Press Releases - December 2008
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Explores Anime Vice with Managing Editor Gia Manry ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone from NTV ()
- Neo Angelique Abyss to Fight Evil with Crunchyroll ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Soul Eater from Media Factory ()
- FUNimation Entertainment to Distribute Samurai Champloo ()
- Mnemosyne Releases New Soda, Tentacle Grape ()
- Crunchyroll Scores a Touchdown with Eyeshield 21 ()
- FUNimation Entertainment to distribute Geneon Entertainment's Gungrave ()
- Tsubasacon Announces 2009 Convention Dates & Pre-Registration Has Begun ()
- Comix Wave Films Titles Ride on to Crunchyroll ()
- Funimation Entertainment Acquires Slayers Revolution ()
- Funimation Entertainment Acquires Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo ()
- Funimation Entertainment Acquires Oh! Edo Rocket from Madhouse Studios ()
- The Tower of Druaga-The Sword of Uruk- to Premiere on Crunchyroll ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Last Exile from GDH ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Nabari No Ou from D. Rights ()
- Zenkaikon 2009 Announces Dealer/Artist Rates and Robotech Convention Tour ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Vandread from GDH ()
- Slamdance Celebrates 15 Years: Animation Films at Slamdance ()
- Just in Time for the Holidays: Crunchyroll Announces Pre-Order for 2009 Subscription VOD ()
- Funimation Entertainment Acquires Gad Guard from GDH ()
- Stars of Underworld 3 and Kamen Rider Appear LA Comic Book & Sci Fi Con January 11 ()
- Crunchyroll Uncovers Detective Office 5 ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Introduces New Video Portal ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Ikki Tousen from Enoki Films ()
- Akibanana.com Launches Comprehensive English Akihabara Map. ()
- Akihabara Gets Global With New English Badge Campaign ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Aria The Natural – Part 2 DVD Collection for March 24, 2009 ()
- Capcom® and Eagle One Media Release Four Minute Video Clip from Upcoming Street Fighter® Animated Comic DVD ()
- Naruto's Temari Waves Her Fan at Phoenix Comicon ()
- Anime Supercon's "Broward Anime Festival" Ft. Lauderdale, FL. February 6-8, 2009 ()
- Akiba Fest: Awesome Anime Singer Lineup at Pop the Rock Japan Music Showcase with Psychic Lover, Unicorn Table, Sister Mayo, Takayoshi Tanimoto and Shing02 with DJ Icewater ()
- Del Rey Manga Announces the Acquisition of Ninja Girls ()
- Anime Jungle Christmas Gift ()
- Deceased Anime Singer Eri Kawai Releases a Farewell Album ()
- Funimation: Heads Up: New Show A-Go-Go Starts Monday ()
- Barbican Film - Japanimation, Spring 2009 - After Tezuka, Tekkonkinkreet, Fullmetal Alchemist ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Announces Staff Reductions and Cost-Cutting Initiatives ()
- Organic Hobby USA: Real Artwork Series – Godzilla 1954 3-D Polyresin Poster Art – 11 ½” ()
- Sakura-Con to Host Hangry & Angry Premiere US Performance ()
- My World, My Way: Changing The World (In a Few Easy Steps) ()
- Spike TV Television Highlights - January 2009 ()
- VIZ Media and Warner Home Video Forge Distribution Alliance ()
- Viz Media's Naruto (Uncut), Bleach, and Death Note Now Available on the iTunes Store in Canada ()
- /Open Letter: Upper Deck vs Konami ()
- Directors/Stars of Kamen Rider Dragon Knight at LA Comic Book & Sci Fi Con January 11 ()
- Pop Japan Travel Announces Exclusive Meeting with Vampire Hunter D Creator, Hideyuki Kikuchi ()
- Organic Hobby USA: Shining Wind 1/8 Scale “Xecty” PVC Figure ()
- Japanese Club Music Chart-Toppers Cargo Bring Their Full Catalog to JapanFiles.com ()
- Crunchyroll Rides on with Pony Canyon Inc. to Stream Steel Angel Kurumi and More ()
- Open Letter to Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Duelists ()
- Kurokami the Animation to Be Broadcast Simultaneously in Japan, U.S., and Korea ()
- Mike Sinterniklaas to Appear at Bandai's “Black Sunday” for Freedom Q&A ()
- Guide of Service "The Great Catalog of Manga" ()
- Ohayocon Enters Its 9th Year ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. to Take Control of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME™ ()
- Madman Manga World First – Fruits Basket: The Complete Collection ()
- New Title Acquistion Announcement at Bandai's “Black Sunday” on December 14th ()
- Deux Press Picks Up Cigarette Kisses ()
- [Broccoli USA] Final Warehouse Sale ()
- Intermixi Japan Tours announces new ways to reach Japan ()
- Anime News Network Streams Kite Liberator ()
- Wu Music Group Issues Second Release / Follow Up to Wu-Tang Clan's “8 Diagrams”: The RZA to Present “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” Out January 27, 2009, Appear in New Judd Apatow Film ()
- Otakuthon 2009 Announces Dates ()
- Peach Princess Adult PC Dating-Sim Game "Princess Waltz" Now On Sale, Download Purchase Available ()
- Persona 4 In Stores Now ()
- Japanese Fantasy Artists Create Original Works for Alteil.Com's Child's Play Charity Card Sale ()
- Toy Industry Association Names Top Toys for 2008 ()
- San Japan Announces 2009 Convention Date ()
- Anime Jungle Hentai Event in Los Angeles ()
- TAKII 7 ~Simply SINs"ASIAN"al~ Announced ()
- GDH Opens NiGONZO Doga within Nico Nico Douga ()
- Sony Pictures, Stage 6 Films, Production I.G, New York –Tokyo, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Present NY Premiere of The Sky Crawlers with Special Video Introduction by Director Mamoru Oshii ()
- Crunchyroll and Udon Combo Duke It Out on the Street ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks Baccano! with FUNimation ADR Director Tyler Walker ()
- Soul Chaser Betty Graphic Novel Collection Comes to Stores ()
- eigoMANGA Announces the Release of Sakura Pakk Versus Rumble Pak Manga Graphic Novel ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Refreshes the Maria Watches Over Us Official Site – mariasama.rightstuf.com ()
- Anime South IV, Jan 2-4, 2009, Destin, FL ()
- Japanese & European Simultaneous Webcast for Time of Eve ()
- DLSite.com Now Accepts French Works ()
- Classic Japanese Animation Celluloid Reprints to be Released ()
- Boom Boom Satellites Launch Unique Video Remix Contest and Take on rhe 2008 Summer Blockbuster "Dark Knight" ()
- Joost Launches Application for iPhone ()
- Joost Partners with Nippon TV, Yoshimoto Kogyo and Dentsu to Offer Leading Anime and Comedy Titles in the U.S. for the First Time ()
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