Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo Volume 1: Bo-Nafide Protector

January 25th, 2007 by Maestro

ON FEBRUARY 13, ILLUMITOON ENTERTAINMENT AND WESTLAKE ENTERTAINMENT WILL RELEASE THE POPULAR CARTOON NETWORK ANIME SERIES ON DVD OFF OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS SECOND SEASON AIRING ON THE CARTOON NETWORK

Woodland Hills, CA — Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment are proud to release their second collaborative Anime DVD: BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 1: BO-NAFIDE PROTECTOR on February 13, 2007. The animated series which features “he of the golden afro” Bobobo-bo, along with his sidekicks Beauty and Captain Don Patch, originally aired in the U.S. on Cartoon Network’s Toonami Block. Cartoon Network also recently announced that the network will air the second season of BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO in the same time block beginning early February 2007. BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 1: BO-NAFIDE PROTECTOR will feature unedited versions of four episodes, as well as the original Japanese soundtrack for $19.98.

BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO made its debut in November 2004 on Japan’s TV Asahi Network, and its U.S. debut on the Cartoon Network in October of 2005. BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO was released in North America by Toei Animation Co. Ltd, Japan’s largest animation production studio.

He’s soulful, he’s dynamic and he’s HAIRY. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, is the funkiest, quirkiest, most outrageous character you’ll ever meet. Using his golden afro and 5-foot nose hairs as weapons, the series takes place in the year 300X, when a tyrannical emperor, Czar Baldy Bald 4th, seeks to prove his authority over the people by waging a “Hair Hunt,” aimed at taking the hair of all the citizenry. While the populace trembles in fear, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo rises to take a stand. Together with his fellow partners, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo launches into battle against the “Hair Hunt Troops” to put an end to the “Hair Hunt” once and for all. Join Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo as he rescues Beauty, turns into fruit, sits inside a large burger bun, turns into a tank, and introduces the would-be hair snatchers to his Honorable King Nose Hair, Bababa-Baba-Baba.

The BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO anime series is based on a popular comic that sold over 5 million copies in Japan ­ from Japanese publisher Shueisha Inc.’s popular manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, which is known for introducing other well-loved content such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, YuYu Hakusho, Naruto and One Piece. Bo-bobo manga is available in North America from VIZ Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc. and Shogakukan Production, Co. Ltd. VIZ Media also publishes SHONEN JUMP magazine, the North American counterpart of Weekly Shonen Jump.

About Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd.

Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. is a newly formed collaboration of business and creative professionals focused on delivering customized, quality entertainment to the North American markets. The company’s principals have more than 20 years combined experience in acquiring, producing, and distributing anime, as well as creating original productions for the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit the company online at http://www.illumitoon.com/.

About Westlake Entertainment

Westlake Entertainment is a fully integrated, independent entertainment distribution company. Primarily engaged in licensing and distributing feature films and television programs, Westlake specializes in bringing new release content to retail. Westlake serves as a distributor for the following labels: Rigel Entertainment (theatrical features), Illumitoon Entertainment (Anime), Phoenix Entertainment Group (Urban and Latino), Red Bull USA (Extreme Sports) and Cineville Films (theatrical features). For more information regarding Westlake Entertainment’s product, visit http://www.westlakeent.com/.

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BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volume 1: Bo-Nafide Protector
Street date: February 13, 2007
TV PG
Price: $19.98 SRP

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