Press Releases - November 2007
- Video Games Live to Perform at Spike TV's “Video Game Awards” Premiering Sunday, December 9 ()
- Project Doodie to Debut 3D Animated Trailer at the New York Anime Festival ()
- “Super-Explosive Ninja Insanity” Watch Episode 1 of Ninja Nonsense on IGN.com ()
- Bandai Entertainment Inc. Invades New York Anime Festival with Code Geass & Lucky Star Focus Panels and More ()
- Intermixi is Back with Two New Tours ()
- Tokyopop: New York Anime Event - Movie Filming ()
- A-Kon® Announces Performance by “Budo Grape” ()
- ButterflyNetRender 4.02: Pain-free Network Rendering ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc Releases Kaiyodo's 2G Revoltech Series' Av-98 Ingram 01 (Movie Version) & Tetsujin No.28 ()
- The First Joint Concert Performance by a Master of 'Sounds,' Kow Otani and the Eminence Artists ()
- Yamato USA Online Special ()
- Buy FREEDOM 1-3 Set and Get Original Freedom T-Shirt for Free ()
- Costumes Galore at New York Anime Festival ()
- Big Tent Entertainment Strengthens Support behind Japanese Character Phenomenon Domo with Slew of New Partners ()
- Casshern Premieres ()
- Astro Boy Expert Frederik Schodt Interviewed on Imagi Website ()
- Date of Tora-Con 2008 Announced ()
- Now Shipping from Yamato USA ()
- Viz Pictures Becomes Partner in Bay Area Movie Theatre to Promote Japanese Pop Culture ()
- Frames Per Second Online Charity Auction 2007 ()
- New Live Event: Karaterice Presents Love Mode 2 - Friday December 7th @ Knitting Factory ()
- UC Irvine Extension Offers Third Course in Anime, Manga ()
- Bandai Visual USA Special Holiday Greeting Card Campaign ()
- Organic Hobby USA: ATM-FX Testa-Rossa (Version #2) 8” PVC ()
- Yamato USA Now Accepting Pre-Orders for All New Welcome to Pia Carrot!! G.O. PVC Statue ()
- 'Direct From the Source' - BOST Launches Anime Video-on-Demand Site ()
- Appleseed: Ex Machina to Premiere at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival, Los Angeles, Dec.15 ()
- Chris Malone to be a Guest at Setsucon 2008 ()
- Kyle Hebert to be a Guest at Setsucon 2008 ()
- Save At Least 30% Off the Retail Prices on Almost Everything at RightStuf.com ()
- Pop Japan Travel and Toon Zone Ask "Who Wants To Be A Vampire?" to Promote Cold Steel Tokyo-Sapporo Tour ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces February 26 Release of The Invisible Stud ()
- H.I.S. USA-Japan Tour Service Unveils 2008 Winter and Spring Tours ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Sets Date for Boys Be… DVD Thinpak Collection ()
- New Release Newsletter from Adult Source Media ()
- Local Food Pantry Thanks Tsubasacon for Contributions ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews New York Anime Festival Organizers John McGeary & Peter Tatara ()
- ADV Announces January 22 Releases ()
- ADVFilms.Com Introduces $1.99 Downloads ()
- G-Collections Announces Golden Master Status and December Release of Snow Sakura, New Adult PC Game ()
- New York Anime Festival and Wizards of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering World Championships Take Manhattan by Storm This December ()
- Yakitate! Ja-Pan Bread Hits Both the Screens and the Shops ()
- Voice Bank has Started Delivering MANGA for iPhone/iPod touch Users, as 'Digital Manga Project' with Digital Manga Association of Japan ()
- Viz Media Announces Holiday Retail Campaign with Trans World Entertainment to Promote Deluxe Edition of Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow ()
- Viz Media Announces Debut of Unique Basketball Drama Real at Rare In-Store Appearance of Famed Creator Takehiko Inoue ()
- Yen Press to Publish BL (Boys Love) Titles by Lily Hoshino Starting Fall 2008 ()
- ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga Brings Together Top Industry Execs; New Sponsors, Panelists Added ()
- Bang Zoom! Entertainment Produces Commercial Spot for Trauma Center: New Blood Video Game ()
- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Becomes Official 3rd Party Publisher for Xbox 360® ()
- Providence Anime Conference 2008 Announces Launch Date and Robotech Convention Tour ()
- Viz Media Teams with Direct2Drive to Make Naruto Anime Series Available for Digital Download in the U.S. ()
- Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime ()
- Who Wants to be a Voice Actor? ()
- ADV Announces January 15 Titles ()
- Japanese Translator Job Posting ()
- Subtitler Job Posting ()
- Boysenberry Books Announces New Title, Cigarette Kisses ()
- New Boysenberry Books Website Launches Today ()
- Smith Micro Software Signs Definitive Agreement Acquiring e frontier's 3D Graphic and Animation Software Solutions ()
- ADV Announces January 8 Releases ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Launches Lost Universe Official Site ()
- Fuji Rock Festival Favorite BO-PEEP Premieres on JapanFiles.com ()
- Anime Jungle has Annnounced Its First Screening Event of Jin-Roh ()
- Organic Hobby USA: Tezuka Moderno Labo – “Atom” & “Leo” (Santa Version) – 3” PVC Figures ()
- Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Hires Experient ()
- 20th Century Fox to Release Dragonball August 15, 2008 ()
- Viz Media Announces Naruto Manga Shadow Box Limited Collector Set ()
- 2008 Robotech Convention Tour ()
- Visual Futurist Syd Mead is Taking Questions ()
- ADV Launches Kanon January 1 ()
- Kotobukiya Summons the Star Wars Bounty Hunters to Do Thy Bidding ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc Releases the First Character/Figure as a Part of Kaiyodo's “FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH,” “Rei Ayanami” ()
- A Book Dedicated to Isao Takahata's Animated Films ()
- Dot-anime.us is Now Hosting Anime Blogs, Updated Daily ()
- Krank 3 - New Release Newsletter from Adult Source Media ()
- Castle Point Anime Convention ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today and Astro Boy Director Fred Ladd Talk Early Anime and Live-Action Adaptations ()
- Full Panel and Screening Schedule is Released on NewYorkAnimeFestival.com ()
- Anime Central Searches for the Best UK Cosplayers ()
- Salia of Unicorn Table to be Interviewed During the DJ Asu A-Pop Mix Show ()
- MapleStory iTrading Card Game Hits Shelves Today ()
- Ontamarama Now Shipping to Stores Across North America ()
- Horse Life for Nintendo DS will Arrive at Retail Just in Time for the Holidays from D3Publisher of America ()
- Bandai Entertainment Inc. to Release Kadokawa's Anime Series, Lucky Star ()
- Capcom® Announces Devil May Cry® 4 Collector's Edition ()
- Production I.G Announces a New TV Animation Series ()
- Steve Conte to Appear in Concert at SugoiCon ()
- Viz Media Announces Biggest Issue Ever of Shonen Jump ()
- Biggest Anime Movies and Series of 2008 to be Screened for First Time at New York Anime Festival ()
- Blinkx Partners with Gong to Bring Cutting-Edge Anime Content to Fans ()
- Aksys Games Announces Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles for Release Exclusively on the Nintendo DS in Spring 2008. ()
- Gakuen Alice: Japan's Hottest Shojo Manga Series since Fruits Basket Hits U.S. Stores December 2007 ()
- Japanese Animation Historian to Present at New Bryant Park Kinokuniya Bookstore ()
- Viz Pictures Licenses Four Live Action Films Based on Popular Shojo Beat Manga Titles ()
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