June, 2018

 

SDCC 2018: Star Wars: The Clone Wars 10th Anniversary Panel Announced

The official Star Wars website has updated with the announcement that there will be a special 10th anniversary panel for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The panel will be presented by Dave Filoni and other unrevealed guests on Thursday, July 19, at 11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M in room 6BCF. For those who who are unaware, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was first CG animated series based on the Star Wars franchise, which started in 2008 and ended in 2014.  The series aired on Cartoon Network with the final season premiering on Netflix. The series lasted six seasons and ran for 121 episodes. Star Wars: The Clone Wars was theRead More


Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Intro Sequence Streamed

The official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twitter page has updated with the first reveal of the intro sequence to Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For those who are unaware, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the upcoming animated series based on the brand. The intro sequence features a pretty kicking theme song and showcases the turtles in action. Get shell-shocked! OFFICIAL Rise of the #TMNT show open & theme song is here! pic.twitter.com/KII4lkk8pT — TMNT (@TMNT) June 26, 2018 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to premiere on Nickelodeon thisRead More


Lupinranger VS Patoranger – Episode 20 Review

The star of this episode is clearly Noel and his two ranger forms. Lupinranger VS Patoranger has done incredibly well so far with its unique two-team premise, and the introduction of a new character who’s part of both teams takes it to a new level. We first see him as Lupin X, which is probably my favourite form of the two. I’ve always preferred the Lupinrangers to the Patorangers, although I like the designs and personalities of both. Part of why I like his Lupinranger form so much is theRead More


The Eyes of Bayonetta 2 Official Artbook Release Date Announced

Amazon has recently open pre-orders for the The Eyes of Bayonetta 2. For those who are aren’t aware, The Eyes of Bayonetta 2, is the the second artbook that features a collection of concept images and more based on Bayonetta 2. As the name suggests, the first artbook titled, “The Eyes of Bayonetta,” featured a look at the concepts and other various details about the first Bayonetta game. The Eyes of Bayonetta was released by Udon Entertainment on December 31, 2013 in the US and was published by Famitsu Wave on July 19, 2010. The Eyes of Bayonetta 2 was released in Japan in December 2014 andRead More


Overlord III Anime Premiere Date Announced

Over the weekend, the official Overlord III anime website updated with the reveal of a new official visual for the upcoming season as well as the premiere date. Overlord III, aka the third season of the Overlord anime series will premiere on AT-X, Toyko MX, and MBS on July 10. The season will also debut on the AbemaTV streaming service on the same day. Overlord III will also debut on BS11 on July 11 and on TV Aichi on July 12.  Madhouse will return to continue production for the upcoming season and OxT will also return to perform the new theme song titled, “VORACITY.” The new ending theme song titled, “Silent Solitude,” willRead More


SDCC 2018: Bandai of America Exclusives Revealed

The official Rangernation website has updated with the reveal of Bandai of America’s exclusive products that they will be releasing at San Diego Comic Con 2018.  The exclusives include: Limited Edition Power Rangers Zeo Zeonizer SDCC Exclusive Created by Zordon of Eltar, the Zeonizers utilized the power of the legendary Zeo Crystals to connect to the Morphin Grid and morph five heroes into the Power Rangers Zeo. These wrist-mounted devices use an interlocking feature that also helped to pilot the Zeo Zords. The Limited Edition Power Rangers Zeo Zeonizer Legacy Zeonizer, Zeo Gold RangerRead More


Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind Anime Adaptation Announced

Hirohiko Araki, creator of the Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure franchise announced during the JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure press conference that his JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken: Ōgon no Kaze) manga series will be receiving an anime adaption.  The first episode will debut at the Anyerri Hall in Tokyo and at th Japan Expo in Paris, France, which will coincide on July 5.  The episode will also be shown at Anime Expo 2018, which will be held on July 7. The full press conference can be viewed at the video listed below. The official website for the “HirohikoRead More


Tohru Furuya to Attend Anime NYC 2018

The official Anime NYC website has recently updated with an announcement that Tohru Furuya will be attending Anime NYC 2018, marking his first appearance at the convention. Tohru Furuya will be participating at various stage events and signings. Those who aren’t familiar with his work, he has voiced several across many different anime series and various other productions over the last 50 years. Some of his most famous roles include Amuro Ray from Mobile Suit Gundam, Yamcha from Dragon Ball Z, Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon, and Pegasus Seiya from Saint Seiya, just to name a few. Anime NYC 2018 will be heldRead More


Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Port Release Date Announced

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced details for the release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ. As revealed during this year’s E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, the game was stated to release sometime in 2018. Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released for the Nintendo Switch on September 28.  Those who pre-order the game will also receive Goku and Vegeta SSGSS, which are the same bonuses for the previous releases of the game, however the Nintendo Switch release will also include an extra pre-order bonus. Those who pre-order the Nintendo Switch version of the game will also receiveRead More


Shining Resonance Refrain Story Trailer Streamed

Sega America has updated their official Youtube channel with an official story trailer for Shining Resonance Refrain. For those who are unaware, the game is a remaster of the Japanese exclusive Shining Resonance game that was released for the Playstation 3 in 2014. The remastered version of the game was announced earlier this February, however no exact release details were revealed at the time outside of a Summer 2018 release frame. Today along with the trailer, Sega America has confirmed that the game will be released for the Shining Resonance Refrain will be released for the NintendoRead More


Power Rangers: Back to School One Shot Comic Announced

BOOM! Studios has announced that they will be publishing a special one-shot comic, which will be apart of their Go Go Power Rangers comic series. The one-shot comic titled, “Go Go Power Rangers: Back to School,” will feature the team’s first long needed vacation ever since they received their Power Coins. The comic will be written by Marguerite Bennett while Jim Towe, Derek Charm, Jordan Gibson, and Ilaria Catalani will be working on the illustrations. The comic will look at the team’s individual perspectives as they go on their own separate journeys. The main issue ofRead More


Live-Action Bleach Film Character Trailers Streamed

Warner Bros. Japan has updated their official Youtube channel with three character trailers for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the Bleach franchise. For those who are unaware, the film is based on Tite Kubo’s manga of the same name. The trailers feature a look at Ichigo Kurosaki (Sōta Fukushi), Rukia Kuchiki (Hana Sugisaki), and Uryū Ishida (Ryō Yoshizawa).  The first character trailer that features Ichigo Kurosaki also previews the film’s theme song titled, “Mosquito Bite,” which is performed ALEXANDROS. The cast for the film includes: Sōta Fukushi: Ichigo Kurosaki Hana Sugisaki : Rukia Kuchiki Ryō Yoshizawa: Uryū Ishida TaichiRead More


Star Trek vs. Transformers Crossover Miniseries Announced

iO9 has reported that IDW Publishing will be publishing a comic miniseries that features both Star Trek characters and the Transformers. The new crossover miniseries titled, “Star Trek vs. Transformers,” will feature the bridge crew on the U.S.S. Enterprise based on their appearances from Star Trek: The Animated Series, and the Transformers from The Transformers, aka Generation One.  For those who are unfamiliar with the series, Star Trek: The Animated Series was produced by Filmation and premiered in 1973. The series took place after the events of Star Trek: The Original Series and featured the return of the main cast now voicing their characters. Unfortunately, the seriesRead More


SDCC 2018: Mattel DC Exclusives Revealed

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed a first look at some of Mattel’s exclusives based on the DC Comics brand, which will be released at San Diego Comic Con 2018. First, Mattel will be releasing a special Hot Wheels set based on Superman Action Comics No. 1, which was released in 1938. As a homage to the cover, the set will feature a mini Superman figure holding up the iconic green sedan. This special set will retail for $20.  The second exclusive will feature new comic based DC Multiverse 6 inch figures.  The set will include Aquaman, Ocean Master, Black Manta, interchangeable hands, and a variety of other accessories. The setRead More


Otakon to Host Studio Trigger & Iron-Blooded Orphans Staff

Over the last few weeks the official Otakon website updated with new guests that will be attending the convention.  Many of the newly announced guests include some of the staff that work on productions by Studio Trigger as well as the team behind Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans.  The new guests include: Naoko Tsutsumi: Studio Trigger Producer (Gurren Lagann, Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill) Yoh Yoshinari: Studio Trigger Animation and Director  (Neon Genesis Evangelion animator, Gurren Lagann mechanical design, Little Witch Academia Director) Masahiko Otsuka: Studio Trigger President  (FLCL, When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace) Tatsuyuki Nagai: Director (Toradora!, anohana, The Anthem of the Heart, Mobile Suit Gundam:Read More