SyFy Channel’s Hit Series available this Fall
SyFy Channel’s Hit Series available this Fall
Run, Jump And Slash Like A Ninja In A FREE New Japanese Pop Culture-Inspired Game App That Joins KAYAC’s Unique Library Of Action Titles Available For U.S. iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
HOUSTON, June 14, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is extraordinarily proud to announce the forthcoming release of the year’s most eagerly awaited animated feature, CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES! The latest brainchild of writer/producer/director Makoto Shinkai, the pioneering creator who first turned the Japanese animation industry on its head by producing the hit VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR almost single handedly using his own personal computer, CHILDREN will be Shinkai’s longest and most complex film to date and promises to further continue the director’s evolution as one of the most important emerging talents in the animation industry. Joining Shinkai once again are some of his most trusted collaborators, including composer TENMON, who has created the score to every Shinkai film since the director’s first short, SHE AND HER CAT; animation director/character designer Takayo Nishimura and art director Takumi Tanji, who have both risen up the production chain with Shinkai, having begun as an animator and background artist respectively on THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS and 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND; and most especially the ground-breaking production company ComixWave Films, which has distributed all of Shinkai’s major works to date.
The digital music store for Japanese music, HearJapan, regretfully announces the closing of HearJapan.com on June 30th. HearJapan launched a new version of the site in February that was over two years in the making. Unfortunately, there were many unanticipated costs in doing this that made HearJapan impossible to manage.
This website will be shut down by June 30th, unless another company decides to purchase the website. HearJapan was started in late 2007 as an mp3 download store dedicated to spreading Japanese music around the world. Until June 30th, users will still be able to make purchases and download music.
LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2012) — Anime Expo® — North America’s largest anime, manga and Japanese pop culture celebration, will take its karaoke competition to an exciting, high-tech level when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 29 – July 2, 2012. Contestants will use the newly launched iPhone/iPad App, “Anime Karaoke Ma’?”, to sing along with their favorite anime songs and compete for the best score given by anime character “Hoshino Sora,” the app’s built-in Karaoke Android.
LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2012) – Anime Expo (AX), North America’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture celebration, today announced three members of Madhouse studio’s “CHIHAYAFURU” creative team – Director Asaka Morio, Animation Director Kunihiko Hamada and Animation Producer Takuya Tsunoki – as Official Guests of Honor when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 29 – July 2, 2012.
The famous shogun who strived to unify all of Japan gets a whole new look this season on this time-slip comedy series
LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2012) – Anime Expo® — North America’s largest anime, manga and Japanese pop culture celebration — officially kicks off Thursday, June 28 with a star-studded Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Anime Expo Official Guests of Honor will greet fans on the red carpet at 6 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony to follow at 7 p.m.
Concluding half of series available as a value-priced DVD set on Oct. 2, 2012
Top Japanese Mobile App Developer Offers 5 New FREE Pop Culture-Inspired Game Titles To U.S. iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Users
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Bold Yaoi/Boys’ Love Manga Publisher Releases Two Acclaimed New Titles This June
Dive Back In… To The Dark Hour!
A fantastic collection of Shigenori Soejima artwork awaits you in Persona 3: Official Design Works
In stores June 20th from UDON and Diamond Distribution!
HOUSTON, June 8, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce their acquisition of Hakuoki. Directed by Osamu Yamasaki (Yotoden, Toward the Terra), this stunning series features character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Trinity Blood, Get Backers) and music by Ko Otani (Another, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing).
Peoria, Illinois – June 7, 2012 – Anime-ZAP!, a fourth-year anime convention happening in Peoria, Illinois, is excited to announce that Anime-ZAP! 2013 will be free for the first 250 attendees. Anime-ZAP! is also excited to announce that the 2013 convention will be held January 4-6, 2013 at the Four Points by Sheraton in downtown Peoria, Illinois. Anime-ZAP! has expanded from being an instant two-day anime convention to be a three-day convention with over 1,000 attendees converging on central Illinois in January.