Geneon and Nightjar Announce New Sites and Content Designed for PSP

Aug 25th 2005
GENEON ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTJAR, LLC. ANNOUNCE NEW INTERNET SITES AND CONTENT SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR PLAYSTATION PORTABLE?

Trailers, Wallpapers And More Are Accessible
Via Second Generation Update to Handheld Devices

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Following the triumphant debut of their most popular anime titles on the UMD? format, Geneon Entertainment signals its ongoing commitment to consumer technology with the announcement of an all-new PSP? dedicated site, a portal designed by Nightjar, LLC to allow owners of the PlayStation Portable? to access multimedia content directly over any wi-fi network. Supporting Sony's release of the second generation PSP? firmware that is introducing Internet capability for the handheld device, Geneon has developed a PSP? dedicated version of their own anime homepage… one of the first official sites designed strictly for handheld browsing. The Geneon Entertainment PSP? dedicated site can be found at http://www.geneonanimation.com.

Customized for the PlayStation Portable?'s small screen size and lack of conventional keyboard, the PSP? dedicated site will have entirely different formatting and navigation requirements and capabilities than a standard website. Geneon's PSP? dedicated site will be graphic-oriented and will feature navigation shortcuts easily compatible with the PSP?'s controls. Users can download wallpapers and trailers from Geneon's hottest anime titles, as well as virtual anime trading cards, which will rotate availability and which can be swapped between PSP? devices.

“The success of our anime titles on the UMD? format has proven that our fan-base has extended into the portable community,” said Yosuke Kobayashi, President/CEO,
Geneon Entertainment. “We are excited to be able to be the first to provide dedicated fans with even more comprehensive handheld anime content.”

Among the first of Geneon Entertainment's anime titles to be featured on the new PSP? dedicated site is Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, a lush retelling of the classic tale of revenge by Alexandre Dumas. Geneon's first day-and-date DVD and UMD? debut – with both formats available on October 25th – Gankutsuou:
The Count of Monte Cristo features exquisite animation and thrilling episodic storylines perfectly suited to the PSP?. Other anime titles also available on UMD? from
Geneon Entertainment are Appleseed, Samurai Champloo, Gungrave, and Hellsing.



About Geneon Entertainment


A leading supplier of Japanese animation in North America, GENEON ENTERTAINMENT (USA) INC. (www.geneonanimation.com) is a full-service producer and distributor of entertainment content including film, music, animation and television shows on DVD and CD. Continually introducing new and classic anime and live-action programming, as well as anime CD soundtracks, the company also serves as a creative partner to many of Japan's top anime production companies. Additionally, Geneon Entertainment distributes critically acclaimed musical performances on DVD and CD from renowned artists. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Geneon Entertainment's 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. Consolidated revenues for fiscal term 03/04 were recorded at $16.1 billion. Dentsu is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

About Nightjar Productions

Nightjar, LLC is an innovative, full-service multimedia company based in Los Angeles providing solutions for DVD, DVD-Audio, UMD and the web, both for entertainment releases and commercial advertising. As a Blu-Ray Disc Association member, Nightjar is looking forward to the next generation of HD video production and design, building on their existing studios equipped with the highest resolution digital surround sound production capabilities.

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