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.”
These Shonen Jump titles are going to keep the fans on the edge of their seats with these news.
My Hero Academia
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.
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.
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
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.
Funimation – My Hero Academia
Funimation – Black Clover
Funimation – Jujutsu Kaisen
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.
As the PS5 is taking over the market and gamer’s bank accounts, Sony is going to be ending some chapters for the past gen systems. It’s been revealed that Sony will be shutting online services such as making purchases for the PS3, PSP and PS Vita. The shutdown will begin for the PS3 and PSP on July 2nd and the Vita will be on August 27th. Until then, before the we get to these days, you can still download any purchases you made including redownloading any games you purchased via online. If you have any games you bought in the past, you can still download them even after the dates, but after that, you will no longer buy anything for these game devices.
Better late than never! It’s been announced from Funimation that the heartwarming Kyoto Animation anime Violet Evergarden’s movie is finally coming to the west in select theaters. Tickets went on sale on March 19th and the movie will be played in select theaters on March 30th for English subtitles. Violet Evergarden The Movie takes place after the events of the anime series.
The movie concludes Violet’s story as a former child soldier reintegrating into society after the war and searching for her life’s purpose. Employed as an Auto Memory Doll hired to write other people’s thoughts into letters, Violet seeks to understand the meaning of the words, “I love you,” said to her by the person she held dearest during the war’s final leg.
Greetings comic book fans, I got some major news in the world of Marvel.
Recently announced, Marvel Studios announced that the upcoming Black Widow movie will be pushed back once again. Instead of being released in May, the movie will come out on July 9th, 2021 in theaters and on Disney Plus. In Disney Plus, subscribers will have to pay for the Premier Access to watch the movie. Aside from the TV shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Black Widow will be the first MCU film of Phase 4. This also means that the upcoming movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will also be pushed back from July to September 3rd, 2021.
Get ready for a Marvel animated series that’s coming to Hulu instead of Disney Plus. Announced at the Winter TCA Virtual Press Conference, Hulu announced that they will stream an animated series focusing on Marvel’s deadliest villain M.O.D.O.K.. The show is called Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. and it will be aired on Hulu with 10 episodes; the show will be an adult comedy.
In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet!
Whether it’s good or bad news, it’s been announced by Sony that the second Venom movie, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be pushed back again. The movie’s new release date will be on Sept 17th. Previously, the movie was set on June 25th.
Comic book fans, I bring you exciting news for you! Some is good while others is bad.
This could be considered good or bad news, but WB Games Montreal announced that their upcoming DC game Gotham Knights will be delayed until 2022. Reason is because the creators want to take the time to make this game fun for the players. It was originally going to be launched this year, but instead it will be in next year.
I hope you’re still playing Avengers because Square Enix has some upcoming content for you. Revealed this weekend, Black Panther is the next DLC hero to join this video game. As expected, get ready for a new story campaign, enemies and characters. Based on the trailer, Steve Blum (voiced Wolverine in past Marvel games and shows) will be voicing Klaw and Christopher Judge (well-known for voicing Kratos in God of War 2018) will voice Black Panther.
Square Enix also revealed a roadmap of content coming to Avengers in 2021. These include DLC characters like Hawkeye and Black Panther, new modes and upcoming online features. Unfortunately for PS4/5 fans, Spider-Man will be joining before Black Panther arrives in the game. The team is currently working on him, but don’t expect him coming this summer 2021.
Hey everyone! This is Matthew and I am here to give you some anime news regarding to Toonami. If you guys are enjoying the new seasons from Attack on Titan and Food Wars, get ready for another anime title to rejoin Toonami. The anime The Promised Neverland is coming back to Toonami with a season 2. The Promised Neverland is expected to take over SSSS.Gridman slot in the schedule on April 10th. Here is the new schedule for April 10th:
12:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Super
12:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan
1:00 a.m. – Food Wars!
1:30 a.m. – The Promised Neverland
2:00 a.m. – Fire Force
2:30 a.m. – Black Clover
3:00 a.m. – Naruto: Shippuden
3:30 a.m. – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Are you guys looking forward to seeing this anime return?
Rejoice Demon Slayer fans because the long awaited movie is coming to North America! The anime movie Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will finally heading towards North American theaters. Revealed online, Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train will be in theaters, 4DX and IMAX in subbed and dubbed on April 23rd. Depending on preference, the movie will be subbed and dubbed. However, if you can’t see it in theaters, fans can still watch this movie at home via digital. The digital version of this movie will be released on June 22. Preorders for digital will begin on April 26th
Here is the digital outlets you can use if you want to watch at home:
- Apple TV
- Microsoft Store
- Google Play
- PlayStation Store
Set after the events of the television anime series, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train.
Cowabunga dudes! If you remembered the classic arcade games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming back in a brand new game for PC and modern consoles. Based on the side-scrolling brawler games, the new game is called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. Currently, there is no release date. The game is being developed by Tribute Games and published by Dotemu. Tribute Games is a company formed by former Ubisoft employees who previously worked on Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game and 2007’s movie tie-in TMNT. Dotemu is a game company who previously worked on Streets of Rage 4.