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X-Men, Naruto, Bobobo-Bo Hit Shelves

There’s plenty of super-powered action available on disc this week. If you’re looking for something a little different, check out pop culture icon Joss Whedon and award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Regular Show,’ ‘Danny Phantom,’ Elmo Hit DVD

Mordecai and Rigby are finally arriving on DVD with the release this week of Regular Show: Slack Pack (Warner Bros., $14.97), collecting 12 episodes of the series from the first and ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Sasaki Promoted to CEO of VIZ

Ken Sasaki has been named the new president and CEO of San Francisco-based manga and anime distributor VIZ Media. Sasaki will succeed Hidemi Fukuhara as as of April 1st, 2012. Sasaki ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Greenlights ‘Bleach’ Live-Action Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to Viz Media’s hit manga and anime property Bleach. Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) of Callahan Filmworks ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shonen Jump Alpha’ Hits Web

Anime/manga champ VIZ Media has launched the first issue of its new digital manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, available now at VIZManga.com. The digital mag will allow fans to ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Announces Special ‘Arrietty’ Publications

In conjunction with Disney’s Feb. 17 release of Studio Ghibli’s The Adventures of Arrietty in the U.S., VIZ Media has announced the publication of a new series of books and comics ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Naruto’ Episodes to be Simulcast on Hulu Plus

Starting today, VIZ Media will simulcast the most-recent episodes of the anime series Naruto Shippuden on the Hulu Plus subscription service. Subscribers can watch new episodes of the ... Continue Reading →
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Barnes & Noble, VIZ Bring Manga to Nook

Leading digital media retailer Barnes & Noble has announced a new partnership with manga (Japanese comics/graphic novels) distribution and publishing powerhouse VIZ Media to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Animation Highlights, Part 2!

Before you think you’ve got your plans for Comic-Con worked out — there’s even more stuff being announced for the 41st edition, set for July 21-24. For a shortcut to all ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim’s ‘Squidbillies’ Wiggle Home on DVD

America’s favorite hillbilly squids are back. Leading this week’s animation-related home video releases is Squidbillies, Vol. 4 (Warner Bros., $19.97), collecting all 10 ... Continue Reading →