Netflix to Exclusively Stream the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Anime Film

Netflix has announced during its Geeked Week livestream that it will exclusively stream the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film.

Shukou Murase is directing the project, and Yasuyuki Mutou is writing the script. Pablo Uchida, Naoyuki Onda, and Shigeki Kuhara are adapting Haruhiko Mikimoto’s original character designs for animation. Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Seiichi Nakatani, and Nobuhiko Genba are adapting Yasuhiro Moriki’s mechanical designs for animation. Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the music.

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway opens in Japanese theaters on June 11, 2021.

Source: ANN

Netflix to Add Four Mobile Suit Gundam Anime Films to Its Service

The Fandom Post is reporting that Netflix will add four Mobile Suit Gundam anime films to its service on June 18, 2021.

The four films being added to Netflix are:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam I
  • Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow
  • Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack

The overarching concept of the original Mobile Suit Gundam is described as:

Universal Century 0079. The rebel space colonies of the Principality of Zeon launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation, using humanoid fighting vehicles called mobile suits to overwhelm the Federation Forces and conquer half of Earth’s surface. Months later, the Federation has finally developed its own prototype mobile suits at a remote space colony. But when the colony suffers a Zeon surprise attack, these new weapons fall into the hands of a motley crew of civilians and cadets. Fate places a youth named Amuro Ray at the controls of the white mobile suit Gundam…

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces August 2021 Manga and Anime Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga and anime releases for August 2021.

Shonen Jump

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5—Golden Wind Volume 1
By Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Golden Wind is here. The highly-acclaimed fifth arc of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure shifts the action from Japan to Italy, as Koichi Hirose heads to Europe to find an aspiring gangster named Giorno Giovanna, the secret son of Dio Brando, scourge of the Joestar family. Organized crime meets family drama and unbelievable enemy Stands in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5—Golden Wind.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 (FINAL VOLUME)
By Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In an epic confrontation, Tanjiro and his fellow Demon Slayers have fought on through the night, suffering terrible losses against the King of Demons, Muzan Kibutsuji. Dawn is breaking soon, and if they can keep Muzan at bay just a little longer, it will be the end of the centuries-long struggle. But Muzan will stop at nothing to destroy the Demon Slayers and unleash his most terrible powers. And if he can’t defeat them, he may even be able to cause the Demon Slayer Corps to destroy itself from within. All fates and destines will be decided as the sun begins to rise…

Haikyu!! Volume 45 (FINAL VOLUME)
By Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

With the Adlers and Black Jackals match in full swing and years of rivalry and friendship thrown out into the open, Hinata and Kageyama continue to duke it out on the court. Will Hinata finally get to declare a major victory over Kageyama? Don’t miss the exciting finale.

We Never Learn Volume 17
By Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Of all the girls Nariyuki Yuiga tutors, Uruka Takemoto is the one who has known him (and had a crush on him) the longest. Despite her outgoing personality, she’s surprisingly shy when it comes to expressing her feelings for Nariyuki. And with her upcoming enrollment at a university overseas, it seems like all hope is lost when it comes to love…

Chainsaw Man Volume 6
By Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

A new girl named Reze has shown up and swept innocent Denji right off his feet. But is Reze exactly what she seems? (Spoiler: Nope.) Is Denji about to find happiness once and for all? (Spoiler: Nope.) Prepare for the storm of all storms when Chainsaw Man looks for true love.

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11
By Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The Shibuya subway station is teeming with civilians and transfigured humans. Despite this dire circumstance, Satoru Gojo defeats the cursed spirits there. However, the cursed spirits possess a special item that can even seal the all-powerful Gojo. Meanwhile, an unlikely ally suddenly contacts Yuji Itadori, who is on his way to the station.

One Piece Volume 97
By Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The battle for Wano commences for real as the Straw Hats and their allies invade Kaido’s base on Onigashima. Luffy may have gotten stronger, but he’s gonna need all the help he can get against Kaido’s powerful forces.

