Sushi Twist, CPM Launch Anime Summer Screenings

New York, NY (June 6, 2006) – Sushi Twist, one of the best sushi restaurants in New York, and Central Park Media, a pioneer in the distribution of anime in the United States, have teamed up to screen critically acclaimed anime in Sushi Twist's trendy Manhattan location. Sushi Twist will show the critically acclaimed Animation Runner Kuromi on Sunday, June 11th, followed by the award winning Animation Runner Kuromi 2 on Sunday, June 18th, and the visually stunning Munto on Sunday, June 25th. No admission will be charged for the screenings, which begin at 1:30 PM on each screening day. In addition, attendees that show up between 1 PM and 1:30 PM on each screening day will have a chance to participate in a drawing to win a door prize.

“I am happy to be working with Central Park Media to feature anime at our restaurant,” stated Anne Lee, owner of Sushi Twist. “Anime will be fun and entertaining addition to our warm and inviting atmosphere.”

“Working with Sushi Twist is a real pleasure,” stated Newton Grant, Central Park Media's Director of Business Development. “Their focus on satisfying their customers' demanding culinary tastes in a trend setting and cutting edge atmosphere will allow us to introduce our anime in an exciting and innovative venue.”

About Sushi Twist
Sushi Twist is located at 66 Madison Avenue (between 27th & 28th) New York, NY 10016. Sushi Twist offers unique sushi, hot appetizers and entrees, lunch and dinner specials, and has a friendly and inviting bar. Sushi Twist operates 7 days a week, with lunch hours from 11am to 3pm and dinner hours from 5pm to 11pm. More information is available at and

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 16-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher focused on Japanese and Korean animation and graphic novels. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga since 1994. The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media, as well as live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa. Among CPM's fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se's Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya's Dark Angel. Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna: Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history). Visit, and for more information.

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