For Immediate Release:
ADULT SWIM’S HALLOWEEN TREAT – KAKURENBO: HIDE & SEEK
New York, NY (October 11, 2005) – Central Park Media is proud to announce that its award-winning CG sci-fi horror anime Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is to be broadcast on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek will have its worldwide network television premiere on October 29th at midnight between episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist and Samurai Champloo.
“Kakurenbo is an amazing, frightening, beautiful animation,” said Newton Grant, Business Development Director at Central Park Media. “And for Adult Swim to air this gritty, gothic story in time for Halloween, we couldn’t be happier.”
Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is the first film by the new animation studio YAMATOWORKS, an independent computer graphics production house founded by Syuhei Morita, a veteran of the prolific Studio 4C (The Animatrix, Steamboy). Morita left Studio 4C to found YAMATOWORKS to create CG productions with the look and feel of traditional 2D animation. Despite Kakurenbo being YAMATOWORKS’ first project, some of the biggest voice acting talent on both sides of the Pacific were attracted to it – with its cast led by Junko Takeuchi (Naruto) in Japan and Michael Sinterniklaas (ALIEN NINE, Fullmetal Alchemist) in the United States.
Screened at more than twenty of the most-prestigious film festivals around the world including the Tokyo Anime Fair, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, and Fantasia International Film Festival, Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek has received significant recognition and a number of awards including Best Short Film at the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Exemplary Production Award at the Tokyo Anime Fair. In addition, preview showings at Anime Expo, San Diego Comic-Con, and Otakon this past summer were standing room only.
Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek will be released on DVD on October 11, 2005 and will be priced at $19.95srp.
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment labels, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating anime audience: U. S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.