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Otaku and Gamer Clothing Company Urban Alchemist Launches:
Anime Industry Veterans Announce The Creation Of A New Clothing Company
Peter Tatara - October 23, 2006

Former employees of Central Park Media and Be Beautiful Manga today announced the formation of Urban Alchemist, an independent clothing company dedicated to creating high-quality, original shirts and accessories for anime, video game, and comic book fans.

"We're very excited to be starting something new," Kevin Sopko, former Central Park Media Sales Coordinator and Urban Alchemist's Director of Sales, stated. "We love comics, anime, and video games and are taking this to the next level through Urban Alchemist."

Urban Alchemist's first two shirts feature the yaoi-inspired phrases "I Want An Uke" and "I Want A Seme" and are available now. Uke and Seme are Japanese terms for passive and aggressive men heavily used in yaoi, a Japanese genre of comics and animation revolving around romances between intensely beautiful men.

"Every yaoi fan I've met has been a wonderful, passionate person," Peter Tatara, former Central Park Media and Be Beautiful Manga Marketing Manager and Urban Alchemist's President, said. "It's because of this that Urban Alchemist's first shirts are for yaoi fans. We're going to expand to offer a lot of different clothing for a lot of different people, but we're starting with yaoi because all its fans have been nothing less than an absolute joy in the past."

Urban Alchemist's "I Want An Uke" and "I Want A Seme" shirts are for sale now on the company's website,, for $19 each. For specific questions, wholesale information, or high-resolution images, Urban Alchemist can be contacted directly at

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