March, 2017

 

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 5 Review

Despite suffering from some clunky character development, Kyuranger Episode V: The Jark Matter Strikes Back was by far the most fun episode of the series to date. I don’t know if it’s necessarily the best episode to date (for me that’s Episode IV) but finally seeing the core nine rangers unite to fight back against the Jark Matter while giving A New Hope to the oppressed on-lookers was incredibly satisfying and just fun. And if there’s one thing I watch Super Sentai for, it’s fun. The clunky character development stuffRead More


Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Skull

Yesterday, Tamashii began listing the product pages for the August 2017 retail releases. Among these listings was the recently announced S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Skull. This is the third incarnation of the Kamen Rider in S.H.Figuarts form, but the first to be a retail release unlike its predecessors. Kamen Rider Skull (Sokichi Narumi) made his first appearance in the very first Kamen Rider Movie War film. Since then Sokichi Narumi/ Kamen Rider Skull has made seven appearances in the franchise. Now, the Seihou for Skull will include the abilityRead More


Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Dark Drive Type Next

Alongside S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Lazer Level 2, Premium Bandai has listed up another Rider. Now, this Kamen Rider is not from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, but from Kamen Rider Drive. It is the S.H.Figuarts for Kamen Rider Dark Drive Type Next! Kamen Rider Dark Drive is from the feature film, Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future. In the film the Paradox Roidmude came to the past to secure its future. It took the form of Shinnosuke’s and Kiriko’s son, Eiji after defeating him and claiming the future Drive Driver for itself. S.H.Figuarts KamenRead More


Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Lazer Bike Gamer Level 2

Yesterday, Premium Bandai updated with new items and order pages. The first of these updates was for S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Lazer Bike Gamer Level 2. Fans easily thought Kamen Rider Lazer Level 2 would be retail since he is Ex-Aid’s partner/ motorcycle. However, due to the character’s death Bandai thought it be nicer to make Kiriya as an exclusive. One can easily expect that any other S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Lazer form will also be a future exclusive as well. I guess one would say that those would be the breaks… Now, S.H.FiguartsRead More


Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Street Fighter Rashid & Cammy

Bandai Tamashii has updated their Street Fighter S.H.Figuarts page with new official images for S.H.Figuarts Rashid & Cammy.  Both figures will be a retail release in August priced at 6,480 Yen. Preorders for both items will open at the various Japanese online retailers on March 27. S.H.Figuarts Rashid will include: Alternate face parts X2 Exchangeable wrists (Left & Right X2) Eagle Spike effect part Background Sheet S.H.Figuarts Cammy will include: Alternate face parts X2 Exchangeable wrists (Left & Right X2) Cannon Strike effect part Background Sheet   


Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS Net Anime Announced

Sunrise has announced that they will be producing an anime adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS novel series. For those who are unaware Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS is a currently running novel series by Ark Performace and Koujirou Nakamura.  The series will premiere on the Gundam Fan Club service starting this June.   The staff includes: Se Jun Kim: Director  Shingo Abe: Chief Mechanical Animation Director Hideki Nakamura: Art Director Takashi Omama: Music Composer Ark Performance:  Story & Concept Design The novel’s story is set in Universal Century 0096, which takes place a few months afterRead More


Funimation Reveals Returning Dub Cast For Code Geass: Akito The Exiled

Funimation has announced that several of the original cast members will be returning to reprise their roles for the dub of Code Geass: Akito The Exiled.   The returning cast members include: Yuri Lowenthal: Suzaku Kururugi Kate Higgins: C.C Micah Solusod: Akito Hyuga Jeannie Tirado: Leila Malcal Ricco Fajardo: Ryo Sayama Aaron Dismuke: Yukiya Naruse Elizabeth Maxwell: Ayano Kosaka Joel Mcdonald: Ashley Ashra Jad Saxton: Jean Rowe Alex Organ: Shin Hyuga The OVA series will be released in a BD/DVD Combo on June 27 priced at $64.98. Funimation currently has the OVA series priced at $48.74 on their online store.


Warner Brothers Streams Justice League Teasers

Warner Brothers has updated their official Youtube channel with teasers for the Justice League film.  The full trailer will be revealed tomorrow, however they have shown several teasers in the meantime. The teasers feature a look at some of the heroes in the film which include Aquaman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg.   Justice League will premiere in theaters on November 17.   


