Good news Dragon Ball fans! I bring you exciting news if you are anticipating the next Dragon Ball movie. In case you didn’t know, Toei Animation announced that there is plans for a new Dragon Ball movie titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Recently announced at the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2022 event, a trailer the new movie will be heading to theaters on April 22 of this year. However, it was also revealed from Funimation that the new movie will be coming to North America this summer. The news also revealed new details involving Goten and Trunks aged-up along with Bulma and 18 in new looks. The movie will also feature Gohan as the main focus and the new villain for the movie named Dr. Hedo.
Hello anime fans! I hope everyone is enjoying some winter anime titles. I bring some exciting news from these Shonen Jump titles. If you been enjoying the recent arc of Demon Slayer, the Entertainment District Arc, get ready for more anime goodness from this series. It’s been announced that Demon Slayer will be entering a new story arc called the Swordsman Village Arc, or also known as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc. There is no release date yet, but you can expect more action for Tanjiro. The anime got a new visual showcasing two of the Hashiras. Featuring in the visual we have Hashira of the Mist (Muichiro Tokito) and Hashira of the Love (Mitsuri Kanroji)
Besides Demon Slayer, I hope you didn’t forget Jujutsu Kaisen. It has been revealed in a visual made by the manga creator Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen will be getting a second season. With the success of the movie which focuses on volume 0, Jujutsu Kaisen will be back for a season in 2023. this anime was made by MAPPA Studio and directed by Sunghoo Park with Tadashi Hiramatsu as character designer.
If companies like Sony can buy Funimation and Crunchyroll, other companies can try. In recent news, the TV studio AMC Network has purchased Sentai Studios which includes the anime distributer Sentai Filmworks and even the streaming service HIDIVE. Here is the statement from them regards to the purchase:
“With strong industry relationships and access to key content creators in Japan, Sentai distributes and curates one of the anime industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles, with its content available on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Amazon Prime, among others. Sentai’s HIDIVE streaming service represents a strong new addition to AMC Networks’ portfolio of fast-growing targeted offerings.”
So far based on the reports, Sentai will still continue to produce anime as usual, but it looks like AMC Network is going to help spread out anime in their department in a way like how Sony works with Funimation and Crunchyroll. The business of AMC and Sentai will depend on the sales and how it handles the content.
In case you didn’t know, I have to inform everyone that Japanese voice actress and singer Sayaka Kanda has passed away. She was the age of 35. According to the Japanese authorities, Kanda’s body was found unconscious on the 14th floor patio at the Sapporo hotel on Saturday (12/18) at 12:55 p.m. She was taken to the hospital, but at 9:40 p.m. she was pronounced dead. According to the police, while still investigating, the cause of death for Kanda is possibly suicide.
Sayaka Kanda was well-known for both singing and voicing characters in works. She voiced Yuna in the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale; she also sang the songs in the movie. She voiced Anna in Disney’s Frozen and she voiced Kaede Akamatsu in Danganronpa.
If you thought Bleach was the only anime coming back, get ready for another swordsman to make a reappearance. Revealed at the Jump Festa on Sunday, it’s been revealed that the series Rurouni Kenshin will be getting a new anime TV series. The anime is currently is going to be worked by Liden Films. Currently, there is no further details on whom is involved with the project or when will it be released.
Rurouni Kenshin is a series created by manga author Nobuhiro Watsuki. The series has expanded to anime, OVA and even live action films. Him and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki, also a novelist, collaborated and made the manga Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc in 2017. However, in that year, Watsuki was charged and fined for possession of child pornography. The series took a hiatus and on June 2018, the series came back and resumed publication. English company Viz Media also been releasing the Hokkaido Arc at that time, but they stopped because of the controversy and it has yet been confirmed if they will continue to release the chapters.
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In case you missed it on Saturday, the anime series of Bleach was trending online with some exciting news. Revealed at Jump Festa 2022 Super Stage, the well-known Shonen Jump series Bleach is coming back and the final arc of the series will be animated. According to the sources, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will be animated and will return on October 2022.
Directing the anime and writing the series composition will be Tomohisa Taguchi at Studio Pierrot. Character designer Masashi Kudo will be returning to design the characters and Shiro Sagisu will once again be in charge of the music.
If you been playing the mobile app game Bleach Brave Souls game, the voice actors for the characters in the Thousand-Year Blood War will be reprising the role in the anime.
- Naomi Kusumi as Ichibe Hyosube
- Yoji Ueda as Oetsu Nimaiya
- Tomoyuki Shimura as Tenjiro Kirinji
- Rina Sato as Senjumaru Shutara
- Ayumi Tsunematsu as Kirio Hikifune
- Takayuki Sugo as Yhwach
- Yuichiro Umehara as Jugram Haschwalth
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Askin Nakk le Vaar
- Ayana Taketatsu as Bambietta Basterbine
- Yuki Ono as Bazz-B
- Yumi Uchiyama as Candice Catnipp
- Natsuki Hanae as Gremmy Thoumeaux
- Satoshi Hino as Lille Barro
Whether this is good or bad news, the Netflix live action series of Cowboy Bebop has been cancelled after finishing up their first season. The series was launched on November 19th this year which had 10 episodes. The show had 74 million views, but the reviews for the show was between mixed and negative. As of now, Netflix doesn’t have plans on continuing the series anytime soon.
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My Hero Academia
I hope you guys are caught up in the manga and finished season 5, because the My Hero Academia anime is still going on. Announced online from Japan, My Hero Academia season 6 is currently in production.
Japan released a visual image with the following texts from the characters Deku and Shigaraki:
“I’ll give everything I have to stop you,” Deku states.
“I’ll just break it,” Shigaraki replied back.
“All-out war draws near.”
There is no release date yet. All five seasons are available to stream, or you can go ahead of the crowd and reach up to the latest chapter in the manga.
What better way to celebrate the 1,000 episode milestone of One Piece is to announce a new movie. Toei Animation announced recently that there is plans for another One Piece movie. In a teaser, the movie is called One Piece Film Red.
Based on the visual and teaser, Goro Taniguchi will be directing the movie. Tabiguchi directed the anime series Code Geass and he first directed the One Piece short anime One Piece: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzak in 1998. The short was premiered in Japan’s Jump Super Anime in 1999. Tsutomu Kuroiwa will return to write the screenplay for the new movie. Kuroiwa previously worked on the movie One Piece Film Gold. Eiichiro Oda will be producing the movie with Toei Animation.
One Piece Film Red will be in Japanese theaters in August 6th, 2022.
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Besides the upcoming live action series One Piece and Cowboy Bebop, get ready for another anime to get the live action treatment. According to the official Netflix Geeked Twitter, it is been announced that the manga series YuYu Hakusho is coming to Netflix and will be a live action series. The series will be streamed on December 2023.
We’re already in the last few months of 2021 and we have yet to get any information in the return of Bleach. It was announced last year in March that the anime Bleach would be returning and the final arc, the Thousand Year Blood War, wold be animated. Today, according to Crunchyroll, Aniplex announced a special event called “Super Stage EX ‘BLEACH'”.
On December 18th, 2021, this event will give us details and new information concerning the final arc anime adaptation. This will take place in Jump Festa 2022 on Dec 18 and 19, but this Bleach event will be on the 18.
If you are were already excited for Christmas and Spider-Man, clear out your schedule and get ready for new information for Bleach.