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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text Our J!-ENT 2014 ANNUAL is now available!

Each year, we release a J!-ENT annual issue that deals with Asian pop culture and also our event coverage throughout the year.  It’s our most popular feature that we do each year and for 2014, our latest issue is now available. This issue features interviews with manga artists Rinko Ueda, Art... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

alt text Disney and Studio Ghibli present TALES FROM EARTHSEA, PORCO ROSSO and POM POKO on Blu-ray February 3rd, 2015!

Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters Featuring HD Picture and Sound on February 3rd. Synopsis: POM POKO Studio Ghibli presents a film... 

FOX ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL WINTER PREMIERE DATES, INCLUDING “GLEE’S” FINAL 13-EPISODE SEASON

NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES “WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS” (working title) DEBUTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 16   NEW CRIME PROCEDURAL “BACKSTROM,” STARRING EMMY AWARD NOMINEE RAINN... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 11/20-12/5, 2014

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule (n) Denotes new broadcast) *Thursday, Nov. 20 Actor Edward Norton;... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE TALK” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 11/24-11/28

Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule, (n) Denotes new) Monday, Nov. 24 Actress Brooke Shields... 

POWERFUL NEW DRAMA “EMPIRE” DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, WITH LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION, FOLLOWING THE PREMIERE OF “AMERICAN IDOL XIV”

AMERICAN IDOL XIV Continues Its Two-Night, Three-Hour Premiere Event Thursday, January 8 FOX is announcing winter premiere dates for new drama EMPIRE and the return of AMERICAN... 

STEPHEN COLBERT TO HOST “THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS,” TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, DEC. 30 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin are 2014 Kennedy Center Honorees CBS Has Broadcast... 

J!-ENT INTERVIEWS/ARTICLES

alt text Our J!-ENT 2014 ANNUAL is now available!

Each year, we release a J!-ENT annual issue that deals with Asian pop culture and also our event coverage... 

alt text Stan Lee and Directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier Celebrate Blu-ray Release

In celebration of the Blu–ray & DVD release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directors... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

alt text Our J!-ENT 2014 ANNUAL is now available!

Each year, we release a J!-ENT annual issue that deals with Asian pop culture and also our event coverage... 

mechapunch.com - Asian Pop Culture

alt text SCANDAL releases newest single and annouces world tour!

SCANDAL releases newest single “Image”. SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 “HELLO WORLD” announced!! Today... 

alt text EGOIST , new single “Fallen” available today!

EGOIST , new single “Fallen” available now! Featured as the ending theme song for the anime series... 

Now on MechaPunch.com – Matsumura Sayuri’s tearful apology, Nakagawa Shoko’s love for “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure”, Sayanee on Twitter and more!

Currently featured on our Asian pop culture site Mechapunch.com:   Nogizaka46’s Matsumura... 

ANIME RELATED NEWS

alt text Disney and Studio Ghibli present TALES FROM EARTHSEA, PORCO ROSSO and POM POKO on Blu-ray February 3rd, 2015!

Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters Featuring HD Picture and Sound... 

alt text VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF RANMA ½ ANIME SERIES SET 4 LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET

Latest Collection Of Action Packed HD Episodes Of The Legendary Martial Arts Comedy Arrive In Time For... 

COMIC/MANGA NEWS & REVIEWS

alt text Naruto volume 68 by Masashi Kishimoto (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Naruto” volume 68 features Naruto and Sasuke teaming up again to fight their most powerful... 

TOY NEWS & REVIEWS

alt text life in plastic: LEGO CITY – Tanker Truck (60016) Review

If you are an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) that wants an Octan vehicle for your collection or a parent wanting... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

alt text Disney and Studio Ghibli present TALES FROM EARTHSEA, PORCO ROSSO and POM POKO on Blu-ray February 3rd, 2015!

Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters Featuring HD Picture and Sound on February 3rd. Synopsis: POM POKO Studio Ghibli presents a film about the clash between modern... 

