Posts Tagged ‘anime’

Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Is Unleashed On VIZAnime.Com

Posted 09 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Anime, Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel MenendezNaoki Urasawa's Monster is unleashed on VIZAnime.com

Anime fans have yet another reason to log onto Vizanime.com this week with the release of Naoki Urasawa’s animated series “Monster” on the website.

“Monster” is an anime crime thriller that is based on an acclaimed manga series and boasts political intrigue, conspiracy and murder aplenty. With suspense layered at every turn, this is a must see for all anime enthusiasts.

The series was launched uncut on May 6th, with episodes 1-15 available immediately for free. Each week there will be a further 15 episodes released for all you anime fans out there with the concluding episodes 61-74 streaming on June 3rd. In addition to being made available on Vizanime.com, the episodes will also be made available on streaming content provider www.Hulu.com. Read More

VIZ Media Announces Season Finale Of Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan

Posted 22 Dec 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN Movies i didnt getVIZ Media has announced that the season one finale of the online streaming anime hit series NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN will conclude on VIZAnime.com, the company’s premier website for anime, on December 27, 2010. Also announced is the manga (graphic novel) version of NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, which the anime is based upon. Created by Hiroshi Shiibashi, Vol. 1 will have its North American debut under the Shonen Jump imprint on February 1st 2011, is rated “T”™ for Teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

While the day belongs to humans, the night belongs to yokai, supernatural creatures that thrive on human fear. Caught between these worlds is Rikuo Nura. He’s three-quarters human, but his grandfather is none other than Nurarihyon, the supreme commander of the Nura clan, a powerful yokai consortium. So, Rikuo is an ordinary teenager three quarters of the time, until his yokai blood awakens. Then he transforms into the future leader of the Nura clan, leading a hundred demons.

Hiroshi Shiibashi debuted in Japan in Business Jump magazine with the series, Aratama. NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN is his breakout hit. He also worked as an assistant to manga artist, Hirohiko Araki, the creator of JOJO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE (also published in North America by VIZ Media). Read More

VIZ Media Releases New Death Note: Black Edition

Posted 15 Dec 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

death note black edition movies i didnt getNew Edition Of The Riveting Supernatural Crime Mystery Features A Larger Size And Added Full Color Pages

San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2010 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the release of DEATH NOTE BLACK EDITION, an oversized version of the acclaimed supernatural crime thriller. Volume 1 hits stores on December 28th and includes the first two editions of the popular manga (graphic novel) series as well as added full-color pages. The DEATH NOTE BLACK EDITION will be offered under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint, is rated “T+”™ for Older Teens, and will retail for $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN.

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects – and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal … or his life? Read More

VIZ Media Animates The Holidays With A Special iTunes Promotion

Posted 15 Dec 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

vis media movies i didnt getFREE Episodes Available Download-To-Own For Limited Time

VIZ Media celebrates the season with a special Download-to-Own promotion on the iTunes Store in the U.S. (www.iTunes.com), perfect to round out digital holiday gift lists to delight audiences young & old.

Just in time for the holidays, from now until February 1st, download for FREE the full first episodes for VAMPIRE KNIGHT, BLEACH, KEKKAISHI, and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN. All subsequent episodes are available to rent for only $0.99 each, or to own for only $1.99 each.

Please visit http://www.itunes.com/anime for complete details. Read More

VIZ Media Releases Ultra Maniac On iTunes, Hulu

Posted 09 Nov 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

VIZ Media Press Release:

VIZ MEDIA DEBUTS NEW ANIME SERIES!

Ultra Manic Viz Media shojo movies is didnt getULTRA MANIAC AVAILABLE FROM iTUNES, HULU AND VIZANIME.COM

Episode 1 Available For FREE Download-To-Own For Limited Time!

VIZ Media announces the launch of Ultra Maniac (rated TV-14), available now from the iTunes Store in the U.S. and Canada (www.iTunes.com), as well as the streaming content provider Hulu (www.Hulu.com) and VIZAnime.com, the company’s premier website for anime.

Starting today, iTunes will offer the first part of Ultra Maniac Season One (dubbed episodes 1-13) for the Download-To-Own (DTO) price of $1.99 (U.S.) each, and a Download-To-Rent (DTR) price of $0.99 (U.S.) each. As a special treat for viewers, Ultra Maniac Episode 1 is available to download for free until November 23. Beginning December 6, Ultra Maniac Season One Part Two (episodes 14-26) will also be available for DTO and DTR.

VIZAnime.com and Hulu will stream free episodes 1-5 of Ultra Maniac (subtitled). Two additional new episodes will launch each Monday.

To learn more about the Ultra Maniac anime and manga series, please visit VIZAnime.com or ShojoBeat.com.

Jason A. Hill is the Founder, Owner and Editor In Chief of Movies I Didn’t Get.com. He is a film critic and writer of articles and film reviews covering a variety of genres and film news that have been syndicated to many sites in the film blogosphere. He specializes in independent film in the US and Asia.

For more information please contact Jason at JasonAHill@MoviesIDidn’tGet.com.

Funimation To Submit Summer Wars For Oscar Nomination

Posted 03 Nov 2010 — by contributor
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News, Film Reviews

By Corey Birkhofer

Summer Wars, Japan, 2009

Directed by Mamoru Hosada

summer wars movie poster movies ididnt getWith the rampant popularity and ubiquitous prevalence of social networking phenomenon including FaceBook, Twitter, MySpace and so many other copycats, Summer Wars could not have hit the screens at a more timely point in the evolution of mankind’s obsession with recreating reality in a virtually controlled world. Other films, stories, animations, comics and forms of media distribution have all hinted at our dangerous courtship in relying too heavily upon technology to make our lives easier and more connected, but Summer Wars, which is being submitted for an Oscar nomination by Funimation, has its finger on the pulse of the inner fear we all share – the “Terminator”-phobia, if you will – that our heavily depended upon technology will turn on us.

“A spokesperson for Funimation Entertainment told TheWrap this week that it is currently filling out Academy paperwork for the Japanese anime release Summer Wars, directed by Mamoru Hosada, and will complete a qualifying run in Los Angeles before the end of the year. Barring any disqualifications for the kind of eligibility issues that can always arise with the Academy, or any unexpected decisions not to submit, Summer Wars will bring the field only two shy of the needed total.”

–TheWrap.com’s Steve Pond

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VIZ Media Launches Free VIZ Manga iPad App

Posted 03 Nov 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

Dragon Ball Z manga ipad appVIZ Media releases a new free iPad app which fans of its massive manga collection can enjoy reading on the iPad. In a press release Tuesday, VIZ announced the new app, which will feature three of its most successful manga franchises: Naruto, Dragon Ball, Bleach and Death Note, which will be available for free download for a limited time.

San Francisco, CA, November 2, 2010 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced its long-awaited digital manga (graphic novel) application for the Apple iPad mobile device, launching today for FREE download through the iTunes Store. With this launch, the VIZ MANGA APP instantly becomes the leading destination to read Japanese manga on the iPad, with a downloadable library of the most popular manga series in the world.

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