezuka¹s son) and is
considered one of the top three most famous manga titles by the world famous
manga-ka and anime producer that won the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for the
shonen category in 1977.

"Osamu Tezuka's creations represent one of the greatest masterpieces to have
ever graced both the printed page and silver screen, and we are honored that
we will be able to offer these very special episodes to our community,"
states Rob Pereyda, Crunchyroll Senior Director, "these BLACK JACK  episodes
are especially exciting to us as they have never been released before
outside of Japan. Fans are in for a real treat."
BLACK JACK planner and general manager of Tezuka Productions, Yoshihiro
Shimizu, states, "on behalf of Tezuka Productions, I am very pleased that '4
Miracles of Life' will be presented to anime fans all over the world.  It is
a very special program to us, and we are excited that we can collaborate
with YTV and Crunchyroll on its international release."
"Crunchyroll represents a strategic overseas distribution outlet for YTV in
the digital age," states Shinichiro Nishigaki, Director of YTV's contents
business development division, "we are not only looking forward to the
potential online distribution success of our contents, but deeply appreciate
that Crunchyroll gives us ownership of all the subtitles they create.
Working together, our partnership has no limit."
Title Synopsis:

BLACK JACK

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 1: Where¹s the Doctor

Akudo, the rich, spoiled son of a wealthy capitalist, is mortally wounded in
an accident while driving recklessly. His father calls in a host of doctors
and promises great rewards if they heal his son, and terrible consequences
if they fail. No doctor is willing to take on the hopeless case, until the
mysterious unlicensed surgical genius Dr. BLACK JACK comes in.

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 2: The Disowned Son

BLACK JACK and Pinoko are caught in a storm while traveling, and taken in by
an old woman. It is her sixtieth birthday, she says, and while she lives
alone, she is excited because her three sons have promised to visit her
today.

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 3: U-18 Knew

U-18 is a medical supercomputer, running a fully automated hospital in which
all the functions of all nurses, doctors, pharmacists, are performed by one
central machine with the world¹s most advanced AI. When the computer
malfunctions, it insists stubbornly that it is sick, that it is a human, and
that only the famous Dr. BLACK JACK can heal it, and holds its patients
hostage threatening to kill them if BLACK JACK is not summoned to treat it.

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 4: Like a Pearl

This story retells, with few changes, what is perhaps the most famous single
BLACK JACK story, portraying BLACK JACK¹s relationship with Dr Honma, his
mentor, teacher and father figure. After many years without contact, BLACK
JACK receives a strange package from Dr. Honma, a long, rounded stone made
of calcium, with a scalpel inside. Black Jack goes to visit Dr. Honma, who
says he has something he must confess, and we hear the story of BLACK JACK¹s
accident, childhood, and the beginning of his medical career.

About Crunchyroll
Headquartered in San Francisco, California ­ Crunchyroll is hailed as a
leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online
community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime,
drama, music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content.
Crunchyroll¹s distribution channel and partnership program delivers content
to over five million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the
premiere group Venrock.  More information can be found at its website
http://www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .



The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Crunchyroll.com¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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This is fixed now. Go to a Movie page and look in the right column.  If there is no franchise listed, you should and can now link the movie to it's overall franchise. Thanks!
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I thought I would post these for you guys and gals as there's some pretty cool news here, I have never heard of these series, but I'm sure you can make fun of me in the comments for that right?  :)

GLASS MAIDENS ARE FROM VENUS AND CAT MEN ARE FROM MARS: CRUNCHYROLL TEAMS
WITH FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION


Online Media Distribution Giant to Stream GLASS MAIDEN and CAT MAN from FCC

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (March 18, 2009) ‹Fuji Creative Corporation (FCC) and online media distribution giant, Crunchyroll, announce a digital partnership with the launch of the FCC anime titles GLASS MAIDEN and CAT MAN starting this spring. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .

Fuji Creative Corporation Senior Director Yukio Sonobe states, "Crunchyroll is an exciting platform for FCC to utilize in our efforts to expand the reach of our digital contents which include not only anime but other unique forms of programs and series.  We hope that by tapping into the global online audience, with Crunchyroll as a partner, the reach and popularity of our animation works will reach even more people."

"Fuji Creative Corporation a legendary Japanese content company," states Rob Pereyda, Crunchyroll K.K.¹s Senior Director. "Being able to partner with FCC is truly an honor for Crunchyroll and we look forward to the many successes we will have together for years to come."

