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New Beyblade Burst Anime Coming This Spring

The current Beyblade: Burst anime series is expected to wrap up on March 27th via its 51st episode. But don’t be sad because you don’t need to wait too long for a follow up, as the next Beyblade anime in the Burst franchise will be coming up in April’s spring season. Titled Beyblade Burst God, the new anime series will also be directed by Katsuhito Akiyama and produced by OLM, with writing ...

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Planeta Junior and m4e Team Up for The Beatrix Girls

German brand management and media company m4e will be teaming up with Planet Junior in order to co-produce and distribute a new mixed media TV series called The Beatrix Girls. The series will be co-produced with POPmedia Brands’ Sherry Gunther Shugerman, with production set to start later this year. The show is targeting 52 episodes and will run for 11 minutes each, using a hybrid sitcom format ...

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Frederator/Shankar’s Castlevania Toon Confirmed, Warren Ellis to Write

Some time ago, rumors that Frederator Studios (of Adventure Time fame) is working on an adaptation of videogame franchise Castlevania began to surface, supported by an old statement from director/producer Adi Shankar made on Twitter. While both camps did not provide further details to confirm the rumor, astute fans were quick to assume that it’s going to be an animated adaptation and will be ...

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Watch 10 Mins of 9 Story’s Sweet Tweets

If there’s one thing that kids like with their cartoons, it’s catchy tunes. And 9 Story Media Group has the perfect series for this called Sweet Tweets. Produced by YetiLABS, Sweet Tweets is a series of animated shorts running anywhere from 2 to 3 minutes, focusing on telling cute little stories using engaging nursery rhymes and a whole host of colorful characters. In a recent announcement, ...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Pokemon GO

Not having a date this coming Valentine’s Day is not a valid reason for you to stay at home sulking. You can go out, and you don’t have to worry about being alone – you can be accompanied by your Pokemon, as Niantic Labs’ ARG Pokemon GO will be holding a special V-Day event from today until 11AM PST on February 15. The event will give people who still play Pokemon GO even more reasons to ...

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Now Available for Pre-Order on Steam

If you’re as pumped about Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s Steam release as we are, you might want to head on over to its Steam page and bust out some dough because the glorious 1080p, 60 fps PC port of the Xbox 360/PS3 fighter is now ready for preorder. The pre-order is gonna cost you around $24.99 USD, but since Steam employs regional pricing, you may end up getting it cheaper depending on ...

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Mobius Final Fantasy’s Much-Awaited, Yet Messed-Up Steam Launch

Square Enix’s gorgeous free to play mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy has just launched its PC port on Steam. And while the release was greeted warmly by many fans, it ended up being a bit of a mess, as these ardent fans are greeted by a host of unintended behavior on the part of the game. For starters, the game’s launch coincided with a server maintenance that lasted for several hours, so ...

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Justice League Dark on Blu-ray: Red Carpet Interviews – NY Premiere

Justice League Dark, the next installment in the popular, ongoing line of DC Universe Original Movies, is now available everywhere from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with a Constantine figure, exactly as he appears in the film. ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell was on the red carpet for the ...

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Mercury Filmworks + Cartoon Saloon Join Forces to Form Lighthouse Studios

With all the news of studios closing and animators struggling to find projects floating around right now, the recent announcement of a partnership between Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon is a welcome breath of fresh air. According to the announcement, the two studios have formed a new studio named LIGHTHOUSE STUDIOS, which is to be located in Ireland. This will ...

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Samurai Jack is Back, with Beard

One of the lost gems of our childhood, and considered as one of the shining gems of Cartoon Network’s glory days, Samurai Jack is finally returning via Adult Swim’s Toonami block on March 11 at 11 PM ET. It has been a long time since the original series’ open-ended conclusion – it took 12 and a half years before the time-traveling samurai managed to return to the small screens. And as the ...

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Mario Sports Superstars Releases New Trailer

With everybody being too focused on Nintendo’s upcoming Switch console/portable hybrid, people may be forgetting that Nintendo’s commercially successful 3D handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, is still alive and kicking. As proof of this, Nintendo has released a new trailer for the upcoming Mario-branded sports game, Mario Sports Superstars. Mario Sports Superstars is a compilation game that features ...

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