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Absolution for the Sins of the Fandom: Toonami’s Epic Journey.

In the deep blackness of space, a ship called “Sin Eater” – rides alone, wanted by many – to cure the ailments. To regain and re-teach respect. To answer the call of a lost multitude. It was taken out of commission once, and from its place – steeds with the supposed gift of peace and friendship, only showed war and desecration. 

In this space, warlords protected by intergalactic committees who only goal of educating the youth is failing by the day, now use these pirates to trap the youth in a never-ending mire of lies and deceit.

And all the while, planets controlled by men of ill repute, questionable loyalties and task forces of multi-colored suits of armor run through the land promoting the return of the old days, when the old traditions are left behind, and the old ideals were a bunch of misrepresentations.

But in this ship, in the heart of the sin eater, lies a robot.  The robot has seen it all. The cheers, the tears. He also knows that he must create a new place – a new way for the makers, the creators to be free once more.

To absolve the peoples sins.

This is the movement long since denied…

The revolution has returned to be televised.

Latest Super Sentai Series Revealed: Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger

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A leaked toy catalog from Bandai recently served as an early peek at the next installment in the Super Sentai franchise, which has been dubbed Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger and has been slated for a February 16, 2014 debut.

Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger is the 38th entry in the Super Sentai series, and while Toei is confident that the series will be a hit, many hardcore Super Sentai and tokusatsu fans greeted it with a lukewarm and/or negative reaction, mainly because they felt that the new theme – TRAINS – looks silly and will only be appreciated by toddlers.

You can check out the images below and decide if it’s something that you’d want to take seriously:

41 Entertainment Reveals UK Launch Strategy for Pac-Man

41 Entertainment Reveals UK Launch Strategy for Pac-Man

41Entertainment and its UK Licensing agent Lisle International have recently revealed their launch strategy for the CG animated property PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures for the UK. The TV series, which currently has two seasons under its belt will be launched by SKY on its stereoscopic 3D channel, followed by a 2D launch on Disney XD in early 2014, a co-promotion with over 500 Burger King restaurants, and a master toy line from Bandai.

Namco Bandai Games UK will also produce a new multiplatform videogame based on the series and release it on March 7, 2014, along with an apparel line from Blues and fashion accessories from VMC. Spring will also see the launch of construction toys from KNEX and a line of trading cards and sticker albums from Giromax.

Gundam Creator’s Newest Series Scheduled for 2014-15

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According to an announcement by Bandai, 71 year old anime director (and creator of the iconic Gundam franchise) Yoshiyuki Tomino will be releasing his newest anime work as part of the 35th anniversary of the Gundam franchise. While Bandai didn’t specifically refer to it as a Gundam series, the fact that it’s going to be part of Gundam’s 35th anniversary could mean that it’s at least related to the franchise.

New Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Trailer Shows The Will of Fire

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will of fire

Namco Bandai has just released a new trailer for their upcoming fighting game based on the hit shonen manga Naruto Shippuden. This time around, the trailer takes on an “All Star Trailer” format that provides a deeper look at the story mode, as well as a peek at the massive roster of characters available in the game. You can check out the trailer below:

Various Anime Mechas Collide in Battle Robot Damashii

Various Anime Mechas Collide in Battle Robot Damashii

Fans of Japanese robots should check out the upcoming PSP game titled Battle Robot Damashii, as it features Bandai’s line of mecha figures fighting it out in your handheld. The company has released a teaser trailer that shows you what kind of mecha action you can expect once the game rolls out:

Note that unlike Super Robot Wars, which had various Mecha animes’ continuities coexisting and pits its respective robots against each other, Battle Robot Damasshi pits Bandai’s mecha anime-based action figures against each other.

Bandai Launches Ben 10: Experience the Omniverse Sweepstakes

Bandai Launches Ben 10: Experience the Omniverse Sweepstakes

In support of the September 22 premiere of Ben 10: Omniverse, Bandai is launching the “Experience the Omniverse” sweepstakes, which will give Ben 10 fans a chance to meet the new aliens from the forthcoming series. By entering the product UPC code and holding the packaging of their Bandai Ben 10 Omniverse toys in front of their computer web cam, kids will be able to unlock one of five alien masks. The alien masks can be superimposed on the user’s face via the web camera, giving the kids an idea of how they will look like as an alien.

Nintendo DS Gets a ThunderCats Game

Nintendo DS Gets a ThunderCats Game

There will be a new game based on Cartoon Network’s modern update of the Thundercats, as developer Aspect Digital (of Naruto: Ninja Council) and Namco Bandai are currently working (or has finished working) on a new Thundercats game for the Nintendo DS.

Note that the game is for the Nintendo DS, instead of Nintendo’s newer 3DS. On the one hand, it means that the graphics will probably not meet current gen standards, as the DS is nowhere near as capable as the 3DS or even the PSP, but on the other hand, it is still good news because it means the title will be available to a broader range of audience, due to the fact that a lot of gamers have held on to their DS while the 3DS users will still be able to play the game due to the handheld’s backwards compatibility.

Bandai Entertainment Plans to Downsize and Cease New Releases

Bandai Entertainment

Anime Distributor Bandai Entertainment is planning to start a company restructuring next month, and has estimated that a number of its fulltime staff will be retrenched as the company starts to focus more on merchandising and licensing of digital distribution and broadcast rights to other companies. While Bandai will continue to produce and distribute their existing properties, all new releases have been cancelled.

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