North American manga publisher Kodansha Comics announced today that it has licensed the Noragami manga series, known as Noragami: Stray God. The company plans to release the first volume of Adachitoka’s popular action fantasy manga this fall.
Noragami tells the story of a stray god named Yato. FUNimation is currently simulcasting the anime. Here is the description:
Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.
To watch episodes of the Noragami anime series, click here. New episodes every Sunday at 11am ET.
Mini A-Kon is this Saturday in Denton, TX, and it’s shaping up to be bigger than ever! Don’t worry, it’s still a free event.
There will be two locations this year: The Denton Civic Center and the Emily Fowler Central Library. Event runs from 10am – 5pm. Click here for more information.
FUNimation will be hosting a panel at 11am in the Emily Fowler Central Library. Come out to learn a little bit more about the industry and to see some extended clips and trailers for the hottest new releases. FUNimation representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
Happy New Release Tuesday! We’ve got two very exciting releases for you today: Jormungand Parts 1 & 2, and Robotics;Notes Part 1. First up, it’s time to rock n’ roll! Let’s talk about Jormungand!
Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the only way he can find those responsible for his family’s slaughter. Besides, his employer isn’t like most merchants of death. She uses guile and cutthroat tactics to keep her clients armed to the teeth—all while cultivating her own warped plan for the future of world peace. With the CIA desperate for her capture, assassins eager to collect her head, and the potential for every contract to end in ultra-violence, Koko and her comrades in arms bring the boom to every corner of the world.
Akiho and Kaito are the only two members of Central Tanegashima High’s Robot Club – but maybe not for long. The powers that be are threatening to shut the organization down. If Akiho and Kaito want the club to survive, they’ll need to win the upcoming hobby robot competition in Tokyo. With everything on the line, Akiho and Kaito devise an awesomely bold plan: build a giant fighting robot!
The Robotics;Notes Limited Edition comes with some beautiful art cards (see below).
The second season of the popular Haganai series will be available on BD/DVD Combo in May 2014!
The Neighbors Club returns as Sena, Yozora, and the rest of the misfit members continue to do totally not-weird things in order to make new friends. Stuff like stalking their fellow students, playing inappropriate video games, and creating time machines. Wait, that’s weird? What about getting engaged? Because Sena and Kodaka are betrothed to one another, which isn’t sitting well with the group.
Look for Haganai NEXT on BD/DVD Combo this May! Pre-order links coming soon!
FUNimation announced during their Industry Panel at Katsucon that the English Dub of Attack on Titan will premiere at Anime Boston. They also revealed the English Crew for the series, listed here below:
Attack on Titan Crew:
ADR Director – Mike McFarland Head Writer – John Burgmeier Script Writers – J. Michael Tatum
& Tyson Rinehart (episodes 3, 7, 10) ADR Engineer – Kenneth Thompson
FUNimation plans to roll out the English Cast announcements in stages leading up to Anime Boston for the English Dub Premiere. Stay tuned for more information.
When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother.
He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth. Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there’s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity’s last hope against extinction. From the director of Death Note and High School of the Dead comes the series Anime News Network calls “an intense, visceral, and graphic thrill ride.” The Titans have come to feast. Anything can happen. No one is safe.
Hey, Dragon Ball Z fans! We’ve partnered with Bandai Namco Games to give you an opportunity to win the new action-brawler Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. All you have to do is go to Facebook.com/DragonBallZ and fill out the entry form for your chance to win the game on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Be sure to share with your friends because every person you refer gets you an additional entry. As a bonus, the top 2 referrers will receive a copy of Dragon Ball Z: Season 1 on Blu-ray so spread the word!
Are you looking for the perfect Valentine to give to your Co-worker/Classmate, BF/GF/Crush, Family, or Friend? Well, we’ve got you covered. Take a look below and pick the perfect valentine to express how you feel.
Just click on the images below for a FREE downloadable print version!
Valentine’s Day: a day for spending time with the ones you love, and we’re braving the elements to spend the weekend with you! Since we wanted to spend the weekend with as many of you as possible, we’re dividing and conquering this weekend at TWO conventions: Katsucon and Anime Milwaukee.
Michelle, Tara, and Adam are heading east to National Harbor, MD for Katsucon! They’ve got so many things planned for this weekend it’s gonna be PSYCHO! Here’s what you need to know:
Now, for some booth info! Back by popular demand, we’ve got our Lucky Draw! This time we are bringing more prizes, and it’s even more awesome than before!
Spend $75 at the booth and you get to draw from the hat from our basic tier of awesome goodies.
Spend $125 at the booth and you get to draw from both the basic tier, and an additional drawing from our middle tier of goodies!
Spend $200 at the booth and you will get the chance to draw from all three tiers of lucky draw items!
We’ve also got tons of title specific gifts-with-purchase (super limited edition magnets, autographed posters, fan service booklets and more! – Stop by the booth and see all of the goodies for yourself. (more…)