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Japanese Government Launches “Cool Japan” Initiative

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
Anime News Network reports that the Japanese government has funded a new “Japan Channel” dedicated to exporting Japanese cultural programming internationally, including anime, dramas, music, and travel program. The initial seed money of 15.5 billion yen (approximately $14.7 million) is for subtitling and dubbing costs and publicity, as well as setting up foreign broadcasting offices […]

Big News for Comic Book Guy on Upcoming Episode of “The Simpsons”

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014 has uncovered stills and loglines for an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, where Comic Book Guy will apparently marry a manga artist. The episode title is “Married to the Blob,” Stan Lee is set to make a cameo voice appearance in the episode. ComicsAlliance also has stills and more details about the episode in […]


Oldboy Becomes A Spike Lee Joint

by Alex Beanon July 12, 2013
Based loosely on the Japanese manga, “Old Boy”, the film about a man imprisoned for 15 years and then mysteriously released by an unknown captor was a South Korean hit 10 years ago. Now comes the Spike Lee remake starring Josh Brolin in the lead role and due for an October 25, 2013 release…

Keiji Nakazawa, “Barefoot Gen” Creator, 1939 – 2012

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2012
Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the Barefoot Gen manga documenting his life in Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, passed away on December 19, 2012, at the age of 73 due to lung cancer. A native of Hiroshima, Nakazawa was only 6 when the atomic bomb was dropped, and his father, […]


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

by Todd 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 […]

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

by Todd 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, […]


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

by Todd 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 […]

Trailer For Manga Entertainment Ninja Scroll Steelbook Released

by Grant Whiteon September 2, 2012
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

by Todd DuBoison July 30, 2012
Viz Media’s industry panel was hosted by Eric Eberhardt, Marketing Manager for Weekly Shonen Jmp Alpha and 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

by Weathermanon July 30, 2012
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 […]