iaTV add 3 Geneon titles

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ImaginAsian TV Adds Three New Series to Popular Anime Block “Anime EnerG” Paradise Kiss, Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, and Kamichu to premiere July 31, 2007 

NEW YORK, NY July 18, 2007 – ImaginAsian TV announced today that it added three new  Japanese animated series from Geneon Entertainment to its hit Tuesday evening animation block “Anime EnerG: Powered by Geneon.” PARADISE KISS, AYAKASHI: SAMURAI HORROR TALES, and KAMICHU will premiere on July 31, 2007 at 8:00pm PST/EST and will kick off the block’s second season. 

“We’re thrilled about the second cycle of ‘Anime EnerG’,” says David Chu, SVP of programming and production at ImaginAsian TV.  “The success of our first season speaks to the lasting appeal of anime in America.  With our second season, we will continue catering to an ever-growing market of anime enthusiasts.  Our highly anticipated new programs are audience favorites in Japan, with great crossover potential.”     

PARADISE KISS, AYAKASHI: SAMURAI HORROR TALES, and KAMICHU join returning series LAW OF UEKI and KYO KARA MAOH! in the “Anime EnerG” lineup.   Paradise KissA group of designers tries to convince Yukari, a beautiful high-school student, to model for their fashion show.  Reluctant at first, she is eventually wooed by the charming George Koizumi to join their group.  Paradise Kiss features innovative costumes, art direction, and music, including a theme song by rock band Franz Ferdinand. 

Ayakashi: Samurai Horror TalesThree horror stories come alive in the period piece Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales.  In the classic “Yotsuya Ghost Story”, the vengeful spirit of a murdered wife haunts her enemies.  “Goddess of the Dark Tower”, based on a classic Japanese play, tells of the forbidden romance between a goddess and a human.  “Goblin Cat” is the original story of a “cat monster” that preys on each member of a mysterious family.  All three stories feature different art and animation styles.    

KamichuYurie Hitotsubashi has turned into a god, and she needs her classmates to help her figure out what kind.  But before she can even figure out her powers, a typhoon and other calamities require her help.  A sweet coming-of-age story akin to Spirited Away, Kamichu has won numerous Japanese prizes for animation.   

iaTV® is the first U.S. network to broadcast the shows in both English subtitled and dubbed versions. All five shows in the “Anime EnerG” lineup are distributed by Geneon Entertainment.


About Geneon Entertainment

A   leading  supplier  of  Japanese  animation  in  North  America,  GENEON ENTERTAINMENT   (USA)  INC.  (www.geneonanimation.com)  is  a  full-service producer  and  distributor  of entertainment content including film, music, animation  and television  shows on DVD, UMD, CD, and new media, including the  Internet  and  mobile devices. Continually introducing new and classic anime  and  live-action programming,  as well as anime CD soundtracks, the company  also  serves  as  a  creative partner to many of Japan‘s top anime production   companies.   Additionally,  Geneon  Entertainment  distributes critically  acclaimed  musical  performances  on  DVD  and CD from renowned artists.  Headquartered  in  Long  Beach,  California, Geneon Entertainment (USA)  is  a  subsidiary  and joint venture between Tokyo-based advertising giant   Dentsu,  Inc.  and  d-rights,  Inc.,  a  subsidiary  of  MitsubishiCorporation. 

Dentsu  Inc.,  founded in 1901, is the largest advertising agency brand and the  fifth  largest marketing and communications organization in the world. Based  in  Tokyo,  Dentsu offers national, multinational and global clients the  most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its  unique  “Total Communications Services” approach. Dentsu has pioneered and  set  global  standards  for integrated communications, which in latter years  have  been  adopted  by  a  number  of major international networks. Dentsu’s consolidated revenues for fiscal term 03/06 were recorded at $17.1 billion.  Dentsu is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. 

d-rights, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan’s largest general trading company), established in 1988, is an integrated production company handling entertainment content for a variety of media; terrestrial TV, Internet, DVD, etc.  Based in Tokyo, d-rights offers the services as a content producer, a rights manager, and an advertising agency, and d-rights can provide clients with the support necessary to work more efficiently and effectively in the content business. 

About ImaginAsian TV and ImaginAsian EntertainmentImaginAsian Television® (iaTV®) is the television destination for For All Things Asian®, offering audiences a diverse selection of top-notch movies, anime, dramas, documentaries, music and original programming from Asia and the U.S. Fully advertiser-supported, ImaginAsian TV is currently carried on cable systems in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Hawaii and parts of New Jersey, as well as via broadcast in Edison, NJ.  ImaginAsian TV (www.iatv.tv) is an integral division of ImaginAsian Entertainment, Inc.ImaginAsianTM Entertainment, Inc. (www.iaei.tv) is a multimedia company that promotes Asian Pacific American culture to mainstream America. Headquartered in New York City, ImaginAsian Entertainment uses a fully integrated marketing strategy through multiple platforms: ImaginAsian TV® (America’s First 24/7 Asian American Network), The ImaginAsian Theater® (New York’s Premier Asian American Theater), ImaginAsian PicturesTM (distribution of cutting-edge and critically acclaimed Asian films), ImaginAsian Home EntertainmentTM (video/DVD unit dedicated to quality Asian home entertainment), ImaginAsian Radio® (the sound of Asian America), and iaLink® (ImaginAsian’s community-based e-zine).

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