Press Releases - August 2012
- Bandai Entertainment to Discontinue Sales of Home Video Products and Graphic Novels ()
- For The First Time Ever, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series In Guatemala September 8-9th ()
- Viz Media Partners With Tout Industries To Give Neon Alley Members And Anime Fans A Fun New Way To Be Seen And Heard ()
- Media Alert: Love, Election and Chocolate starting this Thursday on Anime Network Online ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Love, Elections & Chocolate" ()
- The New Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Season Kicks-Off In Toronto September 1st-2nd ()
- Otakon Members Once Again Step Up for Tsunami Relief ()
- Elements of Manga Style: A New Way Of Learning Manga Book Teaches the Japanese Drawing Style with a New Method ()
- AM2 Announces 2013 Dates And New Convention Model ()
- Otakon In Conjunction with Studio Nasu to Produce First Ever Convention Video Game ()
- JManga releases Namori's "YuruYuri" ()
- Atlus Goes For The Gold(en) With Limited 'Persona 4 Golden: Solid Gold Premium Edition' For PS Vita; 10, 000 Units Will Be Produced ()
- Freehand Launches A New Digital manga Biography Of Famed Japanese Comedian/Actor Rome Kanda At J-Pop Summit Festival 2012 ()
- All-Girl Japanese Punk Band the Akabane Vulgars Announces U.S. Tour ()
- Scotland Loves Anime 2012 Back for its Third Year and Bigger than Ever! ()
- Zipangu Fest Reveals Full Programme: Re-Scored Silent Classics, Animation, Experimental And Brzilians in Japan ()
- Go Crazy for Crazy Strike Bowling ()
- Mugen Souls Release Date Rescheduled For North America ()
- Viz Media Brings The High Seas Anime Pirate Adventure One Piece To Neon Alley This Fall ()
- KumoriCon Returns To Vancouver USA Over Labor Day Weekend ()
- 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival Invites Everyone To Tour San Francisco With New Evangelion 2.0 Voice Tour Guide Application For iPhone ()
- Akikazu Saito Named Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Champion In Tokyo, Japan ()
- The War on Terror Takes A Frightening Turn In The New Sci-Fi Novel Genocidal Organ From Viz Media's Haikasoru Imprint ()
- Polymanga Launches An International Competition To Find "The World's Best Artist" ()
- Japan's ‘Ultimate Air Band’ Release Exclusive Album for the UK ()
- Nekocon Announces Continued Support Of Charity ShelterBox.org With A New Charity Event ()
- Sugo Toys Japan Met With Fan Enthusiasm ()
- 10 Reasons Why Alcon On 6-9 Sept Will Be Amazing - Anime, Cosplay Gaming & More! ()
- VGM Legend And FM Synth Pioneer Comes To Magfest 11 ()
- Reasons to Go To Alcon - Top Ten Countdown ()
- Cladun™ X2 Launches Today On Steam ()
- Anime Midwest 2013 Comes To Hyatt Regency O'Hare ()
- STGCC Strikes With Competitive Gaming Content ()
- Global Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime Continues The Summer Sizzle With The Debut of Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love, and Starting With A Kiss ()
- Viz Media Expands Viz Manga App Interoperability To Include The Recently Released Google Nexus 7 ()
- 2nd Annual International Otaku Day ()
- A Revolution Is Coming ()
- 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival In S.F. Presents Edgy Japanese Fashion Events ()
- The Top 12 Things To Experience At Fan Expo Canada™ ()
- Fan Expo Canada™ Announes A Sneak Peek of Halo 4, The Biggest Video Game Release In History ()
- Nintendo's Portable Game Lineup Offers Boundless Fun For Everyone in 2012 ()
- Section23 Films Announces November Slate ()
- 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival Welcomes Japanese Actor/Comedian Rome Kanda for Special Apperance ()
- Blue Exorcist and Tales of Graces f feature on NEO 101's Double Cover ()
- Zipangu Fest Announces Lineup for Beyond Anime 2012 ()
- Blue Exorcist and Tales of Graces f Feature on NEO 101's Double Cover ()
- Wired Productions Bring Let's Fish! Hooked On To Playstation® Vita In Europe and The US ()
- Terror Cotta Presents Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attacks ()
- The World's Best Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Players To Converge In Tokyo, Japan To Duel For The Title of World Champion ()
- Bunny Drop Releases Today In North America ()
- Japanese Educational Hero "Zeros" to Perform in Little Tokyo ()
- Persona 4 Arena, Already Among Japan's Best-Selling Fighting Games Of All Time, Now Available in North America For PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Systems; Online Performance Patch Imminent For 360 Version ()
- Switchblade Pictures Licenses Oniroku Dan's The Slave Ship ()
- LiSA's Upcoming Single “crossing field” is Coming to America ()
- Viz Manga Digital Schedule Synchronizes Day-and-Date With Current Print Releases ()
- Join Konami Digital Entertainment At The Best Four Days In Gaming– Gen Con Indianopolis ()
- New-Wave J-Pop Band Budo Grape To Tour UK In October ()
- Aniplex of America Announces Durarara!! Limited Edition BD Lunch Box Set on October 30th, 2012 ()
- Watch Planzet For Your Chance To Win a Limited Edition Autographed Poster ()
- Anime USA Announces Video Game Orchestra ()
- Anime USA Announces Mix Speakers Inc. ()
- Anime USA Announces Jamie Noguchi ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Nakaimo ~ My Little Sister Is Among Them!" ()
- Reel Anime 2012 - A Special Event Release in Cinemas September 13-26 ()
- World Cosplay Summit U.K. Team Blog ()
- Crunchyroll Launches Streaming Anime And Asian Drama Application On Playstation®3 Systems Today ()
- Growlanser: Wayfarer Of Time, Highly Anticipated Strategy RPG For PSP System, Now Available Across North America ()
- Naoto Hiraoka Appointed As President And CEO Of Index Digital Media, Inc., (Atlus); Former Company Head Shinichi Suzuki Will Remain As Advisor Until October ()
- Nicholas Brendon To Attend Meta Con ()
- Man With A Mission/ First Stage at Japan Expo With Audience of 5000 ()
- Alcon 2012 ()
- Sentai Filmworks "Persona 4 The Animation" ()
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