Press Releases - December 2016
- Yoshiki Classical Special Feat. Orchestra Cancelled ()
- Kemco Special Year-End Sale for Android™: 6 Titles Priced Down to $0.99 for a Limited Time ()
- Aniplex of America Adds Fate/Grand Order - First Order- and Granblue Fantasy to their Winter Lineup ()
- X Japan's 'La Venus' In Oscar Contention, To Be Released Early 2017 Via Sony Legacy Recordings ()
- Super Sonico Teases Wedding Bells in Kamu Kamu Wedding Music Video ()
- Anime Consortium Japan to Stream Fate/Grand Order –First Order-, Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga, Rewrite, Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 ()
- BRATS Reveal New Music Video 'Ainikoiyo' From 'To Be Hero' Anime ()
- Premiere American Maid Cafe 'Arcane Maid Cafe' Celebrates It's 1st Year Anniversary at Anime Impulse ()
- Daisuki.net Brings Beyblade Burst to the U.S. For Premium Members ()
- Studio Zero - ATLUS and Persona 5 Director Katsura Hashino Undertake a New Fantasy RPG Title ()
- Celebrate the Holidays in "18: Dream World" ()
- MangaGamer Announces Pre-Orders for Da Capo 3 R ()
- MangaGamer is Releasing Rance for Christmas ()
- It's Time for the Christmas & New Year Sale for 12 KEMCO Titles on iOS ()
- First Anisong Fantasy Live to Showcase in Hong Kong and Singapore in March 2017 ()
- Birthdays the Beginning New Release Date for North America and EU ()
- MCPO Award 2017 ()
- DLsite.com Launches Its Bulk Purchase Discount Campaign ()
- Crunchyroll Announces Its First Ever Anime Awards ()
- Section23 Films Announces April Slate ()
- Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus New Release Date: March 2017 ()
- Discover a Wondrous World in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey ()
- Angels of Death Out Now on Steam and Playism ()
- Viz Media Announces New Officially Licensed Product Partners for Naruto ()
- Viz Media Announces Funko and Threezero as Official Licensed Product Partners for One-Punch Man ()
- Free Comic Book Day 2017 Full Line-Up of Comic Books Announced ()
- Moékuri: Adorable & Tactical SRPG, Now Available on MangaGamer and Steam ()
- Pony Canyon Announces Kuromukuro Dubbed Versions Streaming on Netflix ()
- Anime NYC Tickets On Sale Now ()
- Koei Tecmo America Details Strategic Gameplay Elements of Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers ()
- Poppin'Party Breaks Into Top 10 of Japan Oricon Weekly Chart with 3rd Single ()
- MangaGamer Announces Plans to Release Minature Garden, Dies Irae, and More ()
- Viz Media and Eleven Arts Announce Advance Tickets and Theatre Locations for Sailor Moon R: The Movie U.S. Premiere ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions Movie Tickets On Sale Beginning December 16, 2016 ()
- A Friendship Crossing the Border of Life and Death is Coming in This New Fantasy Anime 「Spiritpact」 ()
- GKIDS to Release Studio Ghibli's 'Ocean Waves' Starting December 28th ()
- X Japan to Perform La Venus on NHK Songs ()
- LoveKami -Divinity Stage- Demo Released on Steam ()
- Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Now Available on Steam (PC) ()
- Discover the Violent History and Painful Truth In Valkyria Revolution ()
- Angels of Death Coming Soon to Steam and Playism ()
- Koei Tecmo America Announces Next Installment in Demon-Hunting RPG Series - Toukiden 2 ()
- Sentai Filmworks Rocks Out With the Girls' Band Project, 'BanG Dream!' ()
- XSEED Games Confirms Launch Date for Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star ()
- Japanese Warlord Dating Sim 'Sengoku Providence' Launches Exclusively on Nutaku ()
- Koei Tecmo America Reveals First Gust Studios Titles to Be Released on Steam® ()
- Jerry Jewell Will Be Attending Otafest in July ()
- Viz Media Announces New 3-in-1 Omnibus Editions of the Samurai Adventure Saga Rurouni Kenshin ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Urara Meirocho” ()
