CPM Q1 Promotion Offers More Anime for Less Money


New York, NY (October 25, 2004) – Central Park Media announced the addition of eight more anime titles to its immensely popular $9.99 DVD line. The newly expanded line continues to represent some of today's most exciting genres (action-adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi), hailing from some of the best-known creative talents in anime, such as CLAMP (Chobits), Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), and Rintaro (X: The Movie).

Titles to be offered at $9.99 (SRP) each are Tokyo Babylon, (which has been newly re-packaged and re-priced), Battle Arena Toshinden, Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, They Were Eleven, Wild Cardz, Silent Service, Garzey's Wing, plus the 20th anniversary collector's series edition of Harmagedon, which is already available at this price point.

All DVDs will have audio tracks in both English and Japanese with English subtitles, a pre-order date of December 6, 2004, and a street date of January 18, 2005.

Tokyo Babylon
From the fan-favorite studio CLAMP (Chobits) comes the prequel to the best-selling X - The Movie! Psychic investigator Subaru Sumeragi is hot on the tail of a serial killer who seems to have some supernatural powers of his own. The body count continues to rise, and Subaru must solve the case quickly, or he may become the killer's next target!

Running time: 95 minutes
Genre: Supernatural/Mystery
Rating: 13UP
Catalog: USMD 2455
UPC: 7-19987-24552-5

Harmagedon Collector's Series Edition
From anime giants Rintaro (X: The Movie), Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), and the creators of Metropolis! A psychic princess suffers a horrifying vision: evil space invaders are headed straight for Earth! Now Princess Luna must lead the world's psychics into battle against this interplanetary threat!

Running time: 132 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 3UP
Catalog: USMD 2209
UPC: 7-19987-22092-8

Battle Arena Toshinden: Uncut Version
From the director of Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture, Detonator Orgun, and Bubblegum Crisis. Once a year, the greatest warriors in the world compete at the famous Toshin Tournament. Master swordsman Eiji Shindo has returned to test his skill with the blade once more.

Running time: 60 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
Catalog: USMD 2224
UPC: 7-19987-22242-7

Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer
From the director of Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture. In the post-apocalyptic future, the Belnar Institute is the training arena of the new superhuman youth. Of the students, Isato Kaiza is destined to be the most powerful fighter who ever lived…until a mysterious transfer student arrives to shake things up.

Running time: 92 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 16UP
Catalog: USMD 2365
UPC: 7-19987-23652-3

They Were Eleven
In the distant future, ten space cadets embark on a survival test that sets them adrift in a derelict spacecraft. Terror strikes when the cadets discover eleven of themselves aboard the ship. Who is the imposter, and what is his (or her) purpose?

Running time: 91 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
Catalog: USMD 2356
UPC: 7-19987-23562-5

Wild Cardz
From the directors of Cutey Honey and All Purpose Cat Girl Nuku Nuku! The Card Kingdom is in peril, and it's up to the adorable Crown Knights to save the day!

Running time: 50 minutes
Genre: Fantasy/Action-Adventure
Rating: 13UP
Catalog: USMD 2285
UPC: 7-19987-22852-8

Silent Service
The most dangerous submarine and most closely guarded military secret in the world, Codename: Seabat has just gone rogue. One by one, the world's most powerful combat vessels are devastated by this silent, deadly enemy.

Running time: 100 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
Catalog: USMD 2292
UPC: 7-19987-22922-8

Garzey's Wing
From the creator of Gundam! Yesterday, Chris's biggest problem was getting into a good college. Now, his spirit has been summoned by an enslaved tribe to lead a bloody revolution.

Running time: 90 minutes
Genre: Fantasy/Action-Adventure
Rating: 13UP
Catalog: USMD 2284
UPC: 7-19987-22842-9

Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U. S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

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