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Shadow of the Blue Dragon anime premiere?

By Spencer . March 10, 2008 . 12:07am

Viz Media announced Blue Dragon would appear on Cartoon Network’s schedule sometime this spring. However, a handful of sources are pinpointing the start of Shu’s journey in April as part of Toonami’s 10PM-ish timeslot. Animation Insider specifically has Blue Dragon in at 10:30 PM, which means it will replace Dragon Ball Z and Bakugan Battle […]

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ADV picks up the Devil May Cry anime series

By Spencer . July 1, 2007 . 9:09pm

At Anime Expo ADV Films announced they have acquired the rights to the twelve episode Devil May Cry anime series. This isn’t the first video game anime series ADV has the rights to. Last week ADV Films announced they picked up the Xenosaga anime and the first DVD will arrive in stores this September.   […]

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Circle of licensing life, Death Note ends and begins

By Spencer . June 26, 2007 . 3:45pm

Earlier today, Death Note anime aired its final episode in Japan and while the series has yet to debut on TV, Viz Media is planning to sell the episodes online. The first sixteen episodes will appear on for $1.99 a piece on June 28. These episodes of Death Note are straight from Japan and […]

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Blue Dragon toys coming to North America care of Bandai

By Spencer . June 19, 2007 . 10:30am

The game/anime/manga has yet to debut in North America, but during the first day of International Licensing Show Viz Media announced Bandai America has been granted the license to make toys based off of the anime.   “Bandai America will bring its extensive design and manufacturing resources to bear to develop an exciting and must-have […]

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New details on Naruto: Rise of a Ninja

By Spencer . May 23, 2007 . 2:48pm

  Ubisoft sent over a canned Q&A session with some juicy information on their Xbox 360 Naruto game. Naruto: Rise of a Ninja is due out this fall and the development team wants their title to move beyond fighting.   Some very good games have already been release about Naruto. However, they almost all focus […]

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Watch: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja trailer

By Spencer . May 14, 2007 . 8:20am

Ubisoft lifted the veil on their Xbox 360 Naruto title, now called Naruto: Rise of a Ninja. Instead of being a two player fighting game like most Naruto games, it looks like Rise of a Ninja is a third person action game. It’s hard to tell, since the teaser trailer mostly shows Naruto running around, […]

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Mega Man Star Force anime coming to the USA

By Spencer . April 17, 2007 . 1:37pm

A day after announcing that they picked up the license for Blue Dragon, Viz Media announced they picked up the rights to the Mega Man Star Force anime series.   In the year 220X, a new technology has been developed to enable contact with extraterrestrial life forms. A mysterious accident occurs during the first communication […]

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Blue Dragon anime series gets licensed

By Spencer . April 16, 2007 . 12:06pm

Akira Toriyama’s anime series just made its debut in Japan on April 7, 2007 and a few days later Viz Media announces that they’ve picked up the rights to the anime and manga. Both will be released in North America and Europe, but a date has not been set. There is something else interesting in […]

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US version of Naruto: Ninja Council 3 premiering at NYC Comic Con

By Spencer . February 21, 2007 . 1:33pm

This weekend New York City Comic Con is taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 West 34th St) and gamers can spend some hands on time with Naruto: Ninja Council 3. Naruto: Ninja Council 3 is a multiplayer arena fighting game for the Nintendo DS known as Naruto: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshu 4 […]

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Naruto going on tour in November

By Spencer . October 23, 2006 . 8:33am

Starting on Nov. 4 in Atlanta, GA Viz Media is bringing Naruto to malls around the US. At the Naruto national tour fans can watch sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and play Naruto games from Namco Bandai and D3 Publisher. Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja are likely to be playable while […]

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Hands on with Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles

By Spencer . October 13, 2006 . 11:10am

  When Namco Bandai Games announced that they were releasing Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles (known as Naruto: Uzumaki Ninden in Japan), I was surprised since the game was so far into the storyline compared to where the North American dub is. Just how were they going to fit it in the storyline? During the interview with […]

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Naruto and Hellsing nominated for a Quill Award

By Spencer . September 12, 2006 . 5:28am

Volume seven of the manga where Naruto, Sauske and Sakura enter the Forest of Death got a huge honor. The manga is in the category for best graphic novel along with Maximum FF: A Visual Exegesis of Fantastic Four #1 and Hellsing. This is the first year where manga has been added to the category. […]

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Spotlight: Speaking with Stephanie Sheh

By Spencer . September 8, 2006 . 12:02pm

Hinata Hyuga, Naruto’s shy admirer, finished her major story arc on Cartoon Network’s broadcast. We were fortunate enough to catch Stephanie Sheh, the voice behind the North American Hinata about her role in Naruto and speak to her about her various roles. In this interview she talks about Eureka Seven, her role as Orihime in […]

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All aboard for Train Man: Densha Otoko

By Spencer . August 7, 2006 . 10:35am

Some things occasionally surprise me like Viz Media’s screening of Train Man: Densha Otoko two weeks ago at Comic Con. The movie is based on a true story of a dorky computer programmer who tries to win the heart of a girl he met on the train. After he “rescues” the woman from a drunken […]

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Rurouni Kenshin is over, enter Buso Renkin

By Spencer . July 27, 2006 . 1:48pm

Viz Media recently published the last volume of the popular Rurouni Kenshin in North America. Now that the series is complete just what does the creator Nobuhiro Watsuki have in store for his fans? Over at Comic-Con it was revealed that Viz Media will begin publishing Buso Renkin (Alchemic Weapon) in North America. After Kazuki […]