It's not uncommon for different anime and manga to bear huge similarities to each other, but what about when a series of films from almost forty years ago possess an uncanny amount of tropes we've seen before in shonen titles? Shane does a little digging this week to try learning whether or not the Rocky movies might have sprung from the pages of your favorite weekly manga magazine.
Everyone wants to get faster and stronger and cooler, right!? And what better way to go about it than by training like your favorite shonen action heroes? Shane's taken the liberty of trying out five memorable ways of powering up all by himself, so hit the jump to see what sorts of life-changing discoveries he made!
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.
Weekly Shonen Jump heroes from days gone by reappear this year in a new Japanese DVD series that collects episode 1s of classic anime adaptations. Five volumes will be released starting today through the end of the year at the bargain bin price of 1,200 yen each (about US $15). Hit the jump for the full list of shows included!
You know the Dragonball anime aired in 40 countries, right? You remember that well-meaning 2009 Hollywood live-action flick, right? Where does this popularity come from? Psychologist Yoshihito Naitō proposes a theory as to why Dragonball is so enduring in our minds after the break. Hit it to argue or agree!