Title Synopses:

GLASS MAIDEN
In the near-future...

Lags Town is located in a corner of Asia symbolizing a negative side of false prosperity. A hard-boiled buddy story is staged in this town presenting spectacular gun-battles!

GLASS MAIDEN is a stylish and full-blown animation, and props and gadgets are depicted in meticulous detail whole through the story.

Having gone through 5 years of preparation, this original story is finally about to unfold...

CAT MAN
CAT MAN is a temperamental character with no time for other people. Living in the city, he lives a solitary life and doesn't bother himself with the rest of the world. In his stubbornness, he sticks to his own way of doing things, but can't seem to find any peace of mind.

"Always in pursuit of the greater good... to what end?" he murmurs to himself. He tries to be cool and in control, but he also wants to find deeper meaning in his life. Will CAT MAN ever find any rest for his troubled soul?



Sounds interesting even though I have never heard of either of the series, but hey free anime is free anime right? Can't beat that!

CRUNCHYROLL HITS IT BIG WITH TEZUKA PRODUCTIONS AND YOMIURI TELECASTING CORPORATION (YTV) WITH THE FIRST EVER RELEASE IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING TERRITORIES OF THE AWARD-WINNING BLACK JACK ANIME

Online Media Distribution Giant, Leading Animation Production Studio and Major Japanese Broadcaster to Stream Osamu Tezuka¹s 1970¹s Classic Anime Title

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (March 18, 2009) ‹Crunchyroll, Tezuka Productions and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV) collaborate to bring Osamu Tezuka¹s award winning original 70¹s manga/anime classic of the medical adventures of the eponymous doctor BLACK JACK to Crunchyroll anime members and fans worldwide.  More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .

BLACK JACK was directed by Makoto Tezuka (Osamu Tezuka¹s son) and is considered one of the top three most famous manga titles by the world famous manga-ka and anime producer that won the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for the shonen category in 1977.

"Osamu Tezuka's creations represent one of the greatest masterpieces to have ever graced both the printed page and silver screen, and we are honored that we will be able to offer these very special episodes to our community," states Rob Pereyda, Crunchyroll Senior Director, "these BLACK JACK  episodes are especially exciting to us as they have never been released before outside of Japan. Fans are in for a real treat." BLACK JACK planner and general manager of Tezuka Productions, Yoshihiro Shimizu, states, "on behalf of Tezuka Productions, I am very pleased that '4 Miracles of Life' will be presented to anime fans all over the world.  It is a very special program to us, and we are excited that we can collaborate with YTV and Crunchyroll on its international release." "Crunchyroll represents a strategic overseas distribution outlet for YTV in the digital age," states Shinichiro Nishigaki, Director of YTV's contents business development division, "we are not only looking forward to the potential online distribution success of our contents, but deeply appreciate that Crunchyroll gives us ownership of all the subtitles they create. Working together, our partnership has no limit."

Title Synopsis:

BLACK JACK

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 1: Where¹s the Doctor

Akudo, the rich, spoiled son of a wealthy capitalist, is mortally wounded in an accident while driving recklessly. His father calls in a host of doctors and promises great rewards if they heal his son, and terrible consequences if they fail. No doctor is willing to take on the hopeless case, until the mysterious unlicensed surgical genius Dr. BLACK JACK comes in.

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 2: The Disowned Son

BLACK JACK and Pinoko are caught in a storm while traveling, and taken in by an old woman. It is her sixtieth birthday, she says, and while she lives
alone, she is excited because her three sons have promised to visit her today.

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 3: U-18 Knew

U-18 is a medical supercomputer, running a fully automated hospital in which all the functions of all nurses, doctors, pharmacists, are performed by one central machine with the world¹s most advanced AI. When the computer malfunctions, it insists stubbornly that it is sick, that it is a human, and that only the famous Dr. BLACK JACK can heal it, and holds its patients hostage threatening to kill them if BLACK JACK is not summoned to treat it.

BLACK JACK "Four Miracles of Life" Special Episode 4: Like a Pearl

This story retells, with few changes, what is perhaps the most famous single BLACK JACK story, portraying BLACK JACK¹s relationship with Dr Honma, his mentor, teacher and father figure. After many years without contact, BLACK
JACK receives a strange package from Dr. Honma, a long, rounded stone made of calcium, with a scalpel inside. Black Jack goes to visit Dr. Honma, who says he has something he must confess, and we hear the story of BLACK JACK¹s accident, childhood, and the beginning of his medical career.


