CPM Announces Kakurenbo

May 27th 2005

New York, NY (May 27, 2005) – Central Park Media, America's leading supplier of Japanese anime, is proud to announce the acquisition of Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek, the company's first 3D computer-generated animation, scheduled for an October 2005 release. Although yet to be released in Japan, Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek has already generated significant buzz, as it has been screened at numerous animation festivals, including “Tokyo Style in Stockholm 2004”, the “Tokyo International Fantastic Music Festival 2004”, and the “Onedotzero” festival in England. The film is also scheduled to screen at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal in July 2005.

Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek follows a group of eight masked teens as they engage in a deadly game of Hide and Seek with a group of bloodthirsty demons under the streets of Tokyo. The fast paced story follows Hikora and Yaimao, who've joined the sinister game in order to find their sister who disappeared during a previous game. This dark, sinister film is the very first production effort from YAMATOWORKS, a new production company with unparalleled imagination.

To further promote this compelling program, the Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek trailer may be downloaded for viewing on the red hot Sony PSP at CPM's website (www.centralparkmedia.com/psp/). “Anime fans are always on the cutting edge of technology, and we wanted to enhance their enjoyment of the PSP while promoting this tremendous new program,” says Shigeki Morii, Marketing Manager.

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 labels, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating anime 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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