Legend of the Doll Theatrical Premeire set for March 19th

Feb 23rd 2007
“LEGEND OF THE DOLL” THEATRICAL PREMIERE SET FOR MARCH 19TH
First movie of AKIHABARA TRILOGY to be screened at The ImaginAsian Theater in New York City

NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2007)  Central Park Media announced today that it would be kicking off the theatrical release of Legend of the DOLL, the first live action film in the Akihabara Trilogy, with a premiere at The ImaginAsian Theater in New York City (239 East 59th Street) on March 19, 2007 at 7pm. This is the first of 3 movies set in the famed Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo which is a popular destination for hardcore fans of anime, manga, video games and model kits. This city-sized shopping area provides a colorful backdrop and plays an integral part in the storylines of each of the movies.

Prior to the screening, there will be a formal welcome which will include an introduction to the film by Tetsuya Ikeda, the producer of the Akihabara Trilogy movies as well as the producer of “Shall We Dance?” and “Gamera”. As Mr. Ikeda's schedule prevents him from personally attending the premiere, he is preparing a very special video message for the event. In addition, all attendees will be eligible to participate in a prize raffle prior to the start of the movie.

In honor of the strong anime tie-in, all cosplayers who are dressed as either their favorite anime character or in Akihabara style will be admitted free to the premiere. Admission will be charged to all other attendees. Any members of the press wishing to attend the theatrical premiere should RSVP at [email protected] as soon as possible. As the formal welcome ceremony will start promptly and seating will be limited, all attendees are encouraged to arrive on time.

About Legend of the DOLL:
Model-maker and action figure collector Ryouta achieves his lifelong dream when he finally completes his collection with a rare action figure model at a shop in Akihabara. Tragically, the doll is stolen by a group of delinquents before Ryouta can even get it home. Disappointed to his very core, Ryouta wanders the streets until he finds a bizarre, back alley shop. Venturing inside, he purchases an ultra-rare figure named “Airu”. Ryouta rushes the figure home and quickly assembles it...And to his surprise and delight the figure comes to life. Airu is a real, living girl...And she only has eyes for Ryouta! For more information about the Akihabara Trilogy, visit www.asiapulpcinema.com/akihabara.


About Central Park Media:
Central Park Media is a 17-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime and Asian cult films in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga (graphic novels) 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. In addition, Central Park Media releases live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label and underground live-action programming under its Below The Radar 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 www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

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