Monday, 4 July 2016

Funimation Licenses Makoto Shinkai's your name. Film for Theaters, Home Video (Updated)

Anime News Network's Anime Expo 2016 news coverage sponsored by Yen Press.

Lisle Wilkerson, the Anime Expo emcee of "Makoto Shinkai's your name. World Premiere & Panel," reported at the end of the panel that Funimation acquired the your name. (Kimi no Namae wa.) film for release in North America. The same event hosted Shinkai at the world premiere of the film, just four days after Shinkai completed production. The audience gave the film three standing ovations.

Boy: I've been searching for something for a while.
Text: A high school boy who lives in the heart of the city - Taki
Text: A girl who lives in the boonies - Mitsuha
Mitsuha: Oh, don't tell me...
Taki: We switched places...
Mitsuha and Taki: our dreams?!
Text: Their bodies switched places.
Mitsuha: The guys are starting! I've gotta watch out for my skirt.
Taki: Um, Mitsuha...
Text: The switched up daily life of two people who would never have met each other.
Taki: Don't mess with my relationships, alright?
Taki: That girl!
Mitsuha: That guy!
Woman: You're dreaming right now.
Text: The dream that they should have seen.
Operator Voice: The number you have dialed is out of coverage area...
Taki: What did I just...
Mitsuha: If we don't do anything, everyone will die tonight.
Yotsuba: Mitsuha, you're acting funny.
Taki: What did you think of what he said?
Taki: No. It wasn't a dream.
Text: A story of a miraculous day when the stars fell.
Grandmother: Dreams eventually disappear when you wake up.
Miki: I liked it.
Taki: Back then, you...
Mitsuha: Back then, I...
Text: I'm searching for you...
Taki: Don't worry. I'm sure we'll make it.
Text: Who I've never met.
Taki: Mitsuha!
Mitsuha: I can't remember his name!
Boy: You're the one that started this!
Taki: I had been thinking to tell you that wherever you are in the world, I'm going to go and see you no matter what!
Mitsuha: Who is he?
Taki: Someone I don't want to forget.
Mitsuha: Someone I didn't want to forget.
Taki: Someone I couldn't ever forget.
Mitsuha: Your name...
Taki: Your name!
Taki: The scene looked like something out of a dream.
Mitsuha: And it was truly...
Taki and Mitsuha: Something to behold.
The Kimi no Na wa. film's "story of miracles and love" revolves around Mitsuha and Taki. Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn't at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn't like the customs of her family's Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo. Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?
The film stars (Top row, from left to right in image above) Ryunosuke Kamiki (Summer Wars' Kenji, Howl's Moving Castle's Markl, The Princess and the Pilot's Charles Karino) as Taki Tachibana and actress Mone Kamishiraishi (live-action Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku's Kanade Ōe) as Mitsuha Miyamizu. Masami Nagasawa (Detroit Metal City's Yuri, From Up On Poppy Hill's Umi) plays Miki, an older schoolmate whom Taki admires, and Etsuko Ichihara (Horus, Prince of the Sun's Hilda, Miyori no Mori's Granny) plays Mitsuha's grandmother.
(Bottom row, from left to right in image above) Ryō Narita and Aoi Yūki play Mitsuha's classmates Katsuhiko Teshigawara and Sayaka Natori, respectively. Nobunaga Shimazaki and Kaito Ishikawa play Taki's classmates Tsukasa Fujii and Shinta Takagi, respectively. Child actor Kanon Tani plays Mitsuha's younger sister Yotsuba Miyamizu.
Shinkai also wrote the script for the film. Masashi Ando (Spirited Away, When Marnie Was There, Paprika) served as the animation director and Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana, The Anthem of the Heart, Toradora!) designed the characters. CoMix Wave Inc. animated the film.
Shinkai published the original novel that inspired the film on June 18, ahead of the film's opening. Shinkai has previously written novels tied to his 5 Centimeters Per Second and The Garden of Words films. In addition, his Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days films have received novelizations by different authors.
Update: Funimation confirmed that it will release the film in theaters and on home video.

