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Otakon Adds Nobutoshi Canna as a Guest

Voice actor Nobutoshi Canna will be joining the guest roster for Otakon 2018.

Canna has voiced some popular anime characters, including Basara Nekki from Macross 7,
Chulainn/Lancer in the Fate series, Guts in Berserk, Kabuto in Naruto, as well as Gengar and Knuckles.

Otakorp would like to thank Aoni Production Co. for helping to bring Canna to this year’s convention.

Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

VIZ Media and Verizon Announce Anime Content Distribution Deal

VIZ Media and Verizon Communications Inc. have announced a content distribution agreement to feature some of VIZ Media’s renowned anime content on Verizon’s go90 streaming platform.

The following fan-favorite VIZ Media anime series are available now to stream for free from the go90 app on iOS, Android or at go90.com:

  • Accel World –  24 episodes, subtitled and dubbed
  • Death Note – complete 37-episode series, subtitled and dubbed
  • Hunter X Hunter – 104 episodes, subtitled
  • Infini-T Force – complete 12-episode series, subtitled
  • Inuyasha – 54 episodes (Seasons 1-2), subtitled and dubbed
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – 113 episodes (Seasons 1-3), subtitled
  • Naruto (classic) – 220 episodes (Seasons 1-5), subtitled
  • One-Punch Man – complete 12-episode series, subtitled
  • Vampire Knight – 26 episodes (Seasons 1-2), subtitled and dubbed

Verizon’s go90 is a free social entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover, view and share content from the most beloved networks, distributors and brands in digital entertainment across every screen. Viewers can stream original shows, live sports and more, with over 1,500 hours of go90 originals and 25,000 of live and linear programming.

New Naruto Shippuden Pop!s! in February

All-new Naruto Shippuden Pop!s are coming soon from Funko!

This series features Naruto with the Rasengan, Naruto’s Team 7 cohorts Kakashi and Sakura, as well as the masked man Tobi!

Be on the lookout for Naruto’s exclusive variants, like Naruto in empowered Sage Mode (available only at GameStop), and Naruto in super-empowered Six Paths Sage Mode (exclusively at Hot Topic)!

Collect them all the Pop! Anime: Naruto Shippuden this February.

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Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Daylight, Out November 1 from Viz

naruto-itachisstory-vol1VIZ Media continues to expand its library of popular Naruto novels with the release of Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Daylight on November 1st.

Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in these fast-paced adventures with each book focusing on a particular clan mate, ally, team…or villain. Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Daylight will be available in print and digital editions. The novel was written by Takashi Yano and features original cover art by Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto.

Uchiha Itachi, four years of age. With the hell of war burned into his eyes, the boy makes a resolution: he will rid this world of all violence. The birth of Sasuke, meeting his friend Shisui, the academy, genin, chunin, and then the Anbu – Itachi races down the path of glory toward his dream of becoming the first Uchiha Hokage, unaware of the darkness that lies ahead…

Funko Reveals New Pocket Pop! Keychains Out in August

New Pocket Pops! are arriving now! Pick up Naruto‘s eponymous ninja, Hatsune Miku the singing synthesizer, Attack on Titan‘s hot-headed Eren Jaeger, or hoverboarding Marty McFly from Back to the Future!

Add these fun little companions to your keys so you can Pop! and lock it! These new Pocket Pop! Keychains are out in August from Funko.

Pocket Pop Keychain: Naruto

Pocket Pop Keychain Naruto

Pocket Pop Keychain: Vocaloid – Hatsune Miku

Pocket Pop Keychain Vocaloid - Hatsune Miku

Pocket Pop Keychain: Attack on Titan – Eren Jaeger

Pocket Pop Keychain Attack on Titan - Eren Jaeger

Pocket Pop Keychain: Back to the Future – Marty McFly

Pocket Pop Keychain Back to the Future - Marty McFly

VIZ Media Acquires New Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto & Gangsta

TokyoGhoul-GN01VIZ Media, LLC has announced they’ve expanded its novel and manga publishing roster with the addition of several noteworthy new title acquisitions set for release beginning later this year.

Fans of the best-selling Tokyo Ghoul manga series will not want to miss the Fall debut of the first of three new original prose novels. Each novel will focus on lead characters from the popular horror manga series and feature original illustrations and cover art by series creator, Sui Ishida. VIZ Media continues to expand its collection of Naruto original prose novels with the release of a trio of books focusing on the Uchiha brothers, Itachi and Sasuke.

VIZ Media also adds a new manga publishing acquisition to its library as it announces the debut this Winter of Gangsta: Cursed, a  spin-off series based on the stylish manga crime thriller Gangsta. A prequel to the original series featuring the backstory of the character Marco Adriano, Gangsta: Cursed is written by Kohske and illustrated by Syuhei Kamo.

