Press Releases - March 2008
- First Round of Guests of Honour Confirmed for Ai-Kon 2008 ()
- Azumi 2: Available May 6th, 2008 ()
- High School Girls Vol. 9, The King of Fighters 2003 Vol.4, & Junk Vol. 6, Available Now ()
- GDH Implements an Open-Pricing Model in the Online Distribution of New Titles ()
- Tora-Con 2008 Announces Voice Actor Carrie Savage and Asu “DJ Asu” Medina as Guests ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews Del Rey Manga Associate Publisher Dallas Middaugh ()
- Otakon ® 2008 Announces US Debut of JAM Project ()
- Zenkaikon 2008 Announces Second Round of Guests ()
- Broadcast Notice: Canadian Documentary Premiere on Omni.2: Animania ()
- Imagi Studios Sets Up Full Marketing Department ()
- March 31st UK Title from ADV Films ()
- GDH Announces Filipino License Deal of Gonzo Rosso's First Original Online Game Pandora Saga ()
- Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Announces SPJA Industry Award Finalists at Tokyo International Anime Fair ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Named as Independent Video Vendor of the Year by Trans World Entertainment ()
- Viz Media Makes 2008 Free Comic Book Day a Manga Day with Special Free Issue of Shonen Jump Magazine ()
- Bandai Entertainment Inc. Acquires “Rocket Girls” ()
- Shokotan “Fever” to Shake Up Anime Expo® 2008 ()
- Castle Point Anime Convention ()
- LeetStreet Boys Releases Music Video ()
- Crunchyroll and Speed Racer Enterprises Announce Strategic Digital Video Partnership ()
- Starz Originals and Manga Ent. Now Available on iTunes® ()
- Eiki Eiki, Mikiyo Tsuda, and le Perrugine Guests at Yaoi Jamboree ()
- Right Stuf Spring 2008 Anime Catalog Features Interview With Emma Creator Kaoru Mori, Fans' Questions About Dubbing The Third ()
- Otakuthon 2008 Announces Guest of Honour Tiffany Grant and First Round of Guests ()
- 2008 Japan Film Festival – Bigger and Better than Ever ()
- Viz Media Announces License for Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody ()
- Time To Play The Game: Takii 5 Releases Final Schedule & Vid Game Tourney Previews ()
- Crunchyroll Announces Content Partnership Program ()
- GDH to Offer Worldwide Online Release Synchronised with Japan Broadcast for New GONZO Titles ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart, Vols. 1, 2 & 3 ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces June 24 Release A Double Scoop of Vanilla: Timeless Ecstasy (Campus / Endless Serenade) ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Emma: A Victorian Romance – Season 1 DVD Collection ()
- BOST Partners with GDH/GONZO for Simultaneous, Worldwide Release of New Anime Titles ()
- Anime Expo® 2008 Announces First U.S. Guest of Honor ()
- Manga Romances to Be Available to Cell Phone and Internet Users ()
- Yamato USA Online Special: Tandem Twin Animal Girls: Dog Annerose ()
- Digital Manga Inc. Announces Five New Yaoi Novels for Fall 2008 ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc Releases the Next Two New Figures as a Part of Kaiyodo's Revoltech Series, “Revoltech Gurren Lagann” ()
- Bandai Visual USA Postpones Three Titles ()
- Star-studded Cast Announced for Capcom's Live-Action 'Street Fighter' Movie; 2009 World-wide Release in Celebration of Street Fighter's 20th Anniversary ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc: Prism Ark “Priecia” – 8 ½” PVC Figure ()
- One Piece Movie to Be Screened at the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan ()
- Cos-Players Break Guinness World Record ()
- GN-U Dou: Galaxy Cyclone Braiger - Braiger: Yamato Announces the Next Revolution in Action Figures ()
- Huge Guest Announcements & Harry Potter Doc Premiere at Florida Supercon ()
- Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation to Hold Symposium at Tokyo ()
- Haruka Episode 1 Streaming on dot-anime.us ()
- Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed to Premiere at Sakura-Con 2007 ()