Expelled from Paradise and Haikyu!! Released Monday

On Monday June 3, Anime Limited will release the feature film Expelled from Paradise as both a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD and a standard DVD. The Collector's Edition will contain art cards and a 40-page art booklet.
The Anime Limited site described the story of the the CG film, written by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass):

With Earth now left in ruins following the "Nano Hazard," most of humanity has abandoned the planet they once called home along with their physical bodies and rebuilt their digitalized minds into a society within the cyber universe of "DEVA." A.D. 2400, DEVA's central council detects an incident of unauthorized access into their mainframe. Someone on Earth was trying to hack into the system. The only information DEVA was able to retrieve was that the hacker referred to himself as "Frontier Setter."
To investigate the mysterious hacker's motives, the high officials of DEVA dispatch System Security Third Officer Angela Balzak to the Earth's surface. Equipped with a prosthetic "material body," Angela attempts to make contact with a local agent Dingo, but what awaited her instead was a swarm of Sandworms now infesting the Earth's surface. Angela intercepts the gruesome pests with her exoskeletal powered suit Arhan. Will Angela and Dingo be able to find Frontier Setter on this devastated planet?
Animatsu is releasing season 2 of the sports series Haikyu!! on both Blu-ray and DVD. This anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! volleyball manga follows Shōyō Hinata (voiced by Ayumu Murase ), who began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school.
Anime Limited is releasing a standard edition of the action-thriller Terror in Resonance, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), on Blu-ray.

Sentai Filmworks Announces English Dub Plans for 7 Anime Titles

Sentai Filmworks announced at its Anime Expo panel on Saturday that it will offer English dubs for the following anime:

The company has not yet announced release dates for the titles.

Aniplex USA Announces God Eater's English Dub, AkibaFest in LA (Updated)

Aniplex of America announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it will dub the God Eater television anime into English. The company also announced that will host an AkibaFest event in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo neighborhood on the October 15-16 weekend.
The English dub cast for God Eater includes:
Robbie Daymond as Lenka Utsugi
Kyle Hebert as Lindow Amamiya
Crispin Freeman as Soma Schicksal
Michelle Ruff as Sakuya Tachibana
Lucien Dodge as Kota Fujiki
Cherami Leigh as Alisa Illinichina Amiella
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Tsubaki Amamiya
Patrick Seitz as Johannes von Schicksal
Spike Spencer as Paylor Sakaki
Wendee Lee as Aisha Gauche
Additionally, the company announced that Crunchyroll will stream Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series. Aniplex of America's listing for the series also lists Netflix. Funimation's license of the series for streaming and home video had expired on March 31.
Aniplex of America also announced it will ship Owarimonogatari on Blu-ray Disc in two sets on October 25 and December 20.
Update: Aniplex of America will ship the ERASED anime series on two Blu-ray Disc sets on October 18 and January 24. Additionally, it will ship God Eater on two Blu-ray Disc sets on November 29 and January 31

Funimation Now to Stream Planetarian

Funimation Now confirmed that it will stream the planetarian anime, which adapts Key's planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ visual novel. The announcement did not reveal the launch date, or if Funimation will stream the five-episode net anime or the film.
Funimation describes the anime:

For thirty years, companion robot Hoshino Yumemi has patiently waited to show someone the stars. Left in an abandoned planetarium, she sits hoping for customers that will never show. That is, until a Junker– a plunderer of goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization—stumbles upon the crumbling establishment. Will he help her repair the planetarium, or will she be alone once more?
The anime's official website previously streamed a trailer for both the net anime and film in April.

