Press Releases - January 2017
- Amazon Original Crayon Shin-chan Spinoff Series Renews for Third Season ()
- Viz Media Expands the Bleach Anime Series on Blu-ray With Release of Set 2 ()
- Gungho Online Entertainment America Teams With Universal Brand Development to Bring Voltron Legendary Defender to Puzzles & Dragons in Collaboration ()
- MangaGamer Announces the Release of Propeller's Latest Title, Shadows of Pygmalion ()
- Viewster and Anime-Planet Announce Partnership ()
- We Are X Soundtrack to be Released March 3 via Sony Music's Legacy Recordings ()
- New Synthesis Features and Preorder Bonuses Revealed for Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey ()
- Revealing the Rice Digital Exclusive Akiba's Beat NEET Edition ()
- “Corona Blossom Vol.3 Journey to the Stars” Released on Steam by Visual Novel Developer Frontwing ()
- Viz Media Celebrates Weekly Shonen Jump Anniversary with International Promotion and a Special Livestream Event ()
- Udon Entertainment Reveals Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #1 Covers ()
- Section23 Films Announces May Slate ()
- Toukiden 2 Launch Date and Platforms Revealed Alongside Brand New Gameplay Trailer ()
- MangaGamer Adds Chaosrise, an Adult Bullet-Hell Shooter by Multiworld Software to Their Catalog ()
- Voice Actress Atsumi Tanezaki at AnimeFest 2017 ()
- Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2017 Anime Lineup ()
- The Emerald City Welcomes Duelists From All Over the Pacific Northwest & Beyond to Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Seattle February 18-19 ()
- SaikouCon Returns to the Lehigh Valley in 2017 ()
- MIREI & DDR Rocked SacAnime Winter 2017 ()
- Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Sprouting Early This Spring on Nintendo 3DS ()
- Koei Tecmo America Reveals 'Awakening' Abilities in Berserk and the Band of the Hawk ()
- Take Control of Your Fate on Both PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita ()
- H.I.S. Announces Exclusive the Sword Art Online Official Japan Tour ()
- Viz Media Announces Release of the Official Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide ()
- God Wars Future Past Heading West in March 2017 for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita ()
- A Grand Tale of Adventure and Peril Awaits in Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth ()
- Viz Media Expands Overdrive Offerings With Over 48 New Digital Manga Titles ()
- Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Arrives to the PS4 in June 2017 ()
- Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Game Launches ()
- Sentai Filmworks Nets Ajin: Demi-Human ()
- The Journey of the Shepherd Continues in Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 at DAISUKI.net ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces Canadian Release of Girls und Panzer der Film ()
- MangaGamer Releases Da Capo 3 R ()
- New Release of Manga Chapters from Yen Press Plus New Light Novels from Hobby Japan & Overlap Added to Bookwalker ()
- Viz Media and Eleven Arts Expand Special Premieres of Sailor Moon R: The Movie to Additional U.S. Movie Theatres ()
- MacrossWorld Convention Rebrands as “Super Dimension Convention”, Announces 2017 Date and Details ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Collaborates with J-Novel Club to Bring Light Novels to Print ()
- Shout! Factory and Toei Animation Enter Multi-Picture Distribution Deal for New Digimon Anime Feature Film Series ()
- Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea Launches on PlayStation Vita ()
- Makoto Shinkai Masterpiece 'Your Name.' to Open in North American Theaters April 7, 2017 ()
- BRADIO to Release 2nd Full Album, “Freedom” ()
- New Chance for Manga Creators - Kumamoto International Manga Festival 2017 ()
- Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon to Feature JAM Project ()
- Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon ()
- Seven Seas Transcends Time with Satoshi Mizukami's Spirit Circle Manga Series ()
- Seven Seas Revives a Classic with Record Of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch–Gold Edition Novel ()
- Seven Seas Combats Evil with Cutie Honey a Go Go! Manga License ()
- Seven Seas Quests for Love with Dragon Half Manga Omnibus Series ()
- Fist of the North Star Returns to Puzzle & Dragons with All-New Characters ()
- Seven Seas Has Sweet Dreams with Yumi Unita's Sleeping Beauty Manga License ()
- Disgaea® 5 Complete Coming to Nintendo Switch™ in Spring 2017 ()
- Good Smile Company and Max Factory Attending Wonder Festival in Chiba, Japan on February 19, 2017 ()
- H.I.S. Announces Exclusive The Sword Art Online Official Japan Tour ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Shoots for the Stars with Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage Manga Series ()
- No God is Safe - ATLUS Will Launch a New Shin Megami Tensei Game on the Nintendo Switch ()
- January Kyoto Event Report and New Character Announcements from "Uchouten Kazoku" ()
- Puyo Puyo Tetris - The Frantic Four-Player Puzzle Mashup - Comes to the West ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Expands The Testament of Sister New Devil Franchise With Storm! Spin-Off Manga License ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Takes Center Stage with Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night Manga Series ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Moves to the Head of the Class with a Full-Color Edition of Hollow Fields Graphic Novels ()
- A Rose in the Twilight Coming to PS Vita and Steam® in April 2017 ()
- Viz Media Debuts Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 Manga Series ()
- MangaGamer Hosts a Chance to Win Copies of Da Capo 3 R ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Waxes Poetic with The Count of Monte Cristo Manga License ()
- Seven Seas Licenses Devilman G Manga Series ()
- Martian Successor Nadesico Complete Collection Coming April 2017 from Nozomi Entertainment ()
- Seven Seas Expands Line of Manga Illustrated Novels ()
- Naruto Online Follows Up With Brand New Updates ()
- Koei Tecmo America Reveals Included Bonus Content for Upcoming Steam® Versions of Gust Studios Titles ()
- RPG Asdivine Hearts for PlayStation®: Restore the Balance of Light and Shadow in the World ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Dreams Big with Alice & Zouroku Manga Series ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Returns to Battle with the Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Manga Series ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Transforms with Unmagical Girl Manga Series ()
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is Out Now ()
- Viz Media Opens January with the First Digital Manga Update of 2017 ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Raises the Curtain with Hatsune Miku Presents: Hachune Miku's Everyday Vocaloid Paradise Manga Series ()
- Girls' Band Project “BanG Dream!” to Simulcast on Anime Network Online ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Dives Deep with Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea Manga Series ()
- Seven Seas Entertainment Gears Up for Battle with Absolute Duo Manga ()
- Sword Art Online Hits Cinemas With a Special One-Night Event From the Mega-Hit Light Novel/TV Anime Series ()
- Anime “Ghost in the Shell” Returns to Theaters for Limited Engagement February 7 - 8, 2017 ()
- Anime Network Online to Simulcast “Urara Meirocho” ()
- Aniplex of America to Begin Ticket Sales for Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- Nationwide Theatrical Release ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Its First North American Guests ()
- Konami Rings in 2017 with Two New Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Products ()
- Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy Blu-ray and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Coming April 2017 from Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. ()
- Viz Media Invests In Anime Start-Up Company Kitsu ()
- Yoshiki Classical with Orchestra Completes Hong Kong Performance One Day After Cancellation ()
- Tsukino-Con to Feature Toru Furuya ()
- Double Dragon IV Coming to PlayStation®4 and Steam (PC) in January ()
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