The latest volume of Sailor Moon vaulted to the top of the Nielsen BookScan bestseller chart of adult graphic novels sold in bookstores in January, with volumes 1 and 2 also appearing in the Top 20. Last month was the only one in the last five in which a Sailor Moon volume was not #1 (see “Zombies Win Christmas“). Sailor Moon was only part of the strong performance for manga in January; 13 of the top 20 titles were manga.
Archives for : February2012
Flower Mound, TX – February 2, 2012 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, and streaming rights to the complete 13 episode anime series, Pretear. The series was created by Chief Director, Junichi Sato, best known for his work on Kaleido Star. Pretear was directed by Kiyoko Sayama, who had previously worked on Vampire Knight.
HOUSTON, February 1, 2012— Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the licensing of the fan-favorite GET BACKERS, the anime where anything that’s been taken can be returned to its rightful owner by the Get Backers – Ban & Ginji. The 49 episode series was produced by STUDIO DEEN (Hell Girl, Rurouni Kenshin) with series composition by Akemi Omode (Rurouni Kenshin, Kyo Kara Maoh!) and character designs by Atsuko Nkajima (Hakuoki, You’re Under Arrest).