Monday, 16 October 2017

Little Witch Academia Team at MCM London Comic Con

The website of MCM London Comic Con has announced that the London event on 27 to 29 October will host the creators of Little Witch Academia. The announcement lists director Yoh Yoshinari, and producers Naoko Tsutsumi and Katsuhiro Takei. The announcement also lists Yōsuke Futami, the producer of Bandai Namco Entertainment's upcoming video game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time.
Yoh Yoshinari (pictured left) created and directed the original 2013 Little Witch Academia film; he also directed its sequel Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade and the TV series. Yoshinari was previously chief key animator on Neon Genesis Evangelion, and also worked on Gurren-Lagann, FLCL, Kill la Kill and A Letter to Momo.
MCM London Comic Con will be held at the ExCel Centre in Royal Victoria Dock.

Gundam ZZ and Beyond the Boundary Films Released Monday

On Monday October 16, Anime Limited will release the first volume of Gundam ZZ on Blu-ray, carrying the first 22 episodes of the series. The 1986-1987 anime is the third Gundam television series by franchise creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, after the first Gundam series and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
It's set in Universal Century 0088, directly after the end of the Gryps War, Haman Karn and her army of Zeon remnants on the asteroid Axis begin their quest of reviving the lost empire of the Zabi's, and proclaim themselves as the Neo-Zeon. With the Earth Federation as hapless as ever, only the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) is able oppose the plans of Neo-Zeon. In need of all the help it can get after being decimated in the previous war and losing many of its key members, the AEUG ship Argama enlists the aid of a young junk collector from the Side 1 colony of Shangri-La named Judau Ashta to pilot its newest mobile suit, the ZZ Gundam.
Manga Entertainment will release Blu-ray and DVD editions of a pack containing two films: Beyond the Boundary -I'LL BE HERE- Past and Beyond the Boundary -I'LL BE HERE- Future. The first film is a recap of the original Beyond the Boundary TV series by Kyoto Animation. Beyond the Boundary -I'LL BE HERE- Future is a new continuation of the series, which follows a high school second-year student named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Yōmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly.
MVM will release the series Norn9 on Blu-ray and DVD. It's based on Otomate's Norn9: Norn + Nonette PSP otome game for female players. Sentai Filmworks described the story:
Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto English Dub Stars Houston Hayes

Sentai Filmworks announced the full English dub cast for Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto on Friday. The company also began streaming the first of three English dub clips.
The cast includes:

Kyle Jones is directing and writing the dub and Ricardo Contreras is handling the mix and sound design. Additional voices include: Bryson Baugus, Orlanders Jones, Benjamin McLaughlin, Chelsea McCurdy, James Belcher, Brittney Karbowski, John Swasey, Kira Vincent-Davis, David Wald, and Maggie Flecknoe.
Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on November 21. The limited edition includes a Japanese promo booklet, "survival guide," 47-track soundtrack CD, five double-sided art cards, socks, and microfiber cloth.
The series premiered on the TBS channel in Japan in April 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Just who is Sakamoto? He's enigmatic. He's clever. He's dashing. No challenge is too great and no cause is too small for Sakamoto. Girls love him, guys hate him for it, and despite efforts to humiliate him, Sakamoto is flawlessly able to emerge from the fray, even cooler than ever. Who knows what Sakamoto is going to do next? Whatever it is, it will be fabulous!
Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, School Rumble) directed the anime at Studio DEEN. Atsuko Nakajima (You're Under Arrest, Ranma ½, Hakuōki) designed the characters for animation. Yasuhiko Fukuda (Kocchi Muite Miko, Doamaiger D, Kurayami Santa) composed the music. Masatoshi Muto (Tokyo Ghoul, Riddle Story of Devil) served as art director

DW ADVANCE SCRIPT

The shooting script for Peter Capaldi's last episode as The Doctor is being sold at a charity auction.

The script for Twice Upon A Time is being auctioned to raise money for Star Trek legend William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show, a charity set up by the star to raise money to support a number of charities dedicated to helping those in need.

The script is signed by the two Doctor's in the story, Peter Capaldi and David Bradley, as well as other members of the team, and has been donated by Mark Gatiss, who is playing The Captain in the story.

Online bidding in the silent auction begins next Sunday, October 15th

The winner of the auction will not be sent the script until after transmission of the episode this coming Christmas.

