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.

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.

 

 

Sekirei (season 1) review

Rightstuf describes it:

Minato had no luck with the ladies until the day a well-rounded warrior-babe named Musubi fell into his life – and crushed his face with her ginormous cleavage. Hunted by a stunning pair of twin sisters, Musubi was searching for the right guy to give her a squeeze and unlock the hidden powers lurking beneath her ample assets. Minato fits the bill, and now he’s caught in the middle of a supernatural slugfest in which voluptuous vixens take turns beating each others’ clothes off!

(No spoilers)

(The DVD I owned is not from Madman Entertainment if you are wondering. I just found this wallpaper and wanted to use it.)

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Anime News: Black Clover anime and Tokyo Ghoul live action film

Black Clover

Revealed in the 28th issue of the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, anime director Tatsuya Yoshihara (well-known for directing anime like Monster Musume and Yatterman Night) will  be directing Yūki Tabata’s manga series Black Clover. If you didn’t know about this series, Black Clover is also in the English Shonen Jump as well.

Here is synopsis in the first volume of the book:

Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem-he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure-Asta will never give up! Young Asta was born with no magic ability in a world where magic is everything. In order to prove his strength and keep a promise with his friend, Asta dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the land, the Wizard King!

Tokyo Ghoul

FUNimation is well known for licensing live-action films like the Rurouni Kenshin and Attack on Titan, and now today, they will be licensing the live-action adaptation to Tokyo Ghoul. They will be in charge of the English Subtitles as the movie will be in Japanese. The movie will have well-known live-actors such as from Death Note and even voice actors from One Piece. There are many people involved in the movie and it will be in the hyperlink. The movie is expected to be in theaters in July 29th in Japan.

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.

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.