‘Ghost in the Shell’ now Downloadable
Jaman.com has cut a deal with Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment to allow downloading of Japanese anime including classic titles such as Ghost in the Shell. Other familiar titles include Robotech, Astro Boy, Street Fighter II V, Noein, Karas and Tactics.
The downloads will cost $2.99 for feature-length films, while all series episodes will be available for $1.99. New subscribers, enticed by this development, will also receive two free movies.
Jaman was founded by Gaurav Dhillon, a silicon valley wunderkind, and it has been a leading supplier of downloadable entertainment to computers and TiVo recorders. Starz Media is more than just the cable channel but also includes
Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment among its holdings.
“Jaman is excited to bring some of the most well-known and iconic titles in Japanese animation history to our online audience,” said Gaurav Dhillon, founder and CEO of Jaman. “Animation fans are among the most passionate in the world, and episodic content has proven to be very popular with our audience. We look forward to bringing new fans into our vibrant community with this amazing collection of titles.”
“We saw an obvious match between Manga Entertainment’s properties and Jaman’s sensibilities,” said Mara Winokur, Starz Media’s vice president of digital media and business development. “Jaman’s audience has come to expect cutting-edge, quality titles from across the globe, and they will find what they’re looking for in the entertainment we’re supplying to Jaman.”