Box Office Mojo
How many of you have seen the anime movie Weathering With You last week? To those who missed it, GKIDS released the anime movie Weathering With You in select theaters for limited time. Wednesday brought fans the English Dub while the Thursday gave us the Subbed version; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday weekend gave us both versions. Weathering With You is an anime movie directed by Your Name director Makoto Shinkai. According to Crunchyroll and Box Office Mojo, the anime movie Weathering With You became the most highest grossing movie within two days after Wednesday and made over $3 million dollars. During the holiday weekend (Dr. MLK Jr. Day), this movie was also premiered again and it earned an additional $2 million dollars. In results, Weathering With You has made more money than 2018 anime movie Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Unfortunately, according to Crunchyroll, the movie didn’t reach top 10 movies in the weekend due to its limited running.
I have come to tell you some terrible news in the world of the anime community. According to Anime News Network, voice actor Brice Armstrong has passed away. According to a Facebook page from Mary Collins Agency, Brice died on January 10, 2020 from natural causes and he was 84 years of age. If you don’t know who Brice voiced, he was well-known for voicing Dragon Ball characters such as Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug and was also Douglas in Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus.
If you are a Fate/stay night fan, you may have watched anime such as the Fate/Zero prequel series and the Unlimited Blade Works series. However, before all this a studio called DEEN created a Fate/stay night series in 2006. The one that directed the 2006 version was Yuji Yamaguchi and according to Crunchyroll, he passed away. Studio DEEN tweeted the news but according to the site, they removed and they haven’t explained the cause of death.
Yamaguchi is well-known for only doing this 2006 anime but he also helped directed the 2010 film Unlimited Blade Works.
Crunchyroll also listed anime in which he also in worked in the following:
- 1999’s Angel Links
- 2001’s Strawberry Eggs
- 2007’s Touka Gettan
- 2014’s Z/X IGNITION
Get ready for not one but two anime movies in 2020. It’s not Dragon Ball Super Broly again like last year but this time it’s about My Hero Academia and Violet Evergarden. Announced today in Twitter, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the second movie of My Hero Academia in theaters. The movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be in English Dubbed and Subbed on February 26th.
Even though this movie won’t be in English Dubbed, you can still enjoy this beautiful anime in subtitles. At Ohayocon 2020, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the anime spin-off Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll. This is a side story version not the upcoming movie Kyoto Animation announced. This movie will be in subtitles only and it will be premiering in early 2020.
Which one are you looking forward too?
My Hero Academia
Whether you love or hate Sword Art Online, it’s coming back for Toonami. If you remembered, Toonami premiered the English Dub of Sword Art Online: Alicization in 2019. However, this was just the first act of the Alicization arc and the second act was premiered on sites such as Crunchyroll and Funimation. If you are one of those people who wait for the anime to be in English Dub so you can watch, don’t wait any longer because it is coming sooner than you think. Aniplex announced that the second cour of Sword Art Online: Alicization will be coming to TV on January 18th. The second part of the anime is called Sword Art Online Alicization War of the Underworld. This part of the anime covers volumes 15-18 of the light novels. This anime will be replacing season 2 of One-Punch Man.
If you haven’t seen the anime, don’t read the synopsis for this anime (according to LN volume 15):
Administrator’s defeat has come at a heavy cost: The death of Eugeo as well as the mental decline of Kirito. Six months after the epic battle atop Central Cathedral, Kirito spends his days in the Underworld wheelchair-bound; bereft of emotion or even a will to live. Although Alice and Bercouli do what they can to help him, it isn’t long before the armies of the dark territory are start to move in earnest. The “Final Stress Test” has begun. But will Kirito be ready?
If you know me, you know that I love watching anime and I also like spend time with video games. As an anime fan, I grew up to the anime Dragon Ball Z and as a kid, I did both by playing the games, collecting the toys and watching the anime. Dragon Ball is an iconic anime/manga series that revolutionized many Shonen Jump titles and it helped gave birth to other titles like Naruto, One Piece, Bleach and My Hero Academia. Most of us grew up watching classic anime like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, YuYu Hakusho on Toonami after school and that’s why you still see adults who are still showing support for these titles. Back in the day and even still today, Dragon Ball is one of the series that is still making video games. From the Budokai series to the Xenoverse and now to the upcoming Kakarot game, Dragon Ball is still alive and kicking on consoles and PC. Doesn’t matter how many times Naruto releases the Ultimate Ninja Storm and Clash of Ninja games or other companies tries to new titles like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball is one of the popular series that knows how to sell in the video game world. In a video I watched from a YouTuber named DevilArtmis, he goes over a quick review on all the Dragon Ball games he played up to 2019.
I may have not played every Dragon Ball game but I do want to share the games I played from 2002 during the era when the Game Boy Advance and GameCube was the highlight of gaming. I am going to briefly discuss these titles by systems.
All good things must come to an end. As the decade end this month, this is also a new beginning for some. If you are an Evangelion fan and you enjoyed the anime (classic or Netflix), manga, and manga/light novels, I got some interesting news to tell you. If you been following the movies Evangelion or also known as the Rebuilt series, we finally got news on the upcoming finale movie of the movie series. the fourth and final movie Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is coming out in Japanese theaters in January 27th, 2020.
Currently, the official English Dub of the movies is licensed by Funimation and they have the first three movies on DVD.
Official Japanese site
Who would have thought that a cooking anime could get this popular. Step aside My Hero Academia, Food Wars is getting a season higher than you! According to Crunchyroll news, Jump Fiesta 2020 recently made an announcement that the cooking, ecchi Shone Jump title Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma will be receiving a fifth season. The new season will begin on April 2020 with returning voice casts. Season 4 of the anime has just been completed. The fifth season will be called Food Wars! The Fifth Plate.
I hope you didn’t forget this game, One Piece World Seeker. One Piece World Seeker is a game that Bandai Namco released in July of this year where players can play as the captain of the Straw Hats Monkey D. Luffy and explore the mysterious marine island Prison Island. I mentioned before that the game will have DLC in which you will be able to play as characters besides Luffy if you bought the season pass or buy the DLC separately. The first DLC featured Luffy’s crewmember Zoro and the second DLC allowed players to play as Luffy’s older brother Sabo. Today, Bandai Namco has just revealed a trailer for the last DLC for the season pass. On December 20th, fans will be able to buy and download the ability to play as Trafalgar Law. The DLC is called DLC 3: The Unfinished Map and players will be able to control and use his Room-Room fruit powers to defeat his enemies and teleport to sections of the world. Law will team up with a new character named Roule and these two will explore Prison Island. The recent update will also grant players the ability to ride duck companion Karoo. The game is available for PS4, XB1 and PC and it will be ready for Dec 20th.
Sentai Filmworks synopsis:
Ever since he was little, Soma Yukihira’s main goals have been to beat his father in a cooking contest and take over the family diner. That’s why, when his dad suddenly announces that he’s shutting the restaurant down and sending Soma to cooking school, Soma is shocked. However, Totsuki Academy is no ordinary cooking school. This elite institution is filled with culinary giants like Erina “God Tongue” Nakiri, who does her best to keep a lowly short-order like Soma from even making it inside the door. However, if the snobs can dish it out, Soma can serve it up, and when he learns that only a handful of the students manage to graduate every year, he swears that the only way he’ll leave is as number one! Will he make the cut, or will his pot boil over in the first season of Food Wars!
Produced: J.C. Staff
licensed: Sentai Filmworks