New York, NY ─ December 8, 2006 ─ The trailers have been submitted, the voting has ended and the anime community has spoken. The winning team of Kaneva and Central Park Media’s Otaku Invitational is Twilight Musuko with their trailer for Revolutionary Girl Utena, The Movie.
Held on Kaneva’s Hardcore Anime channel – one of many web Channels on Kaneva.com, a growing social entertainment world – contestants from around the global anime community competed to win their very own Central Park Media library. Each participant made their own trailer promoting Central Park Media’s fall lineup, choosing from a variety of series. In the end the four members who make up Twilight Musuko pulled away from the pack, winning by just 12 votes.
Central Park Media and Kaneva.com congratulate the winners of this one-of-a-kind event, and thank all of the contestants for their enthusiastic participation!
Anime fans can continue to join and participate in Kaneva’s Hardcore Anime Channel featuring:
- All trailer submissions from the Otaku Invitational
- A growing collection of Anime series trailers (nearly 100)
- User-generated Anime music videos and fan art
- An industry news blog
- Online contests and sweepstakes
- Message boards
About Kaneva: The online social entertainment world, Kaneva is a “canvas” enabling anyone to showcase and share their passions through the easy creation of Profiles and web Channels that include a wide range of media as well as online interaction opportunities and community. Kaneva also gives its members the ability to share media and interact with people in 3D – in a totally modern 3D Virtual World, providing the next generation interactive entertainment experience. To learn more visit www.kaneva.com.
About Central Park Media:
Central Park Media is a 16-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 .