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Netflix Japan's official Twitter for its anime series has posted a key visual and four scene visuals from Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, an upcoming 3DCG anime based on Masami Kurumada's internationally popular manga, and also announced that four-member UK rock band The Struts performs its OP theme song "PEGASUS SEIYA." It is an English lyrics cover version of "Pegasus Fantasy," the first OP theme song for Toei Animation's first Saint Saiya TV anime (1986-1989), originally performed by Japanese hard rock band MAKE-UP. The band also provides "Somebody New" from their second album "Young & Dangerous" released in 2018 [...]
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At the same time with a press conference at AKIBA Cultures Theater in Tokyo on Wednesday, the official website and Twitter for internationally acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii's highly-anticipated new anime VLADLOVE have opened, announcing its main staff. It was also confirmed that 25-year-old voice actress Kanako Takatsuki (Hanamaru Kunikida in the Love Live! Sunshine!!)'s five-member vocal & dance performance unit BlooDye serves as its official series ambassador. The unit performs "Kono Hoshi no Dokoka de" (Somewhere on the earth), the startting song for the project, as well as the theme song for the VLADLOVE anime. VLADLOVE is the title of [...]
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The virtual idol uprising continues as music and dance quartet ARP makes the jump to anime. Produced by Future Media Creator YUKE's, the augmented reality band (whose name is short for both "Artists Republic Production" and "AR Performers") already has something of a following. The four do Vocaloid-esque live events, have YouTube channels, and sell CDs and merchandise. The step to anime marks the next phase of the mixed media project. The previously-announced series debuted its teaser visual (seen above) along with images of its four stars ready for television: Shinji, León, and duo Rebel Cross (Daiya and Rage): [...]
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The 20th anniversary One Piece movie opens in Japan on August 9, and a new English-subtitled trailer is here to hype up the Straw Hats' next big outing. As previously reported, WANIMA is handling the "GONG" theme song for ONE PIECE STAMPEDE, so check out the promo below for a sample of it along with some new footage. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8_YwFLCh4U?rel=0] The first three million people who go catch the flick in theaters will get a special manga. And remember, Eiichiro Oda said it's "amazing," so YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE! ------- Joseph Luster is the Games and [...]
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Banpresto's fancy big-eyed figure line Q posket is adding even more characters to its collection... a feat that seems ever more difficult as they collect up big-name titles on both sides of the ocean. This time, you can add magical girls and Gang-Stars to your collection! The shiny-eyed figures will come in both a standard color scheme and a pastel or pearlescent repaint. Characters on board include Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind: Arale-chan from Dr. Slump: And a special Doremi figure from Ojamajo Doremi, to coincide with the show's 20th anniversary: The toys will be [...]
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It's time that time, y'all... You didn't want it to end, but the season finale of The Rising of the Shield Hero is here. It's tough to say goodbye, but all good things must come to an end... Needless to say, let's get to that Shield Hero time once more and let's go out with a bang! If you haven't watched this week's episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero, please shield your eyes from these spoilers! **SPOILERS AHEAD** Last week's episode went straight to the opening, and this week's didn't even HAVE an opening; there's just so much [...]
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Dark Horse recently released Gou Tanabe's excellent H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness manga, which features translation work by Zack Davisson. We had the fortunate opportunity to fire some questions in Zack's direction, so read on for some insight into the world of manga translation, supernatural scares, and more! *** With Gou Tanabe adaptations like this, you're working from an English source as viewed through a Japanese author's lens. How did this affect your approach to translating At the Mountains of Madness? Its been interesting. I work on the book with Lovecraft's text right next to Tanabe's. [...]
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When it comes to the work of anime director Kunihiko Ikuhara, you either connect with it or you don’t.... [...]
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Asta from Black Clover poses with his massive sword for a Crunchyroll ad banner.
Netflix has revealed a hard-hitting new trailer (both in English and in Japanese) as well as 15 additional cast members for Kengan Ashura, an upcoming original net anime based on the violent martial arts manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon about a skilled young fighter who strives to make it to the top in an underground fighting tournament ruled by mega-corporations. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNuY4ymi4Fs] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2O4yzfR5FQ] The new cast members for Kengan Ashura include: Kazuya Ichijō as Kouzou Murobuchi. Taiten Kusunoki as Muteba Gizenga. Rikiya Koyama as Seishuu Akoya. Takahiro Mizushima as Haruo Kouno. Kenjiro Tsuda as Gaoran Wongsawat. Chado Horii as Adam [...]
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It has been a long ride, but it seems The Rising of the Shield Hero is coming to an end at last. After a 25-episode run, the series is parting ways with its finale, and the cast behind the hit show has something to share with fans.Recently, Crunchyroll went live with an article that shares ... [...]
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In this episode we debate The Matrix Reboot and Avengers: Endgame's Re-Release; give Spoiler-Free Reviews of Child's Play and Annabelle Comes Home; and break down the results of WWE's Stomping Grounds!There are several ways you can listen to and enjoy ComicBook Nation, which are listed below:Listen via the media player embedded above.Subscribe to this RSS ... [...]
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Marvel Studios hasn't officially announced the Black Widow movie yet - but that hasn't stopped them from launching into production on it. Like every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie shoot, the exterior sequences of Black Widow have been observed by every amateur paparazzo in the area, which has yielded some interesting insights.Recent Black Widow set photos ... [...]
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Nestled deep between the mountains and the sea, about an hour and a half by train from where a school idol group called μ's made history, lies the small town of Numazu, Japan. It was here where another group called Aqours attempted to make some history of their own by defying the declining national birth rate and saving Uranohoshi Girls' High School from locking its gates once and for all. Of course, the events of Love Live! and Love Live! Sunshine!! are merely fiction, and a trip down to Uranohoshi will lead you to Nagaisaki Junior High instead. That doesn't [...]
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One Piece fans have been trained to look underneath thanks to all of Eiichiro Oda's trickery. The artist has pulled some serious fast ones on fans before, but few have been as big as the debut of Edward Weevil. After all, the new Warlord claims to be the biological son of Edward Newgate, and fans ... [...]
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The box office reign of Avengers: Endgame continues in theaters, but with the film having been released two months ago, fans can begin preparing to take the adventure home with its home video release. With the film serving as the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began back in 2008 with Iron Man, ... [...]
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