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

 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. 



 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Take alook as English Sub Trailer for Fena: Pirate Princess Anime


Fena: Pirate Princess also known as Kaizoku Oujo is a joint production by flying DOG, DMM pictures, Crunchyroll SC Anime Fund .

The series tells the tale of a young orphan girl, Fena Houtman. Fena has been raised on an Island where there is no hope of becoming anything more than chattel, to be used and discarded by soldiers of the British Empire. But Fena is more than just another powerless orphan. When her mysterious past comes knocking, Fena will break the chains of her oppressors. Her goal: forge a new identity, free of bondage, and search for a place where she can truly belong and find out the true mysteries behind a keyword "Eden."

It is the story of a lifetime adventure she and her crew of misfits and unlikely allies will have, in pursuit of her goals!  (Source: Crunchyroll)

Status: Currently Airing

Genres: Action, Adventure

Episodes: 12

 


 

Monday, August 9, 2021

Bleach Episode 366 English Dubbed

Bleach Episode 366 English Dubbed

 

Apparently episode 366 of Bleach has been out for some time. I just happened to run across it while I was updating my site, which is still a work in progress.

After watching the episode there is no mistake in thinking that it is definitely a prelude to the return of the anime (even as a limited series). The anime is still globally popular, and to this day is still gaining fans among younger viewers since its original debut on Oct 5, 2004.

Recently it was announced on Otaku USA  that Tite Kubo, the Bleach creator, was back with a Bleach one-shot, a 73 page manga that come out tomorrow August 10 in the Weekly Shonen Jump. The one-shot is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bleach's success.

Earlier today Crunchyroll, which is now a part of Sony’s Funimation and no longer with AT&T, announced the debut of Bleach EX. The limited series will run from December 12, 2021 through January 16, 2021.


We much older fans of Bleach welcome its return.  


 

 

 

BLADE RUNNER — BLACK LOTUS


Blade Runner — Black Lotus 

October 02, 2021 

13Episodes

Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.

(Source:Crunchyroll)


 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Sing 2 In Theaters Christmas

 

Sing 2

 Christmas Day

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti.

 


The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart into the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.  -- Universal Pictures

Starring

Matthew McConaughey
Reese Witherspoon
Scarlett Johansson
Taron Egerton
Tori Kelly
Nick Kroll
Bobby Cannavale
Halsey
Pharrell Williams
Nick Offerman
Letitia Wright
Eric Andre
Chelsea Peretti
and Bono

 

 

Directed by Garth Jennings

Written by Garth Jennings

Produced by Chris Meledandri & Janet Healy

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Anime Coming Soon


 Trese

Set in Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, detective Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings. This horror Netflix Original Anime series is based on the Philippine graphic novel created by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo. Created for screen by Jay Oliva (Wonder Woman, The Legend of Korra), Trese is voiced by Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys, Alone/Together) in the Filipino language version and Shay Mitchell (YOU, Pretty Little Liars) in the English language version. --- Netflix



Release Date: June 10th, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Following the events of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, the heroes of Arcadia must band together to protect humanity from the evil Arcane Order, who wield their dark and uncontrollable magic to summon ancient titans that threaten to destroy the world.



 


 

 

Release Date: July 21st, 2021 at 3:00 AM EDT
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Masters of the Universe: Revelation

The war for Eternia culminates in “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” an innovative and action-packed animated series that picks up where the iconic characters left off decades ago. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.

 

 


 Release Date: July 23rd, 2021 at 3:00 AM EDT

Did you know HE-Man has a proper name?

Answer: By the time the animated series was developed, He-Man's origins had been revised: his true identity was Prince Adam of Eternia, son of King Randor and Queen Marlena (an earthling), who ruled the Kingdom of Eternia on the planet of the same name. -- He-Man - Wiki=

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Record of Ragnarok

"Record of Ragnarok" is the story of 13 gods from across the globe and 13 of the world's most notable humans fighting it out in one-on-one battles to decide the fate of humanity. Based on the manga created by Azychika, Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, an earnest battle of transcendental rage begins!



 


June 17th, 2021 at 3:00 AM EDT

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Wish Dragon

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Wish Dragon, Din, a working-class college student with big dreams but small means, and Long, a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes, set off on a hilarious adventure through modern day Shanghai in pursuit of Din's long-lost childhood friend, Lina. Their journey forces them to answer some of life's biggest questions – because when you can wish for anything, you have to decide what really matters.

 

  June 11th, 2021 at 3:00 AM EDT

https://youtu.be/fCqGfjBSk0I
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Ron's Gone Wrong

20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship. -- 20th Century Studios


“Ron’s Gone Wrong” features the voices of Zach Galifianakis (“A Wrinkle in Time”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Shazam!”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Ed Helms (“The Office”), Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2“),  Kylie Cantrall (“Gabby Duran and the Unsittables”), Ricardo Hurtado (“The Goldbergs”), Marcus Scribner (“Black-ish”), Thomas Barbusca (“Chad”).

Release Date:

Friday, October 22, 2021
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