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Robotics Notes Boxart 212x300 Robotics;NotesIn a world where robots are commonplace and augmented reality apps are in the hands of every child, one man sets out to thin the rampaging herd that is humanity, using only the power of the sun and one boy’s innocence.  Who will save the human race!?  Who will revive eugenics as a “profession” and achieve worldwide infamy?  Never mind that, now. Let’s talk about how fun high school clubs are for a while.

This is no ordinary high school club, to be fair, unless you think constructing a giant robot is the most blasé of activities, right up there with Yearbook Editor and a double-reed ensemble, perhaps in concert with one another.  Power of the oboe, my friend.  The robot club is a Senomiya family tradition, founded by Misaki Senomiya, who summarily handed the baton to younger and suggestively less intelligent sister, Akiho.  You see, it has to be a giant robot, because giant robots symbolize justice, the power of dreams, and freedom from the opposite sex!  I get platonically aroused just thinking of it.

It seems at first that young Aki has to move heaven and Earth to get her club funded, get people to join, and finally get them to do anything at all to help her with the club’s Trigun-esque objective. Upon reflection, she manages to recruit the hugest of nerds: a gaming addict, a shut-in game developer, a closet robot enthusiast who brings his work to competitions like a young whippersnapper instead of learning his dad’s fishing business, and a girl who’s the proverbial anti talent, but somehow winds up being the robot’s data source for humanoid movement dynamics.  God help us all.

The show beats into our brains like a blunt instrument that Akiho’s unwavering determination is the source of all positive developments for the club, and at times, I felt genuine resonance with that ideal.  She lives under the shadow of her sister, who is described as more capable by every possible measure.  Today’s Misaki by contrast seems cold and distant and dare I say, mean.  Akiho isn’t angry or envious of her sister, at least on the surface, so her source of motivation is rather abstract in a sense.  It’s clear she has something to prove, both to herself and to sister Misa.  An eternal mystery about this show is how Aki’s leadership, if you call it that, produces results. We don’t see or manage to divine how.  Despite the antics and general entertainment value of a club atmosphere, I might have written off the show if it failed to offer more.  What it offers above camaraderie is intrigue.

Robotics Notes 001 20140417 300x168 Robotics;NotesYashio Kaito is what you or I would describe as a fighting game junkie.  He’s constantly playing the online game “Kill Ballad,” where players don mechanical gear and battle each other for prestige. His is a tablet computing society, one which is at a stage where augmented reality (AR) satisfies at very least the lonely hearts of teenage boys by painting cat features on their beloveds or whatever they might be in nerd lingo — “boobiage at least by anatomic terms,” as it were, thereby breeding disinterest in a breathing beloved without computerized cat ears to fondle — but I digress.

Kai, as Akiho calls him, stumbles upon an AR character at an abandoned building, and she presents him with a game of sorts: satisfy certain criteria, and receive a series of reports on what the late Kou Kimijima was up to before his murder — reports that paint a rather bleak picture about his compatriots prior to his apparent crisis of conscience and untimely death.  Some of the challenges test his commitment via the GPS and image sensors in his device, making it a rather compelling game, if I may say so.  The backdrop of Kimijima’s conspiracy is an Earth that is suffering violent solar radiation from a star that, one might argue, should still be stable. Why, oh why, are these solar storms happening?

Robotics Notes 003 20140417 300x170 Robotics;NotesA corpus of conspiracy nut-job writings on the side is not cause for alarm in general, but people in Kai’s life outside his closest circle of friends appear awfully concerned about his extracurriculars.  As more reports bubble up within Kai’s view, terrible and too-coincidental things happen.  As the fiercely innocent robot club gains traction on its goals with but one setback, the backlash against Kai’s activities builds in turn, but the show does a tremendous job at convincing us that it all leads to the truth of, well, everything the characters care about or agonize over.

At this point in the story, I think viewers can take one of two directions: develop a genuine admiration of the protagonists and the bond they’ve forged and trials they’ve passed, or decide the camaraderie isn’t enough and focus on the events as a factual account, some of which are quite potent in the context of human suffering and/or triumph.  I like to think the show does rather well in either direction, but admittedly I’m with the camp that eats up the giant robot club ideals with a giant soup ladle.  I honestly loved every minute of it.

