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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Volume 1 Review

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Volume 1 Review JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Volume 1 Author: Hirohiko Araki Artist: Hirohiko Araki Publisher: Viz Media/Madman Entertainment Release Date: April 10, 2015 Price: $28.95 AUD – Available Here Overview JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has been around since the 1980s. Over...
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Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama’s Main Cast Revealed

Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama’s Main Cast Revealed Just over a month ago, the official website for NTV’s live-action Death Note TV drama series launched. Ryuk the Shinigami began making posts on the official Twitter account at the same time. Now, the cast details for Light Yagami, L and Near have been revealed. Masataka Kubota will play the...
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Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of May 2015 Are Now Available

Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of May 2015 Are Now Available It is the 15th of the month, and that means that Random House Books Australia’s latest manga releases are now available. Here is the list of this month’s releases, including the three manga releases from the 1st of May and all of today’s releases. May 1, 2015: Attack on Titan: Junior High...
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Eureka Seven Manga and More Licensed by Viz Media for Digital Release

Eureka Seven Manga and More Licensed by Viz Media for Digital Release Now that we are halfway through May, Viz Media has released an update concerning various digital manga releases for the month and with this announcement comes a few new license rescues. First and foremost, Viz is planning on releasing new volumes for fifteen ongoing series this week including Kiss of the...
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Madman’s Manga Releases of May 13, 2015 Are Out Now

Madman’s Manga Releases of May 13, 2015 Are Out Now Madman Entertainment’s manga releases of May 13, 2015 are now available in stores in Australia. Here is the full list of this month’s releases: Assassination Classroom Volume 3 by Yusei Matsui Dawn of the Arcana Volume 4 by Rei Toma Dengeki Daisy Volume 16 by Kyousuke Motomi Library Wars...
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Final Naruto Manga Volume Release Planned; 3 Epilogue Novels Licensed

Final Naruto Manga Volume Release Planned; 3 Epilogue Novels Licensed Viz Media has quite a bit of Naruto related news to share this week as not only will the manga’s author Masashi Kishimoto make his first international appearance at the 2015 New York Comic-Con which is being held from October 8th-11th, but they have also announced the licensing and release plans for a...
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Viz Media Announces Free Comic Book Day 2015 Samplers

Viz Media Announces Free Comic Book Day 2015 Samplers With 2015’s Free Comic Book Day set for May 2nd, Viz Media has announced that they will be releasing two sampler collections for free on that day. The Shonen Jump manga sampler includes previews of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood as well as Yu-Gi-Oh! while their Perfect...
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‘Not Lives’ Gender Bender Manga Licensed by Seven Seas

‘Not Lives’ Gender Bender Manga Licensed by Seven Seas Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that they have acquired the license for a manga they describe as a “virtual gender-bender” called Not Lives. Created by Wataru Karasuma, the manga started its run back in 2011 and currently has seven volumes in publication. Seven Seas is planning on...
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Franken Fran Manga Licensed by Seven Seas; Omnibus Release Planned

Franken Fran Manga Licensed by Seven Seas; Omnibus Release Planned Seven Seas Entertainment has garnered something of a reputation for their monster girl manga line-up and while these series cover the harem, comedy, and slice of life genres they have yet to obtain a darker series until today. You see, today the company has announced that they have acquired the rights to...
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Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring debuts in Weekly Shonen Jump

Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring debuts in Weekly Shonen Jump The Naruto manga may have come to an end last year but Masashi Kishimoto isn’t about to let his hit franchise simply end without going back for a little bit more. Viz Media has announced that they will be including Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring in their digital weekly shonen jump...
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Official Site Launches for Upcoming Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama

Official Site Launches for Upcoming Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama “Ryuk the Shinigami here. Damn, I’ve dropped my death note again… Look forward to watching the new confrontation between Light and L from July on NTV. I’m looking forward to Sunday nights… Heheheh!” (Translation of official Twitter post.) Following on from the...
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Complete your ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Cosplay with Official Wigs!

