Crunchyroll news: English Dub anime and much more

If you like watching anime on Crunchyroll, I got news for you!

Announced yesterday, Crunchyroll will be adding the English Dub translation to the popular Gundam series Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. Crunchyroll will be adding 5 English Dub episodes starting on February 28 on Tuesday, 10 pm EST (7 PM PST). The show is available in these regions: United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa. The English Dub anime was previously premiered on Adult Swim Toonami.

Reference:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/02/21-1/crunchyroll-adds-english-version-of-mobile-suit-gundam-iron-blooded-orphans-anime

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Crunchyroll will also be adding two more anime series!

Crunchyroll will be adding Gakuen Alice and A Town Where You Live.

Gakuen Alice synopsis:

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Mikan and Hotaru are best friends! (Well, according to Mikan, anyway. Hotaru doesn’t seem to care.) Then one day, Hotaru is escorted away in a fancy black car, apparently scouted by a school in Tokyo called “Alice Academy.” Crushed at the loss of her favorite pal, Mikan scurries after her, determined to enroll, too! But Alice Academy is a mysterious place. Can Mikan tough it out in a school where explosions, superpowers, giant baby chicks and axe-wielding teddy bears are the norm? But it’s not as if she has a choice, because once students enter Alice Academy, there’s no escape!

A Town Where You Live synopsis:

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All his friends said he was just being “stupid” and “delusional,” but Haruto just couldn’t give up on her… Yuzuki, the girl that showed up on his doorstep one day, stole his heart the next, and then left just as abruptly as she arrived. With the faint hope of rekindling the romance they’d shared, Haruto decides to pursue her, moving away from the rural outskirts of Hiroshima to the big city of Tokyo.

However, soon after arriving, he learns that Yuzuki has seemingly moved on and has a new boyfriend. No matter how hard Haruto tries, she refuses to see him and won’t tell him the reason why she left him. He could move on, as many have urged him to, but is that truly what Yuzuki wants? He could try winning her back – after all, he’s already moved to the town where she lives – but how much farther will he need to go?

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FUNimation streams Attack on Titan season 2 on April

If you are an Attack on Titan fan, you may have been the many that has been waiting for the long awaited season 2 way back years ago. Now after the announcement, Attack on Titan season 2 will be arriving with a season 2 this year. It’s been reported that the Opening theme song band, Linked Horizon, will be coming back as well as the original voice actors.

Some updated news announced that FUNimation (the English Company who owns the rights to Attack on Titan) will be simulcasting the anime on April 1st! Mark your calendars and see the return of the titans again on the first day of April!

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Durarara!! author creates One Piece Ace Novel

Mentioned early this year, according to the One Piece magazine, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of One Piece, it has been announced that Durarara!! and Baccano! novelist Ryohgo Narita will be writing a novel focusing Monkey D. Luffy’s big brother, Portgas D. Ace. Based on the description, the novel will tell the story about Ace’s early life as a pirate from leaving Mt. Corvo to meeting the WhiteBeard pirates.

I would go on and tell you why Ace is an important character but I don’t want to spoil the story. I will say that this novel will reveal Ace’s character just like the anime and show his life as a Spade Pirate.

Ryohgo Narita is also doing a Bleach side story of Shuhei Hisagi for the spring and he previously did a past Bleach novel called Spirits Are Forever With You.

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Square Enix news: Dissidia Arcade Story Mode! FFXV DLC Suits Delayed?!

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If you played the Dissidia games like myself on the PSP, you may have been following the news from Japan that there is an arcade game of the recent Dissidia game, Dissidia Final Fantasy, only exclusive in Japan. There are no newsin regards if it will be released through out the world but recent news states a console version is being made and unlike the arcade version, the console will have a story mode. Rumor has it that if the game reaches hgh demands and gets popular, this game could become an addition as an eSport!

To those who don’t know Dissidia, Dissidia Final Fantasy is a fighting game spinoff featuring fan favorite Final Fantasy characters. Players can play as the good and bad guys and duke it out in memorable worlds. In the past, Dissidia first started off in the PSP and later got a sequel.

Final Fantasy XV DLC

If you remembered the past news, it was confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will be releasing a dlc costume pack for Noctis and his friends called the Magitek Exosuits. However, recent news states that the suits dlc will be delayed and with a unconfirmed release date. The staff will modify and edit the costumes. Reason being is because it resembles the upcoming Sentai movie Power Rangers (movie comes out in March 24 in USA. July 15 in Japan).

