Child's Play soundtrack CD release - June 28th

Child's Play soundtrack CD release - June 28th

Sparks & Shadows is proud to announce the release of the CHILD’S PLAY (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) on CD, featuring music by award-winning composer BEAR MCCREARY (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead and Godzilla: King of the Monsters), available June 28th. The album features music from the highly anticipated reimagining of the 1988 slasher film from Orion Pictures. 

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Comic Book Preview: Valiant's Killers #1

Posted By Justin D Williams

Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by their former sensei, the mysterious Jonin! But what does the Jonin want from them, and what do they gain out of helping him? Each of these assassins can channel their ki—the spiritual energy within all beings—in different ways, granting them incredible powers, essentially making them “superninjas”!

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by KEN LASHLEY


Avengers: Endgame Releases on Digital On July 30 & Blu-Ray August 13th

Avengers: Endgame Releases on Digital On July 30 & Blu-Ray August 13th

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time.

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The Sinking City Launch Trailer

The Sinking City Launch Trailer

Taking place in the ‘20s, The Sinking City is an action and investigation game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of horror. The player embodies Charles Reed, a private detective, who comes to Oakmont, Massachusetts in order to investigate the cause of an unprecedented supernatural flood.

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UDON Entertainment Announces Street Fighter 2019 Pin- Up Special: Convention Editions

UDON Entertainment Announces Street Fighter 2019 Pin- Up Special: Convention Editions

UDON Entertainment is bringing the heat to Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con with two limited, special edition variant covers of the STREET FIGHTER 2019 PIN-UP SPECIAL! With stunning art by UDON veteran Rob 'Robaato' Porter, the two variant covers connect into a full picture with the ladies of Street Fighter facing off for a beach time brawl!

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in the PlayStation 4 Beta Schedule

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in the PlayStation 4 Beta Schedule

The first Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta will be available exclusively for PlayStation®Plus users from 3am PDT/11am BST on Friday, June 21 through 3am PDT/11am BST on Monday, June 24. A second beta will be available for all PS4™ users from 3am PDT/11am BST on Friday, June 28 through 3am PDT/11am BST on Monday, July 1. Preload options will be available a couple of days before each beta period begins. The

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Square Enix & Sony Masterworks Announce FFVII Limited Edition Vinyl

Square Enix & Sony Masterworks Announce FFVII Limited Edition Vinyl

A joint project from Square Enix and Sony Music Masterworks was announced. The two companies bring fan-selected tracks from the long awaited “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE” and timeless masterpiece “FINAL FANTASY VII” packed into a limited-edition 2-LP picture disc release

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Mobile Game Launching June 25th in the U.S. and Canada

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Mobile Game Launching June 25th in the U.S. and Canada

Aniplex of America invites you to unravel the mysteries of Kamihama City with the mobile game, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, launching on June 25th in the U.S. and Canada on iOS and Android.

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Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment Limited

By Justin D Williams

Funimation announced its acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited (“Manga”), the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Headquartered in London, England, Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans  across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray / DVDs, broadcast, theatrical and digital (EST - electronic sell-through). Following its immediate consolidation of Funimation’s UK home entertainment business, Manga will become the largest distributor of anime Blu-rays/DVDs, offering  fans more than 900 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment – the biggest catalog of titles available anywhere in the UK and Ireland.  With this acquisition, most of these titles – many for the first time – will become available for streaming to fans throughout the UK and Ireland on FunimationNow over the coming months. These titles will include hit series like “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” “Naruto Shippuden,” “Ghost in the Shell: Innocence” and “Sword Art Online.”
“With this acquisition, we will create a truly immersive anime experience for fans in the UK and Ireland. This begins with providing fans access to Manga’s library of titles to enjoy whenever and wherever they want on FunimationNow,” said Mitchel Berger, vice president of sales and distribution for Funimation. “Together with the Manga team, Funimation will bring its fan-first omnichannel approach to serving anime fans – engaging with them directly through the widest array of touchpoints.”

“On behalf of Manga Entertainment, we’re thrilled to join Funimation and their expanding global business,” said Jerome Mazandarani, managing director of Manga Entertainment Limited. “We’re excited for the new opportunities that lie ahead and to serve anime fans in the UK and Ireland in a bigger way than ever before.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Funimation which today provides streaming, home entertainment, theatrical and broadcast distribution, as well as merchandise licensing in many territories around the world. With a catalog of more than 600 titles encompassing over 10,000 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment, Funimation directly serves consumers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand through its subscription service FunimationNow. In November 2018, FunimationNow became the first Sony Pictures Television service to launch on Amazon’s Prime Video in the UK.

Funimation can be found on Facebook at  facebook.com/funimation. Twitter at twitter.com/funimation and Instagram at instagram.com/funimation.

OTAQUEST LIVE J-POP Concert Announces VIP & Other Ticket Packages

OTAQUEST LIVE J-POP Concert Announces VIP & Other Ticket Packages

OTAQUEST LIVE, a unique, live summer concert presenting a dynamic slate of J-Pop, dance and hip hop superstars who define the vibrant sound, styles, moves and images that drive Japanese pop culture, has unveiled a variety of ticket packages, including VIP passes, for the event headlining The Novo in L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, July 3rd.

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Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Releases New Free Update with Story Mode

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Releases New Free Update with Story Mode

Gamers around the world now have access to new, free downloadable content (DLC) for the recently released Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, developed by nWay. The content for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One will introduce several new elements requested by players including a new “story mode” by the acclaimed writer Kyle Higgins, in addition to new characters, battle arenas and voiceovers from original cast members.

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