Geneon named Vendor of the Year

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Trans World Entertainment Group Recognizes Top North American Anime Distributor For Innovative Marketing And Commitment To Excellence

LONG BEACH, Calif. Already at the forefront of anime distribution in North America, Geneon Entertainment was recognized on as Independent DVD Vendor Of The Year (2006) by the Trans World Entertainment Group, the parent company responsible for over 1,000 mall-based retail stores including SunCoast, f.y.e. (for your entertainment), Wherehouse Music, Coconuts Music & Movies and Strawberries Music & Video. The award was presented to the Geneon sales team last month.

Though Geneon¹s release schedule for 2006 was solid and marketing support was strong, it was the company¹s innovative methods for driving catalog sales that earned the recognition of the Trans World Entertainment Group.

Making Trans World retail outlets the primary destination for Anime DVD, Geneon¹s powerful industry presence secured the award over competitive anime distributors, as well as other independent non-animation studios.

“Everyone in our company works very hard to create the best products possible and the best experience possible for our customers,” said Jim Yardley, VP of Sales & Marketing, Geneon Entertainment. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Trans World and look forward to carrying our momentum into 2007.”

Geneon Entertainment forged its significant corner on the anime DVD market with a substantial and visually stunning library of titles including Hello

Kitty: Stump Village, Samurai Champloo, Paranoia Agent, Hellsing, Trigun, Law Of Ueki, Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Kyo Kara Maoh, Appleseed and the critical and cult favorite Akira. Consistently on the forefront of consumer technology, Geneon Entertainment additionally distributes its anime content on UMD® for PlayStation Portable® as well as video on demand for both broadcast and broadband distribution.


A leading supplier of Japanese animation in North America, GENEON

ENTERTAINMENT (USA) INC. ( 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 Mitsubishi


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 ³Total Communications Services² 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.

Dentsu¹s 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.


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