FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HE¹S A COOL, FUNKY DUDE WITH A
GOLDEN AFRO AND FIVE-FOOT NOSE HAIRS!
ON MAY 1, ILLUMITOON ENTERTAINMENT AND
WESTLAKE ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE THE SECOND VOLUME DVD SET OF THE POPULAR CARTOON NETWORK ANIME SERIES
BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 2:
SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM
Woodland Hills, CA He¹s soulful, he¹s dynamic and he¹s hairy! On May 1, Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment are proud to release Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Volume 2: Scream for Ice Cream. The animated series which features ³he of the golden afro² Bo-bobo, along with his sidekicks Beauty and Captain Don Patch, originally aired in the U.S. on Cartoon Network¹s Toonami Block. The Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Volume 2: Scream for Ice Cream DVD set will feature unedited versions of four episodes and the original Japanese soundtrack for $19.98.
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo made its debut in November 2004 on Japan¹s TV Asahi Network. In October, 2005 it made its U.S. debut on the Cartoon Network and the second season started airing in February 2007. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo was released in North America by Toei Animation Co. Ltd., Japan¹s largest animation production studio.
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is the funkiest, quirkiest, most outrageous character you¹ll ever meet. Using his golden afro and 5-foot nose hairs as weapons, the series takes place in the year 300X, when a tyrannical emperor, Csar Baldy Bald 4th, seeks to prove his authority over the people by waging a ³Hair Hunt,² aimed at taking the hair of all the citizenry. In ³To Be or Snot to Be² Bo-bobo, Don Patch and Beauty encounter the Mean Greensoup Alien and theatrical madcap mayhem ensues. ³PastaŠThe Perfect Food!² has Bo-bobo busy learning to become a Pasta Prima Donna, while Beauty and Don Patch get zapped by Gechappi’s infamous Hair Loss Beam. In ³Queen Chicken Level and the Video Store of Dumb² Bo-bobo, Don Patch, and Beauty storm C-Block Headquarters to find the antidote for the Hair Loss Beam, but the place isn’t exactly what it seems. Finally, with ³We All Scream for Ice Cream!² Bo-bobo and the gang, still on the hunt for the Hair Loss antidote, encounter the mysterious ice-cream dude named Softon.
The Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo anime series is based on a popular comic that sold over 5 million copies in Japan from Japanese publisher Shueisha Inc.’s popular manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, which is known for introducing other well-loved content such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, YuYu Hakusho, Naruto and One Piece. Bo-bobo manga is available in North America from VIZ Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc. and Shogakukan Production, Co. Ltd. VIZ Media also publishes SHONEN JUMP magazine, the North American counterpart of Weekly Shonen Jump.
About Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd.
Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. is a newly formed collaboration of business and creative professionals focused on delivering customized, quality entertainment to the North American markets. The company¹s principals have more than 20 years combined experience in acquiring, producing, and distributing anime, as well as creating original productions for the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit the company online at www.illumitoon.com <http://www.illumitoon.com/> .About Westlake Entertainment
Westlake Entertainment is a fully integrated, independent entertainment distribution company. Primarily engaged in licensing and distributing feature films and television programs, Westlake specializes in bringing new release content to retail. Westlake serves as a distributor for the following labels: Rigel Entertainment (theatrical features), Illumitoon Entertainment (Anime), Phoenix Entertainment Group (Urban and Latino), Red Bull USA (Extreme Sports) and Cineville Films (theatrical features). For more information regarding Westlake Entertainment¹s product, visit www.westlakeent.com <http://www.westlakeent.com/> .# # #
BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volume 2: Scream for Ice Cream
Street date: May 1, 2007
Rating: TV Y7
Price: $19.98 SRP
Running Time: 80 minutes
Genre: Anime/TV on DVD