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    Novel by Celebrated Post-Modern Author Hideo Furukawa Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: haikasoru.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announces a fantastic new tale of intrigue and the undying bond man shares with dogs with the publication of Belka, Why Don`t You Bark?, by author Hideo Furukawa. The hardcover novel carries an MSRP of $25.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN. The eBook edition is available for $9.99 on the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Books Store, and the Sony Reader Store. Haikasoru publishes some of the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy stories for English-speaking audiences, and is the first imprint based in the U.S. dedicated to Japanese science fiction and fantasy in translation. Belka, Why Don`t You Bark? begins in 1943, when Japanese troops retreat from the Aleutian

    Win Free Copies of Yokai Attack!, Yurei Attack! and Ninja Attack! from Tuttle Publishing Author: Dan Ross Source: Tuttle Publishing The past few years have seen a series of field guides from the Japanese cultural brain trust of Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt appear in the English speaking world. First we were safeguarded from various forms of Yokai in Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide. Following up two years later was Ninja Attack! True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws. And just this summer we learned about another singular aspect of Japanese supernatural lore, the curious world of Yurei, with the premiere of Yurei Attack! The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide. Though coming from folklore, myths and urban legends, the Yokai and Yurei guides were not works of fiction, reflections on anime or other media entertainments, but the results of surveys and research

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZManga.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen The library for the VIZ Manga platform continues to grow, adding to the over 1000 volumes now available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android smart phones and tablet, and now Kindle Fire! A highlight for this update is the debut of Neon Genesis Evangelion Vols. 11 & 12 this week and next! Get ready for the worldwide simultaneous debut of Vol. 13 on Nov. 2nd (in the U.S., both digitally & in print from VIZ Media!) by catching up on the ENTIRE series! Additional digital manga debuts for the second half of October include: - Tenjo Tenge Vol. 9 debuts today, the same day as the print counterpart! - Bokurano: Ours makes it`s VIZ Manga debut! Vols. 1 & 2 debut today! - More Nana and Hunter X Hunter,

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, continues to expand its library of original graphic novels as it announces the acquisition of the North American publishing rights for MONSUNO (?????), an epic boys action adventure where kids discover, command and battle creatures with destructive potential. A race to harness the power of Monsuno ensues between this group of heroic kids and the evil forces focused on destroying the planet. The Monsuno publishing series will debut with a graphic novel, written by Brian Smith with artwork by Erwin Prasetya, delivering all new, original adventures beginning late Spring 2013 under the company’s VIZ Kids imprint. Monsuno Volume 1 is rated ‘A’ for All Ages, and will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S.

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZManga.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media brings the new hit Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha manga series -- Barrage -- to VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App. Volume 1 of the action series, created by Kouhei Horikoshi, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and debuted on October 4th, the same day the graphic novel launched in Japan. Digital MSRP will be $4.99; the print edition is scheduled to debut in March 2013. Barrage is a space battle fantasy series set on a planet called Industria, which is in a state of chaos, and its fate lays in the hands of Astro, a kid from the slums! Please visit VVIZManga.com/barrage for a free chapter 1 preview of Barrage, as well as to purchase and view Volume 1. VIZ Media’s innovative digital manga platform allows for universal

    Debut Edition Features GHOST IN THE SHELL Director Mamoru Oshii Source: MediaLab press release, NEWPEOPLEWORLD.com Official Site: newpeople.jp/travel/eng Special Thanks to Erik Jansen NEW PEOPLE, Inc, a San Francisco-based entertainment company bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, has announced the launch of NEW PEOPLE Travel, an intriguing new free online travelogue that gives readers an opportunity to see colorful new sides of Japan through the eyes of an eclectic collection of artists and creative visionaries that are recognized around the world. NEW PEOPLE Travel is now available at newpeople.jp (select ENGLISH from the menu bar), or at newpeople.jp/travel/eng. The site will be updated every Monday. NEW PEOPLE Travel welcomes reader’s requests regarding future stories to be featured on the site. Send requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: redakai.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, thrills action fans of all ages with the launch of the original graphic novel series Redakai, inspired by the innovative trading card game developed by Spin Master and corresponding Cartoon Network animated series. Redakai Volume 1 joins the VIZ Kids imprint with its debut on October 2nd, is rated ‘A’ for All Ages, and will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN. Redakai Volume 1 has stories by Aubrey Sitterson and Mike Raicht, with artwork by Write Height Media, Zack Turner and Dan Ciurczak, and follows the adventures of Team Stax as they race against competitors searching the world for mystical Kairu energy, the primal power of the universe.

