26 Aug 2014

Viz Media Announces Blood Lad Anime Limited Edition Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack - Press Release

An Otaku Vampire Obsessed With The Human World Falls For a Pretty Girl That Becomes A Ghost; 10-Episode Anime Series Also Features Talented English Dub Cast


San Francisco, CA, August 25, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, gives fans and viewers the opportunity to add BLOOD LAD to their personal home media collections as it announces the release of the complete anime series as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and also as a Standard Edition DVD set, on September 2nd. VIZ Media is the exclusive North American master licensor for the BLOOD LAD anime property.


The 10-episode paranormal action comedy about a nerdy vampire that is obsessed with the human word is rated ‘TV-14’ and will be offered as a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $89.99 CAN. The special set comes packaged in a full-color chipboard box featuring 4 discs containing the entire series as well as the BLOOD LAD “BLOOD LAD-EX” OVA short film and a 96 page premium art booklet featuring episode guides, art, interviews and more. Other combo pack bonus features include an interactive art gallery,  nearly a half-hour of English dub session outtakes, an Anime Central convention chalk art video along with series trailers and clean opening and ending segments.

©2013 Yuuki KODAMA /Kadokawashoten / BLOOD LAD Partners  

The Standard Edition 2-disc DVD set for BLOOD LAD features the complete series and OVA film and will be offered at an MSRP $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and standard DVD set both feature English dubbed and original Japanese stereo audio selections (with English Subtitles).


The Demon World: a place where it's good to be bad. Werewolves, zombies, and even the Abominable Snowman fight day and night for the title of Territory Boss. The vampire Staz, however, finds the whole thing to be a serious pain. He spends his time watching anime, playing video games, and daydreaming about going to the Human World. That all changes when he meets Fuyumi, a human girl who instantly wins Staz's heart but subsequently loses her life to a man-eating plant. Staz refuses to give up on the girl of his dreams and travels across the Demon and Human Worlds in search of a way to bring Fuyumi back to life by any bloody means necessary.


The English dub cast for BLOOD LAD notably stars Bryce Papenbrook as Staz and Xanthe Huynh as Fuyumi and also features talented voice actors such as Johnny Yong Bosch, Kyle Hebert, Cristina Vee and Wendee Lee in key supporting roles.


“BLOOD LAD was adapted from Yuki Kodama's bestselling manga series and offers a hilarious, action packed story featuring plenty of adventure and laughable situations, and fans won’t want to miss the chance to own the complete series as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Animation Marketing Manager. “The combo pack also features a wealth of entertaining bonus material including the BLOOD LAD OVA which picks up right after the series’ final episode and follows Staz and Fuyumi as they journey to the Demon Acropolis. Don’t miss this special release coming next month!”


For more information on BLOOD LAD, or other award-winning anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
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23 Aug 2014

Viz Media Releases The Art Of Princess Mononoke - Press Release

Studio Ghibli Library Imprint Celebrates Hayao Miyazaki And His Groundbreaking Animated Film In A Gorgeous Hardcover Art Book That Features A New Translation


San Francisco, CA, August 20, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, captures the attention of anime fans and collectors with a special new edition of the acclaimed art book, THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE, which features a new translation and beautiful hardcover presentation. The edition will debut on August 26th.


VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library imprint celebrates the work of iconic Japanese film director Hayao Miyazaki and his famed animation studio. The imprint has collected and released a substantial catalog of full-color art books, film comics, children’s picture books and other releases for Studio Ghibli films such as Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausica√§ of the Valley of the Wind, and The Wind Rises.


THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE · MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN ·

Available August 26th


This new hardcover edition features insightful interviews, concept sketches, character art and finished animation cels from the critically acclaimed fantasy action film by Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. Released in 1997, Princess Mononoke was the first Hayao Miyazaki film to break into the American mainstream. The journey from initial idea to the big screen is captured here in stunning detail and also includes a look at Miyazaki’s original concept art and the use of computer graphics technology in the film’s production.


“We are very proud to expand our Studio Ghibli imprint with THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE and invite devoted fans and serious collectors to savor the gorgeous artwork and updated translation it features,” says Masumi Washington, Senior Editorial Director. “PRINCESS MONONOKE was a groundbreaking achievement for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli and became the film that firmly established him on the international stage. THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE is a beautiful testament to this creative visionary and his unique film.”

For more information on Studio Ghibli Library titles, please visit: www.viz.com.


