Fans of Adult Swim's Toonami block have much to look forward to after this month, as the block returns to its normal schedule in January with a couple of surprises. Hit the jump for details.
Viz Media announced at Anime Expo that they've licensed action manga Deadman Wonderland, previously published in North America by Tokyopop. The manga, which was published by Kadokawa Shoten rather than Viz's parent companies, starts with the first volume February 11, 2014. Subsequent volumes will be released every other month. Kosuke's seinen crime action Gangsta is also launching in February 2014. It will continue with quarterly releases. More after the jump.
According to the reliable Manganewsjapon, Sket Dance will end with chapter 288, in this year's 32nd issue of Shonen Jump on sale July 8th. Meanwhile, Deadman Wonderland will be ending in the September issue of Gekkan Shonen Ace, on sale July 26th. More after the jump.
Following the conclusion of Deadman Wonderland, Cartoon Network will continue to program Toonami's relatively fresh content with the August premiere of Samurai 7. Gonzo's sci-fi remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai has been released in North America by FUNimation and previously ran on IFC in 2006. More after the jump.
FUNimation has lined up a number of eagerly awaited home video releases for October, including Deadman Wonderland, Shakugan no Shana - Season 2, C : Control, and A Certain Magical Index. Get the details after the jump.
When we checked in on Toonami ratings after the Adult Swim anime block's return, numbers were, as Jason DeMarco put it, "OKAY." Thankfully they improved over the second week, with premiere episodes of Bleach, Deadman Wonderland, and Casshern Sins doing better than before. Details past the break!
Adult Swim's two new anime premieres, Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins, both ranked #1 in their time periods among certain young adult demographics. While the rankings were up, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim's vice president of strategic marketing and promotions, Jason DeMarco, says it was just, "OKAY." Read on for more!
FUNimation followed up on Cartoon Network's announcement that the returning Toonami programming block will feature Casshern Sins and Deadman Wonderland with a cast listing for the never-before-heard English dub of the latter. Check out who's who after the jump.
Former Toonami producer Jason DeMarco recently confirmed the May 26/27 schedule for Toonami's return to Adult Swim, which includes Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins. Read on for more!
Last month it was confirmed that the anime-themed crossover skins for Lollipop Chainsaw protagonist Juliet Starling would be offered worldwide, and now we have a full list of costumes to look forward to in North America. Read on for the list, from the straightforward and simple to outfits from Deadman Wonderland, High School of the Dead, and more.
A new promo for Grasshopper Manufacture/Suda51 (No More Heroes) x film director James Gunn's (Slither, Super) Lollipop Chainsaw shows heroine Juliet Starling doing some zombie slaying while dressed as the protagonists of Highschool of the Dead, Deadman Wonderland, Is This a Zombie? and Manyu Hikencho. Check it out after the jump.
Highschool of the Dead artist Shouji Satou is doing more than lending a pair of character designs to Lollipop Chainsaw for downloadable content character design. He's also illustrated a special zombie fighter cross-over illustration, that will be offered to Japanese consumers who buy the fourth volume of his new action manga Triage X. This, plus a new look at the DLC costumes after the jump.
Zombie smashing game Lollipop Chainsaw is set to be this Summer's biggest hit and the Japanese version is already set to get even more costume DLC based on Highschool of the Dead, Deadman Wonderland, Is This a Zombie? and Manyu Hikencho. Hit the jump for all the details.