Press Releases - May 2014
- Celebrate The Return of Hunter x Hunter With Special Print & Digital Sale ()
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Blasts into U.S. Movie Theaters This August ()
- Adventure Time "Food Chain" - Guest Director Masaaki Yuasa Airs Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. ()
- Ace Combat Infinity Available Today Digitally for the PlayStation 3 System ()
- Aniplex of America to Release Kill la Kill on Blu-ray and DVD ()
- XSEED Games Tells a Story of Seasons on Nintendo 3DS ()
- ShoPro Grants Doraemon Merchandise Rights for Americas to VIZ Media ()
- Aniplex of America to Release Silver Spoon on DVD ()
- Japan Expo USA Announces Akira Yamaoka as Guest ()
- Todd Haberkorn Records Vocals on New Eien Strife Song ()
- The Adarna are Giving Free Music to Registered Guests of SaikouCon 2014 ()
- FUNimation to Premiere Terror In Resonance ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Realm of Light Structure Deck ()
- Experience the 'One Year War' with Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories, coming May 29th ()
- Gurren Lagann Movies Set for Release in a Double Feature Blu-ray Set ()
- Official Announcement: Itachi Uchiha HQS by Tsume ()
- Aniplex of America Announces SAO II Simulcast Details ()
- Home Made Kazoku Plays a Triple-header Show in the U.S ()
- Dazzle Vision Featured in Final Fantasy Agito Battle Scenes ()
- Canada and Sweden Join the World Cosplay Summit ()
- Space Dandy Voice Actor Ian Sinclair Returns to Matsuricon ()
- Gundam Wing and Death Note Voice Actor Brad Swaile Comes to Matsuricon 2014 ()
- "Attack on Titan" Invades Matsuricon 2014 ()
- Revisit The Brutal Action With Battle Royale: Angels' Border One-Shot Manga ()
- Stephanie Young and David Brehm Return to Matsuricon ()
- Attack on Titan's Ashly Burch & Trina Nishimura Coming to Anime Blast Chattanooga ()
- Official Announcement: Madara Uchiha Xtra by Tsume ()
- Viz Media Releases New Volume for Millennium Snow Manga Series ()
- R-Type Dimensions Now Available on the PlayStation(R)Network for PlayStation(R)3 ()
- Tokyo Otaku Mode Joins “Hatsune Miku Expo 2014 in Indonesia” as a Media Partner ()
- Monster Monpiece in North America on May 27; European Release to Follow on June 4 ()
- Section23 Films Announces September Slate ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "K-ON! Season 1" ()
- Hanabee Entertainment Licenses Patema Inverted ()
- Aniplex of America to Bring Sword Art Online Special Guests for US Premiere Screening Event ()
- Viz Media Acquires Complete Sailor Moon Anime, Eps. 1-4 Now Available on Hulu ()
- Animation Director Toshihiro Kawamoto to Attend SMASH! 2014 ()
- MangaGamer Announces Sakura Spirit ()
- Anime Blast Chattanooga Presents Second Round of Guests ()
- Apocalyptic Vampire Manga Seraph of the End Debuts June 3rd In Print & Digital ()
- Lucky Penny Entertainment Announces the Litebox-style DVD Release of Sengoku Collection ()
- eigoMANGA Heads To FanimeCon 2014 ()
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited for Vita Out in August ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Primal Origin Deluxe Edition Available June 13 ()
- What's on at MCM London Comic Con? (ExCel london, 23-25 May) ()
- GAINAX Co-Founder Takami Akai to Attend FanimeCon 2014 as Guest of Honor ()
- Eir Aoi to take part in the “Kill La Kill” Special Event at Anime Expo 2014 ()
- XSEED Games Launches Bullet Witch through Games on Demand for Xbox 360 ()
- Visit The VIZ Media Booth (#126) at Anime Central in Rosemont IL This Weekend ()
- GAINAX Marketing Director Noir to Attend FanimeCon 2014 as Guest of Honor ()
- Aniplex of America to Bring Guests from KILL la KILL to Anime Expo ()
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma System Patch Available 5/14 ()
- New One Piece Unlimited World Red Battle Coliseum Mode Details and Street Date Revealed ()
- XSEED Games Confirms Dual Audio for Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, the Company's Largest Voice-over Project to Date ()
- Hibiki Anime Shop Welcomes Voice Actor Matthew Mercer and Television Host Marisha Ray ()
- Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season Premium Edition Will Hit North American Retailers This September ()
- Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Production Update ()
- Official Announcement: Shikamaru Nara Xtra by Tsume ()
- MangaGamer Announces Really? Really! ()
- MangaGamer Releases Lapis Gunner ()
- The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Coming to Nintendo 3DS ()
- XSEED Games Confirms Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus to Bounce onto PlayStation®Vita this Fall ()
- Maison Plaisir Available August 5, 2014 ()
- Battle Princess of Arcadias Coming to PSN in June ()
- Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress Premium Edition Out Today ()
- Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises Screening ()
- Digital distributor Amimaru publishes Akira Himekawa's manga "Yuana and the Silver Moon" on iPad ()
- Destined for Love Complete Collection Available August 5, 2014 ()
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Announced, Coming November 2014 ()
- Los Angeles Idol & VK Fest comes to LA July 4th Week, Featuring Music Straight from Japan ()
- Warpportal Reveals New Upcoming Mobile Strategy Game Titled “Ragnarok Online: Ash Vacuum” for iOS and Android ()
- DC Anime Club Seeks Cosplayers for Cosplay Parade 2014 ()
- Malta Comic Convention 2014 Dates Announced ()
- Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 Screenings via Tugg ()
- Louisville Anime Weekend 2014 (LAW) Announces Guests Lineup ()
- Japan Expo Opening Its Gates for the Very First Time For 5 Days ()
- DC Anime Club Seeks Cosplayers for Cosplay Parade 2014 ()
- Hanabee Entertainment Licenses Gatchaman Crowds ()
- Hanabee Entertainment Licenses Majestic Prince ()
- Viz Media Supports 2014 Free Comic Book Day with Graphic Novel & Manga Samplers Showcasing New Titles ()
- Japanese Anime and Video Game Vocalist, Ayane and a Human Beatbox Daichi, are Coming to Chicago on June 7, 2014 ()
- Kakashi Hatake Xtra by Tsume ()
- Gecco Teams With VIZ Media To Release Naruto Shippuden Figure at Comic-Con San Diego ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Blade & Soul" ()
- Viz Media Launches Special Digital Sale on Bleach, Naruto & One Piece Manga ()
- Cardcaptor Sakura Complete Series out August 5th ()
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (PSVita) Available in Physical and Digital Forms in North America ()
- Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Limited Edition to be Shipped 5/20 ()
- Sailor Moon Voice-Actress Kotono Mitsuishi to Attend SMASH! 2014 ()
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