Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BLEACH Live Action Movie In Development at Warner Bros!

VIZ PRODUCTIONS & WARNER BROTHERS TO DEVELOP
BLEACH LIVE ACTION MOVIE AFTER BANNER YEAR

VIZ Media’s Mega-Hit Franchise Continues To Expand Across All Entertainment Channels, Win In Ratings, And Top Best Seller Lists

San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2012
– VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in the North America, announced today that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to the hit manga and anime property BLEACH. The announcement comes after another successful year for BLEACH in print, digital publishing, cable television, streaming video, consumer products and video-on-demand.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Osamu Tezuka's MW is Mortally Wicked


© 2004 Vertical, Inc. All rights reserved.

No, that is not what the title stands for (it can be considered that though). In the story, “MW” is a name for something, but there is no explanation on what the initials stand for. Now I am not going to tell you what MW is in the story; you are going to have to read the book to find out. ;-) However, I can say that MW is why our protagonist, Michio Yuki, loses his mind and becomes the human embodiment of evil.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, an Epic Manga


© 2004 Vertical, Inc. All rights reserved.

Never have I read a manga story that is so captivating and epic as Osamu Tezuka's Buddha. Initially, I was reluctant to read this manga, because I thought it was something religious, which I have no interest in reading. However, after seeing the series multi times during different visits to the bookstore, I decided to give the story a chance (keep in mind that I had no idea who Osamu Tezuka was at the time). After completing the first volume, I had the desire to continue reading and that desire did not stop until the conclusion of the story.

Friday, February 17, 2012

First Ever Star Trek®/Doctor Who Comic Book Crossover Coming in May

First Ever Star Trek®/Doctor Who Comic Book Crossover Coming in May

Star Trek: The Next Generation® crew
and the Doctor face off
against the Borg and the Cybermen

San Diego, CA (February 13, 2012)
—In conjunction with BBC Worldwide Consumer Products and CBS Consumer Products, IDW Publishing will make history when two of the greatest science-fiction properties of all time come together in a comic book for the first time. The world’s most popular time traveler teams up with the U.S.S. Enterprise crew in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2, taking fans on an adventure where no man has gone before.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shonen Jump Titles Debut on Barnes & Noble's NOOK Tablet & NOOK Color!

VIZ MEDIA EXPANDS DIGITAL MANGA TITLES AVAILABLE
FOR BARNES & NOBLE’S NOOK TABLET™ AND NOOK COLOR™

15 New Shonen Jump Series Now Available
For Barnes & Noble’s 7-Inch NOOK© Devices, Including
BAKUMAN。, BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, ONE PIECE And More!

February 6, 2012
-The digital manga convergence continues across North America as VIZ Media, LLC, largest distributor and publisher of anime and manga in North America, announces the launch of 15 additional manga (graphic novel) series for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Beginning today, the company expands its library of digital manga titles offered in the NOOK Store™ to include a variety of popular manga series published under the Shonen Jump and Shonen Jump Advanced imprints.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Atlantic Georgia

FIRST NORTH AMERICAN
Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES OF 2012
ARRIVES IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA FEBRUARY 18th – 19th

El Segundo, CA (February 6, 2012)
– Duelists eager to try out their new Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) cards that they have been playing with since December will have a chance to test their new powers at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) February 18th – 19th. The first North American YCS of the year, to be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, is expected to draw hundreds of Duelists from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond to compete at this premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG event from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami).

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Rights to Pretear

Flower Mound, TX – February 2, 2012
- FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, and streaming rights to the complete 13 episode anime series, Pretear. The series was created by Chief Director, Junichi Sato, best known for his work on Kaleido Star. Pretear was directed by Kiyoko Sayama, who had previously worked on Vampire Knight.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dragons Collide Structure Deck from Konami

THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
ARE HEADING ON A COLLISION COURSE IN
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME’S
DRAGONS COLLIDE STRUCTURE DECK

El Segundo, CA (February 2, 2012)
– The mightiest LIGHT and DARK Dragons, from the past, present and future, rear their heads in a battle of epic proportions in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Dragons Collide Structure Deck from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami). This ready-to-play Deck sees LIGHT and DARK Dragons combining forces for the first time in a Structure Deck, making for a fearsome team.

Announcing The Debut of SuBLime Digital Yaoi Manga Titles!

GLOBAL YAOI MANGA PUBLISHER SuBLime
KICKS OFF 2012 WITH TANTALIZING DIGITAL OFFERINGS

Bold New Publisher Releases Acclaimed Boys’ Love Manga
LOVE PISTOLS, OKU-SAN’S DAILY FANTASIES,
THE BED OF MY DEAR KING, And HUSBAND, HONEYMOON

San Francisco, CA, February 1, 2012
SuBLime, the global yaoi manga (graphic novel) publishing initiative between VIZ Media and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate) and Libre Publishing Co., Ltd. (Libre Publishing), opens 2012 with a variety of notable new releases. Today, the company launches LOVE PISTOLS Vol. 1 by Tarako Kotobuki, HUSBAND, HONEYMOON Vol. 1 by Haruka Minami, OKU-SAN’S DAILY FANTASIES by Noboru Takatsuki, and THE BED OF MY DEAR KING by Sakae Kusama.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Wins Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME HAS EARNED
THE COVETED PARENT TESTED PARENT APPROVED (PTPA)
SEAL OF APPROVAL

January 30th, 2012 – (El Segundo, CA)
– Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) is excited to announce that the best-selling trading card game of all time, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent approved (PTPA) Winner’s Seal of Approval.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2011 – Sunday

This day was perfect to browse around, take photos of booths and buy items that were discounted from the original price at the start of the con. Since I did not have that many panels or activities to check out, the day was less hectic and more relaxing. Plus, the crowd on that day tends was less crowded, so taking pictures was a bit more easier.