Contact: Jay Goldstein
For immediate release
MIXX ENTERTAINMENT COLLABORATES WITH CENTRAL PARK MEDIA TO PUBLISH SAILOR MOON AND PARASYTE COMICS IN THE JAPANIMATION STATION™ SECTION OF AMERICA ONLINE (AOL)
Los Angeles, October 22, 1999 - Joel Baral, Director of Business Development for Mixx Entertainment, announced today the launch of Tokyo Station™, a new section in the Japanimation section of America Online (AOL). Tokyo Station™ is the result of an exciting new collaboration between Mixx Entertainment and Central Park Media.
By logging onto AOL and typing keyword "Japanimation," users will be taken to Japanimation Station™, the premiere anime and manga destination for AOL users. There, they will find the new Tokyo Station™ section which includes daily pages from Sailor Moon and Parasyte Manga (comics) - two of Mixx Entertainment's most popular titles. Manga pages are updated everyday, bringing fans back to the site again and again.
"Mixx and Central Park Media are trend-setting leaders in bringing great manga and anime to the US," said Baral. "Bringing the art of Sailor Moon and Parasyte to a wider audience is why we all got into this business, and it's great to work with CPM in creating more exposure for this terrific material."
"As Japanimation Station™ is the premiere anime site on AOL, we are constantly looking to diversify the content available to anime fans and are very happy to make Sailor Moon and Parasyte comics available to them," said Henry Lai, Multimedia Producer for Central Park Media.
Both the Sailor Moon and Parasyte pages on Japanimation Station™ will start at the beginning of their respective sagas letting fans relive the magic while introducing the stories to a new audience. "Sailor Moon enthusiasts will love it, and those who don't know the characters can check it out at home at no charge. We are especially excited to bring Parasyte to Japanimation Station™ and Tokyo Station™ visitors, a comic that will surprise a lot of people!" said Baral.
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Mixx Entertainment, Inc. (www.mixxonline.com) is an Internet and digital media company that is on the forefront of the latest technology in digital and print entertainment. Mixx's Tokyo Pop™ e-commerce site (www.tokyopop.com) is a digital playground filled with the latest imported comics (manga), cartoons (anime), music, and technology from Japan. Mixx
also holds the exclusive English license to some of Japan's hottest entertainment properties including the worldwide phenomenon, Sailor Moon. Mixx has merged the success of its Tokyo Pop™ website onto the pages of its trend-setting Tokyo Pop™ magazine and intends to develop it as the category killer for Asian pop culture.
Central Park Media, the leader in bringing Japanese anime programming (Japanimation) to the US home video and Internet markets, is a Silicon Alley-based multi-media publisher of videos, CD-ROM's, and DVD's, as well as a Top Ten publisher of comic books in the US. Involved with the Internet since its founding in 1990, CPM operates the Japanimation Station™ site on AOL, reputed to be the most frequently visited site on AOL's International Channel (KW: Japanimation). In addition to Japanimation Station™, CPM publishes the renowned anime sub-portal, animeone.com, on the World Wide Web (http://www.animeone.com), as well as a myriad of other special interest websites.
For more information, please contact Jay Goldstein at (213) 743-4502 or Stephanie Shalofsky at Central Park Media (212) 977-7456 x206.
Central Park Media
AOL Keyword "Japanimation"
Mixx Entertainment, Inc.
746 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7727
Tel (213) 743-2519
Fax (213) 749-7199
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