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Digivolving Spirits Wargreymon Details Revealed

Bandai Tamashii has updated their official website with new details for the upcoming Digivolving Spirits Wargreymon. 

The figure will be released in November priced at 7020 Yen and will surprisingly be a retail release.   The figure will feature die-cast and better proportioned molded parts that help the figure look better than the older figure designs.

Bandai Tamashii also provided a quick promo for the figure.

Next, the director of Digimon Adventure/ Digimon Adventure 02 Hiroyoki Kakudo and chief designer, Kenji Watanabe had this to say about the new toyline.

I’m filled with deep emotion to know that Digimon has been loved for such a long time and to see this new product series, the “Digivolving Spirits” coming out. It’s a nice surprise for me to be able to comment like this even 18 years after the first season of Digimon. I know everyone is excited about this new figure series, but I bet I’m the most excited.

Digivolving Series”, which was the memorable first transforming figures produced by Wiz Co.,Ltd., has been revived!
I’m really happy that this time we are able to fully commit to excellence and include all the details that were not in the previous series as they were made for children. Both of Agumon and WarGreymon’s proportions are so cool! I hope you like them!

Lastly, it has been revealed that the next figure in the line will be none other than Metalgarumon.

Source: Bandai Tamashii

 

The Drop Episode 5: Of Gundams & Saints

On this week’s episode of The Drop, Fighter Xaos discusses his opinions on the recently announced, Saint Seiya live-action movie! Then Xaos moves onto Zeta Gundam: A New Translation trilogy coming out on Blu-Ray in North America. Finally the show is closed out with the Dragon Ball Super preview, which shows the first female Super Saiyan that is not from a game.

Western Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have announced the release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.  The game will be available in both regions later this Fall.

The Switch version will feature a new ad-hoc co-op mode, which will allow up to six players to connect locally and will also feature a motion sensor that allow players to use ultimate attacks.

The “Time Patrol” story from the first game will be available as a limited time bonus and the first round copies of the game will include a download code that will unlock 70+ characters from the main story immediately.

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment America, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, ANN

 

Nozomi Entertainment To Release Zeta Gundam: A New Translation Trilogy On Blu-Ray

Nozomi Entertainment has announced on their official twitter page that they will be releasing the Zeta Gundam: A New Translation trilogy on Blu-ray sometime this year. For those who are unaware the Zeta Gundam: A New Translation was a trilogy of compilation films that condensed the Zeta Gundam anime series. The three films titled “Heirs to the Stars,” “Lovers,” and “Love is the Pulse of the Stars,” premiered in theaters in Japan as a part of the 25th anniversary for the Gundam franchise. Currently there are no other details are confirmed at this time, however it is nice to see that some of their older releases are getting Blu-ray versions.

Source: Nozomi Entertainment

Saint Seiya Live-Action Adaptation in the Works

MY COSMOS IS BURNING! For today, it was announced that a live-action adaptation for Saint Seiya has been green-lit. The Eiga.com reported that Toei Animation will be co-producing the film with the Chinese distribution company, A Really Good Film Company (ARGF). In addition, the director and producers for the film were revealed during the announcement. The Saint Seiya film will directed by Polish director, Tomasz Bagiński. Bagiński, best known for his Academy Award-nominated short animation, The Cathedral, and the Witcher series intros. Then Toei Animation‘s own, Yoshiyuki Ikezawa and Kozo Morishita will serve as producer and executive producer. Kozo Morishita has served as director, producer, and planner for most of the Saint Seiya animated series and feature films.

 

Saint Seiya is an original manga series written by Masami Kurumada published from 1986 to 1990. The manga series was quickly adapted into an anime series. Since its conception the series, has had three animated series, several anime films, various OVAs and spin-offs. In addition, the series has been distributed worldwide becoming popular in Europe, South America, and North America. Viz Media published the original manga as Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. The original anime series two dubs and distributions through ADV Films and DIC. ADV Films was the more faithful dub of the series, whereas DIC the more publicly known dub was not. This lead to the series having trouble becoming in North America until New Video Group re-released the series on DVD, as well as becoming accessible through Crunchyroll’s streaming service. Now, one can only hope for the best with this production!

 

Source: ANN

Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku

Last night, Premium Bandai updated its site with the listings for the May 19th pre-order items. Among the items listed is the previously teased S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku! Fans best know this form of Super Saiyan for its debut in the 2013 Dragon Ball Z film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The form was achieved through a ridiculous process where Shenron was summoned, and a wish was made to inform the Z-Fighters of the necessary ritual to obtain the form. The ritual in question, required five Saiyans to merge their energy into one singular host, which was obviously Goku for his rematch with Beerus. The form reappears again, through the re-telling of the film in Dragon Ball Super, as well as become alternative form/ability for Goku in video games.  However, since its debut the form was replaced for Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, otherwise known as Super Saiyan Blue.

