AN Entertainment Schedules First Haré+Guu DVD Release

Oct 6th 2005
HARÉ+GUU DVD VOLUME ONE AVAILABLE DECEMBER 27TH

October 6, 2005

Prepare to go ape when AN Entertainment unleashes the first HARÉ+GUU DVD on December 27, 2005. This highly anticipated anime comedy is more fun than a barrel of monkeys and is one of the most often and eagerly demanded anime imports ever among North American anime fans. The combined expertise of AN Entertainment, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, and FUNimation® Entertainment will ensure that this outlandish and frantically funny show about unconventional jungle life will liven up your holiday season.


ABOUT HARÉ+GUU - The Series

Ten year old Haré enjoys a peaceful life of school, video games, and households chores until his mother adopts an orphan girl named Guu, a girl who's not exactly what she seems. The insidious Guu turns poor Haré's life inside out when she reveals that she's actually a pan-dimensional, mind-reading, magic using monster with a sarcastic wit, an unlimited appetite, and a taste for driving Haré insane! Fluff up your chest hair, hide your elephants, and prepare yourself for more comic insanity that you ever imagined could fit in a single DVD.

The award winning¹ HARÉ+GUU features direction by anime comedy mastermind Mizushima Tsutomu and backing by Square Enix. The smash hit television series spawned two sequel home video series and was voted one of Japan's top 50 favorite anime series² of all time! The American release of HARÉ+GUU will be co-produced by AN Entertainment and Bang Zoom! Entertainment, both highly respected names in the North American anime industry. AN Entertainment will manage the Japanese language presentation of the show as well as domestic design and packaging. Bang Zoom! Entertainment will provide a top-notch English language adaptation. FUNimation Productions, LTD. will handle wholesale distribution of the HARÉ+GUU DVDs throughout North America, including promotional support.

¹Winner of the 2004 Kobe Animation Awards' Best OVA series for "Jungle wa Itsumo Haré Nochi Guu Final"

²TV Asahi's September 22, 2005 Nihon Zenkoku Tetei Chousa Suki na Anime Ranking 100.


THE HARÉ+GUU DVD

The 26 episode HARÉ+GUU television series will be released in English on 7 DVDs with the first volume to hit store shelves on December 27, 2005. The premier DVD will be contain 4 bilingual episodes with extensive translation and liner notes and other supplemental features, and will be available as a single DVD disc and as part of a serially numbered, limited edition HARÉ+GUU Collector's Box that includes a colorful series collector's box and a "chest hair afro wig" prop from the show's fourth episode.


Haré+Guu Limited Edition DVD Collector's Set
Street Date: 12/27/05
Prebook Date: 11/22/05
SRP: $39.95
UCC: 8 28311 12114 2
ISBN: 0-9774339-4-3
Cat #: AN-HGBX1
Age Rating: TV-PG
Approx Run Time: 100 min.

Haré+Guu DVD Volume 1
Street Date: 12/27/05
Prebook Date: 11/22/05
SRP: $29.95
UCC: 8 28311 12107 4
ISBN: 0-9741545-7-1
Cat #: AN-HG01
Age Rating: TV-PG
Approx Run Time: 100 min.


ABOUT AN ENTERTAINMENT

Established in 2002 as a sister company to internationally recognized internet based anime retail company AnimeNation.com, AN Entertainment exists to bring high quality Japanese animation to English speaking viewers. Experience in the retail distribution field coupled with an extensive knowledge of Japanese animation make AN Entertainment exceptionally suited to releasing archival quality home video releases that are interesting and appealing to casual viewers, and rewarding and satisfying to devoted fans seeking first rate anime productions presented with uncompromising concern for artistic and cultural integrity.


ABOUT BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT

Bang Zoom! Entertainment is one of North America's most experienced and respected talents in producing high quality English language adaptations of imported Japanese animation. Bang Zoom! is currently working on the much anticipated Cartoon Network original anime production IGPX, premiering this fall. Bang Zoom! has worked with major North American anime distributors including A.D. Vision, AN Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Central Park Media, Geneon, Media Blasters, and Tokyopop to produce English language versions of acclaimed anime such as RUROUNI KENSHIN, SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, LAST EXILE, WITCH HUNTER ROBIN, and many others.

ABOUT FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT

FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is a brand management company and one of the nation's leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or jeff.dronen@funimation.com.

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