Dragon Ball FighterZ Closed Beta delayed!

Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works recently announced yesterday that the Beta for the upcoming Dragon Ball video game Dragon Ball FighterZ will be delayed. According to the FaceBook account, the company saw that people were anticipated to play the game and they decided to expand the enjoyment by delaying the sign ups by adding more availability for more players. The sign-up for the Beta was originally today but now it will be on August 22nd. The Beta game will begin on September 16-18.

So far, here are the playable characters:

  • Goku (Super Saiyan)
  • Vegeta (Super Saiyan)
  • Teen Gohan (Super Saiyan 2)
  • Future Trunks (Super Saiyan)
  • Frieza (Final Form, Gold Frieza)
  • Cell (Perfect)
  • Majin Buu (Fat)
  • Krillin
  • Piccolo

Archie Sonic comic ends and new partnership with IDW.

Via Den of Geek

After 24 years of publication, the American comic publishers Archie Comics will be ending Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic books. The partnership of Archie Comics and Sega will be ending and no more Sonic comics will continue. Unfortunately as well, this cancellation news happened and the comics has not even reached issue #300. This means also that fans will no longer get these titles:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic Universe
  • Sonic Mega Drive

Here is what Sega said in tweet:

However, despite of this and possible silver lining in the negatives, comic publisher IDW will be forming a partnership with Sega and will continue to produce the Sonic comics. IDW is known for publishing titles such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony and Transformers. It’s unknown if they will continue with the available characters (Sally, Snively, or other original characters) or start out fresh.

One Piece becomes Live-Action

Via Crunchyroll + Anime News Network

As part of the 20th anniversary, the popular manga series One Piece will become a live-action Hollywood TV series. It will be worked by Tomorrow Studios and producer Marty Adelstein (Teen Wolf, Prison Break). Eiichiro Oda, manga author of One Piece left a message to studios in regards to sticking to the original story and concern of fans:

This is the person and studios who are also working on the live-action Cowboy Bebop TV series.

D23 news: Kingdom Hearts III new updates!

Hello good people, I got some news from D23 in regards to Kingdom Hearts III. All the news came from IGN, Game Informer and Twitter user Crash Maku Fantasy @RedMakuzawa  .

Toy Story

This Saturday, Square Enix released a new gameplay trailer of Kingdom Hearts III. The trailer revealed Sora demonstrating news moves like using the Guardian form and also teaming up with Hercules in Mount Olympus. The biggest highlight of the trailer revealed a Toy Story World! Sora, Donald and Goofy becomes toys and they help Woody and Buzz find Andy and their missing friends and stop the Heartless and the return of Young Xehanort. This is so far the only Pixar world in Kingdom Hearts.

This is random but relevant news, but Kingdom Hearts II had some codes inside that they were planning to have Woody and Buzz as summon characters but they were removed last minute.

Kingdom Hearts III and HD collection in Switch and Xbox?

Game director Tetsuya Nomura mentions at the D23 that the possibility of Kingdom Hearts III, 1.5+2.5, and 2.8 could be available for Nintendo Switch maybe after they get they release Kingdom Hearts III for Xbox One and PS4. He also mentioned that the following games besides III could get ported for Xbox One as well. However, a Switch release is not a definite answer and it is only a possibility. Here is what Nomura said:

“The Nintendo Switch is definitely a very interesting piece of hardware, but if we lightly say, ‘Oh yeah, we’ll be on the Nintendo Switch,’ I’m sure people will come back and say, ‘But what about the PS4 and Xbox One? We want them out first. Don’t focus on other platforms,’” Nomura told IGN. “So for now, we want to focus on what platforms we’ve already announced we’re going to be releasing Kingdom Hearts 3 on. And so after, perhaps, maybe we can start thinking about other possibilities.”

So in short, Kingdom Hearts III must be released for PS4 and Xbox One first before they tackle on Switch or any other previous titles.

Other playable characters for Kingdom Hearts III?

