Deadpool Trailer Debut’s Next Tuesday

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It was mentioned that a trailer for Fox’s Deadpool was shown at this past San Diego Comic-Con to an immensely positive reaction (it even garnered an encore showing). While many were hoping for an official release soon after, Fox wasn’t so quick to give it too the public. They wanted to make sure it was a proper release suitable for the fans, so a three-week wait was what we all got… and now that wait will soon be over.

On Tuesday, August 4, the first official trailer will air during TBS’s Conan. Now, this will be the more explicit red-band trailer, which will be sure to stay true to its R rating. A second trailer will be a bit more family friendly with the green-band trailer set to show with the release of Fantastic Four on August 7.

Whatever they had to clean up for the big release should be worth the wait with the reaction the first trailer received. Can’t wait for the debut, and you can catch it here as soon as it drops this upcoming Tuesday.


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Kamen Rider Ghost! Suit Design, Revealed!

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Ever since news broke out about the confirmation of the Kamen Rider Brand’s next installment, Kamen Rider Ghost back in late April, fans have been itching to see the first reveal of the 17th Heisei Hero.  I dare say that it was well worth the wait!

Official first design art of the Kamen Rider Ghost suit, and concept art for the Ghost Rider System, scanned from a Japanese toy catalog.

With the utilization of his unique tool for transformation, the Ghost Driver and “Ghost Eyecon”, this Rider brings a sleek design to the table.  Along with the famous, modern bug eyes, he sports a black and orange color scheme– very fitting for the month of October.   As the art demonstrates, when the Ghost Eyecon is activated, a hooded ghost will appear and cloak the user of the Rider System, completing the change by adding the matching hooded jacket, which is a very nice touch.

Kamen Rider Ghost is scheduled to premier October 4th, but here is a chance we may see him sooner.  It is rumored that Ghost will make a traditional Neo-Heisei cameo appearance in the new Summer Movie, Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future.  Let’s hope it’s true, because I’m excited to see a demo of this new Rider’s abilities.  The next we expect is the reveal of the actor to play the role of the civilian.

What do you think of the design of the new Kamen Rider Ghost?  Let us know your thoughts! HENSHIN!


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The Evil Dead Gets a Series, Starring Bruce Campbell!

Yesterday, at San Diego Comic Con 2015, a trailer for a new series on Starz has been released to the public; Ash vs. Evil Dead, and it’s looking pretty awesome.

What’s even more awesome is that the production team appears to be aware of what the fans of the classic franchise wants to see: Classic Deadite horror makeup, over the top blood spray and Bruce Campbell, arming himself to the teeth in weapons once again, as Ashley James “Ash” Williams.   It appears that there will also be clips of scenes from the classic trilogy to serve as Elder Ash’s flashbacks.  ALL IN GLORIOUS HIGH DEFINITION!  Supporting cast includes Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones.

The plot of this new series takes place 30 years since the Book of the Dead unleashed horror throughout the woods.  Now in the present time, when a Deadite attack is reported, it’s become apparent that the Evil Dead has returned for more souls to swallow.  It’s up to Ash, who’s lived as a lone wolf for all these years to break out the chainsaw and boomstick to get back to what he does best, with his new ally and disciple, Pablo (Ray Santiago).

I guess the only bad news is that the show will not be aired on Netflix, but the show is currently 4 episodes into production, and scheduled to air this Halloween!  ….


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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime : <=To Be Continued?

HOWWW is the first week of Summer treating you,homies andhomettes?!  This is your man, RemyTyndle over here, and I do believe it’s about that time to discover our hidden potential passed down our family bloodline, because I’m about to get you all hip toJoJo’s BizarreAdviggity!!


JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure logo

For those of you who aren’t familiar, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure originated as a Japanese manga series– one of the best-selling (80 million copies sold nationwide JPN) and longest running (1986-present) in history, written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki.  It started out from being published through Weekly Shonen Jump up until Part 7 in 2004, and then transferred to Monthly Ultra Jump from thereon.