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However, the upcoming Booster Pack will be released on February 21 but without the DLC costumes.

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Gintama Season 3 English Dub added in Crunchyroll

This is a surprise. Known for it’s wackiness and insane action plot, the popular Shonen Jump series Gintama will be getting an English Dub and it will be available in Crunchyroll…BUT there is a catch.

Only season 3 of Gintama will be in English. Season 1 and 2 are in subtitles. Season 3 will cover episodes 266-316. New episodes will be added every Wedsnesday all the way to February.

Story Synopsis:

In a world where aliens have invaded Edo Period Japan, skyscrapers, trains and motor bikes have replaced the simple life of Earth inhabitants. One man however, still carries the soul of a samurai, Gintoki Sakata, otherwise known as Yorozuya Gin-san. As reckless as he is, Gintoki carries his own resolve and is ready to take on any challenge with his fellow companions.

English Cast:

Gintoki Sakata: Michael Daingerfield
Shinpachi Shimura: Cole Howard
Kagura: Jocelyne Loewen
Tae Shimura: Janyse Jaud
Kotaro Katsura: Matt Ellis
Toshiro Hijikata: Michael Adamthwaite
Sogo Okita: Vincent Tong
Isao Kondo: Jason Simpson
Sagaru Yamazaki: Adrian Petriw
Tsukuyo: Marlie Collins
Tatsuma Sakamoto: Andrew Francis
Tama: Chantal Strand
Yagyu Kyubei: Advah Soudak

Special Final Fantasy News

This year marks the 30 years of Final Fantasy. Today, I collected a lot of news regarding to Final Fantasy!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Besides the 30th anniversary to the Final Fantasy franchise, this year on January 31 marks 20 years of Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix unveiled a key image displaying the images of the protagonist Cloud and the antagonist Sephiroth in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. Tetsuya Nomura, well-known for making FF games and Kingdom Hearts, will be working on the game for PS4. The game date is unknown but it will be for PS4 and in multiple game series.

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Square Enix also revealed that the mobile smart phone game Mobius Final Fantasy will be added to PC/steam. Here is what will the game will include according to Anime News Network:

“Project leader Naoki Hamaguchi noted that the PC version will not have compressed assets, so the 3D models will have a higher resolution. The game will also support up to 4K resolution and higher framerates up to 120fps. Players can sync their account between the game’s mobile and PC versions to play and continue progress on either version.”

A collaboration is planned to be added with game where players team up with Cloud and fight Shinra and the Mako Reactors.

Here is what the game is about:

“Created by an all-star development team including producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Nojima – known for their work on the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII and upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is the story of a man who wakes up in a world called Palamecia with no memory of his past. There, he finds himself tasked with bringing hope to the world by unraveling a mysterious prophecy around the legendary warrior of light.”

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As an added bonus to Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix other title Kingdom Hearts paid tribute to the popular game. On the Twitter account, the Kingdom Hearts Twitter posted up a picture of Sora posing like Cloud in front of Yen Sid’s castle. The image pays a homage and reference to the 1997 Playstation 1 cover of Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy XV

If you enjoyed the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, get ready for more Final Fantasy XV goodies!

Announced today, Square Enix announced that they will be releasing Noctis’s friend Gladiolus’ episode DLC. In this DLC, players play as Noctis friend and bodyguard Gladiolus (or Gladio) and go through his adventure and team up with Cor. Cor is an ally to Final Fantasy XV but his appearnace was hidden throughout the game. In this DLC, players will learn more from the expanded story and even encounter the enemy Gilgamesh. Gladiolus Episode is expected to be released on March 28th.

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Another episode is expected to be released but not until June 2017. Players will be able to play as the blond hair shooter Prompto. There is not much about his episode but it will be available this June.