Kingdom Hearts is well-known for a diverse cast of characters. Besides playing only as Sora, players can sometimes play as Riku, Roxas, Aqua or others; however, today’s recent update reveal some exciting news. Tetsuya Nomura hinted that other characters can be playable besides Sora. Also revealed, the game will have up to five characters joining the party. It was first introduced in the Orchestra trailer, with Sora, Donald, Goofy and Hercules, and now revealed in the Toy Story trailer, players will have many characters helping the player. The video showed Sora, Donald, Goofy, Woody and Buzz working together.

Gummi Ship is back!

Confirmed by the director, the Gummi Ship returns for the game. The Gummi Ship gameplay has not been revealed but it is back. It’s unsure how will it play. In the past games like KHI and II, players use it to travel to different worlds, shoot enemies and even customize their ship.

Be sure to follow @RedMakuzawa for Square Enix news like Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XV or other Sqare Enix titles.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST (I forgot to mention this) the trailer ends with the possibility of a release date. Kingdom Hearts III might be released for 2018.

News: FFXV DLC, New Game! Dub, Lupin III in theaters!

Final Fantasy XV

Remember this picture above? I got some news about it. Square Enix announced that the Magitek Exosuit DLC will be back and be available for download for free this month as an update. If you didn’t know, this DLC costume was going to be with Booster Pack DLC way back in February but it was pulled off because the costumes looked stikingly familiar to the recent Power Rangers film in March. Square Enix mentioned that these costumes will be changed and modified to avoid copyright conflicts.

New Game!

The popular moe anime New Game! will finally be getting English Dub. FUNimation announced that they will be dubbing the anime in English with directors like Caitlin Glass and Gliford Chapin. The characters already have the voice actor/actress and FUNimation also announced that will be releasing the first 6 episodes today and Episode 7-12 will be on July 28. There are no news on the second season yet. Here is the anime synopsis:

In the original New Game! workplace manga by Shōtarō Tokunō, the main character Aoba Suzukaze graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company.

Lupin III

If you Lupin III and you also like Hayao Miyazaki, I got good news. Fathom Events announced yesterday that they will be screening the 1979 anime film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro on September 14th and 19th. The movie will be in English Dub while some may play in sub. The local screen time is 7:00 PM. Tickets will be on sale on August 18th.

Naruto news: Naruto Legacy game and new Boruto anime!

Here is some juicy Naruto news!

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that the upcoming Naruto collection game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy game will be released on August 25th for PS4, Xbox One and Stream. The game will be available in physical in all Americas except for the Brazil version. The price of the set will be $79.99 with the steel case and art book. This will also have a special Boruto anime in which was premiered in Jump Special Anime Festa in Nov/Dec. The game set will have the following:

  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 1
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

If you don’t want this game set, Bandai Namco Entertainment will also release Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy in which will include the first 3 games instead.

In the 32nd issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump magazine, the issue revealed that the anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generation will be entering a new arc based on the single volume one-shot Naruto the Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring. The arc will premier this month. If you don’t know what it is, read the synopsis from Viz Media, it involves Sarada and the truth about her parents:

Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. Then he channeled that energy into learning amazing ninja techniques and saving the world! Now Naruto has achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But new troubles are bubbling up in the shinobi world…

With the world now safe and the ninja villages working together, Naruto’s work as Hokage seems pretty mundane. Giving his son, Boruto, enough attention is the toughest task he has. But then Sasuke uncovers a conspiracy that may involve surviving members of the Uchiha clan. And at the same time, Sarada is begins to have doubts about the truth of her origins.

News: Bleach Live-Action date and Gurren Lagann’s “announcement”

Revealed in Twitter, the live-adaptation to Tite Kubo’s series Bleach will be slated for theater release in 2018 in the summer. The account also revealed that more information will come in this Friday.

Gurren Lagann

Previously mentioned, the Twitter account for Gurren Lagann stated that they will announce a surprise for fans on July 5th. Now that we are in July 6th, we finally see the surprise news and its….

