Central Park Media

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Logo descriptions and captures by kidinbed
Editions by StephenCezar15

Background: Central Park Media was a relatively well-known anime and manga company. It was one of the first companies (along with AnimEigo, US Renditions, Streamline Pictures and ADV Films) to release uncut anime in the United States. They did very well in the 1990's and early 2000's, but, in 2006, CPM laid off many employees. They laid dormant until April 27th, 2009, when they filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy. Today, some Central Park Media titles have been relicensed by different companies, such as Media Blasters and VIZ Media.

1st Logo

Nickname: "Still Skyline"

Logo: On a black or blue background, we see a still version of the Central Park Media logo, which is a stylized New York skyline.

FX/SFX: None; this is a still logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on the very first tapes released by CPM, such as the initial print of Project A-Ko.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
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Nicknames: "Bustling City", "Cheesy City", "Cheesy New York Skyline"

Logo: We start with a photo of a view of the New York skyline from what it looks like Central Park. Then, a less detailed, computer-rendered version of the buildings draws itself over the buildings from the photo. As the buildings are done being drawn, the photo disappears, leaving a black background. A blue gradient background (which is supposed to be the sky) fades in behind the skyline. Below the skyline, the words "CENTRAL PARK" (in sepia) fly in from the right and the word "MEDIA" (also in sepia) spins up from the bottom.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The fading, the words flying and spinning up. The cut from the photo from the actual animation is very jarring, and why was the photo there from the first place?

Music/Sounds: Crickets chirping for the first half of the logo; then sounds of car horns and a jackhammer.

Availability: Rare. Seen on all releases from Central Park Media up until their bankruptcy. Their last DVD was released in 2007.

Scare Factor: Low. Some may be put off by the sound effects and the jarring animation, but it's mostly cheesy.