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...

Samon the Summoner “Jump Start” and Bakuman. Prequel Chapters to Debut in Viz’s Shonen Jump

This Monday’s release of Weekly Shonen Jump from Viz Media has revealed that they will be running a couple of new features soon alongside the debut of a new Jump Start for the manga series Mononofu, a manga that appears to follow a house of shogi players.. First they have revealed that there will be a two-chapter Bakuman. prequel called Bakuman. age 13 that will begin running on September 21...

Takeshi Obata to attend this year’s New York Comic Con

It has been revealed that Takeshi Obata, the artist behind popular manga series such as Death Note, Bakuman, and most recently All You Need Is Kill, will be attending New York Comic Con this year. At the event, which takes place on October 9- 12 at the Javits Center in New York City, Takeshi Obata will be participating in panels and autographing items on October 9th and 10th. Lance Fensterman, the...

Bakuman Live-Action Film Image Reveals Mashiro and Takagi

The first look at the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the wildly popular shonen manga Bakuman has surfaced online. The image that has made its way onto the web features the two protagonists of Bakuman, Mashiro and Takagi, collectively known as Muto Ashirogi. It has been revealed that Takeru Satoh of Rurouni Kenshin fame will portray Mashiro while Ryunosuke Kamiki known for his voice work o...

Live Action Bakuman Set For Next Year

A live action adaptation for the popular manga series Bakuman has been announced and is set to release in 2015. The film will be directed by Hitoshi One with the two main protagonists, Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, being played by actors Takeru Satoh and Ryunosuke Kamiki. The Shonen Jump title (created by the same guys that did Deathnote) revolves around two aspiring mangakas and the challeng...

Bakuman Season 1 Review

Bakuman Season 1 Studio: J.C. Staff Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2014 Price: $69.95 – Available Here Overview An anime about making a manga that will go on to become an anime based upon a manga about making manga, that is Bakuman in a nut-shell, but it is so much more than just that. Bakuman is a story about passion, dreams, hopes and love, it just...

End of Summer Digital Manga Sale Kicked off by Viz Media

Today Viz Media has announced that they will be holding a “End of Summer” sale which will see literally all of their digital titles discounted. This means that all of the manga featured on Vizmanga as well as the ones available for download through the Viz Manga app on various smart phones and tablets have been discounted. The sale kicked off today and will run until September 5th and ...

Madman Announces New Acquisitions at Supanova 2013

During their panel at Sydney Supanova 2013, having previously revealed their third REEL Anime title, Madman Entertainment announced three new series that they have acquired: The Garden of Sinners After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” in which ...

Media Blasters loses rights to Bakuman, Berserk, Kenshin and drops release plans

Things seem to only be getting worse for Media Blasters. Following last years string of bad news which included mass lay-offs and release cancellations, it has been revealed through their official website that Media Blasters have lost the rights to Bakuman, Rurouni Kenshin and Berserk. That isn’t the worst of it though, they have announced that they have no plans on ever releasing Squid Girl...

One Piece and Bakuman manga box sets will break your shelf and the bank

There are many great manga out there and a few of these series have been running for over a decade. As such, trying to catch up or even begin a long-running manga is not only a daunting task, but it is an expensive one as well. Not only are original volumes sometimes out of print or difficult to find, there are so many to track down. However Viz Media is looking to ease your burden because today t...

Bakuman Season 3 Premiere Date Confirmed

Are you excited for the third season of Bakuman? Well it would please you to know that you will once again be able to watch the tale of Muto Ashirogi as they try to make it in the manga business come October 6th, 2012, when the third season will finally begin airing. The series itself is based upon the popular Shonen Jump manga by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba of the same name. It follows two hig...

Media Blasters cancels first Blu-ray release of Bakuman

Over the past few months its been extremely evident that a certain anime company in North America named Media Blasters has begun circling the drain in more ways than one. First the company let go of a number of its licenses and now the company appears to be failing to deliver their own expected releases. Originally slated for a release on June 26th, Robert’s Anime Corner Store has stated tha...

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