Foil Covers on Feb. 1-8 Issue
January 27, 2003
TV Guide examines the Yu-Gi-Oh craze in a cover article for the Feb. 1-8 issue of America's leading television magazine.
Tsunami Line Launches in April
January 22, 2003
In its third consecutive daily press conference today, Marvel announced its new 'tsunami' titles, which consists of a first wave of six new ongoing series, with more to follow later in the year.
Deal, Phenomenon of the Year
January 1, 2003
We chose the FUNimation/Four Kids distribution agreement as the deal of the year, and increasing TV exposure as the phenomenon of the year.
Company and Product of the Year
December 28, 2002
We chose WizKids as the Game Company of the Year, and the Yu Gi Oh CCG as the Game Product of the Year.
First Topic To Repeat as Champ
December 8, 2002
Dragon Ball Z topped the Lycos 50 list of 'most searched' items for the second consecutive year,...
For Toys, Video Games, and Trading Cards
November 20, 2002
4Kids Entertainment has designated Bandai America Inc. as the master toy licensee for the U.S. for the animated series Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy .
Cuts FM, Cold Cut, and Distribution Outside of North America
November 18, 2002
Viz Director of Manga Sales and Marketing Dallas Middaugh told ICv2 today that Viz has decided to abide by its decision to eliminate most of its direct U.S. customers for manga.
March Manga Launch
November 12, 2002
Tokyopop announced that it has acquired the U.S. rights to the Digimon manga and plans to begin releasing trade paperbacks in March of 2003...
For Anime and Manga
November 11, 2002
In a print exclusive in the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga, which is reaching retailers this week, ICv2 has analyzed the market size of both the anime and manga markets.
January Debut in NY and LA
November 2, 2002
According to Yahoo Movies, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie will open in January in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and slowly expand to other cities.