Revealed in a tweet by Toonami news, Toonami fans will be getting a new anime to join the Saturday night TV program block. The anime Mob Pyscho 100 will be joining Toonami on October 27th. If you don’t know about this anime, this series was created by the same webcomic artist who did One-Punch Man. The artist is named ONE.
MAL describes this anime:
Eighth-grader Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a liability when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. Choosing to suppress his power, Mob’s only present use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who soon grows bored of the same tricks.
In order to effectuate control on his skills, Mob enlists himself under the wing of Arataka Reigen, a con artist claiming to be a psychic, who exploits Mob’s powers for pocket change. Now, exorcising evil spirits on command has become a part of Mob’s daily, monotonous life. However, the psychic energy he exerts is barely the tip of the iceberg; if his vast potential and unrestrained emotions run berserk, a cataclysmic event that would render him completely unrecognizable will be triggered. The progression toward Mob’s explosion is rising and attempting to stop it is futile.
Rightstuf synopsis from the Bardock/Trunks Double Feature:
Before there was Goku, there lived his father Bardock. A low-class Saiyan soldier under the command of Frieza, Bardock is attacked by the last of an alien race they are employed in destroying. Healing on his home planet of Vegeta, Bardock discovers he has been blessed with the ability to see into the future.
But the blessing soon becomes a curse, as the Saiyan finds himself haunted by visions: the tragic extermination of his own race and the destruction of their beloved planet, all at the hands of Frieza. Bardock sets off on nightmarish race with fate to avert the impending disaster. But as his strength fails and despair sets in, hope will be found in one last vision.
What started off as an incredible partnership in 2016, now the biggest anime companies Funimation and Crunchyroll are splitting up and going their separate ways. If you didn’t know, Funimation and Crunchyroll teamed up in 2016 to help spread out more anime for fans. Thanks to this, fans were able to stream Funimation licensed anime like Cowboy Bebop on Crunchyroll and Funimation was able to sell anime like Gintama season 3 and Twin Exorcists in English Dub. With this sudden news, Funimation anime that are dubbed and subbed are heading to FunimationNow and it won’t be appearing in Crunchyroll. However, as far I know, it looks like anime planned home videos are still in progress and it won’t be heavily affected. To make matters worse, VRV will be removing the Funimation channel and will be replacing it with HIDIVE. HIDIVE is a streaming site where fans can watch anime titles licensed by Sentai Filmworks such as Clannad, My Love Story and Kill Me Baby. The pact will end this November 9th.
Sony’s Funimation Ends Anime Licensing Pact With Crunchyroll
Another title bites the dust for Funimation.
It was announced yesterday by Funimation and according to ANN that the anime movie Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos will be expiring. Funimation states that they will discontinue sales of the movie until November 21; unless you seen own a copy of the movie, you have until that date to buy the movie.
Here is a brief fact according to ANN in regards about the movie:
Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos is a movie that takes place during episode 20 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the 11th chapter of the manga.
This is not the first time Funimation lost an anime title. Funimation has lost the license for the previous Fullmetal Alchemist anime such as the classic version, Brotherhood and the first movie Conqueror of Shamballa. Fullmetal Achemist: Brotherhood is coming back as Blu-Ray set and will be released this fall and will be sold by Aniplex of America.
In honor of Halloween, we will explore what we find vile and ugly in pop culture. For this month’s topic, OWLS bloggers will be exploring characters or aspects of the grotesque in a piece of media and how it is a metaphor or allegory for society, human nature, or some other philosophical or humane idea.
* Warning: May contain spoilers to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood
Please be sure to read the previous post of the month from Heyitszel.
If you enjoyed the anime Attack on Titan season 3, I got some exciting news to those who already finished the anime. According to ANN, Attack on Titan season 3 has officially concluded this Monday, but this was part one of the anime. Part two of season three will begin this upcoming April. Season 3, Part 2 will begin on April 2019 on Episode 50.
Great news for Shonen Jump fans, get ready for another series to join the brawl in the upcoming Jump Force game. With characters like Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto being added to the game, players can get happier today as Bandai Namco just announced another Jump title to join the game. The series is Saint Seiya or in America we used to call it Knights of the Zodiac. Revealed in the gameplay trailer, fans can use Pegasus Saint Seiya and Dragon Saint Shiryū.
The game set to be released this February 2019.
Class 1-A made a name for themselves after facing The League of Villains, but an even greater challenge is about to begin. These young heroes will now fight students from other classes in the world’s biggest Quirk competition-the U.A. sports festival! With dreams at stake and friends turning to adversaries, Deku will give everything he’s got in his grand debut as the world’s next symbol of peace.
*It won’t contain spoilers in this season, but I will assume everyone watched season 1.
Read my review of the first season here
Viz Media has been really busy especially since they attended the New York Comic Con, With every convention, there is news for the fans. Announced this weekend, the popular series Boruto: The Next Generation will finally be getting the home video treatment. In the spring of 2019, fans can finally get their own copy of the anime in DVD. Boruto: Naruto Next Generation is a sequel spinoff to the classic series of the Naruto frnachise (it’s the sequel to the anime Naruto Shippuden). The anime is being watched over by Naruto creator of Mashashi Kishimoto.
If you like Yu-Gi-OH!, I got news from the manga creator Kazuki Takahashi. It’s been announced that Takahashi currently created a one-shot manga called THE COMIQ. The one-shot manga will be released on October 15th in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in both the English and Japanese version.
Last but not least, get ready for a new manga adaptation of RWBY. This new RWBY manga is be made by Bunta Kinami. RWBY has appeared in many manga adaptations before such as one made by Shirow Miwa and others where it is made into an anthology collections.
Great news for Toonami fans! Announced by English company Viz Media at the New York Comic-Con, Viz Media will be allowing the popular fighting anime Megalobox to join the other anime in the U.S. anime block of Toonami. Megalobox will be joining the TV schedules this upcoming December and it will be in English Dub!
Here is what Crunchyroll describes this anime:
A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past. All he has is his ring name, “Junk Dog” and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Gansaku Nanbu, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. He has the skills and presence of a true champion. This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri.