Wizard's "Anime Insider" Goes Monthly

Official Press Release

Congers, NY (March 22, 2005) - Wizard Entertainment Group, the country's foremost authority on everything related to pop-culture, comic books and collectibles, is pleased to announce that Anime Insider, America's best-selling independent anime magazine, will be issued monthly beginning with issue #22 this June. "We've been looking forward to this for a long time," said Gareb Shamus, founder and chairman of Wizard Entertainment. "Our readers have been asking us to go monthly for years, and we're happy to finally oblige."

Every aspect of Anime Insider will be revamped and updated for the ever-growing anime fandom. To this end, Anime Insider will be expanding its coverage with new departments for anime soundtracks and J-pop music, as well as for the newest trends of Japanese youth culture and the hottest spots to hit in Tokyo. Additionally, Anime Insider will be adding a dedicated section for anime conventions.

The first issue in Anime Insider's new monthly cycle will include massive coverage of Naruto, the most anticipated show of the year, and an exclusive interview with Akitaro Daichi, the director of such hit series as Fruits Basket and the upcoming Kodocha. Plus, check out the latest news on Fullmetal Alchemist, Tenchi Muyo, Fafner, Gantz and Samurai Champloo.

Anime Insider #22 will ship with two covers, the first featuring Naruto and the second featuring Sana from Kodocha. The issue goes on sale June 22nd at comic book specialty stores and on July 5th at newsstands everywhere.

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