American Gods cast additons

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) announced  that Orlando Jones (“Madiba,” “Sleepy Hollow”) will play Mr. Nancy in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods

 Jones will play Mr. Nancy, the old African trickster god more commonly known as Anansi, and one of Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) oldest confidantes. Like Wednesday, Nancy is ready to bring this new America (and its new gods) to its knees, desperate to light a fire and watch the whole world burn. 

 In 2015, Jones co-founded the immersive content studio Legion of Creatives with former Disney executive Jay Williams and writer/producer Noam Dromi. The company is producing a wide range of multi-platform programs including the original series “High School 51”, created by Star Trek, Transformers, and Amazing Spiderman 2 writer/producer Roberto Orci.

 Later this year he'll be seen in the independent feature film The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea as well as the film Tainted Love, based on the graphic novel-style action comedy, which he also wrote and produced. It's a first of its kind digital feature that is the launching pad for a unique narrative journey across multiple platforms.

Demore Barnes (“12 Monkeys”) has also been added to the cast as Mr. Ibis, the keeper of stories, past and present. 

 In the last two years Barnes has been juggling series regular and recurring roles on “Hemlock Grove” for Netflix, “Open Heart” for YTV and Nickelodeon as well as “12 Monkeys” for Syfy network.  He had a 2 episode arc on “Defiance” for Syfy and a guest starring role on “The Flash” for the CW.

Jones and Barnes join previously announced stars Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Emily Browning (Laura Moon), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), Crispin Glover (Mr. World), Jonathan Tucker (Low Key Lyesmith), Gillian Anderson (Media), Peter Stormare (Czernobog), and Cloris Leachman (Zorya Vechernyaya). 

American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.  

 “American Gods” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners. David Slade (“Hannibal,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman. Senior Vice Presidents of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives in charge of “American Gods.” Starz retains all network pay TV and SVOD rights to the project. FremantleMedia is distributing the series worldwide.

Fans can tweet @AmericanGodsSTZ, @STARZ_Channel and @FMNATV and join the conversation with #AmericanGods.


New marvel Character: Mosaic

Newest Marvel Character to Headline Ongoing Series This Fall!

 Coming this fall, Marvel Comics continues to break new ground as we welcome the newest character into the Marvel fold. Launching as part of the upcoming Marvel NOW! initiative, we are pleased to announce MOSAIC #1 – a brand-new ongoing series from American screenwriter and novelist, Geoffrey Thorne (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and artist extraordinaire, Khary Randolph (Deadpool: The Gauntlet, Tech Jacket)!

“To say that Morris will have a long, hard road to travel to become a hero is an understatement,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “One minute, Mosaic holds the world in the palm of his hand, the next, he has absolutely nothing, except for powers that will transform him into one of the Marvel Universe's most complex characters -- powers that , if not properly harnessed, will feel more like a curse.”

Mosaic centers on Morris Sackett – professional basketball player and celebrity. Loved by millions, hated by his teammates. Only Morris is secretly something else – something Inhuman. Coming into contact with the transformative Terrigen Mists has given Morris spectacular new abilities. Imbued with the ability to jump from person-to-person like a ghost, Morris can control the bodies and memories of those he inhabits. But these fantastic new abilities come at a grave cost. Recognized as an all-star athlete, Morris has worked his whole adult life to raise his body to peak physical form, but after his transformation, his living body is no more, and Morris must now rely on other bodies to survive.

“Morris goes from being one of the most famous people in the world to being no one,” says Executive Editor Nick Lowe. “Now he not only has to do time in the bodies of people he never even would have noticed, but also deep into Marvel Universe events!”

Fans eager to meet Mosaic won’t have to wait long – as the character’s highly anticipated first appearance comes to comic shops next week in UNCANNY INHUMANS #11. Plus, ahead of his ongoing series, fans can experience a 10-page Mosaic origin story from Thorne & Randolph which will be available for free on August 6th at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, as part of their Get Pop-Cultured event.

MOSAIC #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this October! For more on Mosaic and Marvel NOW!, visit

Variant Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
On Sale in October!

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HBO upcoming shows

HBO has confirmed fall debuts for the new series WESTWORLD, DIVORCE, INSECURE and HIGH MAINTENANCE.

