By Kerry Erlanger One of the interesting things about this year’s New York Comic Con is the breadth of topics being addressed in the panels. In addition to the usual studio discussions and next big thing announcements, several of the panels scheduled are tackling tougher issues like diversity and representation in comic books and the industry. […]
Yesterday we reported that LeftField Media and Crunchyroll are teaming for Anime NYC m a new anime show slated for November. As soon as we ran that we received word of the Liberty City Anime Con, which will be held in from August 18-20, 2017 at the Times Square Marriott Marquis in NYC. IT’s now in its […]
LeftField Media, the events company behind Awesome Con, Play Fair and more events, is bringing an anime back to NYC in 2017 with the aptly named Anime NYC, with Crunchyroll, the streaming anime service as primary sponsor, and Funimation, Viz and Kinokuniya also aboard. The event will take place November 17-19, 2017 at the Javits […]
Viz media announces new Yoshitaka Amano and Hayao Miyazaki art books, in addition to picking up Terra Formars and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for their streaming collection.
In the past year or so, I’ve become quite the fan of Studio Ghibli (of course, just in time for the whole thing to shutter around me), and while I recognize most fans find themselves drawn to the work of the master Hayao Miyazaki, I’m one of the people that, by and large, prefers the […]
This has been alluded to over the last few days on social media, but the Houston Press sums up charges against Anime Matsuri head John Leigh, who, from multiple accounts, seems to be a serial sexual harasser. Anime Matsuri is held in Houston and is considered one of the top anime events in the US, […]
The Japan News announced this morning that the long running manga series One Piece is the Guinness World Record winner for having “the most copies published for the same comic book series by one author.” Yoshihisa Heishi, Editor-in-Chief of Shonen Jump (the monthly magazine where new chapters of the popular Manga series are first published) accepted […]
Early manga adapter Dallas Middaugh, who has been involved in most of the major moves that changed manga from an obscure niche in US fandom to a permanent part of the pop culture landscape, has left his position as Senior Director of Penguin Random House Publisher Services to join Crunchyroll as Head of Brand and Community. He’ll work with the streaming anime service to expand the brand globally.
Neon Alley’s Viz’z free streaming media platform, is adding a bunch of choice Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Crystal, Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, and Ranma 1/2 episodes, which you can see in the release below. You can stream these via the Neon Alley site and on mobile and gaming platforms via Hulu and Hulu Plus. The site has been […]
The Japanese government is taking matters into its own hands by spending 15.5 billion yen ($14.7 million) to launch its own TV network with an eye to foreign distribution.