Press Releases - December 2013
- Future Card Buddyfight TV Animation Streams on Hulu and YouTube ()
- Matsuricon Announces The First of Several Guests for 2014 ()
- Anime Dating Website Surpasses 20,000 Users ()
- GoBoiano Launches Promotional Video for Anime Social Platform ()
- DeNA Launches Digital Manga Magazine Platform for Smart Devices ()
- Sword Art Online Extra Edition to Stream Worldwide on Daisuki.net ()
- Otakon Vegas Welcomes Prolific Voice Actor and Director Jamie Marchi ()
- Pre-order Opened: Ulquiorra Schiffer HQS by Tsume ()
- Female J-Rock Band Gacharic Spin Returns to America for Tekko 2014 ()
- Distribution and New Collaborative Projects for Tsume ()
- Global Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime Launches Extensive Digital Yaoi Manga Catalog on Amazon Kindle Store ()
- Pre-order opened: Usopp HQS by Tsume ()
- Free Comic Book Day 2014 Full Lineup of Comics Announced ()
- VIZ Media Announces Pre-sale Orders for Classic Ranma 1/2 Anime Series ()
- Anime Boston Announces JAM Project ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Familiar of Zero Season 1 ()
- Aniplex of America to Screen The Anohana Movie Across U.S. and Canada ()
- Aniplex of America Announces Winter 2014 Streaming Line-up ()
- MangaGamer Announces Pre-Orders for Valkyrie Svia ()
- MangaGamer Announces the Release of ef -the latter tale ()
- Ragnarok 2 Launches Largest Update Yet, Advent of Valkyrie ()
- Steam Powered Giraffe Comes to AniMinneapolis ()
- Customize Your Smartphone with Naruto Shippuden and Bleach Image Sets from CocoPPa ()
- Availability of Sasuke Xtra by Tsume ()
- Ragnarok Online: Valkyrie Uprising, Introduces New Community Dungeon "Abyss Dungeon" ()
- Moe Camera iOS App Adds Variety of Moe/Kawaii Cosplay Hair Wigs and Accessories ()
- Print Debut of Nisekoi from VIZ Media in January ()
- VIZ Media Announces Dub Debut of K on Hulu for Limited Time ()
- XSEED Games Shares New Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Visuals as Game Readies for Early 2014 Release ()
- Namco Bandai Games Releases Namco High Onto ShiftyLook.com ()
- MangaGamer Announces Christmas Sale ()
- Sekai Project's New Kickstarter Campaign ()
- VIZ Media Wraps Up 2013 With Up to 20% Off Digital Manga Sale ()
- First Day of School in Conception II + Pre-Order Details ()
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Launch Date & Bonus Announced ()
- VIZ Media Announces the Digital Launch of Multiple Pokémon Manga Series ()
- Texas Toku Taisen Tokusatsu Film Festival; New Video, Guests and Packages ()
- Eric Stuart Coming to Iowa ()
- Aniplex of America Launches Brand New Special Store ()
- X Japan & Yoshiki Ranked #1 of 2013 on Nico Nico Live Music ()
- Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea Announced for North American Retail Release and Hulu Streaming ()
- “Bravely Default” English Voice Cast Announced ()
- Bushiroad Outlines Details of Organized Play Program and Launch Events for Future Card Buddyfight ()
- Australian Poster And Trailer Released For The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki's Final Masterpiece ()
- X Japan Leader Yoshiki Celebrates Launch of Limited Edition Headphones in Collaboration with Soul Headphones ()
- Namco Bandai Games America Inc. Announces Tales of Zestiria for the Playstation 3 ()
- Princess Nine Complete Series Available April 1, 2014 ()
- The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Available April 1, 2014 ()
- Otakon Vegas to Host Space Dandy Launch Event ()
- The Witch and the Hundred Knight Launches March 2014 in North America and Europe ()
- Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ Begins its Preorder at Retail Stores Nationwide ()
- SaikouCon Announces Voice Actors Greg Houser, Bill Rogers, and Marc Swint as Guests of Honor for 2014 ()
- Serving Up Some Sorcery Saga Curry Before the Holidays ()
- Eight New Licenses for Seven Seas ()
- MangaGamer Announces Launch of Online Hard-Copy Sales ()
- AniMinneapolis Announces Jad Saxton ()
- Availability of Black☆ Star Counter-strikes HQS by Tsume ()
- English Production of Space Dandy in Progress—TV Broadcast Dates and Staff/Cast Revealed ()
- DeNA Launches Digital Manga Magazine Platform for Smart Devices ()
- Colleen Clinkenbeard at an Expanded London Anime & Gaming Con this 8-9 February ()
- Permanent 40% Price Drop for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut: The Official Visual Companion ()
- Blast Off into 2014 at the Same Time as Japan with Space Dandy on Animax Asia ()
- Angel Blade Complete Collection Available April 1, 2014 ()
- Mystery of the Necronomicon Available April 1, 2014 ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Legacy of the Valiant Booster Set Available Nationwide on January 24th ()
- Japanese Rock Band Man With a Mission Plays Exclusive Los Angeles Show ()
- Dates Announced for 2014 J-pop Summit Festival in San Francisco ()
- SaikouCon Welcomes Featured Guests The Sci-Fi Photo Guys Back in 2014 ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Shadow Specters Special Edition Available Dec. 13th ()
- Aksys Games' Merry 2013 Digital Sale Begins ()
- Tune in Tokyo Presents Sakura Bomb Holiday Cosplay Party and Anime Rock Show ()
- Tokyo Otaku Mode Fall 2013 User Poll Otaku from 100 Countries Voice Which Characters They Want to Date ()
- Kita-Kon Anime & Culture Convention Announces Second Guest of Honour ()
- Official Release Date and Theater Listing for Evangelion; 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo announced for North America ()
- Namco Bandai Games America Inc. Announces Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution ()
- MangaGamer Announces Release of Touma Kojirou's Detective File ()
- Anime Midwest Announces Singer Raj Ramayya ()
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is Out Today on PSN in North America ()
- Viz Media's Holiday Digital Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes Starts Today ()
- Eir Aoi new singles “sirius-EP” and “Sanbika” is now digitally available in twenty countries including the US ()
- Ayane Releases New Theme for Steins;Gate PS Vita Game ()
- “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014” Announcing the Three Selected Artists ()
- Atomic Monkey Entertainment Announces Release of Joint Venture Program, ““Anime Say You Radio Ani Raji” ()
- Bring Nepal Kids a Smile with Moss Character KOKE-kun ()
- Colleen Clinkenbeard - Voice of Luffy, Gohan & Over 100 Anime @ London Anime & Gaming Con this 8-9 Feb! ()
- Silent Manga Audition 2014: Entry is Open ()
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