A full list of charities supported can be found here.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Gate Delayed to January

MVM has confirmed to Anime News Network that its forthcoming Blu-ray DVD release of GATE, carrying the 24 episodes of the series, has been delayed to January 8 due to approval problems.
Sentai Filmworks has described the story:

When a mysterious gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district and begins spewing armed warriors and flying monsters, the world is thrown into turmoil. Although the deadly attack is thrown back by Japan's Self Defense Force, there's now a new and entirely unknown land on the other side of the portal, and Japan is effectively at war with a nation on the other side. Determined to secure peace, the JSDF must send an armed force into the Gate, but ogres, dragons and a ruthless Empire populated by elves, humans, and half-animal warriors aren't the only dangers they'll face. With the resources of two worlds at stake, the balance of power on both sides of the Gate is destabilizing, and betrayal can come at any time, from any quarter. There, trapped right in the middle of the ensuing firestorm, stands officer Yoji Itami and the JSDF's Third Reconnaissance Team as they plunge into the GATE

Leeds Film Festival Line-Up

The Leeds International Film Festival in November has announced its manga and anime-related screenings.
The "Animation Sunday" screenings on Sunday November 5 can be booked here, and will take place in the Victoria Hall. The programme includes:
- Mutafakaz (pictured above), a Japan-France co-production between Studio 4°C and the French videogame and comics publisher Ankama, at 6.15 p.m.;
and Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue at 8 p.m.
The "Animation Sunday" screenings also include two non-anime films: Big Fish & Begonia, a fantasy from China, at 1.30 pm., and The Breadwinner, an Irish-animated film set in Afghanistan under the Taliban, at 4 p.m.
The Film Festival will also have individual screenings of Perfect Blue on Wednesday November 8 at 1.15 p.m. at Victoria Hall; Mutafukaz on Wednesday November 8 at 6 p.m. at Victoria Hall; and Lu over the wall on Saturday November 11 at Hyde Park.
The "Manga Movie Marathon" screenings on Sunday November 12 can be booked here, and will take place in Victoria Hall. The programme includes:
- the live-action version of Tokyo Ghoul (pictured right), directed by Kentarō Hagiwara, at 1.45 p.m.
- the live-action film JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, directed by Takashi Miike, at 4.30 p.m.;
- the live-action version of Blade of the Immortal, directed by Takashi Miike, at 7.30 p.m.
The 'Manga Movie Marathon" will also include another Takashi Miike film, The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio, at 11 a.m.
There will be an additional screening of the live-action Blade of the Immortal on Wednesday November 15 at 3 p.m., also in Victoria Hall.

DW COMPLETE SERIES 10 BOXSET

BBC Worldwide have released details on the release of Series 10, Peter Capaldi’s final series as the Doctor, as a complete set, available on Monday 13th November.

In Series 10, the Doctor is keen to show his new friend, Bill Potts, the wonders of the universe, and their travels bring them face-to-face with Ice Warriors and Cybermen. His adventures draw to a terrifying conclusion as a long lost face from the past returns.

The Complete DVD and Blu-ray will include the extras listed below:
  • Becoming the Companion
  • Travel with new companion Pearl Mackie from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says, “the most insane thing that's ever happened to me.” Featuring exclusive interviews with Pearl, Peter Capaldi, and Steven Moffat. Narrated by Ingrid Oliver.
  • Out of This World
  • As Pearl Mackie steps aboard the TARDIS for her first adventure as Bill Potts, Ingrid Oliver (Osgood in Series 8 and 9) looks back at the debuts of the Doctor’s recent companions. What can we learn from their first voyages on the TARDIS, coming face to face with their first monster, and their first encounters with the mysterious stranger called the Doctor?
  • Smile
  • Acclaimed writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce is back for Bill’s first big adventure into the future, and Frank provides a unique insight into the writing and filming of this chilling episode, along with the perks of the job! Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat, and narrated by Ingrid Oliver.
  • …Who’s There?
  • We creep silently through this spooky adventure as writer Mike Bartlett and Director Bill Anderson reveal the secrets of how to make a truly scary episode of Doctor Who. And find out why they couldn’t have chosen a more terrifying location… Featuring interviews with David Suchet, Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. Narrated by Ingrid Oliver.
  • Rona Munro – A Modern Classic
  • No writer has ever penned an episode of both classic Doctor Who and the new series – until now! Rona Munro, writer of the 1989’s Survival, explores the similarities between her classic and modern episodes. And Peter, Pearl and Steven turn their eagle eyes on an ancient mystery! Narrated by Ingrid Oliver.
  • Doctor Who: The Fan Show – After Shows
  • Join Christel Dee and a host of Doctor Who actors, writers and creatives to discuss the making of Series 10, and most importantly, assess the intensity of TARDIS crew’s hairstyles along the way, in this original companion show.
  • Doctor Who: The Finale Countdown
  • Interview with Pearl Mackie and unseen film footage from the Concert
  • Knock Knock binaural sound
  • The Binaural Sound edition of episode 4, ‘Knock, Knock’. Binaural Sound gives an immersive spatial sound experience for headphone listeners.
  • Doctor Who Extra: The Return of Doctor Mysterio
  • Behind-the-scenes of the Series 9 Christmas Special.
  • The Doctor: A New Kind of Hero
  • A short documentary that accompanied The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which lookss at the character of the Doctor and how he’s a unique hero.
  • The Finale Falls
  • Behind-the-scenes of the Series 10 finale.
  • Inside Looks
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries



