Search - Comic Party - A New World (Vol. 1) on DVD

Comic Party - A New World (Vol. 1)
Comic Party - A New World
Vol. 1
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2004     1hr 55min

Comic Party pokes good-natured fun at doujinshi (fan comics) in the behind-the-scenes way Animation Runner Kuromi spoofs anime. Quiet, well-intentioned high school senior Kazuki gets euchred into creating a comic by his fr...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Right Stuf
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/30/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
See Also:

Similar Movies

Comic Party - The Big Time
Vol. 3
   UR   2004   1hr 49min
Comic Party - The Final Page
Vol. 4
   UR   2004   2hr 12min
Comic Party - We Need Money
Vol. 2
   UR   2004   1hr 47min
Negima Vol 2 Magic 201 - Magic and Combat
Episodes 7-10
   UR   2006   1hr 40min
Shuffle Vol 3
   UR   2008   1hr 40min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Director: Rintaro
   PG-13   2002   1hr 48min
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Director: Eric Brevig
   PG   2008   1hr 33min
War of the Worlds
Widescreen Edition
Director: Steven Spielberg
   PG-13   2005   1hr 56min
Moon Phase - Phase 1
   UR   2006   2hr 5min
The Happening
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
   R   2008   1hr 31min
Chobits - Chat Room
Vol. 7
   UR   2004   1hr 15min
Babylon AD
   UR   2009   1hr 30min
Tropic Thunder
Director: Ben Stiller
   R   2008   1hr 47min

Movie Reviews

Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 02/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Taishi is a high school student with a grandiose plan, but he feels it is a realistic goal. He believes that the world can be conquered and ruled through the proliferation of manga. The problem is that he can't draw, and he can't write stories. That's where the main character of Comic Party Volume 1: A New World, enters the picture. Kazuki Sendoh has always been a good artist and his best friend Mizuki also has a little talent. Both are suckered into attending a doujinshi convention in which amateur manga artists ply their work to the buying public. Kazuki catches doujinshi fever and wants to produce his own work after seeing the passion of the creators of manga and by meeting such characters as Yuu, a glasses wearing Osakan quick on the draw with her fan, and her rival Eimi, a green-haired prima donna who believes her work outclasses all others. Mizuki, on the other hand, feels that being a doujinshi is a low-class trade and her feelings are only confirmed by what she sees as the deviant behavior of the otaku fanboy phenomenon. Volume 1 chronicles the early trials and tribulations of Kazuki and friends as he tries to make and sell his first book.

This first volume is a modern anime classic by showing the dedication and passion that doujinshi artists must possess to produce manga solely on their own without a legion of assistants to help them. The series is also very funny, especially the animosity between Yuu and Eimi, who never fails to point out the resemblance between Yuu and wild mountain pandas. Don't forget Taishi, who seems to have been infected by every mad scientist stereotype but uses his mind only to further the cause of Kazuki. The music is great too, giving the series a late 80s or early 90s feel even though it came out in 2001. Great and highly recommended series. Based on the manga Comic Party.

Extras include:
A special 7 minute mini-episode in which while at a hot spring Kazuki and his friends are sucked into an underground world. Interviews with the Japanese actors who play Kazuki, Taishi, and Mizuki. A booklet with footnotes about the episodes. Character bios.

Comic Party - Thumbs in the Middle
Michael B. Morrison | Burbank, CA United States | 04/23/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Interesting premise - poking fun at the whole anime and manga industry, but if the first volume is representative of the whole series, it lacks action. I just can't get that excited about this series after watching volume 1 (the first 3 eps). On the plus side, there are tons of references to other anime series which are fun to pick out. Maybe the next volumes will be better. Not bad but not great either."