Out of Print?! No. 6 is on sale

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Need something to buy for Christmas like a stocking stuffer for your cart? I may have the solution to your problem. I got an email from Sentai Filmworks that the Shonen-Ai (or yaoi) series No. 6 is on sale as low as $9.99 for Blu-Ray. At first, I thought it was letting me know to shop since Sentai Filmworks is well-known for cutting down prices for the Christmas holiday, but after looking at the cover, there could only be one good reason why they are telling about this particular anime: Aniplex. The email I got told me that this anime is going out of print! I don’t know much about this anime, but I know the manga is licensed by Kodansha, same team who does the Attack on Titan manga and A Silent Voice. I did hear that the main male characters have romantic feelings for each other. According to the wiki, it doesn’t say Yaoi, but it feels more of a Shojo or Shonen-Ai series. Here is what the plot is described by Sentai Filmworks:

In a near future world after the last great war, most of mankind now lives in a handful of city states. There, for the privileged elite, life should be perfect. But for young Shion, the only thing perfect has been the nightmare his life has become since letting a strange boy called Rat spend the night in his apartment. Banished to the outskirts of the city and stripped of all privileges for helping the mysterious stranger who has since disappeared, Shion now finds himself in even worse danger as his inquiry into a new series of mysterious deaths results in his being arrested on suspicion of murder! But even as Shion is being sent to the city’s Correctional Institute, the long missing Rat reappears to rescue him! Now, on the run, the two young men have only one chance at survival: uncover the mysterious secrets that lie at the sinister heart of No. 6!

So if you are someone who wants to save an anime licensed by Aniplex, get this one! If you want a male-male relationship series, get this one! If you want to save money and try a new anime, get this one!

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Sword Art Online news: New OP/ED songs, episode 10 controversy, Netflix uses fan art?

Sword Art Online Alicization has been getting a lot of attention lately and some of the reasons are mostly controversial and some minor good. Let start with the good news.

Good news

It’s been announced that there will be a new OP and ED song for the next episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization. The OP for this second part of the anime is RESISTER by ASCA. The ED will be forget-me-not by ReoNa.

Bad news: Episode 10’s response

I am late in joining the series and I need to get started on this series, but recently, episode 10 of Sword Art Online got really dark. If you guys thought episode 1 of Goblin Slayer was too dark because of violence and rape, well you might get bothered in this episode. Episode 10 of Sword Art Online: Alicization contained some extreme violence and even sexual assault in which warned anime viewers ahead of time to those watching in Crunchyroll. This anime had to get it censored in some platforms such as Crunchyroll. The one in charge of censoring and editing the specific scene is from Aniplex of America.

This episode was described as one of the most violent and uncomfortable episodes that even Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara wrote to the voice actors on Twitter saying sorry that they had to perform this scene.

Reki Kawahara:

“Ms. Ishihara, who plays Tiese, and Ms. Kondo, who plays Ronye, both performed a painful scene with aplomb. Thank you so much! And I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.”

Here is the response from one of them:

Reina Kondo:

“Thank you! I think that everyone became stronger because of the experience! I will continue to work hard alongside Ronye. I’m looking forward to what happens next.”

I haven’t seen this episode, but I will say sexual violence like this does make me feel uncomfortable, but it’s something that we can’t deny that it’s real. There is someone that commented on the video comparison saying something about this scene:

Monta Anik: “This scene is just realistic. This is the world we live in. And the author is only showing it. Many people abused of women because of their noble rank. I called this episode: Hard reality of the old time”

Yes, I will admit, Kawahara does add this stuff in his works from the first season of SAO in the Fairy Dance Arc, SAO II with Sinon and now this. I can agree with this person that the reason he put these stuff in his works to show the scary reality that there are some people who wants to take advantage of the weak. In episode 10, we see high ranks people tormenting women and trying to get what they want because they think they’re better. I am not saying that this is true for everyone, but what I like about Reki Kawahara is that he doesn’t hold back on the truth. Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Yes, but it’s something to be aware of in reality. Other than that, if you think this episode was dark or even this anime, do not watch Beserk, Helssing Ultimate or Goblin Slayer.

