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PR: 2nd Akibahara Trilogy Movie "Cat Girl Kiki" Slated for May Release

LIVE ACTION FILM “CAT GIRL KIKI” SLATED FOR MAY RELEASE

Second film in AKIHABARA TRILOGY to hit shelves on May 8, 2007 and be priced at $19.95 SRP
NEW YORK, NY (February 28, 2007)  The May release of Cat Girl Kiki, the second live action film in the Akihabara Trilogy, was announced today by Central Park Media. The three stand alone films (Legend of the Doll, Cat Girl Kiki and Pretty Maid Café) in this series are all set in the well known Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo which is a popular destination for hardcore fans of anime, manga, video games and model kits. This large shopping area and its unique culture provide a colorful backdrop for each of the movies.

Cat Girl Kiki, a tale about a lonely guy whose adoptive kitten transforms into a beautiful girl, is from the producer of “Shall We Dance?” and “Gamera”. The order date will be April 10, 2007 and the street date will be May 8, 2007. This DVD will be priced at $19.95 SRP and contain Japanese language tracks with English subtitles.

The Legend of the Doll, the first of the Akihabara Trilogy movies slated for release, has been scheduled for a theatrical premiere on March 19, 2007 at The ImaginAsian Theater in New York City. For more information about the premiere and the Akihabara Trilogy, visit AsiaPulpCinema.com/akihabara.

Cat Girl Kiki

This is the incredibly strange tail…we mean tale…of Yoshiro, a lonely introvert who is stuck in a rut… Each day is exactly the same, drab and dismal, until he finds an abandoned kitten on the street and brings it home. The next morning, Yoshiro discovers that the kitten has transformed into a beautiful girl named Kiki! Too bad she has cat ears and scratches up the furniture. It seems like a match made in heaven, but what is the secret behind Cat Girl Kiki’s sudden appearance, and what does it mean for Yoshiro’s chance at a normal life?

DVD Features: Japanese Trailers, Sneak Peeks, Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Running time: 68 minutes
Genre: Fantasy
Street Date: 5/8/2007
WEA Selection: 712534
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-19987-25342-1

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 17-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime and Asian cult films in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga (graphic novels) 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. In addition, Central Park Media releases live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label and underground live-action programming under its Below The Radar 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.

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