Princess Mononoke
Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) © 1997 Nibariki - GND
All drawings and image art © 1997 Nibariki
All rights reserved. © 1997 Studio Ghibli

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21 Aug 2014

Episode 148 of Hunter x Hunter Anime 2011 is the Last Episode

The 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced that the Hunter x Hunter Anime 2011 will end on September 23. A few days ago Megumi Han, voice actress of Gon told Hunter x Hunter anime to end at episode 148. Megumi tell that in a diary along with her mother, voice actress of Mito. As reported by ANN, she wrote:

Now that I've talked about the turning point for this column, there's something I want to talk about. The other day, at Sanbunzaka Studio, the place of all the beginnings, we conducted the recording for episode 148 of Hunter x Hunter, which will serve as the turning point for the anime for now. I will not say "final episode" myself. I will be stubborn and only call it "episode 148." I say this, because in terms of episode numbers, in a certain meaning, this will be the final episode, but I feel that it also feels like the start of a new beginning. If you ask me, episode 147 is the final episode, and 148 is sort of an epilogue. The original manga is still continuing, and the adventures haven't ended yet. An unknown world still awaits. Actually, it's like what has happened up until now in the story was nothing more than a prologue, and it gets me even more expecting for what's to come.
Though I say that, when I think that "I've been going to the same place every week at the same time for three years, but next week, this won't happen...," I get very sad.
...I know I shouldn't talk too much, but I will condense my feelings right here. To everything up until now, and to everyone, I say, "Thank you."

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20 Aug 2014

3DS Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Released on December 18

Final Fantasy Explorers Time Mage Ninja


Games Talk, a japanese news site announced that the upcoming 3DS Final Fantasy Explorers will be released on December 18, 2014 in Japan.
A magazine scan that uploaded by twitter user @kazu4281 revealed 2 new jobs that will join the list of Final Fantasy Explorers jobs, they are Time Mage and Ninja.

This multiplayer action RPG is only confirmed to release for Japan region, while the western region still not yet confirmed.
You can watch the preview of gameplay on my previous post.


Source: My Nintendo News
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19 Aug 2014

Nintendo UK Release Fantasy Life Overview Trailer



Upcoming 3DS game Fantasy Life get an overview trailer that uploaded on Nintendo 3DS UK YouTube channel. The Level-5 role playing adventure game scheduled to release on September 26, 2014 in Europe while the US version will be released on October 24, 2014.

If you still not yet pre order the US version, you can pre order it from Amazon or Play-Asia.

Along with the release of trailer, Nintendo UK also make a Press Release just like below.
18th August 2014 – Explore the vast open world of Reveria alongside friends and share your discoveries with a host of local and online features available to players of Fantasy Life, the much-anticipated role-playing adventure from LEVEL-5 coming on 26th September for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems.
Link Mode, an online communication tool discovered by paying an in-game visit to the Guild Office in the town of Castele, is a feature that – once activated – allows you to connect with friends when they are playing Fantasy Life at the same time*, and exchange messages and valuable tips during gameplay. To keep your friends informed of your in-game exploits, Link Mode also contains a notification setting to communicate your achievements, and ‘Applaud’ the landmarks reached by others.
As part of the game’s wider co-operative features, players can get together with up to two friends via either local wireless or online multiplayer and explore the world of Reveria together, with online multiplayer incorporating its own chat feature for players to communicate while – for example – on a hunt, or foraging for precious items! So whether you are in need of reinforcements to defeat a powerful monster, or are seeking to trade certain items with friends via an in-game Exchange Box, taking part in co-operative play with friends will help you accumulate much-needed experience and items to aid in your adventures.
In addition, with the game supporting StreetPass functionality, watch out for other players turning up in your game as citizens of Reveria after a StreetPass encounter. Befriend these fellow players, and you may even receive new items. Meanwhile, in order to capture your most exciting moments in Reveria, you can also unlock the Snapshots function, which will enable you to capture in-game screenshots by pressing the START button – just another way to show off your adventures to others!
Prepare for an epic adventure set in a world filled with dry deserts, snowy mountain peaks, pirate-infested coves and more when Fantasy Life, an RPG containing dynamic life simulation elements, releases on 26th September for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. With the local and online multiplayer features, or by sharing notifications in Link Mode, explore the furthest reaches of Reveria together with friends, or simply at your own pace.
To see the brand-new trailer and get a taste of the game's gorgeous art style, visit our official Fantasy Life teaser site.

Source: Nintendo Everything 
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