Lesley Aeschliman

Manga Review: Assassination Classroom Volume 8

Manga Review: Assassination Classroom Volume 8

Assassination Classroom Volume 8 features Koro Sensei, a powerful octopus creature that’s the homeroom teacher for Class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Junior High School. He intends to destroy Earth within a year, unless the students in his class can assassinate him before the deadline. But even with assassination attempts going on, Koro Sensei still teaches his […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

VIZ Media Announces Digital Manga Update for February 2016

VIZ Media Announces Digital Manga Update for February 2016

VIZ Media starts February 2016 with a new digital manga update that features a wide variety of series debuts and new additions to continuing titles. New manga series launches for the month include Behind the Scenes!!, the latest romantic shojo comedy by the creator of Ouran High School Host Club. Also debuting in February 2016 […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

Manga Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 – Battle Tendency Volume 2

Manga Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 – Battle Tendency Volume 2

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 – Battle Tendency Volume 2 is set in 1938 and focuses on Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan Joestar. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 – Battle Tendency Volume 2 Written by: Hirohiko Araki Publisher: Shueisha English Publisher: VIZ Media Release Date: February 2, 2016 Volume 2 sees Joseph Joestar meeting […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of February 2, 2016

New Manga Releases for the Week of February 2, 2016

This week sees new manga releases from Dark Horse Comics, Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment, and VIZ Media. My “Pick of the Week” goes to VIZ Media’s release of Kamisama Kiss Volume 20. Kamisama Kiss Volume 20 by Julietta Suzuki VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99 Get it for $7.66 on Amazon! It’s the third day […]

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VIZ Media Announces Digital Anime Update for February 2016

VIZ Media Announces Digital Anime Update for February 2016

VIZ Media moves into February 2016 and continues to heat up the winter season for fans with the latest monthly digital anime content update. This month, audiences will be treated to the latest Naruto Shippuden episodes straight from Japan in subtitled weekly simulcasts every Thursday. Also dive into the exclusive U.S. premiere of Sailor Moon Sailor […]

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Manga Review: Toriko Volume 32

Manga Review: Toriko Volume 32

Toriko Volume 32 follows Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter searching for the most precious foods in the world to create his full-course meal. He is accompanied on his quest by the timid chef, Komatsu, as well as their mutual friends. Their quest has taken them to the Gourmet World in order to revive the Age of […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

VIZ Media Launches Behind the Scenes!! Manga Series

VIZ Media Launches Behind the Scenes!! Manga Series

VIZ Media proudly brings Bisco Hatori’s new comedy manga to English readers with the launch of Behind the Scenes!! on Feb. 2, 2016. The new shojo series by the creator of Ouran High School Host Club and Millennium Snow will be published in print and digital editions under the Shojo Beat imprint. Behind the Scenes!! […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

Manga Review: Master Keaton Volume 5

Manga Review: Master Keaton Volume 5

Master Keaton Volume 5 follows Taichi Hiraga-Keaton, an archaeologist and an insurance investigator at Lloyd’s of London. His travels lead him to investigations that bring him in contact with all kinds of people who have interesting stories. Master Keaton Volume 5 Written by: Hokusei Katsuhika Publisher: Shogakukan English Publisher: VIZ Media Release Date: January 19, […]

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VIZ Media Marks Weekly Shonen Jump’s Fourth Anniversary With a Promotion

VIZ Media Marks Weekly Shonen Jump’s Fourth Anniversary With a Promotion

VIZ Media marks the fourth anniversary of the official digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump with a special subscription offer for readers. Weekly Shonen Jump is published digitally every week by VIZ Media and features the latest chapters of a wide variety of serialized fan favorite manga titles presented in English and released on the same day […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of January 26, 2016

New Anime Releases for the Week of January 26, 2016

This week sees new anime releases from Aniplex of America, Eastern Star, FUNimation Entertainment, Maiden Japan, Sentai Filmworks, and VIZ Media. My “Pick of the Week” goes to Eastern Star’s release of Yowamushi Pedal Season 1. Yowamushi Pedal Season 1 DVD Eastern Star – Sub – MSRP: $69.95 Get it for $49.99 on Amazon! Initially, […]

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Manga Review: Case Closed Volume 57

Manga Review: Case Closed Volume 57

Case Closed Volume 57 focuses on a first grader named Conan Edogawa. He was a high school detective prodigy named Jimmy Kudo before he was forced to drink an experimental poison by a couple of criminals from a criminal organization. Unknown to the criminals, the poison that was supposed to kill Jimmy shrunk him down […]

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Manga Review: Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You) Volume 23

Manga Review: Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You) Volume 23

Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You) Volume 23 focuses on Sawako Kuronuma, a high school girl who was a loner due to her looks. Her life changed after meeting Shota Kazehaya, the most popular boy in class. Over time, they progress from being friends to being a couple. Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

VIZ Media Announces a Pair of New Pokemon Home Media Releases

VIZ Media Announces a Pair of New Pokemon Home Media Releases

VIZ Media expands its Pokemon catalog for anime fans as it announces a pair of new home media releases. Inspired by the latest generation of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y video games, Pokemon The Series: XY Set 2 is available now on DVD. Pokemon: The Movies 1-3 Steelbook Blu-ray Collection contains a trio of full-length Pokemon feature films and will be […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of January 19, 2016

New Manga Releases for the Week of January 19, 2016

This week sees new manga releases from Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment, Vertical Comics, and VIZ Media. My “Pick of the Week” goes to VIZ Media’s release of Master Keaton Volume 5. Master Keaton Volume 5 by Hokusei Katsuhika and Takashi Nagasaki VIZ Media – MSRP: $19.99 Get it for $16.18! Called “half English” in […]

 Lesley Aeschliman

VIZ Media Launches School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei

VIZ Media Launches School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei

VIZ Media delivers tense courtroom drama straight from the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump as it announces the launch of School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei on Feb. 2, 2016. The new series was created by writer Nobuaki Enoki and Takeshi Obata, the famed manga artist who achieved international acclaim for the hit series Death Note, Bakuman。 and All You Need Is […]