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NYCC 2012: Archaia Comics Talks Graphic Novels For “Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe”, “Cyborg 009”, “Hawken”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 18, 2012
Saturday evening at New York Comic Con, Archaia Comics presented a panel dedicated to its graphic novels for three distinct properties: Space: 1999; Cyborg 009; and Hawken. Archaia Transmedia Specialist Joe Lefavi moderated a panel of people involved in projects: Archaia publisher Mike Kennedy, Hawken creator/designer Khang Le, Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe writer Andrew E.C. […]
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NYCC 2012: Hasbro’s “Transformers” Panel Report

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 18, 2012
Thursday was the least crowded day at New York Comic Con, but fans still filled the room for Hasbro’s afternoon panel for the Transformers brand. From Hasbro Studios in Burbank, CA, Transformers Prime producers Jeff Kline and Duane Capizzi were in attendance, as well as Executive Director Brian Lenard and Vice President of Development Mike Vogel. […]

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NYCC 2012: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Focus Panel – A Shell of a Time

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 16, 2012
Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Ray Rahman on Friday evening, the packed panel for Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series was an energized and festive affair. After a clip of the series opening was played and costumed Ninja Turtles took the stage to great applause, Rahman introduced a very full panel: executive producers Ciro […]
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NYCC 2012: FUNimation Announces “Wolf Children” Anime Film, “Toriko” English Dub

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 14, 2012
At its industry panel Sunday afternoon, FUNimation Entertainment announced that it had recently closed a deal to release the 2012 anime film Wolf Children in 2013. Director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) conceived the story and wrote the screenplay along with Satoko Okudera. Wolf Children tells the story of a […]

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NYCC 2012: Viz Media Licenses “Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration”, “Tiger & Bunny” Manga, “Barrage” and More

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 14, 2012
At its New York Comic Con panel, Viz Media announced its plans to release Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration in “Spring/Summer 2013”. An alternate and condensed retelling of Watsuki’s original story about a former assassin questing for penance in Japan’s Meiji Era, the comic was created to commemorate the live-action film adaptation released in Japanese […]
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NYCC 2012: Kodansha Comics USA Adds “Vinland Saga”, New “Sailor Moon” Artbook and More

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 14, 2012
At its panel on Saturday, Kodansha Comics USA announced several new titles for publication in 2013. In October 2013 Kodansha will begin releasing Vinland Saga. Written and drawn by the award-winning Makoto Yukimura, the manga is historical fiction set in 11th century England at the time of the vikings. It tells the story of Thorfinn, […]

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NYCC 2012: Vertical Publishing Announces “Helter Skelter”, Tezuka’s “Twin Knights”, Talks Upcoming Manga

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 14, 2012
Vertical Publishing’s Friday panel unveiled a pair of new announcements as well as discussion of Vertical’s publishing lineup for 2013. In July of next year Vertical will release Kyoko Okazaki’s Helter Skelter, a Josei manga (targeted toward older women) about the fashion industry and a leading character that will go to any lengths necessary to […]
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Production I.G. Running Kickstarter Campaign for “Kick-Heart” Animated Short

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 8, 2012
The Japanese animation studio Production I.G. has launched a project on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter for a 10-minute short film titled Kick-Heart. Directed and written by Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Kaiba, Kemonozume, The Tatami Galaxy), the short and its Kickstarter initiative are intended as an “experiment” to pioneer a new way of supporting “artistically driven […]

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Nickelodeon Greenlights 2nd Season of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Reboot

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 8, 2012
Last Tuesday, the cable network Nickelodeon issued a press release to announce that its CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series would be renewed for a second season of 26 episodes. The announcement came on the heels of a the successful hour-long premiere for the show on Saturday morning, September 29th, which drew 3.9 million total […]
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Review: “Hotel Transylvania” Brings the Laughs

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 1, 2012
Sporting a host of amusing G-rated monsters and an overt Aesop about overprotective parenting, Hotel Transylvania is a successful and relentlessly silly comedy that might also have been a winning family movie with a stronger script. In lieu of that, the movie makes the most of Adam Sandler’s surprisingly effective performance as Count Dracula, which […]