Press Releases - January 2004
- Juvenile Orion #2 at Waldenbooks ()
- CPM April Releases ()
- Animetion Festival at Los Vegas Comic Con ()
- AN Entertainment Announces Miami Guns DVD ()
- Sega Brings Astro Boy games to America ()
- ComicsOne announced SVC Chaos ()
- Onna! Announces First Confirmed Guests ()
- Yu Yu Hakusho Card Goes for $938 on E-Bay ()
- VIZ Participates in Jump to Japan Exhibit ()
- TRSI Announces Comic Party ()
- CPM May Manga ()
- Saiyuki Tops Tokyopop's must-have manga ()
- Megacon Guest List Expands ()
- Ninja Scroll Volume 2 ()
- Newtype February Contents ()
- Manga Signs Deal with Starz ()
- Geneon Upcoming Releases ()
- Solicitation for Protoculture Addicts #82 ()
- CPM March DVDs ()
- ComicsOne announces Onegai Twins Novel ()
- “Jump to Japan” Exhibit Opens In Seattle ()
- CPM April Manga ()
- Tokyopop awards Hasbro Master Toy License for Rave Master ()
- Gary Steinman Joins Newtype USA as Editor-in-Chief ()
- ADV Aquires New Fist of the North Star ()
- Navarre Agrees to Acquire FUNimation ()
- Viz Announces Q1 Acquisitions ()
- Bandai Makes Distribution Changes ()
- Kids' WB! Ice Block Bash. ()
- Tokyopop Get New Director of UK Sales ()
- Anime at the Alamo ()
- Anime In The Limelight Leaves Japan-A-Radio.. Accepting new shows! ()
- UshiCon's Announces First Musical Guest ()
After The Pillows' comeback tour across the U.S., Mike Toole is inspired to revisit the history of Japanese artists' attempts to make it big in the west, and how American music has affected anime in kind. ― Last week, I did something I'd been meaning to do for about sixteen years – I saw the Pillows perform live. The concert, at Boston's Royale nightclub, was part of a tour the storied alt-rock band ...
Magical Girls aren't just sugar, spice, and everything nice anymore! Here are just a few dark magical girl series to watch between your fingers with the lights off. ― One of the first Lists I ever wrote was titled "6 Trailblazing Shojo 'Deconstructions' You Should Be Watching." At the time, I wanted to write about other magical series that approached their formula the same way Madoka Magica was at t...
This quirky puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS is sure to win over fans of absurd humor and fast-paced strategy. Branden Johnson elaborates. ― Nailing absurdist humor is tricky. If you wink too much at the audience, it can be eye roll-inducing, and if you aren't polished enough in your presentation, you run the risk of your audience laughing at you, not with you. But Nintendo has pulled it o...
If you ask an American manga publisher about whether or not they're going to license a title you love, they'll be super coy and weird about it even if they have every intention of releasing it. Why is that? Deb digs in. ― Just got back from Anime Expo, and I'm at San Diego Comic-Con as you read this, where I'll be doing more of the same: going to the manga publishers' panels and reporting on what I ...
Once you get past its oddball premise, Hinamatsuri offers plenty of laughs and charm throughout its unusual run. Nick Creamer has the details. ― You wouldn't think a show about a family composed of a yakuza mobster and a psychic alien girl could be described as “warm and relatable,” but Hinamatsuri is weird in more ways than that. Idly combining trenchant commentary on homelessness, running child lab...
F/E LE premiered on Netflix last month to plenty of head-scratching from even experienced Fate fanatics. We run down this show's often baffling plot and what went wrong in adaptation. ― Fate/Extra Last Encore premiered on Netflix last month to plenty of head-scratching from even experienced Fate fanatics. This week, Nick and Jacob run down this show's often baffling plot and what went wrong in adapta...
Heidi memorializes the distinct and uniquely evocative designs of Hiroshi Kajiyama, illustrator for Shining Force, Dragon Quest and more. PLUS: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Sonic Mania Plus, Granblue Fantasy and much more! ― I hate to start this week's column out on a downer note, but I feel like I need to make the most of an opportunity to eulogize a creator I really admired who suddenly passed on this wee...