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Lupin III: Part IV to Premiere on Toonami

Coming at you with some anime news, we’ve learned that the English dub of Lupin III: Part IV will be premiering on Toonami on June 17th. The dub was previewed at Katsucon earlier this year. I originally was going to attend it and see it myself but I decided to hang out with a few friends instead. To quote what we know about Lupin III: Part IV.

The story of the new series takes place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s. The series open with an invitation to Lupin’s wedding to a new character named Rebecca (played by Yukiyo Fujii in the Japanese version).

So let me know if you will be watching this on Toonami. Matter of fact, tell me your history with the Lupin series. As always I’m XBen3000 and I’m out!

Source: Anime News Network

Katsucon Hosts Lupin III: Part IV English Dub Premiere

Katsucon’s 2017 Guidebookee2d3bb6a90a2c471c18a7eed18ff0691451338768_full updated on Tuesday, revealing the con will host the English Dub premiere for Lupin III: Part IV. The screening is set for Saturday, February 18th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST. The dub features a reunion of the cast from Lupin III: Part II; Tony Oliver is Lupin III, Lex Lang is Ishikawa, Richard Epcar is Jigen, and Michelle Ruff is Fujiko. However, Zenigata is no longer Jake Martin, who is replaced by Doug Erholtz. The director of the dub is also Richard Epar (Jigen) alongside Ellyn Stern.

Katsucon’s Official Description:

A beloved classic franchise; LUPIN THE 3rd PART4 will be the first full-fledged Lupin the 3rd television series to air since 1984; when Lupin the 3rd Part 3 aired. The new story takes place in Italy and San Marino; and features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s. Lupin the 3rd follows the escapades and adventures of master thief Arsene Lupin III; a brilliant thief who has been able to carry off heists no one ever thought possible. Although he has been arrested and jailed on multiple occasions; he has always managed to escape.

Discotek Media will release the series on home video later in 2017. The series originally aired in 2015, and was simulcast on Crunchyroll for international audiences in 2016. It was directed by Kazuhide Tomonaga (Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo, Lupin III: Castle of Caliostro) and Yuichiro Yano. Writer Yuuya Takahashi (Tiger & Bunny) controlled the series scripts, as Yuji Ohno once again composed the score.

Katsucon takes place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Convention will run from February 17th to 19th.

Source: ANN

Vertical Licenses Gundam Wing: The Glory of Loser & Helvetica Standard

goltankobon_volume01_coverYesterday, Vertical a North American publisher licensed Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers and Helvetica Standard manga. Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers series began in Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine in 2010, adapting the 1995 anime series. The series incorporates elements from Endless Waltz, Episode Zero, and Frozen Teardrop. This incorporation is to retell the original series with the back-stories, and side-stories introduced from the various spin-offs. The series is illustrated by Tomofumi Ogasawara, and written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa who worked on Wing. Sumisawa also has worked on a variety of other series like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, Naruto, and Zoids. The manga is on-going and has reached its 12th volume.


Helvetica Standard is Keiichi Arawi’s four-panel colored manga featured in Kadokawa’s Newtype magazine. The series received a compiled volume in 2011, and received a sequel entitled, Helvetica Standard Zoku, in 2014. It would also be animated as segments within, Arawi’s Nichijou anime adaptation, due to some characters crossing over. Nichijou is also another title Vertical currently distributes in North America.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Renewed For Season 2

Update(Original article posted down below)

My Hero Academia Season 2 is now streaming on Crunchyroll. You can click here and watch the current season which I have to say is off to a great start. Please support the official release.

In Anime news, My Hero Academia has been renewed for season two. A huge thanks to Anime News Network for breaking this news. The official announcement was in the 30th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The second season is set to cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc.


I’ve only gotten three episodes into My Hero Academia season one and I’ve enjoyed it so far. The people I talk to on Twitter have nothing but praise for the series and I can see why. That said the season one finale is set to air this Sunday. That said, I might start reading the Manga of this series once I wrap up season one.

Like always comment down below and let me know what you think. I’m XBen3000 and I’m out!

Source: Anime News Network