VIZ Media and Anime NYC Welcome the Creators of the Dr. Stone Manga

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and VIZ Media have announced that Dr. Stone manga creators Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi will participate in Anime NYC 2019 as Official Guests and that the prominent manga and recently debuted anime series will play a major role in New York’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention.

Inagaki and Boichi will join over 40,000 fans, guests, and publishers from across the U.S. and Japan at Anime NYC, November 15-17, 2019 inside the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Dr. Stone is an ongoing manga series spanning over 10 volumes and 100 chapters in Japan. In the series, all of humanity is turned to stone. Many millennia after that cataclysmic event, high school student Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku. Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science. Dr. Stone is published in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, with VIZ Media releasing the book in the U.S. A hotly-anticipated anime adaption featuring the voices of Yusuke Kobayashi, Makoto Furukawa, and Kana Ichinose debuted on July 5, 2019 and is available in the U.S. now on Crunchyroll.

Dr. Stone writer Riichiro Inagaki is also the author of the sports drama Eyeshield 21, and Dr. Stone artist Boichi is the prolific Korean illustrator behind Sun-Ken Rock. Both will participate in panels, autograph signings, and special events at Anime NYC to celebrate Dr. Stone‘s success. More details about their schedules will be revealed in Fall 2019.

“We’re deeply excited to welcome Mr. Inagaki and Boichi to Anime NYC,” said Anime NYC Show Director Peter Tatara. “Dr. Stone has taken the world by storm, and we’re privileged to welcome the creators of one of the year’s biggest manga to the biggest city in America!”

Dr. Stone is a smart new series that imagines a post-apocalyptic world and the role science will play in a budding human civilization,” says John Bae, VIZ Media Editor. “With Inagaki’s sharp storytelling and Boichi’s clean art style, we’re honored to welcome Dr. Stone‘s duo to Anime NYC.”

Anime NYC will continue to announce more guests from both America and Japan throughout Summer and Fall 2019, and attendees can look forward to the latest from sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex of America, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Funimation, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, Inc, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. Fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year’s Anime NYC are available now.

HIDIVE to Stream the Dubcasts for the Release the Spyce and Tsurune Anime

HIDIVE announced at Anime NYC that it will offer dubcasts for Release the Spyce and Tsurune for the Fall 2018 season. Tsurune‘s dub will premiere on November 21, 2018, while the Release the Spyce dub will premiere on November 24, 2018. The dubs will also stream on Ellation’s VRV streaming service.

As part of its dubcast initiative, HIDIVE will stream local-language dubbed versions of select anime simulcasts within two weeks of the first simulcast episode.

Sentai Filmworks has licensed both anime. Release the Spyce is streaming on HIDIVE with English subtitles, while Tsurune is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media to Release the Sailor Moon Stars Anime on Home Video Starting in Spring 2019

VIZ Media announced at a Sailor Moon panel at Anime NYC that it will release the first half of the Sailor Moon Stars anime on home video in Spring 2019. Pre-orders will be available soon.

VIZ’s release will mark the first time Sailor Moon Stars, which is the fifth and final season of the original Sailor Moon television anime series, is getting a home video release in North America.

Similar to the company’s previous Sailor Moon sets, the release will have a limited edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack, a standard Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack, and a standard DVD release. The limited edition set will include a full-color episode guide inside a collector’s chipboard box.

Source: ANN

Yen Press Announces Seven New Manga Licenses

Yen Press announced the following manga licenses at Anime NYC:

  • Akiyama’s Killing Me! manga
  • Kenji Saito and Shouji Sato’s God Shining Moonlight Howling Moon manga
  • Hina Yamato’s manga adaptation of the Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen light novels
  • Renji’s Monster & the Beast manga
  • Spica Aoki’s Kaiju Girl Caramelizer manga
  • Ken Koyama’s Little Miss P manga
  • Kurukuruhime’s Yuri Life manga

In addition, Yen Press announced that it will publish a manga anthology titled Whenever Our Eyes Meet…: A Women’s Love Anthology (Ano Musume to Me ga Au Tabi Watashi wa Shakaijin Yuri Anthology).

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Licenses the Cardcaptor Sakura, Tales of Berseria, and Fate/Grand Order Manga

Kodansha Comics announced at Anime NYC that it has licensed CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura, Nobu Aonagi’s Tales of Berseria, and Shiramine’s Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella manga. In addition, the company announced that it plans to release a collector’s edition box set for its nine Princess Jellyfish omnibus volumes in Summer 2019.

The publisher will release the first volume of its Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition in Spring 2019. The edition will consist of nine hardcover volumes with a newly-revised translation and all the original color pages. Each volume will have new cover art by CLAMP and a “Clow Card.” The publisher teased that those who collect all nine volumes will get a “special treat.”

Kodansha Comics will begin releasing the four-volume Tales of Berseria series in Fall 2019.

The publisher will begin releasing the Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella series in Fall 2019.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Made in Abyss and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Anime Films

Sentai Filmworks announced at Anime NYC that it has licensed the Made in Abyss compilation films and the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of Orion! (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka: Arrow of the Orion) film. The company will release all three films in U.S. theaters in 2019.

The first Made in Abyss film, Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake (Journey’s Dawn), will open in Japan on January 4, 2019, followed by the second film, Made in Abyss: Hōrō Suru Tasogare (Wandering Twilight), on January 18, 2019.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of Orion! will open in at least seven theaters in Japan, including three in Tokyo, on February 15, 2019.

Source: ANN