Central Park's October 2005 Anime
New York, NY (August 2, 2005) Halloween comes early this year as Central Park Media's October release of Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek on DVD will be available for only $19.95 SRP. Everyone understands the innocent game of Hide & Seek, but in Kakurenbo-Hide and Seek, the game is not so innocent as a group of kids play against demons that want to do more than win. The anime short film has already received the Best Film Nomination at Seoul Comics and Animation Festival 2005, was a Tokyo Anime Fair 2005 winner, and was recently awarded the golden prize (top prize) for the Best Short Film at the Fantasia Film Festival 2005. In anticipation of its upcoming release in October, Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek has already been screened at such noteworthy conventions as Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-con and received an impressive response. With three awards under its belt and outstanding convention praise, Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek will be the Halloween movie to see.
Also available will be Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files DVD Collection. Fans can continue to enjoy the classic adventures of Noa and Alphonse in this latest edition of Patlabor The Mobile Police. This DVD Collection, containing all sixteen episodes, comes in a three-disc set and for a price of $29.95 SRP, it's a DVD deal that will not be beat.
Kakurenbo-Hide & Seek will contain English and Japanese with English subtitles, while Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files DVD Collection will contain English and Japanese with English subtitles on the first disc and Japanese with English subtitles on the last two discs. Both will have a preorder date of September 13, 2005 and street date of October 11, 2005.
Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
Winner - 2005 Tokyo Anime Fair
Best Short Film Nomination - Seoul Comics and Animation Festival 2005
Winner - 2005 Fantasia Film Festival Best Short Film
Ready or not, here they come.
There is a street where no one lives, where ghostly lights flicker in the shadows. It is whispered that children who play hide-and-seek there after dark are kidnapped by demons, and disappear forever. Tonight, a boy named Hikora joins the game in search of his missing sister. Eight children gather. The street lamps flare though no one is there to light them. The game and the terror are about to begin!
DVD Features: Making of Kakurenbo with Commentary, Interviews with Creators Morita and Sajiki, Anamorphic Widescreen Format, Character Gallery, Backgrounds Gallery, Japanese and U.S. Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 25 minutes
WEA Selection: 752500
Patlabor: The Mobile Police - The New Files DVD Collection
A sci-fi action comedy featuring some of the top talents in Japanese animation: Yutaka Izubuchi (Record of Lodoss War, RahXephon), Kazunori Ito (Maison Ikkoku, .hack//SIGN), Akemi Takada (Kimagure Orange Road), and Yoshinori Sayama (Arjuna, RahXephon).
Noa is the policewoman of the very near future. With the aid of her zany crewmates and her beloved giant robot suit, Alphonse, she fights crime with an enthusiasm that occasionally outstrips all common sense. So what if she ends up destroying the city she's sworn to protect? Unfortunately, a heart of gold and unflagging sense of justice may not be enough to forestall the menace of the Griffin, the black robot who will stop at nothing to take down the Patlabor team! Complete series: All 16 Episodes on 3 DVDs.
DVD Features: Art Gallery, Sketch Gallery, Patlabor: The New Files Trailer, Other Patlabor Trailers, Previews, English & Japanese with English Subtitles (Volume 1: Ep. 1-4), Japanese with English Subtitles (Volumes 2 &3: Ep. 5-16)
Running time: 400 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
WEA Selection: 752488
About Central Park Media:
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U. S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.