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Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament Announced for July

The Nerd Stash is reporting the following: The Pokémon Company International is putting together a new online tournament for the trading card games, Pokémon Sword and Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX, called the Pokémon Players Cup. Just like Ash Ketchum, Masters Division competitors will be able to compete against other trainers starting in July. The contest will be split …

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Netflix Gets Rights to ‘Pokémon’ Animated Series

As reported by THR: Netflix has secured rights to be the exclusive home of new episodes of the Pokémon animated franchise in the United States. The agreement with The Pokémon Company International will make the streamer the sole home for future episodes of the show, beginning with the first 12 episodes of Pokémon Journeys — …

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Seven Seas Jazzes Things Up with License of BLUE GIANT Manga Series

Seven Seas Entertainment is jazzed to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Blue Giant by Shinichi Ishizuka, the award-winning manga of one young man’s journey to become the greatest saxophone player in the world. Miyamoto Dai, a student with a taste for basketball, changes his life the first time he sees a live jazz performance. …

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ABLAZE LAUNCHES MANGA LINE WITH ‘CAGASTER’

Ablaze Publishing, which was founded in 2019 and began with publishing bandes dessinees, (see "Ambitious New Comics Publisher Launches with Adlard BD") is launching a manga line, ICv2 has learned. The first title in the new Ablaze manga line will be Cagaster, by Kachou Hashimoto, a six-volume series that is the basis for the Netflix …

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Seven Seas Licenses We Swore to Meet in the Next Life and That’s When Things Got Weird! Manga Series

Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga series We Swore to Meet in the Next Life and That’s When Things Got Weird! by Hachiya Hato, a josei reincarnation love story with a hilarious twist! Long ago, a princess and a knight fell in love, but couldn’t be together. They …

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July 23 Opening Set For Kamen Rider Zero-One/Mashin Sentai Kiramager Film

A teaser trailer and teaser visual debuted on Sunday to announce that Toei’s tentatively titled double feature Gekijō-ban Kamen Rider Zero-One/Mashin Sentai Kiramager the Movie will open in Japanese theaters on July 23. (July 23 is a Thursday, but it is also a holiday this year thanks to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening the …

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Seven Seas Crafts a New Reality with License of CUBE ARTS Manga Series

Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Cube Arts by Tomomi Usui, an explorers’ adventure in a block-based VR video game frontier! One spring break, a high school freshman is selected as a beta tester for a totally immersive VR experience: the open-world sandbox game “Cube Arts.” In …

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Horse Around with Seven Seas’ License of UNICORNS AREN’T HORNY Manga Series

Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Unicorns Aren’t Horny by Semi Ikuta, a hilarious interspecies comedy about a modern virgin and her roommate: a virgin-loving unicorn. Emuko is a twenty-something virgin by choice—in fact, she’s never really dated anyone in her entire life. Her roommate is a unicorn, a …

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Marvel Reveals Cover and Story Details for Ultraman’s Upcoming Comic Adventures

Speaking to a packed room at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski unveiled first story details and cover art for Marvel’s upcoming series The Rise of Ultraman, launching later this year! The Rise of Ultraman #1 will revisit the classic first generation of the worldwide phenomenon, co-helmed by writers …

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‘Aero’ Trailer: A New Marvel Hero Takes Flight

Take flight with Marvel’s latest breakout super hero! Having already garnered millions of readers when her series initially launched in China, Aero made her English-language debut last year in her very own solo series. Now’s your chance to get in on the action with the AERO VOL. 1: BEFORE THE STORM TPB, collecting the first …

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NETFLIX INVITES CLAMP, OTHER JAPANESE CREATORS TO DEVELOP ORIGINALS

Netflix has struck deals with six Japanese creators, including manga superstars CLAMP, to develop new original anime, the streaming service announced.  In addition to new streaming content, the company also plans to explore publishing and consumer products around the new properties as ways for members to engage with the new shows off-screen. The six creators …

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TOKYOPOP LAUNCHES ‘LOVE X LOVE’ ROMANCE IMPRINT

The manga publisher Tokyopop is launching a new imprint, Love x Love, that will gather existing and new properties under a single umbrella. The imprint will include print manga and graphic novels as well as a digital magazine carrying standalone content and previews. The graphic novels in the Love x Love imprint will include girl/boy, …