Black Clover Volume 26
By Yūki Tabata

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The battle to protect the Heart Kingdom continues. The Clover Kingdom knights may have won round 1, but Vanica and her minions won’t go down quietly. Just what is the secret to her power, and is there a way to counter it?

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 20
By Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will Tsubame tell Yu she returns his affections on graduation day? Unfortunately, Yu’s gaming addiction may have an impact not only on his grades but on how Tsubame views him. Hopefully his ruthless academic coach Kaguya’s diabolical plan will keep him from failing. On the other hand, someone else gets unexpectedly low marks this exam period. Then, on Valentine’s Day, which of the gang will give or receive romantic chocolates, friendship chocolates or obligatory
chocolates?

Fight rumors with rumors.

Shojo Beat

The King’s Beast Volume 3
By Rei Toma

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Rangetsu hasn’t given up on vengeance, but nothing about the imperial palace is simple. Now that she knows and trusts Prince Tenyou, she has come to see that her most important duty is to keep him alive for the sake of all Ajin—even at the cost of her own life.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 31
By Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Kingdom of Kohka triumphs over Sen Province, but Hak is gravely injured and Yona is unable to speak. Meanwhile, while tending to injured soldiers, Yun shows interest in the Sky Tribe’s medical techniques. Advisor Keishuk invites him to Hiryuu Palace to learn more, but what is Keishuk’s true motive?

Kaze Hikaru Volume 29
By Taeko Watanabe

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

After attempting to seduce Sei, the aristocrat Yoshinobu begins to tell her about his past. With Sei’s support, Yoshinobu makes up his mind to take on the role of shogun. However, his decision to call off the Choshu expedition and request an imperial order to stop the fighting enrages Councillor Ito to the point that he decides to overthrow the Bakufu. Nakamura Goro, who is on Ito’s side, has always had feelings for Sei, and he comes up with his own plans to separate her from troop captain Soji, who is the love of her life.

VIZ Media

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whillis
Adapted by Jon Tsuei, Illustrated by Subaru

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$14.99

The Force is with me, and I am one with the Force.
– Chirrut Îmwe

Presiding over the Kyber Temple on Jedha, the Guardians of the Whills, Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe, had hoped to maintain a peaceful balance despite the growing presence of the Empire in their Holy City. Yet they struggle to stay true to the Force as stormtroopers threaten to take over. When a rebel named Saw Gerrera appears offering them a chance to help Jedha, Baze and Chirrut must decide if they’re willing to compromise for peace, or if Saw’s plan is too dangerous to risk?

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills introduces Baze and Chirrut before they meet the Rebellion members who turn the tide in the fight against the Empire in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Writer Jon Tsuei and manga artist Subaru bring the origin story of this fan favorite duo to life in a new manga adaptation based on the novel by Greg Rucka.

© & TM 2021 LUCASFILM LTD Copyright © 2021 Disney
Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Disney Cruella
Story by Hachi Ishi

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$14.99

You don’t become a legend by being nice,

She wasn’t born Cruella. Gifted with talent, innovation, and ambition, Estella dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, but the world seemed intent on making sure her dreams would never come true.

The life of an amateur thief is hardly a glamourous one, but in 1970’s London, at the crossroads of fashion, Estella has a vision for herself and her designs, if only she can afford it. Witness Estella’s life on the streets with her best friends and partners in (petty) crime, Horace and Jasper, before the infamous diva Cruella emerges to make sure no one gets in her way.

Pokemon: Sword & Shield Volume 1
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Excitable Casey and easygoing Henry share a dream of participating in gym battles. For Casey it’s a chance to become reunited with her missing Pokemon. For Henry, it’s a chance to search for the legendary Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield.

