Kodansha USA Announces Three New Licenses at Anime Central 2016

Kodansha Comics has just made three license announcements at their panel at Anime Central 2016. All of these releases will be available in autumn 2016. First up is The Attack on Titan Anime Guidebook. This book contains more than 170 pages of actor interviews, concept art and more information that has never before been available in English. The title is tentative and may change before release. Nex...

Yen Press Licenses ‘Konosuba’ and ‘Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody!’

Yen Press has announced two new license acquisitions: KonoSuba and Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody!. They confirmed that they licensed both the original light novel and manga version of each series. The first volume of the manga version of each series will be released in North America in November 2016. No release date has been set for the light novels. An anime adaptation of KonaSuba wa...

Anime Expo 2016 to Feature Guests from One Punch Man, Love Live! Sunshine!!, and More

We have some great news for those who are planning to attend Anime Expo 2016. It has been revealed that Anisong World Matsuri, a series of events and concerts that will be taking place during the expo, will feature quite a number of talented and well known performers. Some of the highlights of these events and performances include six of Love Live! Sunshine!!‘s Aqours idols making appearance...

Viz Media Reveals Free Manga Samplers for Free Comic Book Day 2016

Free Comic Book Day is approaching once again in North America and now that May 7th is less than a week away Viz Media has announced that they will be partaking in the event this year with a pair of free manga samplers. They will be offering a little something for everyone as they will be providing a sampler that children and older fans will like in the form of Pokemon Pocket Comics: Legendary Pok...

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Manga Omnibus Releases Announced

Viz Media has announced some news today that fans of The Legend of Zelda will be quite happy to hear. They are planning on bringing the ten volume manga series back into production. These releases will now be called The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition and each one will be a two-in-one omnibus release that will feature new covers and color artwork from creator Akira Himekawa and printed in a lar...

The List of Madman’s Manga Releases of April 20, 2016

Madman Entertainment has several manga releases coming out in Australia this week. All of the following titles will officially be available beginning this Wednesday, April the 20th. Bleach Volume 66 Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Omnibus Edition) Volume 12 Kiss of the Rose Princess Volume 9 Nisekoi Volume 14 One Piece (3-in-1 Omnibus Edition) Volume 15 One Punch Man Volume 5 Pokemon XY Volume 6 Ranma 1/2 (2-...

Viz Media to Release ‘Blanc et Noir: Takeshi Obata Illustrations’

Viz Media has announced the release date for the limited edition art book Blanc et Noir: Takeshi Obata Illustrations. It will be available on May 3, 2016. It will receive a print run of only 10,000 copies. They announced the license of this book in the second half of last year. This will be a special slipcased hardcover release. It features artwork by Takeshi Obata from 2001-2006, known for his ar...

Akira Toriyama Interview Hints at Dragon Ball Super Continuation

Dragon Ball Super is currently in the middle of the ‘Champa Arc’ with the TV version being slightly ahead of the manga now, however we have no idea for exactly how long these two productions are scheduled to run for. With the first ten chapters of the manga being combined into a single volume for release, Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama and the author of the Manga who goes by...

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Will Be Adapted into a Live-Action Film

It has been announced that Hiromu Arakawa’s popular manga series Fullmetal Alchemist will be receiving a live-action film adaptation. The manga series began in 2001 and ended almost six years ago. Filming is scheduled to occur in Italy from June to August this year, and will be released in the Winter of 2017 (Southern Hemisphere Winter). Yamada Ryosuki will be playing Edward Elric in the fil...

Kodansha Comics Announces Seven New Manga Licenses

Kodansha Comics has announced several new manga licenses. All of these titles are currently scheduled to begin release in North America this year. They will all be available in print. Sweetness and Lightning was announced first. The first volume of Gido Amagakure’s manga series will be released on July 1, 2016. The second title announced was Kyokou Suiri. Kyo Shirodaira, creator of Spiral, R...

Viz Media Announces Live-Action Content Development Partnership

Viz Media has partnered with global talent and literary agency United Talent Agency (UTA) to develop live-action content based on Viz Media’s licensed anime and manga. Viz Media was established in 1986 and has licensed many of the most popular Japanese series and franchises since then. This includes titles such as Death Note, Naruto, the One Piece manga and both anime adaptations on Sailor M...

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Terra Formars Revenge Streaming License Acquired by Viz

Over the weekend at C2E2 Viz Media announced that they have acquired the streaming rights for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as the Terra Formars Revenge anime. Viz will begin streaming part 4 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Terra Formars Revenge starting on April 1st as the series begin airing in Japan. It is interesting to note that Viz Media has been publishin...

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