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.

Toonami News: Tokyo Ghoul replaces One Piece

If the news is true and no mistake, this is happening.

Announced early this morning, Toonami announced on their Facebook that starting on March 25th, the long Shonen series One Piece will be replaced with the anime Tokyo Ghoul. Tokyo Ghoul will be taking its spot and if One Piece is taken off, that we will not be getting the Sabaody Archipelago arc on TV.

Here’s a random fact, One Piece joined Toonami on May 2013 starting episode 207.

TGIF Friday Funny 90: New Year! Newly Weds!!

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Thank God it’s Friday! I’m Matthew and welcome to this important and blessed Friday! What makes this day great? As a way to start this new year of 2017, I would to announce that Saturday, December 7th will be my sister’s wedding. She’s finally getting married and I can’t help but feel happy for her. After three years of dating with her fiancee, these two love bird decided to tie the knots and become a family of their own. After all my years of hanging out her fiancee, I can’t help but feel blessed; he is a cool guy and he really feels great to have an older brother. Saturday will be a major life changing moment in not only their lives but ours. As they leave and become their own family, we will continue to stay close together and expand the family!

Aside from my life, here is a quick recap news for anime fans. In Toonami, since we’re not getting Iron-Blooded Orphans season 2 any time soon, we are, instead, getting the updated anime Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096. You can read the plot here but this anime is updated adaptation to the classic Japanese OVA. Not one but two new anime series are joining Toonami but all under the same title. Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters are joining Toonami. After the long wait, FUNimation will be broadcasting the anime with the veteran English Dub cast and updated actors and animation. Super takes place after the events of Majin Buu and it’s the anime adaptation to the original movies like Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ with a large plot and new characters. The Final Chapter is the Kai version of the classic Majin Buu Saga without the fillers. Last but not least, the long return of the popular series Blue Exorcist returns! Under the name, Blue Exorcist – Kyoto Saga –, the main protagonist Rin Okumura and his younger twin brother Yukio and his classmates return to slay more demons. However, based on the original manga arc The Impure King Arc, Rin will once again go through trials as he make sacrifices and must learn the responsibilities of his demonic powers if he wishes to save his friends. This anime return will follow the manga and will bring back the previous voice actors.

With all this said, let’s start this new year!

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To end this post, here are some videos that relate to this wedding event!

I was also the one who gave Anime Reviewer Girl the idea topic discussion for anime themed weddings. Thank you Shay for doing this to topic! Comment on your idea wedding at her blog and video.

To end this post completely:

Goodbye!

God bless you, my sister Vanessa and my new Brother-in-law Alex!

Dragon Ball News! Super and Buu Kai at Toonami!!

Starting off with a Big Bang, FUNimation has announced not one but TWO big news regarding to Dragon Ball!

Dragon Ball Super

With recent news of the anime being dubbed in English Dub and spread out to the rest of the world, FUNimation, Toei Animation and Adult Swim announced that they will be allowed to broadcast the first season of the long awaited anime Dragon Ball Super on Toonami. The anime will begin on January 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. EST and 11:30 p.m. EST.

Dragon Ball Z Kai

If you thought this was only news, there is still room for one more!

Also announced by FUNimation and Adult Swim, Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai will be in English Dub and will also be in Toonami. The anime will be under the titled as “Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters“. The anime will also be premiered on Saturday, January 7 at 12:00 a.m. EST. This anime will cover the last saga of the Dragon Ball Z story. The previous anime Dragon Ball Z Kai ended at the conclusion of the Cell Saga.

Here is the cast for Dragon Ball Z Kai:

  • Kyle Hebert as Gohan
  • Doc Morgan as Narrator
  • Alexis Tipton as Erasa
  • Kara Edwards as Videl
  • Duncan Brannan as Sharpner
  • Sean Schemmel as Goku
  • Dameon Clarke as Cell
  • Jeremy Inman as Android 16
  • Chris Ayres as Frieza
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard as Young Gohan
  • Sean Schemmel as King Kai
  • Monica Rial as Bulma
  • Cynthia Cranz as Chi-Chi
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Vegeta
  • Charlie Campbell as Mayor
  • Phil Parsons as Rock
  • Kara Edwards as Goten
  • J. Michael Tatum as Musuka
  • Chuck Huber as Strongman
  • Mike McFarland as Toto
  • Monica Rial as Chobi
  • Rawly Pickens as Mrs. Toto
  • Jason Douglas as South Kai
  • Linda Young as Baba
  • Brad Jackson as Oolong
  • Kyle Hebert as Ox King
  • Brina Palencia as Puar
  • Eric Vale as Announcer
  • Wally West as Fake Cell
  • Jay Garrick as Fake Mr. Satan
  • Bart Allen as Fake Goku
  • Josh Grelle as Ikose
  • Robert McCollum as Jewel
  • John Burgmeier as Yamu
  • Chuck Huber as Kibito
  • Andrew T. Chandler as Spopovitch
  • Chris Cason as Pintar
  • Jim Foronda as Mighty Mask
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard as Young Goku
  • Apphia Yu as Imamu
  • Jamie Marchi as Idasa’s Mom
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard as Android 18
  • Chris Cason as Mr. Popo
  • Justin Cook as Dende
  • Mike McFarland as Master Roshi
  • Tia Ballard as Marron
  • Chris Cason as Turtle
  • J. Michael Tatum as Papoi
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Piccolo
  • Sonny Strait as Krillin
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Bubbles
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Yamcha
  • Eric Vale as Trunks
  • John Burgmeier as Gregory
  • John Burgmeier as Tien

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These are the news for Dragon Ball fans. I am excited and ready for 2017! Ka-me-Ha-me-HA!!!

