September, 2017

 

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 30 Review

It’s strange to have something that feels like a final battle against the main villain in Episode 30 of a Sentai series, but here we are. We had an epic fight in a desert with cool drone shots and slo-mo, the main villain tried to attack the rangers’ base, and at least three characters were on the brink of death (and one actually died). It certainly felt endgame-y, and for me it’s exactly the sort of thing the mid-series of a Sentai show needs to keep the momentum going. IRead More


Viz Media Licenses Infini-T Force

Viz Media has recently announced at Anime Weekend Alanta 2017 that they have licensed the Infini-T Force anime series and film.  Under the license Viz media will focus on marketing “digital streaming, electronic sell-through, home video, and merchandise for North America, Latin America and Oceania. It also includes theatrical distribution for the film.” Viz Media provided a trailer for their release of Infini-T Force. For those who are unaware, Infini-T Force is an anime series that is a 3D CGTV project created by Tatsunoko Productions as a part of the 55th anniversary celebration of the company. The series will focusRead More


Official Images: Uchu Sentai KyuRanger DX Kyutama Gattai 13 Orion Battler

Bandai Japan has updated the official Super Sentai toy sub page with official images of the DX Kyutama Gattai 13 Orion Battler from Uchu Sentai Kyuranger.  As stated in the previous set of scans the DX Orion Battler will be a combination of the Battle Orion Ship and the Orion Voyager. The mecha will have four different modes and will feature various lights/ sounds.  The mecha will include the Orion and All Voyager Kyutama. The DX Kyutama Gattai 13 Orion Battler is set to release on October 7 in Japan priced at 12,000 Yen (before tax).    


My Hero Academia Season 3 Announced

It has recently been announced that the third season of My Hero Academia is currently in development.  The announcement was revealed in the recent issue of the monthly Shonen Jump magazine. The second season will be concluding this weekend with episode 38/25.  No other details are confirmed a this time so stay tuned for updates.  


Digimon Links Smartphone Game Trailer Streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan posted an English trailer for the Digimon Links smartphone game on their official Youtube channel.  For those who aren’t aware Digimon Links is a smartphone game that was released on mobile devices in Japan in March 2016.  The game features a 3 on 3 battle system and allows players to farm and raise Digimon. The official website provided a description of the game. Digimon Links features a whole range of Digimon from past Digital Monsters series entries. Train Digimon on your Farm and try out the new, turn-based 3 VS 3Read More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 29 Review

This episode got off to a strong start with the team in the present exploring the 300-year-old wreckage of the Orion. The destroyed control room was a simple but effective image that made for a memorable pre-title sequence with a genuine cliffhanger rather than just the promise of a fight. It’s nice to see Sentai attempting a more complicated storyline, and for the most part it works. As far as villain introductions go, it doesn’t get much better than Don Armage’s entrance at the end of this episode. There areRead More


Overlord Season 2 Premiere Date Announced

The official twitter page for the Animate store has updated with a magazine cover image that features cover artwork for the 12 volume of the Overlord novel series.  The magazine’s jacket reveals that the second season of the anime series will premiere on January 2018 and also reveals that Madhouse will return to produce the series.  The next volume of the novel will be released this upcoming Sunday in Japan. 【書籍入荷情報】『オーバーロード(12) 聖王国の聖騎士 (上)』『誰にでもできる影から助ける魔王討伐 (3)』等、【エンターブレイン】さんの“ノベルス”新刊が多数入荷しマチた!!!コミカライズでも活躍をしている、大人気作品がいっぱい!!是非ゲットマチ~★ pic.twitter.com/qDtnsFc0sy — アニメイト町田 (@animatemachida) September 28, 2017 ANN provided a synopsis for the series. The novels and anime’s story takes place in the year 2138Read More


Star Wars Forces of Destiny Trailer #2 Streamed

The official Disney Youtube channel has updated with a new trailer for Star Wars Forces of Destiny.  The latest trailer features a sneak peak at some of the upcoming episodes of the mini-series. The Star Wars Forces of Destiny television specials will premiere on the Disney Channel on October 1 and October 29.