- Free Comic Book Day 2017 Gold Sponsor Comic Books Announced ()
- Funimation Films Announces Advanced Ticket Sales for “One Piece Film: Gold” ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Its First Japanese Guests ()
- 'Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys' Animated TV Series Coming Spring 2017 ()
- MangaGamer Releases Himawari: The Sunflower ()
- Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Makes Windows PC Premiere Today with New Fight-Ready Features ()
- Viz Media Presents a Special Red Carpet Event for the Theatrical Premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie ()
- Koei Tecmo America Introduces Challenging New Boss Monsters in Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Arrives in Nicaragua: New Broadcast Partnership with Telenica Canal 8 ()
- Konami Announces Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist Now Available On PC Steam ()
- Viz Media Releases New Pokémon Home Media Blu-ray and DVD Sets This December ()
- English Dub of 'Dragon Ball Super' Anime Series Set to Premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET ()
- Silent Manga Audition® Round Six (SMA6) Award Winners Announced ()
- DLsite.com Launches Its Half-Price Doujin Campaign ()
- Bluefin Concludes 2016 With a Special Year-End Warehouse Holiday Sale and Online Holiday Giveaway Contest ()
- Pokémon Charmander Arrives at Build-A-Bear Workshop ()
- Lab Zero Games, Titmouse, and Trigger Partner on Indivisible ()
- Luna Haruna Comes to Hawaii for Kawaii Kon ()
- Release Date Confirmed for Suda51's The Silver Case on PS4 ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Promotion to Entertain Visitors at Six Flags Theme Parks This Holiday Season ()
- Viz Media Details New Digital Manga Debuts For December ()
- Aniplex of America Sets Nationwide Theatrical Release Date For Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- ()
- Makoto Shinkai's 'Your Name.' Wins 2016 Best Animated Film Award from Los Angeles Film Critics Association ()
- Viz Media Launches a Prequel for the Manga Series Gangsta with the Release of Gangsta: Cursed. ()
- Broken Spirits Red Carpet Screening at Animé Los Angeles ()
- New Ultraman Films Hit American Movie Theaters January 2017 ()
- 'Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary' Comes to U.S. Cinemas on January 5 and 9 Only ()
- Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Coming to the West on PS4™ and PS Vita in 2017 ()
- Tsukino-Con to Host Cassandra Lee Morris ()
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Will Release in the West ()
- SEGA and Deep Silver to Publish Yakuza Kiwami for PlayStation 4 ()
- Viz Media Highlights Video Game-inspired Graphic Novel and Manga Titles This Holiday Season ()
- Viz Media Spotlights a Collection of Anime Home Media Releases for the Holidays ()
- Announcing Skip Beat! English Dubs of Songs ()
- Visual Novel Localization Project “Re: Sharin no Kuni” Fully Funded on Kickstarter After 10 Days ()
- Voice Cast Revealed for the Official U.S. English Dub of “Dragon Ball Super” ()
- Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Coming to Steam (PC) on December 14 ()
- Dangerous Seduction (“Yougishatachi no Amai Takurami”) Available December 2nd ()
- “Your Name.” and Director Makoto Shinkai Receive Nominations for 44th Annual Annie Awards ()
- MangaGamer is Releasing Rance for Christmas ()
- UDON Entertainment Announces All-new Street Fighter Vs. Darkstalkers Comic Series ()
- 4K Media Announces International Theatrical Distributors for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions ()
- Liberty City Anime Con Adds Seven More Guests ()
- Elvis Vu and Rohan Motie Win Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Anaheim ()
- Koei Tecmo America Reveals 'Endless Eclipse Mode' For Berserk and the Band of the Hawk ()
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