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-11/sword-art-online-episode-censors-more-content-on-u.s-based-streaming-services/.140630

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-12-11/reki-kawahara-apologizes-to-voice-actors-for-latest-sword-art-online-episode/.140635

Netflix

If you think that stealing someone’s art was bad, imagine Netflix using someone’s art for their shows. I am not sure if it’s already taken care of, but based on an article by ANN, Netflix apparently used someone’s fan art as a banner for the anime Sword Art Online. The picture was taken by a user and identified the art by Keeta from their Pixiv.

I don’t know the situation right now, but Netflix is trying to resolve this issue.

Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc *Spoiler Review*

Sentai Filmworks description:

Although she’s only sixteen and looks even younger, Misao Makimachi is already a skilled and competent member of the Oniwabansh? ninja clan. Which is a fortunate thing for Misao, as her onimitsu talents may be all that keeps her alive when a journey in search of the leader of the clan, Aoshi Shinomori, leads her instead into a face-to-face encounter with an even more dangerous man and a plot to overthrow the Meiji government!

91st Post Streak!

* Warning: It will have spoilers and this includes the story arc which will be taking place. If you have not watched the Kyoto Arc in season 2 of the original anime or read the manga,the review is going to be heavily spoiled.

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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online gets an English Dub!

Great news for SAO fans! Announced at the Anime NYC 2018 this weekend, Aniplex of America or simply called AniplexUSA announced that the series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online will be receiving an English Dub cast. If you don’t know about this series, it’s an anime spinoff which focuses on the gaming world of Gun Gale Online where players compete to see who is the top dog of shooting games. This anime doesn’t focus on the characters from the main Sword Art Online story like Kirito and Asuna. The anime appeared in April along with other anime during the spring season. Now that the anime is going to get an English Dub, this also means that the anime will also be streaming in sites such as Hulu and Netflix. So if you like to watch Sword Art Online in English Dub online, you will be able to watch seasons 1, 2 and Alternative. However, it’s unknown when will a DVD or Blu-Ray home video will be released for purchase. So far we also don’t know when will this anime be release for Netflix and Hulu.

Here is the voice cast and their roles all according to Anime News Network:

  • Reba Buhr as Llenn/Karen Kohiruimaki
  • Allegra Clark as Pitohui/Elza Kanzaki
  • Ray Chase as M/Goushi Asougi
  • Faye Mata as Fukaziroh/Miyu Shinohara
  • Cindy Robinson as Eva (Boss)/Saki Nitobe
  • Rebecca Davis as Roza/Shiroi Noguchi
  • Kira Buckland as Toma/Milana Sidorova
  • Wendee Lee as Sophie/Kana Fujisawa
  • Morgan Berry as Tanya/Risa Kusonoki
  • Xanthe Huynh as Anna/Moe Annaka
  • Greg Chun as David
  • Laura Stahl as Clarence
  • Jeannie Tirado as Shirley

Synopsis:

The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who’s insecure her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Llenn, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in “Squad Jam,” a team Battle Royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.

Aniplex releases Black Butler in Blu-Ray in 2019

Good or bad news for anime fans. Remember the anime Black Butler and how it was owned and licensed by both Funimation and Aniplex of America? I got some news I want to share from me, Matt. According to Anime News Network, Aniplex announced that the anime Black Butler season 1 will be re-released in Blu-Ray in January 2019. If you didn’t know what happened, a while back, the Funimation lost the license for Black Butler and the anime got taken back to Aniplex. So far, Aniplex of America already owns both seasons 1 and 2.

Out of Print News: Mardock Scramble Trilogy is leaving!

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Aniplex is back and is taking yet another anime title from the market. Announced on Twitter and to those who have the newsletters, Sentai Filmworks announced that the license to the anime films of Mardock Scramble has expired. This anime owned by both Sentai Filmworks and Aniplex; there are three movies of this anime. If you don’t have the trilogy or you want to own the movie series without paying a hefty amount of money, I strongley recommend buying this anime from the Sentai Filmworks shopping site. I placed an order for this anime today and it only costs about $22 dollars for three movies.

