Press Releases - December 2010
- Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 9 Sells Out ()
- Crunchyroll Delivers More Anime Cheer With Three Brand New Titles To Its Site ()
- Kawaii Kon 2011 Announces Wendee Lee to the Guest Lineup ()
- TinierMe.com Releases New Stephanie Yanez Hit Single Online ()
- Duelist Pack: Yusei 3 Available January 25 ()
- Otaku-Verse Zero Invades a Tokyo Grindhouse Movie Theater in Episode Five ()
- Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Launching in North America on March 6 ()
- New Japanese Action Figure Assemble Borg ()
- MangaGamer Announces Da Capo 2 Release ()
- Funimation Announces Cast of Hero Tales ()
- Hetalia Chibi Carnival iPhone Game ()
- Viz Media Announces Shaman King Manga Finale ()
- AKB48 Opened an Official Profile Page on Myspace to Communicate with the World ()
- Crunchyroll Expands Its Anime Collection Today ()
- Tokyo Kawaii Magazine Press Release ()
- Nura Anime Season Finale on 12/27, and Vol. 1 Manga in February ()
- Interactive iPad e-Book Stray Sheep: Poe's Christmas Delivers Free New Games & Levels Just in Time for Christmas ()
- Asakusa is the Destination for Episode Four of Otaku-Verse Zero ()
- Van Von Hunter Wins Awards at MockFest 2010 ()
- Action-Packed Gantz Hits Big Screens Nationwide in One-Night World Premiere ()
- New Manga Series on VIZ Manga App for the iPad ()
- Reni's Maid Show is Expanding to Boston ()
- Sakura-Con 2011 Announces Guests Berryz Kobo ()
- Tokyopop, Baker & Taylor, and MashON Team Up to Launch New Online Shop ()
- Square Enix Launches Online Manga Store ()
- GraphicNovelReporter.com Lists The Best Graphic Novels of 2010 ()
- Ushicon Announces Micah Solusod ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Extravaganza in Los Angeles January 22-23, 2011 ()
- Free Episodes on iTunes & Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Part 3 Premiere ()
- Kadokawa to Feature More Outstanding Titles on Crunchyroll ()
- Dungeon Fighter Online Announces Act VI: Kiss of the Gun ()
- Christmas Sale for Tokyo Kawaii Magazine ()
- ComiXology Announces Beta Release of Android App ()
- Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Attacks North America ()
- Viz Media's Shonen Jump Magazine Evolves for 2011 ()
- 12 Days of Christmas = FREE Episodes of HOTD ()
- Viz Media Animates the Holidays with a Special iTunes Promotion ()
- Robots Attack Akihabara in Episode 3 of Otaku-Verse Zero ()
- Verizon Launches Anime Network on FiOS TV VOD ()
- Nyan Koi! Complete Collection on Sale Today ()
- US Forces Japan Official Manga Volume 2 Available Online ()
- Surrey Entertainment Expo Cosplay Ball ()
- Registration for Dealer's Room, Artist's Alley, Panels, AMVs, and Press Passes Now Open for Castle Point Anime Convention ()
- DMI titles available on B&N Nook and Nook Color! ()
- Japanese Punk Band Uzuhi to Perform at Genericon XXIV ()
- Revisit The World of Death Note in the All New Black Edition from Viz Media ()
- Kotobukiya's DC Comics x Bishoujo Statue Series Honored by Warner Bros ()
- Anison Unison to be Hosted by All-Con 2011 ()
- Action-Packed 'GANTZ' Hits Big Screens Nationwide in One-Night World Premiere ()
- Aniplex of America Tends to "the Garden of sinners" with Blu-ray Disc Box Release on February 8th, 2011 ()
- Anime Records Offers Free Download Ticket for Christmas ()
- MangaGamer Announces Da Capo 2 for Christmas Release ()
- Anime-Spark Announces Quinton Flynn ()
- World's 1st Digital Manga Magazine Comicloud is Available on Android Market ()
- Kodansha Comics Announces Summer 2011 Manga Releases ()
- Crunchyroll and Roku Announce Content Partnership ()
- Animate USA New Releases in Amazon Kindle Store ()
- Viz Media Ponders Integrity & Honesty in New Manga Itsuwaribito ()
- Udon Announces Mega Man Tribute Art Project ()
- Section23 Films Announces March Slate ()
- Episode Two of Otaku-Verse Zero Explores Unique Store In Akihabara ()
- Free NorCal Holiday Event from Pacific Media Expo Comes to Los Gatos, CA ()
- Japan Expo Sud The Third Wave is Breaking on Marseille ()
- MangaGamer Announces a Price Drop on All Games ()
- Todd Haberkorn to be a guest at Setsucon 2011 ()
- Tokyo Kawaii Magazine Volume 5 Now on Sale ()
