Friday, February 5, 2016

Aniplex of America Announces Your lie in April English Dub Cast and Product Release Details

Fan Favorite Romantic Drama Series Coming to Blu-ray Starting this March
SANTA MONICA, CA (January 15, 2016) –Fans rejoiced as Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at OTAKON Vegas their plans to release the touching drama series Your lie in April (Japanese title: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) on Blu-ray starting this March. The 22 episode anime series adaptation of the award-winning manga originally serialized by Kodansha will be released in 2 Blu-ray sets. Volume 1 is scheduled to be available on March 29th and Volume 2 on May 31st of this year. Pre-orders for both SKUs will begin next Monday (January 18th) on the official Your lie in April U.S. website (www.YourlieinApril.com).

Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd To Appear At Wizard World Philadelphia, June 3-5

He may be best known to Wizard World fans for his iconic portrayal of "Doc Brown" in the Back to the Future trilogy, but Christopher Lloyd's career spans 40 years, with 200 roles from blockbuster films like The Addams Family and Who Framed Roger Rabbit to classic series like "Taxi."

The prolific Lloyd will make just his third Wizard World appearance, June 3-5 at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, where he will join two of his Back to the Future co-stars, Michael J. Fox (June 4 only) and Lea Thompson (June 4-5), who were recently announced as additions to the celebrity roster.

Some of Lloyd's other top credits include Dennis The Menace, Angels in the Outfield, To Be or Not to Be, Clue and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

Welcome him back to the Pennsylvania Convention Center later this year. Find Your Christopher Lloyd VIP Admissions Here! Find Your 'BTTF' Diamond VIP Admissions Here! Find Your WW Philadelphia Admissions Here!


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Wizard World Philadelphia Press Release

Aniplex of America Announces Theater Details for KIZUMONOGATARI PART 1: TEKKETSU

Part 1 of Highly Anticipated Trilogy to Hit Select U.S. Theaters Starting 2/26
SANTA MONICA, CA (January 11, 2016) – Aniplex of America has confirmed today their plan to release the theatrical feature, KIZUMONOGATARI PART 1: TEKKETSU, the first of the highly anticipated trilogy, in select U.S. theaters starting on February 26th. As they have previously announced last month, PART 1: TEKKETSU will be featured in the original Japanese language with English subtitles and distributed by Azoland Pictures. Fans can now visit the official U.S. website (www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com) to get details on the participating theaters and their respective showtimes. Aniplex of America has also confirmed that patrons will receive a special giveaway item with each purchased ticket at the theater while supplies last. Details on the special giveaway will be announced at a later date.

IDW Establishes New Licensing Division: IDW International

Foreign Rights Management Includes Archie Comics Representation Along With Dozens Of Worldwide Brands
San Diego, CA (January 11, 2016) – Today, IDW Publishing announced that it will be managing its own foreign rights catalogue for global publishing. This new division from the publisher, IDW International, will oversee all international licensing of the diverse IDW catalogue. The massive library from the publisher presents opportunities across the globe for distribution in many new territories. In addition, the International division will reach beyond IDW’s catalogue; joining IDW International is the renowned publisher Archie Comics, who for the first time will now be represented for non-English language rights.

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH “SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT” IN OMNIBUS FORMAT

The most popular Evangelion spinoff ever!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MILWAUKIE, OR—Following the major success of previous manga omnibus editions, Dark Horse will deliver a new collected format of Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project in summer 2016.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES THE COURTROOM MANGA DRAMA SCHOOL JUDGMENT: GAKKYU HOTEI

New Thriller By The Artist Of DEATH NOTE And BAKUMAN。Straight From The Pages Of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Launches In Print And Digitally Next Month!
San Francisco, CA, January 14, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers tense courtroom drama straight from the pages of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP as it announces the launch of SCHOOL JUDGMENT: GAKKYU HOTEI on February 2nd.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Spike Spiegel at 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships


Yes, you read that correctly. Spike Spiegel, the male character with his iconic blue suit, yellow shirt and black tie from Cowboy Bebop, made an appearance at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in the Short Program. He was portrayed by Kevin Reynolds, a senior level Canadian skater, who is a three-time Canadian silver medalist. Except this time, he ended up with the bronze medal. Unfortunately, he will not be making an appearance at the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championship in March, he was not assigned to that competition. Thinking about it though, if he did compete, how would the international judges panel score him? Would they like the music? Some conservative judges may not. Would he have made it to the podium? I guess we will never know.

Oh yeah, he also skated to Chrono Trigger by Yasunori Mitsuda and The Legend of Zelda by Koji Kondo as his Free Skate program for 2011 to 2012 season and 2014 to 2015 season, respectively. Too bad I can't find his National competitions for these programs.

© 2016 Linda Thai

Thursday, January 21, 2016

CLAMP’s epic professional debut!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—The breakout manga that put CLAMP on the map will be released by Dark Horse in summer 2016.