Sword Art Online movie is available in Digital!

https://i0.wp.com/www.aniprop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/maxresdefault-7.jpg

Announced through Twitter, Aniplex of America announced that the anime movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale is available for digital platforms. According to the tweet, you can buy/rent the movie on Prime Videos (Amazon), Xbox. iTunes and Vudu. Someone mentioned if this movie is also coming to Playstation and it will be added later. So, if you want to watch this movie in a quick and convenient manner without paying for a physical copy, you can rely on digital. The movie will be available for users who wants to watch it in English Dub or Subbed.

I checked in iTunes and if you are in North America, the movie costs $14.99 if you want to buy it. Renting the movie will be $4.99.

Advertisements

My Top 5 Anime’s of 2017 I seen: Inspired post by Shay Taree

2017 has been one hectic year for all of us. As we approach the end of 2017 and begin anew for 2018, get ready for new anime series and movies. After watching my blogger friend Shay Taree’s recent video “My Top 5 Anime’s of 2017“, I felt compelled to do a list of anime I enjoyed this year. In this list, I will be sharing you guys what anime I seen this year and what I enjoyed the most. Some of the these anime may not be 2017 but it’s something I personally enjoyed. After you get done reading, go check out Shay’s channel and blog!

5. My Hero Academia season 1

https://i2.wp.com/img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/04c70cc61cd207417a322cad0e01e7fc1490298711_full.jpg

I got into this anime after hearing so much positive reviews from fans. If you like action anime and superheroes like DC comics and Marvel, you will like this anime. In this anime, the story is about people having these special powers called quirks. These quirks are special traits that give people powers and some people use them to become superheroes. The story is about a young boy named Izuku Midoriya who was born without a quirk but he wishes to become a hero like his idol, All Might. After a recent event and encounter with All Might, Midoriya is trained by his hero and signs up with other students at U.A. High School.

This anime has amazing music for the opening and ending songs and I enjoyed the combat. Watching these characters use their powers and face challenges was so good that I was on the edge of my chair.

4. Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

https://fesapusewebsite.blob.core.windows.net/fathom/5a4cae858d5d9088c3d071ed86a34317.jpg

As a way to celebrate 20 years of Pokemon the anime and video game, Japan decided to revamp the first journey of the protagonist Ash and Pikachu. From their first encounter and to test their friendship, Ash and Pikachu start their adventure in Kanto and in search for Ho-oh!

This is movie me and my friend Allie enjoyed seeing. Even though we both agreed that the movie was different compared to the first season of the anime, it was good to see Ash start from the beginning of the series. There was stuff I didn’t really like such as fast pacing moments and they replaced Ash’s key friends Misty and Brock with other characters supposedly playing their roles (one uses water Pokemon and the other is a medic). Still, we both enjoyed the main Pokemon song!

3. One Piece: Film Gold

https://www.rightstufanime.com/images/productImages/704400097027_anime-one-piece-film-gold-movie-dvd-primary.jpg

Being the third film series, Eiichiro Oda takes the helm again and creates an original story for the Straw Hats. After defeating Doflamingo, Luffy and his friends arrive to the city of gold called Gran Tesoro. In this Las Vegas like island ship, Luffy and his friends discover a dark secret behind the owner, Gild Tesoro, of the island and must find a way to save Zoro from being a golden prisoner. GIld Tesoro is the owner and he has the power to turn anything gold! It’s Rubber vs Gold!

This is actually my first ever One Piece Film I seen. I missed out on watching Film Strong World and Z. Aside from that, I really enjoyed the English from Funimation. It has been a long time since I heard the cast in English and the last time I saw English Dub One Piece was in Toonami; however, the anime was removed from Toonami and replaced with other series. This film was beautiful and epic and seeing Luffy fight was an eye catcher. I did enjoy the music in the beginning of the movie.

2. Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Darkside of Dimensions

https://de1imrko8s7v6.cloudfront.net/movies/posters/ygo_darkside_of_dimensions_poster_v2_us_full_1481146634.jpg

Taking place after the events of the story, Yugi and his friends prepare to graduate high school. Meanwhile, Seto Kaiba tries to find ways to bring back the Pharaoh Atem from the spirit world. However, this attracts the antagonist Aigami (real name Diva) and once again, Yugi must return to dueling to stop both Kaiba and Diva. Diva goal is to rid the world of evil and corruption but Yugi must stop him before he takes over the world. This movie was done by the creator of the manga Kazuki Takashi.

Just like Pokemon, this movie is another thing Allison and I enjoyed the most. What was amazing this movie was the English Dub. If you don’t know what I mean, the cast of the English Dub is from 4Kids and even the anime was done, the original cast came back after all these years played the role of the characters. In a funny way, it is like a reunion of our childhood. Allie and I saw the characters grow up and act like the usual habits like the Saturday morning shows.

1. Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

https://i1.wp.com/www.otakutale.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Sword-Art-Online-Ordinal-Scale-Blu-ray-DVD-Case-Front.jpg

Taking place after Season 2 and Mother Rosario, a new gaming experience called Ordinal Scale shows up and players with the Augma can play games in AR! Kirito and his friends play in the real word in a virtual reality simulation. Even though Kirito doesn’t enjoy it, Asuna takes the spotlight of the movie and shows off her skills. However, the movie takes a turn to the worse when someone is attacking survivors from the SAO incident. It’s up to Kirito to find out what is the true purpose of Ordinal Scale and why recreate the monsters from Sword Art Online. The movis was done by the light novel auther Reki Kawahara.

If you knew me, I love Sword Art Online. When I first heard about this movie, I was hyped. When Shay did a video giveaway for tickets to Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, I immediately entered. I didn’t win but thanks to God, I got picked and I won.

I went to see the movie it was released and I only saw it in English Subbed. I also got to watch it with my friend Allie. We enjoyed every moment of the movie. This movie had tons of Asuna action and it had an amazing LiSA song. More importantly, this was my first time watching an anime movie on the big screen and being surrounded by SAO fans. I didn’t experience this alone. It was the best time of my life.

These are my top 5 anime I enjoyed in  2017. Please go and check out Allie’s blog at her site. Allie, you are reading this post, I want to say that after everything we been through in 2017 and whenever talked about anime, let’s do it again for 2018. As a knight of my word, let me stay with you my queen! God bless you Allison.

Please support my blog by donating at my Ko-fi page: http://ko-fi.com/H2H45DBY

Anime/Manga News: Jack Skellington, Kenshin, Outlaw Star and Sword Art Online?!

The Nightmare Before Christmas manga sequel!

If you like Tim Burton’s movies, you may have remember the classic Disney animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s been announced by manga company Tokyopop that they are planning to do a special manga sequel to the beloved 1993 movie. The sequel will be called the Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey. The story will focus on the ghost dog Zero and the story is about him getting lost in Christmas Town and Jack must go and find him. The manga will be led by DJ Milky  (pseudonym for Stu Levy and founder of Tokyopop) and the art will be from Studio DICE, they also did the manga art of Beauty and the Beast. The manga will be out in Spring 2018 with two different formats: a black-in-white pocket sized volume and full color paperback formats.

Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc

Revealed in a September issue in Japan, the upcoming manga series Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc will begin in September 4th. The protagonist will star as Kenshin yet again and the manga arc will have 5 arcs.

Outlaw Star joins Toonami

Recently announced, Toonami will be ending the anime series Ghost of the Shell and replacing the slot is the classic anime series Outlaw Star. The anime will be joining Toonami in August 19th, 2:30 a.m.

Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale gets novel sequel in Japan copies!

Remember the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale? Aniplex announced that in the Japanese Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray copies of the movie will have a novel that takes place 8 days later after the movie written by Reki Kawahara himself and character designer abec. The novel sequel is called Sword Art Online: Cordial Code. Here is the plot synopsis:

The sequel story is set eight days after the “Ordinal Scale” incident told in the film. Kirito finally decides to retire from Ordinal Scale, and when he starts initializing the data, he receives a new message from Yuna for her desktop mascot app. Kirito automatically tries to install it and to say good-by to the AR idol, but she says, “Kirito, help me.” with mysterious gestures. Is this just a gimmick of the app, or…? To find out the truth, Kirito goes to see a man.

