Viz Media Announces Special Theatrical Screening of Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent

Viz Media has announced that the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent anime film will be screened at the 2014 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco. The film will screen on July 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with an encore presentation on July 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The film will be presented with the original Japanese dialogue and English subtitles. Tickets for Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent are $13.00 each.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent depicts the horrifying conclusion to the epic Golden Age trilogy and unfolds in a magnificently violent nightmare, signifying the birth of a new era. It’s been a year since Griffith’s imprisonment by the Kingdom of Midland. Once praised as the saviors of the Midland, the Band of the Hawk has been on the run and is on the brink of breaking apart. Much to everyone’s surprise, Guts returns to the Hawks, and the search for Griffith begins!

New Manga Releases: November 19, 2013

Here are the new manga releases for November 19, 2013. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz GN 7
Berserk GN 37
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage GN 8
Fairy Tail GN 32
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days GN 1
Oh My Goddess! GN 45
Osamu Tezuka: The Mysterious Underground Men GN
Seiichi Hayashi: Gold Pollen and Other Stories GN
Sherlock Bones GN 2
Sickness Unto Death GN 2
Soul Eater GN 17
Soulless: The Manga, GN 3
Sunny GN 2
Yotsuba&!, GN 12
Yuichi Yokoyama: World Map Room GN

Waterloo Festival to Screen Anime Films

The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema will be screening the following films during its upcoming festival, which is taking place November 14-17, 2013 at the Chrysalids Theatre:

  • Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
  • 009 Re:Cyborg
  • The three Berserk films

The opening night gala for the festival is will be hosting a tribute to Hayao Miyazaki called “Nerdgasm: Miyazaki Madness,” which will honor Miyazaki’s lifetime of films through burlesque, circus, dance, and other variety acts.

Author Brian Ruh will be presenting a panel on November 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. that will focus on anime director Mamoru Oshii.

Dark Horse Reprinting All of the Berserk Manga

Michael Gombos from Dark Horse Comics announced on Twitter that the company will be republishing all volumes of the Berserk manga series, including some that were hard to find and sold in the $90 range or more on eBay.

Gombos also revealed that with the publication of the 29th volume of Berserk, they’ve passed the three-quarters-of-a-million mark in series sales.

Anime Wins at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival announced that three anime won awards during their event:

  • Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words and Toshiyuki Kubooka’s Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent films both won the Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation
  • Masaaki Yuasa’s Kick-Heart anime short won Best Animated Short Film

The 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival took place from July 19 to August 7, 2013.

First Two Berserk Films Screening at Asian Film Fest in Dallas

The 12th annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas has announced that it will be screening Berserk: The Golden Age I – The Egg of the King and Berserk: The Golden Age II – The Battle for Doldrey.

The festival will be taking place July 11-18, 2013 at the Angelika Film Center of Dallas. For more information, visit the Asian Film Festival of Dallas‘ website.

2nd Berserk Film Premiering in San Francisco

Viz Media has announced that Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey will be screened at the New People Cinema in San Francisco on May 11, 2013. The first two films will be shown as a double feature at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m., and both films will be shown with the English dub. The double feature will also be shown on Viz Media’s Neon Alley service at the same time as the San Francisco screening.

Tickets for the double feature cost US$25 and are available now. Ticketholders will receive a gift pack with items from Japan.

Diamond Lists Top Market Shares & Graphic Novels for 2012

Diamonds Comics Distributors has published its top publisher market shares and its top 500 graphic novels of 2012. The numbers are based on total sales of comics, graphic novels, and magazines to comic book specialty stores in 2012. The Diamond rankings may not reflect the overall sales rankings at all bookstores throughout North America.

By publisher, Dark Horse Comics came in at #5 with 4.81 percent of the market share. Viz Media came in at #9 with .93 percent of the market share.

No manga volumes ranked with the top 100. However, manga came in between #145 and #487 in the list. The list includes nine Viz Media volumes, seven Kodansha volumes, two Dark Horse volumes, and two Yen Press volumes.

145. Sailor Moon Volume 3 by Naoko Takeuchi
167. Sailor Moon Volume 4 by Naoko Takeuchi
195. Naruto Volume 55 by Masashi Kishimoto
201. Naruto Volume 54 by Masashi Kishimoto
215. Naruto Volume 56 by Masashi Kishimoto
221. Sailor Moon Volume 5 by Naoko Takeuchi
240. Naruto Volume 57 by Masashi Kishimoto
251. Sailor Moon Volume 1 by Naoko Takeuchi
291. Sailor Moon Volume 6 by Naoko Takeuchi
310. Naruto Volume 59 by Masashi Kishimoto
312. Naruto Volume 58 by Masashi Kishimoto
355. Sailor Moon Volume 7 by Naoko Takeuchi
406. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volume 9 by Naoyuki Kageyama
421. Sailor Moon Volume 8 by Naoko Takeuchi
446. Black Butler Volume 8 by Yana Toboso
448. Usagi Yojimbo Volume 26 (American) by Stan Sakai
449. Bleach Volume 38 by Tite Kubo
454. Berserk Volume 36 by Kentarou Miura
472. Bleach Volume 39 by Tite Kubo
475. Highschool of the Dead Volume 5 by Daisuke Sato and Shoji Sato
487. Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP

New Anime Releases: November 27, 2012

Here are the new anime releases for November 27, 2012. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to contact me and let me know.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King [DVD]
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King [Blu-ray]
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto 2 [DVD]
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto 2 [Blu-ray]
Serial Experiments Lain: Complete Series [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]