Press Releases - December 2006
- Robotech Hits Theatres ()
- Yuricon announces guests for "Yurisai" ()
- ADV Films Announces Synethesia ()
- ADV Acquires Ah! My Goddess Season 2 ()
- ImaginAsian TV Launches New Anime Block ()
- Anime Punch Musical Guests ()
- Anime Boston to host formal ball ()
- Viz Media Expands European Operations and Promotes Key Executive ()
- Haruhi Myspace Blog Among Top 50 ()
- Yuricon 2007 Announces First Guests! ()
- Tales From Earthsea ()
- Brian K. Vaughan, Paul Dini are Guests of Honor at NYCC ()
- Madman Releases This Ugly Yet Beautiful World ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Come to Mcdonald's(R) Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals ()
- Anime Network Premieres Coyote Ragtime Show, Moeyo Ken ()
- Viz Media Announces New Look and Expanded Coverage for Shojo Beat ()
- Animaritime Announces First Guest ()
- New Junk for a New Year ()
- Collectica.com launches online Anime Collecting Community ()
- Animaritime announces hotel-only events ()
- JAST USA Announces Yin Yang ()
- Viz Media Announces Last Minute Holiday Anime and Manga Gift Ideas ()
- Seven Seas Nabs Venus Versus Virus ()
- The Last Unicorn: 25th Anniversary Edition ()
- New album from Anime Diva Kristine Sa ()
- Production IG Nominations for Japan Media Arts Festival ()
- Anime Expo 2007 Registration Up and Running ()
- Namco Bandai Announces Eureka Seven Vol 2 for PS2 ()
- Play! is coming to Sydney ()
- Destineer's Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy Ships ()
- Anime Supercon Adds 4 New Guests ()
- Theatrical screening of Linda Linda Linda in Seattle Washngton 12/29 ()
- Anime Network Launches 24/7 in Puerto Rico ()
- Top Cow Announces Witchblade Manga in 2007 ()
- Anime Network Premieres Utawarerumono ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Catches the Holiday Spirit ()
- American Library Association, You Higuri Collaborate on Poster ()
- Broccoli Books Licenses Coyote Ragtime Show, Hakoiri Devil Princess ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Forms New Trading Card and Online Game Companies ()
- Phoenix Comicon Steve Rude ()
- Otaku Invitational Winners Announced ()
- 56 Songs Queue for 2006 Oscar ()
- Florida Supercon Adds Peelander-Z ()
- Live-Action Anime Script Writing Contest ()
- Zenkaikon Announces 2007 Dates ()
- ADV Announces February 6 Releases ()
- Fruits Basket Reaches Two Million Units ()
- Organic Hobby Relases More Revoltech ()
- Infinity Studios LLC's Must Have Titles for the Holiday Season ()
- Robotech Novels ()
- Anime Network Premieres Best Student Council ()
- Zatch Bell Mamodo Fury Hits the Nintendo Gamecube ()
- TRSI Announces Release of To Heart Vol.1 ()
- Seven Seas Debuts Animated Aoi House Music Video ()
- Play! to feature music from Lost Odyssey ()
- ICv2 Announces 2007 ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York Comic Con ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces Feb. 27 Release ()
- FUNimation Channel now in Sacramento ()
- Voltron Launching again into Orbit ()
- Mushi-Production's "Nagasaki Angelus Bell - 1945" will premiere on 12/9 ()
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