Press Releases - February 2017
- MangaGamer Releases Yuri-Action Title, Shadows of Pygmalion ()
- MangaGamer Adds Kindred Spirits Manga to Catalog ()
- Tokyo Otaku Mode Launches First Figure Project, Opens Pre-orders for Spice and Wolf Holo Wedding Dress Ver. Figure ()
- A Silent Voice Animated Movie Acquired by Viz Media Europe ()
- Central American Duelists Visit Guatemala City for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series March 18 - 19 ()
- Viz Media Announces the Home Media Release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Former Ghibli Professional Hirokatsu Kihara as its Sixth Japanese Guest ()
- MangaGamer Announces Kuroinu Chapter 1 ()
- Earth Colors Exhibit- Higashiji Kazuki Art Exhibit to be Held in Akihabara ()
- Coming Soon: 'ChronoClock'; Nutaku and Sekai Project Partnership ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Robbie Daymond and Patrick Seitz as its Tenth and Eleventh North American Guests ()
- The Pokémon Company International Unveils Brand-New Gallery Figures Line ()
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is coming to Europe in 2017 ()
- Tower Defense Battle of Maou: The Absurd Hero Assault Morphs its Way onto Mobile ()
- Viz Media Announces Preorders for One-Punch Man Home Media Release ()
- ASIA On Tour Featuring Miyavi from Japan, Slot Machine from Thailand and Kiha & The Faces from Korea - April 9 at Belasco Theater ()
- New LGBTQ Comic 'Eden's Mercy' Kickstarter Launches with Juné Manga and Velvet Toucher ()
- Toei and Funimation Reveal New Licensing Agreements for "Dragon Ball Super" at the Collective at Magic February 2017 ()
- Monster Monpiece Finally Arrives on Steam March 14, 2017 ()
- Section23 Films Announces June Slate ()
- Viz Media Expands Best-Selling Video Game Inspired Series with the Launch of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess ()
- New York Int'l Children's Film Festival Announces Complete 2017 Slate ()
- Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, The Most Brutal Warriors Title to Date, Slices into Stores with New Trailer ()
- The Legend Continues in the Latest Update for Shadowverse ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Shingo Natsume as its Fifth Japanese Guest ()
- J-Novel Club Announces the Licensing of Light Novel Series "Arifureta: From Commonplace To World's Strongest" ()
- Aniplex of America Announces U.S. Theatrical Release of -Kizumonogatari- Part 3: Reiketsu ()
- X Japan Reveals Wembley Arena VIP Packages, Exclusive Film Cut ()
- Mikandi Japan Taps E-Comics, Expands Ecchi Portfolio ()
- Capy-san Reveals Dapper Dudes of Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns ()
- Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours' First Concert Scheduled to Have Delayed Broadcast Screenings in Select US Cinemas ()
- Koei Tecmo America Announces Western Release of Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Greg Ayres and Lisa Ortiz as its Eighth and Ninth North American Guests ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Kyle Colby Jones and Bryson Baugus as its Sixth and Seventh North American Guests ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Toru Furuya as its Fourth Japanese Guest ()
- VIZ Media Expands Hunter X Hunter Anime Home Media Collection With the Release of Set 2 on Blu-ray and DVD ()
- Shogakukan Asia to Publish BanG Dream! Manga in English ()
- Viz Media Participates in Katsucon 2017 with Panels and Special English Dub Premiere of Boruto: Naruto the Movie ()
- Combine Attacks and Deal Massive Damage in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and The Mysterious Journey ()
- J-Novel Club Announces Full E-Book Release Calendar for February and March 2017, Reddit AMA on Feb 18th ()
- J-Novel Club Announces the Licensing of Hit Light Novel Series "In Another World With My Smartphone" ()
- Nutaku Exclusively Launches World's Top Selling Adult Game, Kamihime Project ()
- KLab Releases Major Update for Global Version of 'Love Live! School Idol Festival' ()
- iOS Service of Daisuki Next Begins on February 14, Android Version Already Available ()
- Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force And its Deluxe Pack are Available Today in NA, EU, and Asia ()