Doctor Who Series 10 - Steelbook (Credit: BBC Worldwide) Doctor Who Series 10 - Blu-Ray (Credit: BBC Worldwide) Doctor Who Series 10 - DVD (Credit: BBC Worldwide)


The release is avaiable to preorder as a Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Pokemon Championships in London November

The Pokémon TCG and Video Game Europe International Championships will take place at the ExCeL London convention centre from Friday November 17 to Sunday November 19. The Masters Division competitions will start on the Friday, with the Junior and Senior Competitions taking place on the Saturday and Sunday.
The event website is here, with information about the rules here.
Online registration is available at the event website (scroll down), which gives the following information:
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Online registration is available for both Pokémon TCG and video game competitors. The registration fee is £45 for Masters Division players and £30 for Junior and Senior Division players.
Masters Division online registration closes at 9 p.m. Thursday, November 16. On-site registration will be open from 7–9 p.m. Thursday or until capacity is reached. Junior and Senior Division online registration closes at 9 p.m. on Friday, November 17. On-site registration will be open from 7–9 p.m. Friday or until capacity is reached.
All registered competitors under age 18 will also receive a spectator badge and lanyard, at no additional charge, for one parent or guardian. Any additional spectator badges must be purchased.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Perfect Blue UK Cinema Venues

An official website has been launched listing UK cinemas that will screen Satoshi Kon's 1997 psycho-thriller Perfect Blue on October 31.
Set in contemporary Tokyo, the 1997 film depicts the mental breakdown of an idol singer turned actress. She believes she is being stalked, while being tormented by visions of a double of herself. The film was the feature director debut of Kon, who went to make Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika.

DW SHADA

BBC Worldwide is to release the Douglas Adams Doctor Who story Shada, using animation to complete the story.

Shada was planned to be the celebratory end to the seventeenth series of Doctor Who. Acclaimed writer Douglas Adams had completed the script, Tom Baker’s Doctor was at the height of his popularity, and the series had bigger audiences than ever before.

The story was also due to be the final story produced by Graham Williams, before handing over to new producer John Nathan Turner, who would introduce a new look to the series. But it was not to be. Strike action at the BBC in November 1979 meant the final studio recording sessions were cancelled, and the story was never completed.

A video was released in 1992, with Tom Baker providing linking material to camera for the missing scenes, re-released as a DVD in 2013. A web version of the story was also produced for the official Doctor Who website to mark the programme's 40th Anniversary in 2003. It used basic Flash animation alongside a new audio track produced by Big Finish and starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. In 2013 an unofficial fan version, directed by Ian Levine, was completed using animation to fill in the missing scenes. In this version, although a number of original cast members revoiced their parts, the Fourth Doctor was voiced by another actor.

Now, thirty-eight years on from the planned transmission, BBC Worldwide has announced that a new official version of Shada is to be completed, combining the original, remastered footage, with new colour animation. The animation will feature the newly-recorded voices of the original cast, including Tom Baker as the Doctor and Lalla Ward as Romana, performing the original script.

