Anime Weekend Atlanta Announces Premieres and Advance Screenings

Anime Weekend Atlanta has announced premieres and screenings for fans to check out at this year’s convention.

The screenings for this year’s convention include:

  • Karen Senki
  • A Certain Magical Index The Movie
  • Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
  • Blue Exorcist: The Movie
  • Devilman TV series
  • Ghost in the Shell: Arise
  • Hellsing Ultimate Volumes 9-10
  • High School DxD
  • Kill la Kill
  • One Piece Film Z
  • Sailor Moon
  • Schoolgirls vs. Butlers
  • Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Sherlock Hound
  • Bubblegum Crisis: Ultimate Edition
  • Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya
  • Gatchaman Crowds
  • Golden Time
  • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Viz Media Celebrates the Premiere of Remastered English Dub Sailor Moon Episodes With a Special “Moonlight Party”

Viz Media invites fans to celebrate the special premiere of the first four episodes of the remastered Sailor Moon anime series that features an all new English cast. The episodes will be available to stream on Neon Alley and Hulu beginning September 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific. These exclusive dubbed episodes will be available for a limited time only.

Fans are invited to join company members as Viz Media and Neon Alley present Moonlight Party: A Celebration of SAILOR MOON Reborn! The virtual “slumber party” will take place as an unique live stream event on VIZ Media’s YouTube channel beginning on September 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific.

Viewers can simultaneously watch the live, uncut Sailor Moon Episodes 1-4 during their premiere on Hulu and join the Viz Media staff on its YouTube channel for a lively evening of witty commentary, inside facts and tons of fun from the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Throughout the Moonlight Party fans may submit their Sailor Moon questions via YouTube in the comments sections of the livestream, on the official Viz Media Facebook page, and Twitter by using the special hashtag, #MoonlightParty for a real-time Q&A with Viz Media staff that will run throughout the event. Fans can interact with members of the Viz Media Sailor Moon team, which will be participating in the live stream to answer questions and offer lively commentary and little known information about the series and the premiere episodes. A Sailor Moon trivia contest also will take place and fans are invited to participate and submit answers via Facebook and Twitter to win special prizes. Sailor Moon fans nationwide are also encouraged to share pictures from their own Moonlight Parties by using the hashtag #MoonlightParty on their favorite social media platforms.

Viz Media’s first-ever Moonlight Party kicks off the premiere of a host of new Sailor Moon content that will air exclusively on Neon Alley and Hulu beginning in September for a limited time. In addition to the premiere of Episodes 1-4 on September 5, 2014, viewers can catch more of Season 1 of the classic, uncut Sailor Moon featuring the new English dub as Episodes 5-23 become available to stream beginning at 12:00am (Pacific) on September 7, 2014. Brand new subtitled Sailor Moon Episodes 35-36, which present the entire Sailor Guardian team together as one for the first time, along with the Princess they seek, also will premiere on Hulu and Neon Alley, for a limited time only beginning at 12:00am (Pacific) on September 8, 2014 to celebrate the weekly Moonday.

Fans can also catch the brand new Sailor Moon reboot – Sailor Moon Crystal – with the premiere of Episode 5 (subtitled), which introduces the fan favorite character Makoto Kino, Sailor Jupiter, on Hulu and Neon Alley beginning at 3:00am (Pacific) on September 6, 2014.

“The first weekend in September will deliver plenty of excitement to anime fans with a chance to join us for our first-ever Moonlight Party, celebrating the premiere of the uncut re-mastered SAILOR MOON English dub,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “We also will be sharing fun facts about the production, giving out prizes for a special SAILOR MOON trivia contest and having fun with viewers nationwide as we celebrate the return of this legendary anime series. We hope this also might inspire some fans to share in the fun and join us with SAILOR MOON Moonlight Parties of their own!”

Viz Offers English-Subtitled Episodes of Sailor Moon for Digital Purchase

Viz Media has announced that the first 23 episodes of the English-subtitled version of Sailor Moon are available for digital purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, PLAYSTATION Network and the Xbox Marketplace. The episodes are available for download individually or bundled in high-definition and standard-definition.

The full set of episodes in HD costs US$34.99 and US$16.99 for SD. Individual episodes retail for US$0.99 each in SD and US$1.99 in HD.

Music Video for Sailor Moon Crystal’s Opening Theme Song

The music video for “Moon Pride,” Momoiro Clover Z’s opening theme song for Sailor Moon Crystal, is now streaming online.

I am embedding the video below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view the video due to region blocking.

Viz Media Posts Third Sailor Moon English Dub Clip

Viz Media has posted a third clip for the new English dub of the Sailor Moon television anime series. This clip features Queen Beryl and Jadeite.

I am embedding the clip below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view the video due to region blocking.

Viz Media Announces Plans for Comic-Con International

Viz Media is delivering anime and manga content at the 2014 Comic-Con International. Attendees are invited to join a fun weekend in San Diego with special events, in-booth giveaways, informative panel discussions, and other fun activities and convention exclusives.

Viz Media is hosting an array of panel discussions detailing a host of forthcoming releases, new acquisitions and other surprises from the company’s animation and publishing teams. Fans will not want to miss a very special appearance by Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice actress who provides the original voice for Naruto in the popular anime series. She will join the staff of Viz Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump for a special panel discussion on Naruto on Thursday, July 24th. Fans are also invited to attend the official Sailor Moon panel, which will offer new information on the return of the legendary animated series to North America.

