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posted on 1999-11-16 00:00 EST
Anime E-Cards, StudioNEXT.com Fall Plans, Flapper Magazine Launches in Japan

Anime Inspired Holiday E-Cards: RIAP has released three of four animated e-cards for the holidays. These e-cards are created in an anime-inspired style and will appeal to fans of kawaii SD girls. They are free for download. Those interested can go to www.riap.com/holiday.htm to download the holiday e-cards.

StudioNext.com Announces Fall Programming Schedule: StudioNEXT.com Corporation, a web site delivering programming exclusively through the Internet, announced earlier this week the launch of its fall season program lineup which includes new offerings of Japanese Animation on it's Voyeager Anime channel.
In partnership with Voyager Entertainment, Inc., StudioNEXT.com's Voyager Anime is currently running the 80's Sci-Fi series, Star Blazers. StudioNEXT.com plans to feature the entire Star Blazers series as well as other series in the coming months.

Flapper Launched: The first issue of Media Factory's new monthly manga magazine, "Flapper" on Nov. 5th in Japan. They plan to use "Flapper" to launch new characters and stories, that could make the transition to anime TV series, movies, and OAV's and other media. A current regular feature in "Flapper", Hiroshi Aramata's "War Record of Alexander" has already made this transition. The 13 episode, Mad House produced TV series (featuring character designs by Peter Chung) Alexander, aired on the WOWOW broadcast satellite channel in Japan in September. Samsung Entertainment Group is pushing the large-scale animated TV sci-fi / fantasy epic, and an American release is expected soon. A theatrical adaption of Alexander is planned, as well as an upcoming Dreamcast game.

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