- Tamashii Nations and Bluefin Expand the Market for High Quality Japanese Collectibles Across North America ()
- New Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Products Highlighted at the 2017 North American International Toy Fair ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Brina Palencia as its Fifth North American Guest ()
- SoftCel Pictures Relaunches With New Adult Anime ()
- Shojo Manga Artist Arina Tanemura at AnimeFest 2017 ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment Introduces World Qualifying Points to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game ()
- Viz Media and Eleven Arts Announce Sailor Moon R The Movie Canadian Theatrical Premiere ()
- XSEED Games Reveals Upcoming Windows PC Release of Senran Kagura Estival Versus ()
- The One Punch Man Phenomenon Rides High Amongst Licensees ()
- Shadowverse Shakes Up Collectible Card Games With Street Fighter V Collaboration ()
- ART OF WAR- Beherit 2017 (Aluminum Metal Coating) - 20th Anniversary Product ()
- Winter Brings a Raging Tempest and Blistering Cold Fusions, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game ()
- Ninja Love is in the Air With Special Naruto Online Events for Valentine's Day ()
- Koei Tecmo America Reveals New Details on Narrative, Weaponry, and Combat of Toukiden 2 ()
- Become a Premium DAISUKI Member Now and Get a Chance to Win Tales Merch ()
- MangaGamer Announces Big #VNtines Sale ()
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline” ()
- Sword Art Online Hits Cinemas With a Special One-Night Event From the Light Novel/TV Anime Series ()
- NATM: New Anime Trailer Marathon (Winter 2017) is Coming to DAISUKI.net in February ()
- Viz Media Announces New Digital Manga Content for February ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Third Japanese Guest ()
- Neo Atlas 1469 Coming to Steam (PC) on February 14th ()
- Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force and a Deluxe Edition Available This Valentine's Day, February 14 ()
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone 1st Encore Pack and Season Pass Now Available ()
- Koei Tecmo America Brings Atelier Sophie and Nights of Azure to Steam® ()
- Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Movie Will Have National Release in Mexico ()
- Nutaku Launches the First Crowdfunding Platform for Exclusively 18+ Games ()
- TOKU Announces the Network Premiere of Ultraman Max ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Features Original Music by Composers Including Elik Álvarez and Freddy Sheinfeld ()
- JO☆STARS and Daisuke Hasegawa Announced as First Guests for Saboten Con in Phoenix, AZ ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Second North American Guests ()
- SaikouCon 2017 Welcomes Lehigh Valley's Own DJ Teez as Musical Guest ()
- Rosenkreuzstilette Released Worldwide on Playism/Steam ()
- Musical Group SeraSymphony and Masters Level Cosplayers to Appear at Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration ()
- MangaGamer Adds UmeSoft's Latest Title, School Idol QT Cool ()
- Return to the Cursed City of Yharnam With Udon's Bloodborne Official Artworks - In Stores May 2017 ()
- Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Brings Some Love to Your PC This Valentine's Day, February 14 ()
- Shout! Factory and Animatsu Entertainment Enter Film Distribution Deal ()
- Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team Coming May 2017 From Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. ()
- Anime Boston 2017 Announces Second Japanese Guest ()
- The "Intimate VR: Eisuke" VR Experience is Now on Smartphones ()
- Kenji Kamiyama and Key Staff of 'Ancien and the Magic Tablet' at AnimeFest 2017 ()
- SaikouCon 2017 Welcomes Musical Guest REAKT ()
- Epic Tactics Adventure, Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers, Advances onto the Playstation®Store ()
- Scriptwriter Dai Sato at AnimeFest 2017 ()
- Double Dragon IV Available Today on Playstation®Network for the PlayStation®4 and Steam (PC) ()
- Viz Media Announces Preorders for Boruto: Naruto the Movie Home Media and the Launch of the Boruto Manga Series ()
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