The J!-ENT ANNUAL 2015 features interviews with legendary voice actress Sumi Shimamoto and more!

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The yearly J!-ENT Annual for 2015 is now available for download.

And this time, J!-ENT GOES TO JAPAN! But also many other awesome events in such as Anime Japan and Tokyo Outdoor Expo. And in the U.S. like San Diego Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Anime Expo, J-Pop Summit, Comikaze, ZAPPCON and many more.

Featuring over a thousand pages which includes interviews with Eir Aoi (our second interview), Little Glee Monster, Ken Ishii, GARNiDELiA, FES ☆ TIVE , Gacharic Spin, Jeanist, Amiaya,Kanako Ito, Musubizm, Jaru Jaru, photo gallery featuring Momoiro Clover Z, LinkStar’s, Cheeky Parade, Faint☆Star, Gouhou Shojou Shoukougun, FEMM, Rio Hiiragi, Ayumi Seto, YuRi, Hiko Achiha, RinRin and more!

For this year’s cosplay interviews, we interview Riki “Riddle” Lecotey, Valerie Perez, Giada Robin and Holly Brooke.

For voice talent, we interview legendary voice actress (Ghibli animated films) Sumi Shimamoto, Haruka Terui and English dub voice talents Cristina Vee, Christine Cabanos, Kyle Hebert and Erika Harlacher.

We interview “BlazBlue” creator Toshimichi Mori and voice actresses Kanako Kondo and Kana Ueda.

We also interview artists and animators Hiromi Kato, Osamu Kobayashi and also figma toy founders Max Watanabe and Masaki Apsy.

You can download the J!-ENT 2015 annual here (Note: You will need Adobe Reader to read our Annual):


LOW-RES (Single Page Version)

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Compressed ZIP Format (193 MB) | Download from Google Drive (192MB)


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PREFERRED TWO-PAGE VIEW VERSION!!! [MUST BE READ via ADOBE READER, NOT WITH A BROWSER]

(For the Two-Page View Version – Please note that in order for us to do this, we had to insert a page right after the cover, so table of contents will be off by one page)

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VIZ MEDIA DETAILS FORTHCOMING HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF SAILOR MOON SEASON 1, SET 2 SCHEDULED FOR EARLY 2015

Latest Editions Of Legendary Anime Series Feature
Episodes 22-46 Presented In High Definition Blu-ray/DVD
Combo Pack And DVD Set; Preorders Available Now!

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San Francisco, CA, December 4, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the forthcoming release of SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 2. The latest installment of the iconic fantasy action anime series will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and also as a Standard DVD Set on February 10, 2015. Pre-orders are available now from all major online retailers.

The SAILOR MOON Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD Set are rated “TV-PG” and contain Episodes 22-46 of the legendary series, along with a wealth of bonus material and special premium packaging. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. The SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, 6-disc collection (3 DVDs & 3 Blu-rays), with a beautiful reflective holofoil slipcover with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also offers bonus content including SAILOR MOON Day convention event highlights, Moonlight Memories Part 1, the complete 2014 Anime Expo SAILOR MOON Panel and Cast Announcement, official cosplay team interviews, clean opening and ending segments, digital art galleries, and official series trailers. Blu-ray episodes are presented in full 1080p High Definition video.

The SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 2 DVD Set features 3 discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and embossed holofoil printing. Episodes are presented in 480p standard video format. Bonus features include SAILOR MOON Day convention event highlights, the official series trailers, and clean opening and ending segments. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available.

In their latest adventures, Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, and Sailor Mars continue their quest for the Legendary Silver Crystal as two new powerful allies join the fight. Sailor Jupiter is the tall and tough Guardian of Thunder, and Sailor Venus is the Guardian of Love and the most experienced member. Sailor Moon herself gets an impressive new power and learns more about the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. Could their distant past be intertwined, and does that have anything to do with the Moon Princess they seek? The final ordeal with Queen Beryl looms on the horizon, and it will take everything the Sailor Guardians have to be victorious!

“Fans will not want to miss the Sailor Guardians’ latest interstellar adventures in these forthcoming SAILOR MOON home media releases,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager of Animation. “The episodes shine like never before in crisp High Definition and the Combo Pack set fits perfectly into Set 1’s shimmery, collectable art box. Catch the exciting next installment to this celebrated series coming soon in 2015!”

