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‘Empire Strikes Out’ on DVD

It’s time to dust off the ol’ lightsaber as LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out [Fox, $14.98] tops our DVD watch list this week. The half-hour special, which aired on Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Brian Ige Chats About Neon Alley’s Programming

Earler this month, San Francisco anime powerhouse VIZ Media expanded its 24/7 content platform Neon Alley by making it available through Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation. Neon Alley ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ DVD Arrives in Stores Today

The new Adventure Time: The Complete First Season DVD is on top of our hot home entertainment releases of the week. The two-disc set, which includes all 26 episodes of the first season ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Media Forms New Digital Division

San Francisco-based manga and anime house VIZ Media has formed a new announced the formation of VIZ Labs, a new division of the company led by Gagan Singh, exec VP, president and CTO. ... 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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‘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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VIZ Simulcasts ‘Lagrange’ Japan Debut

VIZ Anime is getting 2012 off to a great start with anime fans by simulcasting the new series Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-Ne which has just launched in Japan. Episode 1 is now available ... Continue Reading →
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Hot New Discs: ‘Adventures of Tintin,’ ‘Ice Age Special’

If the upcoming Steven Spielberg upcoming feature The Adventures of Tintin has whetted your appetite for other versions of Herge’s comicbook character, we’ve got just the DVD for ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Rush: ‘Idiots & Angels,’ ‘The Gruffalo’

The dog days of summer may be ruling on TV, but there are plenty of new, exciting toons debuting on DVD and Blu-ray this week. First up, Bill Plympton’s wonderful  movie Idiots & ... Continue Reading →