from Bill, November 3rd, 2014 4:47 pm, comic book, Japan



First printing sold out; second printing in stores for holidays!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Who’s that girl with the long green ponytails you’ve been seeing everywhere? It’s Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid—the synthesizer superstar who’s singing your song! Dark Horse Comics’ first edition of Unofficial Hatsune Mix landed in the New York Times Manga Top 10 list and sold out of bookstores across the nation within the first month of release!

She’s a global cybercelebrity and a cosplay favorite at conventions. Now Miku’s original illustrator, KEI, brings you Unofficial Hatsune Mix—an omnibus manga of the musical adventures (and misadventures!) of Miku and her fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, and more—in both beautiful black-and-white and charming color!

Over 170,000 music videos have been uploaded to YouTube using Miku as the singer. Miku has appeared in ads from Toyota USA, Domino’s, and most recently the Late Show with David Letterman.

The second printing of Unofficial Hatsune Mix will be in comic shops November 19 and in bookstoresDecember 2! Preorder your copy of this bestseller today!



About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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from julian, September 24th, 2014 5:55 pm, Anime/Manga News, Art, Entertainment, Movies, TV & Movie News



Blu-ray & DVD (Extended Edition) To Be Released October 7, 2014

Includes: Uncut Version and Theatrical Versions of the Movie

Flower Mound, TX – (September 22, 2014) – After its successful theatrical release to over 800 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada, FUNimation is preparing you to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before- on Blu-ray and DVD October 7th 2014!

“…some of the most exhilarating fight sequences I’ve ever seen.” - IGN.com

Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!  For Film Trailers, Wall Papers and everything Dragon Ball Z, visit and link to: www.dragonballz.com

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

“…I highly recommend it.” – Indiewire’s Animation Scoop


  • Includes: Uncut Version and Theatrical Versions of the Movie
  • Format: Blu-ray& DVD
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Closed Captioning: No
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Aspect Ratio: 16×9
  • Main Feature Audio: Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1,Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 2.0,Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 5.1, English 5.1 Surround, Japanese 2.0,Japanese 5.1 Surround
  • Special Feature Audio: Dolby TrueHD: English 2.0,Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 2.0,English 2.0,Japanese 2.0
  • Main Feature Runtime: 105
  • Special Feature Runtime: 33
  • Region: A|1
  • Number of Blu-ray Discs: 1
  • Number of DVDs: 2
  • Studio: FUNimation
  • UPC: 704400015649

About FUNimation® Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com or FUNimation Channel.

high-quality Gundam porcelain.
from Rob, August 26th, 2014 6:04 am, Anime/Manga News

There is now, with high-quality Gundam porcelain.

For its latest bit of Gundam marketing, merchandiser extraordinaire Bandai has teamed up with Noritake, a Japanese manufacturer of fine china. The companies are offering two different types of anime ceramics, with the more practical being these teacups inspired by villainousGundam siblings Gihren and Garma Zabi.




Both items can be preordered through the Premium Bandai website (here and here), with shipping scheduled for December. As a respected porcelain maker, though, Noritake’s wares don’t come cheap. A single Zabi cup and saucer will set you back 7,776 yen (US$77), while M’qube’s prized vase costs 41,040 yen.

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A tribute to Gene Kelly go Watch “義足のMoses” on YouTube
from Rob, August 26th, 2014 5:53 am, Anime/Manga News

義足のMoses: http://youtu.be/byAfC5yW_hw

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German airlines artwork like where’s Waldo
from Rob, August 26th, 2014 5:43 am, Japanese Culture

German airline Lufthansa has put together a campaign that features images of 14 different destinations they fly to, drawn by artists of each respective country. The title of the campaign is ‘Passengers on tour’ and each image is a ‘hidden object cartoon’ featuring stylized representations of the country’s culture, famous landmarks, animals, and so on.

In the midst of all the business in each image, an airline passenger is hidden, holding a suitcase with the Lufthansa logo and the idea is for you to find them. It’s basically like looking for Wally in the Where’s Wally? series (or Waldo for all you Americans out there). Remember spending hours poring over a particularly packed picture then finally giving up in frustration, only to have his stripey jumper practically jump off the page at you when you come back to it later? Good times.

To start you off, here we have Japan represented in one bright and busy image exploding with movement and bold colors. The picture is crammed with things that represent Japanese culture, from anime characters to folk craft objects like daruma and maneki-nekoHow many references do you recognise? And where is that pesky passenger?


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Power Morphicon Live – Sale and Streaming Event!
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 4:52 pm, comic book, Japan

Power Morphicon Live
Sale and Streaming Event!

Power Morphicon will be here in one short week, but Shout! Factory’s Power Morphicon Live sale starts today! Rocket over to PowerMorphiconLive.com to check out the Saban DVD Collections (Power RangersTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, VR TroopersBeetleborgs). There’ll be discounts, free shipping, social media giveaways, contests, and a free collectible poster (with qualifying purchases). Be sure to check it out before the sale ends September 2nd.

Power Porphincon Live

Can’t make it to Pasadena for Power Morphicon? On Saturday, August 23rd, we’ll be live-streaming straight from the Power Morphicon floor! You can enjoy all of the excitement and action from your computer, tablet or mobile device. And it’s totally FREE. VisitPowerMorphiconLive.com for all of the details.

Check out these products and more — on sale at PowerMorphiconLive.com:

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Shipping This Week: 24″ Head-to-Tail Godzilla Action Figure with Sound!
from Bill, July 22nd, 2014 4:50 pm, comic book, Entertainment, Japan, Movies, Toys


Shipping This Week: 24″ Head-to-Tail Godzilla Action Figure with Sound!

ALERT: Godzilla has reached land! The massive 24″ Head-to-Tail Godzilla Action Figure with Sound has made landfall and will be shipping out to retailers this week. Soon the aisles at your local store will be filled with the roaring of the mighty Godzilla! For more ferocious images and to hear Godzilla roar, visit our awesome […]

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