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.

Friday Funny Ep. 28: Happy Halloween!

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! Tomorrow is Halloween and it’s the time of year to get candy and spooked. If you’re not into dressing up, you can also stay home and watch a scary movie or two. To those who will be watching Toonami, there will be a marathon of Akame ga Kill instead of shows like Dragon Ball Z Kai, Parasyte, or One Piece. It will start from 12:00am to 3:00am and the episodes will begin from episode 3 to 11. If you are not in the mood to watch Akame ga Kill and want to watch something scary (or silly) check out anime Highschool of the Dead or Hellsing or check out Lita’s Top Ten anime Halloween recommendations for your choice of creepy anime. Last but not least, November 1 is Day Light Savings. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks! And without further delay, time to get spooked!

Warning: This will be filled with too laughs and creeps. You have been warned!

Here are some more creepy stuff!

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Happy Halloween to all and have a safe night!