8 items from 2011
Last year’s graphic novel and Tpb Top 10, was filled with some modern classics including Parker: The Outfit, Northlanders, Scott Pilgrim, and Beasts of Burden, so 2011’s offerings have a lot to live up to. As with last year’s this chart will only contain books released in 2011 that I have personally read.
1: Daytripper | Vertigo | Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá
Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá can do no wrong, and Daytripper is their best and most personal work to date. The Brazilian twins tell the story, or rather stories, of writer Brás de Oliva Domingos; each chapter is a day in the life of Brás, with each day ending in the same way. Daytripper is one of the most poignant comics I have ever read, chapter 8 especially, which is odd as Brás is absent for that story. I look forward to seeing how Moon & Bá follow this. I should also »
- Baron Fornightly
Sony have announced the UK Blu-ray release of two new anime movies, both of which are set to debut on Boxing Day. First Squad, from acclaimed animation studio Studio 4°C, creators of the thrilling The Animatrix and Halo: Legends, tells the story of a 14-year-old girl with psychic powers who must travel to another world to bring back her team and stop a 700-year-old ghost from leading the Nazis to victory in World War II; and Legend of the Millenium Dragon (aka Onigamiden), from Studio Pierrot, creators of the classic Naruto and Bleach films, which sees a teenage boy travels 1,200 years back in time into an epic and ancient battle.
Yoshiharu Ashino’s dramatic debut feature Fâsuto Sukuwaddo (in Japanese) tells the compelling and dramatic story of Nadya, a 14-year-old girl who despite her tender years is the last hope for her team and country. Gifted animator Ashino (The Tigger Movie, »
Viz Media has announced advanced digital releases for Naruto. Volumes 54 and 54 of Masashi Kishimoto's manga will be available digitally far in advance of their print counterparts, reports Anime News Network. The move is part of the 'Shonen Jump Digital Warp' initiative, which will allow English-language readers to catch up with the title in time for the January debut of the digital Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha magazine. The tales of the (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, complements its presence at the 2011 New York Comic Con with the exclusive U.S. theatrical premiere of the latest Naruto Shippuden feature film, Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds (English subtitled), on Saturday, October 15th at 7:00pm at the New York School of Visual Arts Theatre. A special pre-show red carpet event featuring Japanese voice actress Junko Takeuchi, who provides the original voice for Naruto, will take place at the theatre beginning at 6:00pm. The School of Visual Arts Theatre is located at 333 West 23rd Street, within walking distance of the Jacob Javits Convention Center where the 2011 New York Comic Con will take place October 13th–16th. Seating is on a first-come/first »
- Pietro Filipponi
Masashi Kishimoto’s popular series about a world of ninjas and ninjutsu has become one of Shonen Jump’s biggest manga series of all time and the volumes have sold millions of copies worldwide, as well as having an anime television series, trading cards, toys, a clothing range and many other merchandise.
This week sees the release of the english-translation of volume fifty two (an achievement in itself to reach such a high number) and after all this time, Kishimoto and his art team have managed to keep up to their own quality and standards as the story becomes darker and perilous.
For those that have not read or caught up with the Naruto series, here’s a quick recap: Naruto is a sixteen year old ninja who has the power of the monstrous nine-tailed fox that once nearly destroyed his village when he was born and he joins up »
- Martyn Warren
Naruto is to go day-and-date digital as of this month, Viz Media has announced. The publisher is releasing seven volumes of the manga title in a week, starting with yesterday's Volume 46, to promote the move, ICv2 reports. Volume 52 of Masashi Kishimoto's bestselling series will be available in print and digital on September 6, and all subsequent releases will be launched under the day-and-date model. Viz accelerated its publication of Naruto in the Us market in 2007, but the title still lags behind in the (more) »
- By Mark Langshaw
First published in Japan back in 1999, manga artist and author Masashi Kishimoto created a brand new manga series for Shonen Jump (a Japanese equivalent to Marvel and DC) that even today is considered to be one of the most popular comic books in recent years. With the beloved Naruto series coming to an end within the next year and the current chapters and volumes setting up what could be an amazing ending for fans, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to explore its origins, the many characters that the author has made and how the franchise has expanded to trading cards, action ﬁgures and the successful anime.
After studying at an art college and winning an award from Shonen Jump, Kishimoto made his ﬁrst version of the character in 1997 as a short story before setting his head down and working on the ﬁnal version of the series. »
- Martyn Warren
On the 7th of May, one of the greatest days for fans of comic books, manga and graphic novels will arrive, for across the world it is Free Comic Book Day!
With so many comic book films set to be released this summer (including Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger and Cowboys and Aliens), I thought that this would be a good opportunity to list my top five comic books that would make great films and could offer something new for the genre.
Are there any comic books that you would like to see turned into a film? Feel free to let us know by commenting below!
Since Marvel announced that they were making The Avengers into a film back in early 2010, DC has recently been rumored to be making a Justice League film. »
- Martyn Warren
8 items from 2011
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