Ok, so maybe I've heard of Black Jack...but I've never read it.

This seems like another good amount of content for Crunchyroll, is there anyone who still won't watch content on even though it's legal and free now?
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Wow! Something tells me that I have seen these before.

If you are interested, it costs 525 yen(like 5 bucks) and 3150yen for the whole set.
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03.17.2009

TAF Pre-Show Day 2

I was too tired to blog last night... and I'm running late today, so I'll keep it short for now & add more later tonight (If I'm awake).

Today, I met w/ ADR director Michael Sinterniklaas in Shinagawa to head to Shinjuku for the recording session. He had asked BEI producer Toshi to arrange for him to see the recording session for Kurokami. We met up w/ Sunrise international licensing staff Hagino-san & headed off to the studio.

They were recording episode 17 today.
(more on recording session later)

After the recording session, we were really hungry so Hagino-san took us to an Italian restaurant.
You know.. Japan has one of the best Italian restaurants, I think. We had crab & creamy tomato spaghetti (so yum!), eggplant & bacon pizza and ceasar salad.

Then I headed to Bandai Visual office w/ Michael.
We bumped into BEI coordinator Loy at the train station so we went to the office together.

(more on the meeting later)

After the meeting, Bandai Visual staff Takai-san & manager Maeda-san took all of us to Akihabara.
On the 8th floor of Yodobashi Camera, they have a restaunt floor & we went to a Chinese food restaurant for the Sakura Con guests get together.

(more on the get together later)
(and karaoke)

Tomorrow is the first day of TAF business day.
I plan on going to couple of panels... and I'll be eating dinner w/ the GAINAX staff.
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Hey everyone, there are 2 main parts of the our site, the Forums and the Wiki.  First I wanted to let you know that we are growing everyday.  Each day we get more traffic from the previous day, and alot of it comes from people searching for anime stuff on Google, then google sends them to our wiki pages. 

If you have time and you wanna pitch in here are some of the top pages on the site that do NOT have BIOS written for them.  So if you are looking for something to write (and want POINTS),  there are great places to start!

Franchises:


1 Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective
2
Hell Girl
3 20th Century Boys
4 Vanilla Series
5 Eureka Seven
6 Ghost in the Shell
7 Mezzo Forte
8 Rave Master
9 Hills Have Size
10 Tenchi Muyo

Anime Series:


1
Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin
2 Lingerie Office
3 Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
4 Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
5 Sonic X
6 Switch
7 Koihime Musou
8 Papa to Kiss in the Dark
9 One Piece
10 Toradora



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UCLICK Offers Free Dramacon Comic App on Apple’s App Store

 

Kansas City, MO (March 17, 2009) – Uclick, the #1 distributor of comics and manga on mobile, in partnership with graphic novel and manga publisher TOKYOPOP, has announced the release of Dramacon Volume 1, Part 1 from TOKYOPOP, as a free app on Apple’s App Store. The free app is a full-length comic book application featuring the first of five installments that make up volume one of the international bestselling manga.

 

The free app is available now in the App Store on iPhone or on iTunes. Users can also access the free Dramacon app through the Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser.

 

“We’re making Dramacon 1.1 free because it gives us a chance to show off our panel-by-panel reading format with a very popular book from our lineup,” said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. “The Uclick comic apps offer the slickest and most intuitive comics reading experience on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and we offer the widest variety of titles and genres on the Apple devices.

 

“We want users to have the chance to try the reader for free and experience it for themselves, then check out our library of more than 100 titles and find more great comics.”

 

TOKYOPOP’s Senior Editor Lillian M. Diaz-Przybyl added, "As leaders in original manga and graphic novel creation, it's been a real pleasure to work with Uclick, who are clear front-runners in mobile entertainment. Their understanding of the marketplace and of the structure of comics is second-to-none, ensuring that their mobile versions are perfectly constructed and paced, retaining the experience of reading the original graphic novel." 

 

The Dramacon Volume 1, Part 1 app is the first free application from Uclick and TOKYOPOP. Most of the Uclick comic apps are available for $0.99 (US) cents. Other popular comic app titles from Uclick include Bone, Ghostbusters, Pibgorn, GODLAND, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Garfield Minus Garfield.

