PR: UDON to release Persona 3 Manga in September

GET READY TO FACE YOUR TRUE SELF AND SURVIVE THE DARK HOUR WITH THE PERSONA 3 MANGA SERIES More action-packed, Shadow-slaying Persona goodness is coming your way later this year courtesy of UDON Entertainment Toronto, ON – ...
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Kickstarter: Strange Kids Comix Magazine

Launched August 17 and wrapping up on September 16, 2012 (just three more days to go!), SK Comix Magazine aims to parody and pay tribute to the cartoons, comics, and pop culture of the 1980s. This project is specifically to hel...
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Bento Bako Bonus: Kamisama Kiss volume 9

Title: Kamisama Kiss Author: Julietta Suzuki Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 9 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2011 by Hakusensha, June 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Romantic comedy [Volume 8 review.] Before we begin, and...
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Bento Bako Weekly: Black Rose Alice vols 2-3

Title: Black Rose Alice Author: Setona Mizushiro Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volumes 2 and 3, $9.99 Vintage: 2009 by Akita Publishing, November 2014 and February 2015 by Viz Media Genre: Supernatural, romance, hor...
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Fan Expo Presents: Dallas Comic-Con 2015

On May 29-31, 2015, Fan Expo Dallas was held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX. This was the second year for the event at the new location, but this year was not shared with a simultaneous convention – the ent...
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Bento Bako Bonus: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 1-2

Title: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Author: Kenji Kuroda, with art by Kazuo Maekawa Publisher: Kodansha Comics Volume: Volumes 1 and 2 (ongoing), $10.99 each Vintage: 2007 by Kodansha Ltd., June 2011 and August 2011 by Kodansha ...
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Bento Bako Weekly: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Title: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Author/Director: Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, and directed by Mahiro Maeda, who also wrote the manga version (which focuses more on the Count, as opposed to the anime, whic...
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Nick Simmons’s and Radical’s Incarnate Halted Over Allegations of Plagiarism

Radical Publishing has halted production and distribution of Nick Simmons’s Incarnate comic book.  Fans have accused Simmons of copying several popular manga, specifically Tite Kubo’s Bleach, and also One Piece, He...
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Bento Bako Bonus: Reborn! vol. 16

Title: Reborn! Author: Akira Amano Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump Advanced) Volume: Volume 16, “Ten Years Later” (ongoing, up to 30 in Japan), $9.99 Vintage: 2007 by Shueisha in Japan, July 2010 by Viz Media Genr...
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BBW: Anime Fest 2012: The Cosplay Runway

As promised, I shall now share with you some of the amazing cosplay that walked the halls and runways of Anime Fest 2012. There were plenty of fantastic costumes, plus three costume competitions (I have pictures from two of the...
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Bento Bako Bonus: Color Bleach

Title: Bleach Official Bootleg: Color Bleach+ ($14.99) Author: Tite Kubo Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump) Vintage: 2007 by Shueisha in Japan, August 2010 by Viz Media Genre: Fanbook, shonen, comedy, action Attention Bleach fa...
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Bento Bako Weekly: Blue Exorcist 3, Black Bird 12

Title: Blue Exorcist Author: Kazue Kato Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump Advanced) Volume: Volume 3 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2009 by Shueisha, August 2011 by Viz Media Genre: Supernatural, action, comedy [Volume 2 review.] As...
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