Kakurenbo on Adult Swim

Oct 5th 2005
New York, NY (October 5, 2005) - Central Park Media is proud to announce its award-winning CG sci-fi horror anime Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek is to be broadcast just in time for Halloween on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. An Adult Swim Halloween special and the Kakurenbo worldwide network television premiere, CPM's Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek will air at midnight on October 29th between episodes of Adult Swim favorites Fullmetal Alchemist and Samurai Champloo.

"Kakurenbo is an amazing, frightening, beautiful animation," said Newton Grant, Business Development Manager at Central Park Media. "And for Adult Swim to air the gritty, gothic story in time for Halloween, we couldn't be happier."

Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek is the first film by the new animation studio YAMATOWORKS, an independent computer graphics production house founded by Syuhei Morita, a veteran of the prolific Studio 4c (The Animatrix, Steamboy). Morita left Studio 4c to found YAMATOWORKS to create CG productions with the look and feel of a traditional 2D animation. Despite Kakurenbo being YAMATOWORKS's first project, Kakurenbo attracted some of the biggest voice acting talent on both sides of the Pacific – its cast led by Junko Takeuchi (Naruto) in Japan and Michael Sinterniklaas (Alien 9, Fullmetal Alchemist) in North America.

Screened at more than twenty of the most-prestigious film festivals around the world including the Tokyo Anime Fair, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, and Fantasia International Film Festival, Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek has won awards including Best Short Film at Fantasia and the Exemplary Production Award at the Tokyo Anime Fair. Preview showings at Anime Expo, Comic-Con, and Otakon this past summer have been standing room only, and Kakurenbo continually receives critical acclaim. Play Magazine, a leading anime and gaming periodical, recently called Kakurenbo as timeless as it is beautiful." Anime on DVD, one of the most-visited anime websites, said Kakurenbo is "Haunting. Beautiful. Tragic. Brilliant."

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