Press Releases - March 2013
- XSEED Games Releases Dazzling Mobile Action RPG, Ark of the Ages, on iOS Devices ()
- Viz Media Announces the North American Debut of the Hit Supernatural Anime Action Series Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan on DVD and Blu-ray ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment's 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event Shatters World Record for Largest Trading Card Game Tournament ()
- Section23 Films Announces July Slate ()
- Oscar Zelaya Captures King of Games at Yu-gi-Oh! Championship Series in Austin, Texas ()
- Anime USA Welcomes Voice Actor, Laura Bailey ()
- March Issue of World's 1st Digital Manga Magazine "Comicloud" on Sale Soon ()
- Viz Media and WeLoveFine Announce Special First-Time Ever Naruto Shippuden Design Contest ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Cosmo Blazer Special Edition Turns the Universe Upside Down ()
- Anime Blast Chattanooga Announces First Round of Guests ()
- Gunpla Builders World Cup 2013 North American Regionals ()
- Hanabee Entertainment Licenses Hakuoki - A Memory of Snow Flowers OVA (Hakuoki Sekkaroku OVA|薄桜鬼 雪華録) ()
- Hanabee Entertainment Licenses Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (Tasgogare Otome x Amenisa|黄昏乙女×アムネジア) ()
- Hanabee Entertainment Licenses Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X|謎の彼女X) ()
- Pensacola Para Con will Hold its Anime Convention for 2013 to Raise Charity for American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer ()
- Anime Conji Announces Voice Actor Carrie Savage as Guest of Honor ()
- Tales of Graces™ f and Tales of Graces™ f - Knight Edition will be available this week on the PlayStation®Store in Europe ()
- Dragon's Crown Hacks and Slashes Its Way to Retail Stores and PlayStation®Network this Summer ()
- M2's First Original Game Release: Ahoge Chanbara for iOS ()
- Ground-breaking Summer Program Combines Intensive Japanese Language and Anime-Manga Learning ()
- Anime Conji Announces Voice Actor Jessica DiCicco as Guest of Honor ()
- Gravity Interactive, Inc. Announces Ragnarok Online 2 to Begin Beta Testing in April ()
- Life Goes On after JManga: Digital Manga Guild to the Rescue! ()
- Shuto Con Anime Convention in Lansing Gears Up for its Largest Year Yet ()
- No More JManga? Try eManga.com: the Digital, Download-to-Own Alternative ()
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Hits Retailers in North America Today ()
- JAST USA: Saya no Uta Goes Golden Master ()
- Anime Conji Announces Voice Actor Cassandra Lee as Guest of Honor ()
- Gravity Interactive, Inc. Launches their Top Game Ragnarok Online as a Free Mobile MMO ()
- eManga Now Offers Free Genki Life Magazine ()
- ShiftyLook Announces Lineup of Events for WonderCon Anaheim 2013 ()
- Anime Conji Announces Lolita Designer Cyril Lumboy as Guest of Honor ()
- Maiden Japan Announces License of Mobile Police Patlabor TV ()
- MomoCon, Atlanta's Family-Friendly Anime and Gaming Convention, Grows by 42% to 12,200 People ()
- Maiden Japan Announces License of Ruin Explorers (Fam & Ihrie) ()
- Collector's Edition for 'One Piece Pirate Warriors 2' Coming to Europe this August ()
- This is Not a Novel. This is Not a Short Story Collection. This is Self-Reference Engine ()
- Anime Boston 2013 Announces its Next Round of Guests ()
- eManga Ventures Into Video Games with eigoMANGA's Vanguard Princess ()
- Maiden Japan Announces License of Black Magic M-66 ()
- Pre-order Opened: Black☆Star Counter-strikes HQS by Tsume ()
- pixiv and Square Enix Commemorate New Tomb Raider Release Through Contest ()
- Anime Conji Welcomes Musician Raj Ramayya as Guest of Honor ()
- Anime Expo Welcomes STARMARIE as Industry Guests for AX 2013 ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment Presents Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Products at Game Manufacturers Association Trade Show ()
