Bandai Entertainment Announces Anime Comedy License Acquisition for 'Please Twins!' and 'Di Gi Chara

Boston, MA (April 10th, 2004) – Bandai Entertainment announced at Anime Boston the North American license acquisition for two of anime's most funniest features, 'Please Twins!' and ‘Di Gi Charat Nyo’. 'Please Twins!' sequel to comedy hit, 'Please Teacher!' is planned for DVD release sometime this year, with ‘Di Gi Charat Nyo’ set to begin production later this year with DVD release sometime in 2005.

A spin-off series of the highly popular 'Please Teacher!' comedy released last year on DVD home video by Bandai Entertainment - 'Please Twins!' brings back veteran director Yasunori Ide (Please Teacher!) and accomplished writer Yousuke Kuroda (s-CRY-ed, Trigun, Tenchi Muyo) in a romantic comedy series with a twist.

Maiku Kamishiro grew up in an orphanage with no history of his family or of his past. Left with only a childhood picture of himself and another person in front of a house, he believes that the other person in the picture is his long lost twin sister. Discovering a house similar to one in his picture, has Maiku finally returned home? Will he finally be able to settle down and just live his life? Maybe…maybe not! One day, Miina Miyafuji and Karen Onodera show up on his doorstep, both claiming to be his sister! All three of them have the same picture and the same colored eyes, but since there are only two kids in the picture, one of the girls must be a stranger! With two pretty girls living under the same roof as him, how the heck will Maiku be able to keep his mind on school and work, while trying to figure out which one of these girls is his sister and which one is the love of his life?

Please Twins! is scheduled for DVD home video release sometime this year along with a planned Limited Edition release featuring a collector's artbox and other premium pack-ins.

Sugary sweet cuteness abounds as one of Japan's funniest franchise is makes its way to North America…anime style! From Broccoli, the creators of ‘Galaxy Angel’- The Di Gi Charat Nyo animated series is based on the very funny ‘Di Gi Charat’ franchise spanning various television series, theatrical features, manga/graphic novels, merchandise, and more! Animated by the ever popular MADHOUSE (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Jubei-Chan the Ninja Girl), ‘Di Gi Charat Nyo’ follows the life of ultra-cute alien princess Dejiko as she begins ‘Princess Training’ on the planet Earth…too bad she ends up causing trouble for everyone else on the planet.

Gaining increasing popularity in North America – The Di Gi Charat manga/graphic novels are one of the strongest and continues to be the best selling within the manga category. In addition, a vast array of Di Gi Charat merchandise are available through Broccoli in North America.

Bandai Entertainment Inc. is the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD home video in North America. The company has distributed notable titles like .hack//SIGN, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed, and Witch Hunter Robin. Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Inc., who makes the toys for the hit television series, Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam. All U.S. operations are headquartered in a large, ultra-modern facility in Cypress, Calif. Bandai Co., Ltd is the third largest toy company in the world comprising 53 subsidiaries in 18 countries. In addition to toys and children's entertainment, Bandai Co.'s global interests include video game software, multimedia, music and full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies, and licensed apparel. Bandai Entertainment is headquartered in Cypress, California and additional company and product information is available through our website at

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