New TOKYO GHOUL Publishing Acquisitions

TOKYO GHOUL: DAYS, Vol. 1 · Debuts Fall 2016
TOKYO GHOUL: VOID, Vol. 2 · Debuts Early 2017
TOKYO GHOUL: PAST, Vol. 3 · Forthcoming
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. ea / $14.99 CAN ea 

TOKYO GHOUL: DAYS (Vol. 1) chronicles six all-new stories from the TOKYO GHOUL universe. TOKYO GHOUL: VOID (Vol. 2) depicts the aftermath six months after a major event in the TOKYO GHOUL manga. In the TOKYO GHOUL manga series, Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

 

New NARUTO Publishing Acquisitions

NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY – DAYLIGHT, Vol. 1 · Debuts Fall 2016
NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY – MIDNIGHT, Vol. 2 · Debuts Winter 2016
NARUTO: SASUKE’S STORY – SUNRISE · Debuts Spring 2017
MSRP: $10.99 U.S. ea / $12.99 CAN ea

Three new NARUTO novels focusing on the Uchiha brothers, Itachi and Sasuke! Features original cover art by NARUTO creator Masashi Kishimoto.

Also catch other NARUTO original prose novels available now including NARUTO: KAKASHI’S STORY and NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY.

 

Additional New Manga Publishing Acquisitions

GANGSTA.: CURSED, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers ·
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN · Debuts Winter 2016

A new series depicting prequel stories for several of the main characters featured in the original GANGSTA. manga series. In GANGSTA.: CURSED, the man named Marco Adriano is a loyal and beloved member of the Cristiano Family, helping them protect the persecuted Twilight population in the city of Ergastulum. But he was once a boy codenamed “Spas,” raised as a Hunter and assigned to the Destroyers Second Group for a single purpose: to track down and kill Twilights.

VIZ Media’s Naruto Feature Film Catalog Launches On Steam

VIZ Media brings the action and excitement of Naruto to Steam, a leading interactive content delivery platform by software company, Valve Corporation.

All 10 full-length feature films from the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden story arcs are available (English dubbed) for purchase and rental on Steam in the U.S. and Canada, including:

  • NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW
  • NARUTO THE MOVIE: LEGEND OF THE STONE GELEL
  • NARUTO THE MOVIE: GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BONDS
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE WILL OF FIRE
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON
  • ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE
  • THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

For a limited time only, a special promotional price will be available on the movies.

Steam is a leading content platform with thousands of titles and millions of members. Through Steam, fans can easily buy, play, share, modify, and build communities around Valve products as well as titles from other independent studios. Steam is available in 237 countries and 21 different languages. Since March 2015, Steam has also added more than 100 film titles, with more coming soon.

In the Naruto manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He’s done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. Naruto Shippuden begins two and a half years later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja ranks – except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well he remains the same. But pride isn’t necessarily becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?Naruto-TheMovie-Header616x353

Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story Novel Debuts from VIZ

Naruto-Novel-ShikamaruStoryVIZ Media delivers the next release in a continuing series of Naruto prose novels focusing on key characters from the internationally acclaimed ninja action series.

Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story was written by author Takashi Yano and will be released in print and digitally in early February. The book tells the story of the current head of Team 10 and the Nara Clan and features original cover art by Masashi Kishimoto. Allies and enemies from the famed NARUTO series take center stage in these fast-paced adventures, with each novel focusing on a particular clan mate, ally, team…or villain

NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY

MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / $6.99 Digital · Available February 2nd

Two years after the Great Ninja War, Shikamaru spends his days racing around, hands full as one of Konoha’s key protectors. Then, large numbers of ninja from every region are reported missing. Even Sai disappears. And the place where the missing shinobi end up is the mysterious empire, the Land of Silence. As a ninja, as an adult, to protect all that he is responsible for, Shikamaru must do battle with the shadow of a new generation.

Viz Media Adds 45 Additional Cities to Premiere Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Boruto Movie PosterVIZ Media and Eleven Arts, give anime fans and Naruto lovers even more opportunities to catch the action-packed premiere of Boruto: Naruto the Movie. AMC Cinema and Carmike Cinemas will host the additional screenings at 52 additional U.S. cities starting on October 10th. With this expansions, fans will be able to screen Boruto: Naruto the Movie in more than 100 U.S. cities as well as 9 major cities in Canada.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie will premiere with the original Japanese dialogue and English subtitles. For a full list of U.S. and Canadian theaters, specific screening dates times, and to purchase advance tickets, head online.

Featuring the son of the world’s most popular ninja, Boruto: Naruto the Movie is executive produced by Masashi Kishimoto, the famed creator of the epic bestselling manga series (also published by VIZ Media) on which the film’s characters are based. Boruto: Naruto the Movie also features screenplay and character design by Kishimoto, and was directed by Hiroyuki Yamashita, with screenplay cooperation by Ukyou Kodachi; Chief Character Designers and Chief Animation Directors are Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki.

