Anime Site Launches In U.S.
Bandai Visual USA, a Japanese animation company, has launched dot-anime, a site focused on providing anime content for fans of the genre.
dot-anime is a North American version of the Japanese site, where anime fans can view 400 titles and 4,000 episodes of anime, along with downloading anime songs and purchasing DVDs and CDs.
The site will feature titles from Bandai Visual USA franchises such as "Patlabor The Movie," "Gunbuster," "Wings of Rean" and the recently released "Freedom."
The site will also offer information, sweepstakes and other promotions. Anime fans who register before August 1, 2007 will be eligible to win an HD DVD player and collectible items signed by anime creators and 200 bonus points as part of a point-prize program on the site.
Anime fans can purchase Bandai Visual USA and Broccoli DVDs, books and manga, apparel and character related items on the site. From time to time users who make purchases will receive dot-anime gifts.
The site is now in an early phase and will have multimedia content in the fall.