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Kouji Kikkawa to Perform Mazinger Z: Infinity Film Ending Theme

The official Mazinger Z: Infinity film website has updated with an announcement that Kouji Kikkawa will be performing the ending theme for the film.  The ending theme for the film will be titled, “The Last Letter.” According to the website Kikkawa commented that “the song was made with the image of a pilot and his robots going beyond their limits and sharing a connection and sorrow.”  Go Nagai, creator of the Mazinger Z franchise stated that the the song will “make the people who went crazy over Mazinger Z remember the good times.”  Kikkawa is best known for his work in Tokusatsu such as theRead More


Mazinger Z: Infinity Film Details Revealed

The official Mazinger Z: Infinity website has updated with new details about the upcoming film. It has been revealed that Great Mazinger will also be making an appearance in the film.  Great Mazinger is the main character that appears in the anime/ manga of the same name.  The anime series ran from September 8, 1974 –  September 28, 1975.  The manga series was published by Kodansha in October 1974 and ran until October 1975.  The manga ran for 2 volumes.   The website also revealed the cast members for the film. The cast members include: Toshihiko Seki: Tetsuya Tsurugi – A hero who helped KojiRead More


Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 3: Confession Dub Trailers Streamed

Shout Factory has updated their official Youtube channel with new dub clips for Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 3: Confession.  The third chapter in the Digimon Adventure Tri OVA series originally premiered in Japan on September 24 and was also simulcasted on Crunchyroll.   Shout Factory provided a synopsis for Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 3: Confession. “The Time Draws Near…” Tai and his friends are haunted by the infection that resulted Meicoomon destroying Leomon. What could have caused it? When did it occur? Now, all of the Digimon are quarantined, in hopes that answers can be found andRead 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


Bluefin Brands Announces S.H.Figuarts Goku Black Release

Bluefin Brands has updated their official website with release details for S.H.Figuarts Goku Black.  The figure will be released next April priced at $65.    The figure will include: Alternate Super Saiyan Rosé head Black Kamehameha Wave Effect Violent Fierce God Slicer Alternated face parts X2  Exchangeable wrists (Left X2, Right X5)   “I’m impressed a human made it this far. Now I’ve got something special to show you…” Transform into Super Saiyan Rose! From the “Future Trunks” arc of “Dragon Ball Super” comes a much-requested figure of GOKU BLACK! Includes Super Saiyan Rose, letting you replicateRead More


Shout Factory Announces Digimon Adventure tri.: Confession Blu-Ray Release Date

Shout Factory has recently opened pre-orders for Digimon Adventure tri.: Confession. The next chapter in the Digimon Adventure tri. will be released on December 5 priced at the MSRP of $24.97.  Those who purchase the Blu-ray/ DVD Combo at Shout Factory’s website will also receive a special lithograph as well as receiving it two weeks earlier. Shout Factory also provided a synopsis. “The Time Draws Near…” Tai and his friends are haunted by the infection that resulted Meicoomon destroying Leomon. What could have caused it? When did it occur? Now, all of the Digimon are quarantined, in hopesRead More


Saint Seiya CG Remake Series Announced For Netflix

Cinema Today has reported that a new CG remake of the original “Saint Seiya” series in the works. The series is currently tilted, “Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, ” and will stream exclusively as a Netflix original series. The series will cover the “Galaxy War Arc” and will continue up the “Silver Saint Arc.”  Each episode will run for 30 minutes and the series will consist of 12 episodes.  The series will be directed by Yoshiharu Asui and will be produced by Toei Animation. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.


Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 5: Symbiosis Trailer Streamed

Recently a new trailer for Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 5: Symbiosis has been posted to Dailymotion.  The latest trailer features a look at some of the events that will featured in the fifth installment of the series.  Digimon Adventure Tri Chapter 5: Symbiosis will have a limited screen event in theaters in Japan starting September 30.  Expect a simulcast of the latest chapter on Crunchyroll around the same time. Withthewill provided a translation for the dialogue featured in the trailer. Hikari! [on screen text: The more honest and sensitive one is…] Hikari! [onRead More


Official Images: Digivolution Spirits 02 Metal Garurumon

Bandai Tamashii has updated their website with official images for Digivolution Spirits 02 Metal Garurumon.  For those who are unaware the Digivolution Spirits figures are updated versions of the Digivolving figures released in the original Digimon Adventure toyline that feature die-cast parts and new tooling. Pre-orders for the figure will open at the various online retailers on August 1 and will be released next January priced at 7,776 Yen. 


Discotek Media To Release Fist of the North Star Complete Series

Discotek Media has updated their official Facebook page with an announcement that they will be releasing Fist of the North Star on SDBD.  The set will include all 152 episodes of the series and will feature English subtitles.  The set will also include the first 36 episodes of the English dub.   Fist of the North Star The TV Series will be released on October 31.  


Mazinger Z Anime Film Premiere Date Announced

The official Mazinger Z anime film website has updated with the premiere date details for the upcoming anime film. The film will premiere in Japan on January 13, 2018.  For those who are unaware the film’s story will be set as a sequel to the original Mazinger anime series. As stated earlier, the film is set 10 years after the events of the original series.  The main hero Koji Kabuto will follow his grandfather and father’s footsteps as a scientist.  One day he discovers a mysterious large object that shows vital readings somewhere below Mount Fuji.Read More


Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Switch Release Date Announced

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced the release date for the Nintendo Switch port of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.   Back in May, it was revealed that the game would be releasing this Fall in the west, however today they revealed the exact release date for the game. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is set to release for the Nintendo Switch on September 22.   Bandai Namco Entertainment also posted details about the new features of the Nintendo Switch version of the game as well as some screenshots. Switch-specific features include: • 6 PLAYER LOCAL PLAY MODE (ADDITIONAL NINTENDO SWITCH UNITS REQUIRED). •Read More


One Piece ‘Episode of East Blue’ Promo Streamed

Toei Animation has recently updated their official Youtube channel with a trailer for the One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure (Luffy to 4-nin no Daibōken)” two hour TV special. The special was created as a part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of the original manga series and will premiere on Fuji TV on August 26 at 9:00 P.M. JPST.  The special will feature reanimated scenes of the series’ beginning and other events leading to when the crew enters the Grand Line.  The ending credits will feature special animated versions ofRead More


Anime Expo 2017: Ultimate Deco Super Saiyan Goku Exclusive Revealed

Bandai America has announced that they will be offering a special Utimate Deco Super Saiyan Goku figure exclusively at Anime Expo 2017. For those who are unaware, Bandai America is soon to be releasing “Power Rangers Legacy” stylized figures based on the Dragon Ball characters. The actual figure line is called, Dragon Ball Super Dragon Stars, with the first wave set to release this August. Now, as for this convention exclusive figure, it will be sold for $35 and will be released in a special collector’s box. Anime Expo 2017 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center,Read More


Mazinger Z Animated Film Teaser Streamed

Recently a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Mazinger Z animated film was shown during the Annecy Film Festival earlier this week. The trailer reveals that the film will feature a combination of 3D models with 2D line art. The film is set to premiere in Europe before it’s premiere in Japan.   The film’s production cast consists of: Go Nagai: Original Creator Junju Shimizu: Director You Nakano: Assistant Director  Takahiro Ozawa: Screenplay Takayuki Yanase: Mecha Design Hiroya Iijima: Character Design Toshiyuki Watanabe : Music Ichiro Mizuki : Opening Theme Toei Animation: Production Toei: DistributionRead More