 

Dramacon is Svetlana Chmakova’s story of a manga artist attending her first fan convention. As her status quo unravels, encounters with her manga idol and a mysterious stranger take her life in an unexpected and exciting new direction.

 

“This is a very popular manga title with a large, loyal fan base,” said Edwards. “The story is instantly accessible and emotionally addictive, which makes Dramacon a great fit for all kinds of audiences, from diehard manga fans to those who’ve never read manga before.”

 

"Svetlana's work has touched hearts and tickled funny-bones worldwide,” Diaz-Przybyl said, “so Dramacon was an obvious choice when it came to launching a new series through the App Store. We look forward to both current fans and new readers discovering the joy of Dramacon in this exciting new format!"

 

The free Dramacon app for the iPhone and iPod Touch features tap-and-swipe, panel-by-panel controls. The Apple devices’ large Multi-Touch displays enable a clear, high-resolution presentation. The zoom feature allows an even closer look at any panel.

 

To receive the Dramacon free app and other favorite comic books, manga, webcomics and graphic novels for the iPhone and iPod touch go to the Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.

 

 

About UCLICK:

 

UCLICK® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.

 

For more information on Uclick, visit www.uclick.com.

 

About TOKYOPOP:

 

TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film, television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way teens experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to Europe and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and upcoming partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto the new social networking site www.TOKYOPOP.com, reading its books, which are licensed in 41 countries in more than 20 languages, and watching its DVDs and television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and original properties has made the company a visionary in an ever-growing teen entertainment marketplace.

Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

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Remember that Eva clock app I review for the iPhone/iPod touch?

An update came out last week that added a a few things in the settings (which is in the settings app).

- You turn off sounds from that menu now
- You can turn off the auto-dim for this app

Those are nice little touches, I hope to see more additions hopefully in the coming months!
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BLOCKBUSTER ANIME FRANCHISE GETS REBORN! GLOBALLY ON CRUNCHYROLL

World Anime Channel and Leading Intellectual Property House Partner to
Stream REBORN! Within One Hour of Japanese Broadcast

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (March 17, 2009) —Crunchyroll and
d-rights Inc. team up to bring action-comedy anime REBORN!, based on the
manga by Akira Amano (serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump -Shueisha), to
Crunchyroll starting on March 21, 2009.  More information can be found at
www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .

One of the top-rated action anime programs in Japan, Crunchyroll's release
marks the first time REBORN! will be available in North America. As part of
its phenomenal Japanese success, numerous merchandise including video games,
action figures and apparel, have been released and sold in Japan at
blockbuster levels.

"As one of the most popular anime in Japan, we are pleased to finally bring
REBORN! to North America and fire start the franchise," states Miyako Toda,
d-rights’ Vice President of international division, “this partnership with
Crunchyroll is highly strategic for us, not only do we gain a strong video
platform and community, but also powerful marketing tools to expand this
series on an international platform."

"We are excited to begin our relationship with d-rights Inc., one of the
premiere animation rights management and production companies in the world,"
states Vince Shortino, Representative Director and head of Crunchyroll's
Japan office, "we look forward to the success of REBORN! and being a central
part of its marketing efforts."

Each episode of REBORN! will be available within one hour of its Japanese
broadcast to Crunchyroll's Anime Members in high definition without video
advertisements, and for free a week after for non-members in lower quality
with advertisements.

Title Synopsis:

REBORN!

Tsuna, a timid junior high student, is a failure at school, sports, and
social life. But everything around Tsuna has been completely changed when a
baby called Reborn, who claims to be an Italian hit man from Vongole family
shows up! Reborn was sent to groom Tsuna for his future life as a mafia boss
of the family!

After a short while, Tsuna started to get involved into a couple of intense
battles and overcomes any numerous trials and grows up surrounded with
Reborn and good fellows!

About Crunchyroll
Headquartered in San Francisco, California – Crunchyroll is hailed as a
leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online
community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime,
drama, music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content.
Crunchyroll’s distribution channel and partnership program delivers content
to over five million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the
premiere group Venrock.  More information can be found at its website
http://www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com/> .

About d-rights Inc
d-rights Inc. is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation handling
entertainment content for a variety of Media, with a current focus on
production and licensing of animation.“Beyblade” is one of its productions.
Mitsubishi Corporation is one of  the world’s biggest general trading
company,
http://www.d-rights.com <http://www.d-rights.com/> .


