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
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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.

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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