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!”
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.
These are some funy videos ive managed to find i know they prolly belong in comicvine but i thought they were to funny to leave on just one site so laugh, enjoy and post, you folks better make posts or I swear I will hunt you down...one by one...
you folks better make posts or I swear I will hunt you down....on by one....
New Posterzine to
Feature Exciting Action And Main Character Shots From Upcoming Live-Action
San Francisco, CA,
March 13, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one
of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive
publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the upcoming
release of a special SHONEN JUMP DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION posterzine, based
on the upcoming live-action film from 20 Century Fox starring
Justin Chatwin as Goku, Emmy Rossum as Bulma, Jamie Chung as Chi Chi,
and Chow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi. Dragonball: Evolution opens
nationwide on April 8 and is inspired by Akira Toriyama’s
smash hit DRAGON BALL manga (graphic novel) series, also published domestically
by VIZ Media and featured in SHONEN JUMP magazine.
The new SHONEN JUMP
DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION posterzine celebrates the upcoming live-action
adventure feature film Dragonball: Evolution.
Both the movie, directed by James Wong, and the DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION
posterzine, published by VIZ Media, bring to life the action and the
characters from the eagerly awaited film. Look for the posterzine on
newsstands wherever SHONEN JUMP magazine is sold and online at store.viz.com
beginning March 31st The SHONEN JUMP DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION
posterzine carries an MSRP of $9.99 and is rated T for Teens.
The posterzine features 11 full-color posters that fold out to 16”
x 22” and depict a variety of vivid action shots and all the film’s
“We're very excited
to announce our first live-action Hollywood posterzine product to support
the highly anticipated release of the Dragonball: Evolution movie,”
says Christopher Boily, VIZ Media Sr. Director, Newsstand. “It's great
to see our hugely popular DRAGON BALL manga get the full Hollywood treatment
for the big screen – and the high quality glossy images will help
bring everyone’s favorite characters to life and offer a fun way for
fans to pay homage to this incredible new movie.”
the live-action feature film (rated PG) centers on a team of warriors,
each of whom possess special abilities. Together, they protect Earth
from a force bent on dominating the universe by controlling the mystical
objects from which the film takes its name.
Dragonball: Evolution features Justin Chatwin as Goku, Emmy Rossum
as Bulma, Jamie Chung as Chi Chi, and Chow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi.
Dragonball: Evolution the movie is based on the popular Japanese
manga series created by Akira Toriyama (also published in North America
by VIZ Media). For more information on the DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION books,
or DRAGON BALL manga series please visit www.viz.com.
DRAGON BALL has become
a global pop culture and entertainment phenomenon that has generated
more than $3 billion in worldwide sales of a vast array of products
including manga, DVDs, video games, toys, apparel and other collectibles.
Over 1.6 million copies of the manga series have been sold in North
America to date, while the animated counterpart remains the most successful
domestic anime series ever with over 500 episodes and 17 animated movies
broadcast or released on DVD to date. Over 30 DRAGON BALL video game
titles are also available for the PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 platforms,
and have sold a total of more than 11 million units worldwide.
About VIZ Media, LLCHeadquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com.
JapanFiles.com simultaneous digital release of Morning Musume's new album "PLATINUM 9 DISC"
March 13, 2009 - JapanFiles.com will release Morning Musume's new album "PLATINUM 9 DISC" for digital download on March 18, 2009, the same day as the Japanese release.
The album will be available at 320 kbps for under $10.00.
2. Resonant blue
3. Ame no furanai hoshide wa aisenai darou
4. Take off is now!
5. Naichau kamo
6. Watashi no miryoku ni kidukanai donkanna hito
7. Gurguru JUMP
9. Jounetsu no kiss wo hitotsu
10. It's You
11. Onna ni sachi are
12. Kataomoi no owari ni
13. Kanashimi twilight
Morning Musume will perform at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA, held July 2 - 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Anime Expo Official Website: http://www.anime-expo.org
Morning Musume on JapanFiles.com - http://www.japanfiles.com/
Morning Musume official website - http://www.helloproject.com/
March 13, 2009 - JapanFiles.com has begun the conversion of its digital tracks to 320 kbps.
In July 2004, JapanFiles.com started the first digital download service focusing exclusively on Japanese music. JapanFiles.com downloads have always been DRM-free, with all royalties paid directly to artist management in Japan. Until 2008, tracks were available at 192 kbps.
As of January 1, 2009, all new releases on the JapanFiles.com website have been encoded at 320 kbps. In addition, the company has begun the process of retro-fitting their entire catalog to the higher bit rate, including girugamesh, Dazzle Vision, Hangry & Angry, ketchup mania, Head Phones President, Sweet Vacation, BESPA KUMAMERO, and Swinging Popsicle.
JapanFiles.com will allow users to upgrade their music and re-download previously purchased albums and singles for no charge.
More information about the conversion, including upgrade instructions, can be found at: