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My Hero Academia creator to make North America appearance at Comic-Con

Kohei Horikoshi the artist behind the popular series My Hero Academia was announced as a guest for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (popularly known as SDCC).

Viz Media, which holds the North American license to the My Hero Academia manga also included a video from Horikoshi on their web site, in which he’s shown drawing Izuku “Deku” Midoriya with a greeting: Hello San Diego See you in July!

Comic-Con International: San Diego takes place July 19th thru 22nd, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

Source: Viz Media

Sailor Moon R – The Movie coming to Cineplex in Canada

Get ready to fight evil with the power of the moon as Sailor Moon R – The Movie comes to Canadian theatres! Some 39 Cineplex locations across the country will host the legendary Sailor Scouts for a one day showing on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

As a child, Mamoru Chiba presented another boy with a rose, who in turn promises to hand a flower back to Mamoru. Fast forward to the future where Mamoru fends off a flirtatious Usagi Tsukino in a garden. The boy from his past re-appears, coming between him and Usagi, intent on making good on his promise. Concerned over this mysterious person, the Sailor Scouts meet at Rei Hino’s temple where they learn of an asteroid headed towards Earth. This asteroid is home to small amounts of life which leads to monsters attacking Tokyo in an attempt to harvest energy from its human population. What connection does this enigmatic boy have in connection with Mamoru and will the Usagi and her friends be able to save Earth from destruction?

Also being shown is the 15 minute short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians, with Usagi and Chibiusa.

Sailor Moon R – The Movie includes some scenes with flashing lights which could be uncomfortable for those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Tickets are available for purchase online.

Sources: Cineplex, Eleven Arts

Boruto: Naruto the Movie coming for home release this March

Boruto Blu-ray/DVD combo pack

Cover art of Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.

In 2015, Viz Media and Eleven Arts treated North American ninja fans to the theatrical release of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, the first feature film around Naruto’s son Boruto. Now, a year and a half later, you can bring the action home with Blu-ray/DVD combo pack or DVD-only pack of the movie starting March 28th, 2017.

Intent on defending the village he once loathed, Sasuke barely escapes with his life after encountering two shadowy figures. With the Hidden Leaf Village preparing for the annual Chunin Exams, ninja from five allied villages are ready to prove themselves capable of passing the gruelling tests. Boruto, along with Sasuke’s daughter Sarada and the enigmatic Mitsuki, line up for the shinobi’s assessment. Boruto, looking to surpass his father, begs for Sasuke to train him to achieve his goal.

In the midst of the Chunin Exams, Naruto is attacked by the same two people Sasuke was investigating. Before disappearing, Naruto entrusts Boruto to Sasuke. What evil power awaits Boruto, Sasuke and the five kage? Will Naruto survive? It’s an action-packed experience!

The theatrical release of Boruto: Naruto the Movie was limited in Canada to a single day, while the United States and Mexico had multiple showings.

Source: Right Stuf

English version of Kuroko’s Basketball manga hits shelves August 2016

Kuroko's Basketball volume 1&2

Cover of Kuroko’s Basketball volume 1&2

VIZ Media brings Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s popular sports manga Kuroko’s Basketball to English readers in both physical and digital formats this August.

Tetsuya Kuroko is a rather unassuming teen; he doesn’t stand out even with his sky blue hair. This takes Taiga Kagami by surprise when he signs up for Seirin High’s basketball team. Kagami can’t believe that Kuroko once played as part of “The Miracle Generation”, a storied team from Teiko Junior High that were the best of the best. And now, he needs Kuroko’s help in beating these legendary players so he too can reach the top.

Kuroko’s Basketball is readable on the VIZ Manga App, Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play platforms. The printed version is to be published on a bi-monthly schedule.

The combined copy of volumes one and two of Kuroko’s Basketball, goes on sale Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016.

Source: VIZ Media

VIZ Media brings Haikyu!! manga to English fans

Haikyu!! volume 1

Cover art for volume 1 of Haikyu!!

Haruichi Furudate’s popular sports manga Haikyu!! is finally available in English for purchase in both print and digital formats as of Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 thanks to VIZ Media.

Shoyo Hinata is fascinated with volleyball, but what he lacks in height, he makes up in determination. Managing to play one game in middle school, he encounters the intimidating “King of the Court”, Tobio Kageyama. Vowing to get better to challenge Kageyama, Hinata finds that his rival now plays on the same team!

VIZ Media will publish the English adaptation of Haikyu!! monthly to bring it in line with the Japanese version and is readable on the VIZ Manga App, Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play platforms.

