Posts Tagged ‘manga’

Review: “Blood Lad” Blu-ray (UK Edition): An Otaku Vampire In Demon World

by Grant Whiteon February 2, 2015
Staz Charlie Blood is the progeny of a noble vampire bloodline. Although Staz is aware of the common trappings and behaviours his heritage entails, he has no interest in such things and instead uses his power to rule as the fair boss of the Eastern territory of Demon World while building up his apartment shrine […]

VIZ Media Announces DVD and Manga Releases for “Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction”

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2015
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES HOME MEDIA AND MANGA RELEASES FOR POKÉMON THE MOVIE: DIANCIE AND THE COCOON OF DESTRUCTION When Destruction Arises, Can Life Prevail? Fans Of All Ages Can Discover Exciting New Adventures In The Official DVD And Manga Editions For The Newest POKÉMON Feature Film San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2015 – VIZ Media, […]

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PR: Aygo: From Street To Manga Superhero – Original adventure featuring Toyota’s city car to be launched at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon October 14, 2014
AYGO: FROM STREET TO MANGA SUPERHERO   Original adventure featuring Toyota’s city car to be launched at MCM London Comic Con The Toyota Aygo enters a new dimension, speeding from the city streets to the frames of an original Manga cartoon. Leading Manga artist Sonia Leong has been commissioned by Toyota to create an adventure story […]

Otakon 2014: Ed Chavez of Vertical Press on How to License Manga

by Weathermanon August 25, 2014
Ed Chavez of Vertical, Inc. did a panel presentation at Otakon 2014 on several of Vertical’s upcoming publications and gave an overview of the process of licensing manga and other publications from Japan. Upcoming Vertical releases include Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, a retrospective of Satoshi Kon’s manga works entitled Dream Fossil-The Complete Satoshi […]


Soul ReViver Revived As Feature Film

by Alex Beanon July 31, 2014
Japanese manga series “Soul ReViver” will be getting a full English-language, live-action feature film treatment. The manga series created two years ago by Tohru Fujisawa and Manabu Akishige follows “soul revivers” Jin and Clara as they navigate between the worlds of the living and dead to bring back souls whose missions were not completed while […]

Japanese Soccer Stars Recreate Flash Kicker’s Twin Goal

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2014
You know World Cup is getting tantalizingly closer when two members of Japan’s World Cup team – Takahiro Ogihara and Hotaru Yamaguchi – have time to work on their creativity by recreating the iconic “twin shot” performed by Flash Kicker [Captain Tsubasa] from the popular manga animation series, comic book and video game…


Honda Brings Anime-Inspired Motorcycle To London Comic Con

by Alex Beanon May 20, 2014
Japanese anime and manga are big, Honda is big and motorcycles are cool. So naturally it makes sense that Honda will be debuting their new NM4 Vultus motorcycle at the 2014 London Comic Con. Honda hopes the motorcycle appeals to anime and manga fans with its futuristic styling and unique features such as a multi-coloured […]
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Anime Limited Launching Kickstarter For Definitive Edition of “Patema Inverted”

by Grant Whiteon April 30, 2014
Already having announced a limited theatrical release, Scotland based UK anime licensor Anime Limited will begin a Kickstarter campaign for Patema Inverted. Due to launch 2nd May for a planned release in October, the Kickstarter will enable the company to reproduce and translate various extras (both digital and physical) from the Japanese Deluxe Edition including […]


DreamWorks Brings Ghost In The Shell Back To Life

by Alex Beanon January 25, 2014
Popular manga thriller title “Ghost in the Shell” is set to have another resurrection as film animation studio DreamWorks will bring a new live-action adaptation to the big screen. The film, based on a plotline following a futuristic battle against techno crime by a covert special ops unit does not yet have a voice cast […]
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Cross Media International Will Bring Osamu Tezuka’s Cast of Characters to North America

by Shawn Hopkinson January 17, 2014
Astro Boy and friends have a new representative. Cross Media International, a San Franscisco-based production and management company, announced today that it entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Osamu Tezuka’s properties and characters in North America. Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga” and the “Walt Disney […]