Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind – one of the greatest manga of all time – is getting a deluxe box set edition. VIZ Media has announced that Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed seven-volume masterpiece will be presented in a two-volume hardcover edition in a special illustrated slipcover and will include a full color, double-sided poster. Each of the two volumes will also include eight full color, full page inserts.
The NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Deluxe Box Set will hit shelves on November 6th. The official Press release follows the jump.
The Japanese film Happy Family Plan looks at the effects of the recession on family – and how some things resonate with everyone – and add a real, quirky Japanese game show for heightened drama. The DVD release includes features that familiarise us with some of the country’s language, ritual and food. It’s an unusual and cool package.
Check out the Neon Alley sizzle reel – it reveals the launch date for the network that will stream uncut content direct to your TV through your PlayStation®3 game console; all English dub premieres of over a dozen of the most popular anime series, live action movies, and more.
ABOUT TIGER & BUNNY – The city of Stern Bild is protected by corporate superheroes known as NEXT, who fight crime while promoting their sponsors on the popular show ‘HERO TV.’ Veteran hero Wild Tiger relies on his years of experience and instincts to fight crime, but his tendency to destroy public property for the sake of protecting the lives of the innocent has earned him the nickname ‘Crusher for Justice.’ Now, under orders from his new employer, Wild Tiger finds himself forced to team up with Barnaby Brooks Jr., a rookie with an attitude. Two polar opposites work to fight evil in this thrilling buddy-hero action series!
VIZ Media’s new 24-hour anime channel, Neon Alley – which premieres this fall on PS3 and Playstation Network and will feature programming from an array from anime producers and distributors – will feature the highly successful pirate/adventure series One Piece. The series is the story of how Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates – by claiming the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!
Viz Media has announced plans to launch a 24-hour anime channel in October. Neon Alley will be available in the US and Canada and will be available by subscription to play on TV via your game console. The plan is to run all genres of anime on a channel subsidized through limited advertising to keep the subscription rate a constant $6.99.
Follow the jump for details on titles (if you love Tiger and Bunny, for example, this will be the place to see it), getting more information and accessing special sneak peeks.
You’ve heard of pop-up stores (store that ‘pop-up’ for a few days and then are gone forever – Jack White had one a couple years back that was a huge success), right? Well, the 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco will feature the American premiere of the Evangelion Pop-Up Museum!
The Two-Day Only Special Exhibit At NEW PEOPLE Will Display Original Production Art, Concept Drawings, And More From The Popular Anime Sci-Fi Film Series As Part Of Annual Weekend-Long Festival Celebrating Japanese Pop Culture.
For more details from the official press release, follow 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.
GANTZ, a live action film based on the hit manga of the same name, will play in 334 theaters across America – including five in Maryland – with a special screening at the Mann’s Chinese 6 in Hollywood. The special Hollywood screening will be followed by a discussion and interviews with cast members with Otaku USA Editor-in-Chief, Patrick Macias. The event is being presented by San Francisco’s New People, an entertainment company that specializes in bringing ‘the latest examples of Japanese pop culture’ to America.
The press release and summary – and link to the list of locations involved – follow the jump.
‘You must never touch things if you don’t know what they are,’ says March at the beginning of Volume 1 of March Story, a darkly entertaining manga from VIZ Media. Ills are dark spirits that hide within the form of beautiful works of art and possess the unwary who come in contact with them – forcing them to acts of unspeakable violence. March is one of the Ciste Vihad, hunters who track down the Ills – and/or the unfortunates who have become possessed by them. Some they can save. Others…