Press Releases - August 2011
- Live Charity Concert for the Tsunami Victims / Radio Broadcast on USTREAM ()
- Nekocon Announces Bandai & Sentai Filmworks Industry Guests ()
- Anime-SPARK! Announces Return of Quinton Flynn and Chris Rager ()
- Saboten Con Announce Hosts for Masquerade and Musical Guest Eyeshine ()
- Japanese Pop Group Supercell Announces New U.S. Release Featuring Hatsune Miku ()
- Khaotic Kon Announces Charity Event Toy Drive ()
- MangaGamer Announces Go Go Nippon ()
- Rockin' Android To Launch Japanese Independent Games On Steam ()
- Viz Media Dominates the Latest New York Times Manga Bestseller List ()
- Anime Studio at Mac App Store ()
- L'Arc~en~Ciel Email Registration for the World Tour 2012 Starts ()
- DC Anime Club Sailor Moon Party ()
- Crunchyroll Serves Up 25 Of The Latest Episodes From Japan ()
- Enter the Next Generation of Dueling with Generation Force Special Edition ()
- Nekocon Announces More Guests of 2011 ()
- V-Rock Festival '11 Exclusive Ticketing for Overseas Participants! ()
- Gravity Interactive's Ragnarok Violet Quickly Gains Popularity Among iPhone/iPad Gamers After Launch ()
- Ragnarok Online August Novice to Hero ()
- Nekocon Announces Featured Panelist Line Up and BJD Artist Donn Kinney! ()
- Berserk Silver Accessories - Art of War Releasing Guts Ring ()
- New People and Consulate General of Japan Present Cool Japan: Old Meets New in Kyoto with Sou Sou Fashion Designer at 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival ()
- Black Rock Shooter® the Game Licensed for North America and Europe! ()
- Samurai Girls Complete Collection DVD and Blu-Ray Editions on Sale Today ()
- Anime Matsuri Launches New Website and Promo For 2012 Event ()
- Singapore's 1st Official Anime Portal Offers Guilt-Free Anime At a Low Price ()
- Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade to Make Special U.S. Debut at 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival ()
- Stu Levy's "Pray for Japan" Documentary Film ()
- DC Anime Club Presents Video Game Day ()
- Anime USA Announced Tropical Getaway Prize ()
- Anime USA Announces a Tropical Getaway Prize ()
- Crunchyroll Delivers The Largest Selection Of New Anime Weekly ()
- Namco Bandai Games and DeNA to Establish Joint Venture to Focus on Smartphone Social Games ()
- Digital Manga Brings Harlequin Titles to the B&N Nook E-Reading Devices! ()
- GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. Indie Manga From the Tokyo Underground ()
- Viz Media Calls Out to Digital Artists to Submit Work for Art For Hope to Benefit Ongoing Japanese Disaster Relief ()
- Samurai Factory Donates Over 70,000 books in Tohoku Manga Donation Campaign ()
- Digital Manga Brings Harlequin Titles to the B&N Nook e-Reading Devices! ()
- World Premieres from Nancy Sovaca, Faozi Bensaidi, Nacho Vigalondo and Xiaolu Guo are Among 51 International Titles in Festival's Contemporary World Cinema Programme ()
- Festival's Wavelengths Programme Celebrates Innovation and Experimentation in Film and Video with a Lineup of Art World Notables, Master Filmmakers and Emerging Local Artists ()
- Festival Announces Boundary Pushing Vision Titles ()
- The Girls of Ar Tonlico Come Out to Shine! ()
- Nexon America Second Quarter Revenues Increase 38 Percent Over 2010 ()
- RightStuf.com Opens Pre-Orders for REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Apocalypse Saga DVD Set L.E. ()
- Japanese Manga Portal Website - JMANGA.COM - Has Launched in North America ()
- Top Ten Must-Sees at Fan Expo Canada ()
- VIZ Media Debuts The Art of Vampire Knight ()
- K-On! and Haruhi invade J-Pop Summit! ()
- World's Best Pokémon Players Crowned at 2011 Pokémon World Championships ()
- Section23 Films Announces November Slate, Loup-Garoups Available on November 29th ()
- Sierra Nevada Anime Fans Unite Convention (SNAFU Con) in Reno, Nevada, Returns for its Second Year, September 9th Through September 11th ()
