The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, (which is also Star Wars Day) head on over to your favourite comic store and choose from a selection of popular series — all free!
In addition to classics like Avengers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Canuck and Little Lulu, there’s a few manga up for grabs. This year’s assortment includes:
My Hero Academia & Promised Neverland by Kouhei Horikoshi / Kaiu Shirai, Kouhei Horikoshi, Posuka Demizu from Viz Media.
Pokémon: I Choose You! & Pokémon Adventures by Ryo Takamisaki / Mato and Ryo Takamisaki from Viz Media.
Kino’s Journey by Keiichi Sigsawa Iruka Shiomiya from Vertical Comics.
Street Fighter Sakura VS Karin by Ken Siu-Chong and Omar Dogan by UDON.
Witch Hat Atelier / Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition / Magus of the Library by Kamome Shirahama / CLAMP / Mitsu Izumi from Kodansha.
An action packed weekend is just around the corner with Free Comic Book Day hitting the shelves on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. For 15 years, anyone can pick up select copies of new popular and new series for free — no strings attached.
This includes manga too, next to favourites of The Avengers, Suicide Squad and Doctor Who. Manga titles available for this year are…
Pokémon Pocket Comics Legendary Pokémon by Santa Harukaze from Viz Media / Perfect Square
Attack on Titan Anthology Preview by Hajime Isayama from Kodansha Comics
Street Fighter Volume 1 by Ken Siu-Chong, Matt Moylan, Edwin Huang from Udon Entertainment
One Punch Man / My Hero Academia by One, Kouhei Horikoshi, and Yusuke Murata from Viz Media
Sonic Sampler by Jamal Peppers, and Gary Martin from Archie Comic Publications
Back in April when Mewtwo was made available as downloadable content in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, fans dissecting the data discovered hidden sound files for two characters: Fire Emblem‘s Roy and Street Fighter‘s Ryu. Now, two eight-second video clips leaked to the Internet unveil Roy and Ryu as characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
Roy previously appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo GameCube in 2001 and hasn’t made appearance since. In that game, the red-headed swordsman was a clone of Marth from the same franchise, who has since been playable in subsequent Super Smash Bros. titles. To mark his return, Roy’s outfit has been upgraded, but he still wields the Sword of Seals.
Ryu is recognized the world over from the popular Street Fighter fighting game. Wearing his trademark sleeveless white dojo uniform, red headband and gloves, Ryu has been training to be a perfect addition to the Smash Bros. series. Don’t underestimate his Hadouken and Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku attacks.
Mewtwo was released as a downloadable character, along with a game update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U today. According to Smashboards, some fans have already begun searching through the update code in hopes of finding anything interesting. Reddit user shinyquagsire23 appears to have struck gold — victory themes for a few characters not yet in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
The victory themes are for Mewtwo (which is a given), Ryu, Roy and Lucas. Lucas has been announced as downloadable this coming June, while Roy and Ryu are interesting nonetheless. As there’s already a Roy in the game (as one of Bowser’s offspring), it’s possible that it might be the hero from Fire Emblem: The Sealed Sword while Ryu could be the one and only from Capcom’s Street Fighter series.
A video of the music files has been uploaded to YouTube.
Of course, the presence of these files doesn’t confirm anything. However, anything’s possible since Nintendo did ask fans to voice which character they want to see in the popular fighting franchise.
There’s a new cross over coming to the Nintendo 3DS; a simulation RPG titled Project X Zone (which is pronounced Project Cross Zone). Stocked with numerous characters from franchises owned by Capcom, Namco Bandai Games and Sega, some of which are very familiar, and others which haven’t been seen in years.
A 16 minute promotional video from Namco Bandai Games on YouTube provides a unique look at many of the popular and not so common names appearing in Project X Zone. Yes, Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter will be there, but also Ulala from Space Channel 5 – a musical game that appeared on Sega’s Dreamcast almost 12 years ago. Also included are scenes demonstrating special attacks and battle scenarios.
Project X Zone will hit Japanese store shelves on October 11th, 2012. No North American release date has been announced. Additional news, background information and supplementary videos can be found on the Japanese web site.
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