Radiant Volume 14
By Tony Valente

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Relentlessly hunted by antagonists known as Domitors, Seth tries to fend off his pursuers and ends up discovering a new and surprising ability. Meanwhile, after being rescued by the alchemist Hurlä and the cheerfully oddball kids of the Droplet Gang, Seth’s friends Mélie and Ocoho set out to find him and their other missing friend, Doc, who has been taken in by the Inquisition after being mistaken for a kidnapped child. Unfortunately Doc’s lousy luck lets him down even more when he meets up with an old and not at all welcome acquaintance.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 14
By Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$19.99

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. With long-sought answers in hand, all that remains in the brothers’ quest to restore their bodies and save their country is to prepare for the reckoning looming on the Promised Day.

VIZ Signature

Sensor
By Junji Ito

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Did she wander in? Or was she drawn in?

A woman walks alone at the foot of Mount Sengoku. A man appears, saying he’s been waiting for her, and invites her to a nearby village. Surprisingly, the village is covered in hairlike volcanic glass fibers, and all of it shines a bright gold. At night, when the villagers perform their custom of gazing up at the starry sky, countless unidentified flying objects come raining down on them, the opening act for the terror about to occur.

Urusei Yatsura Volume 11
By Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Once again, Lum has introduced a bizarre menace to Earth, causing her classmates to quake with fear—a judge who “vanishes” performers whose New Year’s Hidden Talent Show acts are deemed subpar. Later, Mendo is shocked by the
sudden announcement of his arranged marriage to a bride so secret even members of her own family don’t know her.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 3
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

One by one, Akira has been checking little items like cleaning his room and snagging a new TV off his bucket list. Now, having grown weary of the hotbed of infection that is Tokyo, Akira makes the decision to head to his parents’ home in Gunma. But to get there, he needs to get past his former boss.

Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Volume 2
By Minoji Kurata

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$14.99

Shao Jun, the last Assassin in China, has returned to her homeland with vengeance on her mind. The Templar Order’s machinations must be stopped, and only Shao Jun stands ready for the battle to come. As she eliminates her foes one by one, the Templar Order’s plans for the Great Ming Empire begin to come to light.

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Volume 16
Story and Art by Yasuo Ohtagaki
Concept by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$14.99

Daryl Lorenz and his support crew have made it back into space, but they’ve got the entire Earth Federation fleet between them and the Nanyang Alliance rendezvous point. Renegade Zeon General Galle can help, but his assistance comes at a price, and getting through the blockade will require an audacious plan that only Daryl Lorenz can pull off-stealing an advanced Mobile Armor equipped with the advanced Psycommu control system right out from under the Federation’s nose.

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 14
By Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Komi and her brother, Shosuke, are in the country visiting their grandmother, and even the company of their younger cousin Akira can’t save them from one dismal fact—they’re bored. The visit is salvaged, however, when they run into Inaka, who knows all about having a good time in the country. It’s friendship to the rescue.

Call of the Night Volume 3
By Kotoyama

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nazuna isn’t the only one who thinks Ko is a delicious snack. And Ko isn’t the only one who gets jealous. When Ko draws the attention of four other vampire girls with nefarious intentions, he must fight for his life—even though he wants to give it up to become a vampire. But only to a certain special someone. Unfortunately, there’s a time limit on being “turned,” which raises the…uh…stakes. Then, Ko follows some dating advice that backfires. Undeterred, he tries to help another vampire and mortal mend their love/hate relationship.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 15
By Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The sun shines on the Demon Castle… but it’s supposed to be perpetual night in the Demon World. Then Zeus—Poseidon and Hades’ little brother—joins the Demon Castle staff. Everyone is in awe of him except the princess, who quickly finds ways to use the most powerful of the mythological gods to help her achieve her ongoing and current personal goals of sleeping better and opening a cat cafe. Then, in a stunning reversal of fortune, an important castle inhabitant is taken hostage. Will Syalis help the rescue team’s efforts or hinder them? Plus, a very special Sleepy Princess/Doraemon crossover episode.

