Date: 2004 October 18 17:54
Posted by Joe
In one of the more unusual press releases we received this week eigoMANGA have announced that they are sending anime and manga care packs to U.S. Army Troops destined for Iraq.
Apparently there is an anime club formed by the Army troops in Colorado Springs base called "A.N.I.M.E. Club". Independent media and publishing company eigoManga are asking for local otaku to donate anime and manga gifts to the anime fans in the US army.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
eigoMANGA IS DELIVERING ANIME AND MANGA CARE PACKAGES FOR U.S. ARMY TROOPS HEADING TO IRAQ
San Francisco, CA: eigoMANGA is sending care packages containing anime and manga gifts for U.S. Army troops stationed at Colorado Springs, Colorado; these troops are departing to Iraq within the month of October. The Army troops in Colorado Springs have formed an anime club on the base called "A.N.I.M.E. Club"; they contacted eigoMANGA in regards to participating in this program.
"We're proud of servicing the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces in this fashion", claims Austin Osueke, CEO of eigoMANGA. Anime and manga are popular forms of entertainment for this audience. "Once a group of sailors from the U.S. Navy told me that anime was a great source of distraction from the war".
eigoMANGA is inviting fans and supporters to contribute in the "RUMBLE PAK GOES TO IRAQ" program by donating and delivering anime or manga gifts to eigoMANGA's office or at it's upcoming live event, RUMBLE INVASION which on Saturday, Oct 23 at Tower Records in San Mateo, CA.
Founded in August 2000, eigoMANGA is an independent media and publishing company committed to developing, producing, and marketing original American "manga," or Japanese-influenced comic book publications and productions. eigoMANGA initially started as the first ever dot-comic publisher and website; now, its integrated media offerings include comic book publishing, anime-themed television programming, and anime-themed live events. The company is based in San Francisco, California. For more information visit the eigoMANGA website at http://www.eigoMANGA.com.