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One-Shot Manga Battle Royale: Angels' Border Heading Our Way in June

We know there are a lot of Battle Royale fans who frequent this site so when word came of a one-shot manga from VIZ Media heading our way written by Koushun Takami, author of the original novel, of course we had to share!

Two More Join Live-Action Ghost Hunt

We told you last year that a feature film adaptation of the popular manga series Ghost Hunt was in the works, and today comes word that two new actresses have joined the hunt. Read on!

Win an Evening with Scream Queen Brooke Lewis in Support of Manga/Anime/Cosplay Film Black Hat

Upcoming manga/anime-themed feature film Black Hat is currently in the fundraising stage, and among the cool incentives being offered is an opportunity to attend the premiere with one of the stars, Brooke Lewis herself!

Horror Icons Get the Manga Treatment from Artist Matsuda Yuusuke

While I respect its place in pop culture, the anime/manga art style just does nothing for me. The huge heads, big eyes, and small mouths thing is just too cute for my liking, but even I will admit that this batch is kind of cool.

Manga Gets Monstrous with Live Action Ghost Hunt Adaptation on its Way

The Japanese are seriously obsessed with the supernatural. They're also obsessed with used panties, but that's another story altogether. In any event, another live action adaptation of a popular manga is on its way.

Live-Action Bleach Adaptation Coming Our Way from Warner Bros.

VIZ Media has announced that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to the hit manga and anime property Bleach, created by Tite Kubo.

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: April 5th - Manga and Syfy Monsters

Rest your wallets easy, folks, as other than a couple of monster movies which previously aired on Syfy, this week's genre offerings are really slim pickings.

Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist Manga Series Begins on April 5th

VIZ Media has announced the release of the manga (graphic novel) series Blue Exorcist by creator Kazue Kato on April 5th, 2011. The new title will be published under the company’s Shonen Jump Advanced imprint, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S./$12.99 CAN. Synopsis:

New Manga Series Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura Launching in April

We're a bit hit or miss with our coverage of manga and anime, but when things cross our desk that we think might be of interest to our readers, we do our best to bring them to your attention. Today we have info on the North American premiere of new manga series Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura from visionary shojo creator Arina Tanemura. From the Press Release:

Gantz Live Action Film Set to Hit the Big Screen January 20, 2011

On Thursday, January 20th, 2011, comic book collectors, anime aficionados, and film fans will have the opportunity to participate in the one-time-only, world premiere of Gantz in movie theaters across the country, presented by NCM Fathom and New People, in association with Dark Horse Comics. Synopsis:

VIZ Media's New Genre Manga Acquisitions for Spring and Summer 2011

Looking forward to the new year? VIZ Media's recent announcement of its forthcoming releases for spring and summer 2011 should help build even more anticipation. The company's diverse new lineup offers something for everyone, from the supernatural adventures of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan and Blue Exorcist to the long-awaited artbook of the hit Vampire Knight series.

New Manga Series Kurozakuro Reflects Anti-Bullying Trend with a Cannibal Twist

With teen bullying being a hot topic in headlines these days, VIZ Media couldn't have picked a better time than this week to release award-winning artist Yoshinori Natsume’s manga series Kurozakuro. The graphic novel is offered under the Shonen Sunday imprint and rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens. Its synopsis follows:

Viz Launching New Series Grand Guignol Orchestra from Kaori Yuki

In stores next Tuesday, October 5th, comes Grand Guignol Orchestra, the latest manga from Kaori Yuki, the queen of all things Gothic. It will be filled with everything her fans have come to love - lush artwork and tales of horror and darkness ... mixed in with a bit of the supernatural! From the Press Release:

Voice Actors Named for Animated Series Vampire Knight

VIZ Media has announced the first names to join the voice cast for Vampire Knight, the upcoming animated series based on the bestselling manga by Matsuri Hino.

Warner Bros. Gets Out Horror With Bleach

Graphic novels (or in this case Japanese manga) have been the single most popular bits of source material for Hollyweird these past few years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Not just content with having a big screen version of Akira on the way, the house of the bunny has another trick up its sleeve!