News: Surprise movie joins Toonami at Daylight Savings? YenPress adds more Spice and Wolf!

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Announced on Twitter here:

I tried finding other sources like Anime News Network and Crunchyroll to back up this news and to get more information but this the only thing I can find. Overall, it’s been announced that Toonami will be premiering an anime movie called Children Who Lost Voices. The anime film is even licensed by Sentai Filmworks and you can watch it in English Dub too. Here is the synopsis to the anime from Rightstuf:

When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, Asuna tunes into more than just a magical stream of music. Soon, she is transported to a mysterious world where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives. Agartha is a land of breathtaking beauty and unimaginable danger – a place where, it is believed, even the dead can be brought back to life. But at what cost?

Directed by Makoto Shinkai (who is credited for doing Voices of a Distant Star, 5 cm per Second.)

The movie will be premiered on Daylight Savings, November 5th.

Feel free to correct this news or give me any updates.

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Spice and Wolf

During New York Comic Con, October 7th, Yen Press confirmed that they have the license to publish Isuna Hasekura’s Spice and Wolf’s short story collection and sequel! Volume 18 is the short story collection titled Spice and Wolf Volume 18: Spring Log. Here is the brief information provided by Yen Press and cover:

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Spice and Wolf, Volume 18: Spring Log — A collection of short stories originally serialized in Dengeki Bunko Magazine, these tales revisit the world of Lawrence and Holo in celebration of the series’ tenth anniversary.

Here information for the sequel story, Spice and Wolf New Theory: Parchment and Wolf:

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Spice and Wolf New Theory: Parchment and Wolf, Volume 1 — The beginning of a new adventure! Featuring Myuri, Lawrence and Holo’s daughter, the world of Spice and Wolf opens anew!

These books will be released on 2017.

News: One-Punch Man! Toonami! JoJo!!!

This may be late but here are some news that has been buzzing since this weekend and the past week:

One-Punch Man

Announced this weekend, the cast of the anime One-Punch Man and even the opening and ending singers JAM Project and Hiroko Moriguchi came together at the Fall Festival Event on September 25th. It’s been confirmed that the anime will be getting a second season. One-Punch Man started out as a webcomic and created by ONE and it was turned into a manga and teamed up Yusuke Murata. The anime can be watched at Viz and it can be watched in English Dub at Toonami.

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Already announced, Toonami mentioned that manga and anime series JoJo’s Bizzare Adventures will be joining Toonami. Fans have questioned if the anime will be censored because the anime, based on the manga, is well-known for gruesome deaths and brutalities. Thankfully, Toonami co-creator Jason DeMarco answered the qesutions on Twitter and announced that the anime will be uncensored.

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If you have been watching Toonami, you might have seen this clip before DragonBall Z Kai started:

It’s been reported that C. Martin Croker died last week on Sept 18. He did the voice of Moltar and hosted Toonami from 1997-1999. He was also in the classic show Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

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Toonami News: Hunter x Hunter premiere in Toonami

According to the Toonami Pre-flight website, the anime Hunter x Hunter (2011) will be premiering on Toonami Adult Swim at April 16. Here is the cast if anyone is curious:

  • Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss
  • Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck
  • Matthew Mercer as Leorio
  • Keith Silverstein as Hisoka
  • Erika Harlacher as Kurapika

Viz Media license the anime for DVD and Blu-Ray release. Bang Zoom! Entertainment is charge of producing the English Dub.

This anime will most likely replace the anime Parasyte.

Anime “Dimension W” joins Toonami

As Akame ga Kill! reaches the end of the series, on February 27, the anime Dimension W will replace Akame ga Kill at 12:30 AM Eastern time. The anime will be in English and broadcasted on Toonami 2 weeks earlier than FUNimation. To those who watches anime on Toonami like myself, you will get the chance to watch this anime first. Here is the plot of the story and the cast:

Plot:

In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

Characters/cast:

Kyoma: Christopher R. Sabat
Albert: Eric Vale
Mira: Jad Saxton
Loser: J. Michael Tatum
Mary: Stephanie Young
Koorogi: Josh Grelle
Shido: Jeremy Schwartz

 

Toonami news: One Piece marathon

Just like the previous Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon, on December 26 (Christmas weekend), Toonami will be having another anime marathon but this time it is the anime One Piece. This is a way to end 2015 and the original schedule will return on January 2nd in 2016. There will be showing episodes 320 to 326, the epilogue to the Enies Lobby and beginning of the Ice Hunter filler arc.

News: TMNT Platinum game! Samurai Jack 2016! Pikachu Build-A-Bear!

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It was recently announced on Monday that a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game titled “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan” was found listed in the Australian Classification Board. The game will be developed by Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Transformers: Devastation) and published by Activision. The game will heading to consoles for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky will be in charge of a new season and return to Cartoon Network’s series Samurai Jack in 2016. It is expected that Samurai Jack will return in Toonami.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

It has been announced that Build-A-Bear Workshop will be having a customize plush doll of Pikachu from Pokemon. Based on the recent news from IGN, you can preoder your plush doll for $60. The Pikachu plush will be 15′ with a PokeBall and Charizard hoodie and exclusive Pikachu Trading Card.