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TOMY and D3Publisher of America Announce Price Reduction for 1st NARUTO Game for the Nintendo GameCube(TM) and NARUTO(TM): Ninja Council(TM) for Game Boy(R) Advance

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 - Already recognized by the critics and gamers as a hit, TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) today announced that NARUTO: Clash of Ninja for Nintendo GameCube(TM) has qualified as a Players Choice title, which is reserved for the best selling games available for the Nintendo GameCube. Based on VIZ Media's hit anime series SHONEN JUMP NARUTO and first released in March 2006, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja and NARUTO: Ninja Council for Nintendo Game Boy® Advance are now available at a new low price of $19.95 MSRP each. TOMY Corporation and D3PA are set to release the sequels to both games with NARUTO: Clash of Ninja 2 scheduled to be released September 26, 2006 and NARUTO: Ninja Council 2 scheduled to be released October 10, 2006.

"Both of these games feature high production values and deliver quality gaming to players that mirrors VIZ Media's hit anime series," said Laura Yoshioka, senior marketing manager, TOMY Corporation. "The upcoming releases of NARUTO: Clash of Ninja 2 and NARUTO: Ninja Council 2 will expand the family of NARUTO games available and we will soon be announcing more NARUTO titles for 2007."

NARUTO: Clash of Ninja was featured in cover stories in both GamePro magazine and and has remained in the top 5 for sales on the Nintendo GameCube, according to the NPD Group since its launch in March 2006.

"Just in time for the holiday buying season we are able to provide these very popular, quality video games at a price that appeal to both fans of NARUTO and gamers everywhere," said Kim Motika, vice president of worldwide sales and operations, D3PA. "Now that both of these games are $19.95, NARUTO will move beyond the installed fan base and will appeal to a whole new audience that loves great fighting games."

About TOMY Corporation
TOMY Corporation is a subsidiary of TOMY Company, Ltd, with headquarters in Tokyo. The Consumer Software Division's mission is to develop and publish game titles for the North American marketplace, based on both licensed and original intellectual properties. TOMY currently publishes for the Nintendo GameCube(TM), Game Boy® Advance, and Nintendo DS(TM). TOMY also develops and manufactures a portfolio of toys and games including: Thomas and Friends(TM), Constructables and Gearation brand toys and games. Information on TOMY and TOMY products can be found at .

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.

Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and at

About D3Publisher of America, Inc.
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers and the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP(TM) portable entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at .

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