April Issue of Newtype USA Features First Look at Blood+ Anime

New blood in the April issue of Newtype USA
Exclusive first look at BLOOD+ anime

Plus: Free DVD with four full episodes!

HOUSTON, March 28, 2006—Got spring fever? Newtype USA has the cure! With exclusive scoops, sneak peeks and in-depth reviews of all the latest anime, the April issue has everything you need. Leading off the lineup is an exclusive cover story on BLOOD+, a sizzling new show from Production I.G (the studio behind smash hits like Ghost in the Shell). The series chronicles the struggle of a young girl who must come to terms with her dark destiny as a hunter of inhuman beasts—with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance!

The scoops continue with 10 features on all the top shows in the US and Japan, including Eureka Seven, Gundam SEED Destiny, Starship Operators, Loveless and more! And you can't miss the must-read profile of Akitaro Daichi, the legendary director of smash hits Fruits Basket and Kodacha.

If that's not enough to keep you indoors during all those April showers, then wait till you get your hands on the free DVD loaded with four full episodes! This month, hunker down to watch My-HiME, Viewtiful Joe, Neo Ranga and The Fuccons, along with a ton of timely trailers. Also stuffed inside the issue is the latest chapter of the Angel/Dust neo manga insert, along with a centerfold poster starring UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie.

Also inside the April issue:

* 51 reviews of all the latest anime, manga, video games, music and collectibles
* The return of classic movie Patlabor in a special new edition
* Closing Time: the top 7 series that are wrapping up right now
* Official Art of Z.O.E Dolores, i
* Con coverage, cosplay photos and the best fan art in the world!
* Voice Actress Spotlight: Eri Kitamura
* Even more features, including Samurai 7, Fantastic Children and Kannazuki no Miko


Newtype USA Vol. 5, Issue 4 is available April 1, 2006.

About Newtype USA:

Newtype USA is the official English-language version of Newtype, Japan's #1 source for information about anime and manga. Newtype USA includes all the best Japanese content translated, plus loads of original U.S. material: anime, manga, music, game, and toy reviews, feature articles, director interviews, artist profiles, and regular columns by industry experts, tastemakers and deep-cover insiders. Newtype USA also includes awesome bonus gear, such as a centerfold poster, a manga (comic) insert and an exclusive bonus DVD. For more information, visit http://www.newtype-usa.com.

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