Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection [Blu-ray] includes over 4 hours of bonus features, including over 3 hours of deleted scenes from Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series. The collection also includes featurettes such as “Glen Larson on the Creation of Battlestar Galactica” and “Stu Phillips: Composing the Score” with an inside look at the creation of this remarkable production, and “Remembering Battlestar Galactica,” a 45-minute documentary illuminating the journey and impact of this ground-breaking series.
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Chicago, IL–November 24, 2014–Dave Dorman, voted the #1 Star Wars Artist of All Time by the fans, is offering an online STAR WARS Holiday Print Sale of the remaining Artist Proofs he has available in his limited private inventory. This Holiday Sale will go from now through December 31st. Any orders placed by December 19th are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas, with free shipping worldwide.
The link to Dorman’s Star Wars Holiday Prints Sale is here: http://www.davedorman.com/2014swprintsforsale.shtml
Dorman recently announced on his blog that he would not be attending Star Wars Celebration 7, as he was not a chosen artist for Celebration, so this is the last opportunity for many to collect the pieces they wanted to add to their collection at Celebration. The pieces Dorman offers during his Holiday Sale include:
Breaking Ground: Imperial Base, Moon of Endor from Star Wars Celebration 6 for $75
A Slight Disturbance in the Force on the Battlefield of Hoth from Star Wars Celebration 5 for $75
Lord Vader’s Persuation of the Outer Rim Worlds to Join the Empire from Star Wars Celebration 4 for $125
Incident on the Jundland Wastes, Tatooine from Star Wars Celebration Europe for $100
Rise of the Sith from Star Wars Celebration 3 for $50
Plus many more Artist Proofs from his personal archives remaining from the duration he held a license with Lucasfilm.
Catch the Digital-First Premiere Of Battle Cuisine Series FOOD WARS! And The Return Of Fan Favorites CHIBI VAMPIRE And D.N. ANGEL
VIZ Media moves into March with the announcement of a brand new digital manga (graphic novel) update. Don’t miss today’s digital-first premiere of the titillating new Shonen Jump culinary battle comedy, FOOD WARS!: SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA (available August in print). Shojo drama TAIL OF THE MOON PREQUEL: THE OTHER HANZO(U) will launch on March 25th.
Also scheduled to debut during the second-half of month are CHIBI VAMPIRE and D.N. ANGEL, previously released in North America and returning to digitally only on March 25th at a MSRP of only $4.99 each (U.S. / CAN) from the VIZ Select imprint, dedicated to making select, fan favorite manga titles available in English once again, digitally.
These new releases and 25 other popular series featured on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets, as well as on the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. With these dynamic platforms, fans can explore and enjoy a wide range of new and classic manga series that spans more than 2,100 volumes across 175 different series.
Additional notable updates for March include the exciting series finales for BLACK BIRD, CROSS MANAGE and FUSHIGI YUGI: GENBU KAIDEN, along with newly added volumes for BLUE EXORCIST, ONE PIECE, STROBE EDGE, PHOENIX, X 3-in-1 Edition, WHISTLE and many more. Also don’t miss double-volume updates for BASARA and BOYS OVER FLOWERS and a special triple volume serving of KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC.
New Series Now Available:
FOOD WARS!: SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Debuting March 18th (Available August in print)
Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!
PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!
High school student Maron Kusakabe has a secret: she’s Phantom Thief Jeanne. She sneaks into private art collections to steal paintings in which demons reside. Jeanne’s task is to seal the demons before they can devour human hearts. So far she’s been able to evade the police on her midnight outings, but now another thief has come onto the scene – Phantom Thief Sinbad – and he’s trying to take the paintings before she does! Catch the launch of this new series by acclaimed manga creator Arina Tanemura (FULL MOON, THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE †, I.O.N., TIME STRANGER KYOKO; all titles also from VIZ Media)
New Titles Available March 25th
TAIL OF THE MOON PREQUEL: THE OTHER HANZO(U) · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 25th
A romantic ninja adventure! Kaguya doesn’t remember who she is or why she has a huge scar on her back. Six months ago, she was found injured and unconscious in a field of bamboo. Now she works as a housekeeper and babysitter at a brothel, living her new life simply as “”Kaguya.”” Kaguya’s real identity is entwined with two men–Hanzou, a handsome bodyguard of Okazaki Castle, and Hanzo, a leader of the ninja village of Iga. Between amnesia and mistaken identity, no one knows for sure what kind of person Kaguya is. Only her distinctive scar will lead her to the truth…
CHIBI VAMPIRE, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 25th
Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire…with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding from her nose–we’re talking gushers! In other words, she’s a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely positive experience that benefits the “victim” as much as the vampire. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right!
