Bang Zoom! Entertainment Announces Exciting First Season Finale of AnimeTV

Feb 6th 2008
Episode 12 Of Popular Anime Magazine Style Webcast Streams For Free On GoAnimeTV.com Beginning February 8

Burbank, CA, February 6, 2008 – Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, has announced the exciting finale of the first season of AnimeTV™ with the availability of Episode 12, which will stream for free with never-before-seen content beginning February 8 at http://goanimetv.com/. A special review segment from the episode is now streaming on IGN's dedicated anime website at http://anime.ign.

The new episode has been eagerly awaited and features an array of compelling segments sure to delight fans. Of special note is a rare sit-down interview with the three lead Japanese voice actresses from the critically acclaimed anime series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Aya Hirano, who plays the lead of Haruhi, is joined by Yuko Goto and Minori Chihara (who play Mikuru Asahina and Yuki Nagato respectively) for an insightful chat in their hotel room during the 2007 Anime Expo. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows a high-school freshman as she forms a quirky middle school club called the SOS Brigade which sole purpose is to find and have fun with aliens, time travelers and espers, resulting in all manner of hilarious escapades. The series, which is distributed by Bandai Entertainment, has become very popular in North America.

Also included is a special segment of AnimeTV LIVE, taped live from the Comcast Stage on the main show floor at the 2007 Anime Expo. Show host Johnny Yong Bosch joins the entire AnimeTV cast as they answer questions from an enthusiastic packed audience. Fans might especially enjoy an over-the-top surprise appearance of anime internet uber-geek Otaku Otoko as he attempts to crash the stage. A review of Funmation's School Rumble anime series and cos-play fun with The Girls From Haruhi – The SOS Brigade, shot on-stage doing the Haruhi Dance at the 2007 Anime Expo, round out the conclusion to the first season.

“The first season finale of AnimeTV is packed with fun new segments and fans should especially enjoy the exclusive interview with the original Japanese voice actresses of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well as some comical moments with AnimeTV LIVE shot at last year's Anime Expo,” says Eric P. Sherman, President and CEO of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. “As fans begin to prepare for this year's convention season, the special episode is a wonderful way to revisit all the fun from last year's Expo, which is now the largest anime gathering outside Japan. I am happy to also report that a second season of AnimeTV is in development and we anticipate producing new episodes in the coming months. In the meantime we look forward to fans going to goanimetv.com to check things out and get involved in reviewing anime!”


ABOUT AnimeTV™
AnimeTV™ is a free fifteen (15) minute online video program produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment and appears on www.goanimetv.com and a host of other media outlets including iTunes and YouTube. More information can be found on the show's official web site at www.goanimetv.com.

ABOUT BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT
Headquartered in Burbank, California, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. is a leading full-service audio post production studio for feature films, television, interactive gaming, anime and direct to home entertainment content. Founded in 1993, the company offers a range of specialized services including a critically acclaimed staff of recognized voice talent, ADR,/Foley recording, sound design, and 2.0, 5.1 and 7.1 Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II mixing and encoding. Bang Zoom! Entertainment is also committed to developing a range of independent projects that contribute to the promotion of innovative cultural awareness internationally. For more information, visit www.bangzoomentertainment.com

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