December 17, 1990 Weekly Shonen Jump Cover, featuring Part 3 Protagonist, Jotaro Kujo.

June 2011 Monthly Ultra Jump Cover, featuring Part 8 Protagonist, Josuke Higashikata.

The story focuses on the strange stories of individual characters who stem from a family bloodline, known as “Joestar”, all of whom’s names are able to be contracted as the nickname “JoJo”.  The franchise is currently divided into 8 parts and the typical plot is as follows; the affirmative Joestar family member discovers an extraordinary ability within themselves and realize their destiny to defeat supernatural threats.

The Main Protagonists from Part 1-8 From Left to Right: Jonathan, Joseph, Jotaro, Josuke (Part 4), Giorno, Jolyne, Johnny, Josuke (Part 8).


 

This iconic franchise has given birth to various forms of media over the years, but in the case of this article, we shall acknowledge the current anime adaptation since 2012, produced by David Production studio. In 3 years, David Production has successfully covered Parts 1-3.  Now, it’s Friday, and usually at this time, I’d be watching the latest episode, but as of the previous week, the finale of Part 3’s anime adaptation, Stardust Crusaders has hit the airwaves and come to an end.

David Production’s Animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure characters from Parts 1-3.

A screenshot of David Production’s special computer graphic animation (primarily used for the opening sequences) of the heroes of Part 3.

With the fans having so much appreciation for the effort David Production put forth towards the JoJo’s series thus far, many including myself are hoping for the continuation with Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable.  It has been confirmed that the studio would like to continue the anime through Part 4, perhaps even beyond, however, the deciding factor depends on the fundraising for the necessary production budget.

A DVD release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 is scheduled for release to North America this fall, published through Warner Home Video, and is now available for pre-order:  http://www.rightstufanime.com/JoJos-Bizarre-Adventure-Season-1-DVD-Hyb

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 DVD (Hyb) will cover Parts 1 and 2, and will feature both English and Japanese audio, with subtitles included. Available 9/22/15

There are also Japanese released Blu-ray disc sets as well, now available at Amazon.  They come with English subtitles and the discs are compatible for all regions, so if you consider yourself an avid collector of this all things JoJo, these would be great products to purchase in support of David Production.

JoJo No Kimyo Na Boken 1 (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Vol. 1) [Blu-ray]. These home entertainment editions of the David Production anime cover up to the second Vol. of Part 3. Visit Amazon in order to purchase your very own copies today.

If you are already a fan of the franchise and you like what you are seeing from David Production’s animated adaptation of the series, show your support by purchasing a collection of these bizarre products of home entertainment!  The possibility of Part 4’s animation becoming a reality lies in your hands.  If you are just now familiarizing yourself to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, thanks to this piece of literature, give the series a try, and you may just become a fan yourself.

Starting from 1986, as you read towards the more recent chapters, you will see how Araki’s artwork with the manga has evolved throughout the decades into a thing of sheer beauty, and David Production’s tribute to the manga by adding pop art style elements to their animation is certainly a unique site to behold.  I hope to have hooked your interest in the bizarre world of JoJo’s, and you will begin supporting this legendary brand in any way possible, and just in case you’re wondering, yes, there is an JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure abridged series.

With all of the outlets available, there are plenty of ways to get into the series. Of course once you do, get ready to join the JoJo’s Bizarre hype train and *inhale*…ORA ORA ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA!!!ORAAAA!!!!!


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July Up Coming Anime!!!

Okusama ga Seitokaichō!
7/1/15

High school freshman Hayato Izumi lost the campaign for student council president to Ui Wakana, a girl who shocked the entire student body by promising “will remove all restrictions on campus romance” and gave away free condoms. Later that day Wakana the president-elect brought her belongings to Izumi’s residence and claimed herself his betrothed fiancée.

