Lupin the 3rd Part 6 anime announcement

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Hinted a while back, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic cult classic of Monkey Punch’s series Lupin the 3rd. There was already plans of project for this special occasion from Japan. TMS Entertainment announced this week that Lupin will be getting a new anime series called Lupin the 3rd Part 6. The anime is set to air on Japan this October 2021.

The key visual to the anime was released online it has Lupin’s face with the catchphrase “Lupin, Villain or Hero?”; the image was done by Hiroki  Marufuji.

Team cast:

  • Director: Eji Suganuma
  • series composer on scripts: Takahiro Okura
  • character designer: Hiroki Marufuji
  • Music composer: Yuji Ohno

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TMS Entertainment

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New Dragon Ball Super movie for 2022!

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It’s been a while since we got a Dragon Ball movie and the recent film we got was in 2018 called Dragon Ball Super: Broly. In a surprise twist, it looks like fans will be expecting a new Dragon Ball movie next year. Announced on Goku Day (May 9th), Toei Animation announced that a Dragon Ball Super movie will be in the works and will be released in 2022. To make this even better, Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ballc creator) will be back and is currently involved with the movie project. He hinted that an unexpected character will make an appearance to the movie.

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IGN

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Sailor Moon Eternal movie coming to Netflix

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Sailor Moon fans, I bring you exciting news for you! If you have Netflix, you are set. If not, get one! Reason why is because a brand new Sailor Moon movie is coming to your streaming service in summer. On June 3rd of this year, Netflix will stream the anime movie Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie (includes parts 1 and 2). Mark your calendars and check out this movie.

GKIDS films will be returning to theaters in Summer

GKIDS

Whether you seen these movies or not, these movies are coming back this summer. It was announced yesterday that GKIDS Films will be bringing back four anime movies from June to September this year. These movies will also be played in English Subbed and Dubbed and in 4DX.

Here are the movies and the dates:

  • Children of the Sea: June 13/15
  • Weathering With You: July 25/27
  • Lupin III The First: August 29/31
  • Promare: September 16/19

According to Nicchiban, GKIDS is a New York-based film distributor which is well-known for working with home video anime like mentioned above and also works with theatrical releases. They also work on Ghibli Studios.

I previously reviewed the movies Lupin III The First and Weathering With You if you are curious about watching them. They are spoiler-free and feel free to read them.

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Nicchiban

Manga UK rebrands as Funimation in the UK

UPDATED: Funimation Acquires Manga Entertainment UK • Anime UK News

Anyone remembered the news when Funimation would obtain Manga Entertainment in the UK? In 2019, Funimation announced that they acquired the licensing rights to anime distributer Manga Entertainment Limited. This meant that Funimation would be able to access anime that was distributed from Manga Entertainment and allow fans to stream anime titles like Sword Art Online, Ghost in the Shell and Naruto Shippuden. Today, we got an update from Manga UK and Funimation. After 30 years of providing anime in the UK, Manga Entertainment Limited will be rebranded as Funimation for the fans in the UK and Ireland.

“As we continue to build the global Funimation brand, we want to celebrate a community and ethos where anime fans know they belong—with us and with one another. By unifying our brands, it will be apparent to fans, creators and the entire ecosystem that it is a winning formula to deliver more content, more experiences and more community in service to anime. By fully leveraging the global Funimation brand, it’s a win for fans.”

– Tim Anderson, Senior Vice President of International for Funimation Global Group

The change will begin on April 19th with the website and social media. To make the news even better for fans, Funimation will be adding Blue Exorcist and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga in the platform.

All Hail the Son of Satan in Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist

What do you think about the news?

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Funimation is adding Viz titles like JoJo, Bleach, HxH and many more!

VIZ | The Official Website for Bleach

Even though these titles are owned by Viz Media, you will be able to stream them on Funimation. It has been announced that Funimation will be adding more Viz Media anime titles in their library for streaming. On April 15th, fans will be able to stream anime such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, Bleach, Accel World and many more. This will also include movies like the Naruto Shippuden and Hunter x Hunter movies. Here is what is being added on April 15th:

  • Bleach
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures (Parts 1-5)
  • Accel World and Accel World: Infinite Burst
  • Infini-T Force
  • K season 1
  • Mazinger Z: Infinity
  • Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight: Guilty
  • Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rogue*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison*
  • Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja*
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie*

* = Anime Movies

What do you guys think about this Funimation update?

