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The Last: Naruto the Movie to play in select US theaters

The Last: Naruto the Movie to play in select US theaters Today Viz Media announced that they will be pairing up with Eleven Arts to start showing The Last: Naruto the Movie at select movie theathers across the United States starting on February 20th. While no exact movie theaters were announced at the moment, the company did say that the film will...
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FUNimation Acquires Streaming Rights to Assassination Classroom

FUNimation Acquires Streaming Rights to Assassination Classroom FUNimation has just announced the streaming rights to the upcoming anime adaptation of Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu). The series will begin simulcasting with English subtitles on January 9, 2015 at 1pm ET and from episode 2 onwards every Friday at 12:20pm ET. Brain’s Base produced a...
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Jaco The Galactic Patrolman manga to be released in early January 2015

Jaco The Galactic Patrolman manga to be released in early January 2015 Earlier this year Viz Media announced that they had acquired the license to release Jaco The Galactic Patrolman in North America and now they have announced when fans of the legendary Akira Toriyama can expect the first and only volume of his latest manga to be released in English. Viz is planning on...
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Sentai Filmworks Acquires ‘She, The Ultimate Weapon’

Sentai Filmworks Acquires ‘She, The Ultimate Weapon’ Sentai Filmworks has just announced that they have rescued the license to She, The Ultimate Weapon. The TV series was previously released across four volumes in 2004 and in a complete collection in 2005 by Viz Media. The two OVA episodes were then released by Viz in 2006. Sentai will be releasing the series...
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Sgt. Frog, Hands Off!, and Mikansei No. 1 licensed for digital release by Viz Media

Sgt. Frog, Hands Off!, and Mikansei No. 1 licensed for digital release by Viz Media Today Viz Media detailed their plans for the rest of the month of December which includes a 70% off all digital manga promotion which will last until January 15, 2015 but what may come as bigger news to some is that they have acquired the digital rights to three manga series that were abandoned once TokyoPop...
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Master Keaton Volume 1 to be released on December 16th

Master Keaton Volume 1 to be released on December 16th If you happen to be a fan of Naoki Urasawa‘s other manga works, such as 20th Century Boys and Monster, then you will be delighted to hear that Viz Media is planning on bringing over a series never before released in English that Urasawa also created. This series happens to take place in a tense...
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Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 2 mid-February release date revealed

Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 2 mid-February release date revealed Today Viz Media has announced that they are planning on releasing Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 2 on February 10, 2015. The release will be available both on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack for $69.99 as well as simply on DVD for $44.82. Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 2 includes episodes 22 through 46 featuring the...
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Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror manga licensed by Viz Media

Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror manga licensed by Viz Media Today Viz Media had a surprising announcement to make when they revealed that they have acquired the rights to Junji Ito‘s “Fragments of Horror” manga. While this may not be the well known title, it may be due to the fact that it is a short story collection that contains numerous horror...
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Assassination Classroom Volume 1 now available in North America

Assassination Classroom Volume 1 now available in North America This week Viz Media has begun releasing their latest manga, Assassination Classroom in North America. The first volume is now available for purchase through retailers for $9.99 while the digital version can be purchased through Viz’s various digital store fronts for $6.99. Assassination Classroom is...
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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: The Complete Series Review

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: The Complete Series Review Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: The Complete Series Studio: Production I.G Publisher: Viz Media Format: DVD (Reviewed), Blu-ray Release Date: October 7, 2014 Price: $44.82 – Available Here Overview There are many big names in Japan’s anime industry, but few writers are known for having a style...
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Neon Alley digital anime update for December detailed

Neon Alley digital anime update for December detailed With December kicking off yesterday, Viz Media has decided to detail what fans of Neon Alley will be able to expect for the month. New episodes will continue to debut on the service for series such as Naruto Shippuden, Ranma 1/2, Sailor Moon, and Sailor Moon Crystal. It is also interesting to note that the...
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Naruto Movies Triple Feature Review

Naruto Movies Triple Feature Review Naruto Movies Triple Feature Studio: Studio Pierrot Publisher: Viz Media Format: DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014 Price: $19.97 – Available Here Overview After running for fifteen years, the Naruto manga has come to an end and in the next couple of weeks, the final Naruto movie will be released in...
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All You Need Is Kill Manga Omnibus Review

All You Need Is Kill Manga Omnibus Review All You Need Is Kill Author: Hiroshi Sakurazaka Artist: Takeshi Obata Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: November 4, 2014 Price: $14.99 - Available Here Overview Rarely does a Japanese light novel get as much attention as All You Need is Kill has been given. Not only has the novel been given a manga...
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Twin Star Exorcists manga licensed by Viz Media