Gangsta.
7/1/15

In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two “handymen” known as “Benriya” who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia — for a good price. After an assignment from police the two met and later joined by Alex, a former prostitute who got interested in the mysterious background of the team, in particular of Nicolas’ abilities.

Aoharu x Kikanjū
7/2/15

Hotaru Tachibana is a girl disguised as a boy. Through strange circumstances she finds herself drawn into the world of survival games by a host, Masamune Matsuoka. The two form a team with ero-manga artist Tohru Yukimura and aim to be the be the best in Japan.

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
7/2/15

The story takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba’s worries, he volunteers to be Akechi’s assistant.

Castle Town Dandelion
7/2/15

The everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. Akane is the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.

Chaos Dragon: Sekiryū Sen’eki
7/2/15

In the sparkling era year 3015, the great nations Donatia and Kouran divided the world in a cold war as they fight for supremacy. In the middle of this standoff is island country Nil Kamui, which has lost its independence.

Aquarion Logos 
7/2/15

Once upon a time, human voices had defined the true nature of all things, yet the invention of text changed the status quo, while creating a “Logos World” between the voice and the truth. Millennia have passed since then, advancements of civilizations have made the “Logos World” too big to control “texts.” A group of young people dedicate themselves to counter chaotic “texts” with “Creative Voice Power,” and among them, a boy named Akira Kaibuki living in Asagaya.

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
7/3/15

A gate appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident. The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Yōji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon’s rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.

Wooser no Sono Higurashi Mugen-hen 
7/3/15

Third season of Wooser no Sono Higurashi. Wooser is a yellow creature who at first glance looks sweet but actually hides a wicked heart. He’s awakened one year after a tragedy that claimed many victims. Confused from the timeslip, he sees a general who looks just like him. Wooser resolves to assassinate and replace the general, and remake history to his own liking.

Kinya, Abe Reiji ~Heikin-teki na Salaryman no Ijō na Nichijō~
7/3/15

A, Abe Reiji, the Tokyo FM radio comedy show about the daily life of an average salaryman, is inspiring a spinoff anime that will premiere on TV Tokyo on July 3. The title of the anime is Kinya, Abe Reiji ~Heikin-teki na Salaryman no Ijō na Nichijō~. The title and the title character “Abe Reiji” is a wordplay on the English word “average.”

Ushio & Tora 
7/3/15

While cleaning out his family’s Shinto temple, middle-school student Ushio Aotsuki stumbles upon a hidden cellar which houses a dangerous yokai. The yokai, pinned by a legendary weapon called the Beast Spear for 500 years, attracts many other supernatural creatures to the premises. Ushio is forced to free the creature – whom he names “Tora” – in return for his help in defeating them. Tora, who wishes to eat Ushio but is stalled by the Beast Spear, begins to haunt the boy in the hopes that an opportunity will present itself. However, Ushio’s possession of the Spear seems to result in trouble after trouble, and Tora finds himself an unwilling ally to Ushio in his battles against various supernatural foes. Meanwhile, a greater danger lurks in the form of Hakumen no Mono, an incredibly powerful yokai with a thirst for destruction who is about to awaken from an extended slumber.

Classroom Crisis 
7/3/15

Humanity has successfully colonized all the planets in the Solar System, with intentions to continue into new frontiers. Individuals live stable lives in these colonies, including young high school students living in 4th Tokyo on Mars. Two of these students are Iris Shirazaki and Mizuki Sera. Iris is finishing her last year of high school while studying to be a test pilot while her friend Mizuki also works as a mechanic on the aircraft. Her own brother, Kaito, oversees Mizuki and Iris as their homeroom teacher and program director.

Wakaba Girl 
7/3/15

Wakaba Kohashi is a “a slightly out-of-tune super” daughter of a well-to-do family. She looks like an elegant rich daughter, but admires the trendy “gyaru” fashion subculture. Her friends are the pure, innocent, fairy-tale-like Moeko, the capricious Mao, and Nao who used to be an athletic type of girl, but now loves the boys-love genre

Miss Monochrome 
7/3/15

Second season of Miss Monochrome. In order to be more in the eyes of the public, Miss Monochrome begins working to become a top-selling idol. Spacey Miss Monochrome once again runs around the idol show biz world, being tossed around by others.

Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari (movie)
7/3/15

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (OAV)
7/3/15

Little Witch Academia is a 2013 animated short produced by Trigger for Anime Mirai 2013. The short was created and directed by Yoh Yoshinari and written by Masahiko Otsuka. The short was released in theaters on March 2, 2013 and was later streamed with English subtitles on YouTube from April 19, 2013. A second short film funded by Kickstarter, titled Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade will be released in theaters on October 2015. Akko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Magical Academy, a school for young witches, after being inspired at a young age by a witch named Shiny Chariot, and often spends her days hanging with her classmates, Lotte and Sucy. However, she has trouble paying attention in class, doesn’t know how to ride her broom, and is often looked down upon for admiring Chariot, whom many believe gives the wrong impression about witches. One day, as a teacher instructs the class to explore a dungeon and retrieve rare treasures, Akko finds the Shiny Rod that belonged to Chariot. Meanwhile, the top student, Diana Cavendish, inadvertently breaks a seal on a dragon that grows more powerful by absorbing magic. Noticing the Shiny Rod still has power after all these years, the teacher sends Akko and her friends to reach the Sorcerer’s Stone, the source of the academy’s power, before the dragon can devour it and become invincible. Arriving at the stone, the Shiny Rod absorbs some of its power, allowing Akko to fight against the dragon. Put into a desperate situation, Akko hears Chariot’s words coming from somewhere, that a believing heart is magic, and with renewed conviction she uses the full power of the Shiny Rod to destroy the dragon.

Working!!! 
7/4/15

Third season of Working!!! Set in a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the northern prefecture of Japan, 16-year-old high school student Sōta Takanashi works part-time along with his strange co-workers: Popura Taneshima, a high school girl who—despite being a year older than Sōta—is easily mistaken for a elementary/middle schooler, and Kyoko Shirafuji, the 28-year-old store manager who does not bother to do any work at all.

Charlotte 
7/4/15

Special abilities occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yū Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.

Durarara!!×2 Ten 
7/4/15

Second seaon of Durarara!! In Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets. Ryuugamine Mikado has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro’s most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Kurayami Santa 
7/4/15

Set in 1960s Kyushu, the story centers around Santa, a familiar from Hell who is charged with maintaining the border between Hell and the human world. Santa’s mission has him crossing paths with many humans and supernatural creatures.

Gatchaman Crowds insight 
7/4/15

Sequel to Gatchaman Crowds Insight. The story is set in Japan in the early summer of 2015. 180,000 people live in Tachikawa City, the “second metropolis” of the Tokyo area. Among them are “Gatchaman”—warriors who fight in special reinforced suits powered by “NOTE,” the manifestation of special spiritual powers in living beings. A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to protect Earth from alien criminals. In recent years, the council has assigned Gatchaman warriors to deal with the mysterious entity known as “MESS.”

Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai 
7/4/15

It’s 16 years after the “Law for Public Order and Morals in Healthy Child-Raising” banned coarse language in the country. Tanukichi Okuma enrolls in the country’s leading elite public morals school and is soon invited into the Anti-Societal Organization (SOX) by its founder, Ayame Kajō. As a member blackmailed into joining by Ayame, Tanukichi ends up taking part in obscene acts of terrorism against the talented student council president and his crush Anna.

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers 
7/4/15

When the Majin awoke from the depths of darkness, the deity of fate chose six heroes and bequeathed them with the power to save the world. Adlet, a boy who proclaims himself the strongest on Earth, was selected among the Rokka no Yūsha (Braves of the Six Flowers), and he goes to the rendezvous point — but seven have gathered there. The heroes suspect that someone among the seven is the enemy, and the initial suspicion falls on Adlet.

Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX
7/4/15

Sequel of Senki Zesshō Symphogear. Peace had seemed to return to the world when Hibiki, Tsubasa, and Chris had saved the planet from the Luna Attack with their song. However, 3 months later at a joint concert between Tsubasa Kazanari and foreign superstar Maria Cadenzavna Eve, the Symphogear team is faced with her dangerous declaration of war against the world. Maria and her allies Kirika and Shirabe have a fearful power backing them: The power of a dark Symphogear.

Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima (movie)
7/4/15

Sinbad dreams of voyaging to an unknown world. He and his pet monkey Mimi encounter Sana, a girl riding a flying wooden horse. Then, the wind shifted.

Venus Project: Climax 
7/5/15

In a not too distant future, Japan’s data devices and video technology have been progressing to new heights, and people are abuzz about a new form of entertainment — Formula Venus. In Formula Venus or “F-V,” the chosen top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all their experience gained.

Wakako-zake
7/5/15

26-year old Wakako drinks different kinds of sake at bars alone every night, searching for her place to belong.

Dragon Ball Super 
7/5/15

Sequel of Dragon Ball Z

God Eater
7/5/15

In the year 2071, the Far East is ruled by angry gods. 20 years ago unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Humanity both fears them and reveres them as “aragami.” They are immune to all weapons and the mankind’s numbers continue to dwindle. The last bastion of hope is the newly developed ““God Arcs” weapons that utilize Oracle cells to fight back. The weapons wielders band together into an elite force dubbed “God Eaters.”

To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd 
7/6/15

Sequel of To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness. The Yūkis’ residence is now full of people: in addition to Rito and Mikan Yūki, Lala, her twin sisters Nana and Momo, and Golden Darkness. Momo, who also falls for Rito, actively tries to create a harem for him. Meanwhile, a mysterious red hair girl named Mea Kurosaki enters Sainan High School with a hidden agenda.

Non Non Biyori Repeat 
7/6/15

Sequel of Non Non Biyori. Asahioka Branch School, a combined elementary and middle school in an isolated village, has only five students total, four girls and one boy. The girls are best friends, and pass the season with traditional activities like harvesting mountain herbs and fishing.

Teekyū 
7/6/15

Another sequel of Teekyū. Yuri Oshimoto is constantly baffled by the three queer older members of her school´s tennis club. I think this makes this season 5.

Jitsu wa Watashi wa 
7/6/15

Asahi Kuromine has a crush on a cute girl named Yōko Shiragami. Shiragami just happens to be a vampire. Asahi cannot keep a secret, but he is determined to keep Shiragami’s secret anyways.

Million Doll 
7/6/15

Sūko is an idol-loving hikikomori (shut-in) who has one ability: To make any idol popular through the power of blogging. She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio and tries to make her more popular, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryūsan and the underground idol Mariko.

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 
7/6/15

Shirayuki is a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman with red hair, a color that is considered very rare. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she cuts her hair and runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.

Anime Kaijū Sakaba Kanpai! 
7/7/15

Kaijū Sakaba Kanpai! follows monsters drinking their worries away at a bar. A bar in Kawasaki city in Japan whose concept is a place for the monsters featured in the tokusatsufranchise Ultra to relax and drink their stresses away is getting a series of television anime shorts titled Kaijū Sakaba Kanpai! (Monster Bar Cheers!). In the series of shorts, various monsters from the Ultra franchise visit the “Monster Bar” every evening to drink away their troubles, whether they have fought a good fight against the Ultraheroes that day or if they’ve been beaten black and blue. The monsters all gather to refresh themselves, to gather their energy, and to come up with more sinister plans for tomorrow. Baltan is the shop manager of the “Monster Bar,” his assistants are Dada and Kanegon, and his part-time worker is Pigmon. The bar’s regular customers include: Red King, Eleking, Gomora, Gudon, Zetton, King Joe, and Twin Tail.

