GDH to Unveil Afro Samurai at Comic-Con

Jul 19th 2006
Actor Samuel L. Jackson stars in animated series on
Spike TV This Fall
2006.07.20
GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichiro Ishikawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereafter GDH) has announced it will offer an exclusive sneak peek of its highly-anticipated series AFRO SAMURAI at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, U.S.A. The series is produced by GDH K.K. group company GONZO K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, President: Koji Kajita, hereafter GONZO)

AFRO SAMURAI is a five-part animated series event premiering in the U.S. on Spike TV this fall. Adapted from Takashi Okazaki's manga, the series chronicles Afro Samurai's relentless quest to avenge his father's brutal murder. Featuring music by renowned hip-hop artist The RZA and starring Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson as the Afro Samurai, the series is a groundbreaking fusion of American hiphop and classic samurai story.

GONZO is hosting the premiere of the never before seen trailer of Afro Samurai as well as a panel discussion featuring the creative team behind the cutting edge animation on Friday, July 21 at 2:00 pm. Panelists include music mastermind RZA as well as creator Okazaki. This event marks the beginning of official promotional activities surrounding the broadcast launch this fall and the DVD launch by FUNimation Entertainment in spring 2007.

[ About Spike TV ]
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[ About FUNimation Entertainment ]
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation is a brand management company and one of the nation's leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company's most recent initiative is the FUNimation ChannelSM, a new, 24-hour digital network featuring programming from the top anime brands in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

[ About GDH K.K ]
GDH (Security code: TSE Mothers 3755) is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000. The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults through its GONZO animation brand. Kids and family product is distributed through the recently launched GONZO FILMS and GONZINO brands.
GDH is a world leader in content development targeting both domestic and international audiences with Japan's trend-setting animation culture and, usually, GDH controls licensing management and international distribution for the content it produces. GDH group companies include GONZO K.K., G-creators K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., GONZO Rosso Online K.K., GDH Capital K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.
For additional information, visit www.G.D.H.co.jp (for GDH) and http://www.gonzo.co.jp/index.html (for GONZO).

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