Two-disc digipack to be released on March 7, 2006 and priced at $34.95 SRP
NEW YORK, NY (December 22, 2005) Central Park Media announced that the much anticipated 52-episode classic mecha series VOTOMS will be released in its entirety in 2006. VOTOMS is a sci-fi war drama following the personal war of Armored Trooper pilot Chirico Cuvie in the aftermath of a galaxy-wide conflict and was created by Ryosuke Takahashi, Kunio Okawara, and Hiroyuki Okuno, the talents behind Samurai 7, Last Exile, Ronin Warriors, Gundam 0083, Gundam Wing, and Gundam SEED. The 2-disc release of the first story arc Armored Trooper VOTOMS – Stage 1: Uoodo City is scheduled for release this March with the remaining three story arcs to follow over the upcoming months.
Further, each 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.
This 2-disc Uoodo City set contains the entire first 13-episode story arc and will include a director’s commentary by Ryosuke Takahashi. In addition, the discs will contain Japanese audio tracks with English subtitles.
The order date for this release will be February 7, 2006, the street date will be March 7, 2006 and the price will be $34.95 SRP.
Armored Trooper Votoms – Stage 1: Uoodo City
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
In the twilight of a galactic war, Armored Trooper pilot Chirico Cuvie is caught up in an illegal mission against his own army when he accidentally witnesses the birth of a top-secret genetic super-soldier. Now a fugitive, Chirico is driven into the criminal haven called Uoodo City where ordinary men’s lives turn on the flip of a coin. But as his enemies are about to learn, Chirico Cuvie is far from ordinary!
DVD Features: Trivia contest, Previews, Japanese with English Subtitles, DVD-ROM containing Armored Trooper VOTOMS Viewer’s Guide.
|Running time:||325 minutes|
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.
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