Viz Media’s Booth 2813 on the Main Show Floor will be a continual hub of activity with special in-booth photo opportunities with an Uglydoll on Thursday, July 24th and everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, Doraemon, on Saturday July 25th. Fans can also catch freebies and promo item giveaways throughout the convention including posters, temporary tattoos, posters, postcards, buttons and more for popular series such as Blood Lad, Deadman Wonderland, Sailor Moon and One-Punch Man. And don’t miss the return of the Viz Media convention tote bag, which is free with any purchase, available in four amazing designs while supplies last.

Collectors also can browse an array of limited edition items and special convention exclusives that will be offered for sale in the Viz Media booth throughout Comic-Con while supplies last. Notable items include One Piece Exclusive Replica Manga Art ($15.00); Limited Edition Bravest Warriors: The Search for Catbug ($35.00), with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges only 250 made – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by the artists at the exclusive in-booth signing; Bravest Warriors: Catbug’s Treasure Book ($15.00); Hello Kitty, Hello 40 Commemorative Art Book (50.00) only 250 printed with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by Hello Kitty artists at the exclusive in-booth signing; exclusive Gecco Naruto Shippuden figure ($150.00); and Cryptozoic’s Naruto Shippuden Trading Card Game Presale ($50.00).

Also catch special advance pre-sales of several forthcoming new Viz Media titles including Food Wars Volume 1 ($10.00), Black Rose Alice ($10.00) and The Art of Princess Mononoke ($35.00) ahead of their street date releases later this summer. Don’t miss the latest Weekly Shonen Jump Jump Pack ($20.00) that contains more than 100 pages of the world’s most popular featured series and a limited edition Yu-Gi-Oh! card “Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Evening Twilight,” as well as a special bonus exclusive game mat free with purchase while supplies last.

Viz Media’s Comic-Con Panels and Special Events

Thursday, July 24, 2014

10:00AM and 4:00PM UGLYDOLL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY at VIZ Media Booth #2813
Drop by the VIZ Media booth for a photo with an UGLYDOLL pal!

10:00AM – 11:30AM SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS: NARUTO in Room 8
NARUTO is one of the world’s most popular manga series, with over 60 best-selling volumes published. Get all the latest news and more at this super-sized panel, featuring guests from VIZ Media, Bandai Namco Games (Daisuke Koumoto, producer of the upcoming NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION) and a special guest Junko Takeuchi, Japanese voice of Naruto!

4:00PM – 5:00PM VIZ MEDIA PANEL in Room 7AB
Get the latest updates & exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime! There will be free manga for attendees while supplies last.

Friday, July 25, 2014

10:00AM – 1:00PM CATBUG VOICE ACTOR SAM LAVAGNINO In-Booth Signing & Personal Appearance at VIZ Media Booth #2813
Meet the voice of Catbug, the breakout star of YouTube hit Bravest Warriors, and get a signed art card!

10:00AM – 11:00AM VIZ MEDIA ANIMATION PANEL Feat. NEON ALLEY in Room 25ABC
Find out all that’s new and awesome with the VIZ Media animation team and the free streaming site Neon Alley! Bring all your anime questions because they will be there to answer them!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

12:30PM – 1:30PM OFFICAL SAILOR MOON PANEL in Room 5AB
VIZ Media is releasing the complete classic SAILOR MOON series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new English dub! Join members of the VIZ Media animation team and learn all about this legendary anime series!

12:30PM DORAEMON PHOTO OPPORTUNITY at VIZ Media Booth #2813
Get a hug and take a picture with everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, DORAEMON!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

2:00PM – 3:00PM PERFECT SQUARE PRESENTS – MAKING KIDS COMICS AWESOME in Room 32AB
Bring your kids along, or just your inner child, and join an eclectic group of creators and editors for a lively roundtable that will get you laughing, learning and looking at the craft of all-ages comics in a whole new way!

Other Notable VIZ Media In-Booth Events:

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Deck Building Game Demo
Check the daily booth schedule for a chance to try out the new card game debuting from Cryptozoic at SDCC!

In-Booth Signing and Photo-Op: HELLO KITTY
Join Hello Kitty herself and graphic novel artists for a special signing and photo opportunity!
Saturday, July 26th at 10AM: features Jenni Holm, Matt Holm, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Lark Pien
Sunday, July 27th at 10AM: features Brianne Drouhard, Stephanie Gonzaga, Martin Hsu, Chynna Clugston Flores, Susie Ghahremani. Jacob Chabot will also be available Sunday July 27th at 1PM!

In-Booth Signing: BRAVEST WARRIORS
Meet the talented contributors for the brand new books based off of the YouTube smash-hit series and get your VIZ Media BRAVEST WARRIOR book or comic sampler signed!
Friday, July 25th at 4:00PM: features Stu Livingston, Tom Warburton, Jon Chad, Ian McGinty
Sunday, July 27th at 1:00PM: features Corin Howell and Inori Fukuda Trant

In-Booth Signing: NARUTO Figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe
Thursday, July 24th & Friday July 25th at 2:30PM
Meet Gecco figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe, creator of the Comic-Con exclusive NARUTO SHIPPUDEN figure and get your limited edition figure signed!

RANMA 1/2 Plinko
Available Throughout Comic-Con
Try your luck at our RANMA 1/2 Plinko board for a chance to win a limited edition Comic-Con only RANMA 1/2 water bottle! Check the daily booth schedule for times to play!

Comic-Con International is taking place July 23-27, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California.

Viz Media Posts Another Clip of the New English Dub of Sailor Moon

Viz Media has uploaded another clip of the new English dub of the Sailor Moon television anime series. This clip is when Luna talks to Usagi for the first time.

I am embedding the clip below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view the video due to region blocking.