News Weekend Wrapup: 3/Jun to 9/Jun
Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro, the supernatural manga by Shigeru Mizuki will be published in North America by Drawn & Quarterly in 2013. The manga was originally published in 1959 as Hakaba Kitarō and follows a boy who is part human, part yōkai who works towards peace between the two races. The manga was renamed Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro in 1967 and finished it's run in 1969. The series has spawned several anime, film and live-action adaptations over the years.
Cardfight!! Vanguard anime is now streaming the english dub on youtube with the first 12 episodes now avaliable for your viewing pleasure. The series is based off the card game of the same name by Bushiroad and continues the colloboration of Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga creator Akira Ito, the original Duel Masters technical adviser Satoshi Nakamura and Bushiroad President Takaaki Kidani. It follows middle schooler Aichi Sendou who is drawn into card fights through a card he was given as a child as he gains friends, rivals and works towards his goal of battling the person who introduced him to Vanguard. The series recently started the sequel, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit Hen in April in Japan.
The Melbourne International Film Festival will be screening Ace Attorney and A Letter to Momo during it's 2012 season. Ace Attorney is the live-action adaptation of capcom's Phoenix Wright series of video games and is directed by Takashi Miike. A Letter to Momo is Hiroyuki Okiura's return to the directors chair since Jin-Roh and follows a young girl as she deals with the passing of her father. There are currently no scheduled screenings and information will be updated at a later date.
And finally science-fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away on Tuesday June 5th, aged 91. Bradbury's notable works include Fareneheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes and he is known for his plays, adaptations and poetry.