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Anime Reviews: ‘Short Peace’, ‘Naruto’ Movie

Short Peace: Complete Collection Sentai Film Works: $29.98, Blu-ray Although Katsuhiro Otomo’s reputation rests principally on his watershed cyberpunk feature Akira, his third ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Plans Sailor Moon Day for Anime Expo

VIZ Media will be marking the return of global hit anime series Sailor Moon with a slate of special activities planned for “Sailor Moon Day” (July 5) at Anime Expo in Los ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Ranma½,’ ‘Princess Nine,’ ‘Casshan,’ ‘Cobra’

Ranma½: Set 1 Viz: $54.97, Blu-ray, 3 discs plus booklet; Rated TV 14. Since its debut as a manga in 1988 and in animation a year later, Rumiko Takahashi’s gender-bending romantic ... Continue Reading →
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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 →