D.N. ANGEL, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available March 25th
Daisuke Niwa is an ordinary middle school student who has an inherited an interesting family tradition. Upon seeing Risa, the girl he adores, he transforms into a daring phantom thief. When the phantom thief sees his own object of desire, he turns back into Daisuke. The only way to cure this craziness is if Daisuke can get Risa to fall in love with him, but how can she love someone she can’t see?
The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo ereaders, as well as in the iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.
All manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) each and readers can also explore all titles with free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.
Download the free VIZ Manga App for Android and iOS devices at www.VIZ.com/apps.
To learn more about VIZ Manga, please visit www.vizmanga.com.
One Of Anime Genre’s Greatest Titles Returns This Month In New 3-Disc Blu-ray And DVD Sets That Feature The Celebrated Series, Plus An Array Of Special Bonus Features
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, is proud to announce the March 25th release of the first of seven sets of the venerable RANMA ½ anime series as a special new Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and also as a Standard Edition DVD Set.
For the first time, all RANMA ½ episodes will be presented in their original Japanese series order. The Blu-ray Box Set carries an MSRP of $54.97 (U.S. / CAN) (Amazon is taking pre-orders at $49.47) and features a special 3-disc set containing the first 23-episodes of the acclaimed martial arts action comedy, presented in full 1080p High Definition resolution for the first time, taken straight from the original Japanese Blu-ray masters giving fans the original, un-cropped 4:3 aspect ratio. The Standard DVD Edition is available with an MSRP of $44.82 (U.S. / CAN). RANMA ½ is rated TV-14.
After taking a surprise dip in a cursed spring while on a training journey in China, martial artist Ranma Saotome and his father, Genma, aren’t quite themselves anymore. Now Ranma turns into a girl whenever he’s splashed with cold water, and Genma turns into a panda! Their new forms cause nothing but confusion at the Tendo Dojo, where Soun Tendo is waiting to introduce one of his three daughters to Ranma – as his fiancée! Turns out Genma and Soun arranged the match long ago, but the girl, Akane, and the boy, Ranma, aren’t exactly crazy about the idea, or each other! Or are they? Watch the gender switching, jealous rages, and martial arts battles unfold all over again!
The Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set comes packaged in a premium chipboard box with gold foil stamping with beautifully illustrated art by Rumiko Takahashi, and also includes a 64-page booklet with a full color episode guide along with a manga sampler from the brand new VIZ Media 2-in-1 omnibus release. Dialogue options are available for original Japanese with English subtitles or with dubbed English audio tracks, and a secondary subtitle track for signs and songs will also be included.
An extensive selection of bonus features for the Blu-ray Box Set will make it a must-own for North American fans. In addition to trailers and upcoming episode previews, the Blu-ray set includes footage of the packed-capacity RANMA ½ panel from the 2013 New York Comic Con, a highlight reel of the 2013 New York Comic Con VIZ Media events, and an exclusive “We Love Ranma” Part 1 – Manga Re-Mastering interview with VIZ Media Editor Hope Donovan that details some of the processes of the latest manga release.
The RANMA ½ Standard DVD Edition features 23 episodes presented with the original, un-cropped 4:3 aspect ratio, the 2013 New York Comic Con highlight reel, and official series trailers. Dialogue options are available for original Japanese with English subtitles or with dubbed English audio tracks.
