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VIZ Media will be showcasing Netflix’s live-action Death Note film – based on the classic Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata – at Licensing Expo 2017. The film will premiere on Netflix on August 25th.
VIZ will also be highlighting some of their flagship titles, including: Death Note (anime), Naruto Shippenden, One-Punch Man (an outrageously funny superhero satire!), Hunter X Hunter, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Bleach.
Tubi TV has added the complete run of VIZ Media’s anime series Bleach (all 366 episodes) to its slate of anime programming – joining VIZ Media’s Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Bakuman and Naruto – among others.
Tubi will stream the series in its original Japanese with English subtitles.
You’ve seen manga sections in bookstores and wondered about these weird, digest-sized comics that open the wrong way and have odd art styles that aren’t like what you’ve seen in North American and European comics – weird looking books that have equally unique titles, like Naruto, Food Wars, and Bleach.
Now, VIZ Media is offering first chapters of several of their digital titles for free. If you’re one of the readers I’ve described above, here’s your chance to explore new worlds and new and different styles of storytelling.
Titles included in this online sampling include All You Need Is Kill (the manga version of the novel that became the Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow), Bleach, Food Wars, Naruto and One Piece. Follow the jump for the details.
A trio of new ongoing titles lead VIZ Media’s digital manga releases: Cheeky Angel – a tale of a nine-year old martial artist and his genie; Eureka Seven – a 14-year old aerial hover-boarder falls for Eureka, a girl who literally falls out of the sky (in an LFO); Flower of the Deep Sleep – Yuuki can dream the future, but can affect it.
Single-volume releases that sound particularly cool include: Honey Blood (Tale Zero), a prequel to Honey Blood that tells the origin of Hinata and Junya’s love, and Glass Wings – an anthology of poignant short stories.
VIZ also continues its series of Digital Manga Bundles featuring collections of such titles as Bleach (Vols. 22-48), Naruto (Vols. 17-27), One Piece (Vols. 12-23), Shaman King (Vols. 16-32) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Vols. 1-7). Also included in May are updates for fifteen other ongoing series.
There’s a ton of new episodes of everyone’s favorite anime series (dubbed and subtitled) coming up in March on Neon Alley.
Besides new episodes of classic shows like Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Crystal and Naruto Shippenden, this month, Neon Alley is running the complete 10-episode series, Blood Lad – the story of an otaku vampire who’d rather be playing videogames than raising hell until he meets the human girl Fuyumi.
For details on Neon Alley’s March highlights, follow the jump.
Fans of VIZ Media’s Bleach and Naruto mangas will be please to hear that each series will get a second major box set release in the summer of 2015.
Bleach Manga Box Set 2 will include volumes 22-48 of the hit series – at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Fans purchasing the Box Set will also receive an exclusive mini-comic containing the pilot story of the bestselling series along with a full-color, double-sided poster.
Naruto Manga Box Set 2 will include volumes 28-48. Also included: an exclusive mini-comic detailing the Naruto pilot story and a full-color, double-sided poster.
Also, due to popular demand, the first box sets of both titles will be available again beginning in January, 2015. For further details, follow the jump.
VIZ Media and Bleach licensee WeLoveFine.com are partnering to hold a special, first-ever Bleach design contest. Create original designs for Bleach t-shirts and merchandise – and submit them by April 8th – and you could win one of a number of prizes that include cash and other valuable premium. One creative fan will win a Grand Prize consisting of airfare to Los Angeles and a full pass to Anime Expo 2014, July 3rd-6th, where they will meet the VIZ Media and WeLoveFine.com teams and just generally be able to immerse themselves in all things anime and manga.
For details, including where to enter, check out the press release following the jump.
Bleach, one of the most popular manga and anime´ series in the world is going Hollywood. VIZ Media today announced that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to the series.
Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) of Callahan Filmworks is producing with an eye toward directing. The film’s creative team also includes screenwriter Dan Mazeau, who recently penned Warner Bros.’ upcoming sequel to Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans.
Details from the full press release follow the jump.