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Production on One Punch Man Season 2 Underway

In September of 2016, the cast of the One Punch Man anime adaptation, Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, uki Kaji, Aoi Yūki, and Saori Hayami, along with theme song performers JAM Project and Hiroko Moriguchi, reunited for a Fall Festival event that also served as the medium for news that a second season of the series has been greenlit. It may seem like a long time has passed since then, ...

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Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey Makes its Way to the 3DS

It seems apt that a remaster of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS handheld, given that the original was released by Atlus for the DS back in 2009. The new remaster will be released under a slightly different title, though: Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey. Deep Strange Journey will feature refined elements and a new character named Alex. The game will ...

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Ultraman Orb Set for March 2017 Theatrical Debut

If you’re a fan of Tsuburaya Productions’ Ultra series of tokusatsu TV shows, you might want to mark March 11 2017 in your calendar because that’s the Japanese theatrical debut of Gekijoban Ultraman Orb: Kizuna no Chikara, Okarishimasu! (“Ultraman Orb the Movie: I’m Borrowing the Power of Your Bonds!”). The film marks the latest entry in the series and will focus on Gai ...

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Disney XD Welcomes Yo-Kai Watch Movie

Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie, the first English-language movie that is based on the worldwide game and animation phenomenon will make its US TV premiere on November 12, Saturday at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. The film will have encore airings on November 13 at 5 p.m. and November 14 at 3:45 p.m. The brand creator LEVEL -5 made the announcement about the TV event. The movie features the voice talent ...

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Weekly Shonen Magazine to Run a Doctor Strange Prequel Manga

This coming January 27, 2017, our friends over in Japan will be graced by the theatrical release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange film adaptation. In order to promote the release, the 52nd issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine will be releasing a one-shot manga titled “Doctor Strange: Episode 0.” Said manga will serve as a prequel for the film, focusing on protagonist Stephen Strange’s ...

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One Piece: Luffy and Chopper Show Off Rapping Skills in New Fanta CM

Pirates are not really known for their ability to drop phat rhymes, but if there’s one thing the Straw Hats are good for, it’s venturing out into unexplored territories so two of the crew’s representatives, Luffy and Chopper, decide to show off their skills in the most recent CM for carbonated fruit beverage Fanta: The cross promotion is not limited to the CM. Fanta has released eight ...

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Godzilla TV Anime Launch on Crayon Shin-Chan

This coming July 22, a collaboration episode between Godzilla and anime Crayon Shin-Chan (Yoshito Usui) will be aired. The episode is titled “It’s Shinnosuke vs. New Godzilla” and will focus on the confusing appearance of Godzilla in Tokyo Bay. The episode will include a clash between Shinnosuke and the monster, with the Kasukabe Defense Corps thrown in the mix. This is Godzilla’s first ...

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Star Ocean: Second Evolution Coming to Japanese PS4 and PS Vitas

The second installment in the Star Ocean JRPG franchise was first released for the Playstation in 1998 for Japan, before finding its way to the West the year after. It was re-released in 2008 via a PSP port, but this month the game will be introduced to a new generation of gamers with an enhanced port for the PS4 and PS Vita. The new PS4 and PS Vita ports of Star Ocean: Second Evolution will be a ...

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Netflix has a Seven Deadly Sins Page

Astute fans have recently discovered that Netflix’s Japan launch page has an entry for The Seven deadly Sins. While the entry for The Seven Deadly Sins is region locked for Japan, fans noticed that the page features a synopsis in English: “When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm.” No ...

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Japanese Government to Strengthen Anti-Piracy Campaign

Japan has always been very strict with regard to protecting the copyrights of manga and anime properties, but so far their efforts to pursue pirates were limited to individuals or sites that are operating from within their country. That’s all going to change soon as the Japanese government, with the help of 15 major anime production outfits and manga publishers, will start a huge online ...

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Exclusive Pokemon Center Items Coming to the US

One of the nice things that Japanese Pokemon fans have over U.S.-based ones is the availability of exclusive merchandise that are offered through “Pokemon Centers.” With Nintendo planning a new Pokemon Center website, all of those Japan-exclusive merchandise will now be made available to players in Noth America. ...

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