Sore ga Seiyū!
7/7/15

The world of voice acting is seen through the eyes of Futaba Ichinose, Ichigo Moesaki, and Rin Kohana, three rookie voice actresses.

Over Lord 
7/7/15

In the year 2138, virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, one player named Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

Bikini Warriors 
7/7/15

The buxom and scantily clad Fighter, Paladin, Mage, and Darkelf join together to challenge the demon king’s claim to the throne.

Monster Musume 
7/7/15

Monsters they’re real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood—not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,” these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying. When a hapless human named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded young man with raging hormones to do?!

Kūsen Madōshi Kōhosei no Kyōkan 
7/8/15

Humanity was driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects and now live in aerial floating cities. Its defenses lie in wizards who fight the insects with magic in mid-air. Kanata Age is a young man who lives on the floating wizard academy city of “Misutogan.” He was once celebrated as the “Black Master Swordsman,” the elite ace of the S128 special team. However, he is now despised as the “traitor of the special team.” One day, he is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team that has suffered 10 consecutive defeats. E601 has three girls — Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel — with one or two peculiar quirks.

Himōto! Umaru-chan 
7/8/15

Umaru is Taihei’s little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. She’s a “Himōto” a little sister who is proper in public but lazy at home.

Junjō Romantica 3
7/8/15

Third season of Junjō Romantica.  With the return of love, drama, and pure-hearted romance, we return to the troubled couples, focusing on the parallels between each of their relationships. Misaki Takahashi thought that Haruhiko Usami was a handful, until a new love interest appears. This causes their relationship to once again head downhill, each hoping to find a way to reconcile in the end. For the other couples, episodes focus on Hiroki’s problems with his pride, Shinobu’s age difference from his lover, Nowaki’s patience and love, Miyagi’s past and present love, plus Usagi-san and his family issues. This all adds up to each of the couples having a lot of problems to overcome in their pure-hearted, forbidden love lives.

Danchigai 
7/9/15

Haruki is the only boy of five siblings. He and his level-headed older sister Mutsuki, his difficult younger sister Yayoi, and mischievous twin sisters Uzuki and Satsuki all live together in an apartment complex.

Gakkō Gurashi!
7/9/15

Four girls decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi, the center of the group Yūri who brings everyone together, and the spacey school adviser Megu. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.

Prison School 
7/10/15

There was a time when the Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo but a recent policy revision is allowing boys into the student body. On his first day, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Completely overwhelmed by the thousands of girls on campus, the few boys find that their situation is less than ideal.

Boy and The Beast (movie)
7/11/15

There is the the human realm and the bakemono realm (“Jūtengai”). In these two worlds which must not intersect, there lives a lonely boy in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward and a lonely bakemono. One day, the boy gets lost in the bakemono world, becomes the disciple of the bakemono Kumatetsu, and is renamed Kyūta.

Makura no Danshi
7/13/15

Makura no Danshi, the new television anime from Earth Star Entertainment. This “new and novel animation entirely in the first-person perspective” is designed to “heal tired hearts.” Natsuki Hanae will play one of 12 “makura no danshi” (pillow boys), all full of distinctly individual personalities and each catering to viewers who like a certain “type.” The boys all live in the same town underneath a starry sky. Each of the “makura no danshi” will star his own weekly episode as they “sleep beside you and whisper.”

IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 
7/17/15

Second season of IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls . A girl aiming to become an idol named Uzuki Shimamura is informed that she has been accepted into the Cinderella Project, a new project that collects girls and polishes them to become idols. After meeting Rin Shibuya, Mio Honda, and the other eleven fellow members of the group, the girls begin their journey at the 346 Pro talent agency, overcoming many trials and hoping to one day stand on the same stage as their senior idols.

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (movie)
7/18/15

Ash, Pikachu, and their friends come to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings. After a scary incident, they learn of a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again.

