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Otakon 2012: Viz Media Panel Report

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Viz Media’s industry panel was hosted by Eric Eberhardt, Marketing Manager for Weekly Shonen Jmp Alpha and ShonenJump.com writer Urian Brown. The pair began by promoting Viz’s upcoming 24-hour, subscription-based channel Neon Alley, which will include weekly premieres of dubbed and uncut anime. In mid-July, the channel’s platform was confirmed to be the Playstation 3 […]

Otakon 2012: Vertical Publishing Announces "Gundam: The Origin", "Wolfsmund" Manga

Vertical Publishing announced several new titles at their panel at Otakon 2012. Gundam: The Origin will be released in a series of hardcover collector’s editions. Each will be 400-500 pages and will include color pages and essays from a number of prominent Japanese animation producers. The exact list is currently not finalized due to issues […]

Otakon 2012: Kodansha Comics USA Launches iPhone App

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At its industry panel on Sunday morning, Kodansha Comics USA announced the launch of its new app for the iPhone. The app will be available starting on 7/30/2012. Initial titles available include the following: Arisa by Natsumi Ando Cage of Eden by Yoshinobu Yamada Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata Until the Full […]

PR: VIZ Media Invites Young Fans for Kids Day at 2012 Comic-Con International

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VISIT VIZ MEDIA AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, BOOTH #2813  VIZ MEDIA INVITES YOUNG FANS FOR KIDS DAY AT 2012 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL (click thumbnails to enlarge)  VIZ Media welcomes younger fans and the young-at-heart on Sunday, July 15th for KIDS DAY at the company’s expansive Booth 2813 at the 2012 Comic-Con International, the nation’s biggest comic book, […]

PR: VIZ Media Opens 2012 with Brand New Digital Manga Update for January

VIZ MEDIA OPENS 2012 WITH A BRAND NEW DIGITAL MANGA UPDATE FOR JANUARY Updates Include WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA “Issue Zero” & “Issue Origins” Debut and Launch of Preorder Promotion; SHONEN JUMP DIGITAL WARP Continues For BLEACH And ONE PIECE VIZ Media begins 2012 with a brand new update of manga (graphic novels) titles available […]

"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" Volume 1 Eclipses the Competition

Kodansha Comics’ republication of Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga marks nothing less than the long-awaited return of a giant. For those with any amount of serious interest in anime or manga, Sailor Moon should need little introduction. The anime series televised for years in syndication and on USA Network in the 90s before […]

The Potential of JManga

By any standard, this has been a tough year for the manga industry. Sales are dramatically down compared to the heights reached a few years ago, Tokyopop went out of business and left a myriad of titles out of print, and the immenent closure of the Borders bookstore chain eliminates a major source of business and,makes it that much […]

"Twin Spica Vol. 3" Once Upon a Time in Outer Space

The first class of Japanese students training for space flight have their work cut out for them. After a disastrous manned mission puts a blight on the concept, it’s up to the children of today to prove that we need them as the astronauts of tomorrow. Meek Asumi is aided by the ghost of a […]

"Ayako": Osamu Tezuka Plumbs the Depths of Familial Depravity

Ayako is a graphic novel that is defined by acts of betrayal and moral degeneracy, with one of its major inciting incidents being an act that is spiritually if not literally incestuous. By the time this massive tome by master mangaka Osamu Tezuka is finished, even that taboo has been broken, along with all 10 […]

Tokyopop to End Publishing for North America

Tokyopop has announced the end of its publishing operations in North America and the closing of its headquarters in Los Angeles, California effective May 31st, 2011. The company’s European operations and film production division will remain active. The status of ongoing manga releases published by Tokyopop are currently unknown. A public relations representative has issued […]

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