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Star Wars

The Weirdest ‘Star Wars’-Themed Commercial You’ll Ever See


hqdefaultAlright, I’ve seen some odd Star Wars-themed commercials in my time, but nothing has prepared me for this.

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SF & Fantasy

Cover & Synopsis: Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik


novik-bloodBlood of Tyrants, the new Temeraire novel by Naomi Novik, will be in bookstores this August!

But here is an early look at the book—its cover as well as its dust jacket summary! Spoilers ahead!

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Star Wars

Take a Visit to the Japanese Stormtroooper Factory


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Follow one intrepid Japanese blogger deep into the Uncanny Valleyin his quest to “clone” himself

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Kodansha USA’s First Titles Hit Stores


On the heels of a rocky Spring for the manga industry comes some good news on the radar: The first wave of titles from Kodansha USA Publishing’s manga line hit shelves May 10. Kodansha USA (KUP) is a subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan, the company that produced such classic manga as Ghost in the Shell, Akira, [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Blog Post of the Week–YouTube Japan Video Awards


Del Rey Manga’s own David Ury just won a 2010 YouTube Japan Video Award for his “Scream of Slacker”–check it out!

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Suvudu

Kinokuniya To Send A Fan To Japan!


Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Ave of the Americas) in NYC has got one heck of a holiday gift for you. A free trip to Japan. From now until December 19th, Kinokuniya Bookstore and American Airlines are raffling off one trip from anywhere in the continental USA to Tokyo. How do you enter? [...]

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Suvudu

Now It Can Be Told: Japan! Day One, Tokyo


A few years ago, Spirited Away won an Oscar. That film began my odyssey into all things Japanese. I began with anime, then started reading manga, and, after some hesitation, even began studying Japanese, and continue to this day–which comes in handy in my job as production manager for a number of Del Rey Manga [...]

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