Anime Expo screens two Lupin the Third movies

If you’re going to Anime Expo in July, you might want to save a seat so you can see some exclusive anime movies. Anime Expo will begin on July 4th and ends on July 7th at Los Angeles, California.  According to ANN, Japanese Animation Studios TMS Entertainment announced that attendees will be able to see an exclusive screening to Lupin the Third movies: Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko’s Lie and Lupin the IIIrd: Geomon’s Blood Spray. In order to see these movies, you have to be at least over the age 18+ and the movies will begin on July 6th at 10:30 AM. The director of the movies is Takeshi Koike who previously did the movies Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine and Lupin the III: Jigen’s Gravestone. Yūya Takahashi is also joining this movie as the screenwriter; this is the same person who did the screenwriting for the previous movies and Lupin III: Part IV.

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PSA: Watch out for possible shooter at Anime Expo!

 

Sources:

Scorpzgca

Anime News Network

This is a warning to all anime fans and/or visitors who are going to Anime Expo. You may have been alerted but I want to bring this up for attention for safety reasons.

Thanks to sources like Twitter and my blogging friend Joseph from Scorpzgca, this news is pretty important. his picture above is a young man named Alonzo Rodriguez who recently wrote in a text message that he commented on threatening this upcoming Anime Expo. In the messages, he comments that this kind of convention is “asking for a high school shooting.” This message has already been notified by the LAPD and Anime News Network has already reached out to panels and companies be on high alert.

Anime Expo begins on July 5th to 8th. If you are going to Anime Expo and if you see this guy, don’t approach him! Instead, go and get help from the police and report him. We can’t let anyone get hurt or lose someone dear to them.

AX News Announcements

If you have been unable to go to Anime Expo like me but you have been following the news, I will be announcing some exciting news in which may peak your interest. Just a heads up, if I missed anything, please comment down below and leave links so people can be informed as well. I won’t be able to get every news so feel free to help expand.

Aniplex of America

At the panel Aniplex of America announced that they will be releasing the home videos of the both anime Fate/Grand Order: First Order OVA and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga.

Preoders will begin on July 5th for Fate/Grand Order: First Order OVA with the store price of $69.98 for Blu-Ray. The anime will be have English Sub and Dub, a booklet, soundtrack and other extras. Here is the synopsis:

The year is AD 2017
The last era in which magecraft still thrived.
The Chaldea Security Organization was founded to focus on preserving the continuation of human history. They observe a world which magecraft couldn’t observe and science couldn’t measure all to prevent the certain extinction of humanity. But one day, the future that Chaldea continued to observe disappears and humanity’s extinction in 2019 becomes clear. Rather, it had already happened.
The cause seems to be related to Fuyuki, a provincial town in Japan, in the year AD 2004. There, an “unobservable region” that had not existed before appears.
Based on the assumption that Fuyuki is the reason for humanity’s extinction, Chaldea issues an order to explore, investigate, and possibly destroy this singularity – a quest for the Holy Grail: the Grand Order.

Also announced is Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. Aniplex will release the anime in two sets with the option to pay for DVD or Blu-Ray sets. The first set will be released on November 14, 2017 and the second set will be on February 13, 2018. The DVD will be priced as $29.96 and the Blu-Ray will be $59.96. The sets will each have bonus content. Here is the anime synopsis:
Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?

Sentai Filmworks

English anime company Sentai Filmworks announced at their panel in regards to English Dub anime. Here is the following anime that will receive English Dubs.

  • Haikyu!!
  • Flip Flappers
  • Tanaka-kun is always Listless
  • Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
  • Squid Girl Season 2

FLCL

The classic and crazy anime FLCL (pronounced as FOOLY COOLY) returns and it’s coming back with two sequels. Production I.G announced that they will be making a FLCL 2 and FLCL 3 and it will be released in 2018. Both anime will have 6 episodes like the previous anime and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Japanese Rock band The Pillows will return along with a new staff. Here is the synopsis from Adult Swim:

In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day when a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock.

But why did Haruko return to Earth? What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 she left with Naota? And where did the human-type robot ‘Canti’ go?

FUNimation

FUNimation announced at their panel that they will be releasing some DVDs and Blu-Ray sets for certain anime. First they plan to release the anime Orange, The Testament of Sister New Devil (also includes season 2 BURST) and your name.

your name. is set to be release sometime this year with a “final” version of the movie with edits different from the theatical version supervised by the director Makoto Shinkai.

