Press Releases - July 2011
- MangaGamer Announces Harem Party! ()
- Otakon 2011 with Over 31,000 Attendees ()
- MangaGamer Announces Release of We Love Master! ()
- Nexon introduces Ice Knight Battle Mode to MapleStory ()
- Viz Media's Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys Wins 2011 Eisner Award ()
- A New Update for Double Dragon iPhone! ()
- Gravity Interactive Inc. Will Release Their Top Game, Ragnarok Online, as a Single-Player RPG for the iPhone/iPad on August 5, 2011. ()
- MangaGamer Announces Conquering the Queen! ()
- Funimation Entertainment Acquires Heaven's Lost Property Movie ()
- Manga Author Hiro Mashima Comes To NY Anime Festival ()
- Otakon 2011 Charity Auction ()
- The Addition of an Optional Volunteer in Japan combined with Tokyo Maximum Tour 2011 ()
- Otakon Welcomes Back Violinist Hiroaki Yura Along With Mari Yoshida ()
- "Gundam UC” Volume 4 (Blu-ray Disc) to be Released Worldwide in December ()
- Saboten Con to host a steampunk themed ball and other programming events ()
- Matenrou Opera To Perform At Anime USA 2011 In First US Appearance ()
- Guest Updates for Anime Festival Orlando 12 ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Two Unprecedented Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Tins ()
- Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Gakuen Alice DVD Set for November 1, 2011 ()
- Special New People Film Screening of "Twice Bombed Twice Survived" Remembers the Atomic Bombins of Hiroshima & Nagasaki ()
- Angel Beats! Complete Collection DVD and Blu-Ray Editions on Sale Today! ()
- Otakon 2011 to Premiere TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance in 2D ()
- Crunchyroll Features a Slew of Brand New Anime This Week ()
- Otakon for Japan Relief ()
- Update on Regal L.A. Live "Tekken: Blood Vengeance Event" Door Open at 5:30pm for Pre-Movie Events! ()
- Animaritime 2011 A Sunny Success With Over 1200 Attendees ()
- Anime Network to Simulcast 3 New Series in Late July! ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces License of Heaven's Memo Pad ()
- Powerhouse Global Companies Capcom and Sanrio Announce Partnership to Create Hello Kitty x Street Fighter Co-Branded Merchandise ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces License of Ro-Kyu-Bu Fast Break ()
- Square Enix Manga Store to Offer Free Volume of Fullmetal Alchemist and Other Popular Digital Comics ()
- Viz Media Launches VizManga.com ()
- Japan Safe For Monster Fan Tourists ()
- Project-H Launches in August! ()
- Kylee to make a US debut performance at Otakon 2011 ()
- GONG : Anime's First Channel Lands on BLINKBOX ()
- Japanese Manga Portal Website JManga.com - To Launch August 17, 2011 in North America ()
- Indomania and Samuel L Jackson Team for First Live-Action "Afro Samurai" Film ()
- Otakon in Collaboration with Aniplex to Offer Exclusive Madoka Magica Poster for Japan Relief ()
- Funimation Entertainment Announces Dragon Ball Z Series on Blu-Ray ()
- Sentai Filmworks Announces License of Croisee in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation ()
- Hansel Aguero is Poised to Duel the World as He Wins the 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game North American World Championship Qualifier ()
- iPhone app “Pirates in Love” will be released July 2011 ()
- Joymax Launches Teaser Site for Digimon Masters Online ()
- Anime-ZAP! Moves To Peoria Civic Center in 2012 ()
- New People Launches a Kickstarter Funding Project for the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival ()
- Section23 Films Announces October Slate, Glass Maiden Complete Collection Available on October 4th ()
- Saboten Con Announces Writer and Actor Rob Blatt and Japanese Rock Group Kazha ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment Heats Up San Diego Comic-Con with Personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Token Cards ()
- Borders Group to Submit Hilco and Gordon Brothers Proposal to Court for Approval ()
- Visual Communications Unleashes “Pow! Whiz! Bam!” Its First Animation Mini-Film Festival, August 6. ()
- Come Join Us as We Celebrate the World's Debut of Tekken: Blood Vengeance ()
- GameSamba Forges Strategic Alliance with American Anime Powerhouse FUNimation Entertainment ()
- Saboten Con announces Johnny Yong Bosh, Rueben Langdon, Sam Riegel, and Troy Baker ()
- Otakon 2011 to Host Executive Producer Masayuki Ozaki ()
- Spirit of Hope Charity Comic Signing ()
- Peter S. Beagle to Return to Otakon 2011 ()
- Otakon 2011 to Host Editor Toshihiro Fukuoka ()
- Nobuo Uematsu to Make Special Appearance on Friday July 29th at Otakon 2011 ()
- Atsuhiro Iwakami to Premiere Puella Magi Madoka Magica at Otakon ()
- Masao Maruyama to Return to Otakon 2011 ()
- K-ON! invades Otakon 2011 ()
- Allegory and Speed Racer Enterprises Partner to Release New Series of Comics and Products Based on the Iconic Brand ()
- New People Announces Theatrical Comic-Con Screening of Sci-fi Thriller Gantz II: Perfect Answer ()
- eigoMANGA Heads to San Diego Comic-Con 2011 ()
- A Brand New Season, a Bold New Line Up for Crunchyroll ()
- MangaGamer Announces its Affiliates Program ()
- Otakon 2011 to Host Funimation Premiere of Hetalia World Series ()
- Kylee to Perform at Otakon 2011 ()
- Maiden Japan Announces License of Ray ()
- DC Anime Club Presents Mario Kart Tournament ()
- Viz Media Announces Activities and Convention Exclusives for 2011 Comic-Con International ()
- Ultimate Miku World Single Debuts at Top Results on iTunes ()