            The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD (ten episodes) is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr. Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.

            The half-hour comedy series DIVORCE (ten episodes) stars Sarah Jessica Parker, who also serves as an executive producer, as Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. The show also stars Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore. Pilot episode written by Sharon Horgan; directed by Jesse Peretz. Series created by Sharon Horgan; executive produced by Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan.

            The half-hour comedy series INSECURE (eight episodes), starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Created and executive produced by Issa Rae, the show is also executive produced by Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant.

            The half-hour comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE (six episodes) follows a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city. The show stars Ben Sinclair as “The Guy,” a friendly pot dealer whose clients include an eccentric group of characters, revealing the dynamics of their lives. From the unexpected and offbeat to the predictable and mundane, the series provides a glimpse into the daily routines of the customers and how they light things up. Created and written by the married duo of Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, and executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory and Ben Sinclair.

J-POP Summit 2016


 The San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Announces The Return Of J-POP IDOL Karaoke Contest, Odottemita Dance Contest And Popular Cosplay Masquerade; First-Ever “J-POP Queen” Drag Contest Also Announced

 San Francisco, CA, May 26, 2016 – J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, has detailed a fun and colorful variety of festival contests, open to attendees and set to be hosted and judged by notable festival Guests of Honor.

J-POP SUMMIT 2016 takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center located inSan Francisco’s Marina district. This year, J-POP SUMMIT attendees will be able to experience a vibrant 2-Day celebration of Japanese pop-influenced culture including edgy fashion events, pop art exhibits, live music, interactive showcase and session, accented by ramen vendors, sake-tasting, and additional attractions also highlighted by celebrity Guests of Honor. Full details on 2016 J-POP SUMMIT are available at:

Complementing this year’s dynamic live music program that features some of Japan’s hottest pop, rock and dance artists, J-POP SUMMIT 2016 will deliver a brand new edition of J-POP IDOL, karaoke contest with the support from The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. The participants are invited to pay tribute to their favorite Japanese pop stars. This year’s J-POP IDOL will be judged by featured Guest of Honor, pop stars, Silent Siren. The video submission period is from June 3rdto June 15th, and the winner will receive a special gift from Silent Siren, in person. Entry guidelines are available at:

J-POP SUMMIT 2016 is also proud to announce the launch of the festival’s first ever “J-POP Queen” Drag Contest that will feature special celebrity judge and Japanese drag royalty, Mitz Mangrove, and will be hosted by San Francisco’s most sought after gay icon D’Arcy Drollinger. Contestants are invited to empower their inner J-POP Queen and don their most extravagant costumes to compete with lip sync performances based on pop-inspired themes such as kimono, school-girl, cosplay, and Harajuku-looks. The submission period for performance videos runs from June 20th to June 30th. Full contest details and complete entry guidelines are available now at:

Guest of Honor Mitz Mangrove is a celebrated Japanese TV personality and has used her gender fluidity, eloquent speech and powerful personality to help bring gay culture into the mainstream in Japan, smash stereotypes and redefine how it is perceived. Mitz Mangrive made her professional debut as a singer in 2011 through the Nippon Columbia label with the single,“Wakaitte Subarashii.” She is currently also an active member of the choral trio, Hoshikuzu Scat. Mitz Mangrove is also a star and host a variety of TV and radio shows, and has become a familiar face of everyday Japanese entertainment. For additional artist information, please visit:,

J-POP SUMMIT 2016 also celebrates the return of the Odottemita Dance Contest, an online dance phenomenon-inspired competition that has been part of the J-POP SUMMIT main stage program since 2011. This year, the competition will take the form of contestant created video submissions, with the pre-selected winners to the stage and perform as part of their prize. The contest will be judged by festival Guest of Honor and featured performers, GARNiDELiA. Join the competition now by submitting a dance video. The winner will receive an exclusive gift from GARNiDELiA in person. Entry guidelines are available at:

Finally, attendees are invited to join in, or simply witness the creativity and colorful spectacle of the JPOP SUMMIT 2016 Cosplay Masquerade, hosted by leading online cosplay community, Coskami. Winners will receive special prizes from JPOP SUMMIT 2016 co-host Coskami. Pre-registration is ongoing at:


J-POP SUMMIT is one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, held every summer in San Francisco, CA. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan.

