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Bluefin Sets Exclusives – Bandai Star Wars B-Wing Star Fighter and Figure-Rise Standard Dragon Ball Vegito for Comic-Con International 2018!

Bluefin is taking two new exclusives to Comic-Con International 2018 – the Bandai Spirits Hobby 1/72 Scale Star Wars B-Wing Star Fighter Limited Edition Model Kit, and the Bandai Spirits Hobby Figure-Rise Standard Dragon Ball Vegito Model Kit.

There will also be array of kits from Bandai Spirits Hobby that will be available for purchase during.

Comic Con International 2018 will take place July 19th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA.

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FUNimation Unveil Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives!

2015 FUNimation SDCC Exclusives

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their exclusives for Comic-Con 2015. The exclusive items – for purchase, or as a gift with purchase – include some of the companies most popular brands: Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, Fairy Tail and Lost Girl.

Follow the jump for details.

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Dragon Ball Z: Season One on Blu-Ray December 31!

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A new restoration and re-mastering process has made it possible for FUNimation to produce season sets of its popular Dragon Ball Z anime series on Blu-Ray. Each season set will include new triptych art and include new cast interviews, retrospectives and fan submissions. Also, exclusive to the Blu-Ray, a nine-part special features series that spans the entirety of the show’s run.

Dragon Ball Z: Season One will be available on Blu-Ray on December 31st, but fans can pre-order for 45% off regular price today until November 11th.. Check out the press release, following the jump, for details.

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MANGA: COWA! Something Completely Different From The Creator of Dragon Ball Z

Akira Toriyama is best known for the manga/anime series Dragon Ball Z, but he has done a good deal more. One of his most entertaining is COWA!, the tale of a half-vampire/half-werekoala named Paifu and his friends as they seek a cure for Monster Flu – a disease that affects ghosts, were-beings, vampires and all other monsters, but not humans.

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The world of COWA! is one where humans and monsters generally co-exist in peace – human children go to school during the day, while their monster counterparts go to the same schools at night. Paifu and his best friend, a ghost named Jose Rodriguez, are typical kids who like to play pranks, skip school and enjoy their lives/unlives. When a strange illness strikes their friends and relatives, the two set out to find the cure. They enlist the aid of a curmudgeonly former sumo named Mr. Maruyama – but known as The Volcano – and another kid, Arpon, who considers himself Paifu’s arch-enemy, tags along [to swipe the credit if they’re successful].

Toriyama’s storytelling is clever enough, and his art guileless enough, that COWA!, although aimed at younger readers, is terrific fun for everyone. The characters are beautifully developed; the plotting is more than sufficient to hold one’s attention; the twists aren’t telegraphed, and the ending is satisfying enough that I, for one, would love to see more of the characters.

The first chapter [sixteen pages] of the book are in color – and beautifully done – which allows the reader to imagine the “real” look of the black & white remainder of the story. It’s kind of amazing to see the range of color to be found in Toriyama’s nights.

COWA! is thoroughly delightful.

Final Grade: A