Bandai “Black Sunday” and X-Mas Give Away at Downtown Independent December 14th; Hi Def Screening of Honneamise Blu-rays

Nov 14th 2008
November 14, 2008 (Cypress, Ca) – Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today that it will be
showcasing two of its new blu-ray releases from their HONNEAMISE label with a free public
screening of the Blu-ray discs in high definition at the Downtown Independent (formerly
ImaginAsian Center) in downtown Los Angeles. To coincide with the event, Bandai will be
holding it's first ever “Black Sunday” in the lobby where the company's line of anime DVDs will
be sold at a highly discounted price just in time for the holiday season. The event will occur
from 12pm to 4:30pm in the theater lobby and auditorium. The Downtown Independent is
located at 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012. www.downtownindependent.com
or http://www.myspace.com/downtownindependent

“This is going to be every anime fan's dream day – expect AMAZING DISCOUNTS on new
releases and some of our selected catalog titles. This will be a true Black Sunday,” said Robert
Napton, Director, Marketing of Bandai Entertainment. “But in addition, everyone who comes
will get a little something from Santa, courtesy of Bandai Entertainment – FREE GRAB BAGS
with assorted items WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so come early!”

The feature presentation in the auditorium will be a free screening projected on blu-ray of two
new HONNEAMISE titles in TrueHD5.1.

At 1pm, GUNBUSTER THE MOVIE is a feature version of the classic OVA series. As humanity
sets out for distance space, a squadron of Machine Weapons is created to combat the onrushing
opposition of the Space Monsters! To avenge her father's death and to win victory for all
mankind, Noriko Takaya, scouted for her potential, joins her “Oné-sama,” Kazumi Amano,
aiming to become an elite pilot-a “Top”! The film as well as a feature version of DIEBUSTER
THE MOVIE and GUNBUSTER vs. DIEBUSTER: Aim for the Top! The GATTAI Movie will be
released on blu-ray on December 9th from Bandai Entertainment under the HONNEAMISE label.

From 2:30-3:30pm, FREEDOM is set in the 23rd century -- mankind has fled earth and
emigrated to the moon. The last outpost of civilization is the Lunar Republic of Eden, where the
omnipresent Guidance Council grants residents everything they need. But, what do you do when
you discover everything you believe is a lie? A single photograph with an inscribed message
found inside a rocket launched from Earth leads a group of young men to question the Council
ruling the seemingly utopian city. But to what length will they go to discover the true meaning of
Freedom? The series is currently available on blu-ray from Bandai Entertainment under the
HONNEAMISE label.

About Bandai Entertainment, INC. www.bandai-ent.com

Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor
of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include
Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, Lucky Star, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Sword of the Stranger, The Melancholy of
Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and many more.

About HONNEAMISE

HONNEAMISE (pronounced “Oh-Nee-A-Meese”) refers to a kingdom located in an imaginary planet
similar to earth. That kingdom became the setting for the first Bandai Group film production “Royal Space
Force: The Wings of Honneamise,” in 1987 and is the name of the premium label for Bandai Visual's
domestic and international releases.

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