Press Releases - January 2008
- Otakuthon 2008 Announces Dates and New Location ()
- Lego Group Secures Rights from Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Upcoming Speed Racer Film ()
- Viz Media Announces Exciting New Animated Releases for First Quarter 2008 ()
- Preview Episode 1 of Emma: A Victorian Romance from Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment on Newtype USA's February 2008 DVD ()
- Statement from Imaginasian Entertainment on the Closing of AZN Television ()
- Bandai Visual USA New High-Definition Title Announcement: Yukikaze ()
- Bandai Visual USA Two New Title Announcements: Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed and True Tears ()
- Viz Media Announces Debut of Second Season of Bleach on Adult Swim ()
- 2008 Year Ahead Part I: Japanese Society and Culture ()
- FUNimation.com Relaunch Brings the Best of Anime to the Web ()
- ANAL Flight 001 Landing at a Terminal Near You ()
- Anime Network Inks SVOD Deal with Charter Communications ()
- IndieReview.co.uk Announce New Features for 2008 ()
- Sweatdrop Studios Turns Six Years Old ()
- Castle Point Anime Convention ()
- New Anime Video for Dream Theater's "Forsaken" ()
- Broccoli Books Announces New Titles, Sola and Honoka Level Up ()
- Viz Media Teams with Amazon Unbox to Offer Naruto Uncut, Death Note and Bleach Animation for Digital Download ()
- The Naruto-Star Trek Convention Announces Additional Guests ()
- Nirgilis to Perform at Anime Matsuri 2008 ()
- David Bowers Directing Imagi Studios' “Astro Boy” ()
- What Are the Ten Best Ever Anime Moment Videos Online? ()
- From Japan Festival and the Kennedy Center ()
- Viz Media Releases the Third Annual Shojo Beat Music Awards Issue, February 2008 ()
- Sakura-Con Hosts US Debut of Ali Project and Welcomes Musical Guests SCANDAL ()
- Geeks In Masks: Kumoricon Announces Winter Formal Masquerade ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc: Princess Resurrection “Reiri Kamura 8 ½" & Hime 7" (Special Edition)” – PVC Figures ()
- Amy Reeder Hadley Strikes Gold at the Phoenix Comicon ()
- Phoenix Comicon This Weekend ()
- ADV Films UK Halts Sale & Distribution of Select Titles: Specified Titles on Hiatus from 16th January 2008 ()
- Dave Lister to Appear at Setsucon ()
- Imaginasian Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment Announce “Anime Movie Classics” Week ()
- ADV Films UK's Warehouse Blowout Sale for 1 Week Only ()
- Fall in Love at The Magic Lover's Tower…DrMaster Publications to Release Magic Lover's Tower Vol.1 & 2 ()
- Viz Media to Showcase Variety of Unique Animated Properties from Japan at 2008 NATPE Conference ()
- Takii 5 Announces Returning Guest Favs & Exclusive Performance Debuts ()
- Marco Polo, Si, Rinkya Can Ciao Italia from Japan ()
- Japanese Techno Artists Bespa Kumamero - Exclusive Digital Release on JapanFiles.com ()
- Lovely Complex the Movie to Be Screened at the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan ()
- Global Fans Stampede YaoiMagazine.com to Order Vol. 1 Issue 1 of Yaoi Magazine ()
- Right Stuf's ANIME TODAY Looks Forward to 2008 with Zac Bertschy of Anime News Network and Protoculture Addicts ()
- A-Kon® Announces Headlining Act: Live in Concert: Versailles ()
- The Kennedy Center Presents A Marathon of Anime Premieres ()
- Video Games Live Announces 40 Shows for 2008 with More on the Way ()
- Barbican Film Japanimation: Yugo the Negotiator ()
- Atlus Announces Epic Fantasy Strategy RPG Rondo of Swords for Nintendo DS™ ()
- Anime Network to Make January 2008 Launch on Mediacom ()
- Brave Story Wins 2008 Batchelder Award by the Association for Library Service to Children ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Unveils Trailer for Emma: A Victorian Romance at emma.rightstuf.com ()
- Atari Announces the Next Generation Chapter for Dragon Ball Z(R) Video Game Series ()
- Shojo Beat, Sakuracon, and The Slants Team Up for a Series of Contests ()
- Organic Hobby, Inc releases Kaiyodo's “FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH,” “Soryu Asuka Langley” ()
- GDH Announces GONZO Rosso's Launch of Online Game Service in Vietnam ()
- Uncover the Secret…The Four Constables are Back ()
- Bandai Visual USA Announces Release of Haruka Anime ()
- 2008 Batchelder Award honors VIZ Media for “Brave Story” ()
- Yuri Manga Signing in New York City ()
- FanimeCon 2008 Announces Richard Waugh as Guest of Honor ()
- Blood + Debuts on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ()
- The Second International Manga Award ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Sets Date for Emma: A Victorian Romance - Season 1 on DVD ()
- TOMY and D3Publisher of America Bring Intense 3D Ninja Combat to Nintendo DS in Naruto: Ninja Destiny ()
- MomoCon 2008 Announces Guests ()
- New York Anime Festival Store Online ()
- Bandai Entertainment Inc. Announces Duplication Error on Some Titles; Units Being Recalled, Exchange Program Being Instituted ()
- Pop-Punk Rockers ketchup mania to Play SXSW and Japan Nite Tour 2008 ()
- Toy Vault Inks Deal with FUNimation for the Hit Anime Series ()
- Organic Hobby USA: G.R.O. Skull Man (Color & Silver Version) – 10” Polyresin Statues ()
- Pokémon Announces Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters Prerelease Tournaments ()
- Organic Hobby USA: HL-98 Hercules 21 (TV & Movie Version) – 6” PVC Figures ()
- Verizon Wireless Offers V CAST Customers Manga Video, Anime Clips and More from TOKYOPOP ()
- Active Anime Top 25 - Formerly Known as Animefringe Top 25 ()
