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Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Animated Judge Dredd

J U D G E   D R E D D
Adi Shankar’s new, bootleg animated Judge Dredd miniseries. It’s weird, but awesome.

Shankar, who produced the recent Dredd film that all but bombed at the box office, got tired of waiting on the studio to give him the keys to make a follow-up. So, he channeled his love for Ren & Stimpy and made his own, bizarro animated version of Judge Dredd. It’s dark, twisted and pretty great. If you're unfamiliar, Shankar previously made acclaimed "bootleg" shorts based on The Punisher and Spiderman's Venom.

Dubbed Superfiend, the miniseries contains elements of the classic "Dark Judges" arc — but it’s all channeled through a super-weird Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic. For fans of the franchise, or of Shankar for that matter, the “bootleg” series is one heck of a fun romp. With no budget or content constraints, Shankar goes in a ton of weird directions that are a blast to follow.

All six mini-episodes of the series have gone live on Shankar’s Youtube page, and you can watch the first installment below:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Marvel Announces Phase 3 Lineup

Marvel Announces Phase 3 Lineup: 
Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and More! 
Christmas came early this year as Marvel has announced it’s full lineup of films through 2019! Not to be outdone by DC’s recent announcement chronicling their slate of films set to arrive in theaters through 2020, Marvel gathered press and fans alike at the El Capitan in Hollywood to reveal their entire lineup of films through 2019. There’s a lot to get to so let’s get started! First up, it was recently rumored that Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans would face off on the big screen in Captain America 3 and that is in fact happening. The pair took to the stage to announce the title of the film will be Captain America: Civil War with the movie set to release on May 6th, 2016. That will be followed by Doctor Strange on November 4th, 2016. Though Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly close to signing on to play the Sorcerer Supreme, it is not official just yet with Marvel President Kevin Feige telling reporters that if it was official it would have been announced. We will have three Marvel films to look forward to in 2017 starting on May 5th, when Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters. It was moved off its original July 28th slot to make room for the third Thor film to be titled “Ragnarok”. Feige explained that “Ragnarok” means “the end of all things”, so let your brains ponder that for a bit. 2017 will conclude with fan favorite Black Panther getting his own film on November 3rd. 42 star Chadwick Boseman will play the chief of Wakanda and will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War. It was recently rumored that The Avengers 3 would be split into two parts and that has been confirmed with Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 set to arrive in theaters on May 4th, 2018. That will be followed by Marvel’s first female-lead superhero movie, Captain Marvel on July 6th, 2018. It was confirmed that the main character would be “Carol Danvers”, but no casting announcement was made. It has long been rumored that she will be making an appearance in next summer’s Age of Ultron, but that was not confirmed either. We’ll wrap things up in 2018 with the addition of Inhumans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on November 2nd. The Inhumans are thought to be Marvel’s answer to mutants - a race of humans that are the offspring of genetically altered primitive Homo Sapiens. And last, but certainly not least, Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 2 will wrap things up on May 3rd, 2019. With many of the original Avengers’ contracts set to expire with Avengers 3, it’s unclear how many will actually appear in Part 2, but from the looks of it, Marvel is ready to expand their Universe and introduce a lot more heroes in the coming years. Of course, we first get to look forward to Avengers: Age of Ultron next summer and to find out what 7 things we think should happen in that film, go ahead and click here. So now that you know what Marvel has in store for the next several years, which of their announced films are you most looking forward to and are there any that surprised you? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @ClevverMovies and be sure you’re subscribed to our channel to stay up-to-date with all these movies and more. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

ComicWalker Adds Cross Ange Manga

The English version of the ComicWalker website is serializing the manga adaptation of Sunrise's robot anime Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons. Kenjirō Takeshita is penning the manga's art, and the first eight chapters of the series are currently available to read for free. 
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Mankind has acquired a highly advanced information technology known as "Mana." Thanks to this almost magical force war, hunger, pollution, and every other problem on the face of the earth have been conquered. Finally the world is a utopia of peace and luxury. Angelise is the First Princess of the Empire of Misurugi. She also lives a life of luxury, is celebrated by the citizens, and is expected to wear the crown. However, the truth becomes known that she herself is a "Norma." A "Norma" is someone who cannot use Mana. They are called "Irregulars" and are considered anti-social "things."  With everything taken away from her, she is sent into isolation on a secluded island. There she meets Norma girls who know of nothing but fighting. They spend their days piloting transforming humanoid weapons called "Para-mails" to hunt giant aggressive life forms called "Dragons" which have invaded from another dimension.
Having lost her name, "Ange" becomes a warrior. But what will she see at the end of her battles?
What is to be trusted?
What is to be gained?
The story of one girl and her determination begins here.

Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Tatsuto Higuchi is handling series composition. Yuusuke Matsuo is providing the concepts for the characters, while Sayaka Ono is designing the characters. Singer and songwriter Akiko Shikata (Ar Tonelico series, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode theme song performance) is scoring the soundtrack. Nana Mizuki is performing the opening theme song, while Eri Kitamura is performing the ending theme. 

The series premiered earlier this month. The series will run for half a year.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Book of Life

Highly Recommended *****
THE BOOK OF LIFE
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Watch the trailer...
Now in theaters!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Trailer for Disney's Animated Short: "FEAST"

Winston, the food-loving dog has finally made his debut in the trailer for the Disney aniimated short, “Feast”, which will precede the “Big Hero 6″ feature film when it premieres on November 7, 2014…

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NYCC 2014: "The Legend of Korra" Panel

[Source: ToonZone] With the fourth and final season of the Legend of Korra underway the show’s panel at NYCC had an air of finality to it, and familiar guests were introduced by Nickelodeon VP of series animation Megan Casey: Executive producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were joined by voice cast members Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), and P.J. Byrne (Bolin).
 
After a brief welcome from Konietzko DiMartino introduced the audience to the second episode of Book 4, Korra Alone, which was screened a day ahead of its public release. He commented that whereas Korra’s presence was scarce in the first episode of the season this episode is fixated on the lead character and her struggle to recover from the events of Book 3′s ending, and that for them this was a “crowning achievement” in terms of the serious moments they’d done in the show and in Avatar: The Last Airbender. With that the entire panel left the stage to watch the episode from the floor, to the delight of enthused fans near the front of the room.

With the episode completed, everyone returned to the stage and it became time for some treats for the audience and words of farewell. Varney, Byrne and Faustino presented a humorous outtake-laden video of the trio at the recording studio that ended with words of appreciation to the creative team and the fans. In addition an audio clip was played of the trio recording together for the first time, auditioning to see what kind of chemistry they would have together. The scene an early version of an exchange in episode 2 of Book 1, where Bolin introduces Korra to Mako while being oblivious to the fact that she is the avatar. In the early draft the scene is considerably prolonged by banter between Bolin and Mako and some extra sass from Korra. Eventually Mako catches on and clues in his brother about who Korra is, contrary to the finished episode where he has his “you’re the Avatar, and I’m an idiot” moment. Playing the clip was P.J. Byrne’s idea.

With those treats finished, the voice cast took turns expressing warm sentiments about their time on the show. Varney recounted a time when Sara Noonan at Nickelodeon asked her ahead of the show’s premiere if she was ready for her life to change, which she finds it has due to the fanbase and the work itself. Varney remarked that she can’t imagine working on anything better than The Legend of Korra and that she was “honored” to be a part of it. “I believe in this show the way I believe in ‘Avatar.’ It’s going to live forever because it is just that Goddamn good!” Faustino thanked the fans for their support on social media and cited the “tremendous time” he had working on the show, while Byrne thanked the creators for their work in delivering a “historic show” and feels that his time on the show was “a gift”. Byrne also remarked that the others are like family now and Faustino agreed, divulging that Byrne and Varney have been to his house. Byrne ended by acknowledging Konietzko and DiMartino, saying that the world would be lucky to receive whatever they come up with next.

After this Konietzko and DiMartino reciprocated with thanks for the voice cast and their whole creative team, with Konietzko acknowledging that they didn’t do it all alone and that they have been fortunate to have talented people on the project that care as much as they do. DiMartino thanked Varney, Faustino and Byrne for their commitment and called them part of the “Avatar family”, prompting Konietzko to chime in with thanks for the way they’ve been “great ambassadors” for The Legend of Korra.

With that Konietzko began a presentation of conceptual artwork related to the events of Book 4, which is summarized below. Images can be clicked on and enlarged.