    Meet TIGER & BUNNY Designer Masakazu Katsura and Catch the Debut of New SJ Alpha 2013 Yearbook At FREE Event Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: SJAlpha.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media invites manga and anime fans of all ages to join the company for a very special Shonen Jump Alpha Meet-Up, taking place Friday, October 12th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Kinokuniya Bookstore, located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue between 40th & 41st Streets). The meet-up is FREE to attend, and coincides with VIZ Media’s appearance at the 2012 New York Comic Con taking place October 11th-14th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2042. Making a special in-person appearance at Kinokuniya will be legendary creator and character designer Masakazu Katsura (I”S, VIDEO GIRL AI, ZETMAN, TIGER &

    Long-Awaited Masterpiece of Intrigue and Innocence Lost Returns After Four Years Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, thrills readers as it reboots the English-language publication of Loveless (????), the hit fantasy manga series from creator Yun Kouga. Volume 9 is available now and is rated ‘T’ for Teens, with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / £6.99 UK. VIZ Media has also announced plans to publish the earlier volumes of LOVELESS as new 2-in-1 omnibus editions beginning in October. These releases will feature updated translations, new lettering, retouched sound effects, and a fresh cover design. Volume 1 debuts on October 9th and includes 6 full-color pages, as well as 50 pages of bonus comics and insightful artist commentary from Yun Kouga

    Black Lagoon, Dogs, Nana, Tenjo Tenge and More Launch This Month on North America’s Leading Digital Manga Platform Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZManga.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, tantalizes readers with a digital collection of nine mature manga series launching this month on VIZManga.com. From kinetic action and imaginative science fiction to romance and gothic melodrama, these new additions push the boundaries of the manga medium and share an emphasis on creative quality and unique storylines. The newly available manga series, each rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers, include Black Lagoon, Butterflies, Flowers, The Cain Saga, Dogs, Dorohedoro, Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Jormungand, Nana and Tenjo Tenge. Individual volumes start at $4.99 each. Black Lagoon Volume 1 · by Hiroe Rei · Rated ‘M’

    New App Allows Fans to Create and Share Real-Time Video Segments About 24-Hour Anime Channel Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: NeonAlley.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has teamed with Tout Industries, Inc., a prominent social media technology company, to utilize its platform to enable Neon Alley members to share real-time video status updates. Tout is the latest partner to be announced for Neon Alley, the 24/7 anime channel VIZ Media will debut this Fall. Tout is an innovative social media tool that gives Neon Alley fans a fun way to communicate and interact with the channel and each other. By downloading the Tout application (available free for iPhone and Android smartphones) and via Webcam, users can easily shoot and share 15-second video status updates.

    New EvaNavi San Francisco is a Free Personal Tour Guide to 60 Must-See Pop Culture Attractions Source: MediaLab press release Official Site: itunes.apple.com/us/app Special Thanks to Erik Jansen NEW PEOPLE, a dynamic entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, is pleased to announce the debut of a new iPhone app that will launch to North American users, supported by the 2012 J-POP Summit Festival in association with festival partners NAVIelite and KAYAC, Inc. The EvaNavi San Francisco Voice Tour Guide is a fun English audio application designed for the iPhone that incorporates aspects from the hit EVANGELION 2.0 sci-fi anime property to guide users to 60 notable attractions around San Francisco. The EvaNavi SF application is available for FREE download from the iPhone/iTunes AppStore at itunes.apple.com/us/app. Anime fans, tourists, and even local residents can get to know the City

    Celebrated Science Fiction Author Project Itoh Takes Readers on a Dystopian Journey to Find the Heart of Darkness Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: haikasoru.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announced the forthcoming release of celebrated Japanese author Project Itoh’s geopolitical action thriller, Genocidal Organ, on August 21st. The new novel will carry an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN. An eBook edition will also be available for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Books Store, and the Sony Reader Store. Haikasoru publishes some of the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy stories for English-speaking audiences, and is the first imprint based in the U.S. dedicated to Japanese science fiction and fantasy in translation. Who can win in a war of all against all? The war on