- The Mach 5 from Upcoming Live-Action Feature Speed Racer to Be Displayed at 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit ()
- Organic Hobby USA: Rocket Girls “Yukari Morita” – 7” PVC Figure ()
- Kakkoi|con in Minneapolis, MN ()
- Viz Media Launches Six New Manga Series for First Quarter 2008 ()
- Cosplay Presentation by DC Anime Club ()
- DC Anime Club and JICC to Bring Anime/Live Action Movies to Washington, DC. ()
- Anime Kasei: Uprising Anime Community ()
- “13” Creator Ramps Up Signing Tour with Appearances at Animé Los Angeles ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Looks Back at 2007 with Chris Beveridge of AnimeOnDVD.com ()
- ADV Announces February 19 Titles ()
- Anime Jungle: Change of Title for Third Screening ()
- Viz Media Brings New Perspective to Manga Arena with Debut of VIZBIG Edition Imprint ()
- Jim Pascoe's Undertown Gets Syndicated ()
- Bang Zoom! Entertainment Announces Availability of Never-Before-Seen Episode of AnimeTV ()
- New Year's Resolution-New SPJA Board Members ()
- Internet Radio Show Anime in the Limelight Resumes ()
The widely-acclaimed mangaka behind Goodnight Punpun and Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction dives deep on his intense career, the intense feelings in his intense manga, piracy, millennials and a whole lot more. ― Inio Asano is the renowned artist and writer behind a small library of emotionally complex manga that have been embraced and celebrated by audiences in Japan and around the world. Asano ...
Is your anime cosplay in violation of copyright law? Would that even be enforceable? Justin digs into it. ― Chris asked: Following up on your column from earlier this week, you said most fan works are copyright violations. What about cosplay? I've heard that some creators don't like their characters being cosplayed. Is it possible that they can sue the fans that dress up as their characters? Legally...
If you think that a dragon and a knight sound like the coolest possible dads, this thoughtful dark fantasy adventure is well-worth your time. Rebecca Silverman digs in. ― Sometimes you just know that an author has done her research. That's true of Tsubaki Tokino's novel Little Princess in Fairy Forest: from names to folk songs to fairy tale elements, it's obvious that she really looked into the cultu...
Not one but TWO new Persona dancing games are out in Japan! Both of them are supposed to snap right in to the overarching Persona timeline... but how? When did our heroes take to the dance floor? Richard Eisenbeis has done the homework. ― With two new Persona music games on the market in Japan you might be wondering, how exactly do they fit in with the rest of the series? While about different sets o...
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This slightly more creepy-crawly take on isekai reincarnation doesn't break from formula too much, but it does everything refreshingly better than its many peers in the genre. Theron Martin has the details. ― The field of isekai reincarnation novel series is so dense and thickly populated with weird options that even a catchy title and premise might not hold reader attention for long; a series has to...
In Tokyo, Haruka reunites with Ikuya, a young man who swam alongside him in relays in middle school. Haruka's memories of middle school begin to resurface; he remembers Ikuya from "that moment" extremely clearly... ― Free! -Dive to the Future- Official Website: http://df.iwatobi-sc.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres in July 2018 Key Staff Director: Eisaku Kawanami Series Com...
When it comes to fan works - cosplay, fanart, fan films and games - copyright seems to be only enforced arbitrarily. Why is that - and which fan works are less likely to get the hook? Justin gets into it. ― James asked: I have noticed that most companies tolerate fanart, fanfiction, and cosplay of their works, but not fan-films or fan-made video games, which seems very arbitrary and random, to me. W...
James delves into a divisive CG sci fi thriller from last spring while Paul breaks down all this week's new anime releases! ― I've officially hit the point in every anime season where I look at my streaming queue and think, "Aw, crap." Apart from the two shows I'm covering for streaming reviews, I'm weeks and weeks behind on everything. I sense a late-night marathon in my immediate future. Welcome t...
The first two thirds of this fantasy road trip are humble yet satisfying. Rebecca Silverman explores the attractive art and charming idiosyncrasies of the dragonewt kingdoms. ― Everything eventually cycles back around. That's part of the philosophy behind the world building of Kiyohisa Tanaka's debut manga series, Juana and the Dragonewt's Seven Kingdoms: first there were dinosaurs, then there were h...
This special sunday edition of This Week in Games collects E3's most exciting game announcements, plus the rest of this week's gaming news. If you feel like you missed anything at E3, catch up here! ― And we're back with the second part of our E3 news extravaganza! Except that, as I write this, the internet is losing its mind over something totally unrelated to E3: a tease by Studio Trigger that it's...
"This one felt a little more scattershot than the previous two, and they're still repeating themes that have been fully clarified at this point, but I'm still dying to know where all this is going."
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