PR: COMiIDOL WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Reported by Michael Aronson

“ComiIdol Singapore 2007” reached its climax on Sunday 29th April – launched 3 months ago, with 300 entries submitted by independent artists and students of 37 schools and universities, 33,000 votes cast by the general public – the hall in the Singapore National Library headquarters was packed full-house for the final Award Ceremony. Over 150 people, including ComiIdol participating artists, digital art and comics fans, turned up to see the ComiIdol...
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Yakitate!! Japan v5
Reviewed by Michael Aronson

“The drama escalates in the third round of the Pantasia Rookie Tournament when Kazuma’s masked and muscle-bound opponent blows judges away with his animal-theme bread in the shape of a magnificent dragon. Will Kazuma’s contribution, a cute green turtle, be delicious enough to throw the judges into a deadlock? And just how many half-sisters does Tsukino actually have?! Yet another turns up, this one unapologetically evil, and begins to stir up a...
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Backstage Prince v2
Reviewed by Michael Aronson

“There’s trouble brewing behind the kabuki curtain. Ryusei’s dad doesn’t want anything – or anyone – distracting his son from his chosen profession. It’s no secret that he disapproves of Ryusei’s romance with Akari. Now he’s determined to sabotage their relationship any way he can!” And with its second volume, Backstage Prince comes to a close. Really, it’s that short. That’s no complaint, as the events in the first volume sped by at light speed...
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From Eroica with Love v9
Reviewed by Dan Polley

“From Eroica with Love” is the story of a young Hollywood star who specializes in thievery on a grand scale. The main character, Eroica, is a feminine-looking man who cannot help but singularly focus on a NATO representative. He admits rapidly and unabashedly to being in love with that man, known as the Major. Eroica devises plans that he hopes will garner the attention of the major. However, the major simply seems to see Eroica as a nuisance —...
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PR: DEATH NOTE FOR DOWNLOAD
Reported by Michael Aronson

San Francisco, CA, May 3, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the availability of DEATH NOTE™ anime series via digital download on Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment's premiere digital retail store. The subtitled version of the series will debut May 10, 2007 and fans may go to www.direct2drive.com to download the first episode....
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Black Jack v2: Two-Fisted Surgeon
Reviewed by Michael Aronson

I’ve got some bad news: if you’re the least bit interested in Black Jack, you’ll be extremely lucky to ever come across any of the volumes – and in the rare case you locate one online, prepare to pay a hefty premium. These books are rare, due to being some of Viz’s earlier releases (original printings of Battle Angel Alita and others fetched for the same price). But chances are that if you know Tezuka, you’ve at least heard of Black Jack, maverick...
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Buddha v3: Devadatta
Reviewed by Michael Aronson

Is suffering the true path to enlightenment? Dhepa, the monk who has physically impaired himself of his own volition, seems to think so. And suffering has certainly benefited Assaji, a young boy whose near-death experience has left him with prophetic prescience. Will Siddhartha’s first two companions on his long quest to enlightenment point him in the right direction or hamper his determination? Though volume three is almost a quarter shorter...
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PR: NARUTO GOES COAST TO COAST
Reported by Michael Aronson

San Francisco, CA, May 2, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced a special road show to highlight SHONEN JUMP™ NARUTO™ to fans across the country. The tour kicks off on May 26 in Secaucus, NJ with subsequent stops scheduled for Baltimore, MD; Belleville, IN; Bentonville, AR; and Pleasanton, CA. The event will be free to attend....
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8 May 2007
PR: COMiIDOL WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Yakitate!! Japan v5

7 May 2007
Backstage Prince v2




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