Funimation to Release Dragon Ball Super: Broly in North American Theaters

IGN has reported that Funimation Films will be releasing the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film in North America, both the United States and Canada. For those who are unaware, the film was announced earlier this week and will be the 20th film overall for the franchise. The film is set to premiere in Japan on December 14th, 2018 and the international release will be in January 2019.    IGN also revealed an official intentional poster for the film. The film is stated to feature the origins of the Saiyans and Frieza with the film taking place shortly after…

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The “Unofficial” Drop: Broly is Canon?

On Monday, we reported that the latest Dragon Ball Super movie is called “Dragon Ball Super: Broly!” The announcement has fans that like him jumping for joy that he’s “canon.” Whereas, the fans that hate him are face-palming, and other fans asking “if Broly was not canon” before? However, the answer is, “canon” is not even the right term to use, especially when it pertains to a franchise like Dragon Ball that has multiple forms of media and series.   Luckily we can all thank Kanzenshuu for the information, and…

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Dragon Ball Super the Movie Features Broly’s First Canonical Appearance

Today, Toei Animation announced the official title for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie, titled Dragon Ball Super: Broly; this will mark the first canonical appearance of the “Legendary Super Saiyan,” Broly!   The character made his debut in the 1993 film, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan; in the film Broly is revealed to have fulfilled the legend that Super Saiyan appears every thousands of years before Goku, and unlocked the form’s alleged full potential. However, this film as well as it sequels, Dragon Ball Z:…

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Shonen Jump Reveals New Cast Members In One Piece Whole Cake Island Arc

Thanks to a early look at the upcoming issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, it has been revealed that Miyuki Sawashiro will be joining the One Piece anime cast.  She will be voicing Charlotte Pudding in the Whole Cake Island Arc of the anime.  It has also been revealed that Mami Koyama will be voicing Charlotte “Big Mom” Linlin.” Currently it is unknown if she will be voicing the role fully, but she will be voicing the character in an upcoming image song.  The character was originally portrayed by Toshiko Fujita.  The issue also featured a preview for the upcoming Ace serialized novel. Source: Crunchyroll  

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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker & Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy Announced

The recent issue of Shonen Jump magazine has revealed two new games based on the Naruto franchise. The first game is Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, which is a multiplayer “acrobatic ninja battle game.”   The game will support up to four players locally and eight players via online play.  No other release details are confirmed for the game at this time so stay tuned for updates. The second game is a collection of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm games titled “, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy.” The game will consist of first three Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm games and the DLC. Naruto: Ultimate…

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Mazinger Z Film Planned for 45th Anniversary

Earlier today, Toei Animation that Go Nagai’s popular giant robot manga series, Mazinger Z, will be receiving a new movie adaptation. Now, the press release did not confirm if the film would be a live-action adaptation, or new animated feature. What was confirmed is that this new feature length film will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the series. The film is currently titled, Mazinger Z The Movie, and will be produced by Toei Animation. A website was launched for the upcoming film, which it also promotes a staged event being…

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New Additions to Shonen Jump Revealed

An early look into issue 34’s table of content for Shonen Jump revealed recently that Haruto Ikezawa’s Shogi Comedy series, Monofu will be coming to an end, following that issue and in two later issues we will see three new mangas joining the Shonen Jump family. These mangas are as followed: #35: Yakusoku Neverland by Posuka Demizu (art) & Kaiu Shiroi (story) #38 : Love Rush by Ryôhei Yamamoto #39 : Red Sprite by Tomohiro Yagi Here are some examples of Posuka Demizu’s artwork, for those interested: Source: Crunchyroll

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Bleach to End in Volume 74

Today (JST), the 73rd volume of Tite Kubo’s long-running Bleach manga revealed the series will concluding in the next volume, which will be sold in fall. Following the reveal Shonen Jump confirmed that the announcement was true. The series began in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, whereas its final arc began back in February 2012. Now, fifteen years later the series will finally conclude having inspired an anime adaptation which consisted of 366 episodes from 2004 to 2012, with Viz Media distrubting the series in North America in 2006. In…

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