Kuvira and Her Followers
While the team was writing Book 3 they came up with the idea that Kuvira would be Book 4′s main antagonist, so they tried to “weave her throughout the season” and she was one of the metalbending dancers at Su Beifong’s gymnasium in “The Metal Clan”. Konietzko wanted her to be a “kickass metal bender” and gave her armor to match that idea early on, although he ended up adjusting it out of worry the early design was “too superhero-y”. He also knew it would be a complicated design to animated and wanted to simplify things. This was also a reason Kuvira ended up with a bun hairstyle instead of a long braid from her early design, as “the animators in Korea almost killed me for the tassels the Earth Queen had” while he reasoned that she would have a more “refined look” as a military leader. Kuvira’s outfit helped define the look for the rest of her army.
Kuvira’s second in command is Baatar Jr., a “wet noodle”. Konietzko didn’t have time to do it, but he wanted to come onto stage dressed up in his uniform. The different ranks in Kuvira’s army are denoted to Chevron badges, with the number of bars denoting the level of rank. Bolin holds the rank of Corporal. The “Stormtrooper-y” metalbenders bear a “World War II style helmet with a samurai influence”, while to him the helmets and masks of the Privates are “G.I. Joe flashbacks” as he grew up on the show.
Kuvira’s people make use of vehicles reminiscent of bullet trains, drawing on Varrick’s innovations with magnets. The designs of their hardware are intended as militaristic variations on the art deco look that characterizes the city of Zaofu. As a “master of robots” Joaquim Dos Santos conceptualized the mecha of Kuvira’s army as streamlined metal suits used by Kuvira’s soldiers, but because the storyboard artists kept drawing them larger than intended they were scaled up and outfitted with new features.


The Air Nation

The team went about “modernizing” the air nation with the new wingsuits used by the new generation of Airbenders in Book 4, which Konietzko revealed were designed by none other than Asami herself and produced by her company. The early designs had a baggy sort of look, which they soon streamlined as they imagined how the suit would look when the user was in flight. Opal was used as the main model for the final design. Konietzko noted that some have observed that Opal and Korra seem to share a similar hair style, which was actually not intended per Opal’s model sheet. But after animation and coloring work, the similarities of their hair worked out that way. Konietzko is “stoked” about how the wingsuits ultimately worked out and was pleased to observe the final result when Kai and Opal debuted them in Book 4′s first episode.



Korra In Book 4

A significant three year time skip separates Book 4 from Book 3, and Korra was made taller since according to Konietzko this is the easiest way to show that someone has grown up in animation. “Sorry haters, Korra is even taller now!” The dark spectre of her Avatar self that she sees constantly throughout Korra Alone shares her new height. Every look Korra sports in Book 4 demands their own original designs, from her varying Earth kingdom-themed garb and new hair styles to her appearances when she suffers battle damage. In time Korra will take on a new “Korra, the Avatar look” evocative of her original appearance.


Saying Goodbye and Thank You

Finally the presentation and the panel came to an end, and Mr. Konietzko offered this final message for the fans:

“This is a really big deal for us. It’s been 12 years since we came up with this whole Avatar universe together. Avatar means so many different things to so many different people, but to me when I think of it and the creation of it I think of me and Mike sitting at my computer at this little rented house in burbank. We’d just share the keyboard, we would take turns, and over two weeks we cracked open this whole universe together. 12 and a half years later and it’s just blossomed into something so huge, and it’s such a big part of our lives and so many people all over the world. These characters are real to us, you know – not in a delusional way, but in an emotional way. They really mean a lot to me, and I know to Mike as well…we just want to say thanks."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

All Female Justice League Anime-Style

Anime style art that reimagines the Justice League team as all girls. The illustration was created by DeviantArt artist Santi-Ikari.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jena Malone May Be Female Robin in Movie

[Source: ToonZone] Warner Bros. may never film in Detroit again after an extra purportedly spilled the beans that actress Jena Malone [“Hunger Games: Catching Fire”] may be the female Robin in the upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie filming in that city. The extra blurted out the words to a local reporter, illuminating light on the secretive film project. Malone reportedly will be playing Carrie Kelley – a female Robin from one of the newer incarnation of the Batman comics and not, of course, the original Robin, Dick Grayson.

“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is currently scheduled to be released on March 25, 2016.

Monday, October 20, 2014

BIG EYES

One of the obvious benefits to making a biopic about a famous painter: getting to use that artist’s work for your movie poster. There’s no mistaking the distinct creations of Margaret Keane, whose oil paintings are characterized by waifs with oversized, doughy-dark eyeballs. And, as you’d expect, one of her most famous portraits is front and center in the new poster for Big Eyes, which you can see exclusively above.
Early buzz around this drama, which focuses on the life of Keane (Amy Adams) and her husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who for many years claimed credit for her work, is that it marks macabre master Tim Burton’s “most normal” or “least weird” film in years.

Of course, it’s still an artful tale, literally, and there’s no denying the eyes that dominate Keane’s work — in reality, on film, and on this poster — have a creepy tinge to their beauty.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Concept Art for Disney's "Moana"

[Source: Yahoo!News] Say hello to Disney’s next heroine, the brave ocean explorer Moana.