On February 21, another DLC is expected to be released but it’s not an episode. The DLC pack is called the “Booster Pack” or “Booster Pack+”. Just like the Festive Pack, this new DLC will have both a paid and free version. The pack includes a “Power Ranger” like suit called the Magitek Exosuits. These suits will make players stronger, invincible and increase fishing skills but only for a little bit.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Last but not least, Square Enix released details on the upcoming remastered game Final Fantasy XII but it will be under the name Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. The release dates on are here on the image:

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The game is a international remake of Final Fantasy XII with additional features and upgrades. The upgrades include updated backgrounds, character models, and font, as well as movie scenes. The game will also feature both English and Japanese audio tracks, will have 7.1ch surround sound, and will feature the original soundtrack and updated tracks. Players can switch between the two soundtracks in the game’s settings. Additionally, the new game will shorten loading times, add an auto-save function, and improve the high-speed mode. The agme will also include the exclusive Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System game. According to ANN, it will  have a new job system that featured 12 License Boards (instead of one in the original game) representing 12 different jobs. The game also featured a new trial mode, and a new game plus feature, among other upgrades and changes.

That’s all the for the Final Fantasy news!

Last week news: Boruto movie in English! Marvel x Square Enix Avengers game?

With so much that happened last week, I found some juicy news to share!

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Announced this Saturday, the Naruto movie Boruto: The Naruto Movie will finally be in English Dub and made for home DVD and Blu-Ray. Viz Media is in charge of the Dub and license. The movie is set to be released on March 28th. The voice of Boruto (Naruto and Hinata’s son) is done by Amanda Celine Miller; Sarada (Sakura and Sasuke’s daughter) is Cherami Leigh and Mitsuki (a friend to Boruto and Sarada) is Robbie Daymond. Here is the plot for the movie:

With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… And Boruto, Naruto’s talented but impetuous son.
Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only to disappear in front of Boruto’s own eyes.

Speaking of Viz, if you missed out on watching the Sailor Moon R: The Movie that happened 2 weeks ago, you can preorder a copy of the DVD and Blu-Ray. The movie is set to be released on April 18.

Square Enix and Marvel

Announced last week, Square Enix and Marvel made a huge announcement that these two companies are planing a special Marvel Avengers project. This project will be a game featuring the Avengers. Based on the description, the company Crystal Dynamics (well-known for the Tomb Raider series) and developer Eidos-Montréal (Deus Ex) will be involved with the game. It is also noted that besides this game, other games from this collaboration will be releasing as well. The Avengers project game is expected to be announced for 2018!

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Bad News: Sekirei license expires!

Once again. FUNimation has some bad news. We are losing another anime title.

Much like the past anime (Darker than Black, both Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Bacanno!, Birdy the Mighty: Decode), FUNimation will be losing the anime action, harem series Sekirei. The anime license will expire on February 9th. That means, they will stop selling the home DVDs and they won’t be reprinting any more. If you haven’t bought this anime, you better hurry and pick up the complete collection set or the Season sets. The anime has two seasons!

Judging by the cover, it has the Aniplex title on it. I highly recommend anyone in the future to buying more Aniplex anime from FUNimation to ensure to save a copy.

Anime Film news: Sailor Moon and Pokemon Special!

Sailor Moon

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Sailor Moon fans! What did you think of the movie Sailor Moon R: The Movie that premiered in theaters a week ago? I got good news for the fans.

English license company Viz Media announced that the movie Sailor Moon R: The Movie will be screening in Canada! The movie will be screened in theaters on March 1st. If you are in Canada and you want to watch this movie, now it’s your chance to watch this movie and experience Sailor Moon!

Sailor Moon R: The Movie will be in theaters in Canada, March 1st.

Pokemon

I am not sure if I mention this but I will say this now that we are in 2017.

Announced on a variety show, Japan announced that there will be a Pokemon movie special based on the first episode of the anime. The movie is called Pokemon: I Choose You and it will celebrate the 20 years of Pokemon. The movie will be about Satoshi (or Ash) as he begins his quest of being a Pokemon Master. The title is based on the first episode’s title. The movie will premiere in July 15 in Japan.

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Nintendo News: Wii U’s last game and Android games!

Nintendo got some some major news for 2017!

Wii U

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Announced today, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the upcoming video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind will be the last Wii U game for the Nintendo Wii U. However, Fils-Aime also mentioned that they will continue to do online service for games like Mario Kart and Splatoon. The Wii U’s life span will still continue.

Android

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Already released for iOS phones, Nintendo will be releasing the Super Mario game app Super Mario Run for Android devices. Players can pre-register at the Google Play site now. The game will be released for Android on March.

I couldn’t find other news, but Nintendo will also be releasing the game Fire Emblem Heroes for Android and iOS as well. In this game, you, as a summoner, will use characters from the Fire Emblem world and fight your way against the enemy.

The game will be available on February 2nd.