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Seven Seas Kappa-tures the Magic with License of SARAZANMAI Light Novels

PRESS RELEASE: Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the Sarazanmai novel series by Kunihiko Ikuhara and Teruko Utsumi, based on the hit LGBT+ anime about friendship, secrets, and growing up! After accidentally breaking a statue of a mythical kappa, junior high students Kazuki, Toi, and Enta are transformed into kappa themselves as …

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The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire to Be Collected in an Oversized Hardcover

Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by co-creator Bryan Konietzko and animated series writer Tim Hedrick, The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Library Edition collects the three-volume series in an oversized hardcover with a brand-new sketchbook section, including artist commentary! On …

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Classic KINGDOM HEARTS Adventures Released on Xbox One

Nine amazing KINGDOM HEARTS games are available on Xbox One right now. Two collections are available - KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Each one features multiple games, enhanced with improved visuals, controls and performance, as well as additional features like remastered soundtracks. There’s some great …

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The Seven Deadly Sins Manga To End In May With Volume 41

ANN is reporting the following: The 40th volume of Nakaba Suzuki’s The Seven Deadly Sins manga confirmed on Monday that the manga will end in the 41st volume, which will ship on May 15. In the manga’s side story collection that also debuted on Monday, Suzuki stated in an afterword that side stories based on …

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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Releases Today

This Monday February 17, Manga Entertainment releases the 12-part series How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord on Blu-ray and DVD. J-Novel Club described the story: “In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with …

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Viz’s Shonen Jump The Right Way to Make Jump! Manga Added To

Viz Media announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it has added Takeshi Sakurai's The Right Way to Make Jump! (Jump no Tadashii Tsukurikata!) manga to its Shonen Jump website. Viz describes the manga: Join a self-professed inept manga artist and his editor as they go on an adventure to learn just how Weekly Shonen Jump is made. Shonen Jump is the world's most popular …

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2 New Mastermind Characters Revealed For Resident Evil: Resistance Game

ANN is reporting the following: The official website for CAPCOM‘s remake of the Resident Evil 3 survival horror game revealed two new Mastermind characters for Resident Evil: Resistance, the online game included with the remake. The new characters are Alex Wesker (left in image below) and Ozwell Spencer. In the game, Alex Wesker will be able to manipulate the layout of …

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My Hero Academia Manga Changes Villain’s Name

ANN is reporting the following: The digital version of Weekly Shonen Jump updated last week’s chapter with villain Daruma Ujiko’s new name following backlash that led to the removal of the manga and anime series in China. The character’s real name was changed to Kyudai Garaki in the update. The new name maintains elements from creator Kōhei Horikoshi‘s …

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JASCO GAMES UNVEILS RELEASE DATE FOR ‘MY HERO ACADEMIA: COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME’

Jasco Games unveiled My Hero Academia: Collectible Card Game, decks and booster displays for the UniVersus CCG system, which will release in May 2020. The UniVersus CCG system comes to U.A. High where students are doing their best to make the grade of Pro Hero. Based on the smash-hit anime My Hero Academia, this latest set for the Universus CCG system adds …

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Udon Entertainment Reveals Details on the Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia-Arcade Edition

Coming from UDON Entertainment in Spring 2020: Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia-Arcade Edition! From Akuma to Zangief, enter the world of Street Fighter, where fighters of every size, shape, and color collide in a global battle for dominance. Each combatant comes to the mat with their own unique moves and fighting style. Now, learn the …

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‘One Piece’ Live-Action Series On Its Way To Netflix!

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting a live action adaption of One Piece is on its way at Netflix. Here is what they said so far: Netflix has greenlit a live-action adaptation of One Piece, one of the best-selling manga series of all time. The 10-episode series comes from Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, the partnership between producer …

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Netflix Gets TV Anime ‘Great Pretender’ For Summer 2020

Wit Studio’s Great Pretender original anime series official website published the main cast list and a teaser visual this past Friday. TOHO animation also posted a teaser trailer, unveiling additional staff. The television anime will premiere on Fuji TV’s +Ultra programming block in Summer 2020. Netflix will stream the show exclusively. Here’s the Cast List: …

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Afro Samurai Creator Takashi Okazaki Makes His Marvel Debut With Werewolf by Night Cover