Robotics;Notes closes in standard fashion, as most stories go, with a big blow-out and some falling action.  Perhaps there’s a kiss or an “hasta la vista, baby,” but alas, I am not at liberty to say.  I terminate any thought of spoiling it for you.  Like many Japanese works, it’s like a lover’s Spring, retreating to the mountains before the sweltering heat of consequence sets in.

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Viz Launches Second Weekly Shonen Jump “Jump Pack”

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LEAP INTO THE WORLD OF MANGA AS VIZ MEDIA RELEASES NEWWEEKLY SHONEN JUMP PRINT EDITION “JUMP PACK” ISSUE 2

New Print Issue Features 100+ Pages Of Manga Content,

A 3-Month Digital Subscription And An Exclusive

Blue-Eyes White Dragon YU-GI-OH! Collectable Trading Card

Shonen Jump Retail Pack 2 Cover 20140417 210x300 Viz Launches Second Weekly Shonen Jump Jump PackVIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP manga (graphic novel) magazine returns to its roots in print as it gives North American fans a special treat with the release of the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Jump Pack 2014, Issue 2 available now. The jam-packed print edition contains more than 100 pages of the world’s most popular featured series and is an ideal way to check out what the digital WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine offers.

The WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Jump Pack is available in the U.S. and Canada exclusively through retailers serviced by Diamond Comic Distributors and also from leading online anime/manga retailer Right Stuf. The WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Jump Pack 2014, Issue 2 is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will carry an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN.

The latest Jump Pack issue features the current hit series, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, by DEATH NOTE and BAKUMAN。artist Takeshi Obata, as well as chapters from continuing fan favorites such as BLEACH, NARUTO, ONE PIECE, YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL and much more. The issue also includes a promotional code for a 3-month weekly digital subscription to the magazine along with a limited edition Blue-Eyes White Dragon YU-GI-OH! trading card with exclusive variant art from Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the YU-GI-OH! series.

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP is the world’s premiere manga brand and leading weekly manga magazine. The digital version published by VIZ Media features the latest installments of some of the world’s most popular manga series released every week to English readers on the same day as the magazine’s general print release in Japan. Currently serialized titles include the sci-fi action series, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL (based on the novel of the same name which is the source material for the major motion picture, Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt!), and the recently launched STEALTH SYMPHONY, with story by Ryohgo Narita (Durarara!!) and bold artwork by Yoichi Amano. These join other popular series such as BLEACH, ONE PIECE, NARUTO, NISEKOI, ONE-PUNCH MAN, SERAPH OF THE END, TORIKO, and WORLD TRIGGER. The latest new chapters of monthly series BLUE EXORCIST and YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL debut on the closest Monday after their Japanese release.

VIZ Media also offers North American fans single issues of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP for only $0.99 each. One-year Memberships are also available for only $25.99 (U.S. / CAN) and include 48 weekly digital issues as well as exclusive YU-GI-OH! Collectable Trading Cards, special one-shot manga, exclusive digital-only promotions, and access to additional subscriber-only content including creator interviews and insightful promo videos. Current subscribers can also access their accounts via VIZManga.com, the VIZ Manga App, or with the Apple iOS Newsstand App.

The digital version of the magazine is also available to international readers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa via the Newsstand App for the Apple iPad® and iPad® Mini, or the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP App on the Google Play Store for Android devices. International issues debut each Monday at 10:00am (PST) and monthly subscriptions are available with automatic monthly renewals. Additional information on international subscriptions is available at: http://ift.tt/1i0jSYU.

For more information on WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and exclusive subscriber offers, please visit shonenjump.viz.com.

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Sentai Licenses The Comic Artist And His Assistants – Editor Beatings Optional

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES

“THE COMIC ARTIST AND HIS ASSISTANTS”

HOUSTON, April 17, 2014 – In this office the assistants hold the whip, and nothing will keep them from meeting their deadlines in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, The Comic Artist and His Assistants. This slice of life comedy series is directed by Takeshi Furuta (Tiger & Bunny, Place to Place) with series composition by Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Fruits Basket), character design by Hitomi Tsuruta (Gintama, Cyberteam in Akihabara) and animation production by ZEXCS (Say, “I Love You”, Chu-Bra!!).