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VIZ | The Official Website for Accel World

My Hero Academia season 5 joins Toonami on May

Not surprised, because this was bound to happen soon. It has been announced by Funimation and Crunchyroll that the fifth season of My Hero Academia will be joining Saturday night block at Toonami. The anime will join Toonami on May 8th. Here is the schedule on May 8th:

  • 12:00AM – Dragon Ball Super
  • 12:30AM – My Hero Academia
  • 1:00AM – Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • 1:30AM – THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
  • 2:00AM – Fire Force
  • 2:30AM – Black Clover
  • 3:00AM – Naruto Shippuden
  • 3:30AM – Attack on Titan

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Crunchyroll

Funimation 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean anime announcement!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter this Sunday. While you guys spent time with family and friends, the anime community got something sweeter than chocolate bunnies.  This weekend, Japan held a special event called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure the Animation Special Event to share some news. The biggest news that shook online is the announcement of the anime adaption of Part 6: Stone Ocean. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean will be getting an anime adaptation. The focus of this part takes place 10 years after the events of Golden Wind (Part 5) and it focuses on Jotaro Kujo’s daughter Jolyne Cujoh. The manga of Stone Ocean was created by JoJo creator Hirohiko Araki started from January 1, 2000 to April 21, 2003 and collected a total of 17 volumes. It also been announced that Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz will be voicing Jolyne Cujoh. Ai Fairouz also voiced Hibiki Sakura in the anime How Heavy Are the Dumbbells you Lift?.

Here is what Ai had to say about the role:

“I cannot live without “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” series and it is also what aspired me to take voice acting as a profession.

So when I heard that I was going to be able to participate in the series, I was lost for word and surprised that “Even a Stand would be blown to the moon”.  

I cried so much as it was literally the moment my dream came true, which I have chased over for 12 years.

I love and admire Jolyne as a character and her beautiful, strong nature gave me strength especially during my student years, so I am grateful for the opportunity to voice Jolyne.”

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Shonen Jump Movie news: My Hero Academia, Black Clover and Jujutsu Kaisen!

These Shonen Jump titles are going to keep the fans on the edge of their seats with these news.

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia Releases Trailer for New Movie, World Heroes' Mission

Season 5 of My Hero Academia has started and fans are happy to be reunited with the superhero action anime series. However, there is still some exciting news for the fans besides a new season. In case you forgot, it’s been announced before that My Hero Academia will be receiving a third movie. The movie title has been revealed and it’s called My Hero Academia the Movie: World Heroes’ Mission. Currently, the movie is set to be released on August 6th for Japan’s theaters and Funimation has yet to make any comments on the English release.

Black Clover

The anime of Black Clover has reached the finale, the manga is still going and there is big plans for Asta and his friends. Revealed from Weekly Shonen Jump, the magical series Black Clover will be getting a movie. There is no big details yet, but it is confirmed from a YouTube video showcasing the news and and key visual of Asta.

Jujutsu Kaisen

 

News] Jujutsu Kaisen Vol 0 movie adaptation announces : manga

While the anime’s season is over, it’s too soon for fans to move on. It has been revealed online that a movie is in the works and will be focused on Volume 0 of Jujutsu Kaisen. The title of Volume 0 is called Blinding Darkness

Funimation synopsis:

This prequel story, titled Blinding Darkness, focuses on Yuta Okkutsu, a nervous high schooler whose childhood friend Rika has turned into a cursed spirit and is constantly haunting him—a bit of a rite of passage for all high schoolers, am I right?

Well, turns out Rika is no ordinary cursed spirit, and she gets the attention of none other than everyone’s favorite Jujutsu High teacher, Satoru Gojo. Gojo tries to enroll Yuta in order to teach him how to confront Rika.

There is no news of a release date yet. If you want to jump into the series, check out the manga of Volume 0 and the rest of the manga, plus watch the anime.

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Funimation – My Hero Academia

Funimation – Black Clover

Funimation – Jujutsu Kaisen

Sword Art Online the Movie Progressive trailer and release date

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Even though Sword Art Online: Alicization is over, there is still more Sword Art Online for the fans. Announced before, there is plans of another Sword Art Online movie titled Sword Art Online the Movie – Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night. The movie will be based on the light novel Sword Art Online Progressive which is written by the same creator Reki Kawahara and the plot of Progressive is a retelling of the story of Aincrad where Kirito, Asuna and many others was trapped for two years. The movie will be released in theaters in Autumn 2021. Revealed in this new trailer, an original anime character will be joining the movie named Mito who will be voiced by Inori Minase (same voice actress who voiced Rem from Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World -). I will try to keep you guys updated on the movie news, but know that it’s going to be on the fall this year and let’s hope there won’t be any delays from Covid-19.

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