Pikachu to Pokémon Ongakutai (movie)
7/18/15

Related to Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

Gekijōban Meiji Tokyo Renka: Yumihari no Serenade (movie)
7/18/15

On an evening lit by a crimson full moon, an ordinary high school girl named Mei Ayazuki meets a self-proclaimed magician named Charlie at a festival. Through Charlie’s magic, she time-travels to the Meiji era in Tokyo, where she meets and falls in love with various great historical figures from that time period.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! 
7/24/15

Second season of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! It has been a month since Illya and Miyu became magical girls and sealed all of the Class Cards. Rin and Luvia have been forced to remain in Japan to clean up the aftermath, such as the now-unstable magic in the area’s ley lines. While helping with the cleanup, the seal on Illya’s mysterious innate magic goes berserk and she loses control of her transformation. By the time she has realized what happened, a mysterious girl who looks eerily like Illya appears, apparently bent on bringing destruction down on the original whose heart she seems to have spawned from, and making matters worse she holds the power of the Archer Class Card, with which Illya holds a special bond, within her body.

Saki Biyori (OAV)
7/25/15

Bundled with limited special first edition of the 14th volume of the Saki manga.

Yo-kai Watch (TV 2)
7/15
SuzakiNishi THE ANIMATION (TV)
7/15

Source: animenewsnetwork.com; myanimelist.net


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Meet the Kinda New Powerpuff Girls!

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It’s no secret that Cartoon Network was testing the waters to see if fans were receptive to a return for The Powerpuff Girls when they aired the 2013 hour-long special The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed. It also didn’t take long after that to decide that the positive reception was enough to bring back the girls in 2016.

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The Powerpuff Girls as they appeared in their 2013 special

Now that we have our first look at everyone’s favorite super-powered kindergartners, it looks… kinda familiar actually. It’s definitely a far cry from the CGI version of the girls used in the special and many thought that we would be seeing the look return. Instead the studio has apparently went with the original look which has been cleaned up a bit with very minor changes to their appearances.

Now the series is still a year away, but from the looks of it, the studio wants to make sure the series stays true to its original run (well, except for the voice actors). Here’s hoping the show isn’t all looks and is just as good as it was before.


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Ben 10 Makes its Return With A Rebooted Series

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Well that was fast. Not even 10 years removed from its debut and It looks like Cartoon Network (CN) and company are already making plans to bring back one of its biggest series in recent memory. Variety confirms that the series will come back to CN startingon international channels in the fall of 2016, and then North America in 2017. The original team behind the series, Man of Action, are going to work as executive producers for the show.

With all the question circling around about why bring the show back (and so soon), it made sense for chief content officer Rob Sorcher to reply via email stating “’Ben 10’ is a worldwide phenomenon for 10 years running, with more than 230 TV episodes produced. There hasn’t been an original production since 2012, but the overall popularity of the character has continued on,”.

Sorcher also went on to say “This demand from audiences around the world is the driving spark behind the relaunch. So we are creating this iteration for an entirely new generation of kids.” It was suggested that the rebirth of the series is meant to help make animated content more accessible for the new generation of youth and those who utilize mobile devices both domestically and internationally.

Expect all your favorite characters and aliens to return as well as some new faces, and look for some new summer adventures from our favorite members of the Tennyson in Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max. Even if the time between its end and return wasn’t long, it doesn’t mean people don’t want to see it back. Expect many of the fans to return to the series when it makes its debut (again) in 2016/17.

Source: Variety


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Mega Man to Return to the Small Screen in 2017

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Mega Man, Capcom and Dentsu Entertainment have paired together to return everyone’s favorite blue android to the small screen.

Fans of Ben 10, Generator Rex will be delighted to hear that the creative team, Man of Action will be spearheading the project. The team of Man of Action includes great minds like Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle.

