Press Releases - January 2011
- Navarre Corporation Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 ()
- 91.8 The Fan's Interview Schedule: Jan. 31 - Feb. 4 ()
- Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce New Street Date of May 3, 2011 for JUNJO ROMANTICA 2 DVD Collection ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment's New Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Booster Set Storm of Ragnarok Invokes Ancient Norse Mythology ()
- MangaGamer Announces Partnership with Hendane! to Bring Hard Copies! First Product to be the Da Capo Limited Edition ()
- ‘Otaku-Verse Zero’ Episode Nine: Premiums, Mascots, & Giveaways at the Tokyo Novelty Museum ()
- Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce SHINGU: Secret of the Stellar Wars DVD Thinpak Collection ()
- Udon to Release Mega Man Gigamix Manga Series ()
- Anime USA Announces Trina Nishimura as First Guest ()
- Sony Computer Entertainment Announces Its Next Generation Portable Entertainment System ()
- Naruto Manga Series Reaches Milestone ()
- Anime Matsuri announces guests for 2011 ()
- Japanese Hard Rock Band RAMPANT to Appear at Tekkoshocon 2011 ()
- Anime Milwaukee Convention Announces Guests Spike SPencer, Monica Rial, Chris Cason, Doug Walker and Uncle Yo ()
- The Florida Anime Experience Comes to Orlando, FL on Memorial Day Weekend ()
- Crunchyroll Releases a Rich Array of Brand New Anime ()
- Pokemon Plans Blockbuster Year With Extensive Offerings Tied to Release of Pokemon Black and White ()
- 91.8 The Fan's Interview Schedule – Jan. 24-28 ()
- Berryz Kobo announces first USA CD release! ()
- Pop Japan Travel Welcomes A-1 Pictures to the Re-branded "Anime Insider Tour" ()
- AM2 Announces the Fan's Official Passport to the Most Anticipated and Hottest Free Convention ()
- FUNimation To Simulcast “Freezing” ()
- MangaGamer Announces Trial Version for Edelweiss ()
- A Teenage Psychic Mixes Romance With Invading Aliens in Arina Tanemura's Mistress Fortune from VIZ Media ()
- Viz Media Launches Captive Hearts, Claymore, D.Gray-Man, and Toriko Manga Downloads for the Viz Manga App for iPad ()
- Anime-SPARK! Adds Samurai Dan and Jillian Coglan ()
- Genericon XXIV Reveals Late Guest Addition: Enjuhneer Artist Jenny Blanchard ()
- Crunchyroll Airs an Assemblage of Anime This Week ()
- Viz Media Launches More Manga Titles for iPad ()
- MapleStory Big Bang Trifecta Now Complete, Unveiling New Mechanic Class ()
- New Sci-Fi Action Series Infinite Stratos to Begin Simulcasting This January Only On Anime Network Online ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces Infinite Stratos License ()
- Animate USA - New Releases in Amazon Kindle Store ()
- Kawaii Kon Announces its Second Round of Guests for the 2011 Show ()
- 'Otaku-Verse Zero' Introduces Manga Software 'Comipo!' In Episode Eight ()
- Kampfer Complete Collection on Sale ()
- Animation On Display Announces K-On!, Starcraft II Voice Actors As Guests ()
- Tekkoshocon and Tainted Reality Present US Debut of Visual Kei Group lix ()
- MangaGamer Announces New Release Dates ()
- Anime-ZAP! Announces 2011 Attendance ()
- Section23 Films Announces April Slate ()
- 91.8 The Fan's Interview Schedule – Jan. 17-21, 2011 ()
- Anime Voice Actor Vic Mignogna and Podcasters Anime World Order to Appear at Genericon XXIV ()
- Anime St. Louis Announces the Slants as Musical Guests for 2011 Convention ()
- Aniplex of America hosts “the Garden of sinners” Night US Premiere Event at NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco on February 5th, 2011 ()
- VIZ Media Debuts MÄR on VizAnime.com and Hulu ()
- YALSA Names Ten Viz Media Manga Titles to its 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List ()
- KeepAnimeAlive.com Launches To Combat Piracy ()
- Viz Media to Release Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life DVD and Manga on Feb. 1 ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces Antique Bakery DVD Collection for April 5, 2011 ()
- FUNimation To Simulcast “Fractale” ()
- GANTZ Movie 1.20.2011, Plus Live Interview w/ Ninomiya & Matsuyama ()
- Viz Media Launches 2011 With a New iTunes Anime Promotion for Buso Renkin and Vampire Knight Guilty ()
- New People Welcomes Gantz Lead Actors for Hollywood Premiere ()
- Reni's Monthly Maid Cafe and Show on January 23 ()
- EigoManga's Publisher to Speak at Macworld 2011 ()
- 'Otaku-Verse Zero' Invades Toy Company Bandai in Episode Seven ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Chairman and CEO, Alfred R Kahn, Retires ()
- 11 Eyes Complete Collection on Sale ()
- 91.8 The Fan's Interview Schedule for Jan. 10-Jan. 14 ()
- Fan Expo Canada Adds Fourth Day For 2011 ()
- 9th Annual VES Awards Nominees ()
- Anime Voice Actress Wendee Lee to Attend Phoenix Comicon ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D's Crimson Dragon Double Deck Case Available January 18 ()
- QC Anime-zing! Announces Johnny Yong Bosh, Eyeshine, Russell Lissau and Trevor Mueller ()