This April, you’ll be able to see the work of acclaimed Japanese artist, Takashi Okazaki, on the cover of the brand new series, Werewolf by Night! Known for creating the hit manga series Afro Samurai, which went on to inspire both an anime series and an Emmy-nominated television film, Okazaki now brings his incredible talent …

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Adidas & Pokémon Release Sportswear Line

Sportswear giant Adidas and one of the biggest manga franchise, Pokémon are teaming up to launch a line of retro-inspired sportswear for both kids and adults! Adidas new Pokémon line features shirts, shoes, and training gear in 8-bit graphics renditions bringing back nostolgia for the Game Boy days. Standing in the spotlight is the children’s …

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New Death Note Manga Art Revealed

New came out earlier this month that the first chapter of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note manga in 12 years, will be published in the next issue of Jump SQ magazine, which goes on sale in Japan on February 4. The cover illustration by artist Takeshi Obata has also now been revealed too! The first 10 pages …

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STAR WARS: LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER Manga Released

Move over, Baby Yoda! Earlier this week, VIZ Media released Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga. In conjunction with the launch, the Star Wars Twitter account posted a preview of the first few pages of one of the stories, where we see a young biology student’s encounter with Luke, along with the …

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Seven Seas Aquires License of THE ANCIENT MAGUS’ BRIDE Spin-Offs LIGHTNING JACK AND THE FAIRY INCIDENT and MAGICIAN BLUE

Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisitions of The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Psalm 75: Lightning Jack and the Fairy Incident by Kore Yamazaki, Yuu Godai, and Mako Oikawa and The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Psalm 108: Magician Blue by Kore Yamazaki, Makoto Sanda, and Isuo Tsukumo: two exciting new manga spin-offs for the bestselling franchise! …

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WHO SAYS WARRIORS CAN’T BE BABES? Comedy Manga Series To Release July 2020

Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of Who Says Warriors Can’t be Babes? by Taijiro, a hilarious fantasy manga about a woman warrior struggling on the battlefield of love! Inspired both by a call to justice and a totally massive crush on the Hero, one woman trained until she became the strongest fighter …

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MADE IN ABYSS ANTHOLOGY Manga To Be Published By Seven Seas

Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the Made in Abyss Anthology by a variety of creators–a collection of over a dozen short stories for the bestselling manga! In an era when the world has been scoured for secrets, one place remains unexplored–a massive cave system known as the Abyss, filled with monstrous …

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Seven Seas Fights the Zombie Apocalypse with License of KINGDOM OF Z Manga Series

Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Kingdom of Z by Saizo Harawata and Ron Watanuki, a sexy–and terrifying–zombie apocalypse adventure! Five days after a sudden and devastating zombie attack, Masaru is barely managing to survive by hiding out at his high school. Suddenly, he is rescued by two beautiful …

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ONE PUNCH MAN: A HERO NOBODY KNOWS

Take a look at the opening movie to One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, as Saitama and others take on villains to the song “Freaking Out!” by JAM Project. The game will be released on February 28, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Dark Horse to Publish Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise in Omnibus Format

Available for the first time in omnibus format, this volume collects parts 1-3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise. This official continuation of the hit Nickelodeon series is written by Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, New Super-Man) with series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with art by the renowned team …

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Kohta Hirano’s Hellsing Gets the Deluxe Hardcover Treatment from Dark Horse

The international sensation returns in deluxe hardcover editions, collecting Kohta Hirano’s manga masterpiece for the first time in its original 7x10 serialized format. Renowned for its action-packed approach to horror, Hellsing is gruesome fun turned up to eleven! With supernatural horrors haunting the streets and preying upon humanity, the shadowy Hellsing Organization fights back against …

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Marvel Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions Team up to Publish Ultraman Comics

Marvel Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions are excited to announce a collaboration that will bring new Ultraman stories to comics and graphic novels! Unveiled at Tokyo Comic Con, this new collaboration will launch in 2020. Ultraman has been a pop culture classic ever since its introduction in the 1960s, resulting in more than 50 years of …

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Jujutsu Kaisen Gets Anime Adaptation

Fans of the 2018 manga, Jujutsu Kaisen, can rejoice because news recently broke out that this quite new manga will be getting an anime adaptation! Twitter User Air_News01 broke the news via a translated website that the story of a high schooler, Yuuji, as he dives into a world of the supernatural will be brought …

