The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.
On the third anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, Zapuni LLC are proud to release ‘By Your Side’ an animated music video two years in the making, set to Sade's Grammy-nominated song. This powerful and beautiful film is directed by Tsuneo Goda and the award-winning stop motion animation company dwarf, who are responsible for the hit TV series ‘Domo-kun’ and ‘Komaneko.’
Digital Manga, Inc. to Bring the Remaining Tezuka Library to the Rest of the Manga Reading World!
Gardena, CA (February 12, 2014) Tezuka Productions Co. Ltd. (Main Office: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Takadanobaba. President: Takayuki Matsutani) and Digital Manga, Inc. (Main Office: Los Angeles, California, USA. President: Hikaru Sasahara), are proud to officially announce its latest partnership deal—to bring Tezuka’s backlist of manga titles, which have not yet been adapted and published beyond the shores of Japan, to the English language market, utilizing Digital Manga’s localizing production strong-arm, the Digital Manga Guild—to publish and distribute in digital editions.
Team NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched the three-part YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z digital comic series, providing insight into the backstory in three revealing vignettes. Yaiba takes a break from slaughtering zombies in the debut issue to tell the tale of how his often bloody sword became to be known as “Heartless” as he recounts the story to Miss Monday. Initially released digitally with an all-new full color print comic to be available with the game, as it launches on its newly confirmed North American release date of March 18, 2014, the series is brought to life by Writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, Artist Rafael Ortiz, Colorist Carlos Badilla with special cover art by James Harren. The comic will be available for free download at the Dark Horse Digital Store, www.digital.darkhorse.com, as well as through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes & Google Play). The comic can be found at: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4128.yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-1/2014-01-22
TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International production and creative management company Cross Media International (CMI), headquartered in San Francisco, California, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Tezuka's extensive portfolio of popular properties and characters within North America.