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Kodansha Comics’ Announcements from Otakon 2015

Kodansha Comics’ Announcements from Otakon 2015 Kodansha Comics made three announcements at their panel at Otakon 2015 last weekend. Leiji Matsumoto’s 1978 space opera Queen Emeraldas will be published in English for the first time beginning in July 2016. It will be published in two hardcover volumes which will contain more than 400 pages each....
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Udon Entertainment SDCC 2015 Announcement Recap

Udon Entertainment SDCC 2015 Announcement Recap Udon Entertainment made several announcements at their panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015 earlier this month. Here is the full recap of all of the announcements they made. Manga announcements: Kill la Kill Volume 1 by Kazuki Nakashima – Coming in August 2015 Stein’s;Gate Volume 1 by Nitroplus...
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Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of July 2015 Are Out Now

Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of July 2015 Are Out Now It is the 15th of the month, so it is now time for an update on Random House Books Australia’s latest manga releases. As well as one release from the 1st of July, several new manga releases are now available for fans in Australia. Here is the list of their manga releases this month, including the...
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The Other Side of Secret Manga Acquired by Seven Seas

The Other Side of Secret Manga Acquired by Seven Seas Earlier today Seven Seas Entertainment announced that they are continuing to try and slay wallets throughout North America by picking up another new manga license in the form of The Other Side of Secret (Secret no Mukougawa). This manga, written by Hideaki Yoshikawa, began running in Japan back in September...
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Kodansha Comics SDCC 2015 Announcement Recap

Kodansha Comics SDCC 2015 Announcement Recap Kodansha Comics made a couple of announcements at their panel at San Diego Comic-Con on the weekend. First up is their acquisition of Kosuke Fujishima’s new manga series Paradise Residence. It will be published in an oversized format, and will start being released in March 2016. They also announced...
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Kodansha Comics Anime Expo 2015 Announcement Recap

Kodansha Comics Anime Expo 2015 Announcement Recap Kodansha Comics announced three new manga acquisitions at their Anime Expo panel. The expo was held in Los Angeles earlier this month. Kodansha will begin releasing Akiko Higashimura’s manga series Princess Jellyfish in February 2016. It will be published in deluxe, large-format 2-in-1 editions. Each...
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Anime Expo 2015 Recap

Anime Expo 2015 Recap This last weekend was the 2015 Anime Expo, the largest North American anime & manga convention. Four days of anime fans gathering and filling one of the largest convention centers in California. Numerous announcements filled the panel rooms as industry filed into this convention as force. Video rooms...
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Madman’s Manga Releases of July 2015 Are Out Now

Madman’s Manga Releases of July 2015 Are Out Now Madman Entertainment’s manga releases of July 2015 are now available. Here is the full list, which once again includes many continuations of ongoing series. Assassination Classroom Volume 4 by Yusei Matsui Blue Exorcist Volume 13 by Kazue Kato Dawn of the Arcana Volumes 7 and 8 by Rei Toma Deadman...
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Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Print Release Planned; Other Titles Licensed by Viz

Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Print Release Planned; Other Titles Licensed by Viz Over the weekend Viz Media made quite a few announcements regarding anime series and a handful of manga series that we have already covered, but that was only a few of the titles that they had picked up. We already mentioned how the company will be continuing their full color Dragon Ball releases into the...
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Volume 2 Review

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Volume 2 Review JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Volume 2 Author: Hirohiko Araki Artist: Hirohiko Araki Publisher: Viz Media/Madman Entertainment Release Date: June 10, 2015 Price: $19.99 USD – Available Here/ $28.95 AUD – Available Here Overview Last time on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure:...
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One-Punch Man Anime, Legend of Galactic Heroes Novels, and More Licensed by Viz

One-Punch Man Anime, Legend of Galactic Heroes Novels, and More Licensed by Viz Viz Media’s panel at Anime Expo was jam packed with announcements. Not only did the company announce that they had acquired K: Missing Kings and K: Return of Kings but they had a large number of license announcements for both new series as well as older series that people thought never would be...
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Udon Entertainment to Publish ‘Persona 4′ Manga in North America

Udon Entertainment to Publish ‘Persona 4′ Manga in North America Udon Entertainment recently announced that they will begin publishing the Persona 4 manga series in English in North America this year. The original Persona 4 video game was released in 2008. Udon describes the series: When the small rural town of Inaba suddenly becomes the scene of a series of grisly...
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Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of June 2015 Are Out Now

Random House Books Australia’s Manga Releases of June 2015 Are Out Now As it is the 15th of the month, it is time once again for an update on Random House Books Australia’s manga releases. Here is the list of all of their manga releases this month, including one release from the 1st of June and the six volumes released today. June 1, 2015: Fairy Tail Volume 48 by Hiro...
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Madman’s Manga Releases of June 10, 2015 Are Now Available

Madman’s Manga Releases of June 10, 2015 Are Now Available Madman Entertainment’s manga releases of June 10, 2015 are now out in Australia. Here is the full list of this month’s manga releases, including many continuations of ongoing series and the first volumes of some new series: Black Rose Alice Volume 4 by Setona Mizushiro Bleach 3-in-1 Omnibus...
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One-Punch Man Debut in Print this September

One-Punch Man Debut in Print this September For quite a bit now Viz Media has been offering digital volumes of the One-Punch Man manga in English but fans of ONE’s and Yusuke Murata’s work have been eager to own print copies of the series in the West. This past weekend Viz had some good news for these fans as the company has announced that...
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More Cast Details and Premiere Date Revealed for Upcoming ‘Death Note’ TV Drama

More Cast Details and Premiere Date Revealed for Upcoming ‘Death Note’ TV Drama Last Monday, the official website for NTV’s upcoming live-action Death Note TV drama series revealed who will be playing Light Yagami, L and Near. Today, eight more cast members were revealed. The new cast members include: Hinako Sono as Misa Amane Reiko Fujiwara as Sayu Yagami Megumi Seki...
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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: $19.99 USD – Available Here (US) / $28.95 AUD – Available Here (AU) Overview JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has...
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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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