December, 2017

 

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 37 Review

I know it’s a small thing, but I love those scenes at the beginning of every episode where the Kyurangers figure out what their next mission is. The fact that we get one at the start of every episode in the pre-opening space where most Sentai teams would be chilling at their HQ means that the default setting of the Kyuranger team is more active rather than passage. They’re always on the move and they’re always getting work done to save the universe. It’s also just a nice way ofRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 36 Review

Totally called it! The overall theme of Kyuranger has been that ordinary people can make a difference, so it makes sense that the endgame we’re building to involves the universe rising up to overthrow Jark Matter. Using the pop star from the last episode as a catalyst for the uprising was an unexpected twist but it makes a lot of sense given his role in inspiring Hammy and how his numerous appearances throughout previous episodes have already established him as a well-known and influential figure in the universe. Having himRead More


Power Rangers RPM: The Complete Series Announced

Shout Factory! has announced the release details for Power Rangers RPM: The Complete Series.  For those who are unaware, Power Rangers RPM debuted on ABC Kids in 2009.  The season marked the final season in the Disney era and was an adaptation of Engine Sentai Go-Onger.  Shout Factory! provided a synopsis for the series. In a world ravaged by a malicious, rapidly evolving computer virus known as Venjix, the last survivors of humanity huddle under the domed city of Corinth. Protecting the people of Corinth is the last force left on Earth to stand against this computerizedRead More


Injustice 2 Free Trial Announced

The official Injustice Youtube channel has updated with a free trial announcement trailer for Injustice 2.  During the free trial, players with Playstation Plus or Xbox Live Gold will be able to download the trial. Players will be able to play all the main characters in the roster in the multiplayer modes along with the first three chapters of the game’s story mode.  Players will also be able to play as the DLC characters via the Multiverse Event Portals. Best part of the trial is that any progress made during the trial will be saved so that playersRead More


Fathom Events Announces Digimon Adventure tri.: Loss, Coexistence, & Future Theatrical Release

Fathom Events has updated their official website with official pages for Digimon Adventure tri.: Loss, Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence, and Digimon Adventure tri.: Future.  The company will be distributing the Dub of each of the films starting on February 1, 2018.   The full schedule will go as followed: Digimon Adventure tri.: Loss – February 1, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence – May 10, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. Digimon Adventure tri.: Future – September 20, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. Fathom Events also provided a synopsis for each of the films. Digimon Adventure tri.: Loss AfterRead More


Pokémon Crystal VC Announcement Trailer Streamed

Nintendo has updated their official Youtube channel with an announcement trailer for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console release of Pokémon Crystal.  For those who aren’t aware, Pokémon Crystal was the third game release in the second generation for the Pokémon franchise.  Pokémon Crystal debuted on the Gameboy Color in Japan in 2000 and in the west in 2001.  The game was roughly the same as Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, however the game did feature some new content. One of the biggest new features that was introduced in Pokémon Crystal is the ability to choose a male or female avatar.  This wasRead More


Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Machine Builder & Parts Set

Premium Bandai has updated with an official pre-order page for S.H.Figuarts Machine Builder & Parts Set.  For those who haven’t been following the show the Machine Builder is the main bike used by Kamen Rider Build.   The bike set will include: Machine Builder Exchangeable wrists (LeftX2, RightX3)  Drill Crusher Drill Crusher Gun Mode Replacement Part  Build Phone Stand Pre-orders for the set will open on December 15 at 4 P.M. JST and the item will be released in June 2018 priced at 5,400 Yen.  Those who are interested should contact their preferred middleman for more details.  


Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z

Premium Bandai has updated with an official pre-order page for S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z.  For those who haven’t been following Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Cross-Z is Banjo Ryuga aka the secondary rider for the series. The figure will include: Exchangeable wrists (LeftX2, RightX3) Beat Closer  Beat Closer parts Cross-Z Dragon Dragon Full Bottle Lock Full Bottle Pre-orders for the figure will open on December 15 at 4 P.M. JST and the item will be released in June 2018 priced at 5,400 Yen.  Those who are interested should contact their preferred middleman for more details.  


Build-A-Bear Super Mario Promotion Announced

Build-A-Bear has announced that they will be releasing new plush based on the Super Mario franchise.  Currently they have confirmed four different types of plush and several costumes as well as various accessories. The confirmed plush include: Toad: $10.50 Yoshi: $25.50 Mario Bear: $28 Bowser (Online Exclusive): $35 The confirmed accessories and costumes include: Super Mario 5-1 Sound Box: $7 Bowser 5-1 Sound Box: $7 Super Mario Wrist Accessory Set: $8.50 Red Super Mario Hoodie: $10 Princess Peach Costume: $16 Luigi Costume $16 The plush will be available at physical locations this weekend,Read More


Goku Black, Beerus, & Hit Joins Dragon Ball FighterZ Roster

Recently a V-Jump magazine scan has surfaced online, which reveals that Goku Black, Beerus, and Hit are confirmed as playable fighters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The scan also features a look at several of the “Dramatic Productions” that can happen during matches. Goku Black will be able to summon Zamasu when he uses certain special moves, which is very similar to what happens with Tien/ Chiaotzu or for Android 18 & Android 17.  During the attack, Zamasu will hold the opponent while Goku Black prepares to unleash a Kamehameha. One of his supers will allow him to create a giantRead More


Live-Action Gintama Film to Release in North America

It has recently been revealed that the Live-Action Gintama film will be released in North America.  The film will be distributed by Azoland Pictures and will premiere in both theaters in the United States and Canada on January 19, 2018.  For those who haven’t been following the film is a live-action adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi’s manga series of the same name.  The film debuted in Japan on July 14, 2017 and was released by Warner Brothers Pictures. The film will later be released on home video in North America by Well Go USA.  The film will be released in a Blu-ray/ DVD ComboRead More


She-Ra Netflix Original Series Announced

The Nerdist has reported that several Netflix Original Series by Dreamworks TV are in the works.  Among the announced releases includes a reboot of She-Ra.   Noelle Stevenson will be working as the showrunner for the series. Currently no other details regarding the series has been confirmed at this time, however the series is set to premiere on the platform in 2018.  For those who aren’t aware, She-Ra is the alter ego of Prince Adam’s twin sister, Princess Adora.   She debuted in the He-Man animated film, “The Secret of the Sword.” The character was later featured in the spin-off series titled, She-Ra: PrincessRead More


Official Images: Playmates Toys Classic Voltron

Toyark has posted official images of the upcoming Classic Voltron by Playmates Toys.  Back in August of this year BBTS posted pre-order pages for the upcoming release of Classic Voltron, however it did not reveal look of the full Voltron combination.  Today the new images feature another look at the Lions along with the first look at the fully combined Voltron.  The standard lions will include several weapon accessories and the Black Lion will feature over 60+ sounds as well as a light up chest. Each of the standard lions will retail for $17.99 while the Black LionRead More


Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory Gameplay Trailer Streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan has posted a trailer for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory on their official Youtube channel.  The latest trailer features another look at the game’s story as well as taking a look at the game play.   Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory will be released in Japan on December 14.  The game will later launch for North America and Europe for the Playstation 4 & PSVita on January 19, 2018.    


Detective Pikachu Film Premiere Date Announced

Deadline has reported the premiere details for the upcoming Detective Pikachu film. For those who haven’t been following the film, Detective Pikachu is a live-action adaptation of the Pokémon spin-off game of the same name.  As reported earlier, Detective Pikachu will star Ryan Reynolds as the titular character and he will play alongside Justice Smith and Kathyrn Newton.  Detective Pikachu will premiere on May 10, 2019.