Press Releases - December 2012
- Crunchyroll to Stream Documentary of AKB48: To Be Continued and Hula Girls ()
- TBS Anime at Comic Market ()
- Crunchyroll to Simulcast Ai Mai Mi Anime This Winter Season ()
- Crunchyroll to Simulcast Mangirl! Anime ()
- Crunchyroll to Simulcast Encouragement of Climb Anime ()
- Anime Expo "Meet the Guests" Ticket Giveaway and AX2013 Preview ()
- Anime Expo Welcomes Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine as Guests of Honor for AX2013 ()
- ShiftyLook Premiers New Web-Comic Based on NAMCO's Retro Video Game Series, Wagan Land! ()
- Digital Manga, Inc. Celebrates the End of the World with the Rebirth of eManga.com ()
- Crunchyroll to Simulcast Love Live! School Idol Project Anime ()
- Love Live! School Idol Project Acquired by NIS America for the North American Market ()
- TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~ Has Arrived! ()
- Bushiroad Announces English Logo for International English Market ()
- GLaDOS to Appear at Anime Midwest 2013 ()
- Alteil.com and Apocoplay Announce Card Set 12: War Heroes ()
- Namco Bandai Games Announces Naruto Powerful Shippuden to be Released on Nintendo 3DS ()
- Full ComiXology Windows 8 App Available Now! ()
- Golden Globe Awards® Theme Composed by Japanese Music Superstar Yoshiki to be Digitally Released on iTunes in 111 Countries on January 15, 2013 ()
- MangaGamer Announces Release of Slave Witch April ()
- 5 Points Pictures Announces Acquisition & April 2013 S.E. DVD Release of Going by the Book ()
- From Up On Poppy Hill - English Language World Premiere ()
- CafePress and Viz Media Announce a Partnership to Produce & Sell Fan-Customizable Anime Merchandise for Lifestyle Brand Toshin ()
- Nozomi Ent. Announces Value-Priced EMMA: A Victorian Romance - Season 2 DVD Set for April 2013 ()
- Right Stuf's Lucky Penny Announces Hyakko Complete TV Series on DVD for April 2013 ()
- Section23 Films Announces March Slate ()
- Brandon Smith Wins Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2012 ()
- Berserk New Releases - Art of War Releasing Skull Knight Statue ()
- Anime-zing! Announces V is for Villains and Gnome Games ()
- exist†trace Guitarist miko Christmas Event with Sixh. ()
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Takes You to a New Dimension in March 2013! ()
- From Up on Poppy Hill: English Language World Premiere - In Cinemas Dec 20 ()
- Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Chosen as Contender for GameSpot's Best of 2012 People's Choice Award ()
- Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward & PS Vita Bundle Exclusively on Amazon ()
- Get a New Free Comic Every Day at ComiXology! ()
- Idol Group FUDANJUKU Facebook Page Achieves 10,000 Fans in First Month ()
- Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 Premium Edition Ushers in More Yokai Friends in 2013 ()
- The Race to Harness the Power of Monsuno! ()
- NEO#105 Is Out Now, With GINTAMA On The Cover! ()
- Supernatural Romantic Comedy Demon Love Spell Now Available fr. VIZ Media! ()
- Kawaii Kon's First Guest Announcement for the 2013 Show ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces April 2, 2013 DVD Release of Voyeur's Digest ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces April 2, 2013 DVD Release of Perverse Investigations ()
- Ragnarok: A Prayer to the Heavens Quest Update ()
- Maiden Japan Licenses Vampire Princess Miyu TV! ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rurouni Kenshin ~ New Kyoto Arc ()
- Viz Media Offers 20% Off Holiday Digital Manga Promotion ()
- Umineko When They Cry Volume 1 and Volume 2 are Now Shipping to Retailers Across North America! ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Amagami SS+ ()
- Ninja Scroll on Sale Today ()
- Viz Media Offers Android Users an Ad-Supported Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha ()
- Aksys Games Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Fundraiser a Success! ()
- NEW PEOPLE Opens a New S.F. Home Base for Smash Hit Real Escape Game ()
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Demo Available This Week on the PlayStation® Network. ()
- Japan Your Way! PacSet Launches its 2013 Summer To Remember Campaign ()
- Full Metal Panic! -Come Make My Day Online DVD Release ()
- Anime Momotaro Premieres On The East Coast ()
- Artist's Alley and Dealer's Room Registration Opened for CPAC 2013 ()
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Andrew Partridge , founder of Europe's Anime Limited and the Scotland Loves Anime film festival drops by to share his history and insight into the world of European anime distribution. ― ANNCast Episode 324 - Scotland Loves Anime Andrew Partridge, founder of Europe's Anime Limited and the Scotland Loves Anime film festival drops by to share his history and insight into the world of European anime di...
Violet Evergarden and The Ancient Magus' Bride make their bids for the top of the heap as the race grows closer in the final weeks of the Winter season. Find out where your favorites rank! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of t...
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