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SDCC 2019: eigoManga Reveals the First Squad – Moment Of Truth

eigoMANGA will showcase its productions at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. The publisher will be located at booth #1802 at the convention which takes place on July 18th–21st at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

eigoMANGA will present a preview of the manga and anime production of “First Squad: Moment Of Truth” at its booth. This critically acclaimed manga that has been produced into an award-winning anime feature film tells the story set in World War II about a supernatural team that fight against the Nazi’s secret army of undead warriors.

eigoMANGA will hold a workshop called “Learn Japanese to Read Manga and Watch Anime” on Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 in Room 2. Learn to understand, speak, and write basic Japanese from eigoMANGA’s team of native-born Japanese manga creators.

eigoMANGA will also hold two live manga workshops at Comic-Con International. On Friday, July 19 at 8pm in Room 11, eigoMANGA will present a “How To Draw Manga” workshop. eigoMANGA editors will hold a tutorial workshop to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration and storytelling. They will also be on hand to critique portfolios from up-and-coming artists. On Sunday, July 21 at 12pm also in Room 11, eigoMANGA will instruct a “Manga Tutorials for Kids” workshop. The workshop will be moderated by eigoMANGA’s team of manga artists and animators as they offer kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling.

Character Designer Ryoma Ebata to Be an Otakon Guest

Ryoma Ebata

Ryoma Ebata, character designer and director of key animation for the Winter 2019 TV anime “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,” will be a guest at Otakon 2019.

For most of his career, Ebata has worked as an animator, designer, as well as a unit director. The first time he was in charge of character designs was with “Busou Shinki.” He has been in charge of key animation for openings, endings, and the main areas for numerous titles such as “Absolute Duo,” “Dimension W,” “MACROSS FRONTIER,” and “Puella Magi Madoka Magica.”

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Voice Actor Chikahiro Kobayashi Added to Otakon Guest Roster

Chikahiro Kobayashi

Chikahiro Kobayashi, who plays Ranga the Winter 2019 TV anime “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,” will be a guest at Otakon 2019.

Kobayashi is active in a wide range of fields, mainly in the voice acting industry. In addition to voicing Ranga in “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,” his other main roles include Saichi Sugimoto from “Golden Kamuy,” Toby Selwyn from “Violet Evergarden,” and Shirasakaki from “Mushibugyo.”

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Assistant Director Atsushi Nakyama to Appear at Otakon

Atsushi Nakyama

Atsushi Nakyama, an assistant director who has previously filled several positions in the anime world, will be a guest at Otakon 2019.

Born in 1974, Nakyama is assistant director for the Winter 2019 TV anime “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.”  He was unit director on “Knight’s & Magic” and other shows, as well as director of photography for “Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan,” “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS,” and others. Nakayama provides storyboards, direction, photography, and other multifaceted work around the production studio. His first work as a director was “Absolute Duo.”

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Around the Tubes

Beastars Vol. 1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited about? What are you all getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Sequart Organization – The Road to Vertigo: The Suppression and Eventual Rise of Mature Comics and Their Readers – Learn some comic history!

How to Love Comics – 14 Spider-Man Stories You Should Read – Do you have stories to suggest?

Reviews

Newsarama – Avengers #20
The Beat –
Beastars Vol. 1
The Beat –
I Was Their American Dream

VIZ Media’s Anime and Manga Releases in July 2019

The home media debut of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 4: Diamond is Unbreakable will be available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray set and DVD set; Diamond is Unbreakable continues the multigenerational tale of the Joestar family with Josuke Higashikata. In partnership with The Pokémon Company International, Pokémon The Series: Diamond and Pearl Complete Season also arrives on DVD and includes all 51 episodes of Ash’s adventures in the Sinnoh region.

New manga publishing debuts for July include the indie darling Beastars, a high school drama in which animal students grapple with the very human issues of prejudice and discrimination. The new Shojo Beat series Daytime Shooting Star centers around a love triangle that develops when a high school girl is torn between a boy in her class and her teacher.

New Home Media Releases for July:

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE SET 4: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE Part 1

Limited Edition Blu-ray & Standard Edition DVD Sets
Blu-ray MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
Available July 2nd

It’s 1999, and Jotaro Kujo has just arrived in the idyllic Japanese town of Morioh—only this time, he’s not hunting DIO and his henchmen. His search for the illegitimate child of Joseph Joestar has brought him face-to-face with Josuke Higashikata, a Stand-wielding, butt-kicking high schooler who happens to be afraid of turtles. But behind Morioh’s tranquil facade is an invisible evil slowly eating away at the peace and well-being of its residents. Bizarre happenings are becoming commonplace, and the Joestar clan must rise to the occasion if they and the town of Morioh are to survive.