The life of an artist can be hard: Long, laborious hours working in a studio with only your thoughts and assistants to keep you company. In the case of overworked mangaka Aito Yuuki his attempts to merge the two are so far unsuccessful. With so many lovely ladies around, Aito’s stream of consciousness tends to quickly get off the rails and take a turn for the perverse. His priorities are askew and subjecting his assistants to his fantasies has taken precedent over work. Despite Aito’s blatant abuse of power, his beautiful, talented assistants are willing to play along if it means that their work will be successful. It’s all for the sake of the manga, right? At least, that’s what they tell themselves until Aito’s gets a little grabby. Thankfully, editor Mihari is there to keep him in line, from threatening to fire him to physical punishment. Will Aito’s abuse of power result in romance or rough treatment? Find out in this comedy slice of life - The Comic Artist and His Assistants!

The Comic Artist and His Assistants will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

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Viz Releases Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VIZ MEDIA LETS SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR FOR THE DVD AND BLU-RAY RELEASE OF BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC III – THE ADVENT

Lone Mercenary Guts Returns To The Band Of The Hawk For A Final Quest In The Exciting Climax To The Epic Medieval Anime Action Feature Film Trilogy

Berserk The Golden Age III Boxart 20140417 212x300 Viz Releases Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III   The AdventSan Francisco, CA, April 16, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, offers the action-packed, bloody conclusion to the BERSERK anime feature film trilogy as it announces the release of BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC III – THE ADVENT on DVD and Blu-ray, available now.

The new release is rated ‘M’ for Mature Audiences and will carry a DVD MSRP of $19.98 U.S. / $24.98 CAN and a Blu-ray MSRP of $24.98 U.S. / $27.50 CAN. The DVD edition features Japanese and English 5.1 audio with both subbed and subtitled dialogue options. The Blu-ray version features crisp 1080p HD resolution along with Japanese and English DTS-HD audio and subbed and subtitled dialogue options.

DVD bonus features include a production art gallery, theatrical trailers, original Japanese TV spots and the ending theme, “breakthrough.” The Blu-ray edition also includes all DVD features with additional content, including a special highlight reel for the U.S. theatrical premiere of BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II – THE BATTLE FOR DOLDREY, outtakes from THE ADVENT and THE EGG OF THE KING, and an interview with Eiko Tanaka, President of Studio 4ºC, which produced the entire BERSERK anime trilogy.

In BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC III – THE ADVENT, the horrifying conclusion to the Golden Age unfolds in a magnificently violent nightmare, signifying the birth of a new era. It’s been a year since Griffith’s imprisonment by the Kingdom of Midland. Once praised as the saviors of the Midland, the Band of the Hawk has been on the run and is on the brink of breaking apart. Much to everyone’s surprise, Guts returns to the Hawks, and the search for Griffith begins!

“The drama and on-screen action reaches a feverish climax in the stunning finale to the BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC trilogy,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “Audiences will not want to miss even a second of this stirring adventure, depicted in a lush blend of traditional and CGI animation, as the events set in motion in the previous two movies come to a head! Anime and action fans everywhere are going to delight in the violent but satisfying conclusion to the acclaimed trilogy.”

Also catch BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING and BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II- THE BATTLE FOR DOLDREY available now on DVD and Blu-ray from VIZ Media.

The BERSERK manga series, by Kentarou Miura, debuted in Japan in 1989 and quickly drew a devoted following, going on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide. The series, still ongoing in Japan, has been published in North America and the UK, as well as in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Latin America. The BERSERK manga has also inspired a popular anime television series and has spawned a variety of related video games, collectable figures and toys, and music soundtracks, as well as the current BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC film trilogy.

For more information on the BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC film trilogy, please visit the official Facebook page at: http://ift.tt/1l7udKU.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.

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Nerdy Talk Episode 7, Mayhem & Mushi-shi

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Episode 7 placed us smack dab in the middle of the big Spring 2014 premiere week. As one would expect, this episode is all about the transition from the winter to the spring. We discussed our picks for the Winter season, as well as our early picks for Spring 2014 darlings. While our crew was a bit smaller this week, the conversations were as grand as they always are.

This evening’s edition of Nerdy Talk features the following members:

  • Mike Ferreira
  • Matt Brown
  • Anthony Simpson

Currently, we’re available on iTunes, Blubrry, Stitcher Radio, and standard RSS.