“RANMA ½ is a groundbreaking series based on Rumiko Takahashi’s bestselling manga series and it has thrilled millions of fans across multiple generations since the late 80s,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “The new must-own Blu-ray Box Set captures all the zaniness and over the top martial arts action of RANMA ½ Set One and is packed with lots of extra bonus features and other premium goodies for any fan of the series. We invite new and veteran fans to dive into the fun this month with this exceptional release from VIZ Media.”
RANMA ½ manga creator Rumiko Takahashi is one of Japan’s most prolific and respected manga artists and is the creator of several long running series including MAISON IKKOKU, RANMA ½, and INUYASHA – all published in North America by VIZ Media. The spotlight on her prolific career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan’s annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and also spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another— MAISON IKKOKU ran from 1980 to 1987, RANMA ½ from 1987 to 1996, and INUYASHA from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include MERMAID SAGA, RUMIC THEATER, ONE-POUND GOSPEL, and RIN-NE (all also published in North America by VIZ Media).
For more information on RANMA ½ and other Rumiko Takahashi titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
On April 15, orange blossoms will be replaced by bloody roses when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases a story of shattered trust and broken vows: DEATH DO US PART, available on DVD for an MSRP of $19.98.
From writer/producers Julia Benson, Peter Benson, and Ryan Copple, the film was nominated for three Leo Awards and directed by award-winner Nicholas Humphries (SCREAMFEST, Best Short Film: The Little Mermaid). DEATH DO US PART tells of two people on the threshold of beginning a new life together: a threshold that turns into a precipice of death!
Kennedy Jamieson (Julia Benson, “STARGATE UNIVERSE,” THAT BURNING FEELING) has waited her whole life for her perfect wedding. Engaged to the charming Ryan Harris (Peter Benson, “THE KILLING,” “ARROW”), it looks like her dream is about to come true. Except for one thing – the young couple hasn’t had a chance to celebrate their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties. Ryan’s best man, Chet (Kyle Cassie, “TRUE JUSTICE,” LOST BOYS 2: THE TRIBE), books a remote cabin in the woods to throw them a “Jack and Jill” party that they’ll never forget. It doesn’t take long before things take a horrifying turn as members of the group are brutally picked off one by one. Kennedy and Ryan had planned for the celebration of a lifetime – but how long will that lifetime last?
So prepare for a deadly reception from where there is no escape; not until ‘Death Do Us Part’!
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Staring Julia Benson (Stargate Universe, The Ex-Convict’s Guide, ), Peter Benson (District 9, jPod, The Killing), Emilie Ullerup (Arctic Air, Sanctuary, jPod), Christine Chatelain (Riese, Sanctuary, The Collector), Kyle Cassie (True Justice. jPod), Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope, Less Than Kind, Smallville, jPod), Dave Collette (Fringe), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, The Bridge), Viv Leacock (White Collar Poets, Psych); Written by Julia Benson, Peter Benson and Ryan Copple (Riese); Directd by Nicholas Humphries (Riese, The Little Mermaid).
March 21-23: Orlando, Florida
Jasmine returns to MegaCon at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida! All Jasmine-related details can be found at her Megacon Facebook Event Page HERE. For other MegaCon information, details, guest lineups, etc. visit the official site HERE.
April 3rd 6pm-9pm a First Thursdays Event in Orlando, Florida
Jasmine will be at the Orlando Museum of Art for their “Going Baroque” First Thursdays show on April 3rd! She will be debuting one painting at this event – details can be found HERE
May 3: Pop Gallery Orlando at Downtown Disney, Florida
Jasmine is coming the evening of May 3rd (7-10pm) to Pop Gallery at Disney World’s Downtown Disney to debut three new Disney licensed paintings, featuring Ariel, a new Belle, and a new Cinderella. The event page is HERE for more details!
July 12: WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney, Anaheim, California
Jasmine is coming back to WonderGround Gallery at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney to debut new Disney licensed paintings, characters yet to be announced. Stay tuned for details!
August 29-September 1st, 2014: Atlanta, Georgia
Jasmine returns to the Dragon*Con Art Show at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia! Visit the official site HERE.
