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12:00 PM on 02.01.2015

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 610-613

While it's been at least six weeks since the last time we checked in with Bleach, various publishing breaks and delays have given us just four-odd chapters to work with, and given the pace Bleach tends to move at, it fee...

Josh Tolentino


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.




7:00 PM on 01.18.2015

Level Up: Crunchyroll's Premium Members now have unlimited manga access

I may be late to the party again, but I thought that it was worth noting that Crunchyroll has granted their Premium Members the ability to access their magma... um, I mean manga library. In other words, the anime subscribers ...

Salvador GRodiles

10:00 AM on 01.10.2015

Licensing GET: Yen Press grabs Durarara!! light novels and more

Alright, people! I might need someone to wake me up from my eternal slumber, because Yen Press' latest announcement is too freaking good to be true. In other words, the company has licensed the original Durarara!! light novel...

Salvador GRodiles

10:00 AM on 01.09.2015

Japanese Spider-Man always saves the day!

All us normal everyday folks know to call their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man when they get into a jam, but what happens when Spider-Man gets into a jam? If Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott is to be believed, ...

Josh Tolentino

8:00 AM on 01.09.2015

Digital Manga Inc. forms a Kickstarter to restock Finder

It looks like Digital Manga Inc. has made an interesting move recently. Instead of starting a Kickstarter to fund a license a manga series, the company is starting a campaign to restock Finder's first six volumes. While ...

Salvador GRodiles

1:00 PM on 12.22.2014

Prophecy unveils a creepy new live-action trailer

The uber popular manga Prophecy, written by Testuya Tsutsui is getting an adaptation on the big screen in Japan. The tale of unfulfilled justice and judgment makes its debut in theaters on June 6th, adding to the already solid summer movie line-up. I hope the film can give the slow burning crime thriller a bit of justice, as the shots look pretty good so far!

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 12.22.2014

Shonen Jump J-Stars Victory VS+ answers all the big questions

The biggest question of them all being "When the hell is Bandai Namco releasing Jump Stars Victory VS?" in English. The answer to that is "Next summer, on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and all under the somehow even more nonsensica...

Josh Tolentino



Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 607-609 photo
Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 607-609
by Josh Tolentino

Longtime readers of Bleach will note that this "final" arc of the series - scare quotes here because you can never trust a Jump manga to end on time - has featured a number of breaks from author Tite Kubo's established pattern.

Every series that runs as long as Bleach and its compatriots develops its own library of favored tropes, storytelling devices, pet themes, and visual language. That's natural and expected, but since the beginning of the Vandenreich's assault on Soul Society, the series has made a habit of, if not upending, at least angling the narrative tea table to let the crockery slide around a bit.

That in mind, it's almost surprising how well the last three chapters have sketched out the "typical" anatomy of a Bleach boss-fight.

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10:00 PM on 12.04.2014

Licensing GET: Viz obtains Fragments of Horror

Christmas may be around the corner, but isn't stopping Viz Media from making a scary announcement. In regard to this news, the company has announced that they've licensed Junji Ito's (Uzumaki, Gyo) Fragments of Horror ma...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 12.04.2014

Assassination Classroom takes attendance on Viz Manga

Whenever I take informal polls as to which manga I should start covering in the wake of Naruto's closure, one of the most common recommendations I get - besides One Piece, of course - is Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Digital Manga starts a Kickstarter to translate Ludwig B

Digital Manga Inc. is ready to do another Kickstarter to bring Tezuka's stories to the West. This time around, they're focusing on translating Ludwig B, a manga about Beethoven's childhood. Since the manga is only two volume...

Salvador GRodiles







Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 605-606 photo
Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 605-606
by Josh Tolentino

It's the moment you've been waiting for, Bleach fans. It's all come to this...a big fight between two senior citizens, an epic battle of who has the most magnificent facial hair and the saltiest opinions about kids today. Which grandpa will win?

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