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Series Headline News

VIZ Media Serves Up Prince Of Tennis on iTunes

VIZ Media has announced the launch of THE PRINCE OF TENNIS anime series available for Download-to-Rent/Download-to-Own from iTunes in the U.S. (www.iTunes.com) and Canada (www.iTunes.ca).

Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Closes Roster Of Latin American Licensing Deals

Toei Animation has closed Latin American licensing and merchandising agreements in a number of key consumer product categories for three of its top brands, it was announced by Eduardo Lucio, Senior Sales Manager for Toei Animation.

Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Announce Online Streaming Of Toriko

Toei Animation Co., Ltd., Toei Animation Inc. and FUNimation Entertainment will stream the official English-subtitled episodes of “Toriko”, an action/adventure anime series for teen audiences.

Entertainment Headline News

4Kids Files For Bankruptcy

4Kids Entertainment, Inc., the global children's entertainment and merchandise licensing company, announced today that it has filed a petition in bankruptcy for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Entertainment Headline News

EA, FUNimation Announce Mass Effect Anime Movie Deal

BioWare, a division of leading video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and FUNimation Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today an agreement to create an anime feature film adapted from one of the video game industry’s most revered franchises, Mass Effect.

Entertainment Headline News

Heroes Stars to Voice Iron Man, Wolverine Anime Series

Marvel's Head of Television Jeph Loeb announced casting for two of the company's much anticipated anime series, IRON MAN and WOLVERINE, at its WonderCon panel today in San Francisco to the delight of fans in attendance.

Media Headline News

VIZ Media To Stream Anime Series on Netflix

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that several of its most popular anime series will be offered to U.S. audiences by Netflix, Inc., the world’s leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows.

Media Headline News

Tiger & Bunny To Simulcast On VIZAnime.com

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, invites fans to dive into the crime-fighting action of one of the most anticipated anime series of 2011 with the simulcast premiere of TIGER & BUNNY on Saturday, April 2nd.

Media Headline News

VIZ Media Announces New Vampire Knight, Bleach, Pokemon DVDs

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced their new DVD releases for this month. These include the first episodic volume of VAMPIRE KNIGHT GUILTY (the second season of the hit gothic melodrama VAMPIRE KNIGHT), the latest Box Set for BLEACH, and 3 new releases from the latest installment of POKÉMON, POKÉMON DP GALACTIC BATTLES.

Series Headline News

VIZ Media Streams Cross Game Finale

VIZ Media presents the finale to the acclaimed anime series CROSS GAME with the availability of Episodes 49 and 50 today on VIZAnime.com, the company’s own premiere website for anime, as well as through the streaming content provider HULU (www.Hulu.com).

Studio Headline News

Studio Ghibli's 'Tales From Earthsea' Arrives on DVD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:33am

While Goro Miyazak’s animated feature, Tales from Earthsea, stands on its own as an entertaining film that did well in its Japanese theatrical run, there’s no doubt that the inevitable comparisons to his father and scrutiny from the book’s fans would overshadow the film’s merits to some degree.

Blu-ray Headline News

Miyazaki’s 'Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind' Arrives on Blu-ray

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:23am

The arrival on Blu-ray of Miyazaki’s timeless feature, Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind reminds me why I mortgaged the farm to buy a top-of-the-line HD-TV and dvd player last year. The true beauty of the director’s visual style, his painterly landscapes and explosions of color have never been more apparent than with this new Blu-ray release.

People Headline News

VIZ Pictures Becomes New People

VIZ Pictures, Inc., the film distributor and producer behind the Japanese pop culture venue in San Francisco known as NEW PEOPLE, has announced that it will now operate as a newly established company, NEW PEOPLE, Inc., to re-brand and create synergy between all corporate divisions.

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