Announces New Video Streaming Service

Torrance, Calif. February 28, 2008 –, the ecommerce site operated by
Bandai Visual USA, announced today the launch of a new streaming video service, which will
offer fans a legal option to view a full episode of Bandai Visual USA titles.

The video streaming will begin in late March 2008 with the first episode of “HARUKA:
Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians” and will be available, free of charge,
for a limited time and to viewers in US and Canada only. Future titles being planned for the offer
include “True Tears,” “Shigofumi: Letters of the Departed,” and “sola.”

Bandai Visual USA President, Tatsunori Konno, said, “We are very excited about this
latest stage for Bandai Visual USA. A big change is afoot in the US anime industry when we can
deliver our work through authorized digital media. Bandai Visual will keep striving to work for
the benefit of US fans.”

Further details and schedules will be announced shortly.

[About] ( is a North American version of, a Japanese
website dedicated to bringing anime directly to fans via the internet. At dot-anime in Japan, fans
can watch over 400 titles and 4000 episodes of anime, download thousands of anime songs, and
purchase their favorite anime DVDs and CDs with a click of their mouse. is
planning to roll out similar services to the North American fans.

[About Bandai Visual USA Inc.]
BANDAI VISUAL USA INC. was established in 2005 as a wholly owned subsidiary of
BANDAI VISUAL CO., LTD. with a mission to facilitate stronger, more active involvement in
positioning, marketing and distribution of BANDAI VISUAL programs in North America. From
its base in Torrance, California, BANDAI VISUAL USA seeks to form new alliances and
reinforce existing ties in an effort to strengthen BANDAI VISUAL's international presence as a
producer and content provider in the ever expanding and diversified specialty programs market.

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