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posted on 2000-02-06 00:00 EST
Pokémon #1 Sells 1 Million Copies, ADV Films And The Right Stuf Strike Distribution Deal, DVD Briefs

Pokémon #1 Sales Over 1 Million Copies
After 16 printings, Viz Comic's release of Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu #1, has surpassed one million copies printed, placing it in such exlusive American comics company as Superman #75, Spawn #1 and others. Total sales for all reprints and distribution for Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu #1 are now at 1,001,000 copies, outselling any other single comic released since 1993. Combined with Viz Comic's other Pokémon issues currently in print, over 7.25 million Pokémon comics have been printed since Nov. 1998. According to Viz, The Electric Tale of Pikachu #2-4 sold an average of 950,000 copies each. Pokémon: Pikachu Shocks Back #1-4 has sold an average of 680,000 copies each.

ADV Films And The Right Stuf Strike Distribution Deal
U.S. Anime licensing giant, ADV Films announced on Thursday, a distribution deal for the entire catalog of films for The Right Stuf International Inc. Among the The Right Stuf Inc.'s licenses are Osamu Tezukas's Kimba the White Lion, Studio Gainax's Kareshi No Kanajo No Jijou, and The Irresponsible Captain Tylor.

Anime DVD Briefs
Bandai Entertainment has announced it's Gundam Wing: Operation 1 DVD is currently scheduled for release on May 16th.
The following scheduled dates exist for these Bandai Entertainment DVD releases:
Haunted Junction DVD Box Set - 5/02/2000
Cowboy Bebop Vol. 2 DVD - 5/02/2000

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