Tom Baker says
Shada was one of my favourite Doctor Who stories. I have many fond memories of shooting the location scenes in Cambridge, and it was disappointing not to finish the story in studio. I’m so glad that BBC Worldwide have found a way to bring fans a complete visual version.
The new feature-length production incorporates all of the live-action scenes from 1979, together with new animated material. Shada finds the Doctor in Cambridge working alongside companion Romana and retired Time Lord, Professor Chronotis, to defeat the evil alien Skagra who is attempting to steal the secrets to the prison planet, Shada.

Doctor Who: Shada is being produced by the team behind the highly successful and critically acclaimed animation of lost Doctor Who serial The Power of the Daleks and lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer . The team have had access to nearly seven hours of raw footage from the original 1979 Shada shoot from which they are editing the new production from scratch, with all the original location film negatives re-scanned in full HD and digitally remastered. It will not, however, be possible to create a full HD version of the new production, as the original studio video material is locked into its original SD format, and no higher resolution is possible.

Paul Hembury, Executive Producer, BBC Worldwide says
Fans loved The Power of the Daleks, so we’re delighted to be able to complete and bring them another lost Doctor Who classic.
Shada will be released as a digital download on Friday 24th November, and on DVD and Bluray on Monday 4th December.

The release is avaiable to preorder as a Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray.

Shada - Lalla Ward (Credit: BBC Worldwide) Shada - Tom Baker and Daniel Hill (Credit: BBC Worldwide)
On Saturday 2nd December there will be a special screening of Doctor Who: Shada at BFI Southbank, London. Further information will be available from the BFI from Monday 23rd October. Tickets for BFI members will be available from Tuesday 7th November, and for the public from Tuesday 14th November.

Blu Ray/DVD - Bonus Material
  • Taken Out of Time (25' 39")
  • Now and Then (12' 45")
  • Strike, Strike, Strike! (27' 50")
  • Studio Sessions - 1979 (44' 38")
  • Dialogue Sessions (14' 16")
  • Model Filming (04' 36")
  • Deleted Scenes (01' 22")
  • Title Sequence Films (TBC)
  • Live Action Reference Footage (02' 48")
  • 1979 Gallery (04' 50")
  • 2017 Gallery (02' 52)

Monday, 9 October 2017

Ushio & Tora Released Monday (Updated)

Updated to acknowledge the fact that standard blu-rays of both Aldnoah.Zero are being released today. not just the first.
On Monday October 9, Animatsu will release Ushio & Tora (the 2015-6 TV series) as a Collector's Edition Blu-ray, carrying the 39 episodes on five discs. While cleaning out his family's Shinto temple, middle-school student Ushio Aotsuki stumbles upon a hidden cellar which houses a dangerous yokai. The yokai, pinned by a legendary weapon called the Beast Spear for 500 years, attracts many other supernatural creatures to the premises. Ushio is forced to free the creature – whom he names “Tora” – in return for his help in defeating them. Tora, who wishes to eat Ushio but is stalled by the Beast Spear, begins to haunt the boy in the hopes that an opportunity will present itself. However, Ushio's possession of the Spear seems to result in trouble after trouble, and Tora finds himself an unwilling ally to Ushio in his battles against various supernatural foes.
Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo) directed the anime at MAPPA (Rage of Bahamut Genesis) and a relatively new company, Studio VOLN. Toshiki Inoue (Chaos;HEAd, Death Note, Ranma ½) and Fujita himself are in charge of the series scripts, and Tomoko Mori (guest character designer on Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, Juden Chan) designed the characters.
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Manga Entertainment will release a Blu-ray/DVD edition of Kinmoza! Yui Hara's original 4-panel manga's story begins with Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' mixed comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.
Tensho (Rewrite's opening animation director, designs) directed the anime at Studio Gokumi (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge) from scripts by Yuniko Ayana (Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl, Bakuman.).
Manga Entertainment will also release a Blu-ray/DVD edition of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door in Japan) is set during the storyline of the original 1998 Cowboy Bebop television anime series. A group of spacefaring bounty hunters who are hungry and low on cash take on a dangerous job. Their new bounty is a terrorist who is determined to unleash a deadly virus that will result in a devastating biochemical attack.
Anime Limited will release standard Blu-ray editions of both seasons of Aldnoah.Zero.

KP @40

It was Forty years ago today, on Saturday 8th October 1977, that we first met the Doctor's 'Tin' Dog, when K-9 made his debut appearance in Doctor Who.