In Boruto: Naruto the Movie, famed ninja, Naruto Uzumaki protects the Hidden Leaf Village as the Seventh Hokage, while Boruto, his troublesome son, resents his father’s responsibilities that take his time away from him. Seeing this, Sasuke takes Boruto under his wing, while Sasuke’s only daughter, Sarada, dreams of being Hokage one day.

With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, the Hidden Leaf Village plans to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… and Boruto, Naruto’s talented but impetuous son. Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only to disappear in front of Boruto’s own eyes!

Newly added BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE screenings include:

State City Theater
AL Dothan Carmike 12
AL Hoover Patton Creek 15
AL Huntsville Valley Bend 18
AZ Surprise Surprise Imax
CA

CA

Oceanside

Ontario

Mission Marketplace 13

Ontario Mills 30

DE Dover Carmike 14 Theater
FL Bradenton Royal Palm 20
FL

FL

Hialeah

Jacksonville

Hialeah 12

Regency 24

FL Pensacola Bayou 15
FL

FL

FL

St. Petersburg

Miami

Orlando

Muvico Sundial 19 + Imax

Mall of Americas 14

Downtown Disney 24

FL Tampa Starlight 20
FL West Melbourne West Melbourne 12
FL West Palm Beach Parisian 20
GA Atlanta AMC Southlake Pavilion 24
GA Columbus Hollywood Ritz 13
GA Conyers Crossroads 16
GA Dalton Carmike 12
GA

GA

Hiram

Morrow

Carmike Cinemas Movies 278

Southlakes 24

IA Des Moines Southridge 12
IL Rosemont Rosemont 18
IN FT. Wayne Jefferson Point 18
IN Indianapolis Indianapolis 17 + Imax
IN Plainfield Metropolis 18
KS Manhattan Seth Childs 12
KY Louisville Stonybrook 20
MN Oakdale Oakdale Stadium 20
NC Fayetteville Patriot 14 + Imax
NC Greensboro Carmike 18
NC Jacksonville Carmike 16
NJ Cranford Cranford 5
NJ

NV

Voorhees

Las Vegas

Ritz 16

Town Square 18

PA Allentown Carmike 16 Theater
PA Center Valley Promenade 16
PA

PA

Greensburg

Bensalem

Carmike 15

Neshaminy 24

PA Reading Fairgrounds 10
SC Columbia Carmike 14
TN Clarksville Governor’s Square 10
TN Franklin Thoroughbred 20
TN Johnson City Carmike 14
TN Knoxville Wynnsong 16
TX El Paso Carmike 16
TX Houston Yorktown 15
TX Tyler Carmike 14
VA Winchester Apple Blossom 12
WA Kennewick Carmike 12

 

NYCC 2015: VIZ Media Details Naruto Manga Creator Appearances

MasashiKishmoto-SelfPortraitVIZ Media prepares to welcome Masashi Kishimoto, the renowned creator of the Naruto manga (graphic novel) series, for his first-ever U.S. appearance at the 2015 New York Comic Con and delights fans with today’s news that Kishimoto also will participate in a pair of signings sessions and in-store appearances as part of New York Super Week, co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation. The personal appearances will take place at the Manhattan locations of Kinokuniya Bookstore and Barnes & Noble Tribeca, on October 9th and 10th, respectively.

New York Comic Con, the crown jewel of New York Super Week, will take place October 8-11. The annual event is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television.

Naruto1CvrNew York Super Week precedes the 2015 New York Comic Con and runs October 5th to 11th. The unique immersive pop culture event transforms the entire island of Manhattan into a playground for a colorful array of superheroes, villains, cosplayers, artists, celebrities and passionate fans of from all over the world that gather to take part in a variety of themed events all over the City including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings.

Masashi Kishimoto Kinokuniya Signing Event         

Friday, Oct. 9th, 8:30pm       

Kinokuniya Book Store, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018

Meet Masashi Kishimoto, creator of NARUTO, the best-selling manga series that inspired a generation of fans around the world and spawned hit anime series, movies, video games, novels and more. This event is an extremely rare opportunity to see the legendary Kishimoto in his first public appearances outside of Japan.

All participants must secure a SuperWeek event ticket. NARUTO Volume 72, featuring an exclusive New York Comic Con variant cover drawn by Kishimoto, will be available for purchase. Attendees will receive a free autographed Shikishi art board with purchase of one of Kishimoto’s works. (*Note: Kishimoto will only sign the provided shikishi and on-site purchased book.)

 

Masashi Kishimoto Barnes & Noble Tribeca Signing Event    

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 3:30pm

Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St., New York, NY 10007

Masashi Kishimoto makes his second appearance for New York Super Week at the Barnes & Noble Tribeca location. The Barnes & Noble Tribeca signing will be limited to the first 110 customers that purchase one of Kishimoto’s works; NARUTO Volume 72 featuring an exclusive New York Comic Con variant cover drawn by Kishimoto will also be available for purchase at this venue. Each person will receive an exclusive shikishi art board signed personally signed by the artist. (*Note: Kishimoto will only sign the provided shikishi and on-site purchased book.)

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