Sword Art Online: Alicization to Premiere on Toonami

The official Sword Art Online twitter page has updated with the announcement that Sword Art Online: Alicization will premiere on Toonami on February 9 at 12:30 A.M. EST.  For those who are not aware, the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime is an adaptation of the Reki Kawahara and abec’s light novel. System Call! Sword Art Online Alicization is coming to #Toonami on February 9th! Be sure to catch the one hour special episode starting at 12:30AM! pic.twitter.com/5dbvEixPkt — Sword Art Online (@SwordArtUSA) January 24, 2019 Hulu provided an official description for the anime. “Where…am I…?” Before he knows it, Kirito has…

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Lupin III: Goodbye Partner TV Special Details Revealed

TMS Entertainment recently revealed some new details for the upcoming Lupin III: Goodbye Partner televised special. For those who are not aware Lupin III: Goodbye Partner is the 26th anime special of the franchise overall. First, they revealed a new visual for the special. Next, they revealed two new guest cast members, which include: Junichi Suwabe: Roy Forest Minako Kotobuki: Arisa Thirdly, they revealed the premiere details for the special. Lupin III: Goodbye Partner will premiere as a part of the “Friday Roadshow” timeslot on NTV on January 25 at 9 PM JST- 10:54 PM JST.  The previous special titled, “Lupin…

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Sword Art Online: Alicization Promo Streamed

Over the weekend, the official Sword Art Online twitter page updated with a new trailer for Sword Art Online: Alicization. The promo features a preview of the new theme song titled, “Resister,” which is performed by ASCA. The new theme song will debut on the show starting on January 12, 2019. Whereas, the new ending theme song for the anime is titled, “Forget-me-not,” and will be performed by ReoNa. 【第3弾PV公開!】新規カットや第2クールのオープニングテーマ「RESISTER」(ASCA)の音源初公開となる第3弾PVを公開!新たな物語の展開にご期待ください! 次回、第1章のクライマックス、第13話は1月5日(土)24時00分から放送!https://t.co/RgfHtIklx7#sao_anime #ASCA pic.twitter.com/nr5vPDHA7N — アニメ ソードアート・オンライン 公式 (@sao_anime) December 22, 2018 For those who are not aware, the first theme song for the series titled, “Adamas,” was performed by LiSA, while the first ending theme…

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Robert Schwentke in Talks to Direct ‘Snake Eyes’ Film

Variety has reported that Robert Schwentke is in early talks to direct a G.I.Joe spin-off film based on the character Snake Eyes at Paramount. For those who are not aware Snake Eyes is one of the main characters featured within the G.I.Joe franchise. Similar to the other live-action adaptations based on Hasbro’s properties, Brian Goldner is set to produce this film. It was reported earlier this year that Evan Spiliotopoulos was set to write the script of the film. Variety provided a description of the character. Snake Eyes is a silent ninja commando who dresses in all black, never reveals…

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Marvel Studios to Produce “Shang-Chi” Live-Action Film

Deadline has reported that Marvel Studios is producing a live-action film based on the character Shang-Chi. For those who are not aware, the character is a Martial Artist of an Asian-American descent. He was created by Steve Engleheart and Jim Starlin. The character made his debut in Special Marvel Edition #15, which was released in December, 1973. Dave Callaham is set to write the screenplay for the film and it has also been reported that Marvel Studios is in the process of finding a director of an Asian/ Asian-American descent to direct the project. Deadline provided a description…

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Reki Kawahara to Write Original Short Story for Sword Art Online: Alicization Home Video Release

The official Sword Art Online: Alicization anime website has updated with a summary of a brand new short story that will be released with the first Blu-ray/ DVD volume of the series. Franchise creator, Reki Kawahara, will be written the story titled, “Sword Art Online Distant Journey.” The official website provided the summary of the short story. In order to save their kidnapped childhood friend Alice, Kirito and Eugeo set out from Rulid Village for the capital, Centoria. As the entrance exam for the Imperial Sword Mastery Academy draws near, the pair stumble into the…

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Fairy Tail Alvarez Empire Military Cast Members Announced

The official Fairy Tail anime website has updated with some new casting announcements. The website revealed the cast members and official character visuals for the Alvarez Empire Military.  The new cast members include: Yoshito Yasuhara: August – “the Magic King and one of the Alvarez Empire military’s Spriggan 12” Tomoaki Maeno: Invel – “the Winter General and one of the Alvarez Empire military’s Spriggan 12” Manami Numakura: Brandish μ – “the Country Demolisher and one of the Alvarez Empire military’s Spriggan 12” Natsumi Fujiwara: Dimaria Yesta – “the Valkyrie and one of the…

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Andy Muschietti to Direct Hollywood Attack on Titan Live-Action Film Adaptation

Various news outlets have reported that Andy Mushietti will be directing the live-action film adaptation of the Attack on Titan franchise. David Heyman will be working as the producer for the film alongside Masi Oka and Babara Mushietti. Andy will be directing the film at Warner Bros., who has recently finalized the deal with Kodansha, the publisher for the manga series. For those who are not aware the “Attack on Titan” franchise was created by Hajime Isayama in 2009. The manga series later received an anime adaptation in 2013 produced by Wit Studio & Production I.G. The series was previously adapted into several live-action films…

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James Gunn to Write Suicide Squad Sequel

Several news outlets have reported that Warner Bros. has hired James Gunn to be one of the main script writers for the next Suicide Squad film. It has also been reported that Warner Bros. will also potentially add James Gunn on as a director of the project, however nothing has been concretely stated at this time. Previously Gavin O’ Conner was set as the director for the sequel, however due to scheduling complications, he had to step away from the project. No other details about the Suicide Squad film sequel has been revealed at this time…

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MEGA MAN Live-Action Film in the Works

According to IGN, Capcom has announced that the Mega Man video game franchise will be adapted into a live-action Hollywood movie to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise. Currently the film’s tentative title is MEGA MAN and is being produced by 20th Century Fox. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman will be writing and directing the project. Capcom has stated that that the film will “appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and…

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