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Fairy Tail Game Gets 5 New Playable Characters

Bandai Namco and developer Gust have announced five new playable characters for their future Fairy Tail game currently in development: Sting Eucliffe, Sherria Blendy, Rogue Cheney, Kagura Mikazuchi, and Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki. No character reveals for each as of yet, but more info is expected in the future. In the meantime, Famitsu. the Japanese magazine …

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Black Butler Anime Return to Funimation

Funimation released news on Wednesday that the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime and the first two seasons of the Black Butler anime will return to its streaming service. Both anime can be viewed in English and in Japanese with English subtitles. Funimation noted that more content from Aniplex is “coming soon” to its service. Funimation‘s home …

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VIZ ANNOUNCES NEW JUNJI ITO, SPLATOON MANGA AT ANIMENYC

VIZ Media featured the creators of Dr. Stone, Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi, at two panels, one in the largest event hall in the Javits Center, and the publisher announced two new print licenses during the show: Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show is a 4-panel gag manga based on the Nintendo game.  The first volume is scheduled for July …

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‘CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD’ DISCOVERS ‘TEAM DRAGON’S VANITY’

Bushiroad will release Cardfight!! Vanguard Extra Booster 12- Team Dragon’s Vanity on March 6. Team Dragon’s Vanity provides support for the clans used by the animated series’ Team Dragon, featuring Shadow Paladin, Narukami, and Aqua Force.  The new Extra Booster set will feature 15 reissue cards, including “Witch of Extirpation,” “Bhera;” “Dragon Danver,” “Eluisa,” “Blue Ward Command,” “Grim …

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My Hero Academia Tops The List

The 21st volume of the popular My Hero Academia franchise has taken the No. 3 spot of the November New York Times best-sellers list for graphic novels and manga. It is the first manga series to take the top three following the list’s reinstatement last month. The Times recently brought back the rankings for graphic …

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Vinland Saga’s Final Arc Being Completed By Makoto Yukimura

Manga creator Makoto Yukimura posted on Twitter on Sunday that he has started drawing the fourth and final arc of his Vinland Saga manga. In the Twitter post, he stated that the overall Vinland Saga manga is divided into four parts. Following the War, Slave, and Eastern Expedition arcs, the fourth arc will span over …

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BANDAI REVEALS ‘EVANGELION CARD GAME’

Bandai revealed two new sets for Evangelion Card Game, a Chrono Clash System card game, which will be released into trade in February 2020. The Evangelion Card Game will start off with two new sets. The first set, EV01, will feature Shinji Ikari and Rei Ayanami, and the second set, EV02, will showcase Asuka Shikinami …

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KUMA KUMA KUMA BEAR Light Novels and Manga Lisenced By Seven Seas

Seven Seas Entertainment will be publishing the Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear light novels and manga series by Kumanano, 029, and Sergei: the tale of a girl transported into her favorite video game world equipped with her magical bearsuit! Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO game to doing anything else, including going to …

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Yoru Sumino’s I HAD THAT SAME DREAM AGAIN Novel and Manga Omnibus To Be Published

The original novel and manga of I Had That Same Dream Again, a layered coming-of-age story by the creative team behind I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is set to be published by Seven Seas. An unhappy girl who engages in self-harm, a high schooler ostracized by her classmates, and an old woman looking to live …

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Seven Seas Licenses Another Ikuhara Hit with SARAZANMAI: REO AND MABU Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has recently acquired a number of licenses over the last week or so. The latest title to join Seven Seas is the self-contained manga Sarazanmai: Reo and Mabu by Kunihiko Ikuhara and Misaki Saitoh, a hilarious spin-off to the hit anime by the director of Revolutionary Girl Utena and Sailor Moon! Reo and Mabu, supernatural cops …

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Seven Seas Doubles Down on Penguins with License of PENGUINDRUM Novels

Seven Seas Entertainment has acquired PENGUINDRUM (Light Novel) by Kunihiko Ikuhara and Kei Takahashi, the novels for the supernatural anime by the acclaimed director of Revolutionary Girl Utena and Sarazanmai! Twins Kanba and Shoma live with their terminally ill little sister, Himari. One day, they visit the aquarium, a place full of warm memories for …

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Seven Seas Licenses LGBT+ Manga Series LOVE ME FOR WHAT I AM

Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of Love Me for What I Am by Kata Konayama, an LGBT+ manga about finding friendship and common ground at an untraditional maid café! Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to …

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MAKEUP IS NOT (JUST) MAGIC Manga Guide To Be Published

Seven Seas Entertainment has announce the license acquisition of Makeup is Not (Just) Magic: A Manga Guide to Cosmetics and Skin Care by Rotta Ikumi, an easy-breezy makeup tutorial in manga form! A young woman feels intimidated by the world of makeup, but she’s in luck–a glam friend is willing to walk her through it. Join …

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Seven Seas Licenses MY SENPAI IS ANNOYING Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced it will be publishing the manga series My Senpai is Annoying by Shiro Manta, a full-color workplace romcom that started as a popular webcomic in Japan! Igarashi is a hardworking young office lady. Takeda, the senpai above her at work, annoys her constantly–and yet she finds herself growing closer to him. …

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Seven Seas To Publish Tezuka Classic THE LEGEND OF DORORO AND HYAKKIMARU Manga Series

Seven Seas Entertainment has recently announced it will be publishing The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru by Satoshi Shiki, a modern remake of Osamu Tezuka’s legendary samurai tale about reclaiming stolen humanity! During Japan’s tumultuous Sengoku period, one man sells his son to a pack of devils in exchange for the power to rule. Forty-eight devils …

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Aim at the Stars with SAZAN & COMET GIRL Manga Omnibus

Seven Seas Entertainment has obtained the license acquisition of Sazan & Comet Girl by Yuriko Akase, a critically acclaimed, full-color manga adventure through the boundless reaches of outer space! Sazan, a young man from Earth, works on other planets and has seen his share of galactic oddities. But when he meets Mina, a red-headed girl …

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THE INVINCIBLE SHOVEL Light Novel Series Licensed By Seven Seas

Seven Seas Entertainment last week announced the license acquisition of The Invincible Shovel by Tsuchise Yasohachi and Yuuki Hagure (also known as Scoop Musou), a light novel series about a legendary miner who teams up with a runaway princess to combat demons and track down cursed jewels! Alan is the strongest miner in the world, able …

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Seven Seas Licenses LOVE ON THE OTHER SIDE – A NAGABE SHORT STORY COLLECTION Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has recently announced the license acquisition of Love on the Other Side by Nagabe, a poignant manga anthology about love and magic by the blockbuster creator! Love comes in many forms. A magnificent bird comforts a struggling girl; a vampire waltzes with a young lady at night; a blind girl lives with …

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New Gundam Build Diver Rize Manga To Be Released In November

Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine’s December issue revealed that the Gundam build franchise will be getting a new manga titled Gundam Build Diver Rize. The manga is going to launch in the next issue of the magazine scheduled on November 26. The magazine revealed that the manga will have the same creative team that was working …

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Netflix Releases Trailer For The New DISASTROUS LIFE OF SAIKI K. 6-Episode Miniseries

Back in February 2018 Shūichi Asō's gag comedy manga The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K. came to an end in Shuiesha's Weekly Shonen Jump. This did not stop the manga from returning to its 4-koma (4-panel) roots for a sequel this time going digital-only. It seems the continuation of the TV anime, and a few …

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Funimation To Bring Robotech To North America

Although it premiered in North America in 1985, the Robotech franchise is still going strong. A new comic book title was recently announced and now Funimation, who brings such legendary anime as Dragon Ball and One Piece to North America, has announced that they'll be bringing the iconic franchise to the West as well with …

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Manga Break for My Hero Academia Announced

My Hero Academia‘s manga has been growing bigger and bigger with each volume that comes out. Fans follow Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, and Katsuki Bakugo as they begin their mandatory work study under Endeavor, each of them is in search of their own ways to improve their hero skills. The series recently has announced it …

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New Saint Seiya Manga Teased

Saint Seiya has received a popularity boost ever since  Netflix was looking to not just bring back with the new anime series, Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, but also by adding the original animated series to the streaming service's ever growing anime catalogue. Much like so many other anime series, Saint Seiya was originally …

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October 2019 Manga Monthly Roundup

Check out the Manga Monthly, a roundup of the manga highlights in this month’s PREVIEWS catalog brought to you by Diamond. We have an incredibly diverse selection of books headed your way later this year, so be sure to pre-order your favorites today! Don't forget you can get them at 10% Off while on preorder …

