Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon trailer revealed!

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Need some good news for 2020? I got you covered! It has been announced months ago that an Inuyasha anime sequel was in the works and the team behind the original anime are back to do this new series. The anime is called Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon and it’s a sequel taking place after the events of Inuyasha. Revealed by Viz, the Yashahime will be released to the world on October 2020. The trailer reveals the new characters in action and having the story take place 10 years later. What do you think about the anime? Are you excited for October?

Anime Studio Arms is bankrupt?

If you’re a fan Ikki Tousen, Elfen Lied, and Queen’s Blade, I got some unfortunate news for you. According to Anime News Network, the anime studio behind these anime, Arms, has declared bankruptcy. Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR) reported this week that Arms filed for  special liquidation on July 22, after deciding on that course of action through a shareholder meeting on May 31.

According to ANN, Arms was found in 1996 and it focused on outside animation work from Pierrot and also did anime collaboration from adult anime companies such as Pink Pineapple and Green Bunny. They started their own anime series in 2004 with the anime Mezzo. The company would later be involved with other anime series such as mentioned from earlier as well as Aesthetic of a Rogue Hero, Samurai Girls and Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid. Their recent anime series they worked on was Ikki Tousen: Western Wolves in 2019. In 2017, they changed their studio’s name from Arms to Common Sense, but they still kept the trademark name for Arms.

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Ikki Tousen Western Wolves Anime's New PV Previews 1st Episode

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Toonami adds Batman movies in August schedule!

Toonami is constantly changing and even with COVID-19 going on in the world, there won’t stop giving us something fun to watch on Saturday nights. It has been announced that Toonami is teaming up with DC comics and will be airing some animated Batman movies in the two weeks of August; Aug 15th and 20th will air back to back of Batman movies. Depending on the timezone you live, you wouldn’t want to miss these epic movies.

On August 15th, Toonami will be airing Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One. On August 22nd, Toonami will be airing the anthology movie Batman: Gothan Knight and the finale called Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two.

Batman: Year One 

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Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne, after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon, after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city’s corruption on its streets and police department respectively, this pair learn how to fight back their own way. With that, Gotham’s evildoers from top to bottom are terrorized by the mysterious Batman, and the equally heroic Gordon is assigned to catch him by comrades who both hate and fear him themselves. In the ensuing manhunt, both find much in common as the seeds of an unexpected friendship are laid with additional friends and rivals helping to start the legend.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One

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In a dystopian near-future version of Gotham City, 55-year-old Bruce Wayne has retired from being Batman following the death of his former Robin, Jason Todd. Criminals now run amok and the city is constantly terrorized by a gang known as the Mutants. However, the escalating brutality of the Mutants prompts Bruce to take up the mantle of Batman again, but the public opinion over Batman and his methods is sharply divided.

Batman: Gotham Knight

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In this 6-story anthology collection, Batman faces villains both new and old in a timeline set after Batman Begins. In “Have I Got A Story For You”, three kids tell wildly different stories about Batman during a fight through Gotham. “Crossfire” focuses on two policemen who end up getting in the middle of a crime battle. “Field Test” has Lucius Fox creating a new technology for Batman, but is it too powerful? “In Darkness Dwells” features Killer Croc and Scarecrow, who have kidnapped a priest. “Working Through Pain” goes through flashbacks of Bruce Wayne’s training while Batman finds his way through the sewers. Finally, “Deadshot” focuses on the titular sniper, who has a new target in Gotham.

Batman: the Dark Knight Returns Part Two

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After a 10 year absence, the Dark Knight has returned to Gotham to fight the Mutant threat. After defeating the Mutants, he has taken control of a gang loyal to him in order to make Gotham a safer place. But, the Joker has decided to stop this and fights against Batman in a deadly duel. Meanwhile, Superman is ordered to stop the Dark Knight because the government believes that his ways are wrong. As Batman fights the Joker, the Man of Steel prepares for his greatest fight.