The five-episode anime is titled planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (planetarian: The Dream of the Small Star) and the film is titled planetarian: Hoshi no Hito (planetarian: Star Person). The net anime will premiere on July 7, and the film will open on September 3. The video description of the trailer describes planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume as "This is a certain woman's story" and describes planetarian: Hoshi no Hito as "This is a certain man's story." The net anime will adapt the main game's story, and the film will be "another story" about what happens to Kuzuya afterward.
The main cast stars Daisuke Ono as Kuzuya (lit. The Junk Hunter) and Keiko Suzuki as Yumemi Hoshino. Other cast members without role credits include: Yasumichi Kushida, Satoshi Taki, Rina Satou, Masaru Shinozuka, Sanae Fuku, Yōko Hikasa, Minami Tsuda, Shizuka Ishigami, Yūki Kuwahara, Akiko Takeguchi, and Tamio Ohki.
Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Inu X Boku Secret Service) is directing and writing both projects at David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series). Shogo Yasukawa (Terra Formars, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) is writing the scripts alongside Tsuda. Katsuichi Nakayama (Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament) and Shunsuke Machitani (episode director for Oreimo, Kurokami The Animation, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) are the series directors. Hitomi Takechi (Hyperdimension Neptunia) is adapting Eeji Komatsu's original character designs for animation. Sayaka Sasaki is performing the net anime's ending theme song "Twinkle Starlight," Ceui is performing an image song titled "Worlds Pain," and Lia is performing the film's theme song "Hoshi no Fune" (Starship).
The net anime will stream in Japan on Niconico as well as the following services: J:COM On Demand, milplus, au Video Pass, d Anime Store, Bandai Channel, PlayStation Store, U-NEXT, Anime Hōdai, and GYAO!, among other services.
Visual Art's/Key (Clannad, Rewrite, Angel Beats!) originally released the planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ "kinetic novel" in Japan on personal computers in 2004 before porting it to the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable consoles. Sekai Project licensed the PC version of the game and released it on Steam in September 2014. VisualArt's also released an English version for iOS

DW Comics day

Next Saturday is being designated the third annual Doctor Who Comics Day by Comic publisher Titan.

The event, on Saturday, July 9th, 2016, is promised to be bigger and better than ever, with the launch of a new crossover event comic - Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen that includes special variant covers. Events planned include signings, contests, and fun activities.

The five-part, bi-weekly adventure, Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen, stars the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, and is penned by best-selling comic authors George Mann (Eighth Doctor, Dark Souls) and Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor), with art by Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors) Ivan Rodriguez (The Spider) and Nicola Righi (Eleventh Doctor).The story features one of the Doctor’s most iconic foes, the Cybermen, who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year! The series also features beloved companions including Rose (Billie Piper) and Captain Jack (John Barrowman). Leading up to the release of Supremacy of the Cybermen, Titan will be releasing nine exclusive one-page teasers - featuring Doctors from up and down the timeline - in each of Titan's four ongoing Doctor Who stories.

Doctor Who signings are taking place across the globe on Doctor Who Comics Day including: Cavan Scott, George Mann, & Rachael Stott at Forbidden Planet London (UK); Rob Williams at Forbidden Planet Bristol (UK); Simon Myers at Forbidden Planet Birmingham (UK); Rachael Smith at Travelling Man, Manchester (UK): Paul Cornell at Gosh Comics, London (UK); Neil Edwards at Forbidden Planet Liverpool (UK); Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby at Forbidden Planet International Edinburgh (UK); Boo Cook at Scorch Comics, Eastbourne (UK); Blair Shedd at Newbury Comics (USA); Andrew Pepoy & Jason Millet at Graham Crackers (USA); Mark Wheatley at Beyond Comics (USA); Todd Nauck at Big Red Comics (USA); Kelly Yates & Tony Shasteen at Borderlands (USA); Richard Starkings at Pulp Fiction (USA); and Question No. 6 At 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Japan).

Titan’s Doctor Who story, from this year’s Free Comic Book Day event will be available for FREE on digital devices. This Free Comic Book Day edition features four all-new short tales of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors written and drawn by the creative teams from Titan’s four ongoing Doctor Who titles,.

Titan continues the celebration by offering Doctor Who Comics Day t-shirts and mugs featuring art by Supremacy of the Cybermen artist Alessandro Vitti, and a limited edition Doctor Who Titans: “Army Of Ghosts” Cyberman 3-inch vinyl figure - only available at comic book stores nationwide.


Titan will release multiple variant covers to collect, including Supremacy of the Cybermen variants by Alessandro Vitti, photo variant by Will Brooks, a Cyberman cover by Fabio Listrani, a blank sketch variant, a fun coloring variant, and exclusive retailer variants at Forbidden Planet and Books-A-Million. There will be special variant covers across Titan’s comics line throughout July, including Fourth Doctor #4 variant by Andrew Pepoy and Jason Millet, Ninth Doctor #3 variant by Dan Boultwood, Tenth Doctor Year Two #12 variant by Blair Shedd, Eleventh Doctor Year Two #11 variant by Rod Reis, and Twelfth Doctor Year Two #7 variant by Todd Nauck & Hi-Fi.