Godzilla Anime 2nd Visual & Story Setting Revealed

The official website for the upcoming Godzilla anime film has updated with some new details about the project. First, a new visual was revealed a features a look at one of the main characters named Haruo.  The main tagline of the visual is “I will definitely take this earth/planet back.” 「ティザービジュアル第2弾」解禁!スキンスーツをまとった一人の青年がこちらに向かってくる姿と、その背後には着陸しようとする複数の宇宙船と編隊を組む機体が、さらに地上には二足歩行ロボットやバイクのような形状をした兵器も描かれています。舞い降りたこの星はーーー。#anigodzi pic.twitter.com/HXROypXfiT — アニメーション映画『GODZILLA』 (@GODZILLA_ANIME) March 24, 2017 The film’s official name was also revealed.  According to the website the film will be titled “, Godzilla: Monster Planet (Kaiju Wakusei),” and will be set 20,000 years in the future.  The current state of the earth is beingRead More


Crunchyroll to Stream Gundam Build Fighters & Gundam Build Fighters Try

Crunchyroll has announced that they will be streaming both Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try. Both series will become available on the service starting today at 5 P.M. PST and will be available to subscribers worldwide expect for Asia. Crunchyroll provided a synopsis for both series. The time is the near future. Years have passed since the 1980s, when “Gunpla”–plastic models based on the “Mobile Suit Gundam” animation–created a huge boom. Now, a new wave is sweeping the world, in what could be called a second Gunpla boom. Its popularity is driven by “Gunpla Battle,”Read More


Netflix Live-Action Death Note Trailer Streamed

Netflix has updated their official twitter page with the first trailer for the Netflix exclusive American Live-Action adaptation of Death Note.  The trailer features a look at Light Turner who is portrayed by Nat Wolff.   The film will premiere on Netflix on August 25. Shall we begin? #DeathNote pic.twitter.com/fEd12Gm32c — Netflix US (@netflix) March 22, 2017 The cast includes: Nat Wolff: Light Turner Margaret Qualley: Mia Sutton Keith Stanfield: L Paul Nakauchi: Watari Shea Whigham: James Turner Willem Dafoe: Ryuk (voice) Masi Oka The staff consists of: Adam Wingard: Director Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs, Masi Oka: Producers Charles Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, JeremyRead More


The King of Fighters XIV Vanessa: DLC Character Trailer Streamed

The official Playstation Youtube channel has updated with a new trailer for the next DLC character in The King of Fighters XIV. The latest trailer features the return of Vanessa.  For those who are unaware, the character first debuted in The King of Fighters ’99 Evolution.  Her latest appearance was in The King of Fighters 2002 so it has been quite some time the character has appeared on the fighting roster.  No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.  


Star Wars Rebels “Showdown With Thrawn” Trailer Streamed

The official Star Wars Youtube channel has updated with a new trailer for Star Wars Rebels.  The latest trailer features some of the events of the Season 3 finale and it looks like the Rebels are going to need a miracle to get out this one.  The Season 3 finale titled “, Zero Hour, ” will be a two part event that will this Saturday at 8:30 P.M. EST/PST on Disney XD.  


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory Announced

Bandai Namco has announced that they will be releasing a new title in the Digimon Story game series,  The latest game will be titled “, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan later this year.  The Japanese Playstation 4 port of the game will also include the original Digimon Story: Cyber Slueth game.  This will be debut release of the Playstation 4 version of the game in Japan since it was previously only released on  a PS Vita.  The game is also currently set for Europe so expect a North AmericanRead More


New Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains Characters Revealed

Recently two new characters that will be featured in Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains were recently revealed.  The first charter is Gō Onizuka who considers himself a rival to Yūsaku/ Playmater.  He will be going under the name Go Onizuka (Go鬼塚) in VR Space duels.  The second character, Aoi Zaizen is one of Yūsaku’s classmates.  She will be going under the alias Blue Angel in VR Space duels. Currently their voice roles have not been confirmed so stay tune for updates.  More details about the series will be revealed during the Yu-Gi-Oh! Labo special, which will air on April 5 at 6:25 P.M. JPST.