- New People Entertainment Licenses the Japanese Pop Music Bio Film Documentary of AKB48-- To Be Continued ()
- Digital Manga Guild Launches First Title on eManga.com ()
- Digital Version of Sci-Fi Manga Masterpiece Neon Genesis Evangelion Launches on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App ()
- Largest Streaming Library Launches Every Week on Crunchyroll ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces License of Ice ()
- All Nippon Entertainment Works Co., Ltd. Established to Introduce Japanese Contents to International Audiences ()
- Establishment of All Nippon Entertainment Works Co., Ltd. - – New Company to Support Overseas Development of Japanese Content – ()
- Aniplex to Host Live Streaming Panel Powered by NicoNico.com ()
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Comes to Super Channel ()
- 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival Announces Expanded Programming and Events ()
- Time Is Running Out To Register for Alcon! Make Sure You Register Now at http://www.alcon.org.uk/register.php Before All the Places are Taken! ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces License of Coicent and Five Numbers ()
- Nico Nico Douga Presents “Rurouni Kenshin Streaming Live: Trust and Betrayal” ()
- Matsuricon Adds Last Second Guests as Several Cancel Appearance ()
- Robert Boyajin from Corona Del Mar, CA, Dominates the Field at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Held at Gen Con Indianapolis El Segundo, CA ()
- Early Japanese Animation (1931-1963) - Aug 8-12 on Network Awesome ()
- Dreams Come True Wonderland 2011, The Night Dreams Come True in the USA Adds Oct 3 Performance in California ()
- New People Welcomes Zaneeds and Danceroid as Guests of Honor to Showcase Vocaloid Music Phenomenon at J-Pop Summit ()
- iSeeToon's Ill-Fated Relationship manhwa app receives excellent reviews! ()
- Madman Acquires Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing ()
- Maids of England - Press Release ()
- Nexon concludes MapleStory's Chaos with Loads of New Content ()
- Viz Media Offers Inventive Fantasy in Ico: Castle in the Mist Novel ()
- Touch Detective for iOS Released August 4, 2011 ()
- Animator And Director Makoto Shinkai Comes to The New York Anime Festival ()
- Hiroyuki Okiura's "A Letter To Momo" World Premiere in Toronto 2011 ()
- Toronto International Film Festival Invites Kids Of All Ages To Its Cinematic Playground ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment Helps to Deliver the Best Four Days in Gaming at Gen Con Indianapolis ()
- Crunchyroll Sends Fans on a Feeding Frenzy With the Latest Anime This Week ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces License of No. 6 ()
- When The Clock Strikes Twelve Midnight Madness Delivers Wild Cinematic Thrills ()
- August Sizzles with New Digital Releases for Vizmanga.com and the Viz Manga App ()
- Nucleus Presents Junko Mizuno's Cinderalla ()
- Colony Drop Saves Anime Publishing with The Last American Fanzine ()
- BLEACH: Soul Resurrección for PlayStation®3 is unleashed today! ()
- New People Entertainment to Release Japanese Sci-Fi Thriller Gantz on DVD and Blu-ray In August ()
- MTAC Announces New Venue and April 2012 Dates ()
- Otakon Digs Deep For Japan Relief ()
- MTAC Announces New Venue and April 2012 Dates ()
- Japan's No. 1 Romance Game “Pirates in Love” Has Landed in the USA!! ()
- Voice Actress Junko Takeuchi -The Japanese Voice of Naruto -Comes to New York Anime Fest! ()
- Dentsu Seeking Partners For North, Central & South America For This 'Battle-Ready' Japanese Hit ()
- NEW PEOPLE Welcomes Japanese Fashion Designer h. Naototo 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival ()
- Anime Blast Chattanooga Announces 2nd Round of Guests ()
- International Cosplay Day ()
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and KADOKAWA GAMES Bring Together the Sweet and the “Un-Dead” in Lollipop Chainsaw ()
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