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.





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.





Comic Rush manga mag moves to all digital

26 01 2011

Comic Rush Magazine announced Wednesday that the anthology would be moving from print to 100 percent online starting in April. The March issue will be the last print issue.

Issues will be available on computer, ipad and iphone, and Android devices for 450 yen on the 1st of every month. The March issue is available now for free here: (Comic Rush).

Comic Rush is probably most known for printing manga series Clannad and Galaxy Angel.





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.





Check it — Club Sunday

14 12 2010

Club Sunday is an online manga site from the magazine from Japanese publisher Shogakukan. This month the site posted the first chapter of Raiden 18, a series created by Full Metal Alchemist manga-ka Hiromu Arakawa.

The series is about Dr. Tachiba, a woman who creates her own monster under the influence of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The first chapter ran in Sunday GX in 2005, and the second later that year. The third chapter will run in Sunday GX this year.

In all, the site features four other series to read as well.

Check it out here: (Club Sunday).





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 »





Kodansha, Shueisha to join J-Comi website

7 12 2010

Kodansha and Shueisha plan to collaborate with Ken Akamatsu’s J-Comi online manga website, Akimatsu reported Monday on his site.

The company plans for a second beta test before the end of the year. Shueisha will make available a 2007 unnamed Shonen Jum Series and a seinen series Kootsuu Jiko Kanteinin Tamaki Rinshirou by Kengo kagi, and Kodansha will bring a one-shot Shojo manga from Mayu Shinjo.

As of Tuesday, the site has had nearly 2 million downloads.

The full site will launch on Jan. 10, 2011. Akamatsu said in a press conference Monday that he feels free distribution of manga paid for by advertising is the only way to combat illegal distribution.