News – Squid Girl! Dragon Ball Super toys!! Suzuka manga!!!

It’s already Tuesday and once again I am here with some more news!

Squid Girl

Announced today, North American licenser Sentai Filmworks have obtained the license to the anime series Squid Girl. This means they have the rights to release the anime episodes from seasons 1 and 2, and OVA for home DVDs and Digital outlets like iTunes.

Anime Synopsis:

The cutest little tentacle-haired invader from the sea, Squid Girl, has come to subdue humanity! Unfortunately, she’s in hot water with the Aizawa siblings after a demonstration of her squid powers destroys their restaurant, the Lemon Beach House. Now, she’s forced to work as a waitress for them until she pays off her damages. Between her aquatic puns, bickering with the Aizawa sisters, tiffs with customers, and the many misadventures that come with seaside life, Squid Girl has her hands, and her tentacles, full!

Dragon Ball Super

Announced by Toei and Bandai, the companies revealed today the a line of new Dragon Ball Super toys. What makes this news interesting is that these toys will be release for the US in summer 2017! The action figures will be as tall as either 3.5-inch, 6.5-inch and 7-inch. There will also have collectible sets and even “role-play items” Deluxe Scouters and Deluxe Kamehameha Shooter.

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Suzuka

Announced today, English manga publisher Kodansha (well-known for doing Attack on Titan and A Silent Voice) rescued another manga series called Suzuka. There are total of 18 volumes of the series but recently, the manga in US had only 15 volumes and then discontinued; they were owned by Del Rey. Kodansha will be releasing the manga as well releasing it in digital books like Kindle and Kubo. The first five manga will be released on October 11.

Synopsis:

SHE’S SO COOL Yamato is ready for a fresh start. So when his aunt invites him to stay rent-free in her big-city boarding house in hustling, bustling Tokyo, Yamato jumps at the chance. There’s just one teensy-weensy catch: It’s an all-girl housing complex and spa! Things get even more nerve-racking when Yamato meets his neighbor Suzuka, a beautiful track-and-field star. She’s not just the cutest girl Yamato’s ever met, she’s also the coolest, the smartest, and the most intimidating. Can an ordinary guy like Yamato ever hope to win over a girl like Suzuka?

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Be cautious though, Crunchyroll mentioned digital releases. I am not sure if they will only release the manga as digital first or both.

Sword Art Online news: Wordwide movie release! New app game for the West!

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

With the news of the film’s release date and introduction to new characters, we are given more exciting news! Publisher Kadokawa announced today the upcoming film Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale will be released to theaters wordwide on February 18, 2017! There are yet for full details but the staff informed that the movie will be premiered in 1,000 theaters all over the world.

Sword Art Online app

Besides the upcoming film, we have more Sword Art Online news but this is for mobile phones!

Video game company Bandai Namco Entertainment recently streamed a video trailer of a new app game called Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag. The game is available for iOS and Android phones. The video trailer reveals that this game will be playable in the West. The free game was recently released in Japan in August 31.

game description:

The side-scroll-type action RPG features both the television show’s story and an original story. It supports online co-operative play.

Bandai Namco Entertainment is holding a preregistration campaign where all customers preregistering will receive in-game gifts. The number of bonuses will depend on the number of preregistered users. The rewards include five memory diamonds, apron and kitchen knife equipment, and Asuna in a camisole.