[News] NieR Automata anime trailer reveal

If you are a fan Yoko Taro’s game series and you want more NieR, I got some exciting news for you. This past few days, Aniplex hosted a livestream titled Aniplex Online Fest 2022 and showcased the anime adaptation of the popular hack and slash RPG game NieR Automata. The anime will be titled NieR: Automata Ver1.1a. The anime will be animated and produced by A-1 Pictures (according to Kotaku, Hideo Kojima’s favorite anime from them is Lycoris Recoil) According to sources, this anime will be an adaptation to the 2017 game, however, the anime’s story will go through changes. Taro along with his team will be the one who will be taking liberty of the creative process of the anime’s story. In short, this anime’s story is going to be different than what you will expect if you played the games.

Taro’s comment in regards to the “Ver1.1a” title:

“The anime title has the affix ‘Ver 1.1a’ because Nier: Automata was a story we created to be a game, so copying it as is wouldn’t make an interesting story for an anime. So I brought up the idea of changing things around.

“I often see fans who worry that creators are going through their creative process with a complete disregard for the original game. But in this case, those worries have no grounds,” The fact that the anime side, starting with the director, really respected the game struck a chord with me. I’m the one going around and breaking things for [Aniplex]. So, if anyone is dissatisfied [with the anime’s story], it’s likely to be my fault.”

Are you going to be watching this anime series? This anime will be airing in 2023 of January.

If you need more NieR hype, in case you didn’t know, NieR Automata is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 6th this year. The game is titled NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition. This Switch version will include the game itself with the DLC 6C2P4A118680823. The Switch will also be giving players exclusive costumes for 2B and 9S and their pods. If you love this game or you want to experience it for the first time, get this game.

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IGN

GameSpot

Kotaku

Polygon

[Anime News]: Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War TV anime start date

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October is going to be a busy month. Besides Chainsaw Man and My Hero Academia season 6, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is coming. Revealed in Japan, the returning Bleach anime will be airing on TV Tokyo on October 10. It is reported that the series will have a four season run, but it won’t be consecutively. The opening and ending theme song of the anime has been confirmed. Tatsuya Kitani will perform the opening song titled “Scar”, and Hiroyuki Sawano-produced singer SennaRin be performing the ending song “Saihatte (The Furtherest End)” . Viz Media stated that the anime will be streaming the same day on October 11. It’s unknown where will the anime be streamed.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

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Crunchyroll

[Anime News] One Piece Film Red worldwide release dates

One Piece Film Red

Hey anime fans! Are you ready for some One Piece action? After waiting for a long time for a release date, the movie One Piece Film Red is finally coming to theaters outside of Japan. It’s been announced by Toei Animation that the movie will be coming to theaters in November for both English Dub and Subtitles. Depending where you live, some of you may watch it early or later. Australia and New Zealand fans will watch the movie on November 3. The United States and Canada will be able to watch it on November 4. Tickets will be ready for purchase on October 5 and 6.

If you live in Australia, fans can watch the opening premiere at Crunchyroll Expo Australia on Friday, September 16. The movie premiere will be subtitled. North America will get their premiere showing on October 6 at New York Comic Con.

Synopsis:

Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.

With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story begins with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shanks’ daughter.

Are you going to watch it?

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Crunchyroll

[Anime] Sword Art Online Progressive sequel news: New Japanese release date and theme song

If you been wondering about the news of the sequel of Sword Art Online Progressive, I dug up some news. Originally, Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of the Deep Night was planned to be released in theaters on September 10. However, due to COVID-19 in the rise in the Japanese area, the movie is instead pushed back to a new date and it will be released in Japanese theaters on October 22. Also revealed recently is the new anime theme song for the movie. According to Aniplex and SACRA MUSIC announced that Japanese singer Eir Aoi will be lending her singing voice for the movie. The teaser trailer shows that the new song is titled “Shinzo (Guts).”

Scherzo of the Deep Night synopsis according to the light novel:

It’s been just two months since they were trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their struggle at the vanguard of progress through the game. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains. Upon returning to the fourth floor, it’s time to do some questing on behalf of the Elf Lord Yofilis–but here begins Asuna’s discontent, for in doing so they will have to face her least favorite monster ever…

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Crunchyroll – new date

Crunchyroll – new theme song

[News] Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero breaks record on opening weekend

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' review: Why Piccolo is best dad - Los  Angeles Times

Who would have expected an anime movie like Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero to surpass the box office and come out on top and put Idris Elba’s Beast movie? It’s been recorded that the movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero accumulated over $21 millions from North American theaters on opening weekend. Beast made $11.5 million on the weekend. In IMAX selected theaters, Super Hero made $6.4 million while Beast made $4.3 million. Super Hero even outranked it’s previous movie from 2018 Dragon Ball Super: Broly which made $9.8 million. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero made more money that it could top over the anime movie Pokemon: The First Movie which $10 million.

What do you think of this news? Have you seen this movie?

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NY Post

MSN

ComicBook.com

Yahoo

Variety

Anime News: One-Punch Man season 3 announced!

