Blue Gender Trivia Promotion

Sep 26th 2003
Win One of Five Animation Cels From the Hot Sci-Fi Anime Blue Gender

FORT WORTH, TX -- September 26, 2003 -- FUNimation Productions, LTD. is celebrating the September 30th release of the Blue Gender Box Set by giving fans the opportunity to own a piece of the show. Five animation cels from the series are being given away as prizes in a trivia promotion.

By answering five trivia questions about the show, fans are entered to win one of five animation cels used in the production of the show. All five animation cels come complete with multiple matching sketches. These cels have been professionally graded and are valued at $250 each.

The Blue Gender series is a very popular sci-fi anime series. Play Magazine describes it as "an addiction, one that is candy-coated with excellent character development and brushed with the venomous tang of suspense." Blue Gender has recently gained more fans with its airings on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

The Blue Gender Box Set is reason enough to celebrate, but FUNimation would like to give fans the chance to win these unique pieces of the show. Highlights of the Blue Gender Box Set include:

· A Stunning Foil Collector's Box
· 8 Volumes
· 26 Episodes
· Over 9 Hours of Gripping Sci-Fi Action
· Commentary by Voice Director and Main Actors
· Includes Individually Signed Authentic Autographed Poster
· DVD Extras from Japanese Release

The complete 26 episode series of Blue Gender will retail for $119.00 and will be available at specialty retailers nationwide and at Zstore.com on September 30, 2003.

To enter the trivia promotion and to view the cels, go to http://www.bluegender.com/cels.html.
Fans have till October 31, 2003 to enter.

About Blue Gender
Imagine waking up after two decades of sleep to a world that is more terrifying than your worst nightmare. That is what happened to Yuji Kaido. He finds out that Earth is has been taken over by a life form named the Blue. Mankind has retreated to a space station called Second Earth and are embarking on a battle to take back their planet. To learn more about Blue Gender go to www.bluegender.com.

About FUNimation Productions, LTD.
Focusing on providing the best in high-quality entertainment properties, FUNimation Productions, LTD., is a full-service brand management company with in-house production, licensing, Internet, marketing, and home video sales and distribution divisions. In addition to Blue Gender(tm), FUNimation also produces Dragon Ball Z(r) and Dragon Ball(r), both mega-hits airing on Cartoon Network; Dragon Ball GT(r), the highly anticipated sequel to Dragon Ball Z that is coming to Cartoon Network in November 2003; Yū Yū Hakusho(r), one of the top anime of all times seen by millions on Cartoon Network; movies for Lupin the 3rd(tm), one of the longest running anime classics; Fruits Basket(tm), based on the top-selling comic book in Japan; recently announced mega-hit Detective Conan; and fan favorites like Kiddy Grade, Tenchi Muyo GXP and Sakura Taisen. For more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627 x 251 or jeff.dronen@funimation.com.

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