CPM Makes Classics Affordable

Jun 14th 2005
Central Park Media Makes Buying Its Must-Have Anime Classics Affordable for Everyone At Just $9.95 SRP Each!


New York, NY (June 14, 2005) – Central Park Media announced that in August, it will re-price and re-release various titles from its collection of classic mainstream anime programs at the incredibly low price of only $9.95 SRP. Set to be re-released are a collection of titles from the popular Project A-Ko series, which features "The most famous schoolgirl ever to grace anime" -Anime FX, as well as titles from the renowned supernatural thriller, Descendents of Darkness. Box sets for each of the two series will also be re-priced and re-released in August; the Project A-Ko Collector's Series Edition will be available at a new, low $29.95 SRP and the Descendents of Darkness DVD Collection will be $39.95 SRP. In addition to these exciting titles, CPM will also re-release Hyper Speed GranDoll and Animation Runner Kuromi, both for only $9.95 SRP as well!

All DVDs will have audio tracks in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. All titles will have a pre-order date of July 26, 2005 and a street date of August 23, 2005.

Hyper Speed GranDoll
Mad science runs in her family, but Hikaru has always been an ordinary girl. It's a dream come true when she discovers that she's really a super-powered alien! With her hyper-speed battle mecha, the Grandoll Armor, she is humanity's last hope against a hideous alien invasion!
Running time: 90 minutes
Genre: Action Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752393
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23932-6


Project A-Ko Collector's Series Edition
A-ko enjoys the life of an ordinary schoolgirl--along with incredible superhuman strength! But her high school rival, B-ko, is not content to live in the shadows any longer. A-ko's superpowers and good fashion sense may not be a match for B-ko's MEGA-POWERED FIGHTING ROBOTS OF DOOM!

Includes Project A-Ko Soundtrack CD as a bonus. DVD Features include Yuji Moriyama Commentary & Interview, Digitally Remastered Video, Comic to Film Comparison, Music Videos, Behind the Scenes from Japan, Fan Art Contest, Restoration (Video Featurette), English & Japanese with English Subtitles, Trailers & TV Spots and DVD-ROM features.
Running time: 86 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752185
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-21852-9


Project A-Ko: Uncivil Wars
A-ko and B-ko are bounty hunters in an untamed world. When a young heiress, C-ko, falls out of the sky and into their hair, they find themselves battling space pirates and galactic police for custody.
Contains: Versus Battle 1: Grey Side and Versus Battle 2: Blue Side.

DVD Features include Japanese Trailer, Meet the Cast, Art Gallery, Production Credits, Chapter Stops, Sneak Peeks, Interactive Menus, English & Japanese with English Subtitles and DVD-ROM features.
Running time: 104 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752072
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-20722-6


Project A-Ko: Love & Robots
Isn't it tragic how space aliens, giant robots, and hostile occult takeovers get in the way of what's really important? Meet Graviton High's super-powered schoolgirl, A-ko. She has to fight the evil girl genius, B-ko, for the friendship of the cute 'n cuddly C-ko, and make the world safe for after-school activities! Is it any wonder she can never wake up on time?
Contains: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group, Cinderella Rhapsody, and Final.

DVD Features include Japanese Trailer, Meet the Cast, Art Gallery, Production Credits, Chapter Stops, Sneak Peeks, Interactive Menus, English & Japanese with English Subtitles and DVD-ROM features.
Running time: 180 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752054
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-20542-0


Project A-Ko DVD Collection
Take an alien invasion, a high school catfight, a missing space princess and plenty of explosives. You'll wind up with some of the funniest films ever made! Contains: Project A-Ko, Project A-Ko Soundtrack, Project A-Ko: Love & Robots, Project A-Ko: Uncivil Wars.

DVD Features include Japanese Trailer, Meet the Cast, Art Gallery, Production Credits, Chapter Stops, Sneak Peeks, Interactive Menus, English & Japanese with English Subtitles and DVD-ROM features.
Running time: 370 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752073
SRP: $29.95
UPC: 7-19987-20732-5


Descendants of Darkness: Vampire's Lure
A vampire is on the loose, and it's up to dashing supernatural detective Tsuzuki to stop her! The Ministry has sent him a new partner, a volatile young man with a mysterious past. Together, they're on the most dangerous mission of their afterlives!
Contains episodes 1-3.

DVD Features: About the Comic, Character Profiles, Art & Sketch Gallery, Descendants of Darkness Trailers, Languages: English & Japanese with English Subtitles and DVD-ROM features.
Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752216
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22162-8

Descendants of Darkness: Devil's Song
A musician inherits a haunted violin, and his skills increase to superhuman levels! Detective Tsuzuki is called to investigate, but before he can vanquish the demon, he himself is possessed. Now, it's up to his brash young partner to solve the mystery and save him.
Contains episodes 4-6.

DVD Features include Music Video, Art & Sketch Gallery, Character Profiles, Trailers, DVD Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles and DVD-ROM Features.
Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752217
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22172-7


Descendants of Darkness: Tarot Curse
A killer stalks a ghost ship, and it's up to dashing supernatural detective Tsuzuki to stop him!
Contains episodes 7-9.

DVD Features include Virtual Tarot Card Reading, Fun Facts Video, DVD Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features.
Running time: 75 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752218
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22182-6


Descendants of Darkness: Demon's Reckoning
A mad scientist stalks Tsuzuki, seeking to cage him and clone his supernatural powers. Trapped in the diabolical doctor's laboratory, Tsuzuki comes face to face with his oldest enemy, a vengeful immortal who has hunted him throughout his afterlife.
Contains episodes 10-13.

DVD Features include Art Gallery, Character Profiles, The Legend of Suzaku Synopsis, Descendants of Darkness Trailers, DVD Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 100 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752219
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-22192-5

Descendants of Darkness DVD Collection
Evil walks the earth, and only supernatural detective Tsuzuki can stop it!
Contains episodes 1-13.

DVD Features include Art & Sketch Gallery, Character Profiles, Music Video, Fun Facts Video, Virtual Tarot Card Reading, Trailers, Previews, Languages: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 325 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Supernatural
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752220
SRP: $39.95
UPC: 7-19987-22202-1


Animation Runner Kuromi Collector's Series Edition
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! The new head of the ultimate team of slackers, it's up to her to finish "Time Journeys Episode 2," or fans everywhere will be let down! Will Kuromi's love of cartoons clean up this horrible mess...or make an even bigger one?

From the director of Fruits Basket, Now and Then, Here and There, and Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl.
DVD Features include Director Commentary Track, Interview with Director Akitaroh Daichi, Alternate Angle Storyboard Feature (view entire program in storyboard form), Interview with U.S. Voice Actor Lisa Ortiz, Art & Sketch Gallery, Trailers, Director's Diary, The Animation Process - A Mini-Documentary, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, Extensive DVD-ROM Features.
Running time: 80 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752334
SRP: $9.95
UPC: 7-19987-23342-3


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.

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