It's not uncommon for different anime and manga to bear huge similarities to each other, but what about when a series of films from almost forty years ago possess an uncanny amount of tropes we've seen before in shonen titles? Shane does a little digging this week to try learning whether or not the Rocky movies might have sprung from the pages of your favorite weekly manga magazine.
Last month, Bandai Namco began the preparation for this summer's North America and European PS3/PS4/Vita release of J-Stars Victory VS+ . A second batch of English previews has now been posted with Bleach's Ichigo vs Aizen, Fist of the North Star's Kenshiro vs Sakigate!! Otokojuku Momotaro Tsurugi and Gintama's Gintoki vs Assassination Classroom's Koro-sensei. Get a look after the jump.
This week's 2015 Shonen Jump issue 11 announces new plans for Bleach's anniversary "13th Years 13th Blades" project. A new fan book has been scheduled and to prepare, a G13T General Election is opening to allow Japanease readers to pick their favorite Shinigami, as well as a Best Bout for their fights, and a favorite Zanpakutou ranking. More after the jump.
The same studio behind Love Live: School Idol Festival for iOS and Android are bringing you a Bleach mobie title, and it's headed for release this spring in Japan. Hit the jump for more!
Tonight is a big night for Toonami. At 11:30pm is Attack on Titan episode 25 - "Wall: Raid on Stohess District, Part 3" - the series finale. Perhaps more momentus, it will be followed at 12:00 by Bleach episode 366 - "Changing History, Unchanging Heart" - the final first run episode of the LONG running shonen anime. More after the jump.
While not quite as extensive or artful as their Hayao Miyazaki tribute, this year's Simpsons Season 26 ‘Treehouse Of Horror XXV’ did manage an anime gag that otaku are sure to appreciate. Parodying 2001's The Others, the family is confronted with their original 1987 The Tracey Ullman Show incarnation... as well as few notable others.