- Otakon 2011 to Host World Premiere of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Along With Director Kazuya Murata ()
- Twin Angel: Twinkle Paradise Will Shine on Crunchyroll ()
- Konami Digital Entertainment Summons Duelists to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game North American World Championship Qualifier ()
- New People Adds a Bigger Dose of Japanese Pop Culture to the Summer As It Expands the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival ()
- Convicted Rapist Pleads Guilty to Coercing a Minor to Engage in Sex ()
- Takamasa Sakurai to Appear at Otakon 2011 ()
- Sneak Preview of Martial Arts Film Bunraku (Feat. Gackt) at Otakon 2011 ()
- MapleStory's Chaos Update Begins: Age of Heroes Update Now Live ()
- New Job Classes Added to Manga-Inspired Online Game, Elsword ()
- Anime Midstream Announces Matchless Raijin-Oh Volume 3 Release ()
- Otakuthon 2011 Announces Halko Momoi as Japanese Guest of Honour ()
- MangaGamer Announces Acquisition of Dengeki Stryker ()
- AM2 Sets a Record in 1st Year Convention Attendance and Celebrates the End of Its 2011 Event with the All Girl J-Rock Band Scandal ()
- AM2 Scores Another Amazing Day with Amazing Performances and Events for Avid Convention Goers ()
- Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce Original Dirty Pair OVAs & Movie, Dirty Pair Flash; Martian Successor Nadesico TV, Movie & Gekiganger III; and Gasaraki Ti ()
- AM2 Launches and Sets the Bar in Convention Entertainment ()
- Tainted Reality Presents Blood at Anime USA 2001 ()
- FUNimation to Release Risque Romantic Comedy B Gata H Kei ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Steins;Gate ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Additional Rights for [C] ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Secures Baka and Test 2 and OVA's ()
- FUNimation Entertainment to Launch Cat Planet Cuties ()
- FUNimation Entertainment Brings Deadman Wonderland to DVD in North America ()
- Nekocon Announces the Return of NYC DJ duo - DJ Hip*Starr and VJ ValuJet! ()
- Masumi Kano from Baby, The Stars Shine Bright and Mitsuba from Alice and the Pirates Will be Hosting a Fashion Show at Otakon 2011 ()
- VIZ Media Announces the Simulcast Premiere of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan - Demon Capital on VIZAnime.com AND HULU on July 3 ()
- Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce Original Dirty Pair OVAs & Movie, Dirty Pair Flash; Martian Successor Nadesico TV, Movie & Gekiganger III; and Gasaraki TV ()
- Summertime Manga Reading Heats Up with New Digital Releases for the VIZ Manga App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Launcing the First Half of July ()
- MNET To Air U.S. Premiere of "Culture Japan" with Japanese Pop Culture/Anime Authority Danny Choo on Tuesday July 5 ()
After his town was attacked by a mysterious giant weapon, high school student Soya Kuroi got drawn into the fight alongside a girl in Gothic Lolita clothing and a cat-like life-form against a team of seven heroes. ― Planet With Official Website: http://planet-with.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on July 8, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Youhei Suzuki ("Urara Meirocho (TV)...
From horny hunters to crazed cannibals, Golden Kamuy has some of the screwiest villains of the anime season. Michelle and Jacob discuss their favorite (and least favorite) rapscallions on the trail of the Ainu treasure. ― From horny hunters to crazed cannibals, Golden Kamuy has some of the screwiest villains of the anime season. This week, Michelle and Jacob discuss their favorite (and least favorite...
Trigger's Kill la Kill is going to be a videogame! Heidi has all the details, for better and worse. PLUS: Street Fighter V lootboxes, Mario Tennis and wild speculation about who will be in the next Smash! ― Well, it's that post-E3 lull time. There are a couple of new releases and a smattering of news bits, but it's kind of a recovery period for players and media folks alike. That doesn't mean that no...
This reimagining of Shakespeare's history plays begins as Richard struggles to cope with the loss of Henry and darker forces begin creeping out of the shadows. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― I've read the history of England's War of the Roses, and I've read the Shakespeare history plays Aya Kanno is basing Requiem of the Rose King on, Henry VI (all parts) and Richard III. But it is Kanno's mang...
High school boy Haruto logged into the MMORPG world 'Reunion' and reunited with Asahi, his childhood friend who should have died six years ago; her death caused the original game 'Union' to cease operations. Is she a digital ghost, or...? ― Seven Senses of the Reunion Official Website: http://7subaru.jp/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres 1:58AM of July 6, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director:...
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...
Darling in the FRANXX has given some viewers whiplash with its unprecedented plot twists over the last few weeks. Nick and Steve discuss where things went wrong for them in this ambitious mecha series. ― Darling in the FRANXX has given some viewers whiplash with its unprecedented plot twists over the last few weeks. This week, Nick and Steve discuss where things went wrong for them in this ambitious ...
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...