Press Releases - December 2009
- Kawaii Kon Announces First 2010 Guests of Honor ()
- New Usagi Plush Toy Arrives from Dark Horse Deluxe ()
- Atlus Extends Holiday Cheer with the "Twelve Days of Atlus" Giveaway ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Rental Magica Part 2 DVD Collection for April 6, 2010 ()
- X Japan Invites Fans to be a Part of History ()
- Anime Midstream Releases Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh DVD Volume 1 ()
- MaiOtaku.com Announces Anime and Manga Database ()
- Pop Show Japan Returns: Rock the Maid Show in Baltimore ()
- Echostream, OverClocked ReMix, and Uncle Yo to Appear at Genericon in 2010 ()
- Viz Cinema Opens 2010 with Exciting New Films from Japan ()
- NHK - A Japanese Major TV Network - Doing a Documentary on Reni Mimura ()
- Nan Desu Kan Announces Inaugural New Year's Eve Costume Ball ()
- Animeleague Club London on February 6, 2010 ()
- Viz Media Announces New DVD Releases for February 2010 ()
- Cosplayers: The Movie Released on Crunchyroll ()
- Ragnarok Online Cares Campaign Launch ()
- All I Want for the Holidays are “Halo Legends” and “Red vs. Blue” ()
- Atlus Takes Trauma Team™ Fans Inside the Voice Recording Studio in Appropriately Titled "Behind-The-Scenes" Videos ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces Updated Specs for February 2, 2010 Release of Anime 18's Ogenki Clinic Adventures DVD ()
- Section23 Films Announces March Slate ()
- Snow Monkeys, Chinese New Year-Related Tours, and More - Winter 2009 – Spring 2010 Sunrise Tours ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. to Launch Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Regional Qualifer Tournaments throughout Latin America ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Holiday Special 2009 ()
- Crunchyroll and Happinet Announce Release of Extreme Sci-Fi Action Space Opera Epic Series Cobra The Animation ()
- Anonymous Comix Launches New Collaboration Station ()
- Rising Anime Star Toshiyuki Kanno Discusses Direction of “The Babysitter” Episode within Halo Legends ()
- MomoCon Announces First Guests, Peripheral Events, Attendance Cap and Pre-Registration System ()
- 63 Original Songs Tune Up For 2009 Oscar® ()
- Japanese Christmas Show on December 20th at Harmon Cove Outlet Center in NJ ()
- Becca's U.S. Debut CD Alive!! to Drop on March 2, 2010 ()
- VIZ Media Kicks off 2010 with the Release of Natsume Ono's Manga, Not Simple ()
- All Launch Copies of SMT: Strange Journey to Include Bonus Soundtrack CD ()
- Gravity Int. Reduces Subscription Costs ()
- Ghost Hound, To Love Ru On Sale Today ()
- Crunchyroll Announces New Drama Service ()
- Crunchyroll Expands its Korean Drama Catalog with a Partnership with Korea's Premiere Network Giant SBS ()
- Stardust Overdrive Special Edition Available Now ()
- The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations ()
- CAN AM Comics and Anime Expo is Cancelled ()
- San Francisco Bay Guardian Holds a Special Event to Screen 20th Century Boys at New People Viz Cinema ()
- DC Anime Club's Manga Drawing Workshop ()
- DC Anime Club's Anime Swap Meet ()
- Pre-Registration for CPAC 2010 Back Online ()
- Michelle Knotz, Bill Rogers and Uncle Yo Confirmed as Special Guests for CPAC 2010 ()
- Yamato USA Fantasy Figure Gallery - Golden Lover ()
- LeetStreet Boys Release New Single "Comiket" ()
- "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide to Japan" Available January 4 ()
- Pop Show Japan Debuting at Orpheus Nightclub in Baltimore, MD on December 12 ()
- Top Cow Launches on WOWIO ()
- Final Volume of the Ultimate Food Manga - Oishinbo Releasing January 19 ()
- Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment Announce the Aria the Origination DVD Collection for March 2, 2010 ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces March 2, 2010 Release of Anime 18's Night Shift Nurses: Clinical Confessions DVD ()
- Trauma Team Featurette - "6 Doctors" ()
- Comics and Cartoons to Invade Niagara Falls ()
- This Weekend Only - NYICFF Presents "Pom Poko" ()
- Anime Director Hiroshi Yamazaki Offers an All-New Vision of Familiar Characters in “The Duel” Episode of Halo Legends ()
- IVE USA Announces the Kotoko Budokan Live Tour Package ()
- Tainted Reality presents GPKISM and Seileen US Tour ()
- Destination Japan Announces the Tokyo Anime Freedom Tour 2010 ()
- New People Complements the Holidays with Fun Japanese Pop Inspired Gift Ideas ()
- C2E2 and NYCC Staff Hit the Road for Holiday Tour ()
- New 'Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki' Comic Series ()
- Exclusive New Release From Classic Nintendo Producer 'Hip' Tanaka ()
- Clannad After Story On Sale Today ()
- Funimation Entertainment Signs Distribution Agreement with Cybergraphix Animation ()
- 801 Media-Digital Manga Publishing's Adult Yaoi Imprint-Announces the Acquisition of Under Grand Hotel ()
- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brings Classic Animated Series Voltron to Mobile Gamers ()
- Digital Download of Higurashi in English to be Available Worldwide Exclusively at Mangagamer.com ()
- Tainted Reality to Give Away Tickets to See Utada Hikaru in Los Angeles ()
- Tainted Reality to Air Exclusive Interview with Hangry and Angry Plus Hangry and Angry CD Give-Away ()
- Master Chief Takes the Fight to the Covenant in the Third "Halo Legends" Preview Episode," "The Package" ()
- Crunchyroll Expands Their J-Pop and J-Rock Online Music Catalogs with Superstar Groups Girugamesh, Hangry & Angry, MUCC, Vamps and Vistlip ()
- Viz Cinema Makes Music the Centerpiece of December's Film Program ()
- Section23 Films Announces February Slate ()
- Yen Press to Publish Manga Adaptation of New York Times #1 Bestselling Series Gossip Girl ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Discusses Manga Cross-Stitch with Writer and Anime Expert Helen McCarthy ()
- The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Shonen Jump Championship Set to Rock the New Year in the City of Angels – Los Angeles on January 9-10 ()
- BLU Presents: The Spring 2010 Publishing Lineup ()
- Digital Manga Publishing and Softbank Creative Bring Harlequin Manga to eManga.com ()
- FUNimation Entertainment and Animé Los Angeles Announce an Advance Screening of RIN ~ Daughters of Mnemosyne ()
- Viz Media Unleashes Naoki Urasawa's Monster Anime Series on DVD ()
- JAPANiCAN Select: JTB Promotion Reduces Rates up to 51% ()
- Atlus Reveals Demon Password System for Upcoming Nintendo DS™ Sci-Fi RPG Shin Megami Tensei®: Strange Journey™ ()
- The Original Blue Bomber is Back in Mega Man™ Megamix ()
- Viz Media Announces New DVD Releases for January 2010 ()
- Halo Guru Frank O'Connor Discusses Creation and Content of Halo Legends Animated Episodic Films Coming to Blu-ray and DVD ()
- Rinkya Releases the Third Annual Yousei Report for the Eye of the Tiger ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Helps Duelists Protect Their Favorite Cards with New Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Card Sleeves and Portfolios ()
- Switchblade Pictures Double Feature On Sale Today ()
- Salvation from Your Otaku Christmas Dilemma ()
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