What do you think about Toonami adding these movies? If there is any plans for more what other DC movies do you want to see on Toonami?

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My Hero Academia OVA announced!

Great news MHA fans! We may have to wait for season 5 of My Hero Academia, but we can expect some upcoming anime this month. Announced today from Funimation and Crunchyroll, My Hero Academia will be getting a two part OVA episodes According to these sites, these OVAs will be aired at the same time as Japan on August 15th for all regions.; the OVA will be subbed. The OVA us titled “Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training” and it will be a two-part episode taking place in season 3.

Funimation synopsis:

In this brand-new adventure, some Class 1-A students are sent to hone their survival skills at a training course. Having yet to receive their provisional licenses, they’re eager to cut loose and have a little fun. They quickly discover that the danger they face is no simulation! It’s going to take their combined training, teamwork, and quick thinking if they’re going to pass this assignment!

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Bleach Brave Souls will join PC this summer!

BLEACH Brave Souls on Steam

Just like the anime app game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, another app game will be joining PC. The popular anime game Bleach Brave Souls will be playable on your PC. There is no release date yet, but according to Steam, it will be available to download for free in summer 2020. Bleach Brave Souls first appeared in 2015 for Android and Apple users and this game got so many popularity, over 148 countries and regions has downloaded this game. Not only this game allows players to play as their favorite Bleach character some are able to play through the stories that hasn’t been aired as anime such as the Thousand Year Blood War and Can’t Fear Your Own World. Here is new functions for the PC version:

PC Features

  • Controller Compatibility Essential for Comfortable Gaming – Players will be able to enjoy the game more comfortably by using the Steam function to utilize a gaming controller to play quests.
  • High-Quality Graphics on PC Monitors – Players can change the screen size and resolution to enjoy the same great game graphics in HD on their PC monitors.
  • Support on Multiple Devices! Play on your Smartphone and PC! – Players who linked accounts with KLab ID or Facebook will be able to play with the same user account on both their smartphones and PCs.

Overall, PC users will be able to play this game with Steam function controls, modify the game’s screen size and resolution and link your Facebook/KLab ID account to the PC and smartphone.

If you like Bleach Brave Souls and you want to play on Steam, don’t forget to hit the wishlist button in the Steam page.

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Demon Slayer film reveals LiSA song and release date for Western fans

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

Good news for Demon Slayers fans! If you loved the anime series Demon Slayers, you might have heard the news of the upcoming follow-up movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. Announced today in a trailer, fans in North America is going to have to wait for the movie to come here. Mugen Train will be in theaters in 2021 for the U.S. and Canada, but in Japan the movie is coming in on October 16th, 2020. Funimation and Aniplex USA will give fans what they want in 2021. Also revealed today is that the singer of the opening and ending song LiSA will return and she will compose the movie’s theme song. The song is called “Homura” (translated as flame). Are you excited?

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Viz movies Berserk and Sailor Moon R joins Funimation in August

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It looks like you might need a Funimation account to watch your Viz anime shows and movies because with permission from Viz, these movies are coming to Funimation via streaming!

Announced early morning of August 1st, Funimation and Viz partnered up and will allow these Viz movies Sailor Moon R and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc movie in their Viz streaming library. On August 7th, the movie Sailor Moon R: The Movie is joining Funimation. On August 14th, two of the Berserk movies will be added to the Viz anime catalog: Berserk: The Golden Arc Age II – The Battle for Doldrey and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie synopsis:

It’s an ordinary day for Sailor Moon and her fellow Guardians, until Mamoru’s past puts the Earth at risk! As a child, he gave lonely alien Fiore a rose as a gesture of gratitude for his friendship.

Since then, Fiore has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of the favor. Alas, his choice of the mysterious Xenian flower sends the Guardians hurtling into space to save Mamoru—and the Earth!

