PLANZET Available on May 22nd
Japanese culture aficionado Danny Choo brings the second season of his hit show Culture Japan to Crunchyroll today
On February 9th, 2012, the Digital Manga Guild’s new website went live! Our tech guys and graphic designers put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (well, it probably wasn’t THAT dramatic, but they did work hard!) into the design and function of the site.
HOUSTON, February 9, 2012— Sentai Filmworks once again returns to the world of the strangest samurai odd jobs ever with the company’s announcement of their licensing of GINTAMA – THE MOVIE, the latest installment in the hugely successful GINTAMA animated series based on the GIN TAMA manga series by Hideaki Sorachi. Following the wise, ancient and possibly Japanese adage of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the 95 minute feature film reunites most of the key staff of the TV series. Director, Shinji Takamatsu (SCHOOL RUMBLE) and writer Akatsuki Yamatoya (To LOVE RU, SOUL EATER) handle the story components of the film, while animation director Shinji Takeuchi (SAMURAI CHAMPLOO) once again takes up the task of adapting Sorachi’s original character designs for film.
Industry and Fan Panel/Workshop Application Available Online Now
An Outspoken Outsider With Amazing Singing Talent Tries To Fit In And Still Maintain Her Hard Edge In The Latest Manga Series From VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat Imprint
Official Hotel Room Blocks Open and Special Passport and Hotel Room Block Only Benefits and Discounts for this Summer’s Most Anticipated Fan Event
Written by Jim (Skullkickers) Zub, Illustrated by Shun Hong Chan in stores May 2012 from UDON and Diamond Distribution
JAPANESE ICONIC ROCK BAND, L’ARC~EN~CIEL, TO RELEASE TWELFTH STUDIO ALBUM, “BUTTERFLY” IN THE U.S. ON FEBRUARY 8, 2012 VIA ITUNES
(February 7, 2012) — “BUTTERFLY,” the long-awaited new album from one of the most celebrated Japanese rock bands, L’Arc~en~Ciel, will be released in North America (U.S.), Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico on Wednesday; February 8, 2012 via iTunes. Described by Kerrang! as “The biggest band you’ve never heard of”, L’Arc~en~Ciel has sold over 40 million records and will also return to the U.S. in 2012, for the 2nd time in 20 years, on March 25th with a historic performance at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. More information can be found at www.LArc-en-Ciel.com <http://www.LArc-en-Ciel.com>
15 New Shonen Jump Series Now Available For Barnes & Noble’s 7-Inch NOOK© Devices, Including BAKUMAN?, BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, ONE PIECE And More!
First Squad is a Russian/Japanese collaborative animation effort that produced a dramatic WWII film with supernatural terrors amidst the horrors of war. Nadya is a teenager with the second sight, she can see the future. She was taken in and trained by the Soviet military to fight against the evil rise of the Nazi regime. However, when the SS raise the dead to try to defeat Russia, Nadya must use her own talents to contact the dead and fight the unstoppable.
Life hasn’t been fair to Koyomi Morishita. Even though she’s in high school, she’s so short that everyone assumes she’s still in grade school. The boys and girls in her school tease her mercilessly, and she’s not exactly graceful either. On the other hand, she’s still better off than Yumiko, who has a magician trying to kill her… or at least, Koyomi was until their paths crossed! Fortunately, salvation arrives in the form of master mage and graduate student Misa Anehara, who agrees to take Koyomi under her wing in learning the new style of magic, which breaks enchantment down into sequences of code. That’ll be quite a task, given that so far Koyomi’s talent seems to consist of making washbasins randomly fall out of the sky. But if it was easy, it wouldn’t be magic, would it?
Life’s never been a breeze for Rin Okumura, he’s never been to bright and he has a knack for landing himself in trouble far to often, but when he’s accepted into True Cross academy to be trained up as an exorcist he thinks hes found a place where he fits in. Unfortunately, his friends have now seen his blue flame and his demonic powers first hand and are avoiding him like the plague! Rins brother Yukio is also riddled with uncertainties after an encounter with an exorcist/demon makes him question his motives and purpose.
Nanami has been chosen to be the shrine deity even though she’s human. But being a shrine goddess sure does make it hard to focus on human things like attending school and keeping up with friends. Plus it doesn’t help that she’s developing a god-sized crush on her way too pretty guardian fox spirit guy, the cunning and handsome Tomoe!
HOUSTON, February 6, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its license of PLANZET, a science fiction tale of invasion and human struggle and survival. The creation of writer, director and character designer Jun Awazu, the movie is presented by industry innovator CoMix Wave (5CM Per Second, Hoshizora Kiseki) and has been featured at festivals such as the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. CGI is directed by Shin Miyahara (Karas: The Prophecy) and music is by Shingo Terasawa with the main theme being sung by Chitose Hajime (Blood+).