For the first time this year Titan is supplying Doctor Who fans with kits to host their own reading group events on the same day. Over 300 parties are planned across the globe to read and celebrate Doctor Who comics.

A Doctor Who Twitter marathon contest is planned for the day via Titan Comics’ Twitter page @ComicsTitan. Doctor Who comic creators Cavan Scott and George Mann will be answering fan questions at 11:00am EST that day via Titan Comics’ Twitter page. Fans can ask question using the hashtag #DWCD.

Titan is encouraging all fans to get creative and visit their local participating store on Doctor Who Comics Day in cosplay, then tweet pictures to @ComicsTitan.

For more information about Doctor Who Comics Day visit:

Moffat to be a Doctorate

Doctor Who's lead writer Steven Moffat is to receive an honourary doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland.

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said:
Steven is quite simply one of the country’s greatest screenwriters and through his work on both the small and big screen he has brought joy to millions of viewers worldwide.

He is a further example of success from our wonderful town of Paisley in a long line of truly successful people brought up in the town.

Steven is great role model for anyone, not just our students, and demonstrates that your path in life will be determined by your own passion for the things you believe in and that anyone can have success if they work hard.

Steven is a hugely deserving recipient of this Honorary Doctorate and we are delighted to honour him in his home town.

The graduation ceremony takes place at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church in Moffat's home town of Paisley on Tuesday 5th July. The writer said:
It's always a joy to go home - but to go back to Paisley to receive a doctorate feels like I finally made it. I feel very honoured, and more importantly very happy.

Piers wegner AS Dramna commisoner

Channel 4's Head of Drama Piers Wenger is due to return to the BBC this Autumn as its new Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning. Before joining Channel 4 in 2012, Wenger was Head of Drama for BBC Wales and one of the executive producers of Doctor Who to introduce the third Doctor of the modern series, Matt Smith, alongside fellow executive producers Beth Willis and the (then) new lead writer Steven Moffat.

On his new role, Wenger said:
I have had an unforgettable and brilliant time at Channel 4 and it is with real sadness that I am saying goodbye. But the scope and scale of BBC Drama make this an irresistible challenge and I could not be more excited about joining the talented team there and for the new relationships and creative adventures which lie ahead of me at the BBC.
BBC Controller of TV Channels and iPlayer, Charlotte Moore, said:
Piers is a brilliant creative leader with great taste and a passion for writing. He has a breadth of experience and knowledge of the global industry, as well as a real understanding of audiences. BBC Drama is in exceptional form and I’m thrilled that Piers will continue to build on this and enhance our world-class reputation. I’m really excited by his ideas and vision and I’m looking forward to working with him and leading BBC drama to future success.

Willis, who followed Wenger to Channel 4 as his deputy, will succeed him as Head of Drama at Channel 4 upon her return from maternity leave


The nominations for this year's TV Choice Awards have been announced, and sees Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi nominated for Best Actor. He faces Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager), Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) for the award, which will be announced at the ceremony taking place at the Dorchester on Park Lane, London, on Monday 5th September.

Doctor Who itself is nominated for Best Family Drama, alongside Call The Midwife, Casualty and The Durrells, an award it won four years running between 2010 and 2013. The show also received an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013 for its 50th Anniversary.

Voting for the awards can be made via the TV Choice website until 8th July.


Candy Jar Books have released details on the next book in their Lethbridge-Stewart range, The Grandfather Infestation, which has been written by long-term Target/Virgin/BBC Book author John Peel.

Lethbridge-Stewart: The Grandfather Infestation, by John Peel (Credit: Candy Jar Books)Lethbridge-Stewart: The Grandfather Infestation
Written by John Peel, foreward by Simon Clark
Cover by Colin Howard
Published by Candy Jar Books, July 2016

The late 1960s and pirate radio is at its height.

Something stirs in the depths of the North Sea, and for Radio Crossbones that means bad news.