- Perceptions of Reality are Explored in December Films at Viz Cinema ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Announces Cast of Sacred Blacksmith ()
- Raj Ramayya - Revered Anime Music Composer (Cowboy Bebop) Releases 3rd CD of Original Music ()
- Oblivion Island Greeted with Jury's First Mention at Expotoons 2010 ()
- Viz Media Releases Divine Romantic Comedy Kamisama Kiss ()
- MomoCon Announces New Location, Registration, Guests ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Announces JUNJO ROMANTICA 2 DVD Collection for March 1, 2011 ()
- Right Stuf & Nozomi Ent. Announce Second CLANNAD Limited-Edition Lithograph for March 2011 ()
- MangaGamer's Christmas Giveaway! ()
Why is something as risqué as S&M such an easy go-to for comedy even in family-friendly anime? Justin Sevakis has the answers. ― Brandi asked: what is up with anime and the S&M fetish? I'm not talking about hentai. It mostly comes out in the form of one of the men on the show turning out to be some kind of over the top masochist. I've seen this joke over an over again. Most recently in D-Frag! and i...
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Ohba and Obata's newest manga thriller expands its cast and slips into a comfortable rhythm for its second volume. Nick Creamer dives in. ― Platinum End's first volume established a cheekily cynical platform for a thriller. Opening with our suicidal hero Mirai, it proposed a scenario where twelve human candidates for godhood would have to fight it out, each of them blessed with some mix of angelic po...
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This isekai adventure takes a turn for the slimy as its protagonist enters a fantasy world in perhaps the worst form possible. Theron Martin has the details. ― Isekai stories are pervasive in the Japanese light novel market these days, and stories where the world-jumping involves reincarnation with mind and memories intact are swiftly becoming more popular. We've already seen some odd twists on that ...
It's an original anime by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and famous actor Jaden Smith, along with a celebrity voice cast. What could possibly go wrong? Mike Toole investigates Netflix's latest original. ― They finally did it, folks: they animated Jaden Smith's Twitter account. That was what I thought after hearing Smith's character, Kaz, unwind the first of many bizarre pronouncements, in a bid...
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Zac and Jacob tackle Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess, plus the end of summer anime, new movies, and plenty of your questions! ― ANNCast Episode 306 - Nap Squad Zac and Jacob tackle Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess, plus the end of summer anime, new movies, and plenty of your questions! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitc...
Japan has an ocean of stage musicals based on anime, from Naruto to Sailor Moon - why don't they ever get released in the States? Justin considers the angles. ― Bunny asked: Sailor Moon's new musical cast were guests at a state anime convention, but I don't see it getting much further than that. We only have fansubs as a source, but I'd like to support it legally. I was wondering what would it take ...
The producer behind these anime-style action RPGs shares his inspirations as a developer and his ambitions for the simultaneous worldwide release of Code Vein! ― A long-time employee at Bandai Namco Entertainment, Yosuke Tomizawa is best known as the producer for the God Eater franchise. The God Eater games feature co-op multiplayer monster hunting within a story-focused experience. He is currently w...
So besides T&A, what is this season's Classroom of the Elite really about? Gabriella Ekens explores its takes on Nietzsche, Rousseau, and even other anime! ― What's the best way to organize society? How much power should be vested in the general population versus an elite leadership? And how should people be educated as to their best interests and true capabilities? Political philosophers have been m...
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