Toonami News: My Hero Academia joins Toonami!

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Announced today on Twitter from Funimation and Toonami, it has been revealed that the insanely popular Shonen Jump anime My Hero Academia will finally be joining Toonami! Confirmed by FUNimation, the company that license the English Dub, My Hero Academia will be on TV on May 5th.

This will be another Shone Jump title joining Toonami. The SJ anime that is currently on Toonami is Black Clover, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade, Hunter x Hunter, Dragon Ball (Kai Final Chapter and Super), and Naruto Shippuden. If you like My Hero Academia and you like watching it on English Dub, mark your calendars!

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Dragon Ball news: 2018 teaser film and new app game!

It’s already been announced by FUNimation and Toei Animation, a Dragon Ball Super movie is set to be released in theaters in December 14th, 2018. Today on Twitter, Toei Animation released a teaser trailer of the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie. The movie animation is different than the anime and it appears to have Goku against a mysterious Saiyan warrior. In my opinion, this looks like his father Bardock, but it’s unknown if it is true. The movie will be directed by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama and the story will involve about the Saiyan’s true power and Frieza is expected to come back. Here’s the teaser:

Recently Announced by Bandai Namco of Entertainment, a new Dragon Ball mobile game is set to be released this upcoming summer. According to Twitter, this game will be played with simple controls such as playing with only one hand and an original character made by Akira Toriyama will be in it. The game will allow players from all over the world to fight each other online whether you are in America, Japan, Europe or other country. This new game is called Dragon Ball Legends and it will be available to play for Android and Apple users.

Funimation plans to release Re:Zero home video release

Announced at a panel, FUNimation announced that they will be in charge of releasing home video (DVDs) of the anime Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World –. It’s been set that the first set of DVDs will be released in the summer and it will be set as Season 1 Part 1.

The anime started in Japan in April 2016 and ran for 25 episodes. It’s based on the light novel and it was created by  the author Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator  Shinichirou Otsuka.

Anime Synopsis:

The story follows Subaru Natsuki, an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world and rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.

Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-17/funimation-announces-re-zero-home-video-release/.127900

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Toonami News: New anime Black Clover joins line-up schedule

If you watch Toonami like me, you better add another show to the DVR. Announced earlier today, the popular Shonen Jump series, Black Clover will be joining Toonami. The anime was released in Japan on October 3rd and it didn’t take long until FUNimation got the rights for the English Dub. With the anime growing in popularity in the manga and anime, Toonami wants to increase it more by making join the schedule. They also updated the schedule; the anime will premiere after Dragon Ball Z Kai and before JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders. The anime will be on TV at December 2nd in English.

  • 10:30pm – Dragon Ball Super
  • 11:00pm – Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters
  • 11:30pm – Black Clover
  • 12:00am – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
  • 12:30am – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • 1:00am – Hunter x Hunter
  • 1:30am – Lupin the 3rd
  • 2:00am – Naruto: Shippuden
  • 2:30am – Outlaw Star
  • 3:00am – Cowboy Bebop
  • 3:30am – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG

News: One Piece Switch Port and FUNimation dub new anime

One Piece

Released in 2015, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 will return and will be re-released for the Nintendo Switch in Japan. According to Bandai Namco of Entertainment, the Switch Port of the game will include all the DLC inside the game unlike the PS4, PS3 and Steam version. This is only in Japan but if it comes to North America and Europe, Switch players will be able to play this game with everything included.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is a video game published by Bandai Namco of Entertainment and developed by Omega Force. The game plays like a Dynasty Warriors game but with One Piece characters. The game story will go all the way up to the Dressrosa arc. The game was originally released for PS3, PS4 and Steam in Japan, America and Europe.

FUNimation

Recently announced today, FUNimation got the license to dub two different anime. These two will be dubbed and streamed for fans. FUNi got the license to Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World – and the anime English Dub will begin on Thursday 4 pm EDT. They also got the license and Dub rights to the recent and popular Shonen Jump anime Black Clover. The Dub anime will be streamed on October 29th 4 pm EDT.

Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World synopsis:

In an imperfect world, the stories make it beautiful. Meet Kino, a traveler exploring beyond the boundaries into unknown mystical places! With only her guns and talking motorcycle, Hermes, by her side, she learns about unique people and their customs through the fascinating stories they weave. But to see everything, she can only spare three days in each land before moving on to the next adventure.

Black Clover Synopsis:

In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder’s magic. Asta’s is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent’s spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option!

My Hero Academia Season 1 Review (Spoiler-Free)

(Rightstuf synopsis)

It’s an exciting age of heroes, where most people develop supernatural abilities known as Quirks. Bright-eyed kids like Izuku Midoriya—Deku for short—dream of the day they become champions of the people. There’s just one little problem standing in Deku’s way. In a world full of heroes, he’s Quirkless. Crushed, but not down for the count, this superhero-fanboy dedicates his time to studying the pros in hopes that he, too, can join a prestigious high school for heroes. In the face of despair, Deku’s courage catches the eye of his ultimate idol, the symbol of justice known as All Might! With special training from the big guy himself, Deku and the talented first-years of the academy may finally have a shot at achieving their dreams. But these amateurs are put to the test of a lifetime when routine training becomes a battle against real villains!

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Unboxing – My Hero Academia Season 1 Limited Edition

Hello everyone, this is Matthew and I am here to write another special unbox post on one of my anime DVDs. In this post, I will be sharing the details on my copy of the limited edition of My Hero Academia Season 1. I got this DVD for a real good price during a sale from Rightstuf when they were having those Mega Deal days in the summer; I got it for about $35. This post will be short and I won’t spoil the anime.

The limited edition came in with a plastic wrap which contained the cardboard DVD/Blu-Ray boxset. Wrapped with the box is a replica of Izuku Midoriya’s notebook in which contains the superhero All Might’s signature. The notebook does not fit in the box since it is occupied with two DVD cases and an artbook. The case for the set is contained with hardcover case slip and it has inside, two DVD cases with both DVD and Blu-Ray discs. In one of the cases, it has a small keychain of the protagonist Izuku Midoriya. Along with set, it also has an artbook of the anime characters. It’s a book which shows the characters appearance and color and sketches.

Overall, the limited edition has both formats for viewing pleasures, a notebook with an autograph of All Might, an artbook and a keychain. If this set goes on sale again, I recommend getting this copy instead of the standard version.

 

 

Anime News: Pokemon movie in International Theaters! Sony and Funimation!

Pokemon

Announced yesterday, the Pokemon Company International announced that the 20th Anniversary movie Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You will be released in international theaters besides Japan. The movie will be in select theaters in November 5th and 6th. Here is the movie synopsis:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.

Sony

Announced yesterday as well, Sony and Funimation both agreed to form a partnership and Sony will be buying a majority of Funimation Majority Stake. As of now, this new change has not affected the business of Funimation and it’s unknown what will happen in the future. Funimation has posted a FAQ section on the site in regards to the new change.

Sekirei Pure Engagement (Season 2) (Possible Spoilers!)

Rightstuf describes it:

A clandestine organization known as the MBI has issued an edict that threatens to end the lives of Minato and his luscious companions once and for all! The cutthroat organization’s Sekirei Plan will force all busty brawlers and their masters to engage in a flesh-baring fight to the finish. Only one amazing pair will be left standing when this curvaceous cavalcade of carnage has come to a conclusion. Does Minato have what it takes to survive the bombastic barrage of breast-jiggling blows coming his way?

(May contain spoilers if you have not seen the first season. I will keep the spoilers a minimum.)

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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.