Geneon Soundtracks: October Announcements

Sep 2nd 2004

GENEON ENTERTAINMENT SET TO RELEASE MOST SOUGHT AFTER SOUNDTRACKS TO THREE POPULAR ANIME SERIES

Texhnolyze 2, Abenobashi, Love Hina Hinata Girls

First Time Available Domestically October 5, 2004

LONG BEACH, CA Geneon Entertainment turns up the volume with the next batch of soundtrack companions to three of the most popular anime series when Texhnolyze Original Soundtrack 2 - The Man of Men, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Original Soundtrack Abenobashi Magical Music Mansion and Love Hina Hinata Girls Song Best debut on October 5, 2004. Ranging from synthetic ambient jazz to whimsical electronic pop to dark dramatic overtures, the audio world of anime continue to provide a perfect narrative to the art. Each disc features original music, a full-color CD insert booklet as well as lyrics and credits translated into English, and a list price of $14.98. Pre-order is August 31, 2004.

Geneon Entertainment is one of the leaders in importing Japanese pop culture to North America, adding these titles to more than 45 original anime soundtracks now available. The library of soundtracks feature work from fan-favorite composers such as Shiro Sagisu (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia, KI・ME・RA), and vocalists Megumi Hayashibara who leads with ³In Your Heart² on the Abenobashi OST and J-Pop artist Yoko Ishida. Texhnolyze Original Soundtrack 2 - The Man of Men Featuring music by the anime industry¹s most renowned composers, Keishi Urata and Hajime Mizoguchi, Texhnolyze Original Soundtrack 2 is an eclectic mix of hauntingly beautiful, rapidly-paced and brooding instrumentals the perfect companion to the dystopian world of the highly praised anime series, Texhnolyze. Comprised of 18 tracks, the soundtrack includes the vocal track, ³Walking Through The Empty Age,² sung in English by fan-favorite performer Yoko Ishida (Ai Yori Aoshi, Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~, Sugar). Additionally, the Texhnolyze world can be accessed through the website, www.texhnolyzedvd.com. Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Original Soundtrack Abenobashi Magical Music Mansion A whimsical compilation of 26 colorful tracks composed by Shiro Sagisu (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia, KI・ME・RA) ranging from techno-pop to an assortment of jazz to Dixieland, the Abenobashi OST captures the wild and zany world of the Magical Shopping Arcade. Including two vocal songs, ³Treat or Goblins² and ³In Your Heart,² sung by popular voice actress/singer Megumi Hayashibara (Evangelion, Love Hina, Cowboy Bebop), this is the first time the Abenobashi OST has been made available in the US.

Love Hina Hinata Girls Song Best Based on the fan-favorite anime DVD series Love Hina from Bandai Entertainment and the best-selling graphic novels from TOKYOPOP, this 14-track disc features songs performed by Yui Horie (Fruits Basket) and Megumi Hayashibara (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi). Fans of the anime romance comedy series are in for a singing treat as all the gals of Hinata Inn take center stage with their own original character-based songs.

GENEON ENTERTAINMENT (USA) INC. (www.Geneon-Ent.com) is a full-service producer and distributor of entertainment content including film, music, animation and television shows on VHS, DVD and CD. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Geneon Entertainment¹s parent company is Tokyo-based advertising giant Dentsu Inc.

Dentsu Inc., founded in 1901, is the largest advertising agency brand and the fifth largest marketing and communications organization in the world. Based in Tokyo, Dentsu offers national, multinational and global clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its unique "Total Communications Services" approach. Dentsu has pioneered and set global standards for integrated communications, which in latter years have been adopted by a number of major international networks. The group has more than 6,000 clients and 14,447 full-time employees in both Japan and in its offices overseas. Consolidated billings (net sales) for fiscal term 02/03 were recorded at ¥1,692.9 billion. Dentsu is publicly quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.




Street Date: 10/5/2004
Label: Geneon Entertainment
SRP: $14.98 CD
Order Date: 8/31/2004

www.GeneonAnimeMusic.com

Title: Approx Run Time: Catalog Number:

Texhnolyze Original Soundtrack 2 - The Man of Men 61 Minutes 52492
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Original Soundtrack Abenobashi Magical Music Mansion 60 Minutes 52462
Love Hina Hinata Girls Song Best 58 Minutes 52472


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