Currently in Japan, the movie is set to be released in September 27th for home DVDs.

News: Upcoming Rurouni Kenshin manga arc! Sword Art Online movie English Dub

Rurouni Kenshin

English license company Viz Media posted up an English-Subtitled interview of Hisashi Sasaski (vice president for global Shonen Jump at Viz Media and former editor-in-chief of Shueshia’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine). In the interview, he mentions his experience as editor to Rurouni Kenshin Nobuhiro Watsuki. In this news however, it appears that he and Watsuki are meeting together again for an upcoming arc for the Rurouni Kenshin manga. The new arc is called the “Hokkaido Arc”. The new series will have 5 arcs. The manga will be published in the spring.

Recently, he and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki have worked together to release a two-chapter prologue to the arc called Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc Prologue: The Criminal Ashitaro.

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

If you enjoyed the Sword Art Online movie Ordinal Scale and you want more, I got some news for you. Recently tweeted, the Sword Art Online Twitter page announced that fans can experience the anime again but with English Dub. If you love the movie with the Japanese actors but you like actors like Bryce Papenbrook and Cherami Leigh, you can watch it again. The English Dub movie will be on April 22nd.

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie review and experience

[official site synopsis]

In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba. Called NerveGear, it was the first full-dive system and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.
In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.
Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…

Story is created by original author Reki Kawahara

Director is Tomohiko Itoh

(may have some spoilers but I will keep it a minimum)

Continue reading

News Updated: Attack on Titan Season 2! Sword Art Online film!!

As we approach the end of 2016, we, as anime fans, must prepare for great things for 2017.

Attack on Titan

Revealed in the Japanese version of the Attack on Titan vol. 21 manga jacket, the long awaited second season of Attack on Titan will premiere on April 2017.

The second season was originally going to be released for 2016 but it got delayed for 2017.

attack-on-titan-news_xlarge_singeki_main

Sword Art Online

Announced today, the upcoming film “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale” will be premeired in the United States theaters on March 9, 2017. However, Aniplex of America will be hosting a special premeire at Hollywood, California on March 1, 2017.

sao-new-kv-sword-art-online

Movie News: Sailor Moon R and Sword Art Online!

2017 will be busy with some anime films! One is Sailor Moon R and the other is Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.

Sailor Moon R

Announced at the official Sailor Moon livestream event, Moonlight Party livestream, Viz Media will be working with production film Eleven Arts and will be screening the Sailor Moon R: The Movie (or also called Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose). The movie will be in theaters in the United States in January. The film will also include the anime short “Make Up! Sailor Guardians” ( or Make Up! Sailor Senshi) and both film and short will be in English Dub and Sub. Fans will have the option to watch one or the other. Fans who also goes to the theaters will be given special gifts while supplies last!

Sword Art Online

Also announced at a livestream, Aniplex of America announced more news of the upcoming film Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. Aniplex announced that the film will get an early premiere on March 1st if you watch the film at Hollywood, California. The movie will be screened at the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. Tickets go on sale on November 15th PST.

 

Sword Art Online news: Wordwide movie release! New app game for the West!

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

With the news of the film’s release date and introduction to new characters, we are given more exciting news! Publisher Kadokawa announced today the upcoming film Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale will be released to theaters wordwide on February 18, 2017! There are yet for full details but the staff informed that the movie will be premiered in 1,000 theaters all over the world.

Sword Art Online app

Besides the upcoming film, we have more Sword Art Online news but this is for mobile phones!

Video game company Bandai Namco Entertainment recently streamed a video trailer of a new app game called Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag. The game is available for iOS and Android phones. The video trailer reveals that this game will be playable in the West. The free game was recently released in Japan in August 31.

game description:

The side-scroll-type action RPG features both the television show’s story and an original story. It supports online co-operative play.

Bandai Namco Entertainment is holding a preregistration campaign where all customers preregistering will receive in-game gifts. The number of bonuses will depend on the number of preregistered users. The rewards include five memory diamonds, apron and kitchen knife equipment, and Asuna in a camisole.