Patrick Massett & John Zinman to Produce Live-Action Sword Art Online Series

The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Patrick Massett and John Zinman will serve as executive producers/ writers for the Sword Art Online live-action television series. Alongside Massett and Zinman, Laeta Kalogridis will also serve as an executive producer as well as being one of the head writers for the pilot episode of the series. Other producers on the project include: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. The series will produced at Skydance Media.   Skydance Media president, Marcy Ross had this to say about the project. “Patrick and John have shown incredible range in their storytelling capabilities, from subtle character drama to big, world-buildingRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 28 Review

Wow, they really want to make sure we understand the whole ‘two teams: one in the past, one in the present’ thing, huh? They’re even doing on-screen diagrams now. Something else I want to mention about the opening is that Lucky introduced the whole group as the Kyurangers rather than just saying his own name. Since the start of the series Lucky has steadily grown more and more competent as a leader and I can’t tell if it’s an intentional character arc or a side-effect of the show having gainedRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger October Scans *Spoilers

Recently the September Scans for Uchu Sentai Kyuranger have surfaced online, which reveal events that will be happening on the show in the month of October. Keep in mind this article contains spoilers so read at your own discretion  First more details about the new upcoming mecha were revealed.  Recently Lucky obtained the powers of the Orion Constellation, however he will soon be getting two new mecha to power up the Kyuranger’s arsenal. The Orion Voyager and the Battle Orion Ship will be able to combine to form the Orion Battler.  The mecha will be linked to the power of the Orion Kyutama, whichRead More


Gundam Twilight AXIS Compilation Film Announced

Gundam.info has updated with an announcement that Gundam Twilight AXIS will be receiving a compilation film. The film titled, “Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS Red Trace (Akaki Zanei),” and will premiere alongside the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower compilation film.  The film will air in 15 Japanese theaters starting on November 18 through December 1.  The film will compile all six episodes of the series and is stated to feature brand new footage. Gundam.info provided a synopsis for the series: Late U.C. 0096. The Earth Federation government, regarding the existence of the “psycho-frame” as a threat, organizes the Mastema specialRead More


Crunchyroll to Stream Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 5: Symbiosis

Toei Animation has announced on their official Twitter page that Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 5: Symbiosis will be streaming on Crunchyroll.  The penultimate chapter will be simulcasted on the service on September 30 (JST) so expect it to arrive on the service in morning of September 29 (P.T.).  No other details are confirmed at this time, however expect to see more information within the next couple of days. On Sept. 30 in Japan, Digimon Adventure tri. chapter 5, "Kyousei" ("Symbiosis") will be simulcasting on @Crunchyroll! Who's ready?? pic.twitter.com/1RmJBSnzN9 — Toei Animation (@ToeiAnimation) September 26, 2017


Kamen Rider Build October Scans *Spoilers

Recently the October Scans for Kamen Rider Build have surfaced online, which reveal events that will be happening on the show next month. Keep in mind this article contains spoilers so read at your own discretion First, Blood Stark will be more present on the show starting this October and he will be focusing on attacking Sento. Continuing on the scans feature a look at Kamen Rider Claws. By using the Claws Dragon device and the Dragon Full Bottle the user will be able to become this form.  While the identity of the rider has been hidden for someRead More


NYCC 2017: Bandai America Exclusives Revealed

Power Rangers Now has revealed the Bandai America exclusives for New York Comic Con 2017. The exclusives include: Limited Edition: Fighting Spirit Legacy Figure Set Price: $80.00 The Limited Edition: Fighting Spirit Legacy Figure Set includes three iconic versions of Tommy Oliver based on the Power Rangers Dino Thunder episode, “Fighting Spirit.” The three pack includes the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, Mighty Morphin White Ranger, and Zeo Red Ranger.  All three figures will include premium paint schemes along with the exclusive silver stripe version of the Green Ranger.  Each figure will include various accessories and will be available at the BandaiRead More