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‘WEISS SCHWARZ’ DEEP DIVES INTO ‘SWORD ART ONLINE -ALICIZATION-‘

Busiroad will release Weiss Schwarz: Sword Art Online -Alicization- Booster Pack and Weiss Schwarz: Sword Art Online -Alicization- Trial Deck Plus on February 28, 2020. The Sword Art Online -Alicization- Booster Pack will feature a 100 types of cards, including 31 Parallel cards. Each pack has eight cards, and have a chance to contain a card signed by one of the …

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Fruits Basket Season 2 Releases First Trailer

Funimation has uploaded the first trailer for Fruits Basket Season 2, and the trailer looks very promising. The second season of Fruits Basket has been announced and will be coming out in 2020. The first season of the classic series re-aired back in April with a brand new animation and art style and ended the …

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Crunchyroll and Webtoon Teamup to Create Animated Series

Earlier this past week new broke out that Crunchyroll, the WarnerMedia subsidiary focused on publishing and distribution of anime and manga, has teamed with webcomic giant Webtoon for a new partnership that will see the two companies develop and produce new animated content based on Webtoon’s catalog of properties. According to Crunchyroll, the partnership will …

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John Cho Injured On ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Set, Thanks Fans For Support

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the anime/manga ‘Cowboy Bebop’ has shut down production for 7 to 9 months, following an on-set knee injury suffered by the show’s star, John Cho. The injury requires surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation period. Cho has been flown back to Los Angeles from Auckland, New Zealand, where the show is filming. …

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One-Punch Man Special Halloween Poster Released!

One-Punch Man's second season ended with a cliffhanger but fans can rejoice because rather then waiting for a Season 3 to conclude, Saitama will be returning for a special OVA event that focuses on an all new adventure. In order to celebrate the franchise, a brand new Halloween poster has been released that takes some …

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My Hero Academia PEZ Candies Coming Soon

One of the hottest manga crosses over with the legendary candy! Pez was created in 1927 (believe it or not) as an alternative to smoking, and overtime Pez Candies have managed to create a legacy for itself by incorporating some of the biggest franchises in the world into how their candies are dispensed. Pez dispenser …

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The Pocket Monsters Manga Is Ending After 23 Years

Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine announced last Friday that Kōsaku Anakubo's Pocket Monsters manga will end in the magazine's November issue on October 15 after 23 years of pubication Pocket Monsters is a manga series that is created by Kosaku Anakubo, having been printed for 23 years, it's one of the oldest parts of …

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Titan Releases Robotech: Remix Trailer

A radical reimagining of the Sci Fi mecha anime classic. A new Robotech saga starts now! Robotech is reborn from the ashes of Event Horizon! Writer Brenden Fletcher (Motorcrush, Isola) and artist Elmer Damaso (Robotech/Voltron, Marvel Mangaverse) boot up Robotech: Remix, an all-new series that will take beloved characters and iconic mecha to places fans …

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NYCC19: Viz & Disney Team Up

During the Castlevania Panel held at the  NYCC19 last Friday, Viz Media announced that it is partnering with Disney to release manga based on Disney properties. Viz announced it will release a book titled Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker, which will feature artwork by manga creator duo Akira Himekawa ( The Legend of …

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NYCC19: VIZ Announces Its Summer Lineup 2020 For Manga & Light Novels

More news coming out of New York Comic Con this weekend as VIZ Media announced several manga and light novels that they’ll release next summer of 2020. You can find below a short list of what was so far announced, with more posts coming as more info is released and gathered. 2020 VIZ Summer Lineup …

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NYCC 2019: MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON 4 TEASED BY CAST

A teaser of  Funimation's My Hero Academia Season 4 was unveiled Friday at Madison Square Garden during NYCC and fans were offered an enticing glimpse of Izuku Midoriya trying to impress Sir Nighteye in a short but sensational tease. The worldwide anime sensation revolves around Young Izuku Midoriya and his classmate friends at U.A. High …

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Seis Manos Now On Netflix!

