UDON Celebrates the Grandfather of Manga and Anime with the Release of Two Osamu Tezuka Art Books

By Staff Reports Long considered “the grandfather of manga and anime”, legendary illustrator and animator Osamu Tezuka’s enduring legacy can still be felt today in the indelible influence he has had on contemporary manga and anime creators. In an effort to ensure that his timeless work remains easily accessible to as wide an audience as […]

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VIZ Media Partners with Generator to Launch Official Naruto Online Store

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the launch of the official NARUTO online store for the U.S. and Canada in partnership with digital marketing and eCommerce solutions provider, GENERATOR, a division of Sony DADC. The NARUTO online store […]

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VIZ Media Announces U.S. Simulcast Of ONE-PUNCH MAN Anime Series

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, invites audiences to catch the knuckle-busting premiere of the ONE-PUNCH MAN anime simulcast – this Sunday, October 4th! Presented with English subtitles on the same day as its Japanese network broadcast premiere, Episode 1 […]

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VIZ Media Announces a Wide Array of Exciting Exclusives and Show Specials for New York Comic Con 2015

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has detailed a comprehensive and exciting collection of show exclusives, advance manga and anime releases and other special items available for purchase at the VIZ Media booth during New York Comic Con 2015. New York […]

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VIZ MEDIA & Eleven Arts Announce Canadian Theatrical Dates For BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the expansion of its partnership with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS to premiere BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements. In addition to a big-screen debut in […]

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Anime Fans Rejoice! The Collected Works Of Hayao Miyazaki Available on Blu-ray Exclusively Through Amazon.com on November 17

By Nolan P. Smith One of the masters of animated cinema is getting a collection just in time for Christmas. Hayao Miyazaki, the man who brought the world Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and more, will have his works collected in The Collected Works Of Hayao Miyazaki set, made available exclusively on Amazon on […]

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VIZ Media Announces BORUTO Anime Film Premiere In 80 U.S. Cities

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces that it has partnered with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS to present BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements around the United States starting on October 10th. […]

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VIZ MEDIA Returns To Otakon Pop Culture Convention This Weekend

By Staff Reports VIZ Media prepares its return to Otakon, one of the East Coast’s most renowned anime conventions, with a roster of informative panel discussions, interactive booth activities, promotional giveaways, anime screening premieres, and a special selection of retail products available exclusively at the event. Otakon 2015 takes place July 24th through July 26th […]

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24th Annual Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles This Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith This weekend, the Los Angeles Convention Center is completely taken over by cosplayers, musicians, artists, animators, and more as the Anime Expo brings forth a convention that Southern California waits for every year. Presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the convention will host over 100,000 attendees […]

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The 24th Annual Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles July 2-5, Brings KISS, Hello Kitty, Evangelion and More Together

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles, CA) – The 24th Annual Anime Expo (AX), presented by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will play host to over 100,000 lovers of Japanese animation and pop culture, July 2-5, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sneaking up in attendance right behind Comic-Con, this year’s […]

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FanimeCon 2015 Cosplay Coverage

By Nolan P. Smith Thanks to photographer and cosplayer Josh Cruz, we are able to provide you with some of the best cosplayers from FanimeCon, which took place May 22nd-25th in San Jose! I’ve covered conventions with Josh in the past; he’s a great guy, awesome photographer (as you can see) and loves the world […]

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Myx TV Suits Up for Second Season of “Call to Cosplay”

By Staff Reports Myx TV, the only English-language multicultural Asian American entertainment network in the United States, will premiere the second season of fan-favorite costume competition series “Call to Cosplay,” on May 12, 2015 at 8/7c. Cosplay, a term meaning ‘costume play’ is a popular subculture where participants dress-up and role play various characters from […]

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Kill la Kill Coming To DVD and Blu Ray From Aniplex of America

By Staff Reports (Santa Monica, CA)–Anime fans can look forward to a very hot summer this year as Aniplex of America announced today on their “Aniplex Live Show” the English voice cast and the physical release details of the hit animated series KILL la KILL. Aniplex of America has confirmed that they will release KILL […]

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Aniplex of America Acquires Samurai Flamenco for their Fall Season

By Staff Reports (Santa Monica, CA)–Aniplex of America Inc. has announced today that they have acquired the highly-anticipated title, Samurai Flamenco for this fall season. Samurai Flamenco will begin its streaming schedule this October. This brand new series features an all-star staff including director Takahiro Omori, whose previous works include popular titles such as Durarara!! […]

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VIZ Media Announces The Return of Ranma 1/2 Anime and Manga Series To North America

(San Francisco)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the return of one of the genre’s most celebrated manga and anime properties – RANMA ½. RANMA ½ is a renowned martial arts action-adventure manga (graphic novel) series created by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga […]

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Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Retires From Making Feature Films

Yesterday, the news broke that the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli, which has brought the world Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and more, has retired  from making feature length films. Check out the full article below, straight from Anime News Network: Studio Ghibli President Koji Hoshino announced on Sunday that studio founder and […]

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VIZ Media’s Haikasoru Imprint Debuts Celebrated Sci-Fi Author Catherynne M. Valente’s Melancholy of Mechagirl

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint delivers an exciting collection of stories and poems by New York Times best-selling fantasy and science fiction author, Catherynne M. Valente, as it announces the release of MELANCHOLY OF MECHAGIRL. The new book is available now through all major book retailers, is rated ‘T’ for Teens, and carries an MSRP of […]

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UDON Celebrates Street Fighter with Major Guests, Debut Books, at Comic-Con 2013!

JUNE 25, 2013 —This summer marks the 10th Anniversary of UDON Entertainment’s original comics and graphic novels based on the world-famous Street Fighter® video game series, and we’re celebrating in a big way at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013! The UDON Booth #4529 will feature creative icons of the Street Fighter universe signing and sketching […]

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Hit Action Anime Series Comes To The Nation’s Largest Anime Convention With Exclusive Episodes Premiere And Appearances by Special Guest KANAME☆ And English-Language Cast

(San Francisco)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, celebrates the action and kinetic storyline of one of its newest anime properties – K – at the 2013 Anime Expo, taking place July 4th–7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Now […]

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