Home Video

Naruto: Set 4 BD
Shonen Jump

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: TV-14
Price: USA$39.99

There’s a storm brewing and its name is Akatsuki. Sasuke has a chance run-in with the murderer of his entire clan, his brother Itachi. Can he avenge the Uchiha? Meanwhile, young Naruto begins training with Jiraiya to master the powerful Rasengan. Before long a battle among legends erupts when Orochimaru dares to confront Lady Tsunade and Jiraiya, while Sasuke, burning with angst, makes a terrible choice to travel down a path of darkness. Can his friends stop him?

Inuyasha Set 6 BD
VIZ Media

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: TV-14
Price: USA$39.99

No description was available for this set because the press release included the write-up for the Naruto set with this Inuyasha release.

Netflix to Stream a Live-Action Gundam Film

Netflix has announced on Twitter that it will stream Sunrise and Legendary Pictures’ live-action Hollywood Gundam film, and that Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and produce the film. Comic book author Brian K. Vaughan will write the script and serve as an executive producer for the film.

Legendary’s executive vice president of production Cale Boyter will oversee the project. Boyter appeared with Bandai Namco Holdings president and representative director Mitsuaki Taguchi at Anime Expo in July 2018 to announce the adaptation. Robert Napton, former Bandai Entertainment Director of Marketing and Legendary Comics’ current Senior Vice President of Publishing, moderated the panel segment about the live-action film project.

Napton and Sunrise Executive Expert for film production Ken Iyadomi revealed at a talk at a Project Anime industry presentation in March 2019, that the Gundam Unicorn’s cameo in Pacific Rim: Uprising helped create the relationships between Sunrise and Legendary Pictures, and set the scene for talks about a Gundam film project.

Source: ANN

DENPA Books Acquires the License for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack – Beltorchika’s Children Manga

DENPA Books has announced that it has acquired the license for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack – Beltorchika’s Children manga by Takayuki Yanase and Uroaki Sabishi, with mecha designs by Yutaka Izubuchi. The seven-volume series is set to begin its English print run in Summer 2022. The manga is based on a novel by the same name.

The story is set in U.C. 0093. Char Aznable returns to Zeon, determined to drop the asteroid base Axis on Earth. Opposing him is the task force known as Londo Bell, which is led by Amuro Ray and his Gundam.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds the Original Mobile Suit Gundam Anime to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it is adding the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam anime to its catalog on January 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. PST. The series will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

The story of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime is described as:

Universal Century 0079. The rebel space colonies of the Principality of Zeon launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation, using humanoid fighting vehicles called mobile suits to overwhelm the Federation Forces and conquer half of Earth’s surface. Months later, the Federation has finally developed its own prototype mobile suits at a remote space colony. But when the colony suffers a Zeon surprise attack, these new weapons fall into the hands of a motley crew of civilians and cadets. Fate places a youth named Amuro Ray at the controls of the white mobile suit Gundam…

Source: Crunchyroll

FUNimation Entertainment Adds Four Mobile Suit Gundam Anime Series to Its Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) anime, as well as the HD remastered versions of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny anime on November 25, 2020. The company also revealed that it will add more series from the Gundam franchise soon.

All four anime will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny will stream in Japanese with English subtitles. The other three anime will stream with English subtitles and with an English dub.

FUNimation also added that it will be launching Mobile Suit Gundam Seed with video materials provided to them by Right Stuf and Sunrise. The company will provide an update if and when they receive new video materials.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces January 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for January 2021.

Shonen Jump

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 2
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi
Art by Hikaru Miyoshi
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

After successfully establishing a foothold in Durham and cleansing the city of some of its corruption, William James Moriarty sets his sights on London. To make headway there, he needs the aid of his brother Albert. But while on his way to London, Moriarty is kidnapped by a gang of criminals. He needs Albert sooner than he thought, but will Albert be able to save him in time?

