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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Say Good-bye to 2020 Anime-Style!

Good Riddence to 2020!
Let's face it. This year was a real B*tch. Someone needs to kick its ass. Watch this anime to see how its done! Good-bye 2020! Say Hello to 2021!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The History of Lupin The Third

THE HISTORY OF LUPIN III
With the release of Lupin The Third The First, now is the perfect time to look back on the history..no!... the LEGACY of the gentleman thief and his loving creator, Money Punch.

The series was created in 1965 by Japanese manga artist Kazuhiko Katō under the pen name Monkey Punch. His inspiration for the series was the fictional French gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, created by Maurice Leblanc. Before creating the series he read 15 of Leblanc's stories. The aim of the Lupin III series was to produce a comedy adventure series that reflected the traits of Leblanc's character. Originally the intention was to keep the blood ties between the two fictional characters secret, however he was convinced by others not to do so.

Monkey Punch combined elements of Arsène Lupin with James Bond to develop the character of Lupin III and made him a "carefree fellow". Lupin was given a red color jacket which Monkey Punch believes is a flashy, sexy color. As the series was to be published in a magazine targeted at adults, Fujiko Mine was created to add a female presence and to fulfill a "Bond girl" role. Her name was inspired by a picture of Mount Fuji, Monkey Punch added the -ko female suffix to create her first name, and chose "Mine" for her family name because of its meaning as "summit". At the beginning of the series, many of the women Lupin encounters are all named Fujiko, but are treated as different characters from chapter to chapter. Creating a new female character each week was too difficult for Monkey Punch so she evolved into a single character who changes style frequently. Jigen was based on James Coburn, especially his role in The Magnificent Seven, and his name was chosen to reflect his unconventional personality. Goemon was created to give an oriental element into an otherwise western series. Despite Lupin and Goemon originally being enemies, Monkey Punch decided that they were on the same wavelength. While Lupin, Fujiko, Jigen and Goemon frequently operate together for their own goals, the author considers them not to be a true group as they have their own individual interests. In the manga they operated individually, however in the anime adaptations the group tend to work together. Inspector Zenigata was conceived as Lupin's archrival to create a "human Tom and Jerry".

When Monkey Punch began Lupin III, he was already working on another series, Pinky Punky. Monkey Punch enjoys writing outlaw characters, