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Ground-Breaking War Epic Draws to a Close with the August Release of Armored Troop...

GROUND-BREAKING WAR EPIC DRAWS TO A CLOSE WITH THE AUGUST RELEASE OF ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS: GOD PLANET QUENT

“VOTOMS DVD Collection” To Be Released At Same Time as Last Story Arc And To Be Housed In Collector’s Ammo Can

NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced today that the release of the 2-disc God Planet Quent, the 4th and final story arc of the classic mecha series Armored Trooper VOTOMS, will hit retail shelves this August. In addition, the Armored Trooper VOTOMS DVD Collection will also be released at the same time. This collector’s set will be packaged in a special limited edition metal ammo can and contain the complete 52-episode, 8 disc series as well as bonus materials created specifically for this collection. Both releases are scheduled for an August 8, 2006 street date and will be priced at $34.95 SRP and $149.95 SRP respectively.

The Armored Trooper VOTOMS DVD Collection will contain all four volumes of the VOTOMS series – Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Uoodo City, Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Kummen Jungle Wars, Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Deadworld Sunsa, and Armored Trooper VOTOMS: God Planet Quent. In addition, a copy of the 64-page Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Field Guide by noted VOTOMS authority Tim Eldred will also be included in the ammo can along with a bonus disc containing episode, character and mecha guides, an interview with Tim Eldred, the dubbed version of episode 1 and extensive DVD-ROM features.

The order date for the VOTOMS releases will be July 11, 2006, the street date will be August 8, 2006, and the discs will contain Japanese language tracks with English subtitles.

Armored Trooper Votoms – Stage 4: God Planet Quent

From Ryosuke Takahashi (Creator of Gasaraki and Blue Gender, Director of Silent Service),
Norio Shioyama (Character Designer of Ronin Warriors), and
Kunio Okawara (Mecha Designer, Mobile Suit Gundam)

“Great military action” – AnimeOnDVD.com
“Anime pick of the month” – Wizard Magazine
“A major event for American fandom” – Animerica
“A vastly sprawling space opera” – SciFi.com
“Should not be missed” – Excelsis.com

Once, the planet Quent was home to the most advanced race in the galaxy…until they unleashed a power so terrifying that they destroyed their own civilization. This power now lies at the heart of Chirico Cuvie’s destiny. When he finds it, the culmination of an ancient experiment will propel him to a position of Godhood if the combined might of two galactic armies doesn’t destroy him first! Contains Episodes 40-52 on 2 DVDs.

DVD Features: Trivia contest, Previews, Japanese with English Subtitles
Running time: 325 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752513
SRP: $34.95
UPC: 7-19987-25132-8

Armored Trooper Votoms DVD Collection

10/10 – AnimeFrontier.com
“I suggest getting two copies” – ToonZone.net
“Explosive and fun to watch” – AnimeOnDVD.com

The complete mecha epic, all 52 episodes on 8 DVDs, is finally available in a premium collector’s metal Ammo Can! Extras Include: Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Field Guide (a 64-page book bursting with little known VOTOMS info, written by VOTOMS expert Tim Eldred), Bonus Disc Containing English Dub of Episode 1, Interview with VOTOMS Expert Tim Eldred, Art Gallery, Original Japanese Trailers, Episode Guide, Guide to the Characters & Mecha of VOTOMS. Extensive DVD-ROM Features including: Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Roleplaying Game and Armored Trooper Votoms: Supreme Survivor Graphic Novel (in pdf format)

Running time: over 21 hours
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 13UP
WEA Selection: 752515
SRP: $149.95
UPC: 7-19987-25152-6

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 16-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher focused on Japanese and Korean animation and graphic novels. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga since 1994. The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media, as well as live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa. Among CPM’s fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se’s Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya’s Dark Angel. Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna: Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history). Visit www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM’s electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com .

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