Platinum End Volume 12
Story by Tsugumi Ohba
Art by Takeshi Obata

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$9.99

Just when it looked like the god candidates might come to an agreement, one of them is suddenly assassinated. Now Professor Yoneda seems to be in control of the entire god selection process. Will the remaining candidates yield to Yoneda’s desire to rid humanity of fake gods, or does Mirai have a different plan in mind?

The Promised Neverland Volume 18
Story by Kaiu Shirai
Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Emma and Ray race to the queen’s chamber to stop Norman’s plan, but are they already too late? What has propelled Norman to take such a brutal path, and is it something that will forever change his relationship with his closest friends?

Haikyu!! Volume 42
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Hinata is removed from the game with a fever, leaving Karasuno to battle it out against Kamomedai in the final set without their biggest scorer. Anguished that he can’t be there, Hinata watches the rest of the game via broadcast. What does he see from outside of the court? Find out as the Spring Tournament arc comes to an end.

My Hero Academia Volume 26
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Hawks and the Safety Commission have managed to get their hands on some top secret information. A big villain attack is coming, and the heroes must do all they can to prepare. As part of these preparations, Eraser Head and Present Mic pay a visit to the prison, while Midoriya, Bakugo and Todoroki begin training under Endeavor in order to become fighters who can stand on their own. But in the meantime, the boys will have to survive a dinner party at the Todoroki household.

Black Clover Volume 24
Story and Art by Yūki Tabata

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In order to protect themselves against the ruthless Spade Kingdom, Asta and his fellow magic knights have spent six months training under the watchful eye of the princess of the Heart Kingdom. But will their efforts be enough when the war between the countries finally breaks out?

Jujutsu Kaisen 0
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem… his childhood friend Rika has turned into a curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary curse, his plight gets noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where exorcists are taught to combat curses. Gojo convinces him to enroll, but can Yuta learn enough in time to confront the curse that haunts him?

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 11
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Yuzuri, Suzu and Kirito travel all the way from Lilias to visit Shirayuki and friends, resulting in a delightful reunion—until things take a turn. Meanwhile, Izana pressures Zen to hold a banquet to seek out potential brides, but Zen has another idea in mind.

An Incurable Case of Love Volume 6
Story and Art by Maki Enjoji

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$9.99

Nanase became a nurse to chase after Dr. Kairi Tendo. Now the two are finally starting to act like lovers. They’re busy enjoying blissful days until Kairi’s older sister Ryuko goes missing.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 10
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Mamura’s sudden confession of love leaves Suzume’s head spinning. After spending the entire night agonizing over how to respond to him, she finally decides to give Mamura a chance. But soon after she makes her choice, Mr. Shishio throws her a curveball.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 6
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Even though their feelings are mutual, Akari and Kazuomi can’t get their timing right. Rio realizes he likes Yuna, but he suspects his friend Agatsuma likes her too.

Takane & Hana Volume 16
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Hiromi idolizes his older cousin Takane and will do anything to protect him—including running away from home. Takane’s got enough problems dealing with work exhaustion and Hiromi’s father itching to take him down, but maybe he’ll be able to find Hiromi with Hana’s help.

Prince Freya Volume 4
Story and Art by Keiko Ishihara

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The unexpected arrival of horned warriors at Fort Leren is all that saves the Tyrish troops from the Sigurdian seige. But the Kelds have no interest in joining forces with Tyr—they only intervened to cause pain to their old foe. While it is a disappointing decision, it opens Freya’s eyes to other paths of resistance. Tyr might have no allies, but Sigurd has many enemies.

VIZ Media

Persona 5 Volume 5
Story and Art by Hisato Murasaki
Based on the video game by Atlus

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Shujin Academy student council president Makoto Nijima is starting to suspect that Akira and his friends may be more than just school students. Meanwhile, a criminal organization operating in Shibuya has started to target high school students in a new, devious scam. Will the Phantom Thieves be able to prove they’re the good guys, all while keeping their identities a secret?

