Press Releases - March 2012
- Manga Entertainment Announces Acquisitions ()
- You and Me. Season 2 Set to Simulcast on Crunchyroll ()
- Kimi No Todoke -From Me To You- Volume 3 Premium Edition Releases in North America in July ()
- Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Complete Series Premium Edition Releases in July ()
- Folktales From Japan to Simulcast on Crunchyroll ()
- East and West Join Forces: Digital Manga and Papyless Partner to Distribute Manga Digitally ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Phi-Brain ~ Kami No Puzzle Season 2 ()
- Crunchyroll Blasts Off With The Simulcast of Space Brothers ()
- Crunchyroll to Announce Spring 2012 Simulcast Lineup ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Hatsukoi Limited" ()
- MonkeyPaw Games and GAIJINWORKS Test J-RPG Fan Power and Announce Partnership for $500,000 Kickstarter campaign ()
- The Atlus "RE-Vita-Lized" Playstation Network Price Drop Event: PSP System Classic Now Available At Dramatically Lower Prices ()
- Iruma Rioka/Live at "Anime Central" ()
- We Are Fighting Dreamers: TAKII 13 ~United We Stand~ Arrives In Philly On May 26th & 27th, 2012 ()
- AniMinneapolis 2012 Announces Fan Guests ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces The Dirty Pair Flash DVD Collection ()
- DRAGON BALL Z SERIES ONE Comes to U.K. DVD on 2nd July 2012 ()
- Hit Tunes OF FlyingDog are now available via iTunes Europe and U.S. ()
- Nelvana "Sneak Peeks" New Preschool Series and Delivers Fresh Episodes of Fan Favorites at MIPTV ()
- Viz Media Delivers A Second Digital Update For March of New Manga Series Launching on VizManga.com And The Viz Manga App For iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch ()
- Sentai Filmworks Liceses "This Boy Can Fight Aliens!" ()
- J-Rock Screamo Band Dazzle Vision In New UTAU Software ()
- MangaGamer Giveaway Campaign ()
- AM2 Proudly Announces Andrea Libman As An Official Guest of Honor For The Highly Anticipated Convention This June 15-17, 2012 At The Anaheim Convention Center And Hilton ()
- Anime Midwest 2012 Announces Random aka MegaRan, Level Boys, and V is for Villains ()
- "What is Ukiyo-e?" Exhibition at ICN Gallery, April 5 to 28 ()
- K-Pop London! A Party for All Ages on 2nd April! (And more London Anime Con News!) ()
- Naruto vs. Angel Beats in NEO Magazine 96 on sale now! ()
- Misia to Perform At The Opening Ceremony of National Cherry Blossom Festival As Cool Japan Messenger ()
- AM2 Provides More Fun For Passport Holders And Attendees With Purikura Machines for 2012 Convention This June 15-17, 2012 At The Anaheim Convention Center And Hilton ()
- Viz Media To Create Original Graphic Novels Based On Spin Master and Marathon Media's Hit Boys Action Property, Redakai ()
- Live Shows from the Ace Stage and Nico Nico Booth at the Anime Contents Expo 2012 in Japan To Be Streamed Live on Nico Nico Douga ()
- HoriPro Japan announces 37th Annual Talent Scout Caravan ()
- Viz Media's Haikasoru Imprint Releases Award Winning Novel The Navidad Incident: The Downfall of Matias Guili ()
- World Cosplay Summit Announces U.S. Qualifying Round in Hawaii ()
- Aniplex of America to Stream Madoka Magica 5th Episode in English ()
- Gigantor T-28 Officially Licensed Limited Prints On Sale This Thurs. March 22 ! ()
- John Barrowman To Appear At C2E2 ()
- Hip Hop Trio Home Made Kazoku Will Digitally Release Their 6th Original Full Album “Akatsuki”, Including Single “Freedom” (Ending Theme for Naruto Shippuden) ()
- Viz Media Launches 6 New Manga Series On VizManga.com And The Viz Manga App For iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch ()
- GAIA Online Announced As An AM2 Prize Sponsor For 2012 Anime, Manga, and Music Event This June 15-17, 2012 At The Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Hilton ()
- New Anime Series From Legendary Manga Writer Leiji Matsumoto to be Released Worldwide on Viki ()
- Viz Media Invites Manga Fans To "Show Your Shonen Jump Love" With A Fun New Photo Contest ()
