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NYCC 2012: Kodansha Comics USA Adds "Vinland Saga", New "Sailor Moon" Artbook and More

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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, […]

NYCC 2012: Vertical Publishing Announces "Helter Skelter", Tezuka's "Twin Knights", Talks Upcoming Manga

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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 […]

Trailer For Manga Entertainment Ninja Scroll Steelbook Released

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Manga Entertainment have posted a trailer for their upcoming Ninja Scroll Blu-ray & DVD Steelbook, due for release in the UK on 26th November 2012. The Steelbook set, including a 20 page booklet, will retail for £29.99, with a separate Blu-ray version at £24.99 and a DVD version at £19.99.

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 […]

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