Crunchyroll has announced a set of additions to its library of streaming anime today. As of tonight, Samurai Champloo, Deadman Wonderland and Black Butler have been added, while the territories in which Ninja Slayer is available have expanded. More after the jump.
The long journey of Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's Deadman Wonderland manga has finally concluded. Tokyopop started releasing the 2007 series and got five volumes in before their regional publishing division ceased operations in 2011. Then, a month before its Japanese run ended in August 2013, Viz picked up the series for a new American release. Well, the violent saga of imprisioned Ganta Igarashi is finally at its English language end as Viz has released the 13th and final volume in print and digital this week.
Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou are back with brutal new steampunk manga Smokin' Parade, which debuted in the October issue of Shonen Ace on August 26th. Their earlier 2007-2013 Deadman Wonderland is also getting a new pachislot machine. And, in time for these, Deadman Wonderland has begun a free web-serialization, running digitally every Tuesday starting September 1st on Comic Walker.
With its movie month over, Toonami is set to introduce its new schedule on Saturday, Januayr 3rd. For the new year, They're bringing back Deadman Wonderland. Plus Cowboy Bebop’s starting over at “Asteroid Blues” for the first time remastered in HD. More after the jump.
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!