Funimation will also release the anime Rosario Vampire in Blu-Ray, Speed Racer with the original English Subtitles and Japanese Dub, and the third season of D.Gray-Man.

That’s all I have for now. Feel free to comment down below your thoughts and opinions.

Anime News Expo – 7/4/16 (Independence Day)

Viz Media

Adding to the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure announcements, English company Viz Media announced today that they have license to part 4 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Diamond is Unbreakable manga. The date is unknown.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst

Game company Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on that they will add an additional costumes to the Day One edition to the video game God Eater 2: Rage Burst. The new costumes was inspired by the anime Assassination Classroom. The previous costumes included to the Day One game will have costumes from Tokyo Ghoul, Tales of Zestiria, and Sword Art Online (Hollow Realization version).

FLCL

Maki Terashima-Furuta (Vice President of Production I.G and Producer) announced at Anime Expo at Sunday that character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (he worked on anime like Evangelion and Summer Wars) will return for the sequel to the anime FLCL. Additionally, Terashima-Furuta announced that the rock band The Pillars will return to the anime as well for the music. Katsuyuki Motohiro, anime and anime film director to Pycho-Pass, will supervise the anime.

 

Anime Expo News – 7/3/16

Part 3 of Anime Expo News

Attack on Titans

Hopefully it’s official, but it’s been announced by the staff of the Attack on Titan franchise that a second season of Attack on Titan has been confirmed for spring 2017. A new visual is revealed and the cast for the characters are returning; same goes to the staff. The anime’s second season was scheduled for 2014 in the fall but then changed to 2016.

 

My Love Story!!

Announced at Anime Expo, Sentai Filmworks announced that the English voice actor for the lead character for My Love Story!!,  Takeo Goda, will be voiced by Andrew Love.

The anime is set to be released for DVD and Blu-Ray on October 25th. Plot Synopsis:

Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!


Bleach

As most fans know, Bleach is on the final arc of the manga. Revealed in volume 73 of the manga and on the 31st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, Bleach will be concluding the manga on volume 74 in the Fall of 2016.

 

 

Anime Expo News – 7/2/16

Here is day 2 of Anime Expo news!

Sentai Filmworks

Announced at Anime Expo, English company Sentai Filmworks announced that certain anime titles will be recieving English Dub. The release dates are unknown so far. Here are the anime that will be in English Dub:

  • Ushio & Tora
  • GATE
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Himōto! Umaru-chan
  • Amagi Brilliant Park
  • Monster Musume
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

 

Aniplex of America

Aniplex of Americs released a English Subtitled trailer to Reki Kawahara’s anime movie Sword Art Online the Movie Ordinal Scale. The movie will be released in Japan in Spring but it will also be released overseas.

Here is the plot and trailer:

In 2026, two years since the SAO incident, a new game called “Oridinal Scale,” an Augmented-Reality MMO, is becoming popular among the players. But…strange things are happening in the game and Kirito and the gang are facing a new danger. A brand new story created by the original author, Reki Kawahara and directed by Tomohiko Ito, “Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale-” is coming to theaters in Spring 2017.

 

Friday Funny 63: A Sparking Weekend!

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! In this episode, we have another busy but fun filled weekend. Today is the beginning of the next convention called Anime Expo 2016, or sometimes short for AX2016. The convention begins today and the last day is on July 4th. The convention will also be held in Los Angeles, California. I don’t live in LA but in California, let me warn you that it will be hot. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and be careful on walking through large crowds. Don’t forget to check out the booths like Weekly Shonen Jump or Aniplex of America to obtain exclusive goods. This post was going to be dedicated to Sonic the Hedgehog because his birthday was on June 23rd, but I think it will wait until next time. Don’t worry Sonic, I won’t forget you ;).

Speaking of anime, the series Blue Exorcist will return for another anime series next year of 2017! It’s time to go back to True Cross Academy and fight Satan!

If you not into anime or manga but you still want to do something special on Friday, today is the movie release of “The Legend of Tarzan”. It’s not from Disney, this was done by Warner Bros. I never read the books but this movie could be based on the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  The movie will have actors like Alexander Skarsgård, Marogot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson.

July 4th, obviously, is Independence Day or 4th of July! It’s the time where people celebrate the day when the Declaration of Independence got signed and we got our rights of freedom and liberty. On this holiday, have fun and enjoy the fireworks but be careful. Don’t play with fire and protect your animals from loud noises.

So without further ado, let’s begin this hot weekend!!!

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What better way to end this post with this anime song. United States of Smash!

Have a Happy 4th of July!!!