The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Crunchyroll.com’s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Rankings Summary, week ending 8 March 2009

last week’s rankings
About the Charts
Analysis and Commentary Posts

The Weekly Charts:
Your Executive Summary and Index
Week ending 8 March 2009

Manga Top 500

1. ↑1 (2) : Naruto 35 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [717.7] ::
2. ↓-1 (1) : Naruto 34 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [717.6] ::
3. ↑1 (4) : Naruto 37 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [700.8] ::
4. ↓-1 (3) : Naruto 36 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [696.2] ::
5. ↑1 (6) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [692.6] ::
6. ↓-1 (5) : Naruto 33 – Viz Shonen Jump, Dec 2008 [646.2] ::
7. ↔0 (7) : Naruto 32 – Viz Shonen Jump, Nov 2008 [573.4] ::
8. ↑36 (44) : Vampire Knight 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Apr 2009 [560.7] ::
9. ↔0 (9) : Rosario+Vampire 5 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Feb 2009 [556.5] ::
10. ↑4 (14) : Vampire Knight 1 – Viz Shojo Beat, Jan 2007 [546] ::

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Manga Top 50 Series

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2003 [2969.46] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump, Jun 2004 [1612.53] ::
3. ↔0 (3) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, Feb 2004 [1392.82] ::
4. ↑1 (5) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat, Jan 2007 [1319.14] ::
5. ↓-1 (4) : Death Note – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2005 [1307.64] ::
6. ↔0 (6) : Rosario+Vampire – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [1241.82] ::
7. ↔0 (7) : Chibi Vampire – Tokyopop, Apr 2006 [930.42] ::
8. ↔0 (8) : Warriors – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [891.23] ::
9. ↑1 (10) : Ouran High School Host Club – Viz Shojo Beat, Jul 2005 [718.39] ::
10. ↓-1 (9) : Fullmetal Alchemist – Viz, Apr 2005 [713.32] ::

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Top 25 New Releases and Preorders

1. ↑1 (2) : Naruto 35 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [717.7] ::
2. ↓-1 (1) : Naruto 34 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [717.6] ::
3. ↑1 (4) : Naruto 37 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [700.8] ::
4. ↓-1 (3) : Naruto 36 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [696.2] ::
5. ↑1 (6) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [692.6] ::
8. ↑36 (44) : Vampire Knight 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Apr 2009 [560.7] ::
9. ↔0 (9) : Rosario+Vampire 5 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Feb 2009 [556.5] ::
13. ↓-5 (8) : Bleach 26 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [535.2] ::
26. ↑1 (27) : Naruto 40 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [478.9] ::
30. ↑95 (125) : Rosario+Vampire 6 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Apr 2009 [461.6] ::
31. ↓-2 (29) : Fruits Basket 22 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [456.7] ::
32. ↑35 (67) : Naruto 41 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [451.9] ::
34. ↑2 (36) : Naruto 39 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [447.8] ::
40. ↑86 (126) : High School Debut 8 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [397.2] ::
46. ↑52 (98) : The Twelve Kingdoms (novel) 3 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [388.1] ::
56. ↑40 (96) : Naruto 44 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [362.1] ::
57. ↑65 (122) : Phoenix Wright 2 – Del Rey, Feb 2009 [361.9] ::
62. ↓-22 (40) : Otomen 1 – Viz Shojo Beat, Feb 2009 [342.6] ::
63. ↑123 (186) : Love Com 11 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [341.4] ::
70. ↑110 (180) : Wild Ones 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [333.6] ::
72. ↑167 (239) : Claymore 14 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Mar 2009 [326.9] ::
76. ↓-17 (59) : One Piece 20 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [316.8] ::
77. ↓-20 (57) : Tail of the Moon 15 – Viz Shojo Beat, Feb 2009 [315.4] ::
80. ↓-18 (62) : D. Gray-Man 12 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Feb 2009 [312.4] ::
81. ↓-11 (70) : Higurashi When They Cry 2 – Yen Press, Feb 2009 [309] ::

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Manga Midlist 500
What’s the Midlist?