If you ever wanted to watch Narcos with martial arts elements and in anime style, now is your chance. Seis Manos, is the first original anime from VIZ Media, in partnership with Powerhouse Animation Studios and Netflix, is now showing on Netflix. Set in 1970s Mexico, this R-rated eight-episode animated series is created by Brad …

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Seven Seas License of WELCOME TO SUCCUBUS HIGH! Manga for Ghost Ship Imprint

Seven Seas announced on Friday that it has licensed Knuckle Curve's Welcome to Succubus High! (Succubus Gakuen no Inu!!) adult manga as part of its Ghost Ship imprint. Here is what Seven Seas had to say: Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of Welcome to Succubus High! by Knuckle Curve, a …

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VIZ MEDIA December 2019 Solicitations

Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 8 By Io Sakisaka Futaba Yoshioka has encountered her first love again in high school, but he seems different from the boy she once knew. Wanting closure, Futaba decides to confess to Kou and hear his response. Meanwhile, Toma has decided it's time for him to pursue Futaba. For teen audiences. …

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Sony Merges Anime Streaming Businesses Under Funimation

Late last September, 24th September to be exact, Sony Pictures Television announced that they are joining forces with Aniplex to consolidate three Sony-owned distribution companies into a single joint venture. Funimation (United States), Madman Anime Group (Australia), and Wakanim (France) will be consolidated into a single joint venture, which will be consolidated and operate under …

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KFC Releases Finger Licking PC Anime Dating Game

A couple of weeks ago KFC stunned video game fans by announcing a brand new game featuring the company's mascot, Colonel Sanders. It got really strange when the game was revealed to be a dating simulator with Colonel Sanders as the prized companion. The game—called "I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating …

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Matt Owens To Be Screenwriter For ‘One Piece’ U.S. Adaptation

Matt Owens will be the main screenwriter for the planned live-action Hollywood TV series adaptation of the “One Piece” pirate manga and anime franchise. The news was announced in the 34th issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump comic anthology published on July 22. Owens is known for penning the scripts for “Luke Cage,” a Netflix …

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Animax Asia To Air New Seven Deadly Sins TV Anime on October 9

Animax Asia announced on Wednesday that it will air The Seven Deadly Sins -Imperial Wrath of the Gods (Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin), the new television anime series based on Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga, beginning on October 9 at 10:30 p.m. GMT +8. The anime will premiere in Japan on TV …

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Pirate Manga Site Operators Used Overseas Banks To Hide Money

Operators of the now-closed pirate site Manga-Mura, one of the largest illegal Japanese comics-viewing websites that hosted copies of popular manga such as “One Piece,” used multiple bank accounts overseas to conceal the flow of money, investigative sources said Wednesday. Police believe 27-year-old Romi Hoshino, who was arrested Tuesday after having been listed on an …

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Pirate Manga Website Operator Arrested In Japan

Japanese police arrested a 27-year-old man on board a plane Tuesday as he was being deported from the Philippines for allegedly operating an illegal manga-viewing website that hosted copies of popular comics such as "One Piece." Romi Hoshino, who had been wanted over copyright infringement for running the now-closed pirate site Manga-Mura, was sent back …

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Seven Seas Licenses Goodbye, My Rose Garden Yuri Manga Series

Seven Seas is At Your Service with License of GOODBYE, MY ROSE GARDEN Yuri Manga Series Originally posted by Seven Seas on September 18th, 2019 Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Goodbye, My Rose Garden by Dr. Pepperco, a beautifully illustrated period romance between a noblewoman and her maid! …

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2nd Season Officially Announced for Fruits Basket Anime

Fruits Basket Season 2 was confirmed to be in production immediately following the airing of Fruits Basket 2019 Episode 25. Unlike the one produced by Studio Deen in 2001, this new adaptation promised to be more faithful to the original manga series and is even being overseen by Natsuki Takaya (creator of the manga) herself. …

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Seven Seas Licenses Syrup Yuri Manga Anthology

 Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the license acquisition of the Syrup yuri anthology, a collection of short manga about adult women in love by some of the hottest names in the industry! Beyond the tales of high school girls in the first bloom of love, stories of grown women yearn to be told. The Syrup collection …

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“Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot” Gives out An Official Release Date For 2020

Bandai Namco has had a few announcements coming out of Tokyo Game Show 2019, among them being an official release date for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. We now know that the company will be releasing the action RPG title on January 17th, 2020 of PC, Ps4, and Xbox One. We also now know that the Buu …

