Jul 01

Viz Releases Dragon Ball Super Manga Chapter 2 (Digital)

Following the release of the Dragon Ball Super manga chapter 1 on the Viz Media website, earlier today an English translated version of chapter 2 was released. Subsequent chapters will be released going forward, as well as a print release sometime in 2017.

dragon ball super manga ch 2 english

The Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation is illustrated by Toyotarō, who is also the author of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission and his recent manga adaptation of Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F. The manga is released exclusively in Japan in Shueisha’s V-Jump, and now for the first time digitally in English by Viz Media. At this time, FUNimation HAS NOT, and openly states, that they do not have any information regarding the series and license acquisitions at this time.

Jul 01

Viz Media to Release Dragon Ball Super Manga in Print in 2017

Today kicks off the first day of the 2016 Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California! Today in their industry panel, Viz Media announced that they will be releasing the Dragon Ball Super manga by Toyotarō in print sometime in 2017! Up until this point we do not have any specific details. Viz is currently slowly releasing the Dragon Ball Super manga in digital format VIA their website.

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Photo by Twitter user @NJ_

The Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation is illustrated by Toyotarō, who is also the author of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission and his recent manga adaptation of Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F. The manga is released exclusively in Japan in Shueisha’s V-Jump, and now for the first time digitally in English by Viz Media. At this time, FUNimation HAS NOT, and openly states, that they do not have any information regarding the series and license acquisitions at this time.

Jul 01

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 North American Release Date October 2016

Bandai Namco North America announced today that Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 will be released on October 25, 2016 on game consoles, and October 28, 2016 on PC. Musical artist Steve Aoki, who is popularly known worldwide for his electronic dance music (EDM), will be providing remixes for the Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 musical score.

XENOVERSE 2, which is being developed by Dimps, will be available on the Xbox One, PC (by way of Steam), and the PlayStation 4.

The first Dragon Ball XENOVERSE was made available in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. It also is developed by Dimps, and is available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). Dragon Ball XENOVERSE was released in Japan on February 5, 2015, and in Europe/Australasia for consoles/PC users on Feb 27. Release for North and South America was on February 24.

Jun 28

Top 5 Future Trunks Moments by Geekdom101

With the Future Trunks arc of Dragon Ball Super finally underway, YouTube user and friend of Dragon Ball Insider, “Geekdom101”, put together what he believes to be the 5 greatest Future Trunks Moments in Dragon Ball Z.
Future Trunks in Dragon Ball Super has already had some pretty intense moments up to this point, where would you rank these among the greatest of all time?!
The first episode of the “Future Trunks Arc” kicked off on Sunday, June 12 with episode 47 and is titled SOS From the Future! A Black New Enemy Appears!!

Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super began syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015, with Norihito Sumitomo returning as its musical composer, and Tadayoshi Yamamuro as the series’ character designer. The first episode of Dragon Ball Super takes place exactly 6 months following the defeat of Majin Boo. Dragon Ball Super is being “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”.

Jun 28

Viz Media Reveals “The New Weekly Shonen Jump!”

Earlier this week many were surprised to see that the official Viz Media website released an English translated Dragon Ball Super manga chapter 1 by Toyotarō for free in digital format. Today, Viz Media revealed something they are calling, “The New Weekly Shonen Jump!” which offers, “Free manga! Free manga! Free manga! And free manga!”, of which includes a digital version of Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation for the animated television series, Dragon Ball SuperThe best part about this is that you don’t even have to be a subscriber to access this! See their press release below for more details.

Dragon Ball Super Viz Media Splash

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE FREE

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP MANGA CONTENT AND TERRITORY EXPANSION

Fans Across North America, The UK And Territories In Africa, Asia And Oceania Are Invited To Visit Daily For Fresh New Manga Chapters From Scores Of Hit Series

San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premiere company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, has announced the launch today of special FREE digital manga chapters available exclusively on the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP website, VIZ.com/shonenjump. The free content section will exist alongside the paid subscription model and will be available to fans in current WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP territories as well as the new territories of the Philippines, India and Singapore.

Manga readers are invited to dive into a dynamic array of exciting free content straight from the pages of VIZ Media’s and WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP’s most popular, as well as upcoming, hit manga series. New chapters will be posted daily with additional new series to be added on a regular basis.

Manga series featured in the first month of launch include:

BLUE EXORCIST

BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATION

BOYS OVER FLOWERS SEASON 2

DRAGON BALL SUPER

THE EMPEROR AND I

HAIKYU!!

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 PHANTOM BLOOD

KUROKO’S BASKETBALL

NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE’S SHARINGAN LEGEND

NARUTO: THE PATH LIT BY THE FULL MOON

ONE-PUNCH MAN

TOKYO GHOUL [JACK]

“This is an important new international initiative that will give English manga readers in territories around the world a variety of fun and free reasons to visit every day for the latest new content,” says Hisashi Sasaki, VP, Global Shonen Jump. “From the exciting new generation of ninja adventures in BORUTO to the knockout action of the bestselling ONE-PUNCH MAN, this new portal will help showcase the unique content of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP to a substantial new international audience.”

In addition to reaching readers across North America, this content will be available for FREEto fans across key international territories where WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP is distributed digitally, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Free and paid WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP content is now also available for the first time in the Philippines, India and Singapore.

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP is published digitally every week by VIZ Media and features the latest chapters of a wide variety of serialized fan favorite manga titles presented in English and released on the same day as the magazine’s general print release in Japan.

North American WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP annual members receive 48 weekly digital issues as well as special premiums such as Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectible Trading Cards, rare one-shot manga releases, digital-only promotions, and access to additional subscriber-only content including creator interviews and more. Current subscribers can also access their accounts via VIZ.com, the VIZ Manga App, or with the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP App on iOS and Android devices.

For more information on WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and exclusive subscriber offers, please visit VIZ.com/shonenjump.

For more information on VIZ Media manga titles, please visit VIZ.com.

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 www.VIZ.com

The Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation is illustrated by Toyotarō, who is also the author of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission and his recent manga adaptation of Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F. The manga is released exclusively in Japan in Shueisha’s V-Jump, and now for the first time digitally in English by Viz Media. At this time, FUNimation HAS NOT, and openly states, that they do not have any information regarding the series and license acquisitions at this time.

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