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2014 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco Schedules Special Screening of Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 3–The Advent!

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Seriously, the headline says it all… almost. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 3–The Advent will actually get two screenings at the 2014 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco – Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:30pm and an encore presentation on Sunday, July 27th at 7pm. Both screenings will be held at the New People Cinema in Japantown.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 3–The Advent is the final chapter in the epic action anime Golden Age trilogy based on the acclaimed, ongoing Berserk manga by Kentarou Miura. For more, follow the jump.

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Nerdy Vampire Falls For Pretty Girl as Blood Lad Premieres on Hulu and Neon Alley!

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Can an otaku vampire who is obsessed with the human world find love with a pretty girl who becomes a ghost? That’s one of the questions behind the anime Blood Lad – which can be seen on Neon Alley and Hulu for a limited time only.

VIZ Media has planned a Special Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack – and a standard DVD set – of the 10-episode supernatural comedy series for release on September 2nd. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.

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Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Gets Perfect Edition!

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Monster, Naoki Urasawa’s brilliant psychological thriller – about a cold, calculating killer named Johan, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma, the brilliant surgeon who has an unexpected and compelling reason to hunt him down – is getting a new, Perfect Edition from VIZ Media. This new edition will feature a new translation, re-mastered pages and color content.

Monster: The Perfect Edition will be published in print only, four times a year, beginning with Volume One on July 15th. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.

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VIZ Media Unleashes 500 Volumes of Manga Through ComiXology!

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VIZ Media is already the largest distributor of manga and anime in North America and now they have partnered with comiXology to bring popular manga titles like Naruto, One Piece and Bleach to their platform. VIZ has made more than 500 volumes of manga available through comiXology and manga fans will be able to read them using comiXology’s Manga Fixed Format – ‘a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience.’

Check out the full press release after the jump.

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Ranma ½ Limited Edition Blu-Ray Box Set, Volume 2 Due June 24th!

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The second volume of legendary gender-bending martial arts comedy Ranma ½ is due in stores on June 24th. The Ranma ½ Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set, Volume 2 includes episodes 24-46 in the original Japanese airing order – in the original, uncropped 4:3 aspect ratio – on two discs. The Limited Edition Blu-Ray set also includes a 32-page booklet, complete episode guide and the ’We love Ranma’ Part 2 – Favorite Scenes’ featurette.

A standard DVD set, minus the the Limited Edition’s special packaging and booklet will also be released on June 24th.

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Original Author Writes Battle Royale One-Shot!

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VIZ Media has announced the release of Battle Royale: Angels’ Border, a new one-shot manga written by Koushun Takami, the writer of the original Battle Royale novel. The manga will tell the full story of the girls in the lighthouse – one of the most striking and disturbing sequences in the novel and subsequent live-action movie. Art is by Mioko Ohnishi and Youhei Oguma.

Battle Royale: Angels’ Border will be in stores on June 17th.

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VIZ Media Acquires North American Rights for Sailor Moon!

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VIZ Media has just acquired the North American rights for the Sailor Moon franchise – one of the most popular anime series in the world – including the fifth season of the series, Sailor Stars, not previously seen in North America. The deal covers digital streaming rights, electronic sell-through and all home media products in Canada and the United States.

Included in the deal are all 200 episodes of the original Sailor Moon anime series, the three feature films and additional specials. Beginning today, VIZ Media will be streaming two episodes of Sailor Moon, seasons 1-4, every Monday on its free Neon alley.com anime streaming site as well as the subscription-based Hulu Plus in high definition. Check out the press release, following the jump, for more details.

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All You Need Is Kill Manga Gets Simultaneous Digital Release!

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The manga adaptation of All You Need Is Kill will be released, in digital form, simultaneously with the Japanese release on Thursday, June 19th. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s popular novel, the adaptation is the work of Death Note creator Takeshi Obata. Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.

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Post-Apocalyptic Undead Rule in Seraph Of The End: Vampire Reign!

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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign ‘depicts a stark future where a catastrophic epidemic has killed off every adult on Earth leaving behind a population of children that have been enslaved by murderous vampires.’ As premises go, it’s not the most outrageous – or the least creepy. Its young protagonist, Yuichiro, wants to kill all the vampires but they are seven times stronger than humans and humanity’s most effective Vampire Extermination Team won’t let him join because he doesn’t play well with others.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign is from VIZ Media and will be released, in print and digital, on June 3rd.

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VIZ Media Shows Range for Free Comic Book Day!

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Free comic Day is Saturday and VIZ Media shows off its range with two samplers highlighting all-ages titles Hello, Kitty and Bravest Warriors and more mature fare with All You Need Is Kill and Terra Formers.

While almost everyone has heard of Hello, Kitty, Cartoon Hangover’s Bravest Warriors and All You Need Is Kill (hello! Tom Cruise movie!), Terra Formers – a sci-fi/horror manga set on Mars is much less well-known in North America.

Check out the press release, after the jump, for details on VIZ Media’s two samplers.

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Comic-Con 2014: Exclusive Naruto Shippenden Statue!

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VIZ Media has teamed up with Gecco to produce a special Comic-Con 2014 exclusive Naruto Shippenden statue. The 1/6 scale statue is of Naruto Uzumaki wearing his father’s distinctive red-flamed coat.

The Naruto statue will be available at the VIZ Media booth (#2813) during Comic-Con 2014 (July 23rd-July27th). For more, check out the press release following the jump.

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