Friday, 22 June 2018


The London Anime and Gaming Con has announced two dub actor guests for its forthcoming event from Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8. They are Quinton Flynn (right) and Paul St. Peter (below left).
Flynn's roles include Iruka Sensai (Naruto), Kon (Bleach) and Shingo in Initial D.
Peter's roles include Kurama in Naruto Shippūden, Yammy in Bleach, Jorgun in Gurren-Lagann, Higa in Durarara!! and multiple Digimon through the Digimon franchise.
The event will take place at the usual venue of the Rocket Complex near Holloway Road tube (directions).

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Manga Entertainment has announced on its website that it will release standard DVD and Blu-ray editions of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex on August 6.
Both the Blu-ray and DVD editions will contain the two 26-episode seasons of the TV series, directed by Kenji Kamiyama and animated by Production I.G Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex uses the world and characters created by Masamune Shirow in the original Ghost in the Shell manga, relating the exploits of the Section 9 police team and its cyborg leader Motoko Kusanagi.
According to Manga's announcement, 'Both formats will house episodes 1-52 across two cases, collected in a double-walled cardboard slipcase. Extras include interviews and trailers. This edition includes our new and improved subtitles

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Black Clover Sony Dual Release Listed on Zavvi

Anime UK News reports that Zavvi is listing a Blu-ray/DVD dual release of Black Clover from Sony Pictures on August 6.
Zavvi does not confirm the details of the release, although in the US, Funimation is releasing Season 1 Part 1 of Black Clover on August 7, carrying the first ten episodes of the series.
The Zavvi site describes the story:
In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder's magic. Asta's is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent's spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option!
Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Yatterman Night, Muromi-san, Long Riders!) is directing the anime at Studio Pierrot. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is the order a rabbit?, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Yatterman Night) is handling the series composition. Itsuko Takeda (Ristorante Paradiso, Level E, Blue Drop) is the character designer and Kumiko Tokunaga (2nd season of Kingdom) is the sub-character designer. Kosei Takahashi (key animation for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON) is the prop designer, Aiko Shinohara (Fairy Tail, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is handling the color design, and Minako Seki (The Silver Guardian, both seasons of Kingdom) is composing the music.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Pikachu's endless love for ketchup continues, this time with a life-size doll of the Pokémon holding his favorite condiment bottle.

Starting on July 1, Pikachu will collaborate with Japanese food company Kagome as part of promotional efforts for the upcoming movie Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari that opens in theaters on July 13. There are two ways to try to win one of three Pikachu toys. Fans can buy three participating Kagome products and attach the barcodes to a special postcard and mail it in for a chance to win one of 100 life-size Pikachu plush dolls. This campaign will run from July 1 to August 31. A second chance to win favors fans with artistic ability. Fans can enter to win by drawing a picture of Pikachu with ketchup on omurice and then sharing the image on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag "ピカチュウオムライス" (Pikachu Omurice). Entries submitted from July 1 to July 31 can win a ketchup cap with a sleepy Pikachu on top holding a bottle of ketchup. Entries submitted from August 1 to August 31 can win an alternate ketchup cap featuring Pikachu holding a plate of omurice.

If you aren't naturally artistic, the campaign page has detailed instructions on how to make omurice and draw your own ketchup Pikachu for entry.
Pikachu started his campaign to spread ketchup love as far back as 2015 with yearly updates ever since. The Pokémon has sang and snuggled up with the condiment.
Source: Comic Natalie

