Press Releases - Archive

    Saturday April 12, 2014
  • Anime Central to Host Wake Up, Girls! Voice Actress Group

    May 16th and May 17th, 2014

  • Thursday April 3, 2014
  • CRUNCHYROLL TO SIMULCAST JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS ANIME SERIES FOR SPRING 2014

  • Tuesday March 11, 2014
  • Domo-Kun Creator and Sade Dedicate Music Video to Children’s Orchestra in Fukushima, Japan

    On the third anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, Zapuni LLC are proud to release ‘By Your Side’ an animated music video two years in the making, set to Sade's Grammy-nominated song. This powerful and beautiful film is directed by Tsuneo Goda and the award-winning stop motion animation company dwarf, who are responsible for the hit TV series ‘Domo-kun’ and ‘Komaneko.’

  • Wednesday February 12, 2014
  • Digital Manga, Inc. to Bring the Remaining Tezuka Library to the Rest of the Manga Reading World!

    Digital Manga, Inc. to Bring the Remaining Tezuka Library to the Rest of the Manga Reading World!

    Gardena, CA (February 12, 2014) Tezuka Productions Co. Ltd. (Main Office: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Takadanobaba.  President: Takayuki Matsutani) and Digital Manga, Inc. (Main Office: Los Angeles, California, USA.  President: Hikaru Sasahara), are proud to officially announce its latest partnership deal—to bring Tezuka’s backlist of manga titles, which have not yet been adapted and published beyond the shores of Japan, to the English language market, utilizing Digital Manga’s localizing production strong-arm, the Digital Manga Guild—to publish and distribute in digital editions.

  • Wednesday January 22, 2014
  • DARK HORSE AND TEAM NINJA RELEASE YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z #1 - TODAY!

    Comic-Inspired Action Title Confirms New North American Release Date

    Team NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched the three-part YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z digital comic series, providing insight into the backstory in three revealing vignettes. Yaiba takes a break from slaughtering zombies in the debut issue to tell the tale of how his often bloody sword became to be known as “Heartless” as he recounts the story to Miss Monday. Initially released digitally with an all-new full color print comic to be available with the game, as it launches on its newly confirmed North American release date of March 18, 2014, the series is brought to life by Writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, Artist Rafael Ortiz, Colorist Carlos Badilla with special cover art by James Harren. The comic will be available for free download at the Dark Horse Digital Store, www.digital.darkhorse.com, as well as through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes & Google Play). The comic can be found at: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4128.yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-1/2014-01-22

  • Tuesday January 21, 2014
  • CRUNCHYROLL HEATS UP WINTER 2014 WITH EXCITING AND INDUSTRY-LEADING SLATE OF NEW ANIME AND MANGA

    Streaming service announces a record number of anime to watch, including WAKE UP, GIRLS!, SILVER SPOON 2, and NOBUNAGUN

  • Thursday January 16, 2014
  • Cross Media International to Bring Tezuka Productions' Animated Properties and Characters to North America

    TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International production and creative management company Cross Media International (CMI), headquartered in San Francisco, California, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Tezuka's extensive portfolio of popular properties and characters within North America.

  • Wednesday January 15, 2014
  • NYARUKO: CRAWLING WITH LOVE! SEASON 1 PREMIUM EDITION WILL TEACH YOU ALL ABOUT LOVE, LAUGHS, AND LOVECRAFT(?) THIS SPRING!

    2 Blu-ray disc set on sale April 15

  • Friday December 13, 2013
  • Atomic Monkey Entertainment Announces Release of Joint Venture Program, “Anime Say You Radio Ani Raji”

  • Saturday November 9, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “NADIA, SECRET OF BLUE WATER”

  • Friday November 1, 2013
  • THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF IDEA FACTORY INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES TODAY!

  • Thursday October 31, 2013
  • CRUNCHYROLL TO SIMULCAST ONE PIECE ANIME SERIES FOR FALL 2013

  • Wednesday October 30, 2013
  • CRUNCHYROLL LAUNCHES “CRUNCHYROLL MANGA” DIGITAL COMIC PLATFORM

    ATTACK ON TITAN, FAIRY TAIL, and SPACE BROTHERS among the titles to be simultaneously published with Japan release to readers in 170 countries

  • Tuesday October 29, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “LITTLE BUSTERS! REFRAIN”

    Lightning strikes twice in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Little Busters! Refrain.  Yoshiki Yamakawa (Maid Sama, Kill Me Baby) returns to direct this 26 follow up to the original series.  Also returning are Haruko Iizuka, character design and Michiru Shimada, series composition.

  • Monday October 28, 2013
  • SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “MEGANEBU!”

    WARNING! You may experience a strong urge to check your vision after watching Sentai Filmworks’newest acquisition: MEGANEBU!  This 12 episode series is directed by the up and coming Sobi Yamamoto (This Boy Can Fight Aliens) and features character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Hakuoki) with series composition by Deco Akao (Mysterious Girlfriend X).