1. (9) : Rosario+Vampire 5 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Feb 2009 [556.5] ::
2. (17) : Chibi Vampire 12 – Tokyopop, Jan 2009 [514.2] ::
3. (21) : Rosario+Vampire 3 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2008 [496.5] ::
4. (23) : Rosario+Vampire 2 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Aug 2008 [487.2] ::
5. (24) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [484.9] ::
6. (27) : Rosario+Vampire 4 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Dec 2008 [476.3] ::
7. (29) : Rosario+Vampire 1 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [462.6] ::
8. (30) : Rosario+Vampire 6 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Apr 2009 [461.6] ::
9. (36) : Berserk 27 – Dark Horse, Jan 2009 [424.4] ::
10. (37) : Dark Hunger – Feehan, Zid – Berkley, Oct 2007 [421.7] ::
11. (40) : High School Debut 8 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [397.2] ::
12. (41) : Fullmetal Alchemist 17 – Viz, Oct 2008 [396.6] ::
13. (43) : Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 20 – Del Rey, Jan 2009 [392.9] ::
14. (44) : Hellsing 9 – Dark Horse, Oct 2008 [392.5] ::
15. (46) : The Twelve Kingdoms (novel) 3 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [388.1] ::
16. (47) : Warriors 1 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [386.7] ::
17. (49) : Junjo Romantica 8 – Tokyopop Blu, Jan 2009 [383.1] ::
18. (51) : Warriors 2 – HC/Tokyopop, Dec 2007 [379.3] ::
19. (54) : Warriors 3 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2008 [374.1] ::
20. (57) : Phoenix Wright 2 – Del Rey, Feb 2009 [361.9] ::
21. (62) : Otomen 1 – Viz Shojo Beat, Feb 2009 [342.6] ::
22. (63) : Love Com 11 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [341.4] ::
23. (64) : Vampire Kisses 2 – HC/Tokyopop, Sep 2008 [337.7] ::
24. (70) : Wild Ones 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [333.6] ::
25. (71) : Negima! 20 – Del Rey, Dec 2008 [331.3] ::

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First day on Anime Vice. Seems like a pretty cool website. Don't have time right now.


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                                                               AMUTO4EVA0
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And boy! Just what you expect.

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I was playing around with my new camera and I took a picture of my nemesis. You can actually see the malice in his eyes.
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AN NYOUNG HA SEH YO!  CRUNCHYROLL WELCOMES MUNHWA BROADCASTING CORPORATION
(MBC) TO ITS LEADING ONLINE STREAMING PLATFORM FOR ASIAN CONTENT

Leading Online Video Distributor Finalizes Deal to Stream Highly Popular
Korean Dramas

San Francisco, California (March 16, 2009) ­ Crunchyroll, the online world¹s
#1 destination for Asian content and social networking service, announces a
strategic partnership with the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to
stream more than 30 complete Korean dramas series, of which the first will
begin streaming week of March 16, 2009.  More information can be found at
www.crunchyroll.com.

This strategic partnership will bring MBC dramas to the North American
segment of Crunchyroll¹s international platform that serves over five (5)
million unique users.  Each week more complete MBC series will be released
on the Crunchyroll platform for free ad-supported viewing.

³We would like to extend our warmest welcome to our newest content partner
MBC², states Crunchyroll Vice President Ilya Levtov. ³The Crunchyroll
audience has always been passionate about Korean dramas and it is a pleasure
to make this collection of great dramas available to our millions of users
in North America.²


About Crunchyroll
Headquartered in San Francisco, California ­ Crunchyroll is hailed as a
leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online
community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime,
drama and music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content.
Crunchyroll¹s distribution channel and partnership program delivers content
to over five million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the
premiere group Venrock.  More information can be found at its website
http://www.crunchyroll.com.

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Crunchyroll.com¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Aurora Publishing Announces Borders Exclusive for Chika Shiomi¹s Latest
Series, Queen of Ragtonia!
Torrance, CA, March 16, 2009 ‹ AURORA PUBLISHING, INC., the innovative manga
publishing company that debuted its first releases in 2007, announced a
BORDERS EXCLUSIVE  for the release of CHIKA SHIOMI¹S QUEEN OF RAGTONIA, a
chilling and provocative shojo horror/fantasy series currently running in
Japan.  Filled with suspense, adventure, drama and the emotional
rollercoaster a young princess must undergo when faced with a tragic past
and an uncertain destiny, QUEEN OF RAGTONIA makes its highly anticipated
debut in the United States.  After a string of top-selling hit titles both
in Japan and in the U.S. such as CANON, NIGHT OF THE BEASTS, and YURARA,
CHIKA SHIOMI'S QUEEN OF RAGTONIA Volume 1, rated ³T²(Teen) for ages 13 and
above, will be in BORDERS Bookstores in March 16, 2009 and will retail for
$10.95.