Cardfight!! Vanguard Games Events from Friday to Sunday

There will be Cardfight!! Vanguard games events around England from Friday June 22 to Sunday June 24 as part of the 2018 Cardfight!! Vanguard Tournament.
More details, including the telephone numbers of the different venues, are available here.
Friday June 22
Geeks Headquarters - 23 Soresby Street, S40 1JW Chesterfield, 1 p.m.
Patriot Games Sheffield - 36 – 42 Union Street, S1 2JP Sheffield, 3 p.m.
IQ Games Centre - 23 Byram St., HD1 1DR Huddersfield, 6 p.m.
Fan Boy Three - 25 Hilton Street, M1 1EL Manchester, 8 p.m.
Saturday June 23
GTG Games & Hobbies - 12 Brunswick Street, Hanley, ST1 1DR Stoke-on-Trent, 12 p.m.
Big Orbit Shrewsbury - 1 Thornes Hall, 27 – 28 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2BQ Shropshire, 3 p.m.
Global Gaming -15 Shaw's Passage, Birmingham City Center, B5 5JG Birmingham, 5 p.m.
Geek Retreat Birmingham - 38 The Priory Queensway, B4 7LA Birmingham, 5 p.m.
Sunday June 24
Lost Ark Games -1st Floor Queensway Chambers, 58 Queensway, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 11 a.m.
Leisure Games -100 Ballards Lane, Finchley, N3 2DN London, 1 p.m
The Games Shop Aldershot, 6 Wellington St., GU11 1DZ Aldershot, Hampshire, 3 p.m

Monday, 18 June 2018

anime monday

Love Live! Sunshine and Animerama Set Released Monday

posted on 2018-06-17 19:30 EDT by Andrew Osmond
Also Girlish Number, third Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal volume

On Monday June 18, Anime Limited will release Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 1 as both a Collectors Blu-ray and a DVD. The Collectors Blu-ray will include three vinyl stickers and a 20-page booklet. Funimation described the story:

Nothing is more appealing than the bright, sparkling world of School Idols! The girls of Uranohoshi Girls' High School are swept into idol fever, wanting nothing more than to become the next-best School Idol group. And they plan to do just that. Chika Takami brings together eight of her classmates to form Aqours, their own idol group. As long as they don't give up, any dream can come true!
Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta director, episode director for Love Live! School idol project, Gundam Build Fighters) directed the series at Sunrise, and Jukki Hanada (all previous Love Live! School idol project anime) handled the series composition. Yūhei Murota returned to design the characters, and Tatsuya Katou (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) composed the music at Lantis.
Third Window Films will release its double disc edition release of 1001 Nights and Cleopatra, as both a Blu-ray and DVD. The set will be limited to 2000 copies on Blu-ray and a thousand copies on DVD.
The set also includes an interview with director Eiichi Yamamoto, and audio commentaries on both films by Helen McCarthy, author of The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga, plus 4K scanned trailers and liner notes by film critic Simon Abrams.
Both films are part of the Animerama trilogy of Mushi Pro films with adult sexual content. The 1969 film One Thousand and One Nights tells of the adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power. In the 1970 film Cleopatra's story, three people from the future are spiritually sent back in time to relive the era of Caesar, Marc Anthony and Cleopatra. Both films were directed by Eiichi Yamamoto; One Thousand and One Nights has its original story credited to Osamu Tezuka, who is also credited with co-directing Cleopatra with Yamamoto.
The other film in the Animerama trilogy released by Mushi Pro was Belladonna of Sadness in 1973, which had a home release last year from Anime Limited.
MVM will release the series Girlish Number. Sentai Filmworks previously described the series:

College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose's mind, she's poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there's more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.
Project GN is credited with the show's original work, Wataru Watari (My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected. novel series author) was credited with the original plan and handled the series composition, and QP:flapper designed the original characters. Shota Ibata (episode director for Medaka Box, Kan Colle, The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) directed the anime at diomedea, and Sumie Kinoshita (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian, +Tic Elder Sister) adapted QP:flapper's character designs for animation. The main female cast — consisting of Sayaka Senbongi, Kaede Hondo, Yui Ishikawa, Eri Suzuki, and Saori Ōnishi — performed both the opening theme song "Bloom," and the ending theme song "Ima wa Mijikashi Yume Miyo Otome," under the group name "Girlish Number."
Anime Limited will release a standard Blu-ray edition of Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth.
Manga Entertainment will release the third DVD volume of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, carrying episodes 99 to 144 of the series.

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