CPM Akihabara Trilogy

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For Immediate Release:


Third film in series debuts on June 12, 2007 and to be priced at $19.95 SRP

NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2007)  Central Park Media announced today that Pretty Maid Café, the third installment in the Akihabara Trilogy, would be released this June.  All three of the live action stand-alone films in the Trilogy are set in the popular Akihabara district in Tokyo.  This shopping area with its unique culture is a mecca for fans of anime, manga, video games and model kits and provides a backdrop for each of the movies.

In Pretty Maid Café, from the producer of “Shall We Dance?” and “Gamera”, it is love at first sight when a down on his luck guy spots the maid of his dreams.  The order date will be May 15, 2007 and the street date will be June 12, 2007.  This DVD will be priced at $19.95 SRP and contain Japanese language tracks with English subtitles.

The other two films in this series, Legend of the Doll and Cat Girl Kiki, have already been scheduled for release in April and May respectively and will also be priced at $19.95 SRP.  For more information about the Akihabara Trilogy, visit AsiaPulpCinema.com/akihabara.

Pretty Maid Café 


From the Producer of “Shall We Dance?” and “Gamera”
The third stand alone feature in the Akihabara Trilogy

Hideki is depressed over the sorry state of his love life and career. That is, until his best friend Shirou takes him to a maid café where he meets a beautiful maid named Misaki. Not surprisingly, Hideki falls for her instantly, and in a desperate attempt to impress her he asks her on a date… to go fishing? Will he be undone by his tragic blunder, or will true love prevail?

DVD Features: Japanese Trailers, Sneak Peeks, Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Running time: 64 minutes
Genre: Romance/Drama
Rating: N/A
WEA Selection: 712535
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-19987-25352-0

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 17-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 and live action underground programming under its Below the Radar 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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