August 30th – October 14th, Weekends, Labor Day & Columbus Day: Bonner Springs, KS
Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith returns to our permanent gallery at the KC Renfest! Jasmine will appear in person during select weekends (stay tuned for details), and her artwork will appear every weekend.
More Information Here
October 25th & 26th: Glastonbury, England, UK
Jasmine returns to Glastonbury for the October 2014 Avalon Faery Fayre!
Stay tuned at http://www.faeryevents.com for details.<
Nexus Game Fair Returns Summer Gaming Conventions to Milwaukee
After a 12 year hiatus, summer convention gaming returns to the city of Milwaukee with the inaugural show of Nexus Game Fair which is set for June 19-22, 2014. With hundreds of individual events planned, an extensive line-up of industry special guests and VIPs, Nexus Game Fair is ready for success.
“Gamers are interested in affordable, centrally located destinations,” says show founder Chris Hoffner, “and Milwaukee has both great history and nostalgia for game conventions, having hosted both the Gen Con and Origins Game Fairs. Milwaukee is also a great travel destination, with an international airport, professional sports teams and internationally known breweries.”
Events Manager, Harold Johnson, is the former director of Gen Con who led that show to grow to over 20,000 attendees during the 1990s. “We’re very excited about our inaugural year,” says Johnson, “and we’re confident in our ability to run a well organized, event focused show. We’ve already committed to 3 years worth of show dates and look forward to extending our stay in Milwaukee indefinitely.”
Nexus Game Fair has already signed a number of industry special guests, including Jolly Blackburn (Knights of the Dinner Table), Mike Carr (Dawn Patrol), Chris Clark (Inner City Games Designs), Bob Coggins (Napoleon’s Battles), Dave “Zeb” Cook (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition), Jeff Easley (Staff Artist, TSR, Inc.), Todd Fisher (Revolution & Empire), Matt Forbeck (Deadlands), Ernie Gygax (Gygax Magazine), Tim Kask (Dragon Magazine), Dave Kenzer (Hackmaster), James Lowder (Author, Prince of Lies), Frank Mentzer (Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set), Merle Rasmussen (Top Secret), Jim Ward (Gamma World), Skip Williams (Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition) and more.
“We’re not just providing our attendees with the chance to personally meet these prestigious industry notables,” says Johnson, “but also to game with them. Nexus Game Fair is committed to offering a variety of high quality events to our attendees. We’ve partnered with demo and organized play teams from several industry leading companies, including Paizo’s Pathfinder Society and Catalyst Game Studios’ Shadowrun Missions, in order to bring a phenomenal array of events to our show.”
For more information, please visit http://www.nexusgamefair.com
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Follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nexusgamefair
Finn McCool IndieGoGo campaign is live
For the first time ever, in graphic novel form, comes Finn McCool the legendary hero of ancient Ireland. Passionate creator and historian Chris Brosnan has captured the hearts and minds of Irish (in ethnicity and in spirit) with his campaign to tell the story of Finn McCool. Who was Finn McCool?: The warrior chief who founded the elite bodyguard to the High Kings of ancient Ireland, the Fianna and saviour to his land. Finn now reemerges after thousands of years as the legendary hero, mentor, return from the underworld, to claim his rightful place amongst the hero elite. A high quality hardcover graphic novel chronicling his story can be yours via Indiegogo.
Perks range from: 1. Signed copies of the graphic novel from creator Chris Brosnan 2. Membership to the clan McCool with signed and dated tribal certificate. 3. Your name engraved onto the “Warrior Wall of Heroes” on our dedicated Finn McCool website. 4. Signed copies of the original artwork of Finn McCool from our artists John Walters and Courtney Davis. 5. Live storytelling at your event from the creator of the Finn McCool graphic novel, Chris Brosnan. 6. Journey to Ireland and tour of the ancients sites and locations of the Finn McCool myths accompanied by traditional Irish storytellers.