Twin Star Exorcists manga licensed by Viz Media Viz Media has announced that they have acquired the license for the manga Twin Star Exorcists, also known as Sousei no Onmyouji. The series first debuted back in November 2013 in the monthly magazine Jump Square. Created by Yoshiaki Sukeno, who also wrote the Binbou-gami Ga! manga which was later adapted...
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Naruto Box Set 2 and Bleach Box Set 2 revealed by Viz

Naruto Box Set 2 and Bleach Box Set 2 revealed by Viz Today Viz Media has announced new manga box sets for two of the longest running series that they own, though one of them just so happened to wrap up a few weeks ago. In July 2015 Viz is planning on releasing the Bleach Manga Box Set 2 and Naruto Manga Box Set 2. The Bleach box set, priced at $214.99, will...
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Coppelion English dub cast announced

Coppelion English dub cast announced Today Viz Media has revealed the English dub cast for Coppelion. Although the Blu-ray and DVD release for the series isn’t set to be released until February 3rd, the company will be debuting the English dub of the series on Neon Alley later this week on November 27th. The full English cast can be found...
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Ranma 1/2 Set 4 to be released on December 9th by Viz Media

Ranma 1/2 Set 4 to be released on December 9th by Viz Media Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the next revamped release of Ranma ½ will be happy to hear that Viz Media is planning on releasing Set 4 of Ranma ½ on December 9th in North America. On this day fans will be able to pick up either the Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack or the standard DVD...
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Rin-ne anime adaptation announced to air Spring 2015

Rin-ne anime adaptation announced to air Spring 2015 Last week it was discovered that there would be a major announcement for Rumiko Takahashi’s latest manga, Rin-ne, this week and it looks like the many signs pointing towards an anime adaptation were completely correct. It has been revealed that Rin-ne will be given a twenty five episode anime adaptation...
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Tiger & Bunny: The Rising North American release details announced

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising North American release details announced Recently Viz Media revealed that the second film in the Tiger & Bunny series, Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, would be released next year on February 24th and today we have been given a glimpse of what the full package will contain. The release will 94 minutes in length and fans of the series can either...
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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 1 Review

Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 1 Review Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 1 Author: Naoki Serizawa Artist: Naoki Serizawa Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: November 18, 2014 Price: $12.99 – Available Here Overview The Resident Evil franchise has spawned six numbered titles and numerous spin-offs, HD remakes, and movies since it was...
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Possible Rin-ne anime adaptation to be announced soon

Possible Rin-ne anime adaptation to be announced soon Rumiko Takahashi is the author behind many long running anime series including Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, and most recently InuYasha and now it seems that she will be able to add another anime adaptation to her repertoire. This week’s issue of Shōnen Sunday has revealed that a “super important...
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Terra Formars Volume 3 Review

Terra Formars Volume 3 Review Terra Formars Volume 3 Author: Yu Sasuga Artist: Ken-ichi Tachibana Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: November 18, 2014 Price: $12.99 – Available Here Overview With the resources of Earth becoming a problem, humanity began preparing Mars as a suitable replacement. However after terraforming the...
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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie home release detailed by Viz

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie home release detailed by Viz While every Naruto fan is either celebrating or cursing the end of the Naruto manga, fans of the series still have the English release of the movies and the rest of the series to look forward to, starting with the most recently released movie in the series, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie. Today Viz Media...
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Death Note Complete DVD Collection set for mid-November release

Death Note Complete DVD Collection set for mid-November release It is hard to believe that Death Note aired for the first time in North America over seven years ago. In fact it actually feels like it has been far longer than that but I digress. It has been quite some time since Death Note has aired on television and now those looking to own the series will be able to...
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Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 1 release detailed by Viz

Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 1 release detailed by Viz Ever since Viz Media announced back in May that they had acquired the license to the original Sailor Moon series and would be re-dubbing and releasing a remastered version of the series, fans have been waiting patiently for the first set to be released. Well they only have a couple more weeks to wait as Viz...
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Ranma 1/2 Set 3 Review

Ranma 1/2 Set 3 Review Ranma ½ Set 3 Studio: Studio Deen Publisher: Viz Media Format: Blu-ray, DVD (Reviewed) Release Date: September 19, 2014 Price: $44.82 – Available Here Overview Long running series tend to have issues generating interesting content at a steady pace. Usually these series either drag out a very long...
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