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.

Video Game and Anime news: Sonic Force Character reveal and Fruit Basket Blu-Ray!

Revealed today, Sega releases new information for the upcoming Sonic video game Sonic Force. In the previous trailers, players and fans witnessed a new and original character’s silhouette. Some speculated that it is a new Sonic character joining the series while others joked that it is the retro game character Bubsy from the classic NES and SNES series. Sega has finally revealed that the new character is an original character created by the player!

According to the new information, Sonic Force will allow players to create their own original character and will help Modern and Classic Sonic and fight against Dr. Eggman (or Robotnik). The  feature is called Hero Character Creation and players will be given seven archetypes and each has their own abilities:

  • Bear — Blows away enemies with a homing attack
  • Bird — Flies high with double jump abilities
  • Cat — Keeps one ring after being hit
  • Dog — Restarts with five rings after the player dies
  • Hedgehog — Collects rings when getting damaged
  • Rabbit — Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
  • Wolf — Automatically draws in rings when near them

So far the game doesn’t have a release date but it will come out this holidays for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.

Fruit Basket

Well-known classic along with YuYu Hakusho and Dragon Ball, FUNimation announced that they will be re-releasing the classic anime Fruits Basket for Blu-Ray in August 1st.

This collection titled “Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Edition” will include all 26 episodes, textless opening and ending credits, 12 art cards, interviews, behind the scenes and much more. Here is the anime synopsis:

Life for 16-year-old Tohru is turned upside down when she suddenly loses her mother. Without a home and unwilling to burden her friends, she’s stuck living in a tent. But what she doesn’t realize is she’s on Souma family property and her life is about to get even more complicated when she gets caught up in their big family secret!

If you love Fruits Basket, you should save up for this set.

News: Black Butler expiring license

Sad news for Aniplex anime.

It is confirmed on Thursday that the FUNimation anime Black Butler season 1 license will expire on May 29th. However, it is also mentioned that the other anime like Black Butler II, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Black Butler: Book of Murder will be available especially for streaming.

This is not new for other anime. This sort of events have happened to others like Fullmetal Alchemist, Bacanno!, and Sekirei. If you haven’t got this anime yet, now it’s the time to buy the first season and the rest of the anime before they disappear.

NEWS: Fairy Tail Ending! One Piece port! Parasyte Tribute Manga!

Fairy Tail

Even though I haven’t started the series yet, I know that this series is popular for fans. Mangaka Hiro Mashima revealed in his 61st volume of the manga Fairy Tail that the story will be concluding 2 more volumes!

Also mentioned, Mashima also plans tp work on another new series involving new characters and new worlds.

It’s already old news, but the recent Fairy Tail movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry website confirmed that the manga is already in the last arc.

One Piece

Announced in the 24th issue of the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, the video game One Piece: Unlimited World Red be receiving a PS4 and Nintendo Switch port. The game will also be changed and titled in the name One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition. The game will include all the DLCs in it and an offline 2 player co-op. The game was originally sold in Japan November 2013 for 3DS and June 2014 for PS3, PS Vita and Wii U. The game later later got released for North America in July 14 and Europe got it in June 2014. You can read my old review here. Hopefully we get this game soon.

Parasyte

Manga publisher and license company Kodansha confirmed that they will be releasing the tribute manga to Parasyte called Neo Parayste m (in Japan it’s called Neo Kiseijū). The book is will be out to be sold in November 14 and it will collect 12 short stories done by many authors like Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) and Akira Hiramoto (Prison School). Here is the synopsis to the original Parasyte manga:

The manga takes place in a world where alien beings called Parasites come to Earth and start taking over humans by entering in through their noses and ears and attaching themselves to their brains. One alien called Migi is only able to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi’s right arm, and is unable to control Shinichi completely. Migi and Shinichi learn to co-exist, and the two battle other Parasites who see humans only as food.

The manga even got an anime called Parasyte: the Maxim and it was licensed and dubbed for English from Sentai Filmworks.

Monster Strike news: English version ends in August

Announced on the official site, the app game Monster Strike will be shutting down for the English version in North America. According to the news, the XFLAG staff informs us that the reason why the game is shutting down in North America because the game was not able to reach the “satisfactory level”; the game failed to reach expectations for gamers and fans. However, the staff will be ending the game service with a “bang” with the following dates:

May 2017 – New Transcensions, a new Colossal Quest, and the Tower of Champions will be released
June 2017 – New event series will be rapidly released along with daily and new Impossible Quests
July 2017 – Plentiful login rewards, new event series, daily and new Impossible Quests will be released
July 2nd, 2017 – In-game purchases, new installs, and data recovery will be disabled
August 1st, 2017 – Servers will shutdown

The game will be removed from app stores on July 2nd and it will still be playable until August.

 

News: Yu-Gi-Oh! movie DVD license and Sailor Moon Crystal game boards

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Announced today, American license company Anchor Bay Entertainment will releasing the digitial and DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark side of Dimensions. According to the news, the digital release will be coming out early on June 13 and the physical copies come out on June 27th. The DVDs will have an English and Japanese dub track for those who wants to watch the film in Japanese or English with 4 features in the special features.

