PROMARE, the hyper-kinetic 2019 theatrical anime film directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and animated by Studio TRIGGER, is hitting numerous digital outlets on April 21, 2020, and GKIDS (the film's U.S. distributors) are hosting an online watch party event encouraging fans to interact with the English dubbed voice cast as they watch along. Hit the jump to learn more.
After it was announced that HBO Max would stream the Studio Ghibli library in North America, international fans of the breathtaking anime studio were itching to know when they’d be able to stream the beloved films. Today, it was announced that Netflix would be streaming the extensive library from Studio Ghibli outside of North America and Japan. Hit the jump to learn when each film will be released!
The upcoming HBO Max streaming service will launch in the Spring season of 2020, and thanks to a team-up with New York-based film distributors GKIDS, the service will offer something unique for animation fans: access to Studio Ghibli's catalog of 21 feature-length anime films. Hit the jump to learn more.
On March 24, 2017, several Japanese anime music record companies (including Lantis Co., Ltd. and FlyingDog, Inc.) joined forces to create a new company named ANiUTa, Inc. with the goal of providing a subscription-based digital distribution service dedicated to anime, game, tokusatsu, and Vocaloid music. Hit the jump to learn more.
Two titans of the manga industry are teaming up in a new business arrangement that will make some 750+ volumes of Kodansha Comics' English-translated manga available to international readers through Kadokawa's BookWalker Global app. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio has published a preview video advertising the Sanrio Danshi web manga, and the video features famous voice actors playing the 5 principal characters of the series by Mai Andou about handsome high school boys who are secretly infatuated with Sanrio mascot characters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Big Comic Original, a bimonthly seinen manga anthology magazine published by Shogakukan that has serialized such works as Naoki Urusawa's Monster and Pluto, will soon begin next-day digital distribution following the publication of the print version. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga author Mai Andou will be publishing a pair of digital comics about the Sanrio Danshi, a fictional group of male high school students who bond over their love of Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty and Pompompurin. Hit the jump to learn more.
Monthly Heroes, a manga anthology that specializes in publishing super hero comics, is partnering with China's largest mobile communications company, China Mobile, for digital distribution. Hit the jump to learn more.
Overlap, a Japanese publisher that specializes in both digital distribution and physical character goods, is launching a new electronic boy's love manga magazine entitled LiQuille which aims to appeal to adult women. Hit the jump to learn more.
Beginning with the January 2016 issue published on November 30, 2015, Shogakukan's weekly seinen manga magazine, Big Comic Spirits, will be simultaneously publishing an electronic version of the magazine as well as the printed version. Hit the jump to learn more.
Koi Ikeno, the author such shōjo manga as Tokimeki Tonight and Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, will be publishing a new autobiographical manga in the electronic edition of Shueisha's Cookie manga magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.
The eBook Japan Initiative, in cooperation with Elex Media Komputindo and m&c!, has launched a new digital distribution platform for Indonesia called MangaMon. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ichijinsha, a Japanese publisher, and Pixiv, an online platform for artists, are joining forces to produce a new electronic magazine entitled comic POOL, which will debut on November 06, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.