Get ready for the voodoo that she do in Skip Beat! Hell may hath no fury like a woman scorned but I doubt anyone’s fury has ever been quite like Kyoko’s! She’s been done hard and bad by that worthless ex-boyfriend Sho. He used her and discarded her and now he’s a super popular ‘talento’ singer and commercial poster boy. Kyoko may have been a pure mouse once, but not anymore! Now she’s learning all about voodoo curses, hexes and anything negative to feed her demons and take out Sho the one way she thinks will truly strike him down – by becoming a rival talent and outshining his stardom!

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The large, heavy full color book shines with a multitude of concept art, production sketches, animation stills, and full color production art from the new feature film: The Secret World of Arrietty, by Studio Ghibli. This is the same studio that brought Oscar award nominated Spirited Away and the stellar Howl’s Moving Castle. Now doing its take on The Borrowers by Mary Norton, This Japanese theatrical anime adaptation of the English novel has a screenplay written by renowned director and writer Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, and is directed by the highly respected Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Collected in these pages are but a piece of the incredible film The Secret World of Arrietty.

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DAWN OF THE ARCANA VOLUME 1

Posted On February - 16 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

DAWN OF THE ARCANA © 2009 Rei TOMA/Shogakukan

An engrossing new fantasy series, Dawn of the Arcana has a lot that engages. It has mystery, danger, and a love triangle all within the very first volume.

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HOUSTON, February16, 2012— Sentai Filmworks cordially invites you to enter a world where magic lives and sorcerers duel for the right to survive in FATE/STAY NIGHT: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS.  TV series director Yuji Yamaguchi (Strawberry Eggs) returns to helm this theatrical endeavor with screenplay by Takuya Sato (Inu X Boku SS).  Original character designs are by Takashi Takeuchi (Canaan, Garden of Sinners) and music is by veteran Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Eden of the East).  Sentai Filmworks’ release will feature an English dub produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment.

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Yokohama, Japan — February 15th, 2012 — HearJapan is back with a new, more powerful site and an exclusive (and crazy) new release!

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One of Many U.S. Film Premieres Happening this June 15-17, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Hilton! Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference!

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HIMAWARI SEASON 1

Posted On February - 15 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

SYNOPSIS:
Himawari Hinata is NOT your typical Japanese school girl. In fact, ever since being rescued by a ninja when she was younger, her greatest ambition has been to become one herself. Now, finally, she’s got her shot at her dreams: the opportunity to study at Shinobi Gakuen in the Village of Mist, the elite academy where kunoichi, female ninjas, are trained.

 

Unfortunately, Himawari isn’t as prepared as some of her fellow candidates and, on her very first day in the village, she ends up being saved by one of her teachers! To add to the embarrassment, the person who rescued her isn’t even a ninja. He’s Hayato Marikoji and HIS duty is to teach the ninja how to act like a normal person like himself.

 

With that inauspicious start, will Himawari ever be able to gain entrance to the school? And if she does, can she meet the rigorous standards demanded by her teachers? And why does Hayato remind her so much of an important person from her past? With a whole school full of ninjas, there’s certain to be more going on than meets the eye!

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KEKKAISHI SET 2

Posted On February - 14 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

SYNOPSIS:
Yoshimori’s brother Masamori has loads of advice for his little brother, but whether or not Yoshimori takes it remains to be seen. Then a mysterious kekkaishi named Gen shows up at the Karasumori site to help out, and Tokine has her hands full keeping Gen and Yoshimori focused on fighting ayakashi instead of each other! Contains episodes 14 to 26 on 3 discs in a slim hard shell case.

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GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA VOLUME 4

Posted On February - 14 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Wanted and on the run for the murder of  Duke Rhodonite, the troupe finally make their way to confront Le Senat in search of the Black Oratorio. Instead of a council of decrepit old politicians the group is surprised to find that the elderly members of Le Senat are in fact children! They have found a way to keep themselves alive momentarily in hopes of creating a brighter future and challenging the Queen’s rule, but is it time to pass the reigns on and let go of long forgotten feuds and practices?

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MAOH: JUVENILE REMIX VOLUME 8

Posted On February - 14 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Extreme changes occur in the series. The protagonist, our hero, Ando, is dead. His younger brother Junya is ripped apart by the loss. Although he descends into despair and tries to pick himself back up, the normal life he had is over. Junya is intent to find the one who killed his brother and he is willing to do so by any means necessary!

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PLANZET Available on May 22nd

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Japanese culture aficionado Danny Choo brings the second season of his hit show Culture Japan to Crunchyroll today

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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.

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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.

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Industry and Fan Panel/Workshop Application Available Online Now

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