Press Releases - August 2006
- ADV Announces New Ellcia Collection ()
- John Woo's Seven Brothers #1 to Feature Rare Metallic Editions ()
- Oni-Con, LLC Acquires Largest Guest List to Date ()
- MiS Productions, Japan-A-Radio Announce Third Season for 'Unwound' ()
- Anime Network Distribution Soars to 40 Million ()
- Organic Hobby Revoltech NGE Yongouki-Eva04 ()
- Anime USA Announces MAX As Musical GOH ()
- GDH to Release Animation Title on HD DVD ()
- GDH to Release Animation Title on Blu-ray Disc ()
- BART's Kids Ride Free Saturdays will End with Excitement ()
- Broccoli International Launches UART Mailing List ()
- 4Kids TV Launches Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters ()
- Phoenix Anime Fest honors its new guest, Kaiju Big Battel ()
- Space at NY Comic Con Already at a Premium ()
- DC Anime Club and APA Film Fest Team up for AMV Contest ()
- Viz Media Signs New Broadcast Deals in Latin America ()
- Madman Releases Hoop Days ()
- Studio ArtFX Releases Anime Genesis Podcast ()
- Bandai Warns Fansubbers Against Illegal Fansubs of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society ()
- Madman Releases Baki the Grappler ()
- Anime Pulse Podcast Wins Podcast Award for Best Cultural/Arts Podcast ()
- Right Stuf Launches Episode 21 of Anime Today ()
- Voice Actor Boot Camp ()
- Metrocon 5 Dates Announced ()
- Metrocon: Amano's World ()
- Yuricon Announces 2007 "Yurisai" Event ()
- DrMaster Talks Junk ()
- Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since July 14 Launch ()
- AAA Anime To Distribute Exclusive Ikki Tousen 'Kanu' PVC Figures ()
- Chad Storm wins first Fullmetal Alchemist TCG World Championship ()
- Illumitoon Acquires AM Driver ()
- Solty Revant 5 ½” PVC Figure ()
- Ojamajo Doremi – Onpu-Chan 5 ½” PVC Figure ()
- Stock Up on Action and Adventure ()
- AnimeNEXT 2007 to be Held July 6-8 ()
- Anime Vegas Convention 2006 Announces Final Guests Line-Up ()
- SPJA/Anime Expo Host The NIsei Week Costume Contest This Sunday ()
- Right Stuf Announces Ninja Nonsense 3 and New Thinpak Collections ()
- Yamato USA: SIF EX Ikki Tousen - Sonsaku ()
- Digital Manga Inc. announces new titles under its Juné imprint ()
- Infinity Studios, LLC Explores Unbalanced Love ()
- Anime Expo 2007 Dates ()
- Yamato USA - Creators' Labo: Burst Angel ()
- Nissan Gets Animated ()
- BART Announces the Return of Kids Ride Free Sponsored by Viz Media ()
- DramaQueen Announces New Yaoi & Manhwa Titles ()
- Capcom Companion Characters - 4” Mini Figure ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc releases the next two new figures as a part of Kaiyodo's “Revoltech Series" ()
- JoyRide Entertainment celebrates Gen Con with first Fullmetal Alchemist TCG World Championships ()
- Maid Café Collection Plus 2 ()
- FUNimation Acquires 'Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles' Feature Film from Harmony Gold ()
- Sakura-Con Announces First 2007 Guests ()
- Madman August Boxset Blitz ()
- Madman Releases Gundam Seed Destiny ()
- August Newtype USA loaded with anime exclusives ()
- Anime Vegas Hit Net With New Animated Commercial ()
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