Press Releases - June 2004
- Bandai Cosplay at AX ()
- Anime Expo: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Featurette ()
- Bandai Plans for Anime Expo ()
- ADV Films Announces Director of Theatrical Division ()
- Gonzo and Fuji to Produce Brave Story ()
- eigoMANGA comes to Anime Expo ()
- TOKYOPOP guests, panels, games, & giveaways at AX2004 ()
- ADV Films announces August 31 Releases ()
- Star Blazers and Yamato Anime Classics Available for Download on Movielink ()
- Galerions:Rion on MTV2 ()
- Central Park Media Apprehends Ichi the Killer ()
- ADV Manga Announces August Releases ()
- ADV Music Announces Anime X-Plode ()
- ComicsOne Announces New Manga ()
- Unwound to Premiere on Japan-A-Radio ()
- DC Comics Launches CMX in October ()
- EigoMANGA Prepares to Launch Shojo Series ()
- Tokyopop to publish Totally Spies cinemanga ()
- ADV Films Announces Third Batch of Animini DVD Collection ()
- ADV Films Announces August 24 Release Dates ()
- ADV Films Announces Release Date for First Volume of Get Backers ()
- ADV Films Announces Street Date for Gun Crazy: Beyond the Law ()
- Geneon Acquires Appleseed ()
- "Go Go Anime!" Documentary ()
- US premiere of Dokkoida!?, Ikki Tousen, and Last Exile vol. 5 to be shown at Anime Expo ()
- Del Rey Acquires The Wallflower and Othello ()
- ADV Films Announces Release Date for First Spanish Hello Kitty Series ()
- ADV Films Announces Nurse Witch Komugi V.1 ()
- ADV Films Announces Second Serving of Bite-size DVD Collection ()
- ADV Films Acquires Original Japanese Dark Water Movie ()
- ADV Films Announces Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition Street Date ()
- ADV Films Announces August 3 and 10 Release Dates ()
- Invasion: Anime comes home to the Dallas Video Festival ()
- Stone Bridge Announces Books on Japanese Pop Culture ()
- Pre-Reg Deadline Approaching for Metrocon ()
- Tokyopop Unveils Master Plan for Rave Master ()
- Animé article in Retail Merchandiser magazine ()
- Movielink Brings Speed Racer to Broadband Viewers ()
- Anime Network Brings Original, Uncut "Gatchaman" to US ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Licenses One Piece ()
- A18 Announces Be Beautiful ()
- MTV Cartoon about Anime ()
- CPM First Anime Company to go Mobile ()
- Mobile Phone Comic-books Launched ()
- Viz Announces Partnerships and Products at 2004 BEA ()
- 4 Kids Licensing Show 2004 ()
- Tokyopop to develop Linkin Park Cine-Manga ()
- Tokyopop and 20th Century Serve up Trio of CineManga ()
- CPM Braces for Armageddon ()
- Anime Expo 2004: Guests of Honor ()
- VIZ Partners with RIF to Use Manga to Promote Literacy ()
- Viz Announces New Manga for Q3 ()
- Tokyopop announces Princess Ai release ()
- Gunam Pilot Academy Website Open ()
- Tokyopop Announces 4th Rising Stars of Manga Competition ()
- Geneon Announces Entire Uncut Sailor Moon S Box Set ()
- Geneon Announces Conclusion to Heat Guy J ()
- Geneon Announces Lupin III v 7 ()
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