K-9 was the invention of writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin, who created the character for their fourth Doctor story The Invisible Enemy. Although originally intended to appear in that one story, the character was retained after producer Graham Williams saw its potential appeal to younger fans of the series.

K-9 was voiced by John Leeson, who had been contracted to provide the voice of the Nucleus for the story and was also asked to voice the robot Dog. Apart from Season 17, when the character was voiced by David Brierley, Leason has voiced the character ever since.

Making the character a permanent member of the crew was not without its problems for the production team. The radio controlled model was prone to operational problems in the studio and Directors found it difficult to compose a shot comprising the lanky frame of Tom Baker and the squat shape of K-9. However, the character did prove popular with the audience and rapidly became an icon of the series,

K9 - Timequake A new improved model was introduced at the start of season 16, with improved electronics, but the character still had its limits, being written out of some stories altogether.

When John Nathan Turner took over as the producer in 1980, he decided to have the character written out, and at the end of the story Warrior's Gate, K-9 finally left the Doctor. Just a year later the character was back, alongside former companion Elisabeth Sladen, in a one-off adventure K-9 and Company. The first television spin-off from the main series of Doctor Who.

K-9 made a final classic series appearance in the twentieth-anniversary story The Five Doctors.

It was in 2006 that the character returned to the screen in the revamped version of Doctor Who in a story by Toby Whithouse. School Reunion also brought Sarah Jane Smith, in the person of Elisabeth Sladen back into Doctor Who, an appearance that would lead to the commissioning of The Sarah Jane Adventures, also featuring the Robot Dog.

In 2010 an Australian produced series, featuring a redesigned K-9, was broadcast, consisting of 26, 30-minute episodes. The series was produced independently of the BBC, so no BBC owned characters could appear. The series was shown on Channel 10 in Australia and Channel 5 in the UK.

Forty years after his first appearance, K-9's character is still in production, with original co-creator Bob Baker, along with Paul Tams working on a feature film, K9: TimeQuake which will feature the robot dog up against classic Doctor Who villain Omega

RIP TREVOR MARTIN


The actor Trevor Martin, the first actor to play The Doctor on stage, has died at the age of 87.

Trevor Martin first appeared in Doctor Who in 1969, playing a Time Lord in the final Second Doctor story The War Games.

However, he is best remembered for playing The Doctor in a stage play based on the series, Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday, which ran in London's Adelphi Theatre for four weeks at the end of 1974.

The play, by Terrance Dicks, was set just after the regeneration of the Third Doctor, with Martin playing an alternate version of the Fourth Doctor, who made his TV debut in the form of Tom Baker, during the run of the play.

The Doctor's companions were played by Wendy Padbury and James Matthews. In 2008 the play was adapted for Audio by Big Finish with Martin once more taking the lead role.

Away from Doctor Who Trevor Martin was a regular face on British Television, first appearing in the play Tomorrow Mr. Tompion! And About Time Too! in 1958. Appearances followed in Three Golden Nobles, Orlando, Jackanory, The Tragedy of King Richard II, Z Cars, Armchair Thriller, Inspector Morse, Coronation Street and The Bill.

An interview with Trevor Martin is due to be released on October 16th as part of the Myth Makers series.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Viz Media Adds 2 Pokémon Sun & Moon Manga

Viz Media announced at its industry panel at New York Comic Con on Thursday that it has licensed Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto's Pokémon Sun & Moon (Pocket Monsters Special Sun Moon) manga, Tenya Yabuno's Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon manga, and the Pompom Pokémon craft book.
The Pocket Monsters Special (Pokémon Adventures) manga series began its Sun/Moon arc in the January issue of CoroCoro Ichiban! magazine on November 21, 2016. Viz Media will release the first volume in spring 2018.
Viz Media has also licensed the previous arcs in the long-running manga series. The company released the 12th volume of Pokémon XY on Tuesday.
Pompom Pokémon is slated for summer 2018. The book features instructions on how to make 32 Pokémon and three PokéBalls with wool, felt, and cardboard.
Viz Media will release the first volume of Yabuno's Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon manga in summer 2018. Yabuno launched the series, which adapts the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine in September 2016. Yabuno ended the series in July. Shogakukan released the second compiled book volume on August 28.
Viz Media also announced Perfect Editions for Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys and 21st Century Boys for fall 2018. It will also release new One Piece Color Walk art book collections starting with One Piece Color Walk: East Blue to Skypiea in summer 2018 and followed by One Piece Color Walk: Water Seven to Paramount War. The Color Walk books will be hardcover and 320 pages each.
Finally, Viz Media announced that it will speed up its release schedule for Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga. The company will release one volume every other month until it is caught up with the Japanese releases.

Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Games' New Japanese Trailer Streamed

The official Pokémon YouTube channel released a new Japanese trailer for the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Nintendo 3DS games on Wednesday. The video title and text in the video both tease, "This is no longer the Alola that you knew."
The games will be available worldwide on November 17. Nintendo revealed the games during its streamed Pokémon Direct presentation in June.
The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games launched on November 18, 2016. The games were Nintendo's best pre-selling games in history. Nintendo shipped 10 million copies worldwide in its initial shipment, a new record for the company. As of January, Nintendo had sold 14.69 million units worldwide.

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Auto-Morphin Figures repackaged coming for the 25th anniversary. 

Legacy helmets of White and Red Ranger, self-warmer zords of Red and Yellow. Zeo and Dino Thunder Legacy figs. 



Blaze Megazord

Super Ninja Master Mode






DWP PROJECT


The latest season of adventures from the long-running fan-written fiction series, The Doctor Who Project (TDWP), is currently in production.

The unofficial series features the Tenth Doctor and companion Hannah Redfoot as they travel through all of time and space in seven new adventures.

Season 41 begins with The Throne of Peladon by James P. Quick, the first part of a two-part adventure which sees the Doctor and Hannah return to Peladon in the year 4,100, where political machinations could once again rip the planet apart. Then, they encounter a boy soprano with a voice of gold who never grows old, land on a planet where the ghost of the Great One returns, confront an alien scientist bent on changing time, and the Doctor falls ill to a mysterious disease.

Writers for the rest of the season include Hamish Crawford, Ian Manning, J.E. Remy, Matthew James (Ghost Ship, The Snow Maiden), Richard Hoover (Where There’s Thunder), and Nick Krohn. Season 41 continues with The Secret of Peladon (Sep 30), Palimpsest (Oct 7), Web of Insanity (Oct 14), Dolce Music Della Morte (Oct 21), Rights and Responsibilities (Oct 28) and Moondust (Nov 4).

Stories are available free to readers in PDF format.

For more information visit The Doctor Who Project website.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Games' New Japanese Trailer Streamed

The official Pokémon YouTube channel released a new Japanese trailer for the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Nintendo 3DS games on Wednesday. The video title and text in the video both tease, "This is no longer the Alola that you knew."
The games will be available worldwide on November 17. Nintendo revealed the games during its streamed Pokémon Direct presentation in June.
The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games launched on November 18, 2016. The games were Nintendo's best pre-selling games in history. Nintendo shipped 10 million copies worldwide in its initial shipment, a new record for the company. As of January, Nintendo had sold 14.69 million units worldwide.

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!'s 2nd English Dub Trailer Streamed


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Film screens in U.S., U.K., other international markets on November 5-6

The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel began streaming a new English-dubbed theatrical trailer for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!) on Wednesday.
The film will screen in the United States, United Kingdom, and other international markets outside of Asia on Sunday, November 5 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. local times. Exact dates and times may vary by country. Fathom Events confirmed that both screenings will be English-dubbed.
Those who purchase tickets will receive a new Pokémon card featuring Pikachu wearing Ash's hat, as well as a QR code to unlock an in-game event in the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games. The QR code will also unlock Pikachu wearing Ash's hat in the game.
Leading up to the premiere, The Pokémon Company is distributing six versions of Ash's Pikachu to Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games via password on its website. Each version of Pikachu is wearing a different one of Ash's hats, and each player can receive only one version. They are available for a limited time on the following schedule:
  • September 19–25: Original Cap
  • September 26 – October 2: Hoenn Cap
  • October 3–9: Sinnoh Cap
  • October 10–16: Unova Cap
  • October 17–23: Kalos Cap
  • October 24–30: Alola Cap
The Pokémon Company describes the film's story:
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu's first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.
The film had its world premiere at the Japan Expo 2017 event in Paris on July 6. It then opened in Japan on July 15 and earned 516 million yen (about US$4.61 million) in its first two days to rank at #1 at the box office.

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