Armored Trooper Votoms on Sputnik 7

Mar 23rd 2004
CENTRAL PARK MEDIA'S MECHA CLASSIC ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS TAKES CENTER STAGE ON SPUTNIK7
On-demand broadcast of first six episodes to start April 7, 2004.

New York, NY (March 23, 2004) – Central Park Media and sputnik7 combine efforts to bring director Ryosuke Takahashi's Armored Trooper Votoms to the World Wide Web. This groundbreaking series mixes blazing mecha action with intergalactic intrigue and peril. Fans can log on to www.sputnik7.com on Wednesday, April 7th to catch this acclaimed and influential anime series which continues to cause a stir twenty years after its initial Japanese broadcast.

"Anime has grown from a niche phenomenon into a national trend and sputnik7 has been at the forefront of this explosion," says James Berry, VP of sputnik7.com. Not only are we committed to bringing the best anime to our fans free of charge, but our partnership with Central Park Media enables a promotional vehicle for Anime Distribution companies, thereby increasing awareness and sales for DVD, VHS, and other ancillary merchandise."

The first six episodes of this series will be airing on sputnik7 for a limited time only. All six 30-minute episodes will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The following is sputnik7's availability and viewing schedule for Armored Trooper Votoms:

Episode(s) Airing Date
1 April 7, 2004 – April 20, 2004
1 and 2 April 21, 2004 – May 4, 2004
2 and 3 May 5, 2004 – May 18, 2004
3 and 4 May 19, 2004 – June 1, 2004
4 and 5 June 2, 2004 – June 15, 2004
5 and 6 June 16, 2004 – June 29, 2004

Votoms is certainly a major event for American fandom…episodes demonstrate an appealing grittiness that's a rare find in most animated science fiction.”-Animerica

Votoms is probably one of the most realistic war stories in anime and is the proof of Takahashi's fantastic talent in the field.” -Protoculture Addicts

About sputnik7
Credited as the world's first real-time audio/video online entertainment experience, sputnik7 showcases a sophisticated mix of independent entertainment programming via interactive music and video stations, film, Japanese anime and videos on-demand. sputnik7 and RES Media Group, producers of RES Magazine and RESFEST, share a strategic film content partnership that solidifies a commitment to emerging talent and digital culture by expanding both online and offline distribution services to filmmakers. sputnik7 is the proud recipient of the 2001 Webby Award for Best Music Site.

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U.S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. In addition, the company also distributes a broad array of live action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM's electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm.

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