SAILOR MOON depicts the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth’s only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!

The smash hit SAILOR MOON anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga (graphic novel) series created by Naoko Takeuchi (published in North America by Kodansha). In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation!

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

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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J!-ENT Annual 2014 features interview with legendary voice actress Mami Koyama, manga artist Rinko Ueda and more!

J!-ENT ANIME/COSPLAY/VIDEO GAME/J-POP SPECIAL FEATURE 2012

Each year, J!-ENT releases their annual issue that deals with Asian pop culture and also our event coverage throughout the year. It’s their most popular feature released each year and for 2014, their latest issue is now available.

This issue features interviews with manga artists Rinko Ueda, Art Q&A with Range Murata, Hiroshi Nagahama, interviews with Elisa, Tomomi Itano, Man with a Mission, May’n, Tokyo Girls’ Style, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Pinky Doodle Poodle!, Yanakiku, Q&A with legendary voice actress Mami Koyama, interview with English dub voice actress Jad Saxton and more!

Also, featuring Q&A’s for anime series such as “Attack on Titan”, “Sword Art Online II”, “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic” and more!

Plus coverage of various events such as Power Morphicon 2014, Zapp Con, Pacific Media Expo, Sakura Con and more!

You can download the issue here:

LOW-RES:

You can view a low-res version on PDFy by clicking here.

You can also view the low-res version by clicking here. [57 MB]

You can download the low-res version [zip file] by clicking here. [47MB]

MID-RES (*PREFERRED VERSION):

You can view the mid-res PDF version by clicking here (300 MB)

You can download the mid-res PDF version (Zip file) by clicking here. (299 MB)

HI-RES:

Coming soon!

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J!-ENT Annual 2013 – 20th Anniversary features a lot of Old School Anime goodness!

In June 1993, J!-ENT was born. Originally a featured page on the Neo-Tokyo 2099 BBS, it quickly became the official website for entertainment and pop culture.

But J!-ENT was much different back then as it is now. Back then, it was a website that covered Asian Entertainment and Pop Culture. Before focusing on entertainment worldwide.

As we celebrate our 20-year anniversary, for our once-a-year special annual issue, we return to our roots of the type of coverage we did back then for this annual issue. Featuring a total of 575 pages, our largest yet, featured in this interview are:

On the music side, the 20th Anniversary Annual features interviews with Porno Graffitti, Home Made Kazoku, Aoi Eir, Luna Haruna, Kylee, Andy Quach, Hiroshi Uesugi. Plus AKB48 Group coverage and a special feature on AKB48 worldwide fandom. Plus excerpts from past J-Pop interviews which include TRF, Olivia, HYDE, Hitomi Shimatani, Maki Goto, Akko of My Little Lover and Toshinobu Kubota. Plus a few of J!-ENT’s J-Pop reviews from the 1990’s.

On the anime side, the 20th Anniversary Annual features Atsuko Ishizuka, Ayumi Fujimura, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Reki Kawahara, PSYCHO-PASS Executive Director Katsuyuki Motohiro, Director Naoyoshi Shiotani and Producer Joji Wada. Plus excerpts from past interviews and articles from 1993-2013 which include Ryo Horikawa, Kappei Yamaguchi, Masahiro Ando, Kotono Mitsuishi, Aki Tsunaki, anime clubs and more!

Also featuring cosplay interviews and J!-ENT event coverage from a variety of events and conventions from March-September 2013.

Currently, we have the following available for download for FREE:

J!-ENT 20th Anniversary (Low-Res Version) – 58.2 MB

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J!-ENT 20th Anniversary (Mid-Res Version) – PDF inside ZIP FILE (109MB)

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J!-ENT 20th Anniversary (Hi-Res Version) (1.8GB)

Andy Quach solo interview only

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Izumi Matsumo (Kimague Orange Road) is coming to Pacific Media Expo in November 2013

Pacific Media Expo has announced their guest of honor and it’s Kimagure Orange Road’s Izumi Matsumoto!!! How awesome is that???

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