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Headline News Anime Network Online Expands Service

Press Release from Anime Network

HOUSTON, TX -- June 22, 2009 -- Today Anime Network, America's #1 Anime Channel, formally launched its new online player at Anime Network's new online service includes over 40 hours of free content as well as a premium package that gives users unlimited access to more than 300 hours of anime, live action films, and J-rock videos.

Headline News Summer of Anime Heats Up at Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will expand its three-month celebration of anime with a screening of the 2002 Oscar-winning animated feature "Spirited Away" on Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., and "A Tribute to Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki" on Tuesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. Both events will take place at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater and will include extended gallery hours for the Academy's ongoing exhibition "ANIME! High Art -- Pop Culture."

Headline News Smith Micro Software Releases Anime Studio Debut 6

Press Release from Smith Micro Software, Inc.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the availability of Anime Studio Debut 6. Anime Studio Debut 6 offers a comprehensive set of easy-to-use animation tools that help hobbyists, artists, and students create animations and cartoons for home videos, school projects, or their websites, and even share them via popular social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

Headline News FUNimation Channel Continues Expansion

Press Release from FUNimation Channel

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11 -- The FUNimation(R) Channel continues to make great strides in distribution across the nation for both the FUNimation Channel, the top 24/7 anime network and FUNimation Anime, a programming product for both free and pay-per-view video on demand.

Headline News Anime Expo 2009 to Bring Back Ax Idol Season 7

Press Release from Anime Expo

Anaheim, California (April 15, 2009) -- Think you got what it takes to be the next AX Idol? Thousands will audition for the most coveted singing and voice acting contest at the nation's largest Anime/Manga convention and win amazing prizes! Anime Expo 2009 will be held from July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website

Headline News Musical Composer Of Blazblue, Guilty Gear to Attend Anime Expo

Press Release from Anime Expo

Anaheim, California and Tokyo, Japan (April 13, 2009) -- Anime Expo is proud to announce the attendance of the world renowned South African born producer and composer Daisuke Ishiwatari to the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website

Headline News FUNimation Content Now Available on VEOH

Internet TV service Veoh Networks and FUNimation Ent. have entered into a distribution agreement through which Veoh will offer dozens of popular anime titles. Veoh will support its robust anime line-up with the launch of a dedicated FUNimation channel which will house in one easy-to-navigate place the extensive programming. The FUNimation channel will launch this week with nearly 200 hours of content and is being spotlighted on Veoh’s home page.

Headline News Crunchyroll Scores a Touchdown with Eyeshield 21

Break tackles and convert on fourth down as American football comes to Japan in EYESHIELD 21, the hit football manga and anime series. The first eight episodes will be available for ad-supported free streaming to all users on January 2, 2009, while Crunchyroll Anime Members can enjoy a higher quality ad-free experience. More information and/or to become a Crunchyroll Anime Member can be found at

Headline News Anime Network Now Available on iPhone and iPod Touch with vSNAX

The best shows from Anime Network are now available on the Anime channel of vSNAX Videos, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. vSNAX is the destination for video on the iPhone, aggregating and refreshing short video clips from more than 25 media partners every day.

Headline News Anime Network Selects TVN Ent. for Comprehensive Long-Term Deal

TVN Ent., the world's largest television on-demand company, and Anime Network, America's top anime channel, announced a three year, comprehensive VOD services partnership. The deal includes industry-wide distribution and asset/metadata management services in support of Anime Network's subscription (SVOD) and free on demand (FOD) programming services across various codecs, formats, and other configurations.

Headline News New Dates For New York Anime Festival

The New York Anime Festival announced this week new dates for its 2008 show -- September 26-28 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

The New York Anime Festival, a Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of the New York Comic Con, held its first event on December 7-9, 2007.

Headline News Anime In The Limelight Returns To Toon Radio

Toon Radio and Limelight Media announce the return of ANIME IN THE LIMELIGHT after a three-year hiatus.

The Japanese anime and videogame music radio show has been on local terrestrial radio and has been recording new episodes since January 2008.

It will resume broadcasting on the Toon Radio internet radio station ( on March 15, 2008.

On the air since 1997, Anime in the Limelight is a 30 to 60 minute Japanese animation music and Japanese pop culture show.

Headline News Sneak Peek Of The Third Manga

Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA are pleased to unveil a sneak preview of THE THIRD manga available from TOKYOPOP on March 11, 2008, at,the official site for THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE.

Also at, visitors can:

Preview sound and video clips, including those from next volume of the anime, VOL. 5: SHADOWS OF THE PAST, which streets on March 25;

Read about the series, its origin and characters;

Watch the series trailer; and

Headline News Anime Network Launches Broadband Service

Leading anime channel Anime Network has announced a new broadband service to stream high-quality anime on the Internet. The free service will feature more than 20 full episodes of classic and new anime series at any given time, including classics like RAHXEPHON and SAIYUKI, and new series such as AH! MY GODDESS: FLIGHTS OF FANCY and KURAU PHANTOM MEMORY.

Headline News The Next Animation World Magazine Acrobat Edition is Now Online

The latest Acrobat edition of Animation World Magazine is now online to download. Covering commercials, IDs and music videos, this edition brings readers the fifth Hot Spots, which presents the best in animated and vfx commercials selected from our readers' submissions. Steven Gottileb surveys the music video scene and highlights some recent examples of cutting-edge visual effects in the medium. Joe Strike talks to several animation production companies about the growing need for interstitial programming around the globe.