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Cinedigm, 4K Media to Offer ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ in Sept.

Cinedigm and 4K Media Inc. joined forces to bring the massive Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise into the home entertainment marketplace for the first time in five years. Plans include a strategic ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Recommends Anno for ‘Nausicaä’ Sequel

Animation icon Hayao Miyazaki says that’s he would like Hideaki Anno, the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion to direct the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind sequel, per Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Manga to Release Complete Tezuka Works

Great news for fans of classic Japanese comics, otherwise known as manga: California based e-publisher Digital Manga Inc. has nabbed the rights to the entire back catalog of the legendary ... Continue Reading →
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Tezuka Plans Localized Re-Versions of ‘Astro Boy’

Astro Boy is in talks to go local. Tezuka, the anime studio that owns the famous manga and anime character, has entered talks to create localized versions of the character in markets ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Announces Three New ‘Beyblade’ Series

Nelvana Enterprises and d-rights, Inc. have announced production on three new series of Beyblade. Beginning this fall, Beyblade: Shogun Steel will launch with 26  half-hour episodes. ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Nabs ‘Accel World’ License for N. America

North American manga and anime publisher, distributor and licensor VIZ Media has been named master licensee for sci-fi series Accel World. The English dubbed version of the show is ... Continue Reading →
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CafePress, VIZ Partner for Custom Merch

Customized merchandise e-commerce company CafePress and North America’s anime/manga mega house VIZ Media have announced a partnership to offer fans a curated selection of official ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Premieres ‘Bleach: Hell Verse’ on Neon Alley

North American anime and manga giant VIZ Media will be premiering the latest feature from the Bleach canon—Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse—exclusively on its 24-hour subscription channel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain Harlock’ Creator Receives Prestigious Order

Leiji Matsumoto, the acclaimed creator of the manga Captain Harlock, was honored with the French Order of Arts and Letters on October 23rd for his series’ influence on French popular ... Continue Reading →
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N.Y. Comic-Con Absorbs Anime Festival

The New York Anime Festival is merging with the New York Comic-Con. ReedPOP, organizer of both shows, announced the anime-oriented event would no longer be a separate, stand-along event ... Continue Reading →