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc synopsis:

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II – The Battle for Doldrey

No one has ever breached the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey. But the Band of the Hawk and their enigmatic leader Griffith are ready for the challenge, as they continue to win every battle, gaining notoriety throughout the Kingdom of Midland. And with Guts’ gigantic sword in the ranks, such a task should prove trivial.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent

After hearing rumors about his old allies, Guts decides to reunite with the Band of the Hawk, only to discover his former ally Casca now leading. The Hawks plot to free Griffith, who was imprisoned for treason.

But the man they save isn’t the same after a year of horrific torture. All that remains is the Crimson Behelit around his neck, which will soon darken his heart along with the sky.

Mark your calendars for these movies in August.

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Toonami news: JoJo Part 5 returns to TV! Fire Force season 2 joins in October!

Saturday nights have been shrinking in the schedule with COVID-19 becoming an issue. With Paranoia Agent concluded, it is tough to find other anime to replace them. Fortunately, we do have some anime to pick up the call of duty. It’s been announced that the anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 5: Golden Wind is coming back this Saturday on Aug 1st. This anime took a break due to COVID-19 just like My Hero Academia season 4.

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Also coming back and replacing Mob Psycho 100, we have the return of Fire Force. According to the Toonami News Twitter, Fire Force will be back on TV starting on episode 15 of season 1. To make this even more exciting, Toonami will air season 2 of Fire Force. Season 2 will be on TV on October 24th, this fall.

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Live-Action and JN voice actor Haruma Miura has been reported dead

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If you ever seen the live action movies of Attack on Titan, you will know that the actor of Eren Yeager is Haruma Miura. It has been recently reported this Saturday morning that the actor Haruma Miura was found dead at his apartment. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, investigators found out that the actor Miura was not present at work. While doing research they found a note left behind him about his intentions. They later found his body at his apartment and he was confirmed dead at the hospital. Haruma Miura died in the age of 30 and according to Crunchyroll, his death was suicide and it is unknown what was the reasons that led to it. So far, the details are small and police are still investigating.

Haruma Miura was well-known for playing as Eren in the live action Attack on Titan movie, provided the voice of Yama Daiba in the anime CG movie Space Harlock: Space Pirate and the live action movie Kimi ni Todoke movie.

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OWLS MiniCon – Dragon Ball: Comparing the Big Three Series

It started with one man and his imagination. His ideas would later create an epic story that would spawn billions of fans across the globe. That man is Akira Toriyama and he created Dragon Ball. Whether you watched this anime as a kid on Toonami, read the manga or played the games, Dragon Ball is a pivotal anime that most anime fans has witnessed and know about its presence. Dragon Ball has become so mainstream that you can its name at stores and seen parodies on Western animated series and people can recognize its popularity. From the foundation of the classic Dragon Ball, to the turning point of Z, to the black sheep of GT and to tending Super, Dragon Ball has made its mark in the anime community. As a Dragon Ball fan, I have some research on these four different Dragon Ball series. In the manga, Akira Toriyama created Dragon Ball and it took 42 volumes of the tankōbon to complete it. In America, the manga was split into two due to the anime and we have Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball GT, however, was created by Toriyama and it a sequel to the anime of Z with an original story. In 2015, the original Dragon Ball got a sequel called Dragon Ball Super and it was worked by the series creator himself. There is also a manga version of Super, but it the art was done by Toyotarou while Toriyama helm the plot. Excluding the classic Dragon Ball, I find DBZ, DBGT and DBS really interesting since some of them share similar themes and characters despite looking different. Whether they are canon or noncanon, they both share a similarity. In this article, I want to talk about these similar differences. These three anime may have appeared on TV in different years and each one has their own plot, but they also hold some key concepts that make them feel not so different whether it is about characters or concepts. I won’t cover everything, but I will talk about topics like characters with similar names and concept idea, but also how are they used in different medias.

Warning: This will contain spoilers for Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super. I will only be covering the anime version of Dragon Ball Super. The manga version differs than the anime and it is currently still running.

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