Sailor Moon Crystal

Announced yesterday, Dyskami Publishing Company (game board company) announced that they will be working and selling game boards based on the anime Sailor Moon Crystal. As of now, they are doing two games: Sailor Moon Crystal Dice Challenge and Sailor Moon Crystal Truth or Bluff.

Here is game descriptions:

Sailor Moon Crystal Dice Challenge

a dice battle game where players roll different types of polyhedral dice to capture their opponent’s dice. The game goes in rounds, with the first player to win three rounds winning the game. The loser of any round powers up to gain an advantage in the next round. The game is slated for this summer.

Sailor Moon Crystal Truth or Bluff

a tile-passing and bluffing game where players pass tiles to gain Success Tokens while also avoiding the selected End Game condition. The player who fulfills the End Game condition loses, while the player with the greatest number of Success Tokens wins the game. The game is slated for this fall.

Unfortunately, the games will be released on 2018.

Sakura-Con news: Anime Dub and Fate App

First, Happy Resurrection Day! Second, here is some news from Sakura-Con!

FUNimation

I found out this news from a blogger named Takuto’s Tweet in Twitter first and then I had to check at Anime News Network to confirm it and it’s true. Feel free to check out his blog here.

At Sakura-Con, FUNimation announced that they got license to release Kyoto Animation’s anime Hyuoka. This anime is 22 episodes long and the anime director is the same person who did Full Metal Panic Fumoffu and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Here is the plot for the anime:

The story follows a boy named Hōtarō who is not assertive about getting involved, but was ordered by his older sister to join the classic literature club. In the club, he gets close to the truth about an incident, involving a female member’s uncle, which happened 33 years ago. The “energy-saving” boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.

FUNimation states that the first part of the anime will be released on July 4th in DVD with an English Dub.

They also announced another anime to join in the July release. The anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches will be released in DVD with English Dub. Here is the plot:

The story begins when high school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful female honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

Aniplex

Anime from Aniplex of America is also joining the news!

Well-known for making anime fans cry harder than Clannad and Angel Beats, the anime anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day will be receiving an English Dub. Led by voice actor Patrick Seitz (Franky in One Piece, Dio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Isshin from Bleach), the anime already found a cast to play as the characters. It’s unknown when will the anime will be released for DVD or stream.

Aniplex will also be releasing complete Blu-Ray Sets for the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Magi: The Kingdom of Magic for $119.98. Both sets are in English Dub and Sub with textless opening and ending songs.

Fate/Stay Go

Even though this is not another anime news but related, Aniplex of America announced that they will be releasing the app game Fate/Grand Order for U.S. and Canada. This game is well-known for fans especially since they played the JP version. Aniplex announced some updates to the game in regards to players who have access to the JP version such not being able to transfer accounts and keeping up with campaign events. The app is planned to be released in the summer but you can read the details here.

 

Game News: Bayonetta! Musou Stars! Naruto English Dub!

Bayonetta

 

Teased with a countdown in April Fools, Sega recently announced some terrific news for Bayonetta fans.

 

Now with the countdown over, Sega re-released the video game Bayonetta for PC on Steam. This remastered version comes with the following:

  • mouse and keyboard support
  • Japanese and English voice over tracks
  • enhanced resolutions up to 3840×2160
  • the game runs at 60 fps, with cut scenes running at 30 fps

According to IGN, players who buys the game beore April 25th will unlock the Digital Deluxe version for free. This version comes with a soundtrack sampler and enhanced version of the digital art book from the original Climax Edition.

The game was originally for the PS3 and Xbox 360. This was created by Sega and Platinum Games. It got a sequel but it was ported to the Wii U along with the first game. Bayonetta also joined in Super Smash Bros fro 3DS and Wii U.

Musou Stars

To those who didn’t know, Koei Tecmo is creating a game crossover filled with game franchises filled with characters from different series. Here are the game franchsises joining the game: Ninja Gaiden, Nioh, Samurai Warriors, Dyanasty Warriors, Toukiden, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.

It’s been announced that this game under the title as Warriors: All-Stars will be heading to the West for PS4 and PC. The game will come out for West on August 29th and the UK will get the game on Spetember 1.

Here is the description of the game:

Warriors All-Stars begins in a mysterious land brought to the brink of destruction when a magical spring, the source of its power, dries up after its king’s passing. Following a legend that calls for the summoning of champions from other realms in times of dire need, the young princess Tamaki performs a ritual that goes horribly wrong when her powers spiral out of control, scattering the heroes across the domain. Emboldened to restore peace to the world, Tamaki must recruit the best and strongest among these visitors to revitalize the spring – and crown the land’s savior as its new ruler.

Naruto to Boruto

Remember the news of the new Naruto game Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers? I got good news for English fans!

Gamespot recently released an English Dub trailar of the game and it mentions that the game will be for PS4, Xbox One and Steam! However, there is no release date yet.

Sad news: High School of the Dead creator dies

Daisuke Satō, manga creator to the ecchi violent zombie series High School of the Dead and Imperial Guards died on March 22nd. He was 52.

According to ANN, Satō died from ischemic heart disease. His family arranged a funeral service and his younger sister Yuko Shinmyo was the chief mourner.

Previously mentioned, he was the creator of High School of the Dead. The artist for the series was Shoji Sato. He also did Imperial Guards but with Yu Ito.