Lethbridge-Stewart and his newly assembled Fifth Operational Corps are called in to investigate after the pirate radio station is mysteriously taken off the air, and a nuclear submarine is lost with all hands.
John Peel has a long affiliation with Doctor Who prose fiction. In the late 1980s he was personally picked by Dalek creator Terry Nation to novelise the remaining 1960s Dalek serials, including the epic twelve-part story The Daleks’ Masterplan and Patrick Troughton’s debut, The Power of the Daleks. He was also the author chosen to launch the very first original Doctor Who prose novel, Timewrym: Genesys in 1991, and twenty-five years later he’s back!

John Peel says:
There's always been something rather special for me when I'm writing in the worlds of Doctor Who. When I wrote Timewyrm: Genesys twenty-five years ago, I was excited the entire time – I couldn't wait to get to work on the story each morning. And here I am, a quarter of a century later, and the same excitement is still there.
The Grandfather Infestation is inspired somewhat by the plant horror stories made popular by the likes of John Wyndham. Author Simon Clark, who wrote the official sequel to The Day of the Triffids, says:
Plants are on the march – at least in our imaginations, they are. Doctor Who embraced the theme in The Seeds of Death and The Seeds of Doom, and, no doubt, you can identify many more. And now John Peel gives us The Grandfather Infestation, a fantastically entertaining, and horrifying novel, which suggests that everything that’s green and grows from the earth might not be as harmless as we think.
Range Editor Andy Frankham-Allen says:
I’ve always been a huge fan of Wyndham’s work, and I knew I wanted something in a similar vein. I asked John to give us something Triffid-esque and he did exactly that. He’s created a nice blend of genres, mixing the best elements of storytelling that you’d find in the works of Robert Banks Stewart and Wyndham, giving it Peel’s own distinctive twist. And John is no stranger to twisting tales, make no mistake. He’s been writing prose fiction beyond Doctor Who continuously for over twenty-five years, and you don’t do that without being good.
Despite his long association with Doctor Who, this is the first time John Peel has written for the character of Lethbridge-Stewart:
Being allowed to create a new adventure for that stalwart character, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart was both an honour and a truly great pleasure. Even writing revisions didn't seem too much of a chore!

The Grandfather Infestation is now available for pre-order from the Candy Jar Books website, with discounted pre-order bundles and a new subscription deal for those wishing to get six books for the price of five.


Time Shadows is a new, unofficial, unauthorized Doctor Who short-story anthology raising money for the Enable Community Foundation

The anthology from Pseudoscope Publishing features all televised Doctors, across 25 stories, including a five-part framing story with the Twelfth Doctor and Clara.

Tipped off by a mysterious raven man, the Twelfth Doctor and Clara travel to Refuge, home of the last vestiges of life near the end of the universe. There, they discover an ancient, powerful Time Lord relic. No sooner does it activate, than new thoughts, new memories form in the Doctor’s mind: new adventures of all his past selves.

Someone or something is tampering with time, changing the destination of the TARDIS, and altering the Doctor’s past. He and Clara must travel into danger, into darkness to set things right.
The book is edited by Matt Grady with Samuel Gibb, with a foreword by Gary Russell.

It features stories by Violet Addison, John Anderson, David Black, Andrew Blair, Simon Blake, Christopher Colley, John Davies, Abel Diaz, R.P. Fox, Stephen Hatcher, Chris Heffernan, Ian Howden, Pete Kempshall, J.R. Loflin, Kevin Mason, Roger McCoy, David McLain, Christopher Olsen, John Peel, Stuart Roth, Dale Smith, David N. Smith, and Nick Walters.

Further details on Time Shadows, including ordering information, are available on the Pseudoscope Publishing website

Friday, 1 July 2016

Anime Limited Acquires Love Live! Sunshine!!

Anime Limited announced it will release the series Love Live! Sunshine!!, on Blu-ray and DVD in 2017. In addition, Anime Limited has teamed up with Crunchyroll to stream the series to the UK and Ireland (on the Crunchyroll site).
Anime Limited described the story:

Uranohoshi Girls' High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture. A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream:
To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”! As long as we don't give up, any dream can come true…
All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory!
Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!
Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta director, episode director for Love Live! School idol project, Gundam Build Fighters) is directing the series at Sunrise, and Jukki Hanada (all previous Love Live! School idol project anime) is handling the series composition. Yūhei Murota returned to design the characters, and Tatsuya Katou (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) is composing the music at Lantis.
The previous two seasons of Live Live! were released by MVM.

