Wednesday, March 30, 2011

THQ Matches Donations Raised by We Heart Japan's Meltdown Comics Event and Brings Total to over $13,000 (US)

THQ matches donations raised at WE HEART JAPAN Event, bringing the total raised to over $13,000 (US)

Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 2011
Video game publisher THQ has generously agreed to match the money raised at last week¹s WE HEART JAPAN event to go to the American Red Cross, bringing the grand total raised for victims of the quake and tsunami that night to over $13,000. On March 17th, the WE HEART JAPAN event, held at MELTDOWN COMICS raised over $6,500 for JCIE¹s ³Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund,² which provides support to local Japanese organizations that are taking part in the relief effort. THQ will be matching that amount in a donation for the American Red Cross. To date, JCIE has already transferred $20,000 to their partners in Japan to be used in the relief efforts there.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Personal Review: The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya

Review by Jong Chung

The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya, the third book in the Haruhi Suzumiya series by Nagaru Tanigawa does something slightly different than what may have been expected. Unlike the previous novels, (or what's expected of typical novel conventions) there isn't just one “arc” to follow in this installment, as this third novel is actually more of a collection of several short stories.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Legal Times: Old and New, FUNimation vs Downloaders

In general, FUNimation sued 1,337 downloaders, who distributed an episode of One Piece. However, Senior United States District Judge Royal Furgeson said that FUNimation had to "file individual, separate lawsuits for each defendant because the accused were not "acting in concert." People, if you love One Piece and do not want the industry to die, just buy the legit products.
© 2011 Linda Thai

Reality Times: Past and Present

Old and New Happenings, such as issues, controversies, scandals etc., one should be aware of, but not court case related, which would be under Legal Times. This post will be updated whenever I believe something belongs here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kodansha USA Announces the Return of Sailor Moon

Never-before-published Enhanced Editions of the Groundbreaking Manga Series Share Long-Awaited US Publishing Debut with CODENAME: SAILOR V

NEW YORK, New York - March 18, 2011 - Kodansha USA Publishing, a subsidiary of Kodansha, announced today the exciting return of Naoko Takeuchi's SAILOR MOON, one of the most significant names in comics and manga, to US publishing. Brand new deluxe editions of the acclaimed series will be released by Kodansha USA's Kodansha Comics imprint in September 2011. Out of print for six years, SAILOR MOON re-launches along with Takeuchi's two-volume prequel series CODENAME: SAILOR V, in print in the US for the first time-making this one of the most highly anticipated manga releases in years.

Friday, March 18, 2011

WE HEART JAPAN Raises Just Under $7,500.00 (US) for the People of Japan

Raises Just Under $7,500.00 (US) for the People of Japan

Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 2011
With all proceeds going to the ³Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund² ( (which provides support to organizations in Japan that are taking part in the relief effort, as well as to ensure longer-term support for local organizations working hard to rebuild their communities). Last night¹s WE HEART JAPAN project event held at MELTDOWN COMICS was a huge success raising almost $7,500.00 (US) for the people of Japan. More information can be found at

Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 2011
In response to the calamitous events unfolding in Japan, individuals and organizations around the world are bandinghave banded together to show their support and concern with the, and thus, WE HEART JAPAN was born.project. More information can be found at

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck: Dragunity Legion


Latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Structure Deck Includes
Five Brand-new Cards Unavailable Anywhere Else!

El Segundo, CA (March 15, 2011)
– Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) is taking Duelists back in time to Ancient Rome with the release of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Structure Deck: Dragunity Legion. Structure Deck: Dragunity Legion is the perfect platform for Duelists of any age to start building their own Dragunity Deck. It can even be played straight out of the box!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Warner Bros. Television Blasts Into Windy City!

Warner Bros. Television has just announced exciting plans and talent participation at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) which will take place March 18 - 20, 2011 at the McCormick Place Convention Center. Please see below for full details!

Chris Hemworth Q & A at C2E2; VIP Package Available


Convention Officials Reveal Details of
Hemsworth VIP Package

Norwalk, CT, March 2, 2011
: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, who will be playing the title role of Thor in Kenneth Branagh's highly anticipated film version of the Marvel comic book Thor, scheduled for a May 2011 release, will be appearing at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) for an exclusive Q & A on Saturday, March 19th, 2011. The Q & A, which is open to all fans attending C2E2, will take place in the IGN Theater, 11:45am – 12:45pm. Hemsworth is one of several notable personalities whose appearance at C2E2 has recently been announced. It was revealed last week that Patton Oswalt will be performing at the convention on behalf of Comedy Death-Ray on Friday evening, March 18th and noted chef Rick Bayless will be participating in a unique Food and Comics panel on Friday afternoon, March 18th.