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Substantial New Set Features 6 DVDs Containing 52 Action-Packed Anime Adventures With Brock, Misty, Ash And Pikachu In The Johto Region

 San Francisco, CA, May 31, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers fresh new POKÉMON home media to fans with the release today of the POKÉMON: JOHTO LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION.

The hefty set includes 6 DVDs, featuring a total of 52 episodes, of the massively popular anime adventure property. POKÉMON: JOHTO LEAGUE CHAMPIONS – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is rated ‘TV-Y7,’ for viewers ages 7 and older, and will carry an MSRP of $49.99 U.S. / CAN.

In the latest episodes, from the sprawling metropolis of Goldenrod City to the icy peak of Snowtop Mountain, the Johto region presents Ash, Misty, and Brock with exciting new adventures—along with a few familiar faces like their old friends Todd, Duplica, and Suzie! Johto’s rich past means plenty of Pokémon mysteries for our heroes to solve, and its exciting present means some tough challenges—Ash tackles three more Gyms, while handling competitions like the Pokémon Sumo Conference along the way.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 275 million POKÉMON video game titles and over 21.5 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE and POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y.

For more information on other POKÉMON manga and anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

 Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at

Starz original show- Outlander



 Starz Greenlights Two More Books of “Outlander”

Based on Diana Gabaldon’s International Bestselling Novels

Voyager and Drums of Autumn

 Beverly Hills, Calif., June 1, 2016 – Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today the network has ordered “Book Three” and “Book Four” for the Golden Globe®-nominated STARZ Original series “Outlander,” the critically-acclaimed original series executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international bestselling books. Once again partnering with Sony Pictures Television, this is the first multi-book pickup for “Outlander,” assuring the series will run for several more years. The highly-anticipated second installment of the series premiered on STARZ in April 2016.

 “Book Three” will be based on the third of the eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Voyager, followed by “Book Four” based on the fourth book in the series, Drums of Autumn.

 CEO of Starz Chris Albrecht said, “’Outlander’ is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for ‘Outlander’ than this team, both in front and behind the camera.”

 “The world of Jamie and Claire is expansive and emotionally complex. The audience has rewarded Outlander with their praise and loyalty, and we know we will deliver the best seasons yetin the years ahead,” said Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg , Presidents, U.S. Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television. “Starz has been an incredible partner and has truly helped shape this into one of the most iconic premiere series on the air today.”

 “Outlander” received three 2016 Golden Globe® nominations, including Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Fans recently named “Outlander” the “Most Bingeworthy Show of 2016” at the Critics’ Choice Awards®, as well as Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress for Caitriona Balfe at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards®. The series also received a Costume Designers Guild Awards® (CDGA) nomination this year.

 The first 16-episode run of “Outlander,” filmed on location in Scotland, debuted in August 2014 with the season averaging 5 million multiplatform viewers per episode and regularly ranking in the top 10 weekly cable programs among women throughout the season. “Outlander” ranks in the Top 5 Daily Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings every week.

 The “Outlander” second season premiere episode more than doubled viewing as compared to the “Outlander” first season premiere episode, setting a new STARZ record for an original series/season premiere (on a Live +SD, Live +3, and Live +7 basis). Through seven episodes in season 2, the series has also been a top two rated show across all of cable among women 18+ (Nielsen Live +3 F18+ ratings). (SOURCE: Starz internal data, Nielsen Npower, and Nielsen Twitter Ratings).

 About “Outlander”

The "Outlander" series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Upon her arrival, she is thrown into an unknown world where her freedom and her life, are threatened. But when she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited. Now, Claire's heart is torn between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

 The second installment of “Outlander” begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.

 Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) developed the series adaptation for “Outlander.”

 Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one grandiose tale.

 “Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply company, and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

 Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original series.

 For more information, visit the official Outlander Facebook Page and follow @Outlander_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander and #STARZ. 

Fan of the hit HBO show Six Feet Under?

HBO will mark the 15th anniversary of the debut of SIX FEET UNDER with a marathon of the entire run of the hit drama series on HBO2, presenting all 63 episodes back-to-back starting Thursday, June 2 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT), and concluding Sunday, June 5 at 12:20 p.m. Check your local listings for correct channel and time.

