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 ()
- exist†trace Guitarist miko Christmas Event with Sixh. ()
- 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 ()
- 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 ()
- Anime Momotaro Premieres On The East Coast ()
- Full Metal Panic! -Come Make My Day Online DVD Release ()
- Artist's Alley and Dealer's Room Registration Opened for CPAC 2013 ()
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