- AM2 Announces A-List Voice Actor Quinton Flynn As A Guest of Honor For 2012 Anime, Manga, and Music Event This June 15-17, 2012 At The Anaheim Convention Center And Anaheim Hilton ()
- AM2 Announces Up And Coming Japanese Visual Kei Band Anti1nett and A Call for Performers for the 2012 Summer Festival Stage ()
- Criminal Charges Dropped In Canada Customs Manga Case ()
- Anime-zing! 2012 Announces DJ Jinrei And Other Dance DJs ()
- RIGHT STUF, INC. Establishes 5 POINTS PICTURES, Announces Film Distribution Agreement With CJ ENTERTAINMENT ()
- May J. and Joe Inoue Join Tune in Tokyo for Harajuku Holiday at Royal/T in Los Angeles ()
- Lansing Food Bank Is Local Charity Partner with Shuto Con for 2012 ()
- FLOW To Release New Album "BLACK & WHITE", Appearing At Anime Matsuri 2012 ()
- AM2 Announces ABCTOY4ME As An Official Prize Sponsor ()
- Wonders at WonderCon-- Golden "Special Guest"; Calero Added To Line-up! ()
- Viz Media Announces Activities And Convention Exclusives For Wondercon 2012 ()
- Enter the World of the Curry Kingdom As AM2 Announces US California Premiere of the Legendary Manga Based TV Drama Series Sequel Film: Kaibutsu-Kun The Movie ()
- Harvey Tolibao The Popular Marvel Artist Creates Cover For Indie Manga ()
- Announcing Yutaka Yamamoto's "blossom" Quake & Tsunami Charity Anime ()
- SoulCalibur V Impact 2012: UK-EU Finals and PARTY! March 17 ()
- Update: Anime Dublin April 14 ()
- Help Japan Heal With A Free 3/11-Day Single From i-dep and Shing02 ()
- Anime Day Fundraiser For the Chesapeake High School Band ()
- Seven Seas Announces Werewolf Manga Guardians of Luna ()
- Anime Fans Give Back 2 Japan: Schedule and Guests ()
- Madman to Fans: We Want You... To VOTE! ()
- Namco Bandai Games to Use ShiftyLook to Create Webcomics for Upcoming Smartphone and Tablet Titles ()
- Viz Media Announces New 3-ini-1 Omnibus Manga Editions for Hana Kimi and Skip Beat! ()
- Party the Night Away! AM2 Announces Dance DJ's For Highly Anticipated 2012 Convention ()
- Otakufest 2012 Returns to Maryland ()
- Anime NebrasKon Announces Mascot Contest ()
- Nintendo 3DS Sells 4.5 Million Units in Its First Year in the U.S. ()
- Culture Festival Bunkasai – Sunday 11th March 2012 from 09:30 to 16:30 ()
- Anime Dublin Saturday April 14 ()
- Viz Media Invites Fans to Explore The Supernatural World of the Hit Manga Series Bleach in New Bleach Masked: Official Character Book 2 ()
- Nyarko-San: Another Crawling Chaos Joins Crunchyroll's 2012 Spring Lineup ()
- Special Nationwide Charity Theatrical Engagement on March 14, 2012 Honors One-Year Anniversary of Japanese Tsunami Tragedy ()
- The Stakes Are High As AM2 Announces US California Premiere of the Kodansha Manga Based Live Action Thriller Film Sequel Kaiji 2 ()
- NIS America Brings Zakuro Complete Series Premium Edition to the North American Market ()
- Anime Fans Give Back 2 Japan: Starts March 10 at 5:00PM ET ()
- Madman Screening Room now offering free video content daily ()
- London Anime Con London's Anime and Gaming Convention June 30th to July 1st ()
- Crunchyroll Releases Its Spring Simulcast Lineup Early With Hiiro no Kakera ()
- STEREOPONY Confirms Additional US Tour Dates! Performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana ()
- Switchblade Pictures Licenses Sultry Assassin – The Aphrodisiac Kill ()
- Viz Media Debuts Shojo Manga The Earl & the Fairy ()
- MangaGamer Announces Release of Deardrops ()
- 4Kids Entertainment, Asatsu-DK and TV Tokyo Settle Yu-Gi-Oh! Litigation ()
- Regional Artists, Dances, and Bands Collide at Shuto Con Anime Convention in Lansing ()
- AM2 Announces Sunflex USA's Brand Snakebyte USA As The Official Console Game Room Sponsor For Highly Anticipated 2012 Convention ()
- Madman 'Screening Room' Now Offering Free Video Content Daily ()
- Cosplayer Nation Documentary on American Cosplay Announced ()
- Crunchyroll Celebrates Fourth Annual Global Shinkai Day ()
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