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Anime Network Scores Comic Party


HOUSTON, TX March 24, 2004—Anime Network, attendees at the upcoming MIP-TV market in Cannes, France, has acquired Comic Party from Right Stuf International, picking up US television broadcast rights to all 13 half-hour episodes of the anime comedy series that pokes fun at the very people it targets. The announcement was made today by Anime Network President, Kevin Corcoran.

“As Anime Network continues to prove the popularity of anime to cable operators, we are also committed to bringing our audience fresh and exciting programming that will keep them coming back to the network. Comic Party is the ultimate comedy for the ultimate otaku, the Japanese term for anime fan,” says Corcoran. “We are pleased to offer our viewers this hilarious and enjoyable comedy and know they'll be able to laugh at themselves as well.”

Anime Network's growth throughout the US delivers our programming into the homes of our target audience and will be an incredible benefit in growing the popularity of the franchise in America,” adds Shawne Kleckner, President of The Right Stuf International.

A hilarious roller coaster of laughter and confusion, Comic Party follows the exploits of Taishi, the ultimate otaku, and his friend, Kazuki, as they delve into the swirling world of comic fans, riddled with ambition, hatred, and love. Lost amidst herds of bizarre buyers, sellers, and players at a comic convention, Kazuki, clueless to the ways of the comic fanatic, is about to be baptized by fire. But it's imperative for Kazuki to experience the craziness of the comic convention in order to realize his true calling -- to take over the world using unsuspecting comic fans!

About Right Stuf International

Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International ("TRSI") was one of the first players in the US Japanese Animation ("anime") industry. Dedicated to producing the highest quality products, TRSI selects a limited number of anime titles to focus on each year.
With a product line ranging from anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba, and Gigantor to the most modern comedies and dramas, such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances and Boogiepop Phantom, TRSI produces quality anime for
fans of all ages! To learn more about TRSI, visit us on the web at www.Right Stuf.com.

About Anime Network
The Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime with access to thousand of hours of exciting, eye-catching serialized programming. The Anime Network launched in North America in late 2002 with extensive availability initially through digital cable video-on-demand technology and has become the #1 offering of video-on-demand. The network is broadening its initial roster of multi-system operator agreements to provide its programming nationwide, helping to bring the elusive 18-34 tech savvy male demographic back to television and drive demand for additional digital services offered by MSO's. Additional information on Anime Network is available at www.theanimenetwork.com

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