Posts Tagged ‘manga’

Otakon 2012: Kodansha Comics USA Launches iPhone App

by Weathermanon July 30, 2012
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

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
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

by Grant Whiteon January 11, 2012
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

by Todd DuBoison September 16, 2011
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 Todd DuBoison September 2, 2011
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

by Chad Boninon June 15, 2011
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

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2011
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

by Todd 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 Dr. Daedaluson 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) […]