Death Note Viz Media licensed the Death Note manga in North America and has published all the twelve volumes from the series, a 13th volume which serves as a "reader's guide", as well as the light novels. The episodes from the anime first appeared in North America as downloadable by IGN. Viz later licensed the anime series and it aired on Bionix in Canada and on Cartoon Network in the United States, and was released on DVD in North America. The live-action films briefly played in certain North American theaters since 2008. However, none of the video games have thus far been published in North America or Europe. Death Note is one of Weekly Shōnen Jump's best-selling manga series of all time, with sales over 26.5 million copies. Plot summary During their detention, a third Kira quickly appears. After this, Near and several members of the task force begin to suspect Light of being Kira. Mello returns and kidnaps Takada, who kills him with a hidden notebook piece. Concepts The notebooks
V for Vendetta Publication history When the publishers cancelled Warrior in 1985 (with two completed issues unpublished due to the cancellation), several companies attempted to convince Moore and Lloyd to let them publish and complete the story. In 1988, DC Comics published a ten-issue series that reprinted the Warrior stories in colour, then continued the series to completion. The first new material appeared in issue No. 7, which included the unpublished episodes that would have appeared in Warrior No. 27 and No. 28. Background David Lloyd's paintings for V for Vendetta in Warrior originally appeared in black-and-white. Cover of Warrior#19, highlighting the comic's conflict between anarchist and fascist philosophies. In writing V for Vendetta, Moore drew upon an idea for a strip titled The Doll, which he had submitted in 1975 at the age of 22 to DC Thomson. Plot Book 1: Europe After the Reign Book 2: This Vicious Cabaret Book 3: The Land of Do-As-You-Please V
Scott Pilgrim - Comics By Bryan Lee O'Malley Nineteen Eighty-Four History and title A 1947 draft manuscript of the first page of Nineteen Eighty-Four, showing the editorial development. The Last Man in Europe was an early title for the novel but in a letter dated 22 October 1948 to his publisher Fredric Warburg, eight months before publication, Orwell wrote about hesitating between The Last Man in Europe and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Warburg suggested changing the main title to a more commercial one. Copyright status The novel will be in the public domain in the European Union and Russia in 2021 and in the United States in 2044. It is already in the public domain in Canada; South Africa, Argentina Australia, and Oman. Background The banner of the Party in the 1984 film adaptation of the book (I) the upper-class Inner Party, the elite ruling minority, who make up 2% of the population. As the government, the Party controls the population with four ministries: Plot Characters Principal characters
Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist (Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師, Hepburn: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi?, lit. "Alchemist of Steel") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the publisher later collected the individual chapters into twenty-seven tankōbon volumes. The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows the Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse, who are searching for a philosopher's stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy. The Fullmetal Alchemist manga has sold approximately 61 million volumes as of 2013. Plot As the forces collide, the remaining homunculi are defeated and Central City's troops learn the truth of the situation. Production Themes Media
George Orwell English author and journalist (1903–1950) Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and support of democratic socialism. Blair was born in India, and raised and educated in England. After school he became an Imperial policeman in Burma, before returning to Suffolk, England, where he began his writing career as George Orwell—a name inspired by a favourite location, the River Orwell. He lived from occasional pieces of journalism, and also worked as a teacher or bookseller whilst living in London. From the late 1920s to the early 1930s, his success as a writer grew and his first books were published. Life Early years Blair family home at Shiplake, Oxfordshire In January, Blair took up the place at Wellington, where he spent the Spring term. Policing in Burma Andrew N.
Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Z details the continuing adventure of Goku as a young adult and father to his son Gohan. After learning he is a Saiyan, Goku dies and is revived after training in the afterlife under the god North Kaiō. Goku defends Earth from the Saiyans under Vegeta, and leaves Earth to ultimately defeat them again and the galactic tyrant Frieza. Seven years later, Goku is revived and quickly drawn into a fight against a magical being named Majin Buu. Due to the success of the anime in America, the manga comprising Dragon Ball Z was released by Viz Media under the title Dragon Ball Z. Plot Production and Broadcasting The title "Dragon Ball Z" was chosen by Akira Toriyama because Z is the last letter of the alphabet and he wanted to finish the series because he was running out of ideas for Dragon Ball. Conventional knowledge in Japan used the "Z" only for the anime to separate Goku's childhood and adult life. English production and Broadcasting Dragon Ball Kai
DÉFINITION Watchmen Moore used the story as a means to reflect contemporary anxieties and to critique the superhero concept. Watchmen depicts an alternate history where superheroes emerged in the 1940s and 1960s, helping the United States to win the Vietnam War. The country is edging towards a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, freelance costumed vigilantes have been outlawed and most former superheroes are in retirement or working for the government. The story focuses on the personal development and struggles of the protagonists as an investigation into the murder of a government sponsored superhero pulls them out of retirement, and eventually leads them to confront a plot that would stave off nuclear war by killing millions of people. Creatively, the focus of Watchmen is on its structure. Publication history In 2012, DC launched a prequel line, with various creative teams producing the characters' early adventures before the events of the graphic novel. Background and creation Story
les Précieuses ridicules Comédie en 1 acte et en prose de Molière (1659) ; sa première création parisienne et son premier succès. Rire des travers de ses contemporains Magdelon et Cathos, deux jeunes bourgeoises fraîchement débarquées de province et désireuses de compter dans la société parisienne, ont refusé les demandes en mariage des jeunes seigneurs La Grange et Du Croisy. En effet, les deux prétendants, loin d'être de « beaux esprits », manquent cruellement de galanterie et ignorent tout des raffinements de la carte du Tendre. Elles sont flattées de l'attention d'un certain marquis de Mascarille et de son compère le vicomte de Jodelet, et tous quatre croient rivaliser d'élégance dans un divertissement impromptu. Mais elles comprennent finalement qu'elles ont été victimes d'une supercherie montée par leurs anciens prétendants dépités ; elles sont tombées sous le charme de vulgaires valets, nobles de pacotille. Magdelon et Cathos sont ridicules, car elles ne sont que des caricatures de précieuses.
Scott Pilgrim A film adaptation of the series titled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring actor Michael Cera in the title role was released in August 2010. A videogame of the same name developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade was released the same month. Development O'Malley wanted to write a shōnen-style comic book series, but initially he had only read one series, Ranma 1/2; in the early 2000s North America did not yet have a significant Japanese comic book industry. O'Malley used black and white because it was less expensive than creating the series in color, and so O'Malley said that he "embraced the B&W manga aesthetic". When writing the series, O'Malley's first step was developing the direction of the story by creating notes in notebooks, sketchbooks, and computer text files. O'Malley said that he expected Scott Pilgrim to sell around 1,000 copies. O'Malley said that the most difficult portion of Scott Pilgrim to write was the ending. Plot summary 
Les précieuses ridicules, quelques éléments