Manga publisher Dark Horse had a handful of announcements to make at its Sakura-Con panel, including the upcoming release of KEI's Hatsune Miku: Unofficial Hatsune Mix, Hideki Mori and Kazuo Koike's New Lone Wolf & Cub manga, and The Art of Katsuya Terada book. Details past the jump.
Toren Smith, one of the looming figures in the story of localizing manga and anime for English speakers, passed away on March 4th at age 52. Smith helped bring classics like Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell and Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira to North America, as well as set the stage for the manga boom of the 00s. More after the jump.
Having previously published a number of Mass Effect mini-series, Dark Horse has announced that they will be working with Mass Effect 2 and 3 lead writer Mac Walters on a new ongoing comic based on BioWare’s science fiction RPG. Characters for the series will tie into Mass Effect 3: Citadel single-player DLC. More after the jump.
It's the book that unseated 50 Shades of Gray at the top of Amazon's sales character. After racking up a staggering preorder count, that some estimate to exceed over a quarter million, comic/manga publisher Dark Horse will be releasing The Legend of Zelda - Hyrule Historia on January 29th. Get an early look after the jump.
Dark Horse, Avatar - The Promise writer Gene Luen Yang and series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are set to explore one of the key holes in Avatar lore this March —what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? The publisher also has more CLAMP including Tokyo Babylon planned. Get the full schedule after the jump.
Publisher Dark Horse has announced solicitations for December comic releases and January graphic novels. Manga for that period includes the long awaited new short story collection from Blade of the Immortal author Hiroaki Samura, a collection of Evangelion tribute manga, and the second Trigun omnibus. Get the details after the jump.
According to a new Diamond Books sales catalog, Dark Horse is set to publish The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia encyclopedia published in Japan with assistance from Nintendo. Hit the jump for all of the details on the massive book and what it will feature.
Publisher Dark Horse has sent out their solicitations for October comics and November graphic novels. Among the upcoming manga titles is the first omnibus collection Trigun Maximum. See the full plans after the jump.
Dark Horse has announced its slate of October books and August comics. Among the new releases is Yoshitaka Amano's (Final Fantasy) first fantasy novel created as author and illustrator, Deva Zan. See the full plans after the jump.
Dark Horse has announced its slates of July comics and September graphic novels. This has shaped up to be a remarkably strong schedule for manga releases, with the debut of Oreimo and the omnibus of CLAMP's Angelic Layer, as well as more Card Captor Sakura, Berserk, and Vampire Hunter D. Check out the details after the jump.
Earlier this week, we had news about the post-production work on a Hollywood adaptation of 47 Ronin. Independently, the story is also being adapted in a comic, written by the President of publisher Dark Horse, Mike Richardson, and illustrated by the renowned Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), with the legendary Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) advising. More after the jump.
For the first time since September 2010, Dark Horse is set to publish a new volume of horror manga The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, which returns on March 28th. If you're new to the series don't be afraid of the fact that it's volume 12, since the unique series' grisly cases are largely standalone. Get a first look after the jump.
It can be quite a wait between volumes of Blade of the Immortal and Kohta Hirano's Hellsing follow-up, Drifters, but in July, Dark Horse will be releasing new collections of the two hot blooded action manga. See the publisher's full slate after the jump.
Dark Horse has expanded their digital offerings with the manga incarnation of Asuka Katsura's Blood+, Eiji Otsuka (MPD Pscyho) and Housui Yamazaki's critically acclaimed horror manga The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service and Housui Yamazaki's ghost story manga Mail. Four fantasy-action Korean manhwa were also added to the digital store. More after the jump.
Dark Horse's digital comic store, which offers content that can be read on PCs or iOS devices, has begun offering a "MegaBundle" of the first 10 volumes of Lone Wolf and Cub. For $45, you can get over 2,800 pages of Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's samurai revenge classic. More after the jump.