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.
Dragon Ball Super
If you already heard from Twitter or other places and you think this is a dream, this is for real. Announced today, FUNimation Entertainment (English anime license owner and distributer) finally got the license to stream and own Dragon Ball Super. With an agreement with Toei Animation and the anime will be shared for United States and Canada. This also means FUNimation will be in charge of streaming. digital downloads, home DVDs, merchandise and broadcasting. FUNimation will reveal more news in regards to broadcast dubs later in the future.
Revealed today, Bleach volume 74 revealed that there will be two planned novels for the series Bleach. The novels will focus on some of the characters and they will be written by different authors. The first novel will focus on Rukia and Renji and it will be slated for release on December. The author of the novel will be done by Makoto Matsubara.
The second novel will focus on Shūhei Hisagi and his secret battle. The novel will be released in 2017 and it will be done by Ryohgo Narita (the same person who did Durarara!! and Baccano!).