February 2003


10 New Releases


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Cat#: CPMD2275

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $29.99

Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: Botchan Parts 1&2/Student Days (DVD) (S)

UPC: 7-19987-22752-1
ISBN: 1-58664-271-5
Format:DVD
Type:Subtitled
DVD Region:1
Length:75 min
Label:Central Park Media
Series:Animated Classics of Japanese Literature
Genre:Comedy,Drama
Content:General
Nudity:Some
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:None

Central Park Media
  Product Description

     Botchan: Parts 1 & 2 by Soseki Natsume
The new teacher Botchan has arrived, and he challenges students and peers alike in one hilarious situation after another!

Student Days by Kume Masao
Young Kenkichi is determined to enter a prestigious school. He sacrifices every waking hour to his studies, but at what cost?

DVD Features: Author Biographies, Trailers, Japanese with English Subtitles
DVD-ROM Features: Art Gallery, Scripts, Cast & Production Credits... and more!

DVDs in this set will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.



Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) is considered one of the pioneers of modern Japanese literature.

Kume Masao (1891-1952) was a prolific novelist, playwright, and literary critic who devoted much of his life to improving the state of art and theater in Japan.





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Cat#: CPMD2273

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $29.99

Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: The Harp of Burma Parts 1&2/Season of the Sun (DVD) (S)

UPC: 7-19987-22732-3
ISBN: 1-58664-269-3
Format:DVD
Type:Subtitled
DVD Region:1
Length:75 min
Label:Central Park Media
Series:Animated Classics of Japanese Literature
Genre:Drama
Content:General
Nudity:Some
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:None

Central Park Media
  Product Description

     The Harp of Burma: Parts 1 & 2 by Michio Takeyama
Near the end of World War II, a soldier is missing and presumed dead by his captured comrades. A mysterious monk may hold the key to his disappearance.

Season of the Sun by Ishihara Shintaro
A boxer and a beautiful woman share a tumultuous relationship in post WWII Japan. Will love guarantee them a happy life, or will pride tear them apart?

DVD Features: Author Biographies, Trailers, Japanese with English Subtitles
DVD-ROM Features: Art Gallery, Scripts, Cast & Production Credits... and more!

DVDs in this set will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.



Takeyama Michio (1903-1984) was a noted scholar and translator. He received the Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho literary prize, for his depiction of war in The Harp of Burma.

Ishihara Shintaro (b. 1932) is a prize-winning author, cultural icon, and outspoken politician. In 1955, he was awarded the Akutagawa Literary Prize for his novel Season of the Sun.





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Cat#: CPMD2277

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $29.99

Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: The Izu Dancer/The Dancing Girl/A Ghost Story (DVD) (S)

UPC: 7-19987-22772-9
ISBN: 1-58664-273-1
Format:DVD
Type:Subtitled
DVD Region:1
Length:75 min
Label:Central Park Media
Series:Animated Classics of Japanese Literature
Genre:Drama
Content:General
Nudity:Some
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:None

Central Park Media
  Product Description

     The Izu Dancer by Kawabata Yasunari
A young student falls in love with a traveling dancer, but societal differences may tear them apart.

The Dancing Girl by Mori Ohgai
A Japanese man working in turn of the century Berlin fathers a child with an impoverished dancer. But political difficulties force him to choose between his career or the woman he loves.

A Ghost Story by Koizumi Yakumo
A blind lute player chants the old legend. His music attracts the attention of the dead, who request a special performance.

DVD Features: Author Biographies, Trailers, Japanese with English Subtitles
DVD-ROM Features: Art Gallery, Scripts, Cast & Production Credits... and more!

DVDs in this set will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.



Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968.

Mori Ohgai (1866-1922) was a pioneer in the Japanese Romantic literary movement.

Koizumi Yakumo (1850-1904) is the author of many books on the Japanese culture.





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Cat#: CPMD2280

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $29.99

Animated Classics of Japanese Literature: The Sound of Waves Parts 1&2/Growing Up (DVD) (S)

UPC: 7-19987-22802-3
ISBN: 1-58664-276-6
Format:DVD
Type:Subtitled
DVD Region:1
Length:75 min
Label:Central Park Media
Series:Animated Classics of Japanese Literature
Genre:Drama
Content:General
Nudity:Some
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:None

Central Park Media
  Product Description

     The Sound of Waves: Parts 1 & 2 by Mishima Yukio
A poor fisherman falls in love with the daughter of the most powerful man in his village. To overcome this obstacle, he must prove his bravery in a terrible sea storm.

Growing Up by Higuchi Ichiyo
Two friends are torn apart when one joins a gang, betraying the bond of trust between them.

DVD Features: Author Biographies, Trailers, Japanese with English Subtitles
DVD-ROM Features: Art Gallery, Scripts, Cast & Production Credits... and more!

DVDs in this set will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.



Mishima Yukio (1925-1970) was awarded the Shinchosha Literary Prize for his novel The Sound of Waves.

Higuchi Ichiyo (1872-1896) overcame poverty and ill health to publish some of the most acclaimed works of her generation.





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Cat#: USMD_2269

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $19.99

Ariel (DVD) (S)

UPC: 7-19987-22692-0
ISBN: 1-58664-265-0
Format:DVD
Type:Subtitled
DVD Region:0
Length:143 minutes
Label:US Manga Corps
Series:Ariel
Genre:Comedy,Sci-Fi
Content:General
Nudity:Some
Sex:None
Violence:None
Profanity:None

U.S. Manga Corps
  Product Description

     Earth is under alien invasion, and it’s time for one mad scientist to unleash his world-saving creation: ARIEL, a huge robot in giant leotards! While humanity scratches its head, the good doctor scrambles to find some reluctant teenage girls to pilot his creation.

