Press Releases - August 2005
- Street Fighter Zero Issue now with Added Value and Special Offer for Retailers ()
- Onna! Deadlines Approaching! ()
- Viz Brings Naruto to Television Viewers in Canada ()
- The Anime Companion 2: Presentation and Booksigning ()
- Yohan buys Stone Bridge Press ()
- CPM's Shadow Star Narutaru Comes to an End ()
- Namco to Publish Afro Samurai Video Games ()
- ALC Publishing Recruiting Writers and Artists for Yuri Monogatari 4 ()
- Keiichi.net Radio Announces Cosplay Dance Contest ()
- ADV Launches YUMERIA October 11 ()
- Geneon Partners with Musicland for National Mall Tour ()
- DramaQueen Announces Two New Manga ()
- Perverse Investigations (Vanilla Series) release date set ()
- Tylor OVA Ultra Edition DVD Box Set Release information ()
- Soulcalibur III Website ()
- Seven Seas Launches No Man's Land Flash Anime ()
- Bandai Entertainment Announces Over One Million Units of Cowboy Bebop Sold ()
- Viz Brings Deko Boko Friends to Canada's Treehouse TV ()
- Geneon and Nightjar Announce New Sites and Content Designed for PSP ()
- Super Techno Arts to Release JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Volume 5 ()
- DrMaster Raising the Stakes for the New Year ()
- Manga UMDs out on shelves now ()
- Viz to Release Inu Yasha The Movie 3 ()
- Yamato USA Fall/Winter Catalog ()
- G4 Acquires Three Anime Series From ADV Films ()
- Street Fighter Alpha: Generations ()
- Sennin Productions Present MECHACON August 26th-28th, 2005 Lafayette, LA ()
- ADV Announces October 4 Releases ()
- ADV Launches Godannar October 24 ()
- ADV Announces Sept 27 Releases ()
- TOKYOnoRadio Launches ()
- PMX Announces Seiji Mizushima ()
- Tokyopop Announces Second Installment of Takuhai ()
- AnimeUSA announces Musical Guest of Honor ()
- CPM Price Reductions ()
- The Lycos 50 - Naruto the Next Dragonball? ()
- Howl's Moving Castle Gets Honor from Hollywood Fest ()
- Hello Kitty Roller Rescue Ships to Stores ()
- ALC Publishing to premier new "yuri novel" at Otakon ()
- Zatch Bell Clothing Licensed ()
- Amy Howard-Wilson at Bakuretsu Con ()
- The Adventures of The Little Prince on DVD ()
- Cosplay Photo Shoot ()
- Naruto on Cartoon Network ()
- FUNimation Promotes Industry Veteran to Lead Sales Department ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Awards Bandai America Master Toy License for Magical DoReMi ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX to Air on Cartoon Network ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Reports Second Quarter Results ()
- Pokémon Rocks America 2005 ()
- Anime Boston announces 2007 dates ()
- Anime Dominates Lycos Top 10 ()
- Dramaqueen Announces Third New Yaoi License ()
- for Anime Evolution ()
- VIZ Media to Release Kamikaze Girls Theatrically ()
- Stonebridge Annouces Anime Companion Volume 2 ()
- Viz Media Announces Zatch Bell Manga and Anime Release ()
- Chris Sabat To Be Guest Host On The SciFi Zone Radio Show ()
- Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek is October's Halloween Treat ()
- Shinichiro Watanabe at AnimeFest ()
- Anime-zing Museum Exhibit in Illinois ()
- Onna! Announces Musical Guest Gelatine ()
- 4Kids Announces DVDouble Shot ()
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