Press Releases - June 2005
- CPM Acquires Otaku Unite ()
- Tokyopop Announces Takuhai ()
- Bandai Games' Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam for PlayStation 2 Ships to Retail Stores ()
- Bandai Entertainment Welcomes Anime Fans to Anime Expo ()
- JAST USA Licenses Yin-Yang ()
- The Comics Journal enters the world of Shoujo Manga ()
- Ahn No Eun at Comic Con ()
- Toshokan Fest Returns to the Lane Libraries ()
- ADV Presents Yugo the Negotiator and Top Korean Comedy ()
- ADV July 19 Releases ()
- Sakura-Con 2006 Press Release ()
- Cartoon Network at Comic-Con ()
- New DVD: Ghost SAC Vol. 7 - July 26 ()
- ADV Deploys Area 88 July 19 ()
- FUNimation Awards Case Closed Master Toy License to Southern Island ()
- Viz Media Licenses Naruto to Bandai for Video Game ()
- ADV: Elfen Lied, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Place Promised July 12 ()
- CPM Shows The Future As It Has Never Been Seen Before ()
- Naruto at Hot Topic ()
- FUNimation Awards Case Closed Toy License to Southern Island ()
- Viewtiful Joe on Kids'WB ()
- Manga to Join in on UMD releaess ()
- Lerach Coughlin Announces Class Action Lawsuit ()
- Joy Tashian To Represent Toei's Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo ()
- Takara USA Launches New Line of Japanese Pop-Culture Dolls ()
- Arc The Lad: End of Darkness Arrives on Store Shelves ()
- Anime Crash at Lima 2005 ()
- Otogi Zoshi Band to Perform in NY ()
- CPM Makes Classics Affordable ()
- ADV Films Announced 'Super Tuesday' July 5 ()
- EigoManga Publications Are Certified Collectibles ()
- ADV Announces June 28 Releases ()
- Square-Enix Ships Fullmetal Alchemis 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir on July 12 ()
- ADV Kicks Off Summer With DARK WATER, Loads of New Anime & Sci-Fi ()
- MIND GAME to premiere at the NY Asian Film Festival ()
- CPM Lowers Patlabor Price ()
- Reed Exhibitions Announces New York Comic-Con ()
- Anime Expo 2005 Announces Guests ()
- CHUM Television Announces Razer ()
- VIZ Media to Debut Live Action Film Kamikaze Girls ()
- Funimation and UGO to send One Contest Winner to AX ()
- World of Anime on Podcast to present Japan Video's Anime Top 10s ()
- Anime Expo Announces Kotoko ()
- Anchor Bay to distribute Manga Entertainment in Canada ()
- AX Announces Zero Tolerance for Working Weapons ()
- Geneon Anime Festival at Anime Expo to Feature KOTOKO Concert ()
- Viz Launches Fiction Imprints ()
- Tokyopop Announces .hack//AI Buster ()
- MTAC Announces Home For 2006 Gathering - "MTAC 6th Period" ()
- Bandai Games Announces Digimon World 4 ()
- New York Asian Film Festival Schedule ()
- Anime Weekend Atlanta announces its guest list ()
- CPM to Release Patlabor Conclusion ()
- Newtype USA June Issue ()
- NOW is Back! ()
- Tokyopop Transports Readers to Bizeghast ()
- Dark Horse to Publish Harlequin Manga ()
- Appleseed Sales Surpass Expectations ()
- Bandai Announces Ghost in the Shell: SAC for PSP ()
- Be Beautiful Announces Kizuna Anime Volume 1 ()
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