The latest addition to this year's New York Comic Con is a big one, with Death Note artist Takeshi Obata joining in on panels and autograph sessions on Thursday and Friday during the convention. Obata will be appearing at the con with the support of Viz Media and the Japan Foundation. Read on for more.
Earlier today, there was Twitter buzz that a live-action adaptation of Bakuman, the manga about making manga, was filming in Hachioji. It didn't take long for this to become official with news that a live-action movie based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Shonen Jump series is planned for 2015. More after the jump.
Viz is preparing a couple new massive bundles with box set collections of Bakuman and One Piece. The Bakuman box set, which packs all 20 volumes, arrives on October 1, while a set of 23 One Piece volumes is scheduled for November 1. Details after the jump.
American anime distributor Media Blasters has been showing lots of signs of life lately. Retailers have been informed that Squid Girl Part 3 (Season 2) is slated for March 12, 2013. Conversely, the company has used their Facebook page to tell fans not to expect Bakuman or Rurouni Kenshin from them any time soon. More after the jump.
With a single CD scheduled for October 31st release, Lantis has posted a preview of the music video for nano.RIPE (Humanity Has Declined, Hanasaku Iroha themes, as well as an appearance in the latter anime itself) Bakuman 3 opening theme "Moshimo No Hanashi." A limited edition will be released with a music video bonus DVD. Get a look and listen after the jump.
Following Minori Chihara's "SELF PRODUCER", Japanese record company Lantis has posted four short videos of the theme songs for the upcoming TV anime series Code: Breaker, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit Hen, Bakuman. 3rd season, and Hiiro no Kakera 2nd season successively. Check the videos all at once after the jump!