Astro Boy is a classic manga that was written by the “father of manga” Osama Tezuka and holds the title for becoming the first Japanese produced TV anime. It’s also been attributed to shaping Japanese views on science and technology. The original series debuted in 1952 and if you weren’t around back then to read it, publisher Dark Horse offers a translation in print and digital formats. In honor of the classic manga, Dark Horse has created a featurette for anyone who is interested in learning more about Astro Boy.
Konnichiwa and welcome, to the first Manga & Anime News Roundup! Here is where you’ll find my news picks from the world of anime and manga for this week.
I love it when an manga series is brought to life and turned into an anime. So when it was announced that the 2011 ongoing manga NobunaGun is scheduled to become an anime I was stoked. Creator Masato Hisa - who is also well known for his stylish action manga Jabberwocky and Area 51 – recently announced the news.
Ghost in the Shell is a series that has remained a consistently strong concept and has often made us wonder where it all began. That’s where Ghost in the Shell: Arise comes in. Ghost in the Shell: Arise is a prequel that shows how the Section 9 team got together, as well as Motoko Kusanagi’s origin.
Sailor Moon fans! Now is the time to pre-order the 20th Anniversary Sailor Moon S.H. Figuarts, with 14cm figure! It’s due to be out in Japan on August 13th and will cost 4410 yen (about $45). The figure features eight interchangeable hands, three faces - with two extra as first edition bonuses -, Luna and Moon Sticks with and without “Silver Crystal Moon Tiara Action”!
Every week from now until eternity, we’ll be featuring totally badass artists from DeviantART that we think deserve more recognition. It’s awesome to find people whose art you admire, but this is the perfect venue to feature it so that others can admire it too! It’s also extremely awesome to see other people’s interpretations of well-known characters.
My fellow otakus, the convention season is now upon us. Many of you have attended an anime convention while many of you have never attended one. I’ve been to a few now and I will share with you some tips of my own and via the world wide web that will help you be prepared and enjoy yourself. Let us proceed.
Greetings and welcome to another Manga & Anime Showcase! Here’s where I’ll feature my favorite art, cosplay and AMV (anime music video) from around the web. So if you draw (or know someone who does), cosplay, or create anime music videos (or all three), I want to see them! You can catch me on Twitter at @TaliAdina.
Alright, now on with the show!
After only being around for two years, on May 23rd, Square-Enix cutting its online Manga Store service in North America and Manga Boutique in France. The service initially launched in 2010, debuting at the Comic-Con Convention, as a way for foreigners to gain access to Japanese manga titles. With the advent of the internet, many titles – both obscure and popular – began appearing online illegally, so the manga store acted as a way to curb this.
The world famous anime studio Studio Ghibli has teamed up with Bungeishunju to launch a new Bunshun Ghibli Bunko imprint, which will be dedicated to publishing books related to the work of the studio the first of which were released this month.
Abu Dhabi’s Alter Ego unveiled a look at what they’re calling “the Middle East’s first anime” at Dubai’s Middle East Film & Comic Con.
After the successful launch of the 26 episode Tiger and Bunny anime across VizMedia’s Neon Alley, VIZAnime, and Hulu, the manga adaptation is now being unleashed upon American shores. The series boasts designs by Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai), with the manga using said designs and featuring art by Mizuki Sakakibara.
Anime fans, this summer marks the premiere of the anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s best selling farming manga Silver Spoon! The anime will air on the alternative anime block Noitamina.
I love Studio Ghibli films and one of my favorites is Kiki’s Delivery Service. This animated film is about a young witch who leaves home to strike out on her own and she has a few adventures along the way. If you haven’t watched it, I recommend that you do.
Hello again and welcome to another “JIMAA Top ?”. This list will feature my favorite 7 anime pets, so let’s count them down!