Yo-Kai Watch Volume 16
Story and Art by Noriyuki Konishi

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Nate returns with a totally different Yo-kai Watch and the amazing Yo-kai Keystones. Get ready to meet a whole bunch of bizarre new Yo-kai.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon Volume 9
Story by Hidenori Kusaka
Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Sun and Moon are stranded in Ultra Space, home of the Ultra Beasts. Worse, they’ve lost Legendary Pokemon Lunala. Who can they trust in this alternate dimension? Things look dark for everyone—especially in Ultra Megalopolis, the city that has lost its light.

Splatoon Volume 11
Story and Art by Sankichi Hinodeya

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

The final match of the Ranked Battle Cup begins. Find out what happens when Team Blueperor steps inside the arena against their greatest opponents, the fierce X-Blood.

VIZ Signature

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 6
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The conflict between the ruthless bandit Aza Chobe and Gabimaru the Hollow explodes into an all-out battle. Chobe, already a formidable foe, has found new levels of strength thanks to the influence of tao. Can Gabimaru’s skills prevent his death at the hands of this monstrous enemy, or will the pintsize ninja finally lose?

BEASTARS Volume 10
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Red deer Louis learns he has more in common with lion Ibuki, his biggest supporter in the Shishi-gumi gang, than he thinks. While the blood feud between gray wolf Legoshi and brown bear Riz escalates, puma Tao and anteater Kibi attempt a reconciliation. Giant panda Gohin continues his work attempting to cure carnivores of their meat addiction. And surprising secrets about Legoshi’s family and past are revealed.

Asadora! Volume 1
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$14.99

When Asa’s mother goes into labor yet again, Asa runs off to find a doctor. But no one bats an eye when she doesn’t return—not even as a storm approaches Nagoya. Forgotten yet again, Asa runs into a burglar and tries to stop him on her own, a decision that leads to an unlikely alliance.

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Volume 9
Story and Art by Inio Asano

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$14.99

Oda and Futaba are lurking in Oran’s memories from an alternative timeline where she and Kadode simultaneously save the earth and ruin their lives. When the worst happens, Oran takes a desperate leap into another timeline. But things don’t seem to be going very well in that timeline either. Good thing there are endless timelines, right, Isobeyan?

Children of the Whales Volume 16
Story and Art by Abi Umeda

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Orca is known as the God of Death, a cold and emotionless soldier who has no qualms about using his little sister as a pawn in his game against the empire. But now Chakuro has seen into the very heart of the pain that motivates Orca’s bloody quest. Can a shared history of loss bridge the differences between them? Or is the pull of death too strong for even love to overcome?

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Volume 15
Story and Art by Yasuo Ohtagaki
Concept by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$14.99

The battle for the Nanyang Alliance’s Taal volcano base is over. Sojo Levan Fu and his followers managed to evacuate the newly manufactured Psycho Zakus into orbit. But this victory came at a heavy price. During a ferocious rearguard action, Io—consumed by his bloodlust—accidentally killed someone dear to both he and Daryl. Enraged, Daryl destroyed the Spartan. In the aftermath of the battle, what’s left of the Spartan’s crew regroups to lick their wounds. Io lies in the infirmary, broken by what he’s done. But the war is not finished with Io Fleming, and will leave him with nothing when it’s over. Until then, he has only one job to do…

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 3
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nasa has been introduced to Tsukasa’s family… sort of. Now it’s time for Tsukasa to meet her in-laws. Nasa is determined to do whatever it takes to make a long bus ride romantic, while Tsukasa is just happy to check out food courts along the way. Little do they know that Chitose and her maids are on their tail, bent on turning their quickie honeymoon into a quickie divorce.

RIN-NE Volume 37
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The disembodied spirit of Ayame Sakaki’s crush on Jumonji is becoming increasingly bold. Ayame resolves to get this stroppy spirit under control once and for all, but the spirit predicts her plans and asks Rinne to sever the spiritual chain connecting her to Ayame.