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Dragon Ball Super’s Final Episode Date Announced By Toonami

Dragon Ball Super is coming to an end! Although Dragon Ball Super anime came to an end some time ago in Japan (gathering massive crowds around the world to see it), the English dubbed version is still showing on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block. Given the finale has to come at some point, Cartoon Network …

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Fairy Tail RPG Will Be A Turn-based Battle System

Fans of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga and its ongoing anime adaptation will have a video game to look forward to soon. Koei Tecmo announced a Fairy Tail RPG from developer Gust, with the game lined up for a 2020 launch on PS4, Switch, and PC. So for  it was revealed that this new Fairy …

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WarnerMedia’s Crunchyroll Invests In VIZ Media Europe Group

Crunchyroll, the anime streaming-service division of WarnerMedia’s Otter Media and VIZ Media Europe Group announced earlier month that an agreement has been signed between the two companies to unite VIZ Media Europe Group’s distributors, licenses, and partners together with Crunchyroll’s global platform of more than 50 million users. As a result of the newly announced …

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Doraemon 40th Movie Title Called ‘Nobita’s New Dinosaur’

Doraemon's  latest installment will be called “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s New Dinosaur.” It will be the 40th film in the franchise series and will be released in March 2020, revisiting the series' starting point which as the title suggests - dinosaurs. Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio, under …

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2 More Seasons for The Rising of The Shield Hero Anime

During the  Crunchyroll Expo last Sunday, Crunchyroll took the oppurtunity to announce that The Rising of The Shield Hero anime will be getting another two seasons. Although the company did not state when the new seasons will start it did  reveal a new visual for the anime. The new key visual teases the “next stage” …

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Creator of ‘One Piece’, Eiichiro Oda, Aims to Finish Main Story Within 5 years

With its cool art style and memorable characters, One Piece is one of the longest running manga ever. It began life back in July 1997 and to date the story already has 93 published volumes with more on the way. It is probably one of the best selling manga of all time with over 450 …

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New Naruto Game for the PC and Mobile Phones

Naruto fans can rejoice this Winter as a new game is slated to be released both on the PC and mobile platforms. The new game will be called Naruto X Boruto Ninja Tribes and will be released via a partnership between Crunchyroll and Bandai Namco. This game is set to increase the popularity of the …

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SAINT SEIYA AWAKENING: KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC

YOOZOO Games is teaming up with developer Tencent and Masami Kurumada - known throughout the world as the creator of Saint Seiya - to publish  Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac, an rpg for both pc and mobile platforms. Saint Seiya is one of the longest (and most loved) running manga/anime franchises to ever …

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Manga industry loses $3 billion in Piracy

Wataru Adachi, a 37-year-old man was arrested on August 10th 2019 for allegedly running an illegal manga-viewing website that hosted copies of “One Piece.” He was suspected of uploading unauthorized digital versions of this popular manga in May 2017 on a site called Mangamura which allowed internet surfers to read these pirated manga. Adachi withheld …

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Hellboy & Devilman Team-up in Japan!

Earlier this year, Neil Marshall's  Hellboy reboot opened in the U.S. on April 12 with much fanfare to the anticipation of Hellboy fans everywhere. The movie starred David Harbour (Stranger Things) in the titular role and was expected to be the first of a string of Hellboy movies. Sadly it was not the success fans …

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New ‘Sailor Moon Eternal’ Movie to be released in 2020

"Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal," will be the newest animated movie in this hit franchise, set to debut in 2020 in cinemas around Japan. This news was announced during the Usagi Birthday Special Party 2019, a fan club event. Previously, it was announced that the fourth season of the "Sailor Moon Crystal" animated series - …

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New One Piece Film Released This Summer

One Piece is probably one of the longest running manga to ever hit the newstand. This year it turns 20 and to celebrate its anniversary the producers of this franchise have released a new film this summer to the joy of fans worldwide. "One Piece Stampede" is the title of this new movie and its …

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New Duranki Manga launched by Berserk’s creator Kentarou Miura!

Long time Berserk fans can rejoice as news unfolds that it's creator, Kentarou Miura, will finally publish the Duranki manga which is based on his original work in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine issue 17. Issue 17 is set to hit newstands on September 9th. It was also revealed on Friday that Miura will also be …

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