AAA Exclusive Distributor for Tofu

Sep 28th 2005
AAA Anime Enters Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Leading

Japanese ‘JPOP/JROCK’ Music Label, Tofu Records

Los Angeles, CA – September 28th, 2005 – AAA Anime, Inc., one of the largest distributor of Japanese animation, manga, and related merchandise in North America has announced today an exclusive hobby and specialty retail market distribution arrangement with leading Japanese ‘JPOP/JROCK’ music record company, Tofu Records. Effective beginning September 29th, 2005, AAA Anime will assume administration over all of Tofu Records retailers accounts and distribution services to the anime and specialty market in a move that will significantly increase both the awareness and availability of ‘JPOP’ and ‘JROCK’ music in North America.

Tofu Records is the leading music label for Japanese (‘JPOP’ and ‘JROCK’) music in North America., Tofu Records represents well known Japanese Platinum recording artists and bands such as L'Arc~en~Ciel, T.M. Revolution, Nami Tamaki, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, and POLYISCS. Tracks from these best selling artists are prominently featured in some of today's hottest anime properties on television including Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Naruto, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

“Anime and Manga have both become very significant representations of Japanese pop culture in North America and we're very excited to be able to increase the availability of JPOP and JROCK to the American audiences. Tofu Records has done a tremendous job and we are honored to represent such a recognized global brand,” states Richard Tong, CEO of AAA Anime, Inc.

The distribution arrangement between AAA Anime and Tofu Records will allow Tofu Records to concentrate on their stable of bands and label promotions in order to increase the visibility of Japanese music in the American market. More Japanese bands are slated to be introduced next year by Tofu Records.

Several exclusive promotions will be offered to retailers of AAA Anime including concert ticket giveaways, promotional merchandise, autographed CD's and Posters, availability of in-store appearances and signings, and more.

Tofurecords.com will continue selling products to direct customers until the end of the year. Art for these products are available at www.tofurecords.com and also at www.aaaanime.com .

Retailers interested in Japanese music products should contact sales by phone at 1-877-MYANIME, or by e-mail at [email protected]

Tofu Records, established in Santa Monica, California, is the first record company dedicated to JPOP/JROCK in the US. "Tofu" carries two meanings, the more obvious one being "bean curd." The second meaning comes from the kanji "to" meaning "east" and "fu" meaning "wind." Put together, "Tofu" comes to mean the "Wind from the East." Tofu Records aims to provide JPOP/JROCK at affordable prices to those who live outside of Japan. For more information, please visit www.tofurecords.com.

AAA Anime Inc. is a multi-faceted source for Japanese anime related goods. Established in 1998, AAA Anime strives to accommodate the growing anime needs of specialty retailers globally. AAA Anime offers customers a one stop shop distribution fulfillment house for a vast array of Japanese anime related products including DVD home video, manga, artbooks, accessories, toys, statues, merchandise, CD soundtracks, and character goods. Instant orders, competitive fill rates, diligent packaging procedures, and remarkably knowledgeable sales staff. Retail orders placed via website at aaaanime.com are subject to same day order processing with an order turnaround rate of same day or next day. For more information, please visit www.aaaanime.com.

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