Archive for May 25th, 2012


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Publisher Invites Fans To Northern California’s Largest Annual Anime Convention To Be Held This Weekend

VIZ Media has detailed its participation at FanimeCon 2012, which is scheduled to take place May 25-28 at the San Jose Convention Center, located in San Jose, CA. FanimeCon is Northern California’s largest annual anime convention. VIZ Media, the nation’s biggest publisher and distributor of manga and anime content, plans to hold an informative panel discussion as well as a fan meet-up for its popular WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA digital manga magazine. Details on FanimeCon 2012 are available at:

In addition, convention attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of video programming featuring episodes from some of VIZ Media most popular anime series such as BLEACH, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, LAGRANGE – THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE, TIGER & BUNNY, and ZETMAN.

Fans and convention attendees are invited to learn insights and latest updates into the company’s manga and anime releases at the VIZ Media Panel, taking place Saturday May 26th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm in Panel Room 3. Attendees will also get opportunities to win exclusive prizes throughout the panel.

VIZ Media will also hold a special SHONEN JUMP ALPHA Fan Meet-Up on Saturday May 26th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in Panel Room 1. Gift bags filled with a variety of fun collectables will be given away (while supplies last) and attendees can meet the SHONEN JUMP ALPHA staff and other WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA readers, and learn all about what the nation’s premier digital manga magazine has in-store for future issues. Fans who purchase memberships to WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA at the meet-up will receive a special gift (while supplies last).

Each new digital issue of WEEKLY SJ ALPHA treats manga (comics) fans in North America to the latest chapters of some of the world’s most popular manga series only two weeks after they debut in Japan’s massively popular WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine. Currently featured series include popular titles such as BAKUMAN。, BLEACH, NARUTO, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, ONE PIECE, and TORIKO.

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA is available through an annual membership that provides 52 weeks of digital access to 48 weekly issues for just $25.99. Single issues of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA can be read for four weeks for only $0.99. Each issue may be read on, and also on the updated VIZ Manga App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA members also receive an annual collector’s yearbook, 4 Yu-Gi-Oh! cards throughout the year delivered to your door, and access to exclusive content, including creator interviews and exclusive videos.

Creator Corner - Hound Comics

We’ve Been Busy!!

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These past few months have had the Hounds on the run! Between travel, extremely exciting news, and just awesomeness, Hound Comics is making it’s way very quickly to many bigger things!

First and foremost, Hound has made alliances with some very well known companies throughout different markets. You already know about Copic Markers and Autodesk, and there has been the talk of Dirty…and now we are proud to announce our partnerships with Eastsport Backpacks, Dirty, and Bulky Boy!

We have finally officially announced Hound Entertainment working together with Eastsport on different licensing deals! Soon you will be seeing Borderhounds on backpacks across the country and the world! Eastsport is on of the top selling backpack companies of the world, and this news can only be accompanied by something equally as awesome. With this partnership also brings Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal into the picture. We will be releasing a signature guitar case, actually it will be “the ultimate guitar case”, according to Bumblefoot.

Also on the side of Eastsport, we are running a contest with them where can win a one of a kind illustrated backpack from one of our artists! The first round belongs to Mina Sanwald. Go signup for free! Email and name, simple as that, just go to Http:// and sign up! You only have a few days left for this round!!

Another announcement on the agenda was concerning the licensing of the Brimstone and Luscious characters for the Dirty Brand Organic Seasoning by Chef Ian Russo of Discover Dirty, LLC. The Borderhound branded seasoning will be distributed throughout Supermarkets across the nation later this year!!

On the night that we announced these two partnerships, we also had some really cool news and raised spirits from Jack Daniels! We revealed three new official recipe drinks compliments of the good people at the Jack Daniels Honey distillery who created personalized drinks for Brimstone (The Brimstone Red), Bumblefoot (The Bumbleshot) and Luscious (The Purple Boa).

Score! That’s about it from me now. See the full release on from our party HERE, and also, check out a book we were written about in that’s hitting top selling lists all over!! Worth Every Penny (press release)

#118 – Fanboy Buzz

Written by on May 25, 2012
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During this show we discuss the announcement of a sexual orientation change for a major character in DC and we’ll also discuss what the motivation is behind changes such as these. Scott shares a story about a lady who is sending comics to military personnel and he’ll give some insight on what might happen to your issues once they get there. In his CCL Pick of the Week Steve Boyd shares his take on Avengers Assemble #3 and in Issue to Issue we’ll discuss Amazing Spider-Man Ends of the Earth #1 and Avengers vs X-Men #4. Finally, Nerd Rage is back again with a not-so-even set of matches featuring Nova vs Cyborg Superman and Vision vs Red Tornado. Feel free to leave a message at 239-244-2899 or email

Show Note 1: The article which JS gets fooled by.

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