- Sacanime Welcomes Video Game Superstars Nolan North, Charles Martinet, and Troy Baker ()
- Ragnarok 2 Coming Soon to WarpPortal ()
- 2013 Evangelion Art Exhibition Touring Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne, April - June ()
- Ani-Jam is Proud to Announce the Return of Greg Ayres as Guest of Honor ()
- Ani-Jam is Proud to Announce Veteran Animator and Author, Aimee Major Steinberger as a Guest of Honor ()
- London Anime Con Returns this 20-21 July with an expanded Cosplay and Gaming lineup ()
- Animazement Announces 2013 Guest Lineup ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Announces the DVD Release of The Rose of Versailles, Part 2 Limited Edition ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces The Irresponsible Captain Tylor Complete Series ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Kimba the White Lion Complete Series ()
- Anime Conji Welcomes Cosmode Editor, Asako Yamamoto, as Guest of Honor ()
- Film to Tackle the Subject of Anime Culture in North America ()
- House of Five Leaves Standard Edition is Now Shipping Throughout North America ()
- Anime Conji Welcomes Cosplay Artist & Model, Vampy, as Guest of Honor ()
- Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds New Content Available for Download Today ()
- Viz Media to Launch New Ben 10 Omniverse Original Graphic Novel Series This Fall ()
- Crunchyroll to Stream Anime Music Videos to Raise Funds for Japanese Earthquake Charity ()
- Aksys Games Observes Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster 2nd Anniversary with Donation Drive ()
- XSeed Games Releases All-new Story Trailer for Upcoming RPG Pandora's Tower ()
- Pre-order Opened: Sakura Haruno “Undefective Bonds” by Tsume ()
- Anime Conji 2013 Welcomes Metalocalypse Director Mark Brooks as Guest of Honor ()
- Anime Expo Announces Danny Choo as Master of Ceremonies for AX2013 ()
- Marching in Like a Lion into Stores Nationwide is the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Zexal Collection Tin ()
- ShiftyLook Announces Cast, Music and More for Upcoming Bravoman Cartoon ()
- Naruto Shippuden:Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and Naruto Powerful Shippuden are Now Available at Retailers Across EMEA and Australasia ()
- MangaGamer Announces Release Date for SSSS (Super Secret Sexy Spy) ()
- The Everyday Tales of a Cat God Arrives this Summer from the Heavens ()
- Japan Expo Welcomes Character Designer from No More Heroes ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces the July 9, 2013 DVD Release of Girl Next Door ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces the July 9, 2013 DVD Release of I Love You ()
- Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 Premium Edition Is Now Shipping Across North America ()
- West Virginia's Premiere Anime, Manga and Gaming Convention Celebrates 10th Anniversary ()
- Announcing SANA: Japan's First Summit on Anime in North America ()
- Viz Media Launches Free sticky DOT comics iPad App for Kids ()
- Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Ships to Retailers Nationwide Today ()
- Rurouni Kenshin New Kyoto Arc On Sale Today ()
- Joe Hisaishi's Original Music to be Adapted for the Stage Adaptation of Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke. ()
- Japan Travel Guide for Anime Fans Released ()
- Aniplex of America Has Acquired the Second Season of Oreimo ()
- The Collaboration Song "Good Love" Between the American Singer Songwriter Michelle Branch and Rihwa Now Available on iTunes! ()
- House of Five Leaves Standard Edition Will Be Available on March 12 ()
- Berserk New Releases- Art of War Releasing -Eclipse- Void & Griffith 2013 version ()
- Gowe Unleashes Game-Inspired Music Video Aurora ()
- MangaGamer Announces Release of Tick Tack Demo Version ()
- Viz Media Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro with Two New Releases from the Studio Ghibli Imprint ()
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