Sentai Filmworks Acquires the ‘Tonari no Seki-kun’ Anime

Sentai Filmworks has just announced their acquisition of the Tonari no Seki-kun anime. The official English release of the series will carry the subtitle The Master of Killing Time. This anime is an adaptation of Takuma Morishige’s manga series of the same name. Shinji Kawai from Studio Uni was the art director, Masae Otake was the character designer and Yuji Muto was the director. Shin-Ei A...

Vertical Acquires Three New Titles

Vertical announced three new releases at the recent KatsuCon, including a light novel release and two manga releases. First up is an omnibus edition of the Seraph of the End light novels. The first omnibus is planned to be released in December 2015. So far, seven volumes have been released of the manga version since 2012, with three volumes currently published in English by Viz Media and the fourt...

Vertical Licenses ‘Tokyo ESP’ Manga

Vertical has just revealed that they have acquired the North American rights to Hajime Segawa’s manga series Tokyo ESP. Two-in-one omnibus volumes are currently planned to be released starting in Autumn. Vertical has not provided exact details about the release, however online retailer Amazon.com is listing the first volume with an October 6, 2015 release date and a price of $14.95. The list...

Drops Of God Mangakas Start New Series

After spending the past decade trying to find and identify the perfect wine it seems that mangakas Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto are now working on ways to steal the divine drink, their new series Kaito Levain or Phantom Thief Levain is set to be published in the next issue of Kodanshas Morning Magazine. Similar to their previous work The Drops of God, the new series revolves around a legendary bott...

Actors Announced For Live Action Prophecy Adaptation

It has been revealed who will be in the upcoming live action adaptation of the manga Prophecy (or Yokokuhan), which is planned to screen next summer in Japan. Toma Ikuta has been cast as the Newspaper Men leader with Ryohei Suzuki, Gaku Hamada and Yoshiyoshi Arakawa playing the other three members of the criminal group. Erika Toda (Misa in the Death Note live action films) will be taking on the ro...

Black Jack Biographical Manga Ends Today

Today marks the official end of the manga Black Jack Sōsaku Hiwa – Tezuka Osamu no Shigotoba Kara (The Untold Story: How Osamu Tezuka Created His Black Jack). The series was created by Masaru Miyazaki (writer) and illustrated by Kouji Yoshimoto, it was first published in 2011 in Weekly Shonen Champion Magazine. Black Jack Sōsaku Hiwa was a biographical series about how Osamu Tezuka came up w...

SHMUSICUP is now out of Beta

SHMUSICUP, the rhythm-inspired shoot em up from Tzai Entertainment, has received quite a bit of attention lately for its custom soundtracks, music based bullet patterns, and all around badassery. That makes it even more exciting to finally announce that today SHMUSICUP has finally left its beta stage and is out for full release. Players who pre-ordered the game can download the PC client here and ...

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