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This week, we’re listing the shows discussed in the episode, with links to information on the shows

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TRSI and TOKYOPOP To Release Hetalia Manga Volume 6

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RIGHT STUF, INC. Announces

HETALIA AXIS POWERS Volume 6 

GRIMES, IA, April 16, 2014 — Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to announce that volume 6 of the HETALIA AXIS POWERS manga will be available on May 13, 2014.

Thanks to a special arrangement with TOKYOPOP and Hetalia’s Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics, the first print run of this book will include an six-page color insert. Once the initial print run sells out, the volume will be transitioned to Right Stuf’s print-on-demand program.

Hetalia Axis Powers, created by Hidekaz Himaruya, started as a Japanese web comic. It utilizes personification to represent countries and their participation in historical events, while poking fun at cultural stereotypes. It was later adapted into a manga (released by TOKYOPOP) and an anime series that is currently available to North American audiences on DVD and Blu-ray from FUNimation Entertainment.

The first five volumes of the Hetalia manga are available now. Volumes 1-6 can be ordered exclusively through rightstuf.com. For more information about Hetalia Axis Powers, visit hetalia.rightstuf.com.

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Media: Printed Material
Street Date: 5/13/2014Page Count: 144

Genre: Comedy

Suggested Rating: 16+

 

UPC: 978-157032-152-8

SRP: $15.99

 

About HETALIA AXIS POWERS VOLUME 6:

MICRONATION MANIA, NORDIC NONSENSE AND CATTY CRAZINESS!

All your favorite countries return for more silly adventures in the sixth installment of Hetalia Axis Powers! In this volume, Finland wants to make the Baltic Three a Baltic Duo, the micronations search far and wide for new friends, and Seychelles gets a mysterious visitor from the African mainland! Then the cats of Nekotalia return!

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About Right Stuf, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is amongst North America’s largest publishers, distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry’s original pioneers, Right Stuf operates a multinational mail-order catalog and one of the trade’s most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstuf.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles that include video streaming, podcasts and special publications. Included under the Right Stuf corporate umbrella is print publisher, Right Stuf On-Demand, and video production labels Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny and 5 Points Pictures.

Visit www.rightstuf.com for additional information.

ABOUT TOKYOPOP

Founded in 1997 by filmmaker and entrepreneur Stu Levy, TOKYOPOP established the market for manga in North America and introduced the term to the English language audience in the process. Over its history, TOKYOPOP has published over 3000 books; distributed anime and Asian films on home video and television; licensed merchandise to consumer goods companies; created graphic novels of major brands and led the way digitally in social media, e-commerce and user-generated content.  TOKYOPOP’s brand expanded internationally with offices in Europe and Japan and a network of over 160 partners in more than 50 countries and 30 languages. Through TOKYOPOP, Levy has produced live-action and animated film and television content based on the company’s extensive intellectual property library, including PriestAmerica’s Greatest OtakuVan Von Hunter and a slate of projects currently in development.  Visit TOKYOPOP’s Asian Pop Culture newsletter at http://ift.tt/1hW5cdz  or follow at http://ift.tt/1hKWSSF.

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Sentai Filmworks Acquires Kagami no Asobi

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Sentai Filmworks Logo Sentai Filmworks Acquires Kagami no Asobi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES

“KAMIGAMI NO ASOBI”

HOUSTON, April 16, 2014 – A young girl is given the herculean task of strengthening the bonds between humans and gods by Zeus himself in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Kamigami no Asobi. This supernatural romance series is directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Good Luck Girl!) with series composition by Tomoko Kanparu (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me to You, NANA), character design by Minako Shiba (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Black Butler) and animation production by Brains Base (One Week Friends, Penguindrum).

The question of who weaves our destiny has always been shrouded in mystery. However, in a twist of fate, Yui Kusanagi discovers a mighty and mysterious sword that transports her to another world. There, this ordinary high school girl finds herself face-to-face with the mighty Greek god Zeus. As her fortune would have it, The God of Thunder has an unusual request: remain in the dimension he has created and attend a school of legendary proportions. When he’s not busy ruling the universe, Zeus acts as headmaster and dean for a school of young, somewhat misguided gods. The bond between humans and gods has weakened, and it is now up to Yui to teach the gods about love and what it means to be human. Will the dice of fortune fall in her favor?  Or will the pressure of being a modern-day Venus be too much to handle? Only time will tell what happens as her fate unfolds before her. Whatever the outcome, bring on the bishounen as Yui tries to reveal who her true destiny is tied to in KAMIGAMI NO ASOBI!

