Press Releases - October 2008
- APE - Special Guest Announcement for Fanfare / Ponent Mon ()
- Fanfare / Ponent Mon at Alternative Press Expo (APE) This Weekend ()
- Halloween Hardcore from Japan: New Compilation CD Features Girugamesh, Dazzle Vision ()
- MomoCon 2009 ()
- Atlus Unleashes Full Persona 4 Video Trailer on Social Links ()
- Navarre Corporation Reports Preliminary Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2009 ()
- Viz Media Announces Collection of Diverse New Titles That Make Ideal Gift Ideas for the 2008 Holiday Season ()
- Domo Arrives in All New Colors from Dark Horse Deluxe ()
- Kitacon Announces New Guests ()
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time DVD Launch Party at Anime Jungle November 18th; Voice Actor Andrew Francis to Appear; Theatrical Poster Giveaway; Contest ()
- Slam Dunk: Crunchyroll Teams Up with Toei Animation ()
- Viz Media Previews Special Video-Game Issues of Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat Magazines; Shojo Beat Presents Official Guide to Hit Manga Vampire Knight ()
- Organic Hobby USA: Renji Murata 1/7 PSE Product #002 – Chris ()
- GONG TV Programs Now Available on iPhone and iPod Touch, with Free vSNAX Videos App ()
- Dabel Brothers Foray into a Post-Apocalyptic Future with ‘Dog Eaters’ This Fall ()
- Steve Conte Update: NY Dolls on TV, S.C. New Band Site, Live Shows, Web Radio ()
- Comic AG Digital Now Available on DriveThruComics.com ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks New Media with Anime News Network's Justin Sevakis ()
- Hachette Book Group Creates New Publishing Division ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Unveils Trailer for the Remastered Toward the Terra Movie at terra.rightstuf.com ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces New Street Date of November 11, 2008 for Emma: A Victorian Romance – Season 2 DVD Collection ()
- Alteil Card Duel Game Halloween Special ()
- A True Triforce: The Obama Campaign, Bawls Guarana, & Charles Cohen Make Their TAKII 6 Debuts ()
- Red-Hot Indies Band SpecialThanks Says "Hello" to JapanFiles.com ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Shikabane Hime: AKA for North American Release ()
- Anime Network now Available on iPhone and iPod Touch ()
- ‘Dragon Ball: Origins’ Goes Gold ()
- Production I.G Presents a New Mamoru Oshii & Production I.G Collaborative Project Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai ()
- School Rumble T-Shirts Now Available from Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment ()
- ‘Dragon Ball Z®: Infinite World’ Goes Gold ()
- Gamers and Anime Fans Unite at EXP Con in St. Augustine ()
- Yumemiru Musical Paradise Event Welcomes Iconic Designers Angelic Pretty and Gothic Folk Duo Kokusyoku Sumire ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Aria The Natural – Part 1 DVD Collection for Jan. 27, 2009 ()
- Witchblade -The Anime Series - Free Episode Now Available on iTunes ()
- Viz Media Brings Popular Manga Properties to 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair ()
- Viz Media Showcases Exciting Anime Properties for All Ages at 2008 MIPCOM Show ()
- Cool Winter Japan – February 6-15 2009 – Osaka, Sapporo, and Kyoto ()
- Adult Source Media Presents Pleasure Island ()
- The DC Anime Club and the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan Present Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody ()
- Bang Zoom! Entertainment Announces Specialized Voice Acting Workshop to Be Held at Bang Zoom! Studios ()
- The Anime After Dark Film Festival Expands to Monterey, California ()
- Creator Series 8: Bloody Snake under the Sun Director Nakai & Trivia ()
- Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema Announces First Films ()
- New York Comic Con Registration is Live on Website ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Previews Moribito with Media Blasters' Merideth Mulroney ()
- CBLDF to Serve as Special Consultant in PROTECT Act Manga Case ()
- Funimation® Entertainment Joins Joost™ ()
- Official “07-Ghost” Website Now Online ()
- Win Free Tickets to See Death Note II: The Last Name from the Anime Kaiju Experience in Theaters October 15 and 16 ()
- Kristen Bell, Matt Lucas Join All-Star Cast of Imagi's “Astro Boy” ()
- May'n Live in Singapore ()
- New Manga Cartoon Guides Teach Science and Technology ()
- Viz Media Highlights an Array of Spooky Manga Series to Keep the Scare in Halloween ()
- Production I.G to Produce 3DCG Feature Film Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror slated in Japan for Summer 2009 ()
- Fluid Friction Comic Launch Devashard ()
- Anime Kaiju Experience Hosts Mini-Manga/Doujinshi Contest ()
- Creator Series 7: 77BOADRUM Director Kawaguchi & Another Giveaway! ()
- Atlus Releases First Batch Of Persona 4 Video Webisodes ()
- Bandai Entertainment Acquires Gurren Lagann Manga ()
- Viz Media Announces Canadian Theatrical Debut of Bleach The Movie: Memories Of Nobody ()
- Fanfare - Ponent Mon at Small Press Expo (SPX) 2008 This Weekend ()
- Go! Comi Announces New Licenses from the Creator of “The Devil Within” ()
- Crunchyroll and Gonzo to Simulcast Linebarrels of Iron ()
- eigoMANGA Distributes With Ingram Periodicals ()
- Imagi Announces Updated Terms for its Financing Agreement ()
- New York - Tokyo and Anime News Network Co-Present the NY Premiere of Genius Party ()
- Co Founder and Former CEO of Manga Entertainment Inc, Marvin Gleicher, Launches Marvin Media, LLC ()
- WMWM's “No Borders No Race” Broadcasting Live Globally October 7th ()
- Bytejacker Heads to the New York Anime Festival ()
- SITACon 2008 Announces Two More Musical Guests and Cosplay Chess ()
- Tekko 1/2 Expands with Carrie Savage, Uncle Yo, and Musical Guest Battlecake ()
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