Funimation Entertainment Licenses Japanese Live-Action Death Note Films

Yesterday, Funimation Entertainment announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta that it licensed three of the four live-action Japanese Death Note films: Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, and Death Note: Light Up the NEW World. Funimation will release the films on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital combo packs on January 22, 2019. The first two films which premiered in Japanese theaters in 2006 will be bundled together. However, all films will be subtitle-only releases.   Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name were based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi…

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Bandai Namco Acquires Bluefin; Bandai Namco Collectibles is Born

Interesting news has broke online regarding Bluefin Corp, otherwise referred to as Bluefin Tamashii, the Japanese toy distributor. On Wednesday, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they acquired an 80% controlling stake in Nippon Imports, LLC, the company that owns and operates Bluefin. Now, with this transaction Bandai Namco will establish a new subsidiary, Bandai Namco Collectibles in October that will continue operations under Bluefin. However, Bandai Namco Collectibles will effectively commence operations in January 2019.   Nippon Imports, LLC founder and CEO Steve Fujimura will serve as Bandai Namco Collectibles’…

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Marvel Female Superhero Project in the Works at ABC

Several news outlets have reported that a new project in the works at ABC based on super-heroines within the Marvel universe. While the exact characters have not been mentioned at this time, Deadline, who first broke the news stated that the series will be focusing on lesser known female superheroes.   The series will be produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios. Allan Heinberg will be the head writer for the project; DC fans should recognize him as the screenplay writer for the DCEU Wonder Woman film. Jeph Loeb will be working alongside Heinberg as the executive producers on the project. No other details are confirmed…

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Official Trailer 2 Streamed

Disney has updated their official YouTube channel with a new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet. The latest trailer features a closer look at the film’s setting. The trailer also features some new cameo appearances that were not present in the previous trailers including Bay Max from Big Hero 6 and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, just to name a few. Ralph Breaks the Internet will premiere in theaters on November 21.  Watch the official trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet, and see the film in theatres November 21! “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind,…

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Brec Bassinger Cast as Stargirl in DC Universe Series

Several news outlets have reported that Brec Bassinger has been cast as Stargirl in the upcoming live-action Stargirl series, which will available exclusively on DC Universe. For those who are not aware, the series was first announced at San Diego Comic Con 2018.   Geoff Johns, writer and executive producer for the series, had this to say about the project. “There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl, and after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger,”…

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TGS 2018: Jump Force Trailers Streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment has updated their official YouTube channel with two new trailers for Jump Force. The first trailer was first unveiled at Tokyo Game Show 2018. The trailer reveals several new characters that will be joining the roster for the upcoming fighting game, as well as revealing a new stage based the Himeji Castle in Japan. “The name’s Yusuke Urameshi and you just picked a fight with the wrong guy.” Hold on to your seats folks because Yusuke is coming to JUMP FORCE! Are you ready to fight alongside him to defeat the ruthless…

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Daredevil Season 3 Release Date

Happy Thursday heroes, we finally have the release date for Daredevil season 3. Matt returns to Hell Kitchen once more on October 19. To me that’s insane since Iron Fist season two just dropped two weeks ago, and already we are bracing ourselves for another series to release a new season. I am hopeful this is the last Marvel show of this year. I do not know what would happen if Punisher dropped in December. However, I doubt it since they should still be filming at this time. That said I…

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Official Images: Digivolving Spirits 08 BlackWarGreymon

Premium Bandai has updated with an official pre-order page for Digivolving Spirits 08 BlackWarGreymon. For those who are not aware, the figure is based on the character that was introduced in Digimon Adventure 02; although international fans will recognize the series as the second season of Digimon: Digital Monsters. The figure itself is pretty much just a pallet swap of the Digivolving Spirits 01 WarGreymon, so those who already own that figure should be familiar with this figure’s design.   Pre-orders for the figure will open on September 21 at 4 P.M. JST and the item will be released in March 2019…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla Denkou Choujin Gridman Dyna Dragon

Today, the Bandai Candy site revealed the official information regarding the next Super Mini-Pla Denkou Choujin Gridman release, Dyna Dragon. Now, unlike the previous Super Mini-Pla Gridman release, Dyna Dragon will be sold in two different ways, but both are Premium Bandai exclusives. The first is a single release for Dyna Dragon which will consist of the Dyna Fighter and King Jet; these either can be used to form the Dyna Fortress, or Dyna Dragon itself. In addition, the parts can combine with Gridman to form King Gridman. Furthermore, the…

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TGS 2018: One Piece World Seeker Trailer Streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has updated their official YouTube channel with a new trailer for One Piece World Seeker, which was first shown at Tokyo Game Show 2018. The latest trailer features another look at the setting of the game and showcases some of the locations. The trailer also features a look at Issac, the Warden, and Jeanne, who is the young leader of the “Anti-Navy” group. Meet Jeanne, leader of the Anti-Navy group, who must work with Luffy to over-throw Isaac, warden of the prison that casts its shadow over all of Jewel Island. One Piece World Seeker will be released…

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