CPM to Re-Release Utena: The Black Rose Saga

Feb 7th 2006
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: THE BLACK ROSE SAGA” TO BE RE-RELEASED IN APRIL
Priced At Only $39.95 SRP, This Box Set Is A Must-Have For Shoujo Fans

NEW YORK, NY (February 7, 2006) – Central Park Media announced that The Black Rose Saga – the second story arc in the popular Revolutionary Girl Utena television series – will be re-released on April 18, 2006. Based on the original manga by Chiho Saito and directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon), this complete 4-disc series, which will only be available in box sets, will be priced at just $39.95 SRP. The first story arc, The Rose Collection will be re-released later this month while the last story arc will be re-released in late spring.

For all those fans who wish to collect the entire Utena series (all three box sets) at one time, Central Park Media has created a special limited time offer. All three of the box sets can now be purchased for the low price of only $99.95 (which includes shipping) and each order will include an Utena t-shirt as a bonus. In order to qualify for this offer, orders must be placed on CPM's site at www.centralparkmedia.com/Utena by no later than February 28, 2006.

The Black Rose Saga DVD Collection will have an order date of March 21, 2006 and a street date of April 18, 2006. In addition, all program discs will include audio tracks in English and Japanese with English subtitles.

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Black Rose Saga DVD Collection
"The Black Rose Saga is amazing" -SequentialTart.com
• From Kunihiko Ikuhara (Director of Sailor Moon)
Shinya Hasegawa (Key Animation Supervisor of Neon Genesis Evangelion)
• Based on the original manga by Chiho Saito

Utena is about to enter a life beyond her wildest dreams – a world of danger and mystery where her best friend is a trophy bride to any swordfighter who can win her. Armed with a magical sword and ring, Utena undertakes a mission to save her friend. But in this world, treachery is never far behind, and nothing is ever what it seems! Contains episodes 14-26 on 4 DVDs.

DVD Features: Interview with the Director Kunihiko Ikuhara, Interview with U.S. Voice Actors, Opening Theme Song with Romaji Lyrics, Episodes 1-13 Storyline, DVD Previews, Extensive DVD-ROM Features
Running time: 325 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 436214
SRP: $39.95
UPC: 7-95243-62142-5


About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 15-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher focused on Japanese and Korean animation and graphic novels. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga since 1994. The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media, as well as live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa. Among CPM's fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se's Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya's Dark Angel. Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna - Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history). Visit www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

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