Masakazu Morita Interview

Here at Capsule Computers we were lucky enough to get the chance to interview acclaimed seiyuu Masakazu Morita before the rush of SMASH! 2013 kicked off. Morita is well known for having voiced characters such as Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Tiger and Bunny) and Tidus (Final Fantasy X), just to name a few. I asked Morita about the voice acting world and his experiences as a famous ...

SMASH! 2013 Recap

The 2013 SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show has come to a close, and – pardon the pun – but we had a smashing time at the convention. This year, the Sydney Convention Centre was host to a packed house, and for good reason, with special guests, great panels and workshops, awesome vendors on the show floor and fantastic cosplay. Want it all in one place? Well here is our coverage recap! ...

Multiple Shonen Jump manga released for United Kingdom’s Nook store

Today Viz Media has announced that they have launched eight of their most popular Shonen Jump manga series onto the Barnes & Noble U.K. NOOK Store. It is worth noting that this is the first time that any of these series have been released digitally outside of North America and they are are all available for purchase right now on the NOOK and even available through free NOOK reading apps on iOS...

CC Comic Zone – Young People Are Stealing The Spotlight

Welcome back to another round of CC Comic Zone the place where we come to discuss Comics, Manga, Graphic novels and all that comes with it! Last week I spoke about Story Protagonists and how they’re better, and more engaging, when audiences can relate to them. You can read that here. This week I’ll be talking about old (older) characters not getting as much time to shine as the younger...

Masakazu Morita Coming to SMASH! 2013

Sydney anime convention SMASH! has just announced that Masakazu Morita will be attending as a guest this year, thanks to the Japan Foundation Sydney. Masakazu Morita is known for voicing characters such as Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Marco (One Piece), Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Tiger & Bunny) and Tidus from Final Fantasy X. His performance of Ichigo Kurosaki earned him the title of Best Rookie Actor f...

Multiple Anime debuting in English on Neon Alley this Weekend

If you’ve been on the fence about subscribing to Viz Media’s Neon Alley or are tempted on checking out the service via the free one week trial, now may be the best time to do so. The reason for this is because multiple anime will be debuting in English for the first time ever this weekend. On April 19th Accel World, Fate/Zero and the second season of Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-...

Viz Media and Diamond Comic partner up to bring hit anime merchandise to North America

Today Viz Media has announced that they will be partnering up with Diamond Comic Distributors to help bring various pieces of Japanese merchandise overseas to North America. This includes various action figures, toys and collectables from Viz’s hit titles such as Naruto, Bleach, Berserk, Tiger & Bunny, Death Note, and InuYasha. The announcement noted that all of the merchandise that is b...

Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 1-28-13 Review

Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 1-28-13 Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: January 28, 2013 Price: $0.99 per issue – Available Here Overview: One of the biggest complaints that people raise against the English manga world is the fact that translations of their favorite manga take far too long and lag too far behind the original Japanese releases. Well Viz Media has started to make a shift in the ma...

Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump now revamped and simultaneous with Japan

The “Alpha” phase of Viz Media’s new Shonen Jump digital manga service has ended and as of today the company has launched the new Weekly Shonen Jump which is now on a simultaneous schedule with it’s Japanese counterpart. To go along with this upgrade, the company has also redesigned their Shonen Jump website and revamped the look of the magazine itself. Currently a one year...

Biggest Anime News of 2012 – Year in Review

2012 has been a huge year for anime, with a plethora of new series making a splash that won’t soon be forgotten. Over the course of the last 12 months the anime industry has witnessed some truly shocking, amazing and even hilarious news stories. How will we look back on this year in anime? Well here is what made us talk about anime in 2012: –¬†Bandai goes broke Way back in January this ...

Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse Review

Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse Studio: Studio Pierrot Publisher: Viz Media Format: DVD, Blu-ray (Reviewed) Release Date: December 4, 2012 Price: $24.98 – Available Here Overview: There are a number of anime series that are known worldwide and among these is the Bleach series. Not only is the manga quite successful, the anime has also seen large amounts of success and can be seen on television,...

Reminder: Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse airs this Sunday on Neon Alley

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we found out that Neon Alley would be showing Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse in English before it is released on DVD and Blu-ray? Well just in case you happened to forget, here’s a quick reminder to let you know that Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse will be airing on Neon Alley this Sunday November 25th at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST. For those who don’t know, B...

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