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Friday, December 10, 2021

Bleach New One-Shot Manga Digital Cover

This is the new cover for Bleach: No Breathes from Hell. From it we can see that Ichigo has matured into a character ready to do battle in this millennial age.

What do you think? Is this the new Ichigo?


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Golden Kamuy has moved to Brain’s Base

Starting with Season 4 the internationally popular anime Golden Kamuy will be in the hands of Brain’s Base studio with Shizutaka Sugahara on board as chief director and Noboru Takagi back on board as the series screenplay writer, and the new character designer is Takumi Yamakawa animation director.

Check out the trailer Golden Kamuy Season 4.



The story takes place in the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the time is in the turbulent late Meiji Era. A post war soldier Sugimoto, aka, “Immortal Sugimoto” was in need of large sums of money for a particular purpose…. What awaited Sugimoto, who stepped into Hokkaido’s Gold Rush with dreams of making a fortune, was a tattoo map leading to a hidden treasure based on hints inscribed on the bodies of convicts in Abashiri Prison?! The magnificent nature of Hokkaido vs vicious convicts and the meeting with a pure Ainu girl, Ashiripa!! A survival battle for a hidden treasure hunt begins! – Crunchyroll

Golden Kamuy can also be watched in English on Funimation.

At this time there is no announcement of when Season 4 will air. Golden Kamuy is based on the manga by Satoru Noda.


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Good News for Bleach Fans – New Animated Series To Come

If you’ve been itching to learn more about the new Bleach anime, it sounds like we’ll be getting our first proper look soon. The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Tite Kubo’s Shonen Jump manga—which ran from 2001 to 2016—revealed that the first trailer and visual will be on display for the new TV anime at the Super Stage EX BLEACH event, which is scheduled to take the stage via live stream at Jump Festa 2022.

The event goes down on December 18 at 6:00pm Japan Time, so look for the results to arrive online sometime around then. In addition to the footage, the stream will feature appearances by Ichigo voice actor Masakazu Morita, Ruika VA Fumiko Orikasa, and Ishida VA Noriaki Sugiyama, as well as Weekly Shonen Jump editor and BURN THE WITCH producer Shu Murakoshi and comedian Yoshiyuki Hirai of comedy duo America Zarigani.

All of the Bleach manga is available through VIZ Media, and the anime is currently streaming via multiple outlets. Here’s how VIZ describes the first volume:

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn’t change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia–who is slowly regaining her powers–it’s Ichigo’s job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.

-- Crunchyroll

Netflix Live Action Series Cowboy Bebop, a Review

UPDATE 12/09/2021: Not surprising, Netflix cancels Cowboy  Bebop, so no season 2.

It's been a decade or more since it was first announced that there would be a live-action Cowboy Bebop film.  Much speculation circulated around the web about famed actor Keanu Reeves in the role of Spike Spiegel, a former member of the criminal Red Dragon Syndicate, who left after faking his death to find the woman he loved by the name of Julia.

Well, the film did not pan out; however, fans of the popular Japanese neo-noir science fiction anime were glad to see that their wait was over when Netflix's  live action Cowboy Bebop debuted its first season on Friday, November 19, 2021. In the role of the motley crew of the spaceship Bebop, a converted interplanetary fishing trawler, is John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine. The character of Radical Ed (Edward in the anime) played by Eden Perkins unfortunately comes in the series at the end of season one, alluding to a second season.

However with the series lack luster retelling of the adventures of the crew aboard Bebop, it is clear that a second season hinges on the talents of the famed actors, especially John Cho, whose embodiment of Spike Spiegel down to his famed swagger, may or may not be enough to warrant a second season. 

True, many first season series and film debuts are viewed as “intro to or get to know the characters" pieces of work that follow, or as in Cowboy Bebop, loosely follow the original works they are based on, thus leaving room for more creative work and character development for future seasons or films. 

This being stated, and because there is the question as to whether Spike was badly injured or died in the anime series and now in the live action series, here's to a possible second season of Cowboy Bebop.



Friday, November 26, 2021

Daniel Dae Kim lead actor in The Hot Zone: Anthrax also to play Fire Lord Ozai

Daniel Dae Kim from Lost , Angel and 24 lands role as Fire Lord Ozai in Netflix live-action series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender, which is about Aang and his friends, who fight to save the world by defeating the Fire-Nation .

Fire Lord Ozai  


Other cast:
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh
Gordon Cormier as Aang
Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai
Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko
Ian Ousley as Sokka
Kiawentiio as Katara
Ken Leung as Commander Zhao
Kay Siu Lim as Gyatso

 In 2006 Kim was the voice of General Fong in the animated series,  Avatar: The Last Airbender.   



General Fong
For those new Aang and his friends click the above links to prep for the uo coming live action series series for a 2022 Netflix release. 


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