You’ve seen “Braveheart” “Highlander” “Rob Roy” “Brave” all great stories and ALL Scottish… Now, Cometh the Irish … Cometh the heroes … The time has come for the greatest hero Ireland ever knew to awaken and with him, the ancient Gods and Goddesses of the underworld, the realm of faery, the sídhe. Finn sends out a timeless call to the wild, to re-forge the Fianna of old and live again as the rightful protectors of Ireland and the warrior Kings of old … FINN McCOOL – Celtic Ireland’s Greatest Hero.
As if that wasn’t enough! When you are dust, how will you be remembered?
By supporting this project you will literally create for yourself, and kin, a lasting legacy that you can feel deeply proud of. Part of what the Finn McCool stories stands for is the mentoring and initiation of our youth, by providing young people with a safe, integral and beautiful setting for them to explore their personal power, while being mentored onto the pathway of adulthood by trustworthy mentor figures. The producers of the Finn McCool project, supports the Irish Youth Foundation charity. The mission of IYF is to provide opportunities for children and young people facing adverse and extreme conditions to experience success in their lives. A percentage of profits made from the graphic novel of Finn McCool, will be donated to this inspiring charity based in Dublin, Ireland. http://www.iyf.ie
Take on the role of Nara or Pitch in a battle between the holy resurrected and a seemingly endless army of demons –with original art from Josh Howard, creator, writer, and artist of ‘Dead @ 17’.
Never Peak Games, an independent producer of board and card games, announced the Dead @ 17: The Battle for Darlington Hills deck-building game. Josh Howard has been writing and illustrating comics for 10 years and is best know of the indie horror series Dead @ 17, published by Image Comic. His other credits include Black Harvet(Image), Clubbing (DC/Minx), Ghostbusters: Con-Volution (IDW), and The Lost Books of Eve (Viper). He is currently at work on the seventh installment of Dead @ 17, scheduled for release in 2014. Funding for the game is now taking place on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neverpeakgames/josh-howards-dead-17-battle-for-darlington-hills
The world of Josh Howard’s Dead @ 17 comes to life as players take on the role of Nara and her friends or relentless demons fighting a war for our souls. The battle rages through the streets of Darlington Hills where players must use every weapon they can get their hands on to protect our world or destroy it. Who will be victorious in this epic clash of good vs. evil? Using their starting decks, players will earn powerful cards and enhancements to fight for control of the familiar locations in the Dead @ 17 universe. Demons must be banished before the gates of Hell are opened.
Featuring 209 cards, 3 large location tokens, and 39 resource tokens with Kickstarter rewards and stretch goals that include an exclusive backer-only Dead @ 17 comic, promo cards, and multiple expansions.
About Never Peak Games
Founded in 2011, Never Peak Games is an independent producer of board and card games. Never Peak Games is looking to make its mark on the hobby gaming industry by combining amazing art with compelling game play that will keep players coming back to the table.
From Reki Kawahara, The Creator Of SWORD ART ONLINE, A Bullied Teen Finds Power And Strength In A Virtual Reality Video Game; Special Premium Art Booklet Included As A Free Gift With Purchase From Select Online Anime Retailers
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, invites fans to accelerate with the home video release of the ACCEL WORLD anime series on DVD and Blu-ray on November 26th. The new 2-disc set features 12 episodes of the sci-fi fantasy series, is rated ‘TV-14,’ and carries a DVD MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / 43.24 CAN; Blu-ray MSRP is $59.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN. Preorders are available now through select retailers.
A special 48-page premium art booklet featuring art and character profiles from this popular series and is also included (only while supplies last) as a special free gift with purchase from select online anime retailers including Right Stuf, Anime Pavilion, and Robert’s Anime Corner Store.
ACCEL WORLD dialogue features include English and Japanese stereo audio, English subtitles, as well as a character art gallery, clean opening and closing segments, and the original Japanese broadcast trailers.
In the year 2046, people use portable devices called Neuro-linkers to manage their daily lives in virtual reality networks. But advances in technology haven’t managed to do away with bullies, and 13-year-old Haruyuki Arita finds himself a frequent target. Haruyuki escapes his miserable life in virtual games – until the day Kuroyukihime, the most popular girl in school, introduces him to a mysterious program called Brain Burst and a virtual reality called the Accel World. This set contains Episodes 1-12 on 2 discs.
