Anime Expo 2013: Dark Horse Comics/Mangas and Final Fantasy!

This year at Anime Expo, we got a chance to talk to the fellows at Dark Horse about older mangas that now fall under the Dark Horse library such as Chobits, Card Captor Sakura, Beserk and Oh! My Goddess to newer releases like Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective DiaryNeon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising ProjectNeon Genesis Evangelion: Comic Tribute, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse, My Little Sister Can’t Be this Cute (Oreimo), Blood-C, and other upcoming titles.

We got to go back memory lane with Carl Horn, who has been working with Evangelion for a very long time. He has worked on both the anime and previous mangas and talked about his first entry into the anime world at a young age, which motivated him to work in the industry ever since. He feels happy that to this day Evangelion is still something so loved by the fans, and something that is still expanding. We chatted about the current Evangelion remakes, which he enjoys and is looking forward to the rest. He loves to tell fans to support the industry and keep buying mangas of their favorite series, because without the support companies have trouble continuing mangas.

IMG_9376A new addition to the Dark Horse library is The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition. It follows the incredible sales of The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Box Set. The Slipcased Edition is a more affordable version of the box set, featuring just the three artbooks and a magnetic slipscase without the extra goodies, which is currently selling for a few hundred dollars for a sealed version online.

The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy features three detailed artbooks, spanning Final Fantasy 1 to Final Fantasy X, focusing on concept and final game art by artist Yoshitaka Amano. A definite must have for any Final Fantasy fan giving you a chance to enjoy and relive so much of the memorable and amazing art and characters, some never before seen.

During Anime Expo the Dark Horse booth had a few copies of The Sky, a week early giving Anime Expo attendees the first chance to own this amazing set. Retailing for $89.99, The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy is already gearing up to be one of Dark Horse’s best releases with over 50,000 pre-orders, now available in bookstores and online.

Personally I have become a huge Dark Horse supporter over the last few years as they release more artbooks such as The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Hyrule Historia, The Bioshock Infinite artbook, Last of Us comic series, and mangas such as Oreimo.

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