Synopsis:

Murdered by a sadistic slayer of women, Rune Balot finds herself reborn for one purpose: to bring her killer to justice. But even knowing the identity of her murderer, proving he’s the one responsible for her death won’t be easy, especially when the murderer himself has forgotten his crimes. With the help of Doctor Easter, the man who restored her to life, and Oeufcoque, an intelligent, self-aware universal item capable of assuming the form and function of anything from a gun to a mouse, to a lady’s glove, Rune will have to find the proof to convict a vicious killer without dying a second time. In a world of black market body parts, high-stakes gambling, and lurid violence, justice will be written in blood as vengeance hit the streets in MARDOCK SCRAMBLE!

Here is the link if you want to purchase:

Mardock Scramble: The Trilogy

Sword Art Online season 3 will have up to 50 episodes!

Hello fans and followers! I bring good news from the internet and it’s about Sword Art Online. First announced on Sunday, Aniplex released a new trailer of the upcoming season 3 of Sword Art Online. It’s only in Japanese of the moment without subtitles, but we get to hear the new songs from LiSA and Eir Aoi along with new scenes of the plot. However besides what has already been said, I want to share something new instead. It’s been announced that the new season of Sword Art Online will have four (4) seasons; in total of fifty episodes (50). Aniplex plans to have season 3 to focus entirely on Alicization from the light novels which begins in volume 9 to all the way to 18. The first episode will be an hour long.

Sword Art Online season 3 will air on October 6th, but fans can order tickets to watch the anime ahead of everyone in the world premiere in LA on Sept 15th.

What do you think about this news?

source:

http://toonamifaithful.com/sword-art-online-alicization-to-be-around-50-episodes-long-begins-in-japan-october-6/

Sentai Filmworks news: Night Raid 1931 anime is expiring!

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Announced today, Sentai Filmworks released some news stating that the license to the anime Night Raid 1931 (also called Senkō no Night Raid) is expired. Just like Angel Beats, this anime was previously owned by Sentai Filmworks and Aniplex. According to the home videos, there are thirteen episodes and two OVAs and this anime can also be seen on Crunchyroll. If you have not bought this anime yet, now it’s the time before it disappears for good and then Aniplex will try to overcharge the series.

source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-08-24/sentai-filmworks-night-raid-1931-license-expires/.135900

Synopsis from Rightstuf:

The year is 1931. The city is Shanghai. Ten years before America will enter World War II, the hydra’s teeth planted by the first great global conflict are beginning to germinate. Hatching like spiders, they weave the complex web of plots and conspiracies destined to inevitably draw entire nations against their will to the brink of destruction once more.

Caught in the heart of these webs, desperately seeking to separate lies from truth, is “Sakurai Kikan,” an ultra-secret intelligence agency staffed by extraordinarily talented individuals with abilities far beyond those of normal humans. Their duty: to stop the darkest plots and eliminate the greatest threats. But in a city built on intrigue, can even a team of clairvoyants, telepaths and espers stand against the ultimate forces of destiny?

Aniplex news: All new Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Blu-Ray sets for $100 each?!

Welcome anime fans! I bring you news and whether you take it as good or bad news, I am here to share with you what I found online.

Coming from Aniplex of America, the former Funimation anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood returns in a all new set of Blu-Ray sets. If you didn’t know, Funimation’s license towards the anime expired a while back and this meant that Funimation could no longer sell the anime in DVD/Blu-Ray format or stream the series. Instead, the anime was brought back to Aniplex, the same company that previously agreed to sell with Funimation. Announced today, Aniplex of America revealed the news of re-releasing the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in Blu-Ray sets. There will be two sets with a rigid box art made by the creator of the series and each will cost $100 each. The anime will be released on November 15th, 2018.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a reboot version of the classic series and it follows the manga, or the original story.

Sword Art Online: Alicization world premiere

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Found from Anime News Network, Aniplex of America announced that the upcoming third season Sword Art Online: Alicization will have a world premiere event. According to the site, the event will show the first episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization in a one hour special. This event will be happening not just Japan but other countries. Here are the following countries:

  • Japan
  • the United States
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • South Korea

Also mentioned on the article, Japan revealed their date for the premiere on Sept 15 at the Tokyo International Forum Hall C. It’s unknown for the other countries, but the site will continue to update and reveal the dates and locations at the Sword Art Online site.