120-PAGE PREVIEW OF NARUTO MANGA VOLUME 45 ONLINE FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Monthly Manga Anthology In North America Offers
7 Chapters From NARUTO Volume 45 For Free With Special Password Available Only In May Issue
31, 2009 - VIZ Media announced today
SHONEN JUMP magazine has a special treat for readers—an invitation
a free preview of the upcoming NARUTO manga Volume 45 (rated
‘T’ For Teens)—online at www.shonenjump.com, for a limited
time only. These chapters will not run in the magazine and will
not be available in graphic novel form until July 2009.
The 120-page preview will be available online beginning today through May 5 exclusively at www.shonenjump.com. A preview link appears on the homepage. Visitors must type in the password that appears on page 20 of the May issue of SHONEN JUMP to access the chapters.
is one of the hottest series from Japan and continues to be one of VIZ
Media’s most successful manga and animated properties. Back in February,
VIZ Media unveiled an accelerated publishing schedule for upcoming editions
of the best-selling NARUTO manga series. Between February and April
2009, 11 volumes have been scheduled for publication, moving the series
from Volume 34 (February 2009) to Volume 44 (April 2009) before returning
to a quarterly release schedule beginning with Volume 45 (July 2009).
depicts the adventures of a young boy named Naruto Uzumaki who trains
to become a ninja, and through his exciting adventures, the young ninja
learns the importance of friendship, teamwork, loyalty, hard work, creativity,
ingenuity, and right versus wrong. Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO
was first introduced in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s
most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and teens, and more than 85
million copies to date have been printed. The manga series has captivated
millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America. More
information on NARUTO is available at www.naruto.com.
In NARUTO Volume 45, Sasuke and Naruto find that their powers are ever increasing. Sasuke can now use the Mangekyo Sharingan in multiple ways, and Naruto may have become even more powerful than his fallen sensei Jiraiya! But is anyone powerful enough to stop the ultimate attack as the Pains of the Akatsuki launch their deadly strike against Naruto's home village?
NARUTO animated episodes are also currently available for free on NARUTO.com and through a variety of web-based, video streaming outlets that have partnered with VIZ Media, including HULU and JOOST. More information on NARUTO is available at www.naruto.com.
March 28, 2009 - Following their Friday night concert on April 10 at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Japanese rock band girugamesh will make a special in-store appearance at the Hot Topic store in Southcenter Mall on Saturday, April 11.
Hot Topic has been a major supporter of girugamesh's USA CD releases, with over 3000 girugamesh CDs sold by the nationwide chain since October 2008. The albums "Girugamesh" and "MUSIC" are available at Hot Topic stores and at Hot Topic's website, with the same artwork and booklet as the Japanese releases.
girugamesh's appearance at Hot Topic is sponsored by JapanFiles.com and Sakura-Con.
From HOT TOPIC's MySpace page:
girugamesh will be signing autographs at the Southcenter Mall Hot Topic located at 2676 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188 on Saturday, April 11th at 6:30 PM.
March 27th, purchase any girugamesh CD or T-shirt from the
Southcenter Mall Hot Topic location ONLY and receive a wristband that
guarantees the opportunity to meet the band on April 11th!* Need more
info? Call the Southcenter Mall Hot Topic at 206.244.5021. We'll see
*Available while supplies last. Space is limited. Offer not valid online. Limit one wristband and one autograph per person. See associate for further details.
girugamesh on JapanFiles.com - http://www.japanfiles.com/girugamesh
Hot Topic MySpace page - http://myspace.com/ht
Sakura-Con website - http://www.sakuracon.org/