DVD features: Original Promotional Video, Art Gallery, Ariel’s Song, Ariel’s Tech Specs, Trailers, Japanese with English Subtitles

DVD-ROM features: Scripts, Art Gallery, Cast & Production Credits... and more!

This DVD will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.



New in Central Park Media's AUTHENTIC ANIME Series: The classic favorites in the authentic format the fans want!





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Cat#: USMD_2232

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $29.99

DNA2 (DNA Squared): Metamorphosis (DVD) (D/S)

UPC: 7-19987-22322-6
ISBN: 1-58664-228-6
Format:DVD
Type:Dub/Sub
DVD Region:1
Length:75 min
Label:US Manga Corps
Series:DNA2 (DNA Squared)
Genre:Comedy,Romance,Sci-Fi
Content:General
Nudity:Some
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:Some

U.S. Manga Corps
  Product Description

     From the creator of Video Girl Ai!

Junta has a problem: he’s deathly allergic to girls! All this changes when a beautiful woman arrives from the future and transforms him into the super-suave Mega-Playboy. But the transformation is unstable, and if Junta can’t unravel the time traveler’s mystery, he (and the fate of the world) will never be the same!

DVD features: Episodes 1-3, Mega-Playboy Quiz, Art & Sketch Gallery, Trailers, English & Japanese and English Subtitles

DVD-ROM features: Art Gallery, Scripts, Sketches, Cast & Production Credits

This DVD will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.




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Cat#: USMD_2272

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $99.99

Patlabor:The Mobile Police/The TV Series: DVD Collection 1 (DVD) (D/S)

UPC: 7-19987-22722-4
ISBN: 1-58664-268-5
Format:DVD
Type:Dub/Sub
DVD Region:1
Length:appx. 440 min
Label:US Manga Corps
Series:Patlabor: The Mobile Police
Genre:Action/Adventure
Content:General
Nudity:None
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:None

U.S. Manga Corps
  Product Description

     Featuring some of the top talents in Japanese animation!
• Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell)
• Yutaka Izubuchi (Record of Lodoss War)
• Kazunori Ito (Maison Ikkoku)
• Akemi Takada (Kimagure Orange Road)

It’s the not-too-distant future, and girl-next-door Noa Izumi is starting her job as a pilot for the police force’s famous giant robots. Within a matter of days, she’s faced with a pack of crazy crewmates and the adventure of a lifetime!
Contains episodes 1-18 on 4 DVDs.

DVD Features: Text Interview with the Screenwriter, Art & Sketch Gallery, Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles

DVD-ROM Features: Art Gallery, Scripts, Cast & Production Credits... and more

This DVD will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.

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Cat#: USMD_2257

Street Date: 02/11/03

Price: $29.99

Patlabor:The Mobile Police/The TV Series:4 (DVD) (D/S)

UPC: 7-19987-22572-5
ISBN: 1-58664-253-7
Format:DVD
Type:Dub/Sub
DVD Region:1
Length:100 min
Label:US Manga Corps
Series:Patlabor: The Mobile Police
Genre:Action/Adventure
Content:General
Nudity:None
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:None

U.S. Manga Corps
  Product Description

     Featuring some of the top talents in Japanese animation!
• Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell)
• Yutaka Izubuchi (Record of Lodoss War)
• Kazunori Ito (Maison Ikkoku)
• Akemi Takada (Kimagure Orange Road)

Policewoman Noa Izumi loves piloting giant robots with a passion. Trouble is, she’s got a knack for demolishing the city she tries to protect. But chaos breaks loose when Noa is kidnapped by a gang of thugs, and the police rally to rescue their strongest fighter.

DVD Features: Text Interview with the Screenwriter, Art & Sketch Gallery, Trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles

DVD-ROM Features: Art Gallery, Scripts, Cast & Production Credits... and more

This DVD will be source tagged with tags made by Sensormatic.

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You can download it here.)





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Cat#: CMX_62601G

Street Date: 02/12/03

Price: $15.95

Princess Prince (GN)

UPC: 7-19987-00626-3-00111
ISBN: 1-58664-860-8
Format:Graphic Novel
Type:English
Length:336 pages
Label:CPM Manga
Series:Princess Prince
Genre:Comedy,Fantasy,Romance
Content:General
Nudity:None
Sex:None
Violence:None
Profanity:None

CPM Comics
  Product Description

     Story and Art by Tomoko Taniguchi (Call Me Princess, Aquarium)

"From a place where the stars sleep, shall come the prosperity of your kingdom…but also its misfortune. The children of the sun will be protectors of that prosperity, however, one shall be raised as a child of the moon to deceive the enemy and ease the misfortune" - An Angel's Prophecy

Mourning the death of his beloved wife, acting on a prophecy handed to him by an angel; the King of Gemstone decides to raise one of his twin sons as a girl. Will Princess Lori ever get to be Prince Laurence? Will he ever find true love?




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Cat#: CMX_64104G

Street Date: 02/05/03

Price: $15.95

     

Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Book 04 (GN)

UPC: 7-19987-00641-6-00411
ISBN: 1-58664-862-4
Format:Graphic Novel
Type:English
Length:192 pages
Label:CPM Manga
Series:Record of Lodoss War
Genre:Action/Adventure,Fantasy
Content:General
Nudity:None
Sex:None
Violence:Some
Profanity:None

CPM Comics
  Product Description

     Story by Ryo Mizuno
Art by Masato Natsumoto
Format 5.5 x 8

Jiba did it; he kidnapped Neece and stole the Crystal Ball of Souls and the Staff of Life. Spark and his band of crusaders could do nothing to stop him. Now, our heroes must prevent Jiba from reaching the wicked sorcerer Vagnado, whose master plan is to resurrect Kardis, the goddess of destruction. The fate of Lodoss hangs in the balance!!





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