News out of the project's San Diego Comic-Con panel is that Voltron: Legendary Defender, DreamWorks Animation's take on the 1984 World Events Productions localized Toei's Beast King GoLion, is heading back to Netflix with season 2 later this year. More after the jump.
At their San Diego Comic-Con panel, Viz announced that they they have teamed with Tubi TV to stream their anime on the platform to viewers in North America, including Canada. Additionally, they announced plans to release book tied to the RWBY animated series soon. More after the jump.
At their San Diego Comic-Con panel, Adult Swim programming block Toonami has announced plans to broadcast the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure TV anime. The David Production adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's genre hopping 1987 ongoing will make its US cable debut in October. More after the jump.
At their Industry Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Funimation announced the license of Shin Godzilla, aka Godzilla Resurgence, the king of kaiju revival from Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Speaking of Higuchi, Funi also announced the release plans for his live-action Attack on Titan. More after the jump.
Anime producer Sunrise's Gundam portal site has announced that Between July 22nd and September 1st, they will be presenting the Mobile Suit Gundam Movie I, II, and III with English subtitles. The 1981 movie trilogy offers an abridged version of the seminal 1979 mecha series, with some re-animation, especially in the final battles, and some adjustments, such as where creator Yoshiyuki Tomino thought the titular Gundam mech was too "super robot"/toy-like.
While smartphone game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Shooters launched in 2014, riding the tail of All-Star Battle, back in December, it was updated to feature the characters from Diamond Is Unbreakable. For the last week, leading into this weekend, it's been back at Morioh so that manga artist/Stand user Rohan Kishibe can join the crew, featuring special SSR cards, social media campaign bonuses and a commercial. Get a look after the jump.
Among the Nitro+ splitting up the character design work on Thunderbolt Fantasy is Satoshi Minamoto, a veteran of swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu. Like many Japanese creative folks, Minamoto is quite taken by hit game Overwatch. And, like many, they wanted to put their own spin of it. Check out the results after the jump.
Along with news concerning the cast/theme song performers for the Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku/Magical Girl Raising Project TV anime, a promo for the light novel adaptation has been published. Asari Endou and Maruino's 2012 ongoing follows a miraculous social network game that gives girls a 1 in 10,000 chance of becoming a real magic girl. Except, it produces too many, so the last 16 must compete in a merciless survival game.
For this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, figures maker/distributor Kotobukiya is preparing to present a look at art for Marvel Comics' popular comedy heroine Bishoujo Squirrel Girl, as redesigned for their Bishoujo line by Shunya Yamashita. She's joined by a look at Yamashita's take on Street Fighter's R. Mika. And, here comes with the dude!. A new Ikemen (handsome) series kicks off with DC Comics' Bat Family.
Aniplex of America has announced that ticket sales for the “Yuki Kajiura LIVE ~featuring SWORD ART ONLINE~” concert will begin this Saturday (July 23, 2016) at 12PM (PDT) through Ticketmaster. The concert will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 14, 2017. Aniplex of America also announced that there will be VIP tickets which include an autograph session with Kajiura and some of the other performers available for purchase. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks is preparing a home video release of Trigger's When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace light novel adaptation for August 30th release. Getting ready for DVD and Blu-ray collections, they've now introduced its English dub cast. See who's who after the jump.
Today, the fifth volume of Dagashi Kashi's anime adaptation was released with episodes 9 and 10. Leading into that, the manga author has something sweet for the fans, a sketch of a young Hotaru Shidare. Check it out after the jump.
Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its November slate of releases, which includes Sentai Filmworks’ science fiction Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine, available on DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Premium Box Set. At least in terms of number of releases, it looks like it's going to be a comparably affordable month for anime fans. Get the details after the jump.
Anime has certainly had its share of protracted productions. Ask an oldster how agitated they got waiting for Giant Robo. More recently, the wait for the follow-up to 2012's Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo has been the big one trying the patience of fans. Now, on the publicity circuit ahead of the July 29th opening of his Godzilla movie, Eva creator Hideaki Anno has had the opportunity to comment.
The new volume of the Re:ZERO Daisanshou - Truth of Zero manga adaptation by Tappei Nagatsuki and Daichi Matsuse is out in Japan on July 23rd, and, to promote it, special color art is being distributed at the different sellers. Get a look after the jump.