Fresh Digital Anime Action Update For May Detailed By VIZ Media



VIZ Media moves into May with a brand new digital anime update highlighted by a variety of exciting new premieres and simulcast episodes.

This month offers new Season 3 episodes from BAKUMAN, new Season 1 adventures of HUNTER X HUNTER, the continuing supernatural action of Season 3 of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE as well as newly added Season 2 episodes of the tense sci-fi horror drama, TERRAFORMARS REVENGE.

New SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN simulcast premieres round out the latest digital content update.

New anime content for May includes:


·         The creators of DEATH NOTE return with this inspiring tale about the power of dreams. Students Mashiro and Takagi aspire to become professional manga artists. As they team up to pursue their goal, the pair learns what it takes to make it in the manga industry, sharing laughs, tears, romance, the devastation of failure and the glory of success along the way.

·         BAKUMAN’s final season concludes with the addition of subtitled Episodes 51-75. Enjoy the entire series, Episodes 1-75, now!


·         The supernatural action adventure of HUNTER X HUNTER Season 1 continues throughout May with newly added Episodes 40-52. Episodes are available to stream in their entirety featuring brand new subtitles that are true to VIZ Media’s original translations of the manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi.


·         This new story arc sees Jotaro Kujoh traveling to a town called Morioh to meet Josuke, the secret love child of his grandfather, Joseph Joestar! The two JoJo's soon discover that new Stand users are appearing all across town, threatening the lives of the innocent! 

  • Don’t miss the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Season 3 subtitled premiere with new episodes added every Friday.

·         Season 3, Episode 5 premieres on May 6th, Episode 6 on May 13th, followed by Episode 7 on May 20th and Episode 8 on May 27th.


·         Brand new weekly simulcasts of the latest action packed NARUTO SHIPPUDEN episodes are scheduled to take place every Thursday throughout May.

·         Catch Episode 459 on May 12th, followed by Episode 460 on May 19th, Episode 461 on May 26th and Episode 462 on June 2nd.


·         Don’t miss the dubbed premiere of Episode 26 on May 6th!

·         Enjoy the all-new SUBBED streams of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL throughout May with a brand new simulcast episode every Monday.

·         SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Season 3 action continues with Episodes 31-35 available to stream this month.

·         Watch Episode 31 on May 2nd, followed Episode 32 on May 9th, Episode 33 on May 16th, Episode 34 on May 23rd and Episode 35 on May 30th.


·         Based on the hit manga sci-fi series, TERRAFORMARS REVENGE takes place in the far future where humanity terraforms Mars in order to resolve Earth's growing overpopulation problem... But an unintended side effect of the process has unleashed a horror no one could ever have imagined! 

·         Catch the streaming premiere of Season 2, Episodes 5-8 this month.

·         Episode 5 will premiere on May 6th, followed by Episode 6 on May 13th, Episode 7 on May 20th and Episode 8 on May 27th.

VIZ Media’s consolidated online destination for FREE streaming anime content in the U.S. has over 4,200 subtitled and English dubbed episodes and movies from more than 36 series! VIZ Media’s streaming content also reaches an expansive on-demand U.S.-based audience on Hulu, which enables viewers to watch shows anytime, anywhere across devices including Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and mobile devices. A full list of Hulu -enabled devices can be found at

Additional information on VIZ Media’s streaming anime is available at:

New York Asian Film Fest

Here's a sneak peek of what is going to be showing at the New York Asian Film Fest. I am really jealous of everyone that is going to make it and sad that I won't be able to hit NYC for the Fest.

Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1


 Series Based On The Classic SAILOR MOON Manga Arrives This Summer As A Limited Edition Combo Pack With 14 Uncut Episodes; Pre-Orders Available Now!


San Francisco, CA, May 6, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor, publisher and licensor of anime and manga in North America, will delight anime fans as it announces the anticipated home media release this summer of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1.

Scheduled for release on August 16th, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 will be available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Set. Pre-orders are available from a variety of leading outlets and online retailers beginning today. Fans that pre-order from will receive a special acrylic sun-catcher featuring the Sailor Guardian team (while supplies last).

Anime fans can dive into all the action of the first 14 episodes of the acclaimed reboot of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi's original Sailor Moon manga series along with a host of extra bonus features. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are offered on both formats. The SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.   

