New One Piece special East Blue Episode!

Revealed in the 30th issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump magazine:

One Piece

Announced on Monday, One Piece will be receiving a 2-hour anime special covering the East Blue arc. The special is called One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure. The special will premiere on August 26 at 9:00 p.m. and it will include the East Blue characters Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji. The special will also have the iconic chapter covers and the song “We Are” as part of the manga’ 20th anniversary. The special will start from Luffy’s beginning to him and his friends entering the Grand Line. The animation will also be redone as well.

 

Attack on Titan surprise announcement!

It’s no surprise but I will tell you what is the buzz.

If you have been following the season 2 of Attack on Titan anime, fans were surprised to see a special announcement after the last episode. After finishing episode 12, and already confirmed in Twitter, Attack on Titan will be having a third season in 2018!

This is old news but Attack on Titan Season 2 is also being dubbed in English and premiered in Toonami at Saturday nights/Sunday mornings.

Sekirei (season 1) review

Rightstuf describes it:

Minato had no luck with the ladies until the day a well-rounded warrior-babe named Musubi fell into his life – and crushed his face with her ginormous cleavage. Hunted by a stunning pair of twin sisters, Musubi was searching for the right guy to give her a squeeze and unlock the hidden powers lurking beneath her ample assets. Minato fits the bill, and now he’s caught in the middle of a supernatural slugfest in which voluptuous vixens take turns beating each others’ clothes off!

(No spoilers)

(The DVD I owned is not from Madman Entertainment if you are wondering. I just found this wallpaper and wanted to use it.)

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News: Kingdom Hearts III and Aniplex USA!

Kingdom Hearts III

Even though Square Enix mentioned that they won’t be talking about Kingdom Hearts at E3, last night we got some in regards to video game news in regards to Kingdom Hearts III.  Premiered at the KH Orchestra -World Tour- at Los Angeles, fans were given a new trailer of Kingdom Hearts III. The trailer revealed Sora using new powers and fighting Heartless at Olympus Colosseum, Maleficent and Pete in search for an item, and a cliffhangar moment in regards to Roxas. There will be more information at the D23 Expo 2017 event on July 15.

Aniplex USA

Gurren Lagann

Announced at the A-Kon convention, Aniplex USA will be releasing a complete Blu-Ray set of the entire anime Gurren Lagann. The set will include the TV series and the movies -Childhood End- and -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars-. The set is to commemorate 10th Anniversary of the anime. THe series is set for preorders on June 12th and the product will be sold on August 8th.

Fate/Grand Order

At A-Kon, Anipkex USA announced that the upcoming app game Fate/Grand Order will be released for iOS and Androids on June 25th in United States and Canada. Besides the game app, they also revealed that they are producing the English Dub to the anime special Fate/Grand Order: First Order at Anime Expo.

News: New DBZ game and American Anime

New Game

Announced today at a conference, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that they are working on a new Dragon Ball video game that will be set to be released worldwide. This new game is known as a Dragon Ball Fighters “2.5D” fighting game and it will be for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. The game will include 10 different languages as well English. Also mentioned at the conference, the game is being worked by Arc System Works (The team Developer who makes BlazBlue and Guilty Gear).

Game producer Tomoko Hiroki states that the game will include 3v3 matches and unlike most 3D fighting games, the game will be 2.5D; in which means, the game will have anime 2d style animation along with 3D angle and movements which will allow players to recreate moments from the anime.

The game is set to be released in 2018.

New Anime

I found this out in Anime News Network.

In the official website, Animation Studio D’Art teased and releases an trailer for the upcoming American-Anime Indigo Ignited. According ANN, the cast will include the following so far:

Nathan Sharp (NateWantsToBattle;Luck & Logic): Kieran

Sean Chiplock (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic; Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans): The Alderman

Amanda Lee (Rio – Rainbow Gate!; LeeandLie): Galena

A DVD is set to be released on August 8, 2017.

