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 ()
- Stars of Underworld 3 and Kamen Rider Appear LA Comic Book & Sci Fi Con January 11 ()
- Crunchyroll Uncovers Detective Office 5 ()
- 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 ()
- 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 ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Introduces New Video Portal ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Ikki Tousen from Enoki Films ()
- Naruto's Temari Waves Her Fan at Phoenix Comicon ()
- Anime Jungle Christmas Gift ()
- 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 ()
- Deceased Anime Singer Eri Kawai Releases a Farewell Album ()
- Funimation: Heads Up: New Show A-Go-Go Starts Monday ()
- 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 ()
- 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” ()
- 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" ()
- 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 ()
- Ohayocon Enters Its 9th Year ()
- 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 ()
- 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 ()
- Otakuthon 2009 Announces Dates ()
- Peach Princess Adult PC Dating-Sim Game "Princess Waltz" Now On Sale, Download Purchase Available ()
- Persona 4 In Stores Now ()
- Toy Industry Association Names Top Toys for 2008 ()
- Japanese Fantasy Artists Create Original Works for Alteil.Com's Child's Play Charity Card Sale ()
- 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 ()
- San Japan Announces 2009 Convention Date ()
- Anime Jungle Hentai Event in Los Angeles ()
- TAKII 7 ~Simply SINs"ASIAN"al~ Announced ()
- 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 ()
Yen Press recently gave away the newest volume of their hit light novel series Overlord - not the first volume, the most recent one. What was the thinking behind this? Deb gets into it. ― Q: Why is Yen Press offering the latest digital volume of the Overlord light novel series for free (at least on Amazon and B&N)? I was rather surprised to get an email last night from Amazon showing a $0.00 price. ...
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