Astra Lost in Space Hurls Readers to the Far Reaches

Kids in peril seem to be quite popular with pop culture fans these days. From the Hunger Games series to VIZ Media’s upcoming new release, The Promised Neverland, death and danger force them to confront issues far beyond their age. Now you can add one more title from the largest manga publisher stateside to that “dire situation” wishlist: Astra Lost in Space. First serialized by Weekly Shōnen Jump, this sci-fi manga blends survival with laughs wonderfully. Itʼs the... Read More


Get Ready to Sink Your Teeth Into The Promised Neverland

VIZ Media continues to roll out disturbingly gripping new manga this holiday season with the dystopian series The Promised Neverland. A sinister secret threatens the Grace Field House orphanage in this weekly Shonen Jump masterpiece. The story centers around Emma, Norman, and Ray, the brightest children at the orphanage. They enjoy an idyllic life. Good food, clean clothes, and the perfect learning environment under the watchful eye of their caretaker, Isabella.... Read More


Children of the Whales Reimagines the Post-Apocalyptic Genre

The following review of Children of the Whales is spoiler-free, so feel free to read on without fear. In just a few days, VIZ Media is releasing the first English-translation volume of Abi Umeda’s Children of The Whales. The manga puts a refreshing fantasy spin on the post-apocalyptic genre; as my first foray into Japanese comics it did not disappoint! To be blunt, Children of the Whales is simply amazing, with beautifully developed visual storytelling reflecting the human condition.... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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