One-Punch Man season 3

It’s been a while since we got some One-Punch Man anime content. If you been reading the manga, you know the story and fight scenes are beyond proportions. It was announced recently that the third season of One-Punch Man has been announced. A key visual was made featuring Saitama and Garou and it was designed by character designer Chikashi Kubota. So far, there’s no news on the release date and or which anime studio will be in charge. First season done by Studio Madhouse and second season was produced by J.C. Staff.

Source: Crunchyroll

Anime News: Crunchyroll acquires anime shopping site Right Stuf!

Crunchyroll and RightStufAnime.com

Looks like this is either good news or bad news depending if you like some merger news. Recently announced today, the anime streaming service platform Crunchyroll has purchased the anime shopping site, Right Stuf. Now that Sony owns Crunchyroll and they recently merged with Funimation, they now have anime’s biggest shopping sites.

Here is what Shawne Kleckner, CEO of Right Stuf had to say about this merging news:

“For 35 years, Right Stuf’s mission has been to connect anime fans with the products they love. Joining forces with Crunchyroll allows us to accelerate and scale this effort more than ever before. There has never been a more exciting time to be an anime fan than today!”

While this maybe good news for some since this means that Sony wants to expand anime to a wide audience, this news may also be bad for some. With Sony taking over, it’s also been revealed that Sony will be removing erotica items from Rightstuf. You will no longer buy any erotic manga, anime or figures with this merge news. However, according to the FAQ on Removed Items, there might be a way to still buy these items. In one of the questions asked, if you recently placed an order for an 18+ item, your item will be transferred to a separate website called EroAnimeStore.com. According to the site, the president of the site stated that despite the new changes with the Crunchyroll and Right Stuf acquisition taking place, they want to make sure fans can still buy their erotic products. The site is still in construction, but this is the place where you will do business from now on if you want your erotic goods.

What do you guys think of this news?

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Right Stuf

Crunchyroll

ComicBook.com – Crunchyroll acquires Right Stuf

ComicBook.com – Crunchyroll phases out Erotica Content

Right Stuf – Removed Items FAQ

Sword Art Online Progressive sequel trailer reveal!

Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night anime film main visual

Ever since the first movie, Aniplex has teased a sequel to the first movie Sword Art Online Progressive. Today, Square Enix released a visual image and trailer for the next Sword Art Online Progressive movie. The new movie is titled Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night. This movie is planned to be released in Japanese theaters on Sept 10th. Singer Eir Aoi will perform the movie’s main song “Shinzo” (“Heart”) and it will be produced by n-buna from rock duo Yorushika.

Movie synopsis according to YenPress:

It’s been just two months since they were trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their struggle at the vanguard of progress through the game. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains. Upon returning to the fourth floor, it’s time to do some questing on behalf of the Elf Lord Yofilis–but here begins Asuna’s discontent, for in doing so they will have to face her least favorite monster ever…

source: Crunchyroll

ICYMI: Censorship in Square Enix manga app?

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I know I’m late to the news, but I feel like bringing it up. When it comes manga, we want to experience whatever Japan is getting. That’s why most of us either pay for it like Shonen Jump or some read from the scan sites. However, according to fans, fans are not liking the tactics Square Enix is doing with their manga. Recently released, Square Enix started this global digital manga service app called Manga UP!. With this app service, fans can pay to read their favorite Square Enix manga such as Soul Eater, My Dress-Up Darling and Fullmetal Achemist. Unfortunately, according to fan’s experiences, the service is off to a bad start. Fans have shown that Manga Up has releasing censored pages of the manga. Characters revealing skin or even full clothed are censored with black bars. Even if a woman is wearing suitable bottom clothes like pants/jeans, black bars will appear around their genitalia area. Fans were enraged to see the over the top censors.

How do you feel about this news?

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Bounding Into Comics

ComicBook.com

Anime News: Bleach creator will be involved with final arc of Bleach anime

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I got some great news for anyone who is pumped for the return of Bleach. Despite the manga being finished a while back, there is still so much going on that not even the manga could contain. Revealed at Anime Expo, Tite Kubo revealed in a video that he will be involved with the anime project. According to Viz Media, Bleach creator Tite Kubo revealed that he he’ll be involved with Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.

“I think it’s safe to say I’m involved in every step of the process,” Kubo began. “Usually, I’m not one for sticking my nose too far into other adaptations. It kind of feels like I’m taking jobs away from their side. But this time around, I think my involvement, my input will contribute to the fans’ enjoyment, so I’m helping out whenever possible. But the director [Tomohisa Taniguchi] and scenario writer [Masaki] Hiramatsu both have a deep understanding of the series. Thanks to them, my job has been incredibly smooth sailing.”

  • Tite Kubo according to ComicBook.com

In short, while the anime is in works, Tite Kubo is hoping to add more content that wasn’t in the manga, but he will also want to make sure he let other people in the anime studio will still be involved.

 

The anime will be back on October of this year. How do you feel about Kubo involvement?

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Bounding Into Comics

ComicBook.com