Press Releases - December 2014
- Anime Consortium Japan Announces Its 1st Streaming Titles: Tsukimonogatari & THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS ()
- MangaGamer Announces Release of Space Pirate Sara! ()
- MangaGamer Announces Pre-Orders for eden* and eden* Plus Mosaic! ()
- Littlewitch On Steam Greenlight, Download Available Now ()
- SpringFestNY 2015 Canceled Amid Delays ()
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation, Fair Fencer F Announced for Steam ()
- MangaGamer Announces XXXmas Sale ()
- Giovanni's Island, World's First E-SAKUGA Multi-Touch book ()
- Bandai Announces One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Will Debut in the Americas ()
- Brand New World: TAKII 18 ()
- Viz Media and Eleven Arts Present Theatrical Premiere of The Last: Naruto The Movie in Major U.S. Cities Beginning in February ()
- Aniplex of America set to Import Fate/stay night (Unlimited Blade Works) Blu-ray Disc Box I this March ()
- New Pac-Man Face Watch Chomps the Time Away for Android Wear ()
- Hanabee To Release Kids on the Slope Combo Pack ()
- Hanabee Announces Koimonogatari for Release in February ()
- Hanabee To Release AKB0048 Complete Collection in February ()
- Hanabee Announces Complete Collection of Hiiro no Kakera ()
- Lantis Festival at Las Vegas Adds Special Appearance by Hatsune Miku ()
- Hanabee Announces Humanity Has Declined ()
- Section23 Films Announces April Slate ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh Championship Series Comes to Charleston, South Carolina ()
- UDON Entertainment Announces Capcom Fighting Tribute Art Initiative ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You ()
- Toonami Channel to Launch in Thailand ()
- Yuuhei Satellite to Debut at TouhouCon 2015 ()
- Hanabee Announces The Ambition of Oda Nobuna ()
- Aniplex of America Acquires New Winter Season Title: Saekano:How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ()
- Viz Media Launches Akira Toriyama's Jaco The Galactic Patrolman Manga Series ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses She, The Ultimate Weapon ()
- Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, May 1, 2015 ()
- Cowboy Bebop Comes to Hulu December 19 ()
- Viz Media Concludes 2014 with Digital Manga Update ()
- MOE Can Change! -Myroid 4 Life- New Release in Three Additional Countries ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Unlimited Psychic Squad ()
- Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Available Nationwide ()
- Hanabee Entertainment to Release Majestic Prince Part 2 ()
- New Konami Yu-Gi-Oh! Secrets of Eternity Booster Set ()
- MOE Can Change! -Myroid 4 Life- and Animal Boyfriend Reach Over 200,000 Downloads ()
- Lantis Anisong World Tour Presented in Conjunction with Otakon Vegas ()
- Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Releases 3/10/15 ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses DD Fist of the North Star ()
- Group 1200 Media Opens Theatrical Division Based in New York City ()
- Otakon Vegas Proud to Host Prolific Artist Wendee Lee ()
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation Updated Release Date ()
- AnimeCon.org Announces Updated Refund Policy ()
- Lantis Festival Launches Youtube Channel ()
- Otakon Vegas to Feature Animator, SUSHIO ()
- Anime Festival Asia 2014 Welcomes Record Attendance ()
- Veteran Voice Actor Steve Blum to Guest at Otakon Vegas ()
- Otakon Vegas Welcomes Voice Actress Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ()
- Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz to Guest at Otakon Vegas ()
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Releases on Steam ()
- Berserk Griffith The Battle for Doldrey Figure Now Available ()
- Rune Factory 4 Available Now in Europe and Australia ()
- Yakitate!! Japan Part 1 Available March 3, 2015 ()
- Bushiroad Reveals Plans for First Half of 2015 ()
- LiSA Releases Sword Art Online ED Single "SHIRUSHI" ()
- Prominent U.S. Distributor for Japanese Toy and Collectibles Enhances Executive Team with New Director of Marketing ()
- Lantis Festival Announces JAM Project Solo Performances ()
- Debutting in 2015 Cardiff Anime Con, Bristol Anime Con ()
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Coming to North America Early 2015 ()
- Viz Media Debuts Naoki Urasawa's Suspenseful Manga Series Master Keaton ()
- Director Isao Takahata's Anime “Gauche the Cellist” Multi-Touch Book Now on Sale ()
- NeoAniCon 2015 Registration Rates, Artist Alley and Dealer's Room Space Rates Finalized ()
- “ENCORE” Live Concert Movie Screening Comes to Los Angeles on Dec. 15 ()
- Viz Media Makes Holiday Anime/Manga Shopping Easy with New Gift Guide ()
- MangaGamer Announces Winter Sale ()
- Persona 5 Coming to the Americas on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 in 2015 ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation Available Today on App Store and Google Play ()
- SaikouCon Welcomes RuffleButt Cosplay as Guest of Honor to SaikouCon 2015 ()
- Viz Media Details Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 2 Anime Release ()
- VIZ Media Opens December and the Holiday Season With Update and Promotions ()
- Rune Factory 4 Comes to Europe and Other PAL Territories ()
- Animoca Brands Expands Its Astro Boy Series ()
- Anime Festival Asia 2014 Shares Updates on Regional Plans and Collaborations with Key Industry Heavyweights ()
- YKK's Animation Fastening Days Now Playing Worldwide ()
- Viz Media Acquires Junji Ito's Fragments of Horror Manga ()
- Night Shift Nurses: RN's Revenge Available March 3, 2015 ()
- Midnight Strike Force Available March 3, 2015 ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Dai-Shogun -Great Revolution-" ()
- Etrian Mystery Dungeon is Coming to the Americas ()
- Viz Media Releases New Comedy Series Assassination Classroom ()
- Arc System Works' new action RPG Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy releases today for PlayStation Vita ()
- Viz Media's Neon Alley Details December Digital Anime Update ()
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