Fly With Astro Boy in His First Teaser for the Upcoming Reboot!

wp_ss_20150323_0003[1]Over the weekend at Monaco Anime Game International Conference, fans got a look at a teaser for the upcoming anime reboot for one of the pillars of manga and anime in Astro Boy and it looks like one of the lucky fans got to record the whole thing.

Created in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy is one of the oldest and most beloved manga/anime characters in history. His influence is felt heavily throughout the years and in so many different anime and manga. Astro Boy has had many other adaptations going as far back as his anime in 1963,  and most recently a CGI film in 2009 (which I’d like to forget happened).

Now the anime itself will use both 3-D and 2-D animation and will run about 26 half-hour episodes, however there is no news on an American distributor picking it up. The target audience will be pre-teens (ages 8-12), but we all know old school fans (such as myself) won’t be able to help but check it out. Take a look at the teaser below and when there is news on a release date, we’ll be here to deliver it.


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First Full Length Trailer for Live Action Attack on Titan Movie; Release Set for Aug.1

aramajapan_attack-on-titan-posterFor all the anime/manga fans, one of the biggest phenomenons in recent memory has beenHajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). After years of issues with production relating to the manga’s Live Action release, it finally found its footing with word that the film would be directed by Shinji Higuchi (Kill la Kill, Tekken: Blood Vengence). He would later be joined by Yūsuke Watanabe (Gantz Live Action and DBZ: Battle of the Gods),Tomohiro Machiyama and Isayama who would write the script. With the team in place, the plan was to split the film in two parts with the first part set for a release in the summer of 2015.

We are getting closer to the date of the first film and with that comes a look at the first full length trailer. Check it out below!

Awesome stuff coming from the trailer. Looks like fans will get their fill of action and excitement when part one drops on August 1st with the second scheduled for September 19th.


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Another Update for One-Punch Man: Madhouse Studio to Produce Anime

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The anime for ONE and Yusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man couldn’t have seen better news as Madhouse studio is expected to take on the task of bringing the lovable hero Saitama to the small screen. Most anime fans know this studio for its work with such classics as Hunter x Hunter. They’re also the studio behind Batman: Gotham Knight. Shingo Natsume of Space Dandy fame and Chikashi Kubota (also of Space Dandy and Gurren Lagann fame) will be directing and designing the characters respectively.

One-Punch Man’s anime adaptation is scheduled to be released in October.


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One-Punch Man Update: Anime Scheduled for Fall Premiere

onepunch-man-4038911Okay, so we let you know a while back that the acclaimed manga entitled One Punch Man would be receiving an anime adaptation. Now according to Anime News Network, it seems as though the anime will shoot for a release in October. Not much more has been said about the project; including which studio will be producing the series (which actually is really important for this show). It’s okay though as more information will be available in the coming days when the  Anime Japan convention gets underway starting on the 21st of this month. Trust me, we’ll give you whatever news comes out of the convention.

So now that we know the anime will drop in October, expect a preview for it to get everyone prepared for what you will see (which will blow the doors off of any anime you’ve seen in recent memory… I hope).


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If Only Avengers: Age of Ultron Ended Like That…

NBC’s Saturday Night Live is known for it’s quirky humor and parodies. This past weekend’s episode featured none other than the Thunder God himself, Chris Hemsworth! Check out the skit below.

Let’s hope the movie doesn’t end like this.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st, 2015.


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“We Are Robin”, New Incoming Series Post New 52!

w2jlvH6For those of you who don’t know, there’s another shift taking place over at DC with the Convergence event that sees the company moving away from the New 52 era. In return, there will be a new focus back on seminal characters and stronger stories despite continuity. One of the first series announced post-Convergence is entitled We Are Robin and will be written by Lee Bermejo (Suiciders) with Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph tackling the art.

The story will see shades of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman: Zero Year, with the introduction of the main character Duke Thomas who was a young African-American teenager assisted Bruce Wayne in the aforementioned story. He reappeared in Batman: Endgame when the Joker murdered both of his parents in similar fashion to the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Apparently, Thomas will be one of the innovators behind the “Robin Movement” (similar to the movement conjured in The Dark Knight Returns) which consists of teenagers who seek to protect Gotham City. It will also delve into the reason why Batman was so against allowing teenagers into his life as a crime-fighting vigilante.

Bermejo told USA Today that this new series will not see any of the original characters who donned the mask of the boy wonder as he wants to “expand the Robin character past teenage white kids who all look the same.” In another quote from USA Today, he says “There’s that element of this particular moment we’re passing right now, and with a book like this you have a chance to comment about certain things and bring them into the Bat-universe in real interesting ways.” This alluded to his desire to seek inspiration from contentious moments in recent memory (specifically the incident in Ferguson, MO) and merge those issues with his own original content.

 We Are Robin hits stores June 24 from DC Comics.


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One-Punch Man Get’s an Anime!

ihY1f1cwfRMyVThat’s right! it’s been a long time coming but it looks like Saitama is finally moving up in the world! Shonen Jump’s One-Punch Man is headed to the small-screen with an anime series officially in the works.

For those of you unfamiliar with the story, the title should say it all. Yes, he does defeat his enemies with a punch (but don’t let that fool you). Saitama is an interesting charater and author One (that’s really the name he goes by) and artist Yusuke Murata (one of the best in the business) combine their efforts to create remarkable stories with great (and really funny) dialogue as well as tremendous and intricate fight sequences.

Now there’s still a lot that hasn’t been revealed, but Tuesday should see more details come to the surface. With the right studio behind the project, the series could see much success. In the meantime, if you’re intrigued and want to read up on any of Saitama’s adventures (or if youre already a fan and you like a good nostalgia trip) I suggest you try One-Punch Man, Vol.1(you won’t regret it).


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