    North America’s Premiere Digital Manga Platform Expands Range Of Enabled Devices Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZManga.com, VIZ.com/apps Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen Leading North American manga publisher VIZ Media has notably expanded the range of digital devices that feature the VIZ Manga App to the recently released Google Nexus 7. The VIZ Manga App, which is available for free from the Google Play store, is now available for 7-inch Android tablets and smaller in addition to smart phones running Android 2.2 or higher. With the VIZ Manga App, VIZ Media’s innovative digital manga application allows fans complete interoperability to read manga from supported Android-enabled devices as well as for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and with VIZManga.com for desktop/laptop computers. With one account, registered users are able to view their purchases across more devices than ever. Content

    All Digital Manga Releases to Debut on Tuesdays Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZManga.com, VIZ.com/apps Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen Leading North American publisher VIZ Media continues to refine its VIZ Manga digital platform with a newly announced general release schedule that will synchronize future manga titles to coincide with the domestic debut of their print counterparts, closing the gap between print and digital manga formats. Beginning today, all VIZ Manga releases will debut on Tuesdays. In addition, digital volumes of current releases will debut on the same day as its print debut. This will also include future VIZ Media titles available from the NOOK Store for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet. The VIZ Manga App is available for free through the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store, and all manga volumes are generally available

    Up to 20% Off All Volumes on VIZ Manga App and VIZManga.com Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZManga.com, VIZ.com/apps Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media gives readers a fun and affordable way to wrap up the summer reading season with a just-announced “End of Summer” sale on ALL digital manga titles currently featured on VIZManga.com and available for digital download through the VIZ Manga App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and now also for Android-powered smart phones! For a limited time, fans can catch up on favorite series and dive into new ones with this special promotion, running now through the 20th, offering up to 20% off on over 700 digital manga volumes and 80 different series (Reg. MSRP: $4.99). Included in the “End of Summer Sale” and not to be missed is the debut of

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZ.com/apps Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media invites manga fans across North America to join True Cross Academy’s crack team of demon hunters for a brand new adventure in Volume 8 of the smash hit series -- Blue Exorcist -- on the VIZ Manga digital platform. The latest volume launches digitally than 3 months ahead of the print counterpart’s debut on November 6th! Blue Exorcist Volume 8 is available now for immediate digital download for only $4.99 through VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and for all Android-enabled smart phones. The new volume is also available from the NOOK Store for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet. Blue Exorcist (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) is a paranormal action/adventure series created by Kazue Kato

    How do we leverage "soft" subcultural icons, obsessions, and desires into products with irresistible consumer appeal? Source: Stone Bridge Press press release Stone Bridge Press is pleased to announce Geeky-Girly Innovation: A Japanese Subculturalist`s Guide to Technology and Design by Morinosuke Kawaguchi. This visionary book by a leading Japanese strategy expert supplies a road map for the future of international technology, design, and popular culture. Analyzing everything from super-toilets to cute character stationery goods, Kawaguchi argues here that the Japanese have leveraged the childlike, feminine, cute aspects of their otaku ("geek") culture into top-tier products for world markets. What does this mean for the human/object interface? How can we personalize and pleasurize design? The answers may lie in our entertainments, innocence, and obsessions. Morinosuke Kawaguchi is principal associate director for Arthur D. Little Japan and a lecturer at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is considered

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: VIZ.com/apps Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, announced plans to expand its VIZ Manga digital platform to include Android Smart Phones. Manga fans running Android 2.2 or higher on their phones will be able to download the free VIZ Manga app from the Google Play Store and read the world’s best manga anywhere they go. VIZ Manga for Android phones debuts today with 80 series, including blockbusters Naruto, Bleach, Black Bird, and Blue Exorcist, with additional series added every week. The digital anthology Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha will also be available. Content purchased on Android will be synchronized across the entire VIZ Manga digital network, including VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga apps for iOS devices. “Finally, the world’s most

    Personal Appearances, Booth Activities and Show Exclusives for 2012 Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, returns to Comic-Con International, the nation’s biggest comic book, science fiction and pop culture event, with an exciting and expansive roster of special personal appearances, exciting panels, anime feature film premieres, and fun giveaways and convention exclusives. The show takes place July 11-15 at the San Diego Convention Center, CA, and VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2813. Fans won’t want to miss a special opportunity on Friday July 13th to catch a rare personal appearance by Eiko Tanaka, Founder and CEO of Studio 4ºC, which produced the new dark fantasy epic BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC film trilogy. VIZ Media will release the first movie

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