Kamigami no Asobi will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

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NIS America Ships Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Season 1

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NYARUKO: CRAWLING WITH LOVE! SEASON 1 PREMIUM EDITION  IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA!

Santa Ana, CA (April 15, 2014) – NIS America is excited to announce that Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Season 1 Premium Edition, the hilarious and out-of-this-world anime featuring creatures based off the lore of H.P. Lovecraft, is now available for purchase across North America. Adventure, love, and world saving await! The title comes in a 2 Blu-ray disc set, with a fully illustrated hardcover art book and collectible slipcase.

It is now available at the following select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, and  NIS America Online Store.

Nyaruko: Crawling With Love! Season 1 Premium Edition

About the show:

Mahiro Yasaka finds his quiet life thrown into chaos when he’s attacked one night by a fearsome demon. Luckily for Mahiro, Nyaruko, the Crawling Chaos, has been sent by the Planetary Defense Agency to protect him. It turns out all of the creatures from Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos are in fact just aliens! Soon enough, Kuko, the Ravenous Chaos, and Hasuta, the Deity of Wind, have entwined themselves in Mahiro’s life as well. Follow Mahiro and gang as they fight for their lives, learn about love, discover intergalactic video games, and perhaps even save the world!

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About the extras:

-Nyarlathotep-tested, alien-approved hardcover art book (full color, approx. 32 pages) with episode guide, character info, and gorgeous full color illustrations

-Clean opening and ending, Japanese trailers

Cast

Kana Asumi as Nyaruko

Eri Kitamura as Mahiro Yasaka

Miyu Matsuki as Kuko

Rie Kugimiya as Hasuta

Staff

Animation Production – XEBEC

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TITLE: NYARUKO: CRAWLING WITH LOVE!
Season 1 Premium Edition
MSRP: $64.99
RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2014
ITEM #: NYA1-BRD-US-PE
UPC: 813633013558
AGE RATING: Older Teen 16+
LENGTH: Approx. 288 mins/12 eps
FORMAT: 2 Blu-rays
LANGUAGE: Japanese audio, English subtitles

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About NIS America
In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America.
NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do.
As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement.
NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as
Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!,
WAGNARIA!!, and Natsume’s Book of Friends.

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Neon Alley Launches Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VIZ MEDIA’S NEON ALLEY LAUNCHES THE BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED SCI-FI ACTION SERIES GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET

Catch The Entire Subtitled 13-Episode Series FOR FREE On Neon Alley Online Anime Streaming Platform!

Gargantia and the Verdurous Planet Key Art 20140415 175x300 Neon Alley Launches Gargantia on the Verdurous PlanetSan Francisco, CA, April 15, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, brings the intergalactic action drama – GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET – to its new Neon Alley FREE online streaming anime platform.

The lushly animated 13-episode adventure was created by the famed animation studio Production I.G. and is available today in its entirety at NeonAlley.com. For $7.99 a month, U.S. fans can also access GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET on mobile and digital devices through the subscription-based Hulu Plus Video-On-Demand service. The premiere of a dubbed version will follow later in the year.

In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space, and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he’s not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!

“GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET is a gorgeous story charting young pilot Ledo’s journey of self discovery as he visits a strange and nature-filled planet ‘Earth’ for the very first time,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “The evocative adventure delivers a substantial plot, intriguing characters and beautifully rendered animation created by Japan’s most famous anime studios. With the flexibility of the free Neon Alley streaming platform, fans can dive in and marathon the entire series at their leisure!”

Neon Alley delivers the hottest in subbed and dubbed digital anime series, simulcast world premieres, exclusive on-demand access, and a massive legacy catalog of new as well as classic favorites (in HD when available). NeonAlley.com is a premier on-demand, online destination for streaming anime content in the U.S. The service is available for FREE online and also anytime, anywhere across a wide array of different devices, including PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, Chromecast, and a variety of other mobile devices through the subscription-based Hulu Plus Video-On-Demand service. Additional details on Hulu Plus-enabled devices can be found athttp://ift.tt/RWkHwd.

Additional information on Neon Alley is available at: www.NeonAlley.com.

For more information on anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit: www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.

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Neon Alley Launches Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
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