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Moviegoers of One Piece Film Gold to Receive Manga 777th Volume

One Piece Film Gold’s official website has announced that its 1st five million moviegoers will be given a special 777th volume tankobon as a bonus item, which includes a variety of sketches drawn by Eiichiro Oda, the original manga author, who also serves as the film’s executive producer. Additionally, the 1sst 2 million viewers will also acquire a special rare item produced by Oda on a ...

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Media I.M. to Distribute Sunny Bunnies

Media I.M., a London-based content distribution company has closed license deals with Disney Junior for the animation series Sunny Bunnies in numerous Asia-Pacific markets and Canal Panda in Portugal. In January, the company signed its distribution agreement with Sunny Bunnies’ creator Digital Light Studio (Belarus). The CG-animated Sunny Bunnies is aimed at kids ages 4-7, and launched in CIS ...

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Toei Animation US Releases New PV for Dragon Ball Super

Toei Animation US kicked off their international promotion campaign for the Dragon Ball Super anime this week, which in turn marks the iconic shonen franchise’s 30th anniversary and it’s introductory series to a new generation of fans. As part of the campaign, the studio updated their official Facebook page wit news of the Future Trunks arc debut on June, followed by a promo for the anime on ...

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Breakneck Pace of Combat Showcased in New Ys VIII Trailer

Falcom has just released a new trailer for the upcoming ARPG Ys VIII – Lacrimosa of DANA, which has been scheduled for a summer release. ARPGs, on account of the [A]ction part of the name, tend to be more fast paced than traditional JRPGs, but Ys VIII’s new trailer shows that it’s on an entirely different trailer as far as combat pace is concerned. Needless to say, the combat can get a bit ...

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New Heartwarming Pokemon Sun and Moon Ad Draws Unexpected Reaction

The Pokemon Company has just released a new promo video for the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon for the Nintendo 3DS. The advert focuses on a young Japanese boy named Shohei, who moves to Hawaii with her mom and finds new friends in spite of the language barrier, thanks to the universal appeal of the Pokemon franchise. You can watch the video below: It’s a very effective promo advert and one ...

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Marvel to Launch Tsum Tsum-Inspired Comics in August

A mash up of the Tsum Tsum and Marvel Superhero franchises is hardly surprising, as both IPs are under Disney’s somewhat large corporate umbrella, especially since just about every relevant Disney IP has already made an appearance in the Tsum Tsum line of merchandise and games. However, what’s interesting is that Marvel is also planning a four-part comic miniseries based on the Tsum-Tsum ...

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Discovery Kids Latin America Orders New Seasons of Doki

Discovery Kids Latin America has recently ordered seasons three and four of the hit animated preschool series Doki from Portfolio Entertainment, making for a total of 48 x 11 minute episodes and an additional 2 x 30 minute specials. Portfolio Animation will be developing and producing the new seasons in-house via their new Toronto Studio, with an eye towards a September 2016 release. Official ...

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Nickelodeon Launches Animation-Centric Podcast

As a way of celebrating 25 years of providing their own brand of animated content, Nickelodeon has launched their own podcast dubbed the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, and has made it available on different platforms including iTunes, SoundCloud, Youtube, and nickanimationpodcast.com. The Nickelodeon Animation Podcast is Nickelodeon’s first foray into the podcast medium, and will be going full ...

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Production of Paddington 2 to Start this Fall

According to Studiocanal, Paddington 2 will start its production in the U.K. this October. The second part is on sale this year at the Marche du Film in Cannes and will have director Paul King and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter) go back to their posts, with Paul King co-writing with Simon Farnaby. Though the voice casts Ben Whishaw (Paddington) and co-stars Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville ...

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Rovio Gets New Licensees for Angry Birds Movie

The May 20 theatrical debut of Rovio Entertainment’s The Angry Birds Movie is right around the corner, and the momentum it has built will not be wasted as the company has recently announced an impressive list of new licensees for various categories of their Angry Birds franchise. The list includes a number of fairly big brands, including toy juggernaut LEGO, which will bring six new building ...

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Tokyopop Discusses New Disney Books

Tokyopop, a division of POP Media Holdings established by entrepreneur and filmmaker Stu Levy has proclaimed plans to return into North American publishing with a series of family friendly English-language Manga books by Disney including Alice in Wonderland: Special Collector’s Manga, a massive 352-page hardcover adaptation of the classic film and Pixar Manga Collection: Finding Nemo, a ...

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Ratings of Oddbods in U.K. Continues to Rise

The peculiar and crazy characters of non-dialogue animated comedy series Oddbods by One Animation are proving to be a major hit in the U.K. According to the most recent ratings figures, the show is one of CITV’s top 5 shows of 2016 and is well on its way to raking up more than five million views. In addition, data from 2015 places the animated kid’s show of the year in the U.K., in spite of ...

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