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Check out an extended Beyblade Burst anime sneak peek

A few months back we highlighted the new Beyblade reboot, Beyblade Burst. Now we’ve got an extended preview for the anime series to share with you. The trailer sees protagonist Valto Aoi face off against his rival Shu Kurenai. You even get a brief look at the reboot’s exploding Beyblade gimmick. The anime will premiere sometime this spring in Japan with a global rollout due soon ...

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Hasbro gears up for Blazing Team

Producing a foreign brand for western consumption can be hard, so Hasbro has taken a unique route to exporting China’s #1 yo-yo line Blazing Teens. Rather than adapting one of the franchise’s various animated series, or pulling a Power Rangers with its live action incarnations, the toy giant has decided to forge ahead with a new cartoon. Created in association with franchise ...

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Here’s The First English Look At Japanese Sensation Yo-Kai Watch

Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch has become a huge hit in the land of the rising sun. Initially a video game and a manga series, the adventures of Keita Amano and Jibanyan have grown to an ongoing television anime, a theatrical film, trading cards, toys and more merchandise than you can list. What’s more surprising than this growth is the success the brand has seen. The Nintendo 3DS video games ...

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Here’s Why Recent Medabots Games Haven’t Left Japan

Remember the Fox Kids and ABC Family anime series Medabots? It might come as a surprise, but the journeys of Ikki and Metabee are actually based on a series of role-playing games dating back to 1997. The games series saw a revival in 2010 on the Nintendo DS and have since seen three entries on the 3DS. But how come they haven’t left Japan? Speaking to video game podcast Fragments of ...

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New Beyblade Burst Series Announced

Are you a fan of spinning tops? Have the recent string of Beyblade spinoffs got you down? Not to worry! Takara Tomy have announced their intention to reinvent Beyblade once again. Similar to the generational leap between the original Beyblade and Beyblade Metal Fusion, the upcoming Beyblade Burst will offer a whole new way to play the game. Focusing on the tops exploding during battle, the Burst ...

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Robotech: Love Live Alive to be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment this July

Harmony Gold have announced that Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the Robotech: 2-Movie Collection on DVD. The set includes the previously released Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, and the new to North America Robotech: Love Live Alive. Taking place during and after the events of Robotech: The New Generation, this latest installment in the Robotech saga follows the adventures of ...

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Ratchet & Clank movie blasts into theatres in 2015, check out the teaser inside

Sony Computer Entertainment, Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment have announced that they’re bringing the hit video game series Ratchet & Clank to the big screen in 2015. The CG film will star the cast from the games including James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, David Kaye as Clank, and Jim Ward as Captain Qwark. Developed closely in partnership with Insomniac Games, the ...

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Beyblade Evolution spins to 3DS this fall

Nelvana, Hasbro, d-rights and Rising Star Games are collaborating on a new, never before seen Beyblade game for the Nintendo 3DS called Beyblade Evolution. The exclusive title will take advantage of all of the unique features of the 3DS with a gyroscope enabled launch technique, augmented reality battles to bring the excitement to life, and real time multiplayer alongside a beefy story mode. The ...

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Transformers Go! animated series to premiere in Japan

Takara Tomy have announced a new Japanese animated series for their upcoming Transformers Go! toyline. While few details have been revealed the toyline consists of figures from the Transformers Prime: Beast Hunter range, as well as original molds made just for the new series. Previously Japan received a dub of Hasbro Studios’ Transformers: Prime animated series that aired on TV Aichi from ...

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Nelvana announces Beyblade: Shogun Steel, and a second season of Beywheelz: Powered by Beyblade

Canadian animation studio Nelvana Limited have announced that broadcasters around the world can expect a 39 episode new dose of Beyblade animation in 2013. The company has confirmed that they will be continuing their Beyblade spinoff, Beywheelz with an additional 13 episode second season. Nelvana will also be dubbing Japan’s Metal Fight Beyblade: Zero-G for international audiences as ...

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New Pokémon Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect trailer streamed

Pokémon Company have announced the 16th Pokemon theatrical film titled, Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect. The new film will open July 13, 2013 in Japan. Directed by franchise regular Kunihiko Yuyama the film will star a legendary shiny version of the Pokémon Genesect in a high-speed flight mode. The new film will also be paired with a “Pikachu to Evee Friends” short film, ...

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