- Pittsburgh's Tekkoshocon IX Welcomes International Rap Star Random ()
- 'Otaku-Verse Zero' Celebrates the New Year in Episode Six ()
- Summer Wars Opening January 14 in Washington D.C. ()
- Crunchyroll to Stream Level E ()
- Aniplex's Hourou Musuko to Stream on Crunchyroll ()
- New People Announces a Theatrical Live Event for the Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller - Gantz - In Hollywood, CA on January 20 ()
- Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? to stream on Crunchyroll ()
- VIZ Media Announces Inuyasha Manga Finale ()
- Aniplex's Mitsudomoe Season 2 Coming to Crunchyroll ()
- Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas coming on Crunchyroll ()
- Koihime Muso Complete Collection on Sale ()
- Anime St. Louis Announces the Slants as Musical Guests ()
- Cineplex Entertainment, Cinema Asia Releasing, ELEVEN ARTS and FUNimation Entertainment Present EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE at Select Theatres Across Canada ()
- Viz Cinema Begins 2011 With Screenings of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance ()
- Dragon Crisis! to stream on Crunchyroll ()
- Crunchyroll to stream GOSICK ()
- Asian Media Rights and Funimation Entertainment Agree to Video-on-Demand Partnership ()
- Cardfight!! Vanguard to Stream on Crunchyroll ()
- Beelzebub Coming on Crunchyroll ()
- Rio – Rainbow Gate! to Stream on Crunchyroll ()
- Funimation Entertainment and Toei Animation Announce Online Streaming of Dragon Ball Z ()
- Germany to Host Proto Anime Cut Exhibition ()
- AniMinneapolis Announces Location and Dates in July 2011 ()
- 91.8 The Fan's Interview Schedule for Jan. 3-Jan. 7 ()
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An in-depth, entertaining visit with the husband and wife team behind the adorable felt puppet versions of Popuko and Pipimi from this year's incredible comedy Pop Team Epic! ― On reflection, we were probably an odd sight in that Yokohama cafe. Four people sat around a table, laughing our heads off as one of us held up a doll of Popuko flipping the bird. Ever since it debuted, I've been interested in...
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Koyomimonogatari hones in on Monogatari’s winding conversational riddles with strange and rewarding results. ― Even for the defiantly, deliberately weird Monogatari franchise, Koyomimonogatari is a particularly strange entry. Originally released as a collection of short stories, it eschewed the Monogatari franchise's usual style to tell even smaller vignettes, stories that were so brief and lacking i...
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As a special treat for ANN readers, HIDIVE is giving away a Fire TV plus other prizes to our lucky winners! ― From your phone to your big screen: HIDIVE delivers the content you want, when and where you want it! As a special treat for ANN readers, we are giving away these awesome prizes to our lucky winners: GRAND PRIZE A new Fire TV, 1 year of HIDIVE and a signed poster of DEVILS' LINE by the Engli...
This Shonen Jump hit has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. We discuss our favorite moments and characters from this explosive arc. ― My Hero Academia has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. This week, Nick and Micchy discus...
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Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, LootCrate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! ― Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, Loot Crate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! Monthly a...
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The illustrator for Nisio Isin's smash Monogatari novel series talks in-depth about creating the spectacular images that bring the novel series to life. ― As the illustrator for Nisio Isin's smash Monogatari novel series, digital artist and photographer VOFAN has earned his reputation as a master at rendering light, creating spectacular images that bring the novel series to life, establishing a worl...
This dungeon-crawling action RPG boasts all the style of Studio Trigger's hit series, but not so much the substance. Todd Ciolek digs into this magical adventure. ― It's neither original nor unkind to say that Little Witch Academia stood out on appearances. The series is a charming tale of a misfit at a magical academy, a fantasy staple since well before Harry Potter, but it might not have leapt from...
To celebrate the Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower English Dub premiere, Fathom Events and Aniplex of America are giving away a pair of tickets to 5 lucky winners! ― The first film of this high-stakes trilogy explodes with epic action and heart-wrenching drama, tied together by the original author Kinoko Nasu's unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters. To cele...