• Game Show Warriors Combines Manga Comic And Casual Gaming

    Game Show Warriors Combines Manga Comic And Casual Gaming

    Inzen Studio, a small game startup in Singapore has just released an ambitious project called Game Show Warriors. The launch kicks off with the release of an iOS game called Amazing Studly Strikes, but the studio has quietly released the first two episodes of a Web comic, and episode three just dropped to accompany the release of the mobile game. The game app will also include the Web… Read More

  • Magajin: Like deviantART For Manga With Social Translation Built In

    Say you’re looking for a picture of a cute demon or a violent little girl? And you want to talk to other people about those selfsame pictures? Where, besides the Heavy Metal Con circa 1988, can you go? Magajin [Warning: Sort of NSFW sometimes] is, in short, a sharing service for Manga lovers with a twist. Artists can upload their drawings and leave comments. The comments can be in… Read More

  • First full-length Dragonball trailer is out and it looks terrible

    Following Terminator Salvation, Japan got another trailer for a widely anticipated movie today first. It’s the trailer for the live-action Dragonball movie, which has been recently renamed to Dragonball Evolution (I have no idea why). If the movie looks like the two minutes that can be seen in the trailer, we are in for a total catastrophe. Read More

  • Japanese Wii users get to download digital manga, Western users don't

    Following the launch of a similar service for the DS, Japanese Wii users are now able to download digital comics to their Wii consoles offered by a total of 5 companies. In April, Japanese publishing powerhouses Kadokawa Group Publishing [JP], Shueisha [JP], Shogakukan, Kodansha, and game maker Tose partnered up to establish Librica [JP]. The new company launched the manga service last… Read More

  • Japanese companies start anime and manga download service for the Nintendo DS

    Japanese interactive content providers am3 [JP] and DaiNippon Printing started DSvision [JP] today, a fee-based service bringing anime and manga to owners of the Nintendo DS. DSvision was announced last year but pushed back a couple of times since then. DSvision requires a hardware package for $38, which includes a 512mb microSD card, a DSvision card adapter for connection to the DS and a… Read More

  • Downloadable Nintendo DS content in Japan, a nice sandwich and glass of milk for rest of world

    I dig the DS. I have the original one and it looks like a brick but every once in a while I’ll whip out a little Castlevania, just for nostalgia’s sake. Now, however, the Japanese will be able to do even more with their DSes. We, on the other hand, can stroke them and pet them and hug them, but we won’t be able to download TV, books, and manga. The service, called… Read More