“ACCEL WORLD is the hottest new anime title to join the VIZ Media home video library and we are very excited to also offer it to buyers with a gorgeous, full-color bonus art booklet that is only available for a limited time through select anime retailers,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “This series blends a highly imaginative online game with real world impact and adds a new twist to one teen’s solution to being bullied. ACCEL WORLD quickly became a fan favorite since VIZ Media debuted it on the same day as its Japanese broadcast and we look forward to the series drawing in new and veteran fans alike with this exciting release that arrives in time for the start of the holiday season.”
ACCEL WORLD is based on a series of popular light novels written by Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online) and was produced by the famed anime studio Sunrise (TIGER & BUNNY, Mobile Suit Gundam, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, KEKKAISHI). Kawahara entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works’ 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and won the Grand Prize. ACCEL WORLD has also inspired a popular manga series and several video games.
For more information on ACCEL WORLD and other animated titles from VIZ Media please visit www.VIZAnime.com/accelworld
Following A Catastrophic Disaster, Three Genetically Engineered Youths Travel To Save Those Forsaken By The Rest Of The World In A Special Simulcast Series Premiere On VIZ Anime, Hulu and Hulu Plus
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced the very special online simulcast premiere of the new sci-fi anime action series – COPPELION – on VIZAnime.com, the company’s own website for free anime, as well as on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service (www.hulu.com).
The new program (presented in Japanese with English subtitles) launches in North America on Wednesday, October 2nd, the same day after its debut broadcast in Japan, with a new episode to be available to stream domestically each Wednesday.
COPPELION takes place in the not-so-distant future as a catastrophic event has turned the old capital of Japan into a wasteland, forever changing the lives of its people. Decades later, three schoolgirls set foot into the now forsaken city. They are the Coppelion, genetically engineered humans created by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces to operate under the lethal conditions of the contaminated city. Trained since birth, the girls must use all of their skills and resources to carry out their one and only mission: to rescue those left behind.
“COPPELION is one of the most anticipated anime for Fall 2013, and fans won’t want to miss the opportunity to catch the thrilling debut of this lushly animated series this week,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manger, Animation. “Ibara, Aoi and Taeko are a breed of genetically engineered beings known as the Coppelion who embark on often dangerous missions to restore hope and rescue people from the forsaken city. Plenty of action and unique characters are in store as the girls slowly uncover the Old Capital’s dark secrets!”
COPPELION is the animated adaptation of the popular manga series created by Tomonori Inoue that has been ongoing in Japan since 2008 and is currently featured in Monthly Young Magazine. The animated series is produced by GoHands, who also produced the original anime series K, seen domestically on VIZ Media’s VIZAnime and Neon Alley platforms.
To view the COPPELION trailer, please visit http://www.hulu.com/watch/539158.
For more information on COPPELION and other animated titles from VIZ Media please visit www.VIZAnime.com.
from ARCANA Comics:
Arcana Comics is thrilled to announce a special partnership with Award Winning Actor, Director, and Producer, Bill Paxton (HATFIELDS & McCOYS, BIG LOVE, TITANIC), who is bringing us Seven Holes For Air, an engrossing and entertaining celebration of an iconic Western hero’s battle with forces beyond his control.
Written by John J. McLauchlin with art from Mick Reinman, 7 Holes for Air introduces us to Bob Rourke, the kind of man they don’t make anymore. He’s a tough son of a bitch; a fifty-year-old steelworker who smokes, drinks, and never complains, even when he’s in pain.
When Bob is facing the end, disease ravaging his body, he soldiers on at home, at work, and in an alternate Spaghetti Western reality in which his real-life antagonists become actual villains.
Now, Bob will stare down death the only way he knows how – with grit and determination – as he struggles against the ghosts of his past and the desire to leave something behind for his wife and daughter.
7 Holes for Air will debut at San Diego Comic Con 2013, and Bill Paxton will make a special appearance with some of the creative team on Thursday, July 18th at 2pm to sign copies of the book!