SAKURA-CON 2017: PERSONA5 THE ANIMATION to Premiere this Spring on Crunchyroll and Hulu

PERSONA5 the Animation Premires on Crunchyroll and Hulu

At their industry panel at Sakura-Con, Aniplex of America announced that the highly anticipated PERSONA5 the Animation will be premiering this spring on Crunchyroll and Hulu. The series is an anime adaptation of best-selling JRPG, Persona 5, by game developer, ATLUS, first released in Japan in 2016 and subsequently worldwide in 2017. Set in modern Tokyo, “PERSONA5 the Animation” chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of teenagers who call themselves the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts.” Together with their metaphysical manifestations known as their Personas, the group seeks to solve crimes by reforming the source of corruption within people’s hearts. The popularity of the series showed no sign of waning with a subtitled trailer posted on the Aniplex of America YouTube page quickly gaining over a quarter million views in less than 3 weeks. “PERSONA5 the Animation” premieres April 7th only on Crunchyroll and Hulu, with new episodes streaming every Saturday. Continue reading

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SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER Teaser Trailer Revealed by Square Enix

SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER TEASER TRAILER Square Enix

Square Enix unveiled in a brief teaser trailer today that the highly anticipated sequel, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, will be available in six months for Xbox One, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC/Steam. The game is expected to launch on all platforms simultaneously on September 14, 2018. Continue reading

BIG BOUNCE AMERICA Will Travel to 59 Cities in 2018

Big Bounce America 2018 US Dates Revealed

The world’s biggest bounce house ever assembled is making its way across the country through November of 2018, visiting 29 states and 59 major cities. Featuring 10,000 square feet of in6latable elation, The Big Bounce America is the most memorable, exciting experience of the year! Sure, kids will fall in love with the giant candy colored structure, but the adult-only night sessions are what make this event so special. Continue reading

141 Original Scores Advance in 2017 Oscars Race

2017 oscars best original scores

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards. Continue reading

STEVEN UNIVERSE Season One Arrives on DVD January 30

Steven Universe Season 1 DVD Details

Fans can revisit the adventures of “Steven Universe,” Cartoon Network’s Emmy nominated and critically acclaimed animated series when “Steven Universe” The Complete First Season DVD arrives on January 30, 2018. Featuring all 52 captivating episodes and the first time a full season has been available on DVD, relive the episodes that ignited a fierce and dedicated fandom. Continue reading

ANIME EXPO 2017: First Live-Action FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Trailer Reaction

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Joined by director Fumihiko Sori and actor Ryosuke Yamada, Anime Expo 2017 was host to the first full live-action trailer for Fullmetal Alchemist. The film adaptation to the beloved manga and popular anime series, this panel comes as the first ever live-action movie panel for Anime Expo. Fans were on their feet to see Yamada in the flesh who stars as the lead character, Edward Elric. Continue reading

ANIME EXPO 2017: FLCL Seasons 2 and 3 Trailer and Details Revealed

ANIME EXPO 2017 FLCL 2 and 3 Details Revealed 3

The long awaited return of “FLCL” has finally come to fruition now that the trailer for seasons 2 and 3 were revealed at Anime Expo this week. Announced during a panel with Production I.G.’s Maki Terashima-Furuta and Toonami’s Jason DeMarco, we have come to find out that each season will be six episodes that will come some time in 2018. Continue reading

ANIME EXPO 2017: WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM Season 1 Premiere

ANIME EXPO 2017 WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM Season 1 Premiere

My expectations were up in the air as I settled in for the world premiere of Yoshimi Itazu’s anime adaptation of the popular manga “Welcome to the Ballroomin the crowded events hall of Anime Expo 2017. While my familiarity with the series’ production companies – Production I.G. and Pony Canyon – lies inherently behind Attack on Titan, I’ve never explored the world of sports anime genre, nor did I ever think that I would be sitting down to digest one about ballroom dancing. Continue reading

Ron Howard Confirmed to Direct Untitled HAN SOLO Star Wars Film

Ron Howard Han Solo Movie Director

Let it be known that the presumed frontrunner who would be taking over the standalone Han Solo prequel story, Ron Howard, has been officially confirmed to fill the director’s chair. After this past Tuesday’s unprecedented announcement that the film’s original directors (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) had been fired, Opie himself will play ball with Lucasfilm and producer Kathleen Kennedy in order to bring balance back to the force. Continue reading

Netflix Returns to Camp Firewood with WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: TEN YEARS YEARS Trailer

Wet Hot American Summer Ten Years Later Trailer

A trailer for Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ brings the camp counselors of Camp Firewood to 1991 Continue reading