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. is an Internet and digital media company that
is on the forefront of the latest technology in digital and print
entertainment. With successful ventures in e-commerce and publishing,
Mixx is paving the way for digital pop culture in an increasingly
smaller world. Mixx's Tokyo Pop™ e-commerce site 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 their
Tokyo Pop™ website (www.tokyopop.com) into the pages of its trend
setting Tokyo Pop™ magazine (formerly MixxZine®) and is creating a
similar venture for its cyber-girl teen magazine SMILE™ with SMILEgear (www.smilegear.com),
creating a dynamic synergy between print and digital entertainment.