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images (13)Mega Man debuted in 1987 and has become one of the most popular and beloved characters because of his large and diverse catalog of games (including Mega Man X, Mega Man Battle Network). He’s also bled over into the realm of television quite a few times with Mega Man (one of my personal childhood favorites) in the early 90’s and Mega Man NT Warrior  (pictured above) with its accompanying sequels in the early 2000’s.

Outside of re-releases, and appearances in games like Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter X Tekken, it is unknown if there are any future plans for another Mega Man game of any kind. Of course 2017 is still a bit away, but with all the talk about a television show for the guy, you don’t think they’d actually leave out an opportunity to bring him back where he started would you? (I hope not).


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Kung Fury: Hitler and Dinosaurs and Man-Splits, oh My!

GUESS WHO’S BACK FOR ANOTHER LUNCHBOX REVIEW, LADIES AND GENTS!!  This is your man, Remy Tyndle over here, and I do believe it’s about that time take down the bad guys while delivering cheesy one-liners, because I’m gonna give you my two cents on Laser Unicorns’ Kung Figgity!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this title, Kung Fury is a low-budget short film made in Sweden, written and directed by David Sandberg, that made its world-televised premier on the El-Rey Network this week.

The story first takes place in 1980’s Miami, centering around a martial arts master and police detective by the name of “Kung Fury”, played by director, David Sandberg.  When Adolf Hitler blasts into the present time and guns down innocent, Kung Fury makes it his mission to go back in time to kill him.


Kung Fury Theatrical Release poster

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Regular Show was ever converted to Live Action? This is pretty much the best visual you are going to get and it can’t possibly get much better.  Kung Fury is a parody film, paying top tribute to 80’s action cinema; Cops, robots, fast cars, hackers, dinosaurs, lasers, dinosaurs with Lasers, arcades, one-liners, David Hasselhoff, viking chicks, and man-splits… lots and lots of man-splits.  If you’re looking for a film that doesn’t take itself seriously, and you just want a laugh while you say “Well that’s just plain silly!”, Kung Fury is the flick to put on your screen.

The majority of the film was shot in front of a green screen with 90 percent of the environment having been digitized, however the end result is pretty awesome, especially considering the special effects and the cinematography.  The only downside is the lack of actors’ feeling in the dialogue.  Now I know what some of you may be saying right now– “It’s a parody movie!  The dialogue acting isn’t supposed to be great!”, but I mean c’mon. Even some of the one liners just lacked that cliché nail in the wood that would have driven those scenes home.


Kung Fury taking it to Hitler’s “Army of Death”

Verdict: Kung Fury is still a great time, unless of course you are aiming to critique it from top to bottom, as if the thing was directed by Martin-freaking-Scorsese (if that’s the case, you’re going to say “This movie was stupid!”). If you just want to see some hilarious shenanigans on a dull Saturday night, it will not disappoint.  Just make sure you invite your friends over.  Kung Fury accomplishes what it was set out to do; honor the good ol’ 80’s action flicks in just 30 minutes.

Kung Fury gets a 4 out of 5

+ Fun nod to the old cheesy action movies

+ Special effects were actually good considering the budget

+ Crazy stuff going on that you and your friends will love

– Actors could’ve been better with the dialogue

– It’s still just a straight-to-television movie, so don’t expect too much


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First Look! The CW Network Reveals DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!

With Arrow ending it’s third season this past Wednesday and The Flash Season Finale coming this Tuesday, it’s no surprise that the CW will be making another spinoff show.

Titled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, it follows a team created out of both rising heroes and villains that have been seen in both Arrow and The Flash. The team consists of Firestorm (played by Alia’s Victor Garber), White Canary (Arrow’s Caity Lotz), Hawkgirl (Broadway Star, Ciara Renee), The Atom (Arrow’s Brandon Routh), Captain Cold and Heatwave (Prisonbreak’s Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell) and are led by Timemaster, Rip Hunter (Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill). Their mission? To stop the destruction of humanity’s future by Vandal Savage and his powerful army.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres next year on The CW Network.


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