EigoManga, Anime Network Reach Deal

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eigoMANGA LLC, a comic book publishing studio, has announced its deal to distribute video content through Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA) and America’s #1 anime channel. With distribution reaching 40 million households, Anime Network is not only the largest video-on-demand offering, but is also available as a 24/7 linear cable channel in several U.S. markets.

Under the terms of the newly signed agreement, eigoMANGA will provide Anime Network with content from its extensive library of music videos, live concert footage and original programming, which features independent and mainstream Japanese music artists and groups. The content will become part of the Network’s popular music-themed Bento Beat Box programming block.

eigoMANGA has been producing and distribution Japanese music and media content through its business brand, Shibuya Airwaves, which initially began producing and distributing Japanese music video programs for the college close-circuit television network called “The U Network” in 2004. Shibuya Airwaves currently broadcasts a weekly radio program in San Francisco and produces a series of concerts and live events featuring Japanese musicians.

Austin Osueke, CEO of eigoMANGA is excited about this partnership. “I’m particularly interested in this venture because it will enable independent Japanese groups to get much needed exposure because there are some subgenres within J pop that have a strong and pervasive fan base at anime conventions but have no exposure on television.”

“We look forward to delivering our viewers the wealth of wonderful programming for which eigoMANGA is known,” said Stacy Slanina, Anime Network’s Director of Operations/Programming. “This content will provide an excellent complement to our high-quality lineup of anime series, specials and films.”

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