Haikyu!! made its first appearance back in 2012 in Weekly Shonen Jump and is also an anime series which is scheduled for a third season.

Source: VIZ Media

Free Comic Book Day for 2016 is at your local comic store Saturday, May 7

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

For a complete list of available titles and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Boruto gets own manga series with new artist and writer

The Naruto story continues in print with Boruto becoming serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Two new names will be added to the monthly instalments of this new story with writer Ukyo Kodachi and artist Mikio Ikemoto under guidance by series creator Masashi Kishimoto.

In addition to the monthly series, a single issue of Boruto from Kishimoto will also appear in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Both the monthly and single issue of Boruto will appear concurrently in the English version of Weekly Shonen Jump in the spring of 2016.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump

Boruto: Naruto the Movie returns to US theatres this December

An encore performance of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been announced. Viz Media and Eleven Arts, with Fathom Events, are bringing the popular animated feature film back to theatres for two days only: Sunday, December 13th and Monday, December 14th, 2015.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, December 4th. No Canadian dates or locations were mentioned.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie premiered in both Canada and the United States on Saturday, October 10th, 2015.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump

The Last: Naruto the Movie on Blu-ray and DVD

The Last: Naruto the Movie

The Last: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

For those that missed the theatrical release of The Last: Naruto the Movie can finally take the action home on DVD or Blu-ray. The seventh film in the Naruto animated series goes on sale Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack shows the film in 1080p high-definition format with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles and English-dubbed audio. Extras include trailers, commercials, promotional videos, art gallery and separate colour booklet. In the DVD edition, the feature-length film is displayed in 16:9 widescreen format with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles and English-dubbed audio. Extras include teaser trailers, commercials and promotional videos. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack has a suggested retail price of $37.48 CAD ($29.99 USD) while the DVD-only version goes for $24.98 CAD ($19.98 USD).

In the years following climactic battle between Naruto and Sasuke, things have begun to return to normal. As a winter festival comes closer, the village is excited to begin the celebrations. A harbinger arrives and announces that the ninja world is under threat once again, but this time by a celestial menace: the moon. With time running out, a grown-up Naruto will need to team up with his friends to stop the evil and prevent the moon from wreaking chaos on an already fragile planet.

The only North American showing of The Last: Naruto the Movie was in US theatres February 2015; theatres in Canada were not included in this screening.

Source: Viz Media

Boruto: Naruto the Movie coming to select Canadian theatres October 2015

Poster for Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Canadian Naruto fans will be able catch Boruto: Naruto the Movie on the big screen. According to Cineplex’s web site, there will be limited showings at select theatres across the country on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. Only two locations in the Metro Vancouver region will be screening this ninja adventure (Burnaby’s SilverCity Metropolis and downtown Vancouver’s Cineplex Odeon International Village), so be sure to act fast!

Canada was skipped over for a release of The Last: Naruto the Movie which premiered in US theatres earlier this year. The last Naruto film shown in Canadian cinemas was Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie in September 2014.

With the Hidden Leaf Village preparing for the annual Chunin Exams, ninja from five allied villages are lined up to prove themselves capable of passing the grueling tests. Boruto, along with Sasuke’s daughter Sarada and the enigmatic Mitsuki, are lined up for the shinobi’s assessment. Boruto, looking to surpass his father, begs for Sasuke to train him so he can achieve his goal.

In the midst of the Chunin Exams, Naruto is attacked by two shadowy figures from another dimension, the same people Sasuke was fighting years befoe. Before disappearing, Naruto entrusts Boruto to Sasuke. What evil power awaits Boruto, Sasuke and the Five Kage? Will Naruto survive? It’s sure to be an action-packed experience!

ELEVEN ARTS has posted to their web site a list of the ten Cineplex locations that will be screening Boruto: Naruto the Movie on Saturday, October 10th.

  • Calgary, AB at the Scotiabank Theatre Chinook on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Edmonton, AB at the Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Vancouver, BC at the Cineplex Odeon International Village on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Vancouver, BC at the SilverCity Metropolis on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Winnipeg, MB at the SilverCity Polo Park on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Halifax, NS at the Cineplex Odeon Park Lane on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Mississauga, ON at the Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Toronto, ON at the Cineplex Odeon Yonge Dundas & VIP on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Ottawa, ON at the SilverCity Gloucester on Saturday, October 10th at 12:55 PM
  • Montreal, QC at the Scotiabank Theatre Montreal on Saturday, October 10th at 12:50 PM

Sources: Cineplex, ELEVEN ARTS

Editor’s Note
Added list of the ten Cineplex locations showing Boruto: Naruto the Movie from ELEVEN ARTS.

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