Press Releases - February 2015
- PacSet Announces Animated Spring and Lost Islands II Tours for 2016 ()
- Section23 Films Announces June Slate ()
- Aksys Games Ships Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late ()
- SaikouCon 2015 Welcomes Up and Coming Cosplayer Koralene Cosplay as a Special Guest ()
- Viz Media Details Upcoming Complete Box Sets for Manga Series Claymore and Rosario + Vampire ()
- Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Out Now in North America, Feb. 27th in Europe ()
- Bandai Namco Games America Inc. Launches the Biggest Dragon Ball Game Ever with Dragon Ball Xenoverse ()
- Arc System Works Presents the BlazBlue Experience at Sakura Con 2015 ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Knights of Sidonia ()
- Swinging Popsicle Opens 20th Anniversary Website ()
- Genericon XXVIII Welcomes Tristan MacAvery and Returning Guests Uncle Yo and Antipode ()
- Urbangarde to Make USA Debut at A-Kon 26 ()
- Bandai Namco Games Updates Outcast Odyssey with New Features ()
- Viz Media Acquires Publishing Rights for New Shonen Jump Manga Series My Hero Academia ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Secrets of Eternity Super Edition to be Released February 27 ()
- JAST USA Announces Upcoming Release of Kana Okaeri ()
- Viki Global TV Signs Deal with TV Asahi To Exclusively Simulcast Innocent Lilies 2 ()
- Viz Media Announces New Doraemon Partners, Beard Papa's and JFC International ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Heads to Guatemala City ()
- Viz Media Acquires Ultraman Manga Series ()
- Nozomi Entertainment Acquires Please Teacher! and Please Twins! ()
- Crunchyroll to Stream Holy Knight Anime with Exclusive New English Dub Across North America ()
- Project Cars Release Date Shifts to April 2015 ()
- Eir Aoi Releases 9th Single Genesis ()
- Arc System Works Hosts BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma and Guilty Gear Xrd Tournament at Sakura Con 2015 ()
- Aniplex of America Plans to Release Magi: The Kingdom of Magic on Complete DVD Sets ()
- Viz Media Previews The Home Media Release of Ranma 1/2 ()
- TBS Contributes Characters from Beyond the Boundary Anime to Chinese Smartphone App WeChat ()
- Sailor Moon Orchestra Concert Comes to Los Angeles ()
- The Nerd Prom Comes to Wyoming, Michigan February 28 ()
- Aniplex of America Announces Hanamonogatari Blu-ray Set Details ()
- Aniplex of America to Release World Conquest Zvezda Plot on DVD ()
- Aniplex of America to Release the Garden of sinners -recalled out summer- ()
- Aniplex of America Acquires The Anthem of the Heart -Beautiful word Beautiful world- ()
- Sword Art Online II Coming to Toonami on March 28th ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Quintuples Down on Broadcast Dubs ()
- Control the Skies Today in Bandai Namco Games America Inc.'s Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ for New Nintendo 3DS XL ()
- GARNiDELiA Announced as a Music Guest of Honor at Sakura-Con ()
- Tokyo School Life Now on Steam ()
- Princess Evangile Available for Pre-Orders ()
- Nozomi Entertainment Announces May 2015 Release for Yakitate!! Japan ()
- Believe It! Naruto Arrives On Animelab. ()
- Viz Media Named the North American Master Merchandise Licensee for the Sci-Fi Horror Anime Property Terra Formars ()
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation Hits North America and Europe This Summer ()
- Viz Productions Developing Feature Film Based on Author Sayuri Ueda's Short Story The Street of Fruiting Bodies ()
- Pokémon Art Academy Competition to Award Promotional Pokémon TCG Cards ()
- AnimeJapan Executive Committee Releases Updated Information on Stage Programs for AnimeJapan 2015 ()
- SaikouCon Offers Valentine's Day Two-for-One Sale on Deluxe and VIP Attendance Badges ()
- Viz Media Announces Home Media Release of Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising ()
- Viz Media and ComiXology Expand Digital Manga Catalog in New Content Update with Books From Shogakukan ()
- SaikouCon 2015 Welcomes Cosplay Burlesque Back as Feature Guests ()
- 4-Piece Vkei Band from Japan "Hero" Livestream Q&A Session at Xenon Los Angeles ()
- Viz Media Expands Manga Catalog with the Publishing Acquisition of Shojo Series Idol Dreams and QQ Sweeper ()
- Viz Media Offers a Digital Manga Update with New Series Debuts and Special Promotion Digital Manga Starter Bundles ()
- Viz Media Becomes the North American Master Merchandise Licensee for the Action Adventure Series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Makes a Stop in the Pacific Northwest with Premier-Level Event in Tacoma ()
- Road to the Pokémon World Championships Kicks Off with Regional Championships Worldwide ()
- Animoca Brands Launches Doraemon Gadget Rush ()
- Jonathan Castillo Gomez Outduels Hundreds of Duelists at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Charleston for the Title of Champion ()
- Viz Media and Eleven Arts Screens The Last: Naruto the Movie in More Than 20 Major U.S. Cities This February ()
- Night Shift Nurses: Carnal Corruption Available May 5, 2015 ()
- Viz Media Announces the Print Debut of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood ()
- Ambition Co., Ltd. Releases Mobile Game Fairy Doll in 10 Countries ()
- Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin to be Released Worldwide Simultaneously With Japan ()
- "Attack On Titan" Voice Actress Trina Nishimura To Appear at Grand Rapids Comic-Con ()
- Fakku Publishing Hanafuda by Japanese Illustrator Okama ()
- Aniplex of America to Distribute Aldnoah.Zero Soundtrack (Import) ()
- Viz Media Announces the Home Media Release of Sailor Moon Season 1, Set 2 ()
- Anime Consortium Japan Streams Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin ()
- Hello Kitty Packs Her Schedule with Fun in the Latest Original Graphic Novel Release from Perfect Square ()
- Viz Media Details Brand New Anime Series Premiers and Key Episodes for February Update to Neon Alley Anime Platform ()
- New Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ Amiibo Skins and Details Revealed ()
- Tsukino-Con Announces Satsuki Yukino as Guest ()
- MangaGamer Releases eden*, eden* PLUS MOSAIC, and Opens Pre-Orders for No Thank You ()
- Scandal World Tour 2015 "Hello World" U.S., Mexico Tickets on Sale Now ()
- Strategy Game The Battle Cats Tops 17 Million Downloads ()
- Anime Hero Naruto's Voice Actor Coming to Manchester and Glasgow Comic Cons ()
- VIZ Media Announces New Officially Licensed Doraemon Branded Tofu from House Foods Corporation ()
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