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AX News Announcements

If you have been unable to go to Anime Expo like me but you have been following the news, I will be announcing some exciting news in which may peak your interest. Just a heads up, if I missed anything, please comment down below and leave links so people can be informed as well. I won’t be able to get every news so feel free to help expand.

Aniplex of America

At the panel Aniplex of America announced that they will be releasing the home videos of the both anime Fate/Grand Order: First Order OVA and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga.

Preoders will begin on July 5th for Fate/Grand Order: First Order OVA with the store price of $69.98 for Blu-Ray. The anime will be have English Sub and Dub, a booklet, soundtrack and other extras. Here is the synopsis:

The year is AD 2017
The last era in which magecraft still thrived.
The Chaldea Security Organization was founded to focus on preserving the continuation of human history. They observe a world which magecraft couldn’t observe and science couldn’t measure all to prevent the certain extinction of humanity. But one day, the future that Chaldea continued to observe disappears and humanity’s extinction in 2019 becomes clear. Rather, it had already happened.
The cause seems to be related to Fuyuki, a provincial town in Japan, in the year AD 2004. There, an “unobservable region” that had not existed before appears.
Based on the assumption that Fuyuki is the reason for humanity’s extinction, Chaldea issues an order to explore, investigate, and possibly destroy this singularity – a quest for the Holy Grail: the Grand Order.

Also announced is Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. Aniplex will release the anime in two sets with the option to pay for DVD or Blu-Ray sets. The first set will be released on November 14, 2017 and the second set will be on February 13, 2018. The DVD will be priced as $29.96 and the Blu-Ray will be $59.96. The sets will each have bonus content. Here is the anime 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?

Sentai Filmworks

English anime company Sentai Filmworks announced at their panel in regards to English Dub anime. Here is the following anime that will receive English Dubs.

  • Haikyu!!
  • Flip Flappers
  • Tanaka-kun is always Listless
  • Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
  • Squid Girl Season 2

FLCL

The classic and crazy anime FLCL (pronounced as FOOLY COOLY) returns and it’s coming back with two sequels. Production I.G announced that they will be making a FLCL 2 and FLCL 3 and it will be released in 2018. Both anime will have 6 episodes like the previous anime and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Japanese Rock band The Pillows will return along with a new staff. Here is the synopsis from Adult Swim:

In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day when a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock.

But why did Haruko return to Earth? What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 she left with Naota? And where did the human-type robot ‘Canti’ go?

FUNimation

FUNimation announced at their panel that they will be releasing some DVDs and Blu-Ray sets for certain anime. First they plan to release the anime Orange, The Testament of Sister New Devil (also includes season 2 BURST) and your name.

your name. is set to be release sometime this year with a “final” version of the movie with edits different from the theatical version supervised by the director Makoto Shinkai.

Funimation will also release the anime Rosario Vampire in Blu-Ray, Speed Racer with the original English Subtitles and Japanese Dub, and the third season of D.Gray-Man.

That’s all I have for now. Feel free to comment down below your thoughts and opinions.

Toonami News – JoJo Part 3 and IBO joins Toonami!

Not just one but two new anime are joining Toonami but these are very familiar if you seen them from the first season!

In July 29th, the anime JoJo Bizarre Adventure returns but it will be part 3 “Stardust Crusaders” joining the line up. The main character will be the 17-year old Jotaro Kujo along with the returning “JoJo” Joseph Joestar and they must fight an old enemy from the same ancestor, the vampire Dio Brando.

In October, the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans returns but with an English Dub of Season 2. The anime will be back in Toonami with JoJo Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders.

In addition to IBO joining Toonami, the anime company FUNimation confirmed at AX that they officially licensed the anime Iron-Blooded Orphans for both and they will release both sets later this year.

 

 

Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis Teaser!

While others have to wait for Episode Prompto to be released and downloaded, other gamers across the globe already got the DLC and even finished it. Those who finished the game are given a teaser trailer for the next Episode DLC, Episode Ignis. The teaser trailer reveals that the game DLC will be released on December this year. The trailer reveals a pinned down Ignis with the Imperial Army surrounding him with Ardyn.