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion to Premiere on Adult Swim April 26th ()
- Consulate General of Japan in Boston Presents Panel at Anime Boston ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews Actor, Director & Writer Monica Rial ()
- Anime Expo® 2008 Battle of the Bands Call for Entries ()
- Kotobukiya Panel Added to Wizard World L.A. ()
- PiQ Entertainment Magazine Hits Newsstands ()
- G-Collections Adult PC RPG Lightning Warrior Raidy Goes Gold, Sequel Announced ()
- Anime Matsuri Announces Final Round of Guests ()
- Internet Radio Show Anime in the Limelight Returns to Toon Radio ()
- The Pillows are Coming to Seattle ()
- Motteke Sailor Fuku (Take It! Sailor Suits) Themed T's and Much More, Perfect for Dance, Cons, or PJs ()
- Bandai Entertainment Inc. Absolutely Agrees with Funimation Regarding Its Statements on Crunchyroll.com ()
- Anime Expo® 2008 Announces First Japanese Guest of Honor ()
- UK: Seconds Out, Final Round for Shadow Skill ()
- UK: Final Fantasy: Unlimited Complete Collection Out ()
- ADV Films' UK Titles Back on Shelves from March ()
- Yamato Introduces 1:24 Armored Trooper Votoms Infrared Remote Control Scopedog Turbo Custom ()
- Yamato's “Red Shoulder Document” Odon Equipment Set and Scopedog Turbo Custom “Red Shoulder Document” Odon Set ()
- San Francisco's Japantown Host the Anime Street Pavilion at the 4th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration ()
- Robotech Convention Tour and Harmony Gold Invade T-MODE '08 for Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Screening ()
- Guilty Gear 2: Overture on Xbox 360 in Fall of 2008 ()
- J-Wave USA: 3 days of Japanamericana at UCLA, March 13-15, 2008 ()
- Video Games Live to Perform First Video Game Concert in Mexico This Weekend! ()
- DrMaster Publications to Release Mamoru the Shadow Protector, Nephylym, and Feng Shui Academy ()
- Viz Media to Debut Nine New Manga Series for Second Quarter 2008 ()
- Lucky Star to be Released May 6th with Regular and Special Edition ()
- GDH to Simulcast a New Animation Series Nationwide ()
- Japanese Music! At SXSW 2008 ()
- Voice Acting “Brawl” to Take Place at PortConMaine 2008 ()
- Anime Castle Store Grand Opening: New Location ()
- New Hosts Join AX Idol Season 6 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live ()
- Bandai Visual USA Announces [email protected] 2008 Details ()
- Sega Announces Bleach: Dark Souls for Nintendo DS™ ()
- Japanese Technopop Pioneers Motocompo on JapanFiles.com ()
- New York Comic Con Artist Alley Announced ()
- Jacon - Florida's Most Successful Anime Convention - Returns for Its Ninth Year to a New Location, with New Events and New Guests ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment to Release Maria Watches over Us (Maria-Sama ga Miteru) ()
- Speed Grapher Premieres on IFC this Friday ()
- Anime Expo® 2008 & Intermixi Japan Tours Announce: Pre-Registration Grand Prize Getaway to Japan Sweepstakes ()
- Yaoi-Con Announces 2008 Event ()
- Tokyopop Signs Korea's Top Female Manga Creator, Hee Jung Park, to Multi-Book Publishing Deal ()
- Seven Seas Light Novel Giveaway in Exchange for Review ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc: 009-1 “Mylene Hoffman” (Pink Version) Limited Edition – 8” PVC Figure ()
- Lunar Legend Tsukihime Vol 5, Chinese Hero Vol. 5, and Metro Survive Vol 1, Available Now ()
- Pokemon Announces 2008 State Championships ()
- ICv2 Announces 2008 Graphic Novel Conference at New York Comic Con ()
- One Piece Movie to be Screened at the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan ()
- Akibanana.com Relaunches into Your Heart ()
- FITcon - "Florida's Biggest Little Anime Convention" - Returns for a Third Year to the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL ()
- Takii 5 Announces Final #1 Contender's Pass Pre-Reg Deadline & the Debut of "Extreme X-Pose" ()
- Infinity Studios LLC is Proud to Announce the Introduction of Our All Digital Ebooks ()
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