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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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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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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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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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: A Whole New Way to GO!

The official Pokémon YouTube channel has updated with a new trailer for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!  The latest trailer features a look at the three Legendary Birds and the Go Parks. By accessing the Go Parks, players will be able to import their Pokémon from the Pokémon GO app and also play mini-games to obtain candies, which can be used to power up Pokémon. It also been revealed that players will be able to fight the Legendary Birds in order to weaken them to help them catch them easier. Seeing as normal wild Pokémon battles in the game only…

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly North American Premiere Date Announced

The official Dragon Ball Super Twitter page has updated with the North American premiere details for Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The film will premiere in theaters on January 16, 2019 and is stated to be a multiple night event. No other details are confirmed at this time, however tickets for the event should open soon so check out the official Dragon Ball Super website for more details.   The tweet also revealed that the English Dub cast will return to reprise their roles for the film. This includes Vic Mignogna and Dameon Clarke who will reprise their roles as Broly and Paragus, respectively. 🗣 Lend us…

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Gold Saints Cast to Return in Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō

The official Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō website has updated with the announcement that some of the Gold Saints will be returning for the upcoming anime series adaptation. The confirmed returning cast members include Toshiko Seki: Scorpio Milo Hideyuki Tanaka: Leo Aiola Ryotaro Okiayu: Gemini Saga Previously confirmed cast members include: Aina Suzuki: Shōko M.A.O: Kyōko Inori Minase: Saori Megumi Nakajima: Mii Seven Seas Entertainment, who licensed the manga, provided an official description. In the wake of a space-wide civil war instigated by Saga–the Gemini Gold Saint–a new team of Saints comes together with the…

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Yugi Muto Joins Jump Force Fighting Game Roster

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has updated their official Twitter announcement that Yugi Muto from the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise will joining the roster of the Jump Force video game. It is unknown what his battle capabilities are at this time, however it will be interesting to see his inclusion in the game. Summon your most powerful card because Yugi is coming to #JUMPFORCE! Ready to duel against the King of Games? Tell us in comments which mighty card would you summon to battle? Unite to fight, JUMP FORCE arrives in 2019! Pre-order your copy here: https://t.co/tpmTsXlGz5 pic.twitter.com/m91bqQFsan — Bandai…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Great Saiyaman

Premium Bandai has updated with an official pre-order page for S.H.Figuarts Great Saiyaman. For those who are not aware, the figure is based on Gohan’s “super hero” alter ego, which was introduced in the Great Saiyaman Saga. The figure will include: Exchangeable Wrists (LeftX4, RightX4) Alternate mouth part Alternate Left Arm (Watch) Alternate Heads X3 Replacement Antenna Left Replacement Antenna Right Cloak Pre-orders for the figure are currently open and the item will be released next February priced at 6,264 yen. Those who want to secure a pre-order early for the figure should contact their preferred middleman…

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