Anime News: Saint Seiya Live-Action Film and Lupin joins Toonami!

Saint Seiya

This may true or false or good or bad but here is what I saw this morning. According from Anime News Network and from Eiga.com, Masami Kurumada manga series Saint Seiya (or English known as Knights of the Zodiac) will become a Hollywood live-action film. Toei Animation and Chinese distribution company A Really Good Film Company (ARGF) will be co-producing the film. Director Tomasz Bagiński will be in charge of the film along with Kozo Morishita and Yoshiyuki Ikezawa as producer and executive producer.

The story is described in the series here:

The story follows Seiya, a mortal who has trained to earn the sacred cloth of Pegasus. He joins the Saints, a group of fighters who must defend the universe and the reincarnation of the goddess Athena.

Lupin the 3rd

Announced through Twitter and PRWEB.com, the anime series Lupin the 3rd: Part 4 will be joining Toonami on June 17th, 2017. The anime will be English Dubbed by Pioneer dub, the same team who previously did the Dub when Lupin the 3rd was in Adult Swim years ago.

News: Kubo returns to Twitter! Sonic Movie directing team!! Lupin III Part IV!!!

Twitter

After leaving Twitter in September 2015, Bleach creator Tite Kubo returns to the social media Twitter! Even though it’s not a verified account, Yusuke Murata (One-Punch Man character art designer) says that in his Twitter that he has returned. This is the only evidence we have.

The final volume for Bleach will be released in Japan on November 4th. The last volume is number 74.

Sonic

If you haven’t heard the news, Tim Miller (director of Deadpool) left the production for the second film for Deadpool. Instead, he will be working on the live-action/CG film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog. He will be the executive producer while working with the Oscar Nominee director Jeff Fowler (“Gopher Broke”) and script writers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable).

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Lupin III: Part IV

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Announced last night, American anime distributor Discotek Media have licensed the anime series and sequel Lupin III: Part IV. The anime will have an English dub and sub track. The anime was first premiered in October 2015, first it was premiered in Italy August 2015 and then in Crunchyroll in January 2016.

Plot description:

The story of the new series takes place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s. The series open with an invitation to Lupin’s wedding to a new character named Rebecca (played by Yukiyo Fujii in the Japanese version).

New anime and games for 2016

With 2015 coming to an end, it is time to get ready for 2016. As we approach the new year, new anime and video games have been announced and some are unexpected.

Video Games

It has been announced that the game JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven will be heading to North America and Europe in Summer 2016. The game was released in Japan in December 17 for PS3/PS4.

Konami recently announced that there will be three new Yu-Gi-Oh! games and it will be available for smartphones, Nintendo 3DS, and PC. The smartphone game titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be released on Spring 2016 for Android and iOS. The 3DS game is expected to be released in the summer and the PC is the winter.

Anime

Announced in Twitter, the Gurren Lagann franchise posted a link to a website with a “Coming Soon” tagline. It is unknown what is this project and some people speculate it is either an anime reboot or video game.

http://www.gurren-lagann-ps.jp/

 

At Jump Fiesta, it was announced that the manga series D.Gray-man will be having a new anime series in 2016. Also announced but in Young Animal magazine, Kentaro Miura’s manga Berserk will have a new anime in 2016; the promo revealed the main character Guts in his new appearance.

 

Anime DVD Release

Discotek Media recently announced that they licensed the Lupin the Third series 2 (Lupin III: Part II) TV anime and will be releasing the whole anime series in 2016. The set will have 4 discs episodes 80-155 from 1977-1980. According to the company, they stated that they will have the episodes in English Subbed and any episodes that has English Dub already there.