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Viz Manga Releases for 2010

I just got the list of Viz’s manga releases for the first half of 2010, and it’s a long list. So, rather than give you my fun, yet abridged synopses of these undoubtedly great titles, especially since I have yet to read any, here’s the initial installment straight from the mouth of PR:

Headline News

Sony Scraps Spider-Man 4, Wants to Reboot Franchise

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 11, 2010 at 3:54pm

Spider-Man 4, which has been showing outward signs of trouble for months, has been killed by Sony Pictures, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS confirmed this afternoon.


Notes from under the Otaku

Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!

Universal Headline News

Pharrell Williams to Write Original Songs for Despicable Me

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:57am

It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Names Participants of 10th Annual Fellowship for Diverse Writers

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:54am

Nickelodeon has named three new participants for its 10th annual Fellowship for Diverse Writers, it was announced today by Karen Kirkland, Executive Director, Nickelodeon Fellowship for Diverse Writers.

Animation Headline News

37th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:24am

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.

Syfy Headline News

Syfy Orders Drama Series Based On Novella The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 30, 2009 at 9:49am

Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the supernatural drama series Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid,” from renowned author Stephen King.