PJT Contest Launches on Anime News Network Today

Nov 17th 2010

Gardena, CA (November 17, 2010) - In recognition of the simulcast of the Aniplex anime titles Oreimo and togainu no chi - Bloody Curs on Anime News Network (ANN), Aniplex of America, ANN, and Pop Japan Travel (PJT) have teamed up to offer Oreimo and togainu no chi fans something very special: the chance to win one of two trips to Japan!

The simulcast of Oreimo and togainu no chi were first announced by Aniplex and ANN earlier this fall and give fans the chance to view two of Japan's hottest new anime series right after they are first broadcast in Japan. As a way of saying "thanks" to the anime fans that tune in to the simulcasts, viewers will be able to participate in a contest to win one of two trips to Japan courtesy of Pop Japan Travel, the leader in Pop Culture tours to Japan.

The contest details can only be accessed by watching the two series on ANN. The prize for the winner of the Oreimo contest will be a trip to Japan on PJT's Tokyo Anime Fair Tour in March 2011, while the winner of the togainu no chi contest will get to join the Fangirl Paradise Tour in May 2011.

“Being able to do something special like this for the viewers of our first simulcasts means a lot to us,” says ANN CEO Christopher Macdonald. “We're very happy to team up with Aniplex and PJT to draw more attention to these great shows and to give two of our fans a wonderful and memorable experience.”

"To get to be a part of this project is a special honor for us," says PJT Director of Operations Gigi Guiting. "We're looking forward to having more anime fans experience all the sights, sounds, and attractions Japan has to offer!"

New episodes of Oreimo and togainu no chi - Bloody Curs stream every week at http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/. ANN is offering a free stream of both shows, in addition to a high-quality video stream for a reasonable subscription fee. Both regular viewers and subscribers are eligible to participate in the contests. People interested in learning more about the Tokyo Anime Fair Tour, the Fangirl Paradise Tour, or the other tours offered by Pop Japan Travel can visit http://www.popjapantravel.com/ or e-mail [email protected] for more information.


About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc.. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex Inc. has introduced a variety of properties including such hits as “Gurren Lagann,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler),” “Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X),” “R.O.D -THE TV-,” and “Blood+,” all of which are licensed and distributed worldwide. In addition to licensing business, the company launched its direct video release business, starting with Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood's End- and –The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- in summer 2010. The company plans to release selected titles in North America including R.O.D –THE COMPLETE- Blu-ray Box and Durarara!! DVDs.

Official Website: www.AniplexUSA.com

About Anime News Network
Anime News Network is the number 1 website worldwide for news and information about Japanese anime and manga. Anime News Network was launched in 1998 and now serves millions of readers from around the world every month. The company is also active in market research and has been streaming anime online since 2008.Anime News Network's mission is to bring the anime industry and its consumers together with the latest and best information, editorial and anime content.

For more, visit http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/

About Pop Japan Travel
Since 2003, POP JAPAN TRAVEL has operated countless group tours and custom tours with themes focused on Japanese anime, manga, video games, music, fashion (to name a few) – all at an affordable price. Pop Japan Travel tours offer a careful balance of the hyper-modern world of J-pop culture and the rich traditions of ancient Japan. Additionally, PJT is the ONLY tour agency to provide exclusive experiences such as visits to anime and game studios, meetings with manga artists or designers, and classes at an actual manga school. On every group tour, a friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and bilingual guide will make sure your experience in Japan is everything you could ever hope it would be, and more.

For more information, visit http://www.popjapantravel.com/

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