Anime/Manga

VIZ Media Presents the Naruto Shippuden Rasengan Collection

Minasan, ohaiyo! With the holiday shopping season fully underway, we’ve got the perfect gift for that ninja in your life in the form of an anime box set that packs a literal punch. The Rasengan Collection, published by our friends at VIZ Media, brings together four incredible Naruto adventures on Blu-ray for the very first time. It includes Naruto Shippuden: Bonds, Naruto Shippuden: The Movie, Naruto Shippuden: Will of fire, and Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower. Packed with... Read More

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Scarlet Beriko’s Yaoi Manga JACKASS! (a.k.a. “When Your Best Friend Has a Pantyhose Fetish”)

Warning: The following review for SuBLime’s JACKASS! contains spoilers and sexually suggestive content. Reader discretion is advised. Earlier this month SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, released the translation of Scarlet Beriko’s JACKASS!, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Beriko’s best known for her other yaoi works such as Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, Minori no Te, and Joou to Shitateya, and she brought her A-game with... Read More

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Abi Umeda’s Post-apocalyptic Manga Children of the Whales Coming in November

VIZ Media’s given sci-fi/fantasy and manga fans alike reason to rejoice with the newly announced English-language translation of Abi Umeda’s Children of the Whales. An anime adaptation of the manga series is currently airing in Japan with plans for a worldwide Netflix release in 2018, but just as they say, “The book is way better than the movie,” so too go manga and anime. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small... Read More

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Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 1 Continues the Gory Delight of the First Series

The following review is spoiler-free, so read without fear. Volume 1 of Tokyo Ghoul:re provided courtesy of VIZ Media. Ohayo, minasan! Hot on the heels of the smash-hit English-language release for Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga series, VIZ Media is keeping up the Donner Party momentum with Tokyo Ghoul:re. The sequel follows Haise Sasaki, a Ghoul Investigator in the Ghoul Countermeasure Bureau (CCG). Sasaki has been tasked with teaching the Quinx Squad, humans inplanted with... Read More

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Waiting for One-Punch Man Season Two? VIZ Media’s Got You Covered

It’s a bird, it’s a plan, it’s the Blu-ray/DVD box set collection anime fans have been waiting for—VIZ Media has finally released the first season of One-Punch Man! What began back in 2009 as a webcomic published by manga artist One (and later adapted for Weekly Shōnen Sunday with illustrator Yusuke Murata) has since taken the anime world by storm. Airing back in late 2015, One-Punch Man follows the adventures of Saitama, hero for fun and profit. After three... Read More

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Blue Exorcist Returns After a Five-Year Hiatus with the Kyoto Saga

Warning: The following article contains some spoilers from season one of Blue Exorcist. Sometimes a brand new anime makes a huge splash when it debuts, leaving fans biting their teeth for the year or two wait until the second season. Other times the gap stretches out further and further, with little or no word from the studio as to when a captivating show will return; this is usually followed with resigning acceptance that the anime is never coming back—and then there’s Blue... Read More

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Sailor Moon R: The Movie Coming to American Theaters This January

You may want to sit down before you read this, fellow Moonies–I can hardly contain my own excitement. At the most recent Moonlight Party (number six to be exact), Viz Media and Toei Animation announced a fully remastered theatrical release of Sailor Moon R: The Movie, set to hit the big screen in January! The select theater release will include a mixture of uncut English dub and original Japanese with subtitles versions, all dependent upon the survey results that Eleven Arts is... Read More

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Box Cover Legendary Pokémon, Players Characters, a New Rival, and More Revealed in the Newest Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer

A new trailer was released a few days ago from the Pokémon Company, unveiling a whole plethora of details on the forthcoming installments of the long-running RPG franchise, Pokémon Sun  and Moon. As is often the case for the Pokémon on the games’ box art, the “version mascot” usually figure prominently into the storyline.  Since Generation 2 (back in 1999, for those keeping track), each Pokémon featured on the cover’s often an immensely-powerful, once-a-game creature,... Read More

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Pokémon: Johto League Champions Complete DVD Collection Released by VIZ Media

A few days ago, fans of the wildly popular Pokémon franchise were given an unexpected treat from VIZ Media, one of the biggest distributors and publishers of both anime and manga in North America: Pokémon: Johto League Champions – The Complete Collection released on DVD. The six-disc set features all  fifty-two episodes from the massively beloved anime. You can buy it here for the amazing sale price of $33.89, a whopping 32% off the initial release total! From the sprawling... Read More

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All Systems Are Go! Pokémon GO, That Is

Niantic Labs, creators of the wildly popular Ingress augmented reality game, have just announced that registration for its most recent project, Pokémon GO , is going public. I had the pleasure of playing a tech demo a few months back, and I can tell you that this game’s definitely worth the wait. Built for iOS and Android platforms, the game’s due out sometime in 2016. Pokémon GO combines mobile-location technology using your mobile devices GPS function and augmented reality... Read More