Sakamichi no Apollon cast and characters revealed

Sakamichi no Apollon is shaping to be one of the most unique slice of life anime to come out in years. Not only is it backed by the very same studio that gave us the highly popular Cowboy Bepop series, but just the premise alone sets it apart from anything else that is out there at the moment. The anime takes place in Japan as it was during the 1960s, and that alone is going to be very interesting...

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings movie picked up by Funimation

North American anime distributor, Funimation, has recently announced that they have picked up the localisation of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings The Movie, and it will be released in the fourth quarter of 2012. The movie was originally released in Japan under the name of Sengoku Basara: The Last Party in 2011. The plot of the movie picks up where the final final episode of Sengoku Basara: Samurai K...

Viz Media force Mangastream to remove Jump Manga

Recently Viz Media forced the hand of wildly popular manga scanlation site Mangastream into submission after what the owner of Mangastream calls “agressive and escalating” threats of legal action made by Viz Media. As per the demands of Viz Media, Mangastream has dropped the following Viz licensed titles from their rotation: One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, Bleach, Naruto, Reborn!, Claymore...

What do Japanese People look for in Anime?

BigGlobe Japan recently held a survey, asking their fanbase; ‘What do you look for in an Anime series, when deciding what new series to watch?’ The results of which are drawn from the pool of over 2500+ anime fans that visit BigGlobe’s website. So what do Japanese People look for in anime? The results are as follows: Story (506) Character (342) Voice actors (335) Design (265) The...

First look at Shaman King – Flowers Manga

The sequel to the popular manga Shaman King, known as Shaman King – Flowers is set to make its debut in the Jump Kai magazine in April. In anticipation of its debut Jump Kai magazine featured a first look section recently giving fans of the series a look at the characters and some details on the plot. The new manga is set to star the original protagonist’s son, Hana Asakura. For those that do not ...

Evangelion Manga you probably forgot about is Ending

For those who aren’t hardcore Neon Genesis Evangelion fans, you are excused for not knowing that this manga even existed at all. Well regardless it has now been confirmed that the manga which is a tie in with the anime series of the same name is soon to be coming to an end. The manga itself is often considered by it’s fans as an alternate retelling of the popular Neon Genesis Evangelio...

Vagabond Manga Returns Next Month

Takehiko Inoue the author of Vagabond and Slam Dunk has confirmed via. his official twitter page that his samurai manga series Vagabond will be returning next month after nearly a year and a half hiatus. Vagabond which was serialised weekly in Kodansha’s Morning Magazine, was placed on indefinite hiatus in August 2010, after Inoue became gravely ill. After he regained his health, he had foun...

Negima! Manga Ending Soon

According to a recent announcement in Weekly Shonen Magazine, popular manga series Negima! will be coming to an end in 3 chapters time, bringing the series to exactly 9 years since it first begun. Negima! has had an impressive run over the past 9 years, with even an anime adaptation spawning from the manga series. The series follows Negi Springfield, a wizard from Wales with aspirations of being M...

Psyren Volume 1 Review

Psyren Volume 1 Author: Toshiaki Iwashiro Publisher: Viz Media/Madman Release Date: November 11, 2011 Price: $14.95 – Available Here Overview:  It isn’t often that a ‘shonen’ manga exceeds the common conceptions attributed to the genre. Psyren, like Hunter x Hunter and Full Metal Alchemist before it, are not only well suited to the teen demographic, but also feature highly ...

Opening video of Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is now available for viewing

The full introduction video of the upcoming fighting game based on the Persona universe has been released by Atlus. Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is a fighting game being developed by BlazBlue and Guilty Gear developer, Arc System Works. It will be a 2D fighting game in much similar vein to other titles of Arc System Works. The introduction shown here is for the arcade version of the g...

Kuroko no Basuke gets premiere date

Kuroko no Basuke (otherwise known as Kuroko’s Basketball) is a manga series by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, that focuses on a high school basketball team looking to making it to Nationals. It was announced last year that the manga would be receiving an anime adaptation in the Spring 2012 season. We now have a solid premiere date for the Kuroko no Basuke anime thanks to details revealed in Weekly Jump...

Bleach manga to end with next arc

Unfortunate news was revealed today for Bleach fans everywhere. In this year’s 10th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine it was announced that Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga would be entering its final story arc and would be completed once it has finished. This would bring a close to a manga that began in 2001 and been published weekly for eleven years. No word has been give...

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