POKÉMON THE SERIES: DIAMOND AND PEARL COMPLETE SEASON

DVD MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN · Available July 30th

If Gary Oak is headed for the Sinnoh region, then Ash Ketchum won’t be far behind! Ready to take on the Sinnoh League, Ash brings along Pikachu and meets up with Brock in Sinnoh, where the pair of Trainers are soon joined by a third—Dawn, a novice Pokémon Coordinator determined to follow in the footsteps of her mother. Both Ash and Dawn struggle with their respective paths, but it’s easy for them to make new friends, gaining new Pokémon like Turtwig and Piplup.

New Publishing Releases for July:

BEASTARS

by Paru Itagaki
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN / $8.99 Digital · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
Available July 16th    

At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, friendships maintain the fragile peace. Who among them will become a Beastar—a hero destined to lead in a society naturally rife with mistrust?

DAYTIME SHOOTING STAR

by Mika Yamamori
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / $6.99 Digital · Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Available July 2nd   

After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park when she remembers once seeing a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger!

Nobunaga Shimazaki to Appear at Otakon

Nobunaga Shimazaki

Nobunaga Shimazaki, the voice behind Yuki Souma in “Fruits Basket” (2019), will be a guest at Otakon 2019.

Associated with Aoni Productions, Shimazaki won Best Rookie Actor on the 7th Seiyu Awards. Besides his work in “Fruits Basket” (2019), you may be familiar with his work as Yuno in “Black Clover,” Shidou in “Date A Live,” Satoru in “Ace of Diamond,” Ritsuka Fujimaru in “Fate/Grand Order,” Haruka in “Free!,” Manato in “Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash,” Tsuguhito Yuta in “Kiznaiver,” Eugeo in “Sword Art Online: Alicization,” Corrin in “Fire Emblem Fates,” and Naoto Kurogane in “Blazblue.”

Otakorp Inc.has thanked Funimation and TV Tokyo for helping to bring Shimazaki to Otakon 2019.

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Voice Actress Manaka Iwami Comes to Otakon as Guest

Manaka Iwami

Voice actress Manaka Iwami, who lends her talents to the 2019 “Fruits Basket,” will be a guest at Otakon 2019.

An accomplished voice actress, Iwami is affiliated with Pro-Fit. She won the Best New Actress Award at the 13th Seiyu Awards. You may know Iwami for her work as Chiaki Hoshinomori in “Gamers!,” Maquia in “Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms,” and Tooru Honda in “Fruits Basket” (2019).

Otakorp Inc. has thanked Funimation and TV Tokyo for helping to bring Iwami to Otakon 2019. Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa to Be a Guest at Otakon

Makoto Furukawa

Voice actor Makoto Furukawa, who plays Hatsuharu Souma in “Fruits Basket” (2019) among other popular anime roles, will be a guest at Otakon 2019.

Furukawa is known for both his work in anime and in video games. In addition to his role in the 2019 “Fruits Basket,” you may know Furukawa for his work as Achilles in “Fate/Apocrypha,” Tada Banri in “Golden Time,” Yutaro Kindaichi in “Haikyu!!,” Seiji Shishikura from “My Hero Academia,” Miyuki is “Kaguya-sama: Love is War,” Saitama in “One Punch Man,” Gustav in “Seven Deadly Sins,” Taiju in “Dr. Stone.”

Otakorp Inc. has thanked Funimation and TV Tokyo for helping to bring Furukawa to Otakon 2019. Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Producer Shoichi Hotta to Guest at Otakon

Shoichi Hotta

Shoichi Hotta, who produced “Laid-Back Camp” among other anime titles, will be a guest at Otakon 2019

Early in his career, Hotta, a Tokyo native, was involved in animation projects at an ad agency and a videogame company.  Then he entered the field of anime, working as a producer for such anime titles as “Is The Order a Rabbit,” “HaNaYaMaTa,” and “Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler.”  In 2018, he planned and produced the hit series “Laid-Back Camp.”  He currently works at DeNA, Co Ltd, where he is active in producing and creating a number of video and media mix projects.

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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