The studio announced on Monday that it’s planning a CGI animated feature film for 2016 titled Moana, which will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. (They also released the first concept art image above.) The pair are storied Disney veterans, having teamed up to direct films like Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog. Musker also directed The Little Mermaid, experience that will serve him well in this new film.

Here’s the synopsis:
"In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore."

From the description, it’s obvious that Disney learned the great lesson of Frozen: bold, strong, admirable female lead characters translate to big hits and big money. Frozen made over $1.2 billion worldwide in its theatrical run, sold millions of discs, and has become a non-stop merchandise machine. It’s also been translated into a Disney on Ice show and had its princesses Elsa and Anna added to ABC’s hit Once Upon a Time. Moana sounds firmly in their mold.

"Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself," Musker said in the press release. "She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New York Comic-Con 2014 Cosplay

[Source: blastr.com] Attendees of the 2014 New York Comic Con, which has now overtaken San Diego as the biggest comic convention in North America, were treated to panels, autograph and photo sessions with their celebrities of choice, and what seemed like miles of dealer-room floor. But what grabbed our attention with both hands and shouted "Look here!" were the cosplayers.
See the Cosplay photos below...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Marvel confirms a Guardians animated series

[Source: blastr.com] Before they return to the big screen, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot will get their own small-screen adventures.

During San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, Marvel Animation revealed some Guardians of the Galaxy test footage that seemed to indicate that an animated series for the characters -- whose hit film hadn't yet hit at the time, but was already building huge buzz -- was on the way. A month later, though, Marvel's vice president of current animation, Stephen Wacker, said no series had been announced and that the test footage was just that: a test. At the time, Wacker played up future appearances by the Guardians in other Marvel animated series, but declared the company "definitely did not" announce that the team would be getting their own show.
Now, nearly two months after that declaration, Wacker and company have announced, via The New York Times, that a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is in fact happening, and will hit Disney XD sometime next year.

Titled Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, the series will feature the same five members of the team from the film, though Disney hasn't addressed whether any of the film's cast will be involved in the show. The series will reportedly take place right after the events of the film, and the Mad Titan Thanos will "figure prominently" in the story. According to Wacker, Marvel Animation has made it a priority both to maintain the sense of humor of the film and not to "underestimate" the show's young audience.
“You can’t be afraid to go deeper, to explore stories and characters with some depth," he said. "This audience may be young, but it can spot a stinker a mile away.”
So, two years before Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters, we finally know for sure that we'll get much more of the gang in animated form.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anime Viewing Schedule for October 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Wood Dale Public Library
Happy Halloween!
At this weekend's anime meeting!
Ghost in the Shell: ARISE ep. 4 @ 3:45 pm
Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm
(Click on links to view Video Previews)

10:15 - 11:05    Nisekoi 13-14 [Video]
11:05 - 11:55    Nagi no Asukara 16-17 [Video]
11:55 - 12:45    Captain Earth 13-14 [Video]
12:45 - 1:35      Aldnoah Zero 3-4 [Video]
1:35 - 2:05        Club Meeting / Announcements [Video]
2:05 - 2:55       
Parasyte - the maxim 1-2 [Video]
2:55 - 3:45        Fate/Stay Night - Unlimited Blade Works TV [Video]
3:45 - 4:45        Ghost in the Shell: ARISE 4 [Video]

 

ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW -- We'll be showing a new anime series: Fate/Stay Night, plus Ghost in the Shell: ARISE 4 as our Feature Presentation!

10:15 - 11:05   Nisekoi 13-14
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia
Nisekoi follows high school student Raku Ichijo, the son of a leader in the yakuza faction Shuei-Gumi, and Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a boss in a rival gang known as Beehive. They unexpectedly meet when Chitoge hops a wall and knees Raku in the face. After she runs off, Raku realizes he has lost his locket which was given to him by his childhood sweetheart with whom he made a secret promise. After discovering Chitoge is a new transfer student in his class, he forces her to help him look for the locket. During the search, they begin to dislike each other. Upon returning home, Raku learns that the Shuei-Gumi and Beehive gangs have agreed to settle their feud by pairing their leaders' children. Raku learns that his girlfriend-to-be is none other than Chitoge. For the next three years, they must pretend to be in a relationship to maintain peace between the gangs. This turns out to be quite a challenging task, not only because of their hatred for one another, but also because Raku has a crush on another schoolmate, Kosaki Onodera, whom he secretly wishes was the girl who bears the key to his locket. Various developments complicate the situation, including Chitoge's over-protective bodyguard, a female hitman, a girl who claims to be Raku's fiancée, and the existence of multiple keys.

