It’s a good time to be a Demon Slayer fan, because it looks we are getting close to having the anime film Mugen Train close to theaters besides Japan. According to Crunchyroll, the anime movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is planned to be released in theaters in North America starting at Miami, Florida. For limited time only starting February 26th for one week, fans of Demon Slayer will be able to watch this movie on the big screen. Reason being that they are doing this for this one week is to ensure that the anime movie will take part in the 93rd’s Academy Awards. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train still has plans to be released in theaters for the public but in a later time.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train opened in October 16th 2020 in Japan and it became the highest grossing film and it had the biggest opening weekend in Japanese theaters. This film will be opening as well in Australia and New Zealand in February 25th. This along with other animated movies such as Pixar’s Soul and anime movie Lupin III: The First will be taking part at the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature selection.
Crunchyroll – Academy Awards
Great news for Sword Art Online fans! Remember how hype we were when Aniplex was giving us the finale of War of Underworld months ago? If you already seen it, don’t spoil it for dub fans because it has been announced that the second part of War of Underworld will be returning to Saturday night on TV.
Mark your calendars for November 7th, 2020 because Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld will be returning in English Dub. Dub fans can finally experience the grand finale of Alicization and sub fans can re-experience epic moments on Toonami. Are you ready for November?
Good news for Demon Slayers fans! If you loved the anime series Demon Slayers, you might have heard the news of the upcoming follow-up movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. Announced today in a trailer, fans in North America is going to have to wait for the movie to come here. Mugen Train will be in theaters in 2021 for the U.S. and Canada, but in Japan the movie is coming in on October 16th, 2020. Funimation and Aniplex USA will give fans what they want in 2021. Also revealed today is that the singer of the opening and ending song LiSA will return and she will compose the movie’s theme song. The song is called “Homura” (translated as flame). Are you excited?
Great news for Demon Slayer fans! Just because this is Independence Day weekend, it doesn’t mean this weekend can’t get any hotter! I got news for you Demon Slayer fanatics!
First,according to the FunimationCon panel today, Funimation announced that they are teaming up with Aniplex of America and release the anime movie Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train in theaters in United States and Canada. There is no news on screen dates yet, but you can rest assure to North American fans that the movie will be heading to the West. This movie takes place after the 26 episodes of the anime series.
If you love the toy virtual pets of Tamagotchi, you might want to snag one of these pets. According to Crunchyroll, there is going to be a Demon Slayer versions of Tamagotchi and they are coming to North America. According to the official Twitter, you can already pre-order and buy your own pet for about $24.99 at any retailer like Amazon, GameStop or Entertainment Earth.
Rightstuf describes this movie:
The NerveGear, the world’s first dedicated full-dive device developed by the genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba in 2022…a revolutionary machine that opened up infinite possibilities for the world of VR (Virtual Reality). 4 years later…. A next-generation, wearable multi-device called the Augma has been released to compete with the NerveGear’s successor, the Amusphere. A cutting-edge machine boasting the ability to enhance AR (Augmented Reality) to the maximum, the Augma offers a safe, user-friendly experience, as it can be used while the player is awake, making it an instant hit. Its most popular title is an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, “Ordinal Scale (a.k.a. OS).”
Kirito is about to join Asuna and the others as an Ordinal Scale player, but they’re about to find out that it isn’t all fun and games…
WARNING: This review will have spoilers especially if you have not seen Sword Art Online seasons 1 and 2. For a spoiler-free review, click on the link here.
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie review and experience
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Sword Art Online
If it wasn’t for the Coronoavirus, we would already have the conclusion to the War of Underworld in April. Announced in a tweet from the official Sword Art Online Twitter, Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld will be back and streaming on July 11th. This second part of this anime will also be streamed via services such as Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and HIDIVE. In Japan, the creators plan to release an “omnibus” episode recapping the first act of War of Underworld in July 4th. Mark your calendars because the next act of the war is coming in July.
If you like spending on Aniplex titled anime and don’t want to spend money on buying individual volumes, get ready to cough up some dough. Joining along with Sword Art Online Alicization and Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Aniplex announced that the popular anime Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works will be released in a complete Blu-Ray set. Instead of buying volumes 1 and 2 of this anime, just spend approximately $200 on the entire set which includes episodes 0-25, an OVA and a mini-booklet. This anime will be released in July 14th.
Available for pre-order.
In case you missed it, Funimation got a lot of trouble in the recent episode of Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 2 due to a translation the subtitles. Despite Kaguya-sama being an Aniplex title, Funimation has the exclusive rights to stream the second season of the anime. You can watch the first season of this anime anywhere, but season 2 can only be watched on Funimation.
Reported on May 11th from Nicchiban, Funimation got into trouble from fans when one of the recent episodes included an anti-coronavirus conversation with the characters. Many fans pointed fingers at Funimation for tampering the official translations. Here is what the original said:
Original: “何でそんな遠い所にいるんだ？” (“Why are you staying away from me?”)
Original: “もちろんです！50センチ以内の接近も禁止します！” (“Of course! I will forbid being within less than 50 cm each other.”)
In recent spark of news, Aniplex wrote on Twitter acknowledging the translations and will revise it. This error was in episode 5.
What do you think about this news? Do you think the fault was solely on Funimation? Aniplex? or do you think this is just an overreaction from fans? Does this translation bother you?
Another Aniplex anime classic is going to be joining Funimation. If Fullmetal Alchemist, Black Butler and Angel Beats is not enough for you during this quarantine month, maybe this swordsman anime will keep you entertained. Announced today, Nobuhiro Watsuki’s series Rurouni Kenshin will be joining Funimation on March 24th. This will include 94 episodes subbed and dubbed all thanks to Aniplex. Will you be watching this anime?
Remember my previous post about how Funimation added Aniplex titles Fullmetal Achemist: Brotherhood and both seasons of Black Butler? Well, I got good news from the people who brought you Dragon Ball and My Hero Academia. It was announced today that Funimation will be adding more Aniplex titles for Funimation fans. The anime Angel Beats!, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Valvrave the Liberator will be joining Funimation. Here are the anime and synopsis:
Otonashi wakes up in the afterlife to find out he has no memories of his life before death. Desperate to survive in a war that could yield another unfortunate fate, he joins the SSS in the battle against Angel, whose very mission is to destroy all inhabitants of this afterlife. As Otonashi struggles to recover his memory and learn more about this world he finds that not all is as it had seemed.
When an assassination attempt destroys the delicate peace between the humans of Earth and Mars, their fifteen-year ceasefire is over. Armed with advanced alien technology, the Vers Empire of Mars launches an attack beyond measure.
Earth hardly stands a chance, unless high school student Inaho and his friends can rise to the occasion.
Valvrave the Liberator:
In True Calendar (T.C.) 71, most of humanity lives in “Dyson Sphere”, a city in space. The two main powers are the Dorssia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS)- with the minor nation of JIOR declaring neutrality. High school student Haruto Tokishima gets caught in a military invasion but the world will be shaken when he meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!