If you still have Netflix, I got some exciting news! If you remembered a while back, Netflix announced that they will be streaming the classic anime mecha series Neon Genesis Evangelion. It was announced yesterday that Neon Genesis Evangelion will be joining Netflix on June 21, 2019 this summer. The anime will have all the 26 episodes including the two movies, Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion.
Great news My Hero Academia fans, the popular Shonen series is getting another film! Revealed at AnimeJapan2019, My Hero Academia will be receiving a second film this upcoming winter. The movie will have manga author Kohei Horikoshi supervising the project along with the the director of the fist movie Kenji Nagasaki and screenwriter Yosuke Kuroda. Anime’s character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi and soundtrack composer Yuuki Hayashi will be returning to this movie.
The first movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes made its first debut in theaters in August 2018. Funimation hosted the anime in English Dub in July.
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YouTube describes this anime:
FINAL FANTASY XV EPISODE ARDYN depicts the story of Ardyn Izunia, the main nemesis in FINAL FANTASY XV. The story of suffering, death, and resurrection leading up to the main story in FFXV. This animation reveals the story two millennia ago…
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It’s been a while since we heard anything Evangelion related except for the news that Netflix will have all the classic episodes and the movies. It’s been announced that the production of the last Evangelion movie has begun and will be doing the audio recording for dialogue. Posted online, anime director Hideaki Anno posted the script for Evangelion Shin Gekijōban :|| also known as Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0.
- CGI Animation Director: Yusuke Matsui
- CGI Technical Director: Takashi Suzuki
- CGI Modeling Director: Manabu Kobayashi
- CGI Animation: Masanori Iwasato, Ryōichi Nakama
- Rigging: Tsubasa Takabe
- Photography: Nanae Hirabayashi, Hiroaki Yabe, Toyonori Yamada
- Monitor Graphics: Hiroyasu Kobayashi
- Key Animation: Syūichi Iseki
- In-between Animation: Studio Khara
- Color Setting: Kazuko Kikuchi (Wish)
- Background Art: Tatsuya Kushida (Deho Gallery)
The final Evangelion movie is expected to be released in 2020, the same time where Japan where be hosting the Olympus.
I got some exciting news for anime and game lovers. It’s been announced that the anticipated video game Kill la Kill IF has a release date and it will be on Japan, Europe and North America. Game publisher PQube and developed Arc System Works announced on the official website of the game that Kill la Kill will be available for purchase at Japan on July 25th and in the US and UK will be on July 26th. This game will be for PS4, Switch and PC. It’s already been announced that the game will have English Dub and Sub. The game will also be having two free downloadable characters and they are Mako Mankanshoku and Ultimate Double Naked DTR.
European version will be selling 1,500 copies of the limited edition which has the following (Japan will have this one as well):
- original art book
- Mak-Roquette Squeezie
Europe version exclusive:
Fight Club-spec Two-Star Goku Uniform President Mako Mankanshoku’ Keychain
Key art made by character designer Sushio:
Are you planning to get this game?
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We finally got news on who is going to Dragon Ball FighterZ. Joining as a DLC character, we have Goku from a different series called Dragon Ball GT. In this GT version, Goku is reverted back as a kid because of the black star Dragon Balls. Goku can use his power pole and still use his iconic moves like the Spirit Bomb and Kamehame Ha. There is no news of release yet.
When he is ready to be purchase, you purchase him in the season pass 2 or separately. It’s been confirmed that Broly from Dragon Ball Super: Broly and SSBSS Gogeta will be in Dragon Ball FighterZ but they will appear later on the year as the last DLC for season pass 2. Here is the confirmed DLC in season pass 2:
- Goku (DBGT)
- Broly (DBS)
- Gogeta SSBSS
What do you think about Goku GT? Who do you think will be the last confirmed character?
Whether you like the Jump Force or don’t, this is good news for gamers who are enjoying the game and paid more for DLC. I got this news from blogger Scorpzgca and from Bandai Namco that Seto Kaiba will be joining the anime crossover fighting game Jump Force. Seto Kaiba is a rival character for Yugi Muto from the series Yu-Gi-Oh! in the anime and manga. players who either bought the season pass or bought this character separately will be able to harness Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon and use the Eygptain God monster Obelisk the Tormentor.
Bandai Namco also revealed a diagram map showing people the upcoming updates and DLC for Jump Force in the following months. Seto Kaiba will be available for download in May.
Remember in 2016 where Funimation and Crunchyroll teamed up? Good news, Crunchyroll is going to be teaming up with TV night time program Adult Swim. We all know that Adult Swim shows adult cartoons like Family Guy, Rick and Morty and Robot Chicken, but on Saturday night, they show the anime program Toonami which shows anime like Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures. According to Deadline, Crunchyroll is teaming up with Toonami Adult Swim. This means that Toonami and Crunchyroll will be cooperating on more licensed shows and it will help expand more English Dub anime for Crunchyroll. WarnerMeda (a company in control of HBO, Turners and Warner Bros) released a statement from the chairman that they want to help create original anime titles for anime fans:
“Our partnership with Crunchyroll will open up exciting new possibilities for both of us,” Jason DeMarco, SVP and creative director for on-air at Adult Swim, said in the official announcement. “This will expand Toonami’s already great programming to include even more premiere and original anime. It’s a great time to be an anime fan!”
“Our mission is to grow anime globally, which makes Adult Swim the perfect partner as Toonami has been incredibly influential in the growth of anime here in the U.S.,” Crunchyroll GM Joanne Waage said. “We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store for them through this new programming partnership. Expect new co-productions, expanded distribution of dubs, and generally more accessible anime!”
According to Deadline, it was thanks to these two that we got Mob Psycho 100 on Toonami and we had Blade Runner – Black Lotus.
If Bleach and Rurouni Kenshin can be live action, maybe One Piece can do the same? I found this from IGN saying that a live action One Piece series could be happening. Being done by Tomorrow Studios, a One Piece live action series will be happening and it will only be viewed by Netflix subscribers. Sot far there’s no new information, but according to ResetEra, One Piece if founded on Netflix with the plot synopsis.
What is your opinion towards this idea? Again, IGN says seemly so maybe it could happen or not.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the OWLS bloggers will explore the concepts of femininity and feminism. We each have our own definition of these two terms and we will explore our definitions using “feminine” characters from various pop culture fandoms. We will discuss how these characters are “feminine” or show signs of a feminist agenda. We will also share our personal stories about the amazing women that supported us in our lives as well as sharing experiences involving women’s rights, oppression within the patriarchy, and/or issues of growing up as a woman or having a feminine persona.
Please be sure to read LitaKino’s post about feminism and her example from Pride and Prejudice.
*May contain spoilers for the anime Violet Evergarden. Check out my spoiler-free review.
**Warning: I might be sharing you my opinions towards feminism. You will most likely disagree with me.