Geneon Entertainment to Release Rozen Maiden

Jan 15th 2007
GENEON ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES ROZEN MAIDEN ANIME


LONG BEACH, Calif. - Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. confirmed today the acquisition of the television anime series, “Rozen Maiden.” Adapted from the popular manga series of the same name and introduced to Japanese TV viewers in 2004, the success of the 12-episode “Rozen Maiden” series led to a second follow-up season in 2005 with the 12-episode “Rozen Maiden – Träumend” and the very recent broadcast of “Rozen Maiden – Oubertüre” earlier this month in Japan.

Synopsis:
This is the story of one young boy who couldn't get along with his classmates and decided to drop out and never return…

This is the story of an exquisite doll who wished to one day become a normal human girl…

This is the story of one young boy and an exquisite doll and their adventures as they strive to help each other in overcoming their fears and the very real dangers of the Alice Game. However, in order to do that, they must overcome their distrust of each other.

Based on the manga by PEACH-PIT and serially published in Gentosha Comics Monthly Comic Birz, the domestic DVD release of “Rozen Maiden” is scheduled for a spring 2007 release, with further details to follow.

About Geneon Entertainment
A leading supplier of Japanese animation in North America, GENEON ENTERTAINMENT (USA) INC. (www.geneonanimation.com) is a full-service producer and distributor of entertainment content including film, music, animation and television shows on DVD, UMD, CD, and new media, including the Internet and mobile devices. Continually introducing new and classic anime and live-action programming, as well as anime CD soundtracks, the company also serves as a creative partner to many of Japan's top anime production companies. Additionally, Geneon Entertainment distributes critically acclaimed musical performances on DVD and CD from renowned artists. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Geneon Entertainment (USA) is a subsidiary and joint venture between Tokyo-based advertising giant Dentsu Inc. and d-rights, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.

Dentsu Inc., founded in 1901, is the largest advertising agency brand and the fifth largest marketing and communications organization in the world. Based in Tokyo, Dentsu offers national, multinational and global clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its unique “Total Communications Services” approach. Dentsu has pioneered and set global standards for integrated communications, which in latter years have been adopted by a number of major international networks. Dentsu's consolidated revenues for fiscal term 03/04 were recorded at $16.1 billion. Dentsu is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

d-rights, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation established in 1988, is a content producer of original characters, animated series, game software and websites; an intellectual-property rights management business, and terrestrial-broadcast, satellite TV and Internet campaign advertising agency. d-rights, Inc. is based in Tokyo.

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