HERO CLUB ONE YEAR LATER

Welcome to the newest edition of Hero Club; an update that also commemorates our first anniversary! We launched Hero Club last year on Friday, June 17, 2016, and expected our growth would be a slow burn. However, it was not as slow as we thought it would be. We achieved several of our year one goals within six to eight months, which was very surprising. Hero Club managed to establish itself through its timely news on products and collectibles, as well as anime reveals. One of our first successes came…

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Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour NYC

Yesterday, Hero Club converged on Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station for Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour: New York City! For those who may be unaware of the event, it is a two-day event showcasing upcoming products from Bandai’s sub-division Tamashii Nations. Tamashii Nations is known for its work with anime/manga and tokusatsu properties to create high-end collectible figurines, and accessories. In addition, Tamashii Nations has expanded its lines to include living individuals such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, and WWE Superstars as well as characters from DC, Marvel,…

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Sunrise's Yatate Bunko to Publish a new Gundam Story

Sunrise recently revealed that they will be publishing a new Gundam novel set after the events of Gundam UC 0096 titled “Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight Axis” in their new Light Novel Imprint publication Yatate Bunko. The story will be focusing on the events of the Laplace Box incident that took place during Gundam Unicorn, with the story being written by Ark Performance who previously worked on the Johnny Ridden side stories for Gundam, as well as the Arpeggio of Blue Steel series.     Source: Crunchyroll

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Daisuke Sakaguchi to portray Near in "Death Note: New Generation"

It was recently confirmed that the 42yr old voice actor Daisuke Sakaguchi will be portraying the successor of L, Near, in the upcoming three-part web drama “Death Note: New Generation”. He was recently heard during a short phone conversation during the second part of the series “Chapter Ryuzaku: Last Wishes”. Sakaguchi is best known for his portrayal of the 13yr old Gundam Pilot Uso Ewin from Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, as well as well as having an upcoming role in the new Digimon series as Hackmon. Huluにて絶賛配信中の『デスノート NEW GENERATION 竜崎篇・遺志』に、原作で人気のニアが登場しますが、演じているのは人気声優の阪口大助さんです!竜崎がデスノート捜査参加を決意するまでのストーリーに華を添えています。#デスノートLNW…

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The Official Pokémon Book of Joy Hits Stores in September

Know any Pokémon fans that need some enlightening, then this book may be for them. Del Rey will be distributing the book “The Official Pokémon Book of Joy” in the US and UK, with the release date slated to be September 22nd. The 300-page book will be released as a Hardcover edition, and will be chock full of illustrations and inspirational quotes.   Source: Crunchyroll

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GetMeOffTheMoon Releases Mega Man Legends 3 Documentary

Yesterday, on their YouTube channel “GetMeOffTheMoon”, the admins of the facebook page 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Megaman Legends 3 released their Documentary of the creation, and inevitable cancellation of the much sought after Mega Man Legends 3 video game. Mega Man Legends 3 was going to be the first new game in the Mega Man Legends franchise since the release of Mega Man Legends 2 on the original Sony Playstation back in April 2000. Source: Crunchyroll

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War Commercial Released

A recent commercial was released for the upcoming short series The Seven Dead Sins: Signs of Holy War. The series will be running for four weeks starting this month, with an all new story for it being written by the series creator, Nakaba Suzuki. The opening will be performed by MUCC, while the ending is performed by Alisa Takigawa.   Staff: Original Creator: Hisashi Suzuki (Kodansha “Weekly Shonen Magazine” series) Director: Tokoro Tomokazu Series Configuration: Yuniko Ayana Screenplay: Yuniko Ayana and Yuichiro Kid Character Design: Keigo Sasaki Chief Animation Director: Tomoko Sudo Music:…

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Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters 3DS First Trailer Released

Bandai Namco just revealed the first trailer for the upcoming 3DS title Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. Appli Monsters is the next installment in the long-running Digimon franchise, which will be released as both a Deck Battle RPG video game on the 3DS, as well it will be receiving a TV Anime that starts this October. There is currently no release date for the 3DS game. Source: Crunchyroll

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