FOX ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL WINTER PREMIERE DATES, INCLUDING “GLEE’S” FINAL 13-EPISODE SEASON

NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES “WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS” (working title) DEBUTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 16   NEW CRIME PROCEDURAL “BACKSTROM,” STARRING EMMY AWARD NOMINEE RAINN WILSON, PREMIERES THURSDAY, JANUARY... 

POWERFUL NEW DRAMA “EMPIRE” DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, WITH LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION, FOLLOWING THE PREMIERE OF “AMERICAN IDOL XIV”

AMERICAN IDOL XIV Continues Its Two-Night, Three-Hour Premiere Event Thursday, January 8 FOX is announcing winter premiere dates for new drama EMPIRE and the return of AMERICAN IDOL XIV. AMERICAN IDOL... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text When the Game Stands Tall (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

 “When the Game Stands Tall” is an inspirational and motivating film about De La Salle High School’s head coach but also how he made his team as successful as they have become, even... 

alt text It Happened One Night – The Criterion Collection #736 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“It Happened One Night” is a romantic comedy classic that must be watched by cinema fans interested in learning about the career of Frank Capra or watching a historically significant film... 

alt text The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” would also be remembered for the magnificent, yet creepy performances by its main talent and their movement and expressions, introducing the “twist ending”... 

alt text 22 Jump Street (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“22 Jump Street” is more sillier and crazier than the first film.  But also has more action featuring Schmidt and Jenko!  If you loved the first film, “22 Jump Street” will no... 

alt text Kill la Kill Volume 2: Limited Edition (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Kill la Kill” is an exciting series with a lot of humor and action.  Recommended! Image courtesy of © TRIGGER, Kazuki Nakashima/Kill la Kill Partnership. 2014 ANIPLEX INC. All Rights... 

alt text Valvrave the Liberator: Complete 1st Season (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you are a mecha fan or fan of action-driven anime, “Valvrave the Liberator” is recommended! Image courtesy of © SUNRISE/VVV Committee, MBS. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: Valvrave... 

alt text Iceman (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you are open to martial arts action, but with cheesy comedy and situations that come out of left field for no apparent reason, then definitely give “Iceman” a shot! Images courtesy of... 

alt text Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” ends its run on a positive note. Sure, “The Lost Missions” did not air on television but for loyal followers of the series, the final season featured... 

alt text Land Ho! (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Land Ho!” is an entertaining road trip comedy, showing that no matter how old you are, it’s never too late to have fun!  A beautiful film worth watching!  A beautiful film that looks... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text What If (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“What If” is a charming romantic comedy.  Both Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan are perfectly cast and both talents feed off each other’s awkwardness.  Recommended! Images courtesy... 

alt text Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

Enjoyable, and a lot of fun… “Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files – Animal Agents” features 12 episodes of “Phineas and Ferb” plus a cool spy kit! Recommended! Images... 

alt text Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 20 – Original & Uncut (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

“Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 20 – Original & Uncut” is another must-see volume as the storyline shifts back to what transpires in the manga series but most importantly, we learn more... 

alt text Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special 2 – Villains in Paradise (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special 2 – Villains in Paradise” is another hilarious, crazy and fun special from the crew of “Robot Chicken”.  For the DC Comics fans who grew up with these... 

alt text Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Beginning – The Complete 1st Season (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

if you are a parent of a child who loves the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” or a person that is young at heart and wants to catch up on this latest animated series, then “Teenage Mutant... 

VIDEO GAME NEWS

alt text JOIN THE BATTLE ANY TIME, ANYWHERE IN SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS

For the First Time, the Super Smash Bros. Series Hits a Portable System REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 2, 2014... 

FOUR WAYS TO ENJOY THE NEW SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS DEMO

FOUR WAYS TO ENJOY THE NEW SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS DEMO Sept. 12, 2014 To make the wait... 

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