Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo Vol. 2: Available 5/1 from Westlake Entertainment and Illumitoon

Apr 30th 2007

HE'S A COOL, FUNKY DUDE WITH A GOLDEN AFRO AND FIVE-FOOT NOSE HAIRS!

ON MAY 1, ILLUMITOON ENTERTAINMENT AND WESTLAKE ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE THE SECOND VOLUME DVD SET OF THE POPULAR CARTOON NETWORK ANIME SERIES

BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 2: SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

Woodland Hills, CA – He's soulful, he's dynamic and he's hairy! On May 1, Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment are proud to release Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Volume 2: Scream for Ice Cream. The animated series which features “he of the golden afro” Bo-Bobo, along with his sidekicks Beauty and Captain Don Patch, originally aired in the U.S. on Cartoon Network's Toonami Block. The Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Volume 2: Scream for Ice Cream DVD set will feature unedited versions of four episodes and the original Japanese soundtrack for $19.98.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo made its debut in November 2004 on Japan's TV Asahi Network. In October, 2005 it made its U.S. debut on the Cartoon Network and the second season started airing in February 2007. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo was released in North America by Toei Animation Co. Ltd., Japan's largest animation production studio.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is the funkiest, quirkiest, most outrageous character you'll ever meet. Using his golden afro and 5-foot nose hairs as weapons, the series takes place in the year 300X, when a tyrannical emperor, Csar Baldy Bald 4th, seeks to prove his authority over the people by waging a “Hair Hunt,” aimed at taking the hair of all the citizenry. In “To Be or Snot to Be” Bo-Bobo, Don Patch and Beauty encounter the Mean Greensoup Alien and theatrical madcap mayhem ensues. “Pasta…The Perfect Food!” has Bo-Bobo busy learning to become a Pasta Prima Donna, while Beauty and Don Patch get zapped by Gechappi's infamous Hair Loss Beam. In “Queen Chicken Level and the Video Store of Dumb” Bo-Bobo, Don Patch, and Beauty storm C-Block Headquarters to find the antidote for the Hair Loss Beam, but the place isn't exactly what it seems. Finally, with “We All Scream for Ice Cream!” Bo-Bobo and the gang, still on the hunt for the Hair Loss antidote, encounter the mysterious ice-cream dude named Softon.

The Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo anime series is based on a popular comic that sold over 5 million copies in Japan – from Japanese publisher Shueisha, Inc.'s popular manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, which is known for introducing other well-loved content such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yū Yū Hakusho, Naruto and One Piece. Bobobo manga is available in North America from VIZ Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc. and Shogakukan Production, Co. Ltd. Viz Media also publishes SHONEN JUMP magazine, the North American counterpart of Weekly Shonen Jump.

About Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd.

Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. is a newly formed collaboration of business and creative professionals focused on delivering customized, quality entertainment to the North American markets. The company's principals have more than 20 years combined experience in acquiring, producing, and distributing anime, as well as creating original productions for the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit the company online at www.illumitoon.com .

About Westlake Entertainment

Westlake Entertainment is a fully integrated, independent entertainment distribution company. Primarily engaged in licensing and distributing feature films and television programs, Westlake specializes in bringing new release content to retail. Westlake serves as a distributor for the following labels: Rigel Entertainment (theatrical features), Illumitoon Entertainment (Anime), Phoenix Entertainment Group (Urban and Latino), Red Bull USA (Extreme Sports) and Cineville Films (theatrical features). For more information regarding Westlake Entertainment's product, visit www.westlakeent.com .


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