Square Enix & Sony Masterworks Announce FFVII Limited Edition Vinyl

Square Enix & Sony Masterworks Announce FFVII Limited Edition Vinyl

A joint project from Square Enix and Sony Music Masterworks was announced. The two companies bring fan-selected tracks from the long awaited “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE” and timeless masterpiece “FINAL FANTASY VII” packed into a limited-edition 2-LP picture disc release

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Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment Limited

By Justin D Williams

Funimation announced its acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited (“Manga”), the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Headquartered in London, England, Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans  across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray / DVDs, broadcast, theatrical and digital (EST - electronic sell-through). Following its immediate consolidation of Funimation’s UK home entertainment business, Manga will become the largest distributor of anime Blu-rays/DVDs, offering  fans more than 900 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment – the biggest catalog of titles available anywhere in the UK and Ireland.  With this acquisition, most of these titles – many for the first time – will become available for streaming to fans throughout the UK and Ireland on FunimationNow over the coming months. These titles will include hit series like “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” “Naruto Shippuden,” “Ghost in the Shell: Innocence” and “Sword Art Online.”
“With this acquisition, we will create a truly immersive anime experience for fans in the UK and Ireland. This begins with providing fans access to Manga’s library of titles to enjoy whenever and wherever they want on FunimationNow,” said Mitchel Berger, vice president of sales and distribution for Funimation. “Together with the Manga team, Funimation will bring its fan-first omnichannel approach to serving anime fans – engaging with them directly through the widest array of touchpoints.”

“On behalf of Manga Entertainment, we’re thrilled to join Funimation and their expanding global business,” said Jerome Mazandarani, managing director of Manga Entertainment Limited. “We’re excited for the new opportunities that lie ahead and to serve anime fans in the UK and Ireland in a bigger way than ever before.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Funimation which today provides streaming, home entertainment, theatrical and broadcast distribution, as well as merchandise licensing in many territories around the world. With a catalog of more than 600 titles encompassing over 10,000 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment, Funimation directly serves consumers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand through its subscription service FunimationNow. In November 2018, FunimationNow became the first Sony Pictures Television service to launch on Amazon’s Prime Video in the UK.

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MADE IN ABYSS’ Comes to Movie Theaters Across the U.S. March 20 & 25

MADE IN ABYSS’ Comes to Movie Theaters Across the U.S. March 20 & 25

Sentai Filmworks and Kadokawa Pictures today announced that its first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn, will screen across hundreds of movie theater locations in the U.S. Heralded as an adventure that’s both hopeful and harrowing,Journey’s Dawn will be shown in theaters on March 20 for the Japanese with English subtitled screening and March 25 for the English dub showing.

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TNT and Cadence13 Reveal Audio Trailer For I Am the Night Companion Podcast

TNT and Cadence13 Reveal Audio Trailer For I Am the Night Companion Podcast

TNT and Cadence13, a leading podcast media company, is revealing the audio trailer for the ground-breaking eight-part podcast documentary series, Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia, a companion to TNT’s six-episode suspense drama I Am the Night. 

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Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America is excited to announce the home video release of the hit fantasy anime series Record of Grancrest War  featuring a brand new English dub! Based on the light novel series by acclaimed author Ryo Mizuno

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Kodansha Comics Celebrates 10 Years of Publishing, Beginning with AKIRA in January

Kodansha Comics Celebrates 10 Years of Publishing, Beginning with AKIRA in January

Top manga publisher Kodansha Comics announced it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of publishing in English with "10 Years of Kodansha Comics"—where for each month of 2019, starting in January, it will be spotlighting a different classic Kodansha Comics manga series. With each "Manga of the Month," fans can tune in for series-themed exclusive content, special deals, prizes through sweepstakes, and more.

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Hear Michael B. Jordan and Dakota Fanning in latest gen:LOCK clip

Hear Michael B. Jordan and Dakota Fanning in latest gen:LOCK clip

Julian Chase (Michael B. Jordan) didn’t become one of the best fighter pilots in the Vanguard without taking risks. But if he goes too far, he may not make it through the war against the Union in one piece. Fifty years in the future, an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world.

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VIZ Media Debuts Sc-Fi Horror Manga - ABARA: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION

VIZ Media Debuts Sc-Fi Horror Manga - ABARA: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION

 

A vast city lies under the shadow of colossal, ancient tombs, the identity of their builders lost to time. In the streets of the city something is preying on the inhabitants, something that moves faster than the human eye can see and leaves unimaginable horror in its wake. Tsutomu Nihei’s dazzling, harrowing dystopian thriller is presented here in a single-volume hardcover edition featuring full-color pages and foldout illustrations. The volume also includes the early short story, “Digimortal.”

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All-New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer Live on Funimation YT Channel!

All-New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer Live on Funimation YT Channel!

The movie will launch in select theaters on January 16, 2019. A legacy lies in wait, a deadly power is awakening—the legendary Super Saiyan Broly is here! Goku and his friends will face their deadliest challenge yet when they experience the power and might of Broly.

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Comic Preview: First Look at Valiant's INCURSION #1

Comic Preview: First Look at Valiant's INCURSION #1

On February 20th, one of Valiant’s most iconic and beloved heroes, the Eternal Warrior, emerges to lead the charge in an all-new limited event series, featuring the stunning premiere of a completely new villain to the Valiant Universe – a ruthless intergalactic conqueror known as Imperatrix Virago!

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Comic Preview: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1

Comic Preview: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1

As first revealed at Inverse, Valiant is proud to present your first lettered and colored look within the pages of BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1, the first issue of an unstoppable new series that will forever redefine the origins of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

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Metal Gear in Concert Performances in LA and NYC Rescheduled for Spring 2019

Metal Gear in Concert Performances in LA and NYC Rescheduled for Spring 2019

The Wild Faery Company regrets to announce that the previously scheduled performances of METAL GEAR in CONCERT on October 10, 2018 (Los Angeles - Wilshire Ebell Theatre) and October 13, 2018 (New York - United Palace Theatre) have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and are rescheduled for March 23, 2019

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TNT Orders Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves Straight to Series

TNT Orders Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves Straight to Series

Turner's TNT has greenlit straight to series Raised By Wolvesa serialized sci-fi series from master storyteller and filmmaker Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade RunnerAlien: Covenant), who will also mark his television directorial debut with the series. Acclaimed writer
Aaron Guzikowski, the visionary behind the highly lauded film Prisoners, will serve as showrunner as well as a writer.

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