Complete your ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Cosplay with Official Wigs! Based on the character designs from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal), Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus character wigs are now available in Japan! These premium high quality wigs are the result of a collaboration between...
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Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama Coming in July

Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama Coming in July The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which is to be released in stores in Japan on Monday, is announcing that a live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s popular supernatural thriller manga series Death Note will begin airing in July. The announcement is to be made in...
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Viz Media Reveals a New ‘Pokémon’ Manga Title and Box-Sets

Viz Media Reveals a New ‘Pokémon’ Manga Title and Box-Sets Viz Media has just announced more Pokémon manga releases to be published under their Perfect Square imprint. Pokémon Black and White manga box-set volume 3 will be released in September 2015 with a suggested retail price of $25.99 USD / $29.99 CAN. It will come with a mini-poster and volumes 15-20 of...
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Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of April 15, 2015

Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of April 15, 2015 Many manga fans in Australia import their manga from the US, and some even import manga from Japan. Sure, Madman Entertainment release dozens of manga volumes a month in Australia, but how many of you are aware that Random House Books Australia also releases several volumes of manga a month? Well, here is...
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Manga to be Released in May

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Manga to be Released in May Back at the start of the year Viz Media announced that they would be releasing the long out of print The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga sometime this year and recently the company announced exactly when fans can expect it to be released. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will be released on...
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Gyo 2-in-1 Deluxe Edition Review

Gyo 2-in-1 Deluxe Edition Review Gyo 2-in-1 Deluxe Edition Author: Junji Ito Artist: Junji Ito Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: April 21, 2015 Price: $22.99 – Available Here Overview Creating a horror manga has to be an incredibly difficult task. While some series can manage to get by with a slow paced story filled with haunting...
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Terra Formars Volume 5 Review

Terra Formars Volume 5 Review Terra Formars Volume 5 Author: Yu Sasuga Artist: Ken-ichi Tachibana Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: March 17, 2015 Price: $12.99 – Available Here Overview With Annex I crash landing on Mars and the crew members forced to split into six different squads, things have only grown worse for the...
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Yo-Kai Watch Manga Licensed by Viz Media

Yo-Kai Watch Manga Licensed by Viz Media Recently Nintendo and Level-5 announced that Nintendo would be releasing Yo-Kai Watch in the West sometime in the future and now Viz Media is also getting in on the action. The company has announced that they have licensed the Yo-kai Watch manga series and will begin releasing the series in North America...
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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 3 Review

Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 3 Review Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 3 Author: Naoki Serizawa Artist: Naoki Serizawa Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: March 17, 2015 Price: $12.99 – Available Here Overview Marhawa Academy has long been seen as the most prestigious school in Asia and under the tutelage of Mother Gracia and her...
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The Rising of the Shield Hero Light Novel and Manga Licensed by One Peace Books

The Rising of the Shield Hero Light Novel and Manga Licensed by One Peace Books After finding listings on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, we reached out to One Peace Books for confirmation that they have indeed licensed The Rising of the Shield Hero light novel (also known as Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari) for release in the West. They have licensed not only Angeko Yusagi’s...
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Madman to Screen ‘Parasyte: Part 1′ in Australian Cinemas for One Day Only

Madman to Screen ‘Parasyte: Part 1′ in Australian Cinemas for One Day Only Madman Entertainment has just announced that they will be screening Toho’s film Parasyte: Part 1 in Australian cinemas for one day only on April 26, 2015. Madman provided a synopsis for the film: PARASYTE: PART 1 tells the story of Shinichi Izumi, an ordinary high school student who is attacked by...
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A Certain Scientific Accelerator Manga Licensed by Seven Seas

A Certain Scientific Accelerator Manga Licensed by Seven Seas Fans of A Certain Magical Index will be happy to hear that another manga spin-off has been licensed for English release. While it is not the manga adaptation of the core storyline, it is the license for the A Certain Scientific Accelerator manga. Seven Seas Entertainment is the company that acquired the...
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Deluxe Edition of Junji Ito’s Gyo to be Released on April 21st

Deluxe Edition of Junji Ito’s Gyo to be Released on April 21st Late last year Viz Media announced that they had acquired the license for Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror and would be releasing it sometime this summer and now the company has announced that they will also be releasing a special “Deluxe Edition” of Junji Ito‘s Gyo horror manga. The...
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Monster Musume Anime Announced for July

Monster Musume Anime Announced for July Fans, including myself, have been waiting and it looks like the time for monster girls to debut on the air waves will be coming this summer. The seventh volume of OKAYADO’s Monster Musume manga has revealed that an anime adaptation has been green-lit and will debut sometime in July though currently no...
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Assassination Classroom Volume 2 Review

Assassination Classroom Volume 2 Review Assassination Classroom Volume 2 Author: Yusei Matsui Artist: Yusei Matsui Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: February 3, 2015 Price: $9.99 – Available Here Overview Despite the large amount of manga series that take place in a school setting, very few series actually take the time to create a story...
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