Armored Trooper Votoms: Stage 2, Munto 2 from CPM

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For Immediate Release:
“ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS – STAGE 2: KUMMEN JUNGLE WARS” AND “MUNTO 2: BEYOND THE WALLS OF TIME” SLATED FOR APRIL RELEASE
Two Thrilling Adventures for Fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy

NEW YORK, NY (January 24, 2006)  Central Park Media announced the April 4, 2006 release of Armored Trooper VOTOMS - Stage 2: Kummen Jungle Wars, the next chapter in the groundbreaking war epic by renowned director, Ryosuke Takahashi.  In this 14-episode two disc set priced at only $34.95 SRP, Armored Trooper Chirico Cuvie has signed on as a mercenary in one of the bloodiest civil wars and will face his most deadly opponent yet.   In addition, Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time, the tale of a psychic schoolgirl who is called upon to save a kingdom, is also slated for April release and will be priced at $19.95 SRP.  Due to the immense popularity of the original Munto release in Japan, the fans financed the production of this action-packed sequel. 

A very special opportunity has been created for those VOTOMS’ fans who purchase all four story arcs.  Each VOTOMS story arc will contain a unique proof of purchase card.  Upon collecting and mailing in all four cards along with a $15.00 shipping and handling fee, fans will receive the limited edition VOTOMS ammo can and bonus materials which include a VOTOMS guide exploring the many worlds, characters, and robots of Armored Trooper VOTOMS as well as a special bonus DVD documenting the VOTOMS universe.

The order date for these releases will be March 7, 2006 and the street date will be April 4, 2006.  Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time will have English and Japanese language tracks with English subtitles while Armored Trooper VOTOMS - Stage 2: Kummen Jungle Wars will only have Japanese language tracks with English subtitles.Armored Trooper Votoms – Stage 2: Kummen Jungle Wars
From Ryosuke Takahashi (Creator of Gasaraki and Blue Gender, Director of Silent Service), Norio Shioyama (Character Designer of Ronin Warriors), and Kunio Okawara (Mecha Designer, Mobile Suit Gundam)

“Great military action” – AnimeOnDVD.com
“Anime pick of the month” – Wizard Magazine
“A major event for American fandom” – Animerica
“A vastly sprawling space opera” – SciFi.com
“Should not be missed” – Excelsis.com

After the fall of Uoodo City, renegade Armored Trooper pilot Chirico Cuvie travels to the jungles of Kummen where he signs on as a mercenary in a bloody civil war. When he discovers the guiding hand of the sinister Secret Society behind the conflict, Chirico is swept up in a whirlwind of battles that not only reunite him with Fyana, but also bring him face to face with his deadliest opponent yet: Ypsilon — a fierce Perfect Soldier with a score to settle! Contains Episodes 14-27 on 2 DVDs.

DVD Features: Trivia contest, Previews, Japanese with English Subtitles

 

Running time: 350 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752511
SRP: $34.95
UPC: 7-19987-25112-0

Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time
From the key animator of Grave of the Fireflies and AKIRA and the producer of Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

It’s been a year since psychic schoolgirl Yumemi’s life turned upside down with the arrival of Magical King Munto. When he first appeared and demanded her help to save his world, she refused out of fear…and has regretted her weakness ever since. Now, worlds once more collide as Munto returns, desperate for Yumemi’s supernatural abilities. Can she find within herself the strength to save his world…and hers?

DVD Features: Munto Recap, Art Galleries, Original Japanese Trailer, Previews of other hot releases, English & Japanese with English Subtitles

Running time: 70 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752506
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-19987-25062-8

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 15-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher focused on Japanese and Korean animation and graphic novels.  Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga since 1994.  The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media, as well as live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label. 

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa.  Among CPM’s fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se’s Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya’s Dark Angel.  Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna: Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history).  Visit www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM’s electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm .

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