CHIKA SHIOMI'S QUEEN OF RAGTONIA is the noted mangaka¹s remake of a
doujinshi

(fan comic work) that she created prior to her professional debut as a manga
artist in Japan.  First appearing in the pages of Shodensha's Mugen
Anthology Gensou Collection under the Japanese title Ragtonia, the fantasy
thriller depicts the riveting story of Princess Falna.  She was the only
member of her kingdom¹s royal family to escape the ruthless Necromancer¹s
bloody attack that took the lives of her family and every one who tried to
protect her.  This turned her into a member of the Ragtonia, a person who
has had a part of their body stolen by the Necromancer. On the brink of
death, Falna is saved when she makes a pact with the spirit of a dead
soldier from her kingdom.  Joining forces with a sword-wielding giant and
possessing the magical demon-busting sword, the Igliese, she begins her
quest to kill the Necromancer, release the Ragtonia and free her country
from horror and destruction.  All the elements of drama, romance, and
adventure that made CHIKA SHIOMI an international success are masterfully
woven together in this compelling new shojo fantasy series.

³CHIKA SHIOMI¹S amazing talent appeals to both shoujo and shonen readers,
and her latest work is sure to captivate fans of all genres in North
America. We are very thrilled with the exclusive deal with Borders, for they
are the biggest supporter of manga and know how manga works very well², said
Nobuo Kitawaki, president of AURORA PUBLISHING, INC. The exclusive will be
for 4 months, and the title is going to be available at any other retailers
in August, 2009.

About Aurora Publishing, Inc.:
Located in Torrance, California, Aurora Publishing, Inc. (established 2006)
is a fully-owned subsidiary of Ohzora Publishing Co., the number one
publishing house in Japan in terms of female manga franchises and number of
manga publications for women.  Dedicated to publishing manga of the highest
artistic quality with the highest entertainment value for females of all
ages, Aurora Publishing, Inc. is focused on publishing translated Japanese
manga titles for the North American market, as well as developing American
manga for the worldwide market.  More information can be found online at:
www.aurora-publishing.com <http://www.aurora-publishing.> . ³Aurora
Publishing -Experience the Allure of Manga"
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COMIX WAVE FILMS AND CRUNCHYROLL PEEP AT LIFE

Online Media Distribution Giant to Launch Overseas Premiere of "Real Life"
Comedic Series

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (March 16, 2009) -- On the wave of a
successful partnership since Global Shinkai Day, Japanese entertainment
company, Comix Wave Films, continues a fruitful partnership with online
media distribution giant, Crunchyroll, to debut Ry?ichi Mori's comedy shorts
PEEPING LIFE to an international audience this Spring.  More information can
be found at www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com> .

"We are very excited to introduce another new and talented creator's work to
the world through Crunchyroll" states Comix Wave Films Director Kazuki
Sunami.  "Peeping Life gives fans around world a glimpse at how comedians
here make typical Japanese life situations humorous and fun."

Crunchyroll Representative Director, Vince Shortino, states "PEEPING LIFE
introduces some great MANZAI (Japanese comedic duos) that we think will be
give our fan's not only a great laugh, but a peep into Japanese life. "

PEEPING LIFE utilizes the animation technique of rotoscoping, developed and
patented by Max Fleisher, in which animators trace over live-action film
movement, frame by frame, for usage in animated films.  This technique
creates realistic fluid movements and has been used in many well known
animated and live-action projects to create a sense of realism.

Title Synopsis:

PEEPING LIFE features popular comic duos ad-libbing around sticky situations
that are not too uncommon in Japanese society.   Take a break from the
stresses of daily life, sit back and enjoy a good laugh!


About Comix Wave Films
CoMix Wave Films began in creative contracting and currently engages in
animated movie production, distribution and package sales as well as
overseas sales. We staff each step with a small number of highly skilled
people, hoping to create works that will both fully display its creators'
abilities and stand the test of time. Our mission is to work with
imaginative artists to deliver heartfelt works to the people of the world.

