The year 1992 was pretty pivotal for comic book cartoons with shows like Batman: The Animated Series and X-Men: The Animated Series completely changing the animation landscape and impacting an untold number of viewers through endearing stories that are still remembered to this day. Also during this time, on the other side of the world, […]
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.
After that, it was down to the DC exhibition! First stop, Graphitti’s booth, to check out the new special editions! Then I walked over to the big display… lots of movie props and costumes! After that, I hit the show floor, hoping to get the big booths out of the way before things got really […]
Toy Fair 2015 has long come and gone, and I was there and took 700 pictures. But it took me so long to sort thrugh them that now no one cares. However, I didn’t see many people covering these awesome new Bandai toys based on Sailor Moon, One Piece, DBZ and other familiar anime and manga figures,. They’re part of the BanPresto line from Japan and they are all limited edition — in other words, once these are gone, they’re gone. Because they look so awesome, you’ll probably want to stock up on all of them.
The BIG big manga news at New York Comic COn is the appearance of Takeshi Obata, creator of Bakuman, Death Note and All You Need is Kill, the manga adaptation of the recent film that had the wrong title. It’s exciting that so many huge manga-ka are coming to America. To celebrate, Viz has a ton of exlcusives and special at the show so get your manga fix at their booth, with Princess Mononoke, Helly Kitty and Death Note.
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 […]
When the New York Times first started their “graphic books” bestseller lists, they included one for manga. Why manga? Why not one for superheroes, or comic strips, or any other segment of graphic novels? Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and […]
It’s the title that broke manga in the US — no comic has had a bigger influence than SAILOR MOON, the manga/anime that kicked off the shojo manga boom, made it safe for girls to read comics, and introduced the idea of cosplay to America in a big way. Created by Naoko Takeuchi, and published […]