Press Releases - August 2008
- Aksys Games: From The Abyss Arrives at Retail ()
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Opens in Seattle Tomorrow; Four New Cities Added During September-November ()
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 14 Announces Finalized Guest & Event List (Revised and Corrected) ()
- Chef Masaharu Morimoto Comes to the NY Anime Fest ()
- Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14, 11:00 am at IFC Center: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time ()
- Anime USA Presents Peelander-Z at Anime USA 2008, Oct. 10-12 ()
- Voice Actors Chris Patton and Cherami Leigh Appearing at Anime USA 2008, Oct. 10-12 ()
- Viz Pictures and NCM Fathom Partner to Bring Live-Action Death Note II: The Last Name Event to the Big Screen ()
- Kaeko Sakamoto Named Best Casting Director by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation ()
- NY Anime Festival Tickets Available at Retailers ()
- Marvel Recreates World Renowned Super Heroes for Japanese Culture, Partnering with Leading Japanese Animation Studio Madhouse ()
- Japanese Electronica - Motocompo Founder Dr. Usui's Solo Album Now on JapanFiles.com ()
- Rinkya Expands Japan Shopping for Virtual Valley Girls ()
- The New York Anime Festival & Bandai Entertainment Lucky Star Video Contest Still Ongoing ()
- Viz Pictures Announces Canadian Theatrical Debut of Live Action Feature Film — Death Note ()
- MangaNEXT Searches for Male Mascot ()
- Anticipation to Present Special Category Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story ()
- Joe vs Joe Collection 2 (Artwork)...September 23rd Release Date ()
- Viz Media Announces Captivating New Shojo Manga Series to Debut in Third Quarter ()
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time to Play Boston and Seattle in August ()
- Atlus Releases Master of the Monster Lair Gameplay Trailer ()
- Vampire Hunter D Short Story Published by NYAF ()
- Viz Media Announces Variety of Exciting Animated Releases on DVD for Third Quarter 2008 ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc releases the tenth character/figure as a part of Kaiyodo's “Fraülein Revoltech,” “Yoko” ()
- Ramen Revolution Reveals Celebritie's “Inner Otaku” ()
- Viz Media Announces the Debut of New Works from Famed Manga Artist Takehiko Inoue Including Slam Dunk and Real Manga Series and Sumi And Water, the Vagabond Art Books ()
- IATV and Toykopop Enter into Multi-Faceted Licensing and Joint Sales Agreement ()
- Bamboo Blade "Tamaki Kawazoe" – 7” PVC Figure ()
- Region Free Hosting Online Shikishi Auction ()
- Animax Asia Brings on Star Creative Team for LaMB ()
- Pokemon: Darkrai DVD UK ()
- PC Gaming Alliance Illuminates the State of PC Gaming Worldwide with Release of Horizons Report ()
- Sunrise Mecha Action Series “Baangaan & King Exkaiser – 6” PVC Figure ()
- Anime Expo® Announces New Videos on AXBackstage Website ()
- DC Anime Club and Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan Present Death Note ()
- FUNimation Channel Adds New Shows to Programming Slate ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc Releases Two New Figures as a Part of Kaiyodo's “Revoltech Series, “Revoltech Enki & Revoltech Protect Gear” ()
- Anime Supercon Adds Dave Willis - Aqua Teen Hunger Force Creator and Voice of Meatwad & Carl and DM Ashura - Digital Music Artist ()
- Setsucon 2009 Registration Updates ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews Actor & Podcaster Kyle Hebert ()
- Atlus Unveils GameStop-Exclusive Preorder Bonus Soundtrack CD for Yggdra Union™ ()
- GDH to Form Business Alliance with Cathay Organisation Group ()
- Video Games Live Returns to London During the London Games Festival 2008 ()
- Akibanana.com Launches Chinese Version ()
- Bandai Entertainment Inc. Responds to Questions about Code Geass Disc ()
- Anime Supercon Adds Nightmare Before Christmas Star Chris Sarandon to Oct. 31-Nov.2, 2008 Convention ()
- MapleStory iTrading Card Game to Release NPC Heroes in the Fourth Set ()
- Japan Society Teaches Language Lessons at NYAF ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Gravitation: Shuichi & Ryuichi Pals T-Shirt & Hoodie Sweatshirt for Fall 2008 ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces New Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya T-Shirts for 2008 ()
- Digital Manga Inc. launches Online Manga Site ()
- Thee Out Mods Cannonball into JapanFiles with "Rock-n-Roll Pirates" ()
- Matsuricon 2008 Finalized Guest List ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results ()
- NY Anime Festival, Del Rey Manga and Samurai Beat Radio to Stage Cosplay Day ()
- Viz Pictures Announces Theatrical Screenings of Visually Striking Dark Comedy Happily Ever After ()
- Crunchyroll Partners with Media Blasters ()
- Crunchyroll Licenses Multiple Gonzo Anime Titles ()
- Mizu Con Announces Confirmation of Guests Vic Mignogna and Yamila Abraham for December 2008 Show ()
- The Egg Drops on Crunchyroll in October ()
- Crunchyroll Adds 12 ADV Films Properties ()
- Weekly New Releases from Adult Source Media ()
- Brad Swaile to Appear at the New York Anime Fest ()
- Otakon 2008 Preliminary Attendance Numbers ()
- Robert Axelrod Joins Con-X-Treme 2008 as Special Guest ()
- Neverland Card Battles Stacks the Deck on PSP This Fall ()
- Asian Titles Join Lineup for 33rd Toronto International Film Festival ()
- Animax's LaMB to Rock with Simple Plan and The Click Five ()
- Bang Zoom! Entertainment Launches New Adventures in Voice Acting Web Site and Plans to Hold Voice Acting Workshop at 2008 New York Anime Festival ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces October 28 Release a Double Scoop of Vanilla: Dollicious Desires ()
- Alteil America's First New Card Pack Release, Entitled "Angels -- The Second Coming", is Here on August 7th ()
- Nekocon Announces Special Guest at Their Booth During Otakon ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Emma: A Victorian Romance – Season 2 DVD Collection ()
- Robert Axelrod, Anime Voice Actor (Robotech, Cowboy Bebop) Appears at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on August 17, 2008 ()
- Viz Media Announces North American Debut of Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei's Ultimo in September Issue of Shonen Jump Magazine ()
- Madman Entertainment Appoints Initiative ()
- TAKII 6 ~NintenDecision 2008~ Unveilings & Updates ()
- Manga University Website Relaunch ()
- Viz Media Previews Dramatic New Manga Titles Set for Release in 2009 ()
- CraveOnline Acquires MyAnimeList - World's Largest Anime & Manga Social Networking Site ()
- Atlus Injects November With Eternal Poison ()
- Anime Vegas Celebrates “The Big Five” ()
- Navarre Corporation Reports Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2009 ()
- Karaterice & the NY Anime Festival Present the Far East to East Showcase ()
- Del Rey Manga Announces New Acquisitions for Summer 2009 ()
- Del Rey Manga to Publish Fan Guide about Superstar Manga Creator Collective Clamp ()
- Viz Media's Tekkonkinkreet by Taiyo Matsumoto Wins 2008 Eisner Award ()
- Otakon© to Host Exclusive Premiere of JRock Revolution Festival DVD and Sneak Peek at X Japan's Tokyo Dome Concert ()
- Alteil Card Dueling Game Summer Tournament ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks Gaming & E3 ()
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