The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, 4-disc collection (2 DVDs & 2 Blu-rays), packaged with an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also contains 7 full-color collectible art cards and a premium full-color art booklet featuring episode summaries and more. Bonus content includes series trailers, a digital art gallery and a special “Introduction to SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL” featurette with the English voice actors. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p HD video format from the Japanese home video masters.

The SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 Standard DVD Set features 4 discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and specialty foil printing. Episodes will be presented in 480p standard video format.

Naoko Takeuchi’s landmark series, Sailor Moon, returns for a new generation! Sailor Moon Crystal tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, an awkward teenage girl whose life is turned upside-down when she becomes Sailor Moon, guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal. With Tokyo under constant threat from the dark forces of Queen Metalia, Usagi’s arrival couldn’t have come at a better time. And luckily, she won’t have to do it alone! Other Sailor Guardians are awakening to join in the fight and help Usagi answer the biggest question of all: What power does the Legendary Silver Crystal hold? 

Fans are also invited to enjoy the original, classic SAILOR MOON anime series available from VIZ Media as Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Sets.

For more information on SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL or other award-winning anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit

I am a Hero

Check out the trailer for the new Dark Horse video comic I Am A Hero. It's the Walking Dead of Japan. The trailer looks great and I can't wait for it to be released.

Last Unicorn Kickstarter

Last Unicorn Kickstarter
Chicago— March 16, 2016— Today,  announced the launch of the , enabling comic book fans to help bring the plush to life.
“After the positive reception of the book and handmade Melvin plush, we wanted to have a chance to mass produce Melvin, which would allow us to extend the reach of the book and the character,” said Jack Gonzalez, Last Unicorn creator at .
The story was able to be printed thanks to a successful Kickstarter back in October of 2013. Since then, Out of Time Studio founders, Maria and Jack Gonzalez, have traveled across the country promoting the book and selling the handmade Melvin dolls sewn by Maria. The whole idea behind the “Last Unicorn” story was to break the taboo often associated with mental illness. The book follows Melvin, the Last Unicorn, as he fights to find a meaning in his life, while surviving the challenge of depression. “After being medically discharged from the military due to a neurological disease, I suffered through my own depression and turned to art as a way to channel those feelings of frustration and anger. I am astonished by the feedback the book has gotten thus far and to know that it has helped those in similar situations,” said Jack, “Being able to do something I love and also having an impact on someone’s personal struggle is beyond humbling.”  
The mood of the book is dark humor, which sets up for an interesting theme and contradiction where humor and sadness coexist with the main character, whose image of a unicorn is most commonly associated with an elegant, beautiful and pure creature. However, this image is shattered with Melvin’s own deeply disturbing mental illness and his struggle to cope.
It is that emotional conflict that has drawn people to the story and to Melvin. Out of Time Studios is committed in bringing his story to larger audiences by continuing Melvin’s journey with new adventures and incorporating new characters, with their own set of struggles and journeys. 
Availability is driven by customer demand of our Melvin Plush and is part of ’s commitment to bring quality products.  is currently active at: until April 15th. 
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Loot crate High end experience


Company’s popular mystery subscription box goes to the next level with even more sought-after and high-quality collectibles, apparel, home goods and more for geeks, gamers and pop culture lovers

First crate to feature items from popular franchises such as Adventure Time, Legend of Zelda and World of Warcraft

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 21, 2016 - At Silicon Valley Comic-Con this weekend, Loot Crate™, the company that defined the monthly mystery subscription box category for geeks, gamers and pop culture lovers, today announced its newest monthly subscription, Loot Crate DX. Created especially for fans who are interested in higher-end products, merchandise and collectibles, Loot Crate DX takes the company’s flagship mystery box experience to the “next-level” by delivering even more exclusives and higher-quality geek and gamer gear from the biggest, newest and most sought after franchises.

The first Loot Crate DX monthly box will feature sought after collectibles from franchises such as Adventure Time, Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft. Each crate will follow Loot Crate’s inventive monthly theme and feature collectibles, apparel, home goods and more for a total retail value of over $100.00.

Fans can sign up for Loot Crate DX starting Monday March 21st, 2016 Loot Crate DX is priced at $49.99 (including shipping and handling).