Based on the trailer, the animation and team who worked on anime like One-Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul will be part of creating this anime. Here is the synopsis of the anime:

Enter the world of INDIGO IGNITED, a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy anime. A shattered world sustained by bloodshed and built upon the remnants of an ancient order that was abolished in their conquest to rid the world of Fear. Driven out of their homeland, KIERAN and his comrades descend into a maddened environment driven by chaos in hopes of being the last ember of light within a darkened world.

Official Website

 

Cowboy Bebop live-action announcement

Announced from the Entertainment Journey Variety, Tomorrow Studios along with Marty Adelstein (Producer of Teen Wolf and Prison Break) and ITV Studios and produced by Sunrise Inc will be doing a live-action TV series of the classic anime Cowboy Bebop; Chris Yost (involved with Thor: Ragnarok ) will be writing the story for the show. Here is who and what is being part of the team of the show:

Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Midnight Radio consists of Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.

Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon (Season 20) Episode 1 Impression

Pokemon.com synopsis:

What starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak. More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions…

(no spoilers)

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Anime News: Black Clover anime and Tokyo Ghoul live action film

Black Clover

Revealed in the 28th issue of the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, anime director Tatsuya Yoshihara (well-known for directing anime like Monster Musume and Yatterman Night) will  be directing Yūki Tabata’s manga series Black Clover. If you didn’t know about this series, Black Clover is also in the English Shonen Jump as well.

Here is synopsis in the first volume of the book:

Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem-he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure-Asta will never give up! Young Asta was born with no magic ability in a world where magic is everything. In order to prove his strength and keep a promise with his friend, Asta dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the land, the Wizard King!

Tokyo Ghoul

FUNimation is well known for licensing live-action films like the Rurouni Kenshin and Attack on Titan, and now today, they will be licensing the live-action adaptation to Tokyo Ghoul. They will be in charge of the English Subtitles as the movie will be in Japanese. The movie will have well-known live-actors such as from Death Note and even voice actors from One Piece. There are many people involved in the movie and it will be in the hyperlink. The movie is expected to be in theaters in July 29th in Japan.

Aniplex USA News: Hulu, Dubs and DVDS

Aniplex of America have been busy lately with some anime titles.

Hulu

If you have Hulu and you like English Dub, I got some news for you. Aniplex USA announced that they will be streaming Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga exclusively in English Dub for Hulu users. The voice actors in the previous anime returns and if you don’t remember, this arc covers the Impure King Arc from the manga.

Synopsis:

Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?

DVDs/Dubs

Aniplex USA participated in a convention called Anime Central and they released some new infomation.

They will be releasing a complete Blu-Ray DVD set of the first Blue Exorcist anime. The anime will collect all 25 episodes and OVA and a anime short called “Ura-Eki”. The set will be available on June 27th.

Aniplex also licensed the anime Occult; Nine and will also be releasing the anime in Blu-Ray sets in English and Japanese Dubs on September 26th and December 26th.

WWW.WAGINARIA!! is another anime licensed by Aniplex and will also be receving a Blu-Ray set but only in English Subbed. The anime will be released in sets in July 18th and October 17th for Blu-Ray.

There is more information left in the hyperlink above so you can read more. If you are interested in buying these DVDs, save up your money!

 

Anime News: Saint Seiya Live-Action Film and Lupin joins Toonami!

Saint Seiya

This may true or false or good or bad but here is what I saw this morning. According from Anime News Network and from Eiga.com, Masami Kurumada manga series Saint Seiya (or English known as Knights of the Zodiac) will become a Hollywood live-action film. Toei Animation and Chinese distribution company A Really Good Film Company (ARGF) will be co-producing the film. Director Tomasz Bagiński will be in charge of the film along with Kozo Morishita and Yoshiyuki Ikezawa as producer and executive producer.

The story is described in the series here:

The story follows Seiya, a mortal who has trained to earn the sacred cloth of Pegasus. He joins the Saints, a group of fighters who must defend the universe and the reincarnation of the goddess Athena.

Lupin the 3rd

Announced through Twitter and PRWEB.com, the anime series Lupin the 3rd: Part 4 will be joining Toonami on June 17th, 2017. The anime will be English Dubbed by Pioneer dub, the same team who previously did the Dub when Lupin the 3rd was in Adult Swim years ago.