Viz Media Visits Jojo’s First Bizarre Adventures with Phantom Blood
Like many a viewer, I’ve recently been enjoying the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure anime on Crunchyroll. Dark, twisted, and never more funny than when it’s trying not to be! Viz Media has released a number of Jojo volumes in English, but has never published the initial arc that this anime is based upon. It was tidy timing then that they made their recent license announcement:
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Phantom Blood – Hirohiko Araki
Viz Media Licenses Pokemon Adventures X & Y For Perfect Square
Viz Media knows what the people want and they aim to license ‘em all. The publisher announced via press release last week that they’d licensed the manga adaption of Nintendo’s newest Pokemon games:
Pokemon Adventures X & Y - Hidenori Kusaka & Satoshi Yamamoto
Digital Manga Launches New Kickstarter for Tezuka’s Captain Ken
I’m not sure what surprises me more these days – how many different Osamu Tezuka titles I’ve never heard of, or how many of them Digital Manga takes to Kickstarter. Really, neither facts should shock me. Osamu Tezuka created over 700 volumes worth of manga (according to Wikipedia), and Digital Manga’s previous Kickstarters, which covered five Tezuka titles, were all successful.
Earlier this week, Digital Manga announced their newest Kickstarter, this time for a print edition of Osamu Tezuka’s Captain Ken. Last year DMP announced that they’d acquired the rights to Tezuka’sentire available library.
The 2014 Vertical tour continues this week with a return trip to Canada! This time we head on up to Anime North to work a Vertical table with our friends at The Beguiling!
We should have a few early books at the show too (if shipments get through customs in time) -
Mobile Suit Gundam: The ORIGIN part 4
Flowers of Evil vol 10
Cardfight!! Vanguard vol 2 with Trading Card
Knights of Sidonia vol 9
If you happen to be attending the show, please pass by and say hi, and more importantly check out the books!
Viz Media Confirms Print Edition World Trigger, Will Reprint Jojo
Viz Media’s been dropping little bits of news throughout the past few weeks, resulting in plenty of good news for print fans. Time for a round-up!
Yen Press Launches Light Novel Imprint – Yen On
Yen Press’s new manga titles weren’t the only treat they had in store for Sakura Con 2014. The publisher also announced a brand new imprint – Yen On – dedicated to the publication of Japanese light novels. As the name directly implies, light novels are novels only… light, meaning not as dense or lengthy as most novels we’re accustomed to. They also have accompanying artwork inside.
Dark Horse Licenses Legal Drop and Oreimo Spin-Offs at SakuraCon 2014
Even when you’re pretty sure something is going to happen, that doesn’t make it any less sweet when it occurs. At the recent-ish Sakura Con, Dark Horse announced five new manga licenses, including a new CLAMP license rescue:
Drug & Drop – CLAMP
Legal Drug – CLAMP
OPUS – Satoshi Kon
Oreimo: Kuroneko – Sakura Ikeda
Seraphim: 266613336 Wings – Satoshi Kon & Mamoru Oshii
Yen Press Kicks Off Con Season with New Manga at Sakura Con 2014
Earlier in the month Yen Press released their first big wave of news for 2014, starting with a number of new manga licenses at Sakura Con:
King of Eden – Takashi Nagasaki & SangCheol Lee
Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara – Suu Minazuki
Love at Fourteen – Fuka Mizutani
The Angel of Elhamburg – Aki
TCAF Adds Third and Fourth Manga Guests With Akira Himekawa
Toronto Comics Art Fest just keeps sweetening the pot for its attendees, and possibly proving itself to be the best venue for meeting manga artists in North America. TCAF organizers recently announced that manga-duo Akira Himekawa would be attending as one of their 2014 featured guests.