“Loot Crate was created to help give a voice to fans of pop culture around the World,” said Matthew Arevalo, co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Loot Crate. “Those fans have told us they would like to see bigger, bolder and higher end offerings. This is our response, and we know Looters and soon to be Looters will be incredibly pleased with the result.”

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Movie review by Shawn "Fangirl S"

Weaponized takes place in the not so distant future of 2018. We see the beginnings of nano technology being used and the length one man will go to seek revenge upon those that killed his son. Multiple  story lines converge during the film, but thefast pace of the film kept the individual characters from being fleshed out. There were loose ends that take place through out the film that I really wanted to be wrapped up but to no avail.

The story does make you wonder if this technology is being developed for military use or what may be on the horizon for future tech. I would recommend checking out the film if for no other reason than to start a discussion of what tech is being used behind the scenes in the world today. 

 A damaged homicide detective must prevent a grieving father from unleashing a "robotic virus" in WEAPONIZED, an action-packed thriller arriving on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD March 1. Ripped-from-the-headlines horrors meets 21st century weapons tech in this muscular sci-fi film featuring an all-star action cast with Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Heat), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2), Johnny Messner (4GOT10) and Jon Foo, star of the upcoming CBS series "Rush Hour".

After a blatant terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and the resulting new war on terror, private military contractor Kyle Norris (Sizemore) facilitates the development of a bio-mechanical weapons program by Professor Clarence Peterson (Rourke).  The next-gen program allows soldiers to swap consciousness with a target, giving them temporary, yet complete, control.  While the program was intended to combat terrorists and safe guard American soldiers, abuse has been rampant.  Enter down-and-out Detective Walker (Messner), who unwittingly stumbles upon the failing bio-weapons program, and he's forced to fight to both shut it down and protect his young family from those who'll stop at nothing to keep things moving forward.

Timothy Woodward Jr., the producer/director behind the recent action filmsCheckmate, starring Danny Glover, Sean Astin and Vinne Jones and 4Got10starring Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Vivica Fox and Johnny Messner, delivers a non-stop genre film that delivers both thrills and a shocking twist of an ending that'll keep audiences guessing until the credits roll.  Taylor Cole ("CSI: Miami" and "The Glades") and Michael Paré also co-star; bonus features include deleted scenes

"WEAPONIZED gave us the unique opportunity to combine fast-paced action with an intellectual scientific element that really makes you think. With the plot being set in the future, we were able to really use our imagination and create our own world, making the storytelling more exciting and challenging," said Woodward Jr.

The Sheik movie

Review by Shawn "Fangirl S"

I wasn't sure what to expect when I sat down to watch The Sheik. Was it going to be a behind the scene look at wrestling life from the 80's or a look at the private life of an iconic wrestler. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. I grew up watching wrestling in the 80's like many people and didn't know that it was "staged entertainment". I believed the good guys were the ones to cheer for and the bad guys were to be booed. The Sheik shows the how the man known as the Iron Sheik became the man we know; and dare I say love, today. This movie shines a spotlight on Khosrow Vaziri and his real life ups and downs. If you were ever a fan of wrestling or simply  a fan of the Iron Sheik on Twitter, I highly recommend watching this movie. 



The Tragedies and Triumphs of The Iron Sheik Are Revealed in a Moving Film Featuring Interviews with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hulk Hogan,

Jack BlackSeth Green, Mick Foley and many more

For decades he has been professional wrestling's man you love to hate. But a new film recounting his extraordinary life story will fill WWE fans and non-fans alike with nothing but love for the imposing star known as The Iron Sheik.  THE SHEIK arrives DVD on March 1, 2016.

Khosrow Ali Vaziri was born in Iran in 1942, establishing a name for himself as an amateur wrestler, a bodyguard for the Shah of Iran, and an athlete representing his home country in the 1968 Summer Olympics. In the early 1970s, following the unexpected and controversial death of his good friend and Olympic wrestling gold medalist Gholamreza Takhti, Vaziri left Iran to pursue the American Dream. His journey to the United States began one of the most spectacular professional wrestling careers in modern history.

