San Francisco, CA, MARCH 17, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that its titles dominated the entire Manga category in the most recent listing of the New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller List for the week ending March 7, 2009. The massively popular NARUTO occupied 7 of the Top 10 spots, with other widely read VIZ Media manga titles BLEACH, BLACK CAT and shojo manga THE GENTLEMEN'S ALLIANCE † impressively rounding out the list.
Torrance, CA, March 16, 2009 ‹ AURORA PUBLISHING, INC., the innovative manga publishing company that debuted its first releases in 2007, announced a BORDERS EXCLUSIVE for the release of CHIKA SHIOMI'S QUEEN OF RAGTONIA, a chilling and provocative shojo horror/fantasy series currently running in Japan. Filled with suspense, adventure, drama and the emotional rollercoaster a young princess must undergo when faced with a tragic past and an uncertain destiny, QUEEN OF RAGTONIA makes its highly anticipated debut in the United States. After a string of top-selling hit titles both in Japan and in the U.S.
BUZZ DOGS, If you like Tweeny Witches..., contests & more in episode 88!
GRIMES, IA, March 13, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Patrick Delahanty, of AnimeCons.com, to episode 88 of ANIME TODAY.
In this interview, Delahanty discusses the new monthly video podcast at AnimeCons.com. The podcast includes news about upcoming conventions and "how to" segments, plus feature stories, such as the "top 10 highly attended conventions of 2008" and a look at how anime cons compare to other types of fan-centered conventions.
New Posterzine to Feature Exciting Action And Main Character Shots From Upcoming Live-Action Feature Film
San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the upcoming release of a special SHONEN JUMP DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION posterzine, based on the upcoming live-action film from 20th Century Fox starring Justin Chatwin as Goku, Emmy Rossum as Bulma, Jamie Chung as Chi Chi, and Chow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi. Dragonball: Evolution opens nationwide on April 8th and is inspired by Akira Toriyama's smash hit DRAGON BALL manga (graphic novel) series, also published domestically by VIZ Media and featured in SHONEN JUMP magazine.
April 2009 Issue Covers Visual Arts And Techniques Taught By Leading Manga Creators Well As Fashion, Crafts And More
San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced an exciting issue for its annual Art Issue of SHOJO BEAT magazine, expected to hit newsstands nationwide on March 17th. In addition to the next installments of the currently serialized shojo manga series CRIMSON HERO, HONEY AND CLOVER, HONEY HUNT, HARUKA: BEYOND THE STREAM OF TIME, SAND CHRONICLES and VAMPIRE KNIGHT, this special issue will allow readers to explore the latest trends in Japanese kawaii artwork, evaluate the approaches of top shojo manga creators and more!
We all know Naruto is going to be all over these charts. So even in the initially posted summaries, let's dig a little deeper this month:
Manga Top 250 Volumes and Top 100 Series for February 2009
Top 25 Manga Volumes:
1. ↑22 (23) : Naruto 34 - Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [1759.8] ::
Top 10 Manga Series:
1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto - Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2003 
(commentary & full charts follow)
Save Money, Save Time, Register Online Pre-Registration Special Offered Till March 15
Anaheim, California (March 4, 2009) ‹ Anime Expo® 2009 announces that online pre-registration for attendees, industry members and press representatives will be made available at noon on Wednesday; March 4, 2009. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org.
Top Fan Submissions from U.S. and UK To Be Incorporated Into Future Peggle Installment; Prizes Include Trips to Seattle, Retail Spending Sprees, iPhones, Xbox 360s and More
SEATTLE, Washington and DUBLIN, Ireland – March 3, 2009 — PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced a first-of-its kind Peggle™ Art Contest, with the top submissions being immortalized in a future installment of the cult classic casual video game. The contest, which opens today and runs through June 3, 2009, is one element of Peggle Fever, a months-long celebration of all things Peggle. Peggle Fever will include other contests and sweepstakes while celebrating the arrival of new adaptations of Peggle for Nintendo DS (arriving today in the U.S.), Apple's iPhone, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and XBLA service, and more.
Below is a list of various manga and anime related Twitter links. If you have your own manga/anime Twitter you'd like to see listed, just post it in the comment and it will be added to the list!
Las Vegas, NV, February 24, 2009 – Yaoi Press invites fans to join their new affiliate program at Everythingyaoi.com.
Yaoi Press began a new affiliate program for their Everythingyaoi.com store. Fans can earn commissions on referral sales, create their own stores based on Everythingyaoi.com's catalogue of over 1,000 items, and recruit other affiliates to generate a continuous passive income. Affiliates earn $2 for each sale they refer to Everythingyaoi.com. When they recruit new affiliates they are paid 5% based on the new affiliate's income.