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Anime Network Gains Anime Industry Spoof Comic Party

Anime Network has acquired the U.S. TV rights for COMIC PARTY from Right Stuf Int'l. Anime Network has obtained all 13 half-hour episodes of the anime comedy series.

Anime Network president Kevin Corcoran said, "As Anime Network continues to prove the popularity of anime to cable operators, we are also committed to bringing our audience fresh and exciting programming that will keep them coming back to the network. COMIC PARTY is the ultimate comedy for the ultimate otaku, the Japanese term for anime fan. We are pleased to offer our viewers this hilarious and enjoyable comedy and know they'll be able to laugh at themselves as well."

"Anime Network's growth throughout the U.S. delivers our programming into the homes of our target audience and will be an incredible benefit in growing the popularity of the franchise in America," adds Shawne Kleckner, president of The Right Stuf Int'l.

The series follows the exploits of Taishi, the ultimate otaku, and his friend, Kazuki, as they delve into crazy and obsessive world of comic fans. Lost amidst herds of bizarre buyers, sellers, and players at a comic convention, Kazuki, clueless to the ways of the comic fanatic, is about to be baptized by fire. But it's imperative for Kazuki to experience the craziness of the comic convention in order to realize his true calling -- to take over the world using unsuspecting comic fans!

Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International is a producer and distributor of animation programming. The companies anime titled include classics such as ASTRO BOY, KIMBA and GIGANTOR as well as most modern comedies and dramas, such as the IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR, HIS AND HER CIRCUMSTANCES and BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM. To learn more, visit www.rightstuf.com.

The Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime. The Anime Network launched in North America in late 2002 with extensive availability initially through digital cable video-on-demand technology and has become the #1 offering of video-on-demand. Additional information on Anime Network is available at www.theanimenetwork.com.

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