Case Closed Volume 77
Story and Art by Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

When a tabloid publisher is murdered, the hardest part of the case may be finding someone who didn’t want him dead. A cold case heats up when a new victim is found with the character for “death” written nearby. And when the Junior Detective League stumbles on a crime while camping, Anita risks exposing her secret identity.

As he solves these cases, Conan keeps running into three suspicious characters—overly friendly neighbor Subaru Okiya, eager young private eye Toru Amuro, and teen detective Masumi Sera. Which of them is the man (or woman) in black code-named Bourbon?

Six Mobile Suit Gundam Anime Works to Stream for Free in the United States as Part of Gundam Online Expo Event

The Gundam.info online portal site began streaming several anime works in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise for free on August 20, 2020 in the United States as part of the previously announced “Gundam Online Expo” event. All works are available with English subtitles, and are only available in the United States.

The following films and OVAs are available on the portal with English subtitles:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Miller’s Report
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (OAV version) Episodes 1-7
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Episodes 1-6
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation – Heirs to the Stars
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation II – Lovers
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation III – Love is the Pulse of the Stars
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer

Gundam.info also began streaming a 13-episode video that outlines the event, and the video is region-locked to the United States only.

The “Gundam Online Expo” will feature the Gunpla World Ver.MG exhibit and an augmented reality version of Japan’s Gundam Base Tokyo venue. Exclusive merchandise will be available for order during the event.

Professional modeler Katsumi “Meijin” Kawaguchi will offer painting lectures during the event. Other panels include a Sunrise panel with Naohiro Ogata, a voice actor panel with Tohru Furuya, and a mechanical designer panel with Kunio Okawara.

Bandai Namco Collectibles and Bandai Namco Entertainment are collaborating on the event, which runs from August 20-31, 2020.

Source: ANN

First-Ever Gundam Online Expo Set to Take Off in the United States on August 21-30, 2020

The global phenomenon Gundam is making franchise history with the announcement from BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) of the first-ever GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO in the United States. Together with fellow BANDAI NAMCO Group companies SUNRISE INC. and Bandai Spirits, Bluefin will present this official Gundam-only digital event over 12-days commencing on August 20, 2020. The GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO will showcase over 60 event exclusive figures never-before available in the United States, including not only GUNPLA World exhibit exclusives but also THE GUNDAM BASE exclusives – both of which until now were previously only available in Asia. The GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO event exclusives will be released in two waves at 6:00 pm Pacific on both Friday, August 21 (Group A) and Sunday, August 23 (Group B) on Premium Bandai USA with free shipping on all orders over $150.00 USD. All sales will end on Tuesday, September 1 at 11:59 pm Pacific.

In addition to event exclusives, GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO attendees will get a chance to visit THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO virtually via augmented reality. This experience will include a tour of GUNPLA WORLD Ver.MG, a special exhibition celebrating GUNPLA’s 40th Anniversary and the MG series. This exhibit features:

  • MG Lineup Exhibit. The entire MG series lineup, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, gathered and displayed in one place
  • GUNPLA Evolution History. An exhibit of valuable materials from the BANDAI HOBBY CENTER where GUNPLAs are created.
    Giant GUNPLA Timeline. A timeline chock-full of the 40 years of Gundam and GUNPLA history
  • Package In-depth Analysis. A detailed analysis of how GUNPLA packages are create
  • Modeler Masterpiece Exhibit. A display of “MG” masterpieces created by famous modelers
  • Reveal of the Latest MGEX Brand. A sneak peak of he Unicorn Gundam from the latest MASTER GRADE EXTREME brand

And that is not all, the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO will also offer special video content like instructional sessions on painting skills with professional modeler Katsumi “Meijin” Kawaguchi aka “Master Kawaguchi” as well as interviews and panels featuring Japanese guests (to-be-announced) from gaming, voice acting, merchandise and animation.

For schedule details and the latest event information, visit the official GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO website at en.Gundam.info/onlineexpo.