J Geeks gets new website

25 03 2011

The J Geeks website has gotten a new look and address.

The new site is www.jgeeks.com.

The site will also be undergoing a change in format, focusing more on original content like reviews, and also on Japanese study. A little less emphasis will be placed on news items, as much as it will be a site yo hopefully bring something new to reader’s eyes.

The look of the site is not necessarily final, and will be undergoing tweaks in the coming weeks. As of now, all new posts will appear on www.jgeeks.com.

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Gantz tops Japanese box office

1 02 2011

All the buzz paid off for the Gantz film, which debuted at the top of the Japanese box office in its opening weekend.

Gantz debuted in the U.S. January 20th, a bit before the film’s Japanese debut.

The film took in 590 million yen in its first weekend, drawing 454,000 moviegoers to 410 screens across Japan.

Based on a seinen manga series, Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.

The second film is scheduled to come out April 32, 2011.





New Pokemon manga will run in Shonen Sunday

16 01 2011

A new Pokemon manga series will run in Shonen Sunday, according to Jisedai World Hobby Fair 2011 posters and ads.

The series had previously run in Corocoro magazine, an anthology aimed at younger audiences. The move is aimed at garnering an older audience for the series.

Corocoro is one of the few magazine anthologies to buck the recent slump in manga sales. The move is presumably to help boost sales for Shonen Sunday, which sold 678,917 copies in 2010. Corocoro sold 950,834.

No title for the series has been announced.





New Suzumiya Haruhi trailer streamed

10 12 2010

Bandai Namco Games began streaming Thursday a teaser promo video for an upcoming Suzumiya Haruhi PS3 game.

Called The Reminiscence of Suzumiya Haruhi, the game will take place after the 2010 Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi movie, and the film’s production committee oversaw the game’s story.

Players take on the role of Kyon, who returns to the Kita High School Festival in a world where the S.O.S. Brigade does not exist.

The game is due out March 24. A PSP version is also planned.

Also, rumor has it the Haruhi movie will release in Japan Dec. 18. The closest confirmation of this is a listing on CD Japan’s website: (The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi)

Amazon Japan also lists the street date as Dec. 18. Check it out here: (The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi).

Check out the teaser below: Read the rest of this entry »





Spice and Wolf 16th novel will be last

4 12 2010

The 16th volume of light novel series Spice and Wolf will be the last in the series, according to Temple Knights website.

The unique medieval fantasy light novel series which focuses on economics and religion has spawned anime, manga and drama CD adaptations.

The Temple Knights website mentions there is still a possibility of Wolf and Spice short stories in the future.

The 16th novel will release on Feb. 10.





Maken-Ki! anime announced

1 12 2010

An anime adaptation of the Monthly Dragon Age manga series Maken-Ki! has been announced, according to the comic anthology’s website.

About to join his childhood friend Haruko at her school, Takeru comes to find out most of its students are buxom young women. After meeting Inaho, a girl who claims him as her fiancé, and Kodama, who says she wants to kill him, things really get odd – the school’s student body possess magical items called Maken with which they duel each other.

The manga began in Dragon Age Pure, but moved to Dragon Age Monthly when the magazine was cancelled.

No details have been released on when the series will appear.

Check out a sample of the manga here: (Maken-Ki!).





Gantz movie U.S. debut in January

29 11 2010

According to Oricon and Cinema Today, the live action Gantz movie will premiere in the U.S. in Jan. 20.

The film will eventually reach 300 screens in the U.S. Gantz opens in Japan on Jan. 29, with the second to follow on April 23.

One of the film’s stars, Kenichi Matsuyama, said why should the film debut in Japan first? when asked why the releases would be almost simultaneous.

The film is adapted from the manga series by Hiroya Oku, which debuted in Weekly Young Jump in October 2000. An anime adaptation has also been made.

Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.

Check out a trailer for the film below: Read the rest of this entry »