Now, back to the figure at hand! S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku is retool/remold of the basic Goku figures as of late. The figures paint apps are at best attempting to recreate the appearance from Battle of Gods. In addition, the figure itself will feature three optional facial expressions, and four pairs of alternative hands. Furthermore, the Tamashii Effect Energy Aura Yellow shown in the gallery is not included with this figure. One will have to purchase that Tamashii Effect separately, but not to worry it is basic retail product.

As stated before orders for S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku will open tomorrow, May 19 at 16:00 JST. Orders for the item will then ship this October. Premium Bandai is selling the item for 5616 yen, with international buyers needing to go through other providers. However, for North America they will most likely be able to purchase this item through Bluefin Tamashii.

Source: P-Bandai

Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Madara Uchiha

Premium Bandai has updated with an official preorder page for S.H.Figuarts Madara Uchiha.  

The figure will include:

  • Alternate arms (Left & Right X1)
  • Replacement wrists (Left & Right X3)
  • Alternate face parts X2
  • Weapon parts

Preorders for the figure will open on May 19 at 4 PM JPST and will be released this October priced at 7,020 Yen.   Bluefin will be releasing this item at a later however, those who are interested in securing the item earlier should contact their preferred middleman for more details.

Source: Premium Bandai

 

Accel World VS. Sword Art Online Western Release Date Revealed

Bandai Namco Entertainment America posted a new trailer for the Accel World VS Sword Art Online  game on their official Youtube channel.  The latest trailer reveals that they game will be released in both North America and Europe on July 7.  The game will be sold digitally in North America for the Playstation 4 and PSVita.  Accel World Vs SAO will feature the Japanese audio with English, Spanish, and French subtitles.

Sword Art Online Fans Rejoice! Accel World VS Sword Art Online is coming digitally to the PS4 and PSVita this summer! For a limited time only, players who purchase Accel World VS Sword Art Online will receive the launch edition, which grants access to 2 exclusive DLC packs. Both packs will contain exclusive costumes, and players can venture into the fields as Yuna and Sachi!

Accel World VS Sword Art Online will be available on 7/7/2017 for PS4 and PSVita.

 

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment America

Gundam Twilight Axis PV Streamed

Recently a new PV for the Gundam Twilight Axis ONA was posted to Dailymotion.  The PV features characters Arlette Armage, Danton Haireg, and the Newtype Quentin Fermo.  

Crunchyroll provided a short synopsis for the ONA.

The light novel takes place after Gundam Unicorn and was penned by Koujirou Nakamura, the scenario creator for Gundam manga series ZZ Side Story: Mirage of Zeon and Climax U.C.: Tsumugareshi Kizuna. The ONA cast features Risa Shimizu (Angelica, Show by Rock!!) as Arlette, Shuuhei Sakaguchi (Yuusuke Takinoue, Haikyuu!!) as Dalton, Toshiki Masuda (Kurusu, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) as Quentin Fermo, and Daisuke Ono (Sebastian, Black Butler) as Mehmet Merka.

The series will premiere exclusively for Gundam Fan Club members in Japan this June.

Source: Crunchyroll, pKjd (Dailymotion)

Gundam Build Fighters Project Details Revealed

The official Gundam Build Fighters website has updated with some new details about the upcoming projects.  That’s right, the official website revealed that two projects are in the works.

The first project will be titled “, Gundam Build Fighters: Counterattack of GM.”

The production team consists of:

  • Sunrise: Planning
  • Hajime Yaechi, Yoshiyuki Tomino: Original Creators
  • Kenji Nagasaki : Director
  • Yuusuke Kuroda: Composition & Script
  • Kenichi Onuki: Character Design
  • Yasudasu Hito: Character Design Cooperation
  • Kunio Okawara, Junichi Akutsu, Ishigaki Junya: Mechanic Design 

The second project is titled “, Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue.”

The production team consists of:

  • Sunrise: Planning
  • Hajime Yaechi, Yoshiyuki Tomino: Original Creators
  • Masami Zhang: Director
  • Yuusuke Kuroda: Composition & Script
  • Ebi Kanemeda & More: Mechanical Design

Currently no other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.

Source: Gundam Build Fighters