CPM First Anime Company to go Mobile

Jun 7th 2004

For Immediate Release:

CENTRAL PARK MEDIA THE FIRST ANIME COMPANY TO GO MOBILE

New York, NY (June 7, 2004) – Central Park Media, a leading supplier of anime and manga since 1990, and Zingy, the leading mobile media company in the Americas, have teamed up to add some sass and pizzazz to millions of mobile phone screens across the country. Mobile phone users can visit http://www.zingy.com/itemSearch.php?kind=ia&discr=theme&tIndex=1048576 to download dozens of images from some of the very best anime series released by Central Park Media. Anime wallpaper downloads are available until April 2005 and include: Project A-Ko, Alien Nine, Animation Runner Kuromi, DNA2, Legend of Himiko, Maze, Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, and The World of Narue.

"We are proud to be the first American anime publisher to start distribution via cell phone technology," said CPM Marketing Manager Shigeki Morii. "Zingy has a wonderful consumer base closely matching the demographics of our current anime and manga fans."

Project A-Ko: A-ko is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl with superhuman powers. She battles
B-ko (her evil nemesis) daily over C-ko, the cute blonde airhead whom they both adore.
" The most famous schoolgirl ever to grace anime." – Anime FX

Alien Nine: Yuri is totally bummed. She just started 6th grade and has been elected to capture the aliens that are constantly invading the school. "Funny, shocking, and totally unique" – Anime Insider

Animation Runner Kuromi: Ever wonder what it would be like to work for an animation studio? Kuromi just landed her dream job at the famous Studio Petit, and boy is she in for a rude awakening! "It's a blend of comedy, satire, and quirky fun that hit me the right way. " – The Anime Review.com

DNA2: Junta has a problem: he's deathly allergic to girls! All this changes when a beautiful woman arrives from the future and transforms him into the super-suave Mega-Playboy.
" Solid romantic comedy" – Gamepro.com

Legend of Himiko: In a world where the dead walk, and good and evil exist as palpable forces. The undead march against the cities of light, to capture the sacred fire that is the source of their power. Only one hope remains, a young girl named Himiko. " I more than recommend Legend of Himiko. " – DVDAuthority.com

Maze: Maze finds herself in a zany fantasy world, surrounded by evildoers and baby-sitting a spoiled princess. Luckily, she's developed superpowers to help her cope! But the powers come with a strange side effect, every night Maze transforms into a love-crazed man. " Maze is a very enjoyable fantasy romp." – Anime Dream.com

Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer: In the post-apocalyptic future, the Belnar Institute is the training arena of the new superhuman youth. Of the students, Isato Kaiza is destined to be the most powerful fighter who ever lived. "A masterpiece" – AnimeonDVD.com

The World of Narue: Narue is an adorable schoolgirl with a secret. She's really an alien with powers right out of a sci-fi comic book. " Sci-fi love comedy for the masses." – Newtype USA Magazine

About Zingy:
Zingy, Inc. is the leading mobile media company in the Americas. The company develops, aggregates, promotes and distributes mobile content direct to consumers through Zingy.com and through a network of media companies and mobile operator partnerships. Zingy offers ringtones, wallpapers, mobile games, MMS, horoscopes, alerts, and SMS voting. The company delivers its content to or powers the wireless media offerings of most of the major North American operators including AT&T Wireless, Boost Mobile, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint PCS and Telcel. The company also has distribution partnerships with top media companies and web portals such as AOL, Microsoft's MSN and MTV. Through Zingy.com alone, the company has a user base currently in excess of 2 million registered users.

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. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as 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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