About Crunchyroll
Headquartered in San Francisco, California - Crunchyroll is hailed as a
leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online
community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime,
drama, music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content.
Crunchyroll's distribution channel and partnership program delivers content
to over five million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the
premiere group Venrock.  More information can be found at its website
http://www.crunchyroll.com.
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 ChibiSan, is the woman who I portray. :]

So, if you've got her on your friends list, then add?

                       :D

Love Always,

 Chassy
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BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCES SPECIAL STREET FIGHTER EPISODE OF “MANGA MINUTES”

 

New Episode Coincides With Debut Of Capcom’s Street Fighter IV Video Game And Spotlights Related Manga And Anime On Popular Manga.com Web Site

 

Burbank, Calif. and New York, NY, March 16, 2009 – Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, has produced a special new episode of “Manga Minutes” focusing on the popular Street Fighter video game, manga, and anime properties. Video game manufacturer Capcom recently released the highly anticipated Street Fighter IV, the next iteration of the genre-establishing fighting game series. This marks the first new video game entry announced for the property in nearly eight years, following the acclaimed Street Fighter III Third Strike. The Street Fighter episode is available at: www.manga.com/channels/manga-.

 

“Manga Minutes” is a fun, new web-based series that complements Manga Entertainment’s destination site, Manga.com.  “Manga Minutes,” which has been nominated for a 2009 Webby Award, features a unique blend of video, product-related information and other editorial content and offers fans a customized way to experience a wide range of manga and anime. “Manga Minutes” is hosted by Yoko and Rogue, a duo of lively, animated hosts and showcases reviews of anime, manga, and video games from a variety of publishers. Manga.Com is the official site of Manga Entertainment, a leading publisher of anime titles such as Ghost in the Shell, Astro Boy, Ninja Scroll, Blood: The Last Vampire, and many more.


Street Fighter revolutionized the fighting genre and created a global legacy since its debut over 20 years ago.
Street Fighter started a phenomenon in arcades in 1987 and went on to spawn several successful sequels that continue to be played. The massive popularity of the game further inspired a feature-length anime film, a live-action movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme, a manga series, and an array of trading cards and other collectables. 

 

“The massive international fan base for Street Fighter epitomizes the synergy between video games, anime, manga and film and the special feature on Manga Minutes gives a fun and informative look at how this unique game has impacted all these genres,” says Grant Luke, Capcom Sr. Product Marketing Manager.

 

“Licensed content from throughout the “Street Fighter” franchise has been amongst of the most successful in the broader Manga Entertainment library of content,” said David Katz, Executive Director, Digital Media for Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment. “We celebrate the release of Capcom’s ‘Street Fighter IV’ with this special ‘Manga Minutes,’ as well as special promotions we have on Facebook (“Street Fighter” wallpaper), YouTube (Street Fighter playlist on Manga Entertainment’s YouTube channel), and more at Manga.com.”

 

Street Fighter IV is the latest in the wildly popular franchise and promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the fast-paced action of virtual martial arts. Capcom brings 25 fighters, including the return of the original 12 World Warriors, Ryu, Chun-Li, and more. The characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D computer graphics (CG), while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Mixing tried-and-true classic moves and techniques with all-new game play systems, Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to eager fans around the world.

 

Street Fighter has captivated millions of players around the world for more than two decades and the enduring popularity of the related anime and manga have prepped nearly two generations of fans for the debut of Street Fighter IV,” says Eric P. Sherman, President of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. “With plenty in store for the new game and lots of other related genres to explore there is plenty to get excited about in this latest Manga Minutes episode!”

 

 

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world-renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at
www.capcom.com.

 

About Manga Entertainment

Manga Entertainment Ltd. is an entertainment company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, television, Internet, DVD and home video release worldwide.  The Manga film library is marketed and distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment.  The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London and Tokyo.  Manga Entertainment is a division of Starz Media LLC (www.starzmedia.com), a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

 

About Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc.

Headquartered in Burbank, California, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. is a leading and award winning full service audio post production studio working in the fields of feature films, television, electronic entertainment, anime and direct to home entertainment projects. Founded in 1993, Bang Zoom! Entertainment maintains operations in the U.S. with three buildings, six recording/mixing stages and a staff of just under 200 actors, writers, directors and technicians. Bang Zoom! Entertainment is committed to carrying out innovative projects that contribute to the promotion of global cultural awareness. More information about Bang Zoom! Entertainment and its products can be found on the company’s web site, which is located at www.bangzoomentertainment.com.

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