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Tokyopop to End Publishing for North America

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 16, 2011
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 […]

NYCC2009: VIZ Media Panel Report

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2009
Hosting the VIZ Media panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con was Mark Chang and Candice Vyloan, presenting a combination of manga and anime-related news and announcements. New information was relatively light, but there were a few surprises and one big announcement near the end of the panel. Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei’s Ultimo […]

ICv2 Lists Top Anime & Manga Properties For Fall 2008

by Classic Speedyon December 30, 2008
The results are in: These are the top anime and manga properties for September through mid November, based on info provided from retailers and distributors, as well as info from Nielsen BookScan. Anime: 1) Dragon Ball Z 2) Naruto 3) Afro Samurai 4) Death Note 5) Batman: Gotham Knight 6) Pokemon 7) Hellsing Ultimate 8) […]

PR: VIZ Media Debuts Black Lagoon Manga Series

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2008
VIZ MEDIA DEBUTS BLACK LAGOON MANGA SERIES A PT Boat Packed with Mercenary Couriers Lands on North American Shores San Francisco, CA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the exciting North American debut of BLACK LAGOON, a manga […]

PR: VIZ Media Celebrates 2 Shonen Jump Anniversaries with New Collector's Editions

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2008
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES TWO HISTORIC SHONEN JUMP ANNIVERSARIES WITH EXCITING NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITONS 40th Anniversary Of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump And 5th Anniversary Of SHONEN JUMP Magazine Commemorated With Special Collector’s Edition Of Top Manga Anthology’s Articles And New Hardcover Presentations Of Several Most-Loved Manga Series San Francisco, CA, July 10, 2008 – VIZ Media, […]

"Bleach" Creator Tite Kubo to Appear at San Diego Comic-Con 2008 in July

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2008
VIZ Media will be hosting Tite Kubo, the creator of the Bleach and Zombie Powder manga, as a special guest at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 on July 25-26. Kubo will be appearing at the Bleach the Movie screening on July 25, and at the Shonen Jump panel and two autographing sessions on July […]

Dark Horse on the "Gantz" Manga

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2008
Newsarama has interviewed Michael Gombos, Dark Horse Comics’ Director of Asian Licensing, about their English-language Gantz manga coming in June. Gombos goes into the plot of Gantz, the long process of bringing the manga to US shores, the competition over Gantz between Dark Horse and VIZ Media (which is owned by Gantz publisher Shueisha), how […]

Tor Books & Seven Seas Ink Joint Venture to Publish "Afro Samurai" Manga

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2007
A report in Publishers Weekly states that Tor Books will be entering the U.S. manga market through a joint venture with manga publisher Seven Seas Ink. The imprint will be publishing new and licensed titles, with the Afro Samurai manga by Takashi Okazaki coming from the new imprint in August 2008. (via Comics Reporter)

Philip Brophy on the Marvel of Osamu Tezuka's Manga

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2007
Philip Brophy’s resume makes him out as a multi-media renaissance man, with a variety of critically acclaimed and intellectually challenging projects in music, film, analytical texts, and museum curatorship. He has done several exhibitions so far on the work of Osamu Tezuka, often regarded as the artist who built the foundations of Japanese anime and […]

Yani Mentzas of Vertical on Manga Titles; Possible CN Tie-ins

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2007
Newsarama.com has interviewed Yani Mentzas, Editorial Director and Executive Vice President of Vertical, on the company’s manga publishing efforts. The company has published English translations of Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha and Ode to Kirihito, and just released To Terra… Vol. 1. At the end of the interview, Mentzas states, “We are looking to launch a manga […]