Assuming the persona of the villainous The Iron Sheik, Vaziri became one of the most celebrated and hated men in sports entertainment, helping launch Hulkamania in the 1980s and weathering a career that saw him turn the wrestling world upside down throughout the '80s and '90s. A fall from sobriety after the murder of one of his daughters brought the Sheik to the lowest and most challenging point in his life. Now in his 70s, the Sheik has embraced an unlikely new persona as an outlandish social media sensation, known for hilarious outbursts and massively popular antics.

Featuring candid interviews with Vaziri's family, historians and over 25 wrestling superstars, 

THE SHEIK is a pop culture documentary that chronicles this determined survivor's electrifying career from his upbringing in Iran to his journey to the U.S. and his unprecedented experiences as America's most hated villain.

The film features interviews with celebrities and wrestling superstars including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Jack Black, Seth Green, Mick Foley, Bret Hart, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and many more.

IGN Movies' Matt Fowler called THE SHEIK "a compelling film about an extraordinary man ... There are moments of true heartbreak and tragedy mixed with wild road stories and the Iron Sheik's trademark over-the-top personality." Said Jacqueline Valencia of Next Projection: "THE SHEIK is a riveting documentary for wrestling fans and an entertaining insight into the wrestling medium for non-fans. ... a portrait of a man who's experienced fame, fortune, darkness, and eventual redemption. " And WWE star and film actor Dave Bautista cheered, "Wrestling fans - this is a must-see!"

Bee and Puppycat cookbook


 Hardcover Cookbook Inspired By The Smash Hit

Cartoon Hangover Series Features Fun Recipes And

New Ways To Make Food Magical

 San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2016  VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), and Frederator Networks give readers of all ages a fun and tasty way to create unique dishes and out-of-this-world recipes with the release of a forthcoming cookbook inspired by the hit animated web series, Bee and PuppyCat.

EASY EATS: A BEE AND PUPPYCAT COOKBOOK is a hardcover edition set to debut this summer through VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint. EASY EATS will feature new and fan-favorite illustrations from series creator, Natasha Allegri. Recipes included in the cookbook stem from the imaginations of Bee and PuppyCat staff along with fans of the series, and are tested by esteemed chefs to ensure each dish is a crowd pleaser. EASY EATS: A BEE AND PUPPYCAT COOKBOOK makes a perfect kitchen complement and will carry an MSRP of $16.95 U.S. / $19.95 CAN.

Created by American cartoonist and writer Natasha Allegri, Bee and PuppyCat depicts the intergalactic, temp-job escapades of twenty-something, chronically-unemployed Bee and her supernatural companion, PuppyCat. The series was produced by Frederator Studios and is widely seen on the Frederator Network's Cartoon Hangover web channel.

Food! Bee and PuppyCat from the popular YouTube series love to eat, well, almost everything. Their never-ending quest for their next meal or snack leads them on intergalactic adventures through space and time. With EASY EATS: A BEE AND PUPPYCAT COOKBOOK, fans and home chefs can create dishes inspired by the show and learn how to make food magical. This beautifully illustrated book has delectable recipes, cooking tips and tricks, and a pinch of inspiration for beginner and experienced cooks, including…

  • Main dishes: For breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime you’re really hungry
  • Snacks: To share with friends or nibble with your favorite pet
  • Sweets: Pastries, pies and ice cream sundae smiles
  • And much more!

“With this new cookbook, fans can tap their inner chefs to create dozens of dishes inspired by the show that are both tasty and easy to prepare,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director for Perfect Square“TheBee and PuppyCat animated series has delighted millions of fans of all ages, and we look forward to giving them a whole new way to join this dynamic pair for delicious adventures in the kitchen.” 

For more information on BEE AND PUPPYCAT or other titles published and distributed by VIZ Media and the Perfect Square imprint, please visit


Road Games Trailer

After a disastrous summer trip, Jack finds himself hitchhiking through the sun-drenched rural French countryside with nothing but his British passport. Unaware of dangers that are plaguing the roads, he tries without much success to get home. Along the way, he partners up with another hitchhiker, a beautiful French girl, Véronique. But when they accept a ride from a local oddball (Frédéric Pierrot), the pair finds themselves thrown in a deadly game of cat and mouse in which nothing is what it seems. Bursting with nonstop twists and turns and an undercurrent of Hitchcockian malice, this riveting psychological thriller is a hell of a rdie. Legendary cult actress Barbara Crampton co-stars.