On June 30th, Japan is getting a second collection of Spider-Man's "Spider-Verse" story, in which the familiar Peter Parker teams up with other versions of the characters, specifically the Edge of the Spider-Verse mini-series focusing on the variants, including a new, Japanese character written by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way. As with the first collection, Yusuke Murata, artist on the One-Punch Man manga remake, will be illustrating the collection's cover.
Anime Expo, taking place July 1-4 Los Angeles, has six leading Japanese entertainment companies to present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri. The line-up includes a preview of Love Live! Sunshine!! and its new group of shcool idols, Aquors, as well as stars, creators and theme song perfomers of One-Punch Man, and performances by top anime music acts, and, with less than a month before the event, Aquors and JAM Project have shared countdown messages.
Ahead of their paticipation at the upcoming 2016 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, NV later this month, Viz has announced their merchandise partners for the popular super-hero anime/manga One-Punch Man. The new product partners cover a diverse array of consumer categories including apparel, collectible figures, posters, and other personal accessories and their releases will be carried by retailer such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, FYE, Game Stop, Hot Topic, JC Penny’s Target, and Walgreens.
Earlier this month, chapter 94 of the Young Jump Web Comics version of ONE and Yusuke Murata's One-Punch Man showcased a special animated title page, featuring the heaving chest of the mighty hero. Today's chapter 95 featured no such gimmick. So, Murata took to Twitter to give Blizzard of Hell her due. Get a look after the jump.
Anime Expo has announced that the July 1-4 Los Angeles event has teamed up with six leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc., and Anime Consortium Japan Inc., to present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri. Get the details after the jump.
One-Punch Man was promoting the Wanpan Fall Festival event, held on September 25th, featuring the cast along with theme song performers JAM Project and Hiroko Moriguchi, priority ticket sales for which are offered with Blu-ray/DVD 6, out on May 27. They then looked, and were thrilled to see, as of May 13th, the December 14th YouTube post of JAM Project theme "The Hero!! ~Ikareru Ken ni Honō o Tsukeru~" has passed 10 million global views.
On May 30th, Japan is getting a six-issue collection of Dan Slott's run on The Amazing Spider-Man comic, specifically the "Spider-Verse" story in which the familiar Peter Parker teams up with other versions of the characters. Leading Japanese marketing is its inclusion of the version of the character from Toei's live-action tokusatsu. Also of note, Yusuke Murata, artist on the One-Punch Man manga remake, will be illustrating the collection's cover.
For fans who might have missed the April 30th launch of pre-orders in all the Golden Week holiday hype, Bandai Visual has just posted their promo for One-Punch Man inspired "OPPAI" fashion brand. Don't let those energetic guitars fool you, this is clothing explicitly marketed for a "datsuryoku" (exhausted, unmotivated, just can't bother anymore) audience. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai Visual has announced the launch of a new "Oppai" brand for all your classy One-Punch Man inspired attire needs. Planned for July 22nd release, there's an apron for all you S-Class homebodies (3,500), shirt for all you put-upon villains (4,000yen), oppai t-shirts in three colors (3,000yen), and the classic parka getting a re-issue (5,500yen). Get a look after the jump.
In 1986, a year after being turned on to manga thanks to Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's psychic horror Domu: A Child's Game, with funding from Shogakukan, Seiji Horibuchi founded Viz (then Communications, now Media). Yusuke Murata, artist on the One-Punch Man manga that Viz publishes, offered a look at one of the tributes being developed. Get a look after the jump.
One-Punch Man wraps up its home video release with its sixth and final volume on May 27th. Bonuses include OAD "The Murder Case that is Too Impossible," an audio CD with drama focused on S-Rank hero King (CV Hiroki Yasumot) and traditional ondo song dedicted to License-less Rider (Yuichi Nakamura) and a chance to buy tickets for a December cast event.