Dragon Ball Z's Goku and Frieza Battle in 4D CG at Universal Studios Japan

Frieza promotes attraction in video

Universal Studios Japan is debuting its Dragon Ball Z The Real 4-D attraction, a full-CG short featuring a battle between Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza, on Friday.
Goku and Frieza may have battled in the manga and anime, but this short tells an original story where Frieza is revived by the Dragon Balls. Vegeta and other characters will appear on Goku's side. The show will be in 4D, so guests will be able to feel shocks and splashes that correspond with the 360-degree 3D CG animation.
To promote the attraction, Frieza starred in a news video, where he points out that his power level of 5.3 billion is far more impressive than Universal Studios Japan's 15th anniversary or the Dragon Ball series' 30th anniversary.
The attraction will offer exclusive goods—such as a drink bottle shaped like Frieza's first form, dragon radar watch, charm set, and towel—as well as exclusive food—such as kuzumochi that looks like Dragon Balls, kakuni manju with Goku's symbol, and chocolate senzu beans.
The Dragon Ball Z attraction is one of three in Universal Studio Japan's "Universal Jump Summer." The others include a One Piece live stage show and a Death Note real escape game

Funimation Licenses D.Gray-Man Episodes 52-103

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed the second half of the original D.Gray-man television anime, episodes #52-103. The company will announce release details at a later date.
Funimation dubbed the first 51 episodes and released them on DVD in 2009 and 2010. The episodes are available streaming.
Funimation will stream the new television anime, D.Gray-man Hallow, as it airs in Japan.

Pokémon Sun/Moon Trailer Unveils 7 New Pokémon

The official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel began streaming a trailer introducing several new pokémon that will appear in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The trailer also shows Zygarde's perfect form.
The new pokémon's Japanese names are:
  • Kapu Kokeko (Electric/Fairy type)
  • Denchimushi (Bug/Electric type)
  • Kuwaganon (Bug/Electric type)
  • Jijiiron (Normal/Dragon type)
  • Hagigishiri (Water/Psychic type)
  • Aburii (Bug/Fairy type)
  • Togedemaru (Electric/Steel type)
The games will debut in Japan and North America on November 18, followed by Europe on November 23. The three Starter Pokémon (pictured below) are: the Grass-type Rowlet (Mokuroh in Japan), the Fire-type Litten (Nyabby), and the Water-type Popplio (Ashimari).
The games' new Legendary Pokémon include Solgaleo and Lunala (pictured below):
The games will be available on the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, and — unlike in the previous generation — Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Players can choose their preferred language when they launch each game.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon game franchise.

DW Fan magazine

Time Shadows is a new, unofficial, unauthorized Doctor Who short-story anthology raising money for the Enable Community Foundation

The anthology from Pseudoscope Publishing features all televised Doctors, across 25 stories, including a five-part framing story with the Twelfth Doctor and Clara.

Tipped off by a mysterious raven man, the Twelfth Doctor and Clara travel to Refuge, home of the last vestiges of life near the end of the universe. There, they discover an ancient, powerful Time Lord relic. No sooner does it activate, than new thoughts, new memories form in the Doctor’s mind: new adventures of all his past selves.

Someone or something is tampering with time, changing the destination of the TARDIS, and altering the Doctor’s past. He and Clara must travel into danger, into darkness to set things right.
The book is edited by Matt Grady with Samuel Gibb, with a foreword by Gary Russell.

It features stories by Violet Addison, John Anderson, David Black, Andrew Blair, Simon Blake, Christopher Colley, John Davies, Abel Diaz, R.P. Fox, Stephen Hatcher, Chris Heffernan, Ian Howden, Pete Kempshall, J.R. Loflin, Kevin Mason, Roger McCoy, David McLain, Christopher Olsen, John Peel, Stuart Roth, Dale Smith, David N. Smith, and Nick Walters.

Further details on Time Shadows, including ordering information, are available on the Pseudoscope Publishing website