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Bandai Entertainment to Release “Sword of the Stranger”

May 24, 2008 (Cypress, CA) –Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced this weekend at Fanime that
it would be releasing studio BONES (Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Wolf's Rain, Eureka Seven,
Ghost Slayers Ayashi) theatrical anime feature, Sword of the Stranger directed by Masahiro
Ando (Eureka Seven, Fullmetal Alchemist).

A Japanese language version with English subtitles will play theatrically at the ImaginAsian
Center in Los Angeles and the ImaginAsian Theater in New York starting on July 18th.

The acclaimed film centers a young boy and his dog whose fate becomes intertwined with a
nameless samurai and a fierce assassin. The film features character designs by Tsunenori Saito
(Blood: The Last Vampire).

An English language version is in the works which will be distributed as part of a wider theatrical
release followed by a planned DVD in both regular and Blu-ray formats.

For more information, check www.bandai-ent.com

The ImaginAsian Center Los Angeles is located at 251 South Main Street Los Angeles,
California 90012. To contact the theater please call 213-617-1033 or visit

The ImaginAsian Theater New York is located at 239 East 59th Street, New York, NY, 10022.
To contact the theater please call 212-371-6682 or visit www.theimaginasian.com

About Bandai Entertainment, INC.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier
distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North
America. Titles include Gurren Lagann, Lucky Star, Code Geass, The Girl Who Leapt Throuhg
Time, Ghost Slayer Ayashi, Toward the Terra, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy
Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed
Destiny, My Otome, and many more.

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