Press Releases - December 2011
- Broken Blade Airing Throughout January Exclusively on Comcast Xfinity ()
- Natsume's Book of Friends Acquired by NIS America for North American Retail Release ()
- Natsume Yujin-Cho Joins Crunchyroll's Winter Lineup ()
- Crunchyroll to Offer Live-Action Movie: Mooncake ()
- Crunchyroll to Serve Up The Prince of Tennis II This Winter ()
- AM2 Announces Hilton Anaheim Official Room Block Available Now ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Mouretsu Pirates" ()
- Moretsu Pirates Joins Crunchyroll's Winter Lineup ()
- Crunchyroll Prepares to Launch Its Winter 2012 Simulcast Lineup ()
- December Issue of World's 1st Digital Manga Magazine Comicloud On Sale Soon! ()
- UK's Anime Societies Regional Social Returns January 28 ()
- C21 -Steel Battle Chronicles- Begins Commercial Service ()
- FUNimation Announces Red Carpet Premiere of Fullmetal Alchemist:The Sacred Star of Milos ()
- JAST Densetsu Releases Adult PC Game My Girlfriend is the President ()
- Time of Eve: The Movie Released on the iTunes Store ()
- Alteil.com Announces Card Set 10: The Final Confrontation ()
- World's First Japanese Drama Simulcast to Stream on Crunchyroll ()
- VIZ Media Wraps Up 2011 with Second Digital Manga Update for December ()
- Award-Winning Co-Op Platformer Trine 2 Is Out Now on XBox Live Arcade and Playstation Network; Also Available for PC and Mac via Steam ()
- HYPER JAPAN and Tofu Cute present: ‘A Very Cosplay Christmas’ Photo Contest ()
- The End is Mjolnir! Atlus Announces Gungnir, New PSP-Exclusive Tactical RPG From The Makers of Knights in the Nightmare For North America in 2012 ()
- Shonen Manga Star Creates New Cover for GEN Manga ()
- New People Entertainment Releases Gantz II on DVD/Blu-ray on January 17 ()
- VIZ Media Brings Blue Dragon: Trails of the Seven Shadows Now Available on VIZAnime.com! ()
- Atlus Releases New Details about Online Patch for The King of Fighters XIII ()
- Rock of Ages for PC Gets a Merry Update for Christmas! ()
- Fandom Rising - Big Bang Theory meets Jersey Shore ()
- Barnes and Noble and VIZ Media Bring the Digital Manga Experience to Nook Tablet™ And Nook Color™ ()
- Now Casting: Fandom Rising ()
- Steins;Gate's Kanako Ito to Perform at Anime Boston ()
- Viz Media Releases One Piece Color Walk Vol. 2 Art Book ()
- Nico Nico to Stream 'Vocafarre!!' Vocaloid 3 Event Live This Thursday/Friday ()
- exist†trace 2012 USA Tour - Special VIP-only Boston Show Added ()
- London Anime Con Comes to The Rocket Complex on Feb. 11-12 ()
- MangaGamer Announces Trial Version for Deardrops ()
- Viz Media Extends 20% Off Holiday Promotion for All Digital Manga Titles ()
- Demon's Souls Celebrates the Holidays with Pure White World Tendency Event! ()
- XSEED Games to Publish Action Platformer Title Sumioni: Demon Arts on PlayStation Vita System Next Year ()
- G4 to Premiere Marvel Original Anime Series “Blade” on Friday January 13 at 11PM ET/PT ()
- London Anime Con - London's Anime and Gaming Convention Feb 11th to 12th ()
- London Anime Con on 11-12 Feb: Get Your Tickets While Still Available (And Lots of News!) ()
- Eirtakon 2012 - New Committee and Dates Announced! ()
- Mondo Reveals Its First Studio Ghibli Poster: My Neighbor Totoro ()
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos - US Release Schedule ()
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Blasts into Canadian Theatres This January ()
- Otaku America Searches for Cosplayers for New Documentary ()
- Section23 Films Announces March Slate ()
- Burning Love on the Aegean Sea Romance Manga Available Digitally in the US & Japan ()
- Record of Agarest 2 Comes to Europe and North America in 2012! ()
- Kawaii Kon's Fourth Guest Announcement for the 2012 Show ()
- A Romance Manga Made Available Simultaneously in the US & Japan ()
- exist†trace 2012 USA Tour - New York and Philadelphia Dates Announced ()
- PacSet Tours Launches; Announces Animated Spring Tour for Anime Fans ()
- Kawaii Kon's Third Guest Announcement for the 2012 Show ()
- VIZ Media Announces the Launch of New Shojo Manga Series Dawn of the Arcana ()
- New People Kicks Off the Holiday Fun Japanese Style with Three Special Film Screenings on December 17 ()
- Anime USA Charity Auction Announces Record Earnings ()
- VIZ Media Kicks Off Digital Manga Speed-Up for One Piece ()
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos NY & LA Release Confirmed ()
- USTREAM Hosts Live Event for L'arc~en~Ciel's New Album Release ()
- Rozen Maiden Complete Collection & Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre On Sale Today ()
- eigoMANGA and ShortsHD Reach Television Deal ()
- Anime-ZAP! 2012 Dates and Location Have Changed ()
- Next Time at Setsucon… Kyle Hebert Returns ()
- House of Five Leaves Releases in North America in March 2012 ()
- Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce Two Limited-Edition Angel Beats! Lithographs ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Grave of the Fireflies ()
- Anime-SPARK! Features Greggo's Game Shows and Aegis Swordsmanship Academy ()
- Armstrong Cable Launches Funimation Channel Video-on-Demand ()
- Aniplex of America Launches the “Fate/Zero” Blu-ray Disc Box Set on March 7th, 2012 ()
- Arrietty Out to Own on DVD, Blu-ray Double Play & Limited Edition Collector's Edition - 9th January 2012 ()
- For The First Time on Blu-ray! Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart ()
- VIZ Media Unveils Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha's First Cover ()
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