11:05 - 11:55     Nagi no Asukara - "A Lull in the Sea" (Episodes 16-17)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Long ago, human civilization had lived on the oceanfloor. However, there were many humans who wanted to live above the surface and they moved to land creating a fundamental separation between the two. After their school closes down, four middle school students from the sealand have to go to school on the mainland. This is about their lives as they adjust to a new environment and the relationships with each other.

11:55 - 12:45    Captain Earth (Episodes 13-14)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] High-school student Daichi Manatsu works for the Globe (グローブ Gurōbu) organization to pilot a giant robot called the Earth Engine Impacter (アースエンジンインパクター Āsu Enjin Inpakutā) to protect the Earth from the invading alien force known as the "Kill-T-Gang" (キルトガング Kirutogangu). from the planet Uranus.

12:45 - 1:35     Aldnoah Zero (Episodes 3-4)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In 1972, an ancient alien hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon. Using this technology, humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. After settlers discovered additional advanced technology, the Vers Empire was founded, which claimed Mars and its secrets for themselves. Later, the Vers Empire declared war on Earth, and in 1999, a battle on the Moon's surface caused the hypergate to explode, shattering the Moon and scattering remnants into a debris belt around the planet. Cut off from Mars, the remnants of the Vers Empire established several massive orbital space stations within the debris belt and a ceasefire was established. 15 years later, in 2014, an attack on the Vers princess during a peace mission causes the Empire to launch a new attack on Earth, this time determined to conquer it once and for all.

 1:35 - 2:05     Club Meeting / Announcements
New York Comic-Con 2014
Cosplay Coverage
  • Convention Coverage
  • Animation News from around the world
  • Cosplayers/Skits/Masquerade
  • Anime Music Videos
  • And other weird, interesting stuff...

2:05 - 2:55    Parasyte - The Maxim (Episodes 1-2)
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Parasyte centers around a 17-year-old teen named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasites invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he sleeps, but fails as Shinichi is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead. In the Japanese version, it takes over his right hand and is named Migi, after the Japanese word for 'right'; Tokyopop's version, in which the images are flipped horizontally, has the Parasite take over Shinichi's left hand and it is named Lefty. Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from travelling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasites, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasites who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi's human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasites, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi's help.

2:55 - 3:45    Fate/Stay Night - Unlimited Blade Works 00 - 01
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In Fuyuki City, Japan, Rin Tosaka wakes up after having a dream about her last moment with her father Tokiomi. Once she arrives at school, she realizes she is early because the clocks in her home were set forward by an hour. She meets with other people at the school who arrived early, including Ayako Mitsuzuri, the head of the school's archery club; Sakura Matō, a new member of the archery club; Shinji Matō, Sakura's older brother; Taiga Fujimura, one of the schoolteachers; Issei Ryuudou, the student council president; and an unknown red-haired boy fixing a heater for Issei. After school, Rin performs a summoning ritual and summons a Servant of the Archer class, much to her displeasure, as she hoped to summon a Servant of the Saber class. Archer is initially dissatisfied with Rin, who uses one of her Command Seals to order Archer to listen to all of her orders. While the order is worded vaguely and therefore pointless, Archer admits that he now realizes her skill as a mage. The next day, Rin skips school and shows Archer around the city, revealing to him that she has no wish for the Holy Grail, only a desire to win. The following day, Rin senses a magical barrier being set up at school. As night falls, Rin attempts to destroy the barrier, but is then confronted by another Servant, identified as being of the Lancer class, who engages Archer in a sword-fight. The battle is witnessed by a student, whom Lancer pursues and mortally wounds before fleeing. Finding the student's body, Rin identifies him as the same red-haired boy who was helping Issei, and decides to use magic to revive him. After leaving, Rin and Archer realize that Lancer's Master will sense that the student has survived and have Lancer finish the job. They head over to the suburbs to save the student, only to be attacked by another Servant, whom Rin identifies as belonging to the Saber class.

3:45 - 4:45    Ghost in the Shell: ARISE 4
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In 2027, Motoko Kusanagi is a highly skilled agent of the military that meets Daisuke Aramaki, former soldier who is currently the chief of Public Security Section 9. Their encounter sparks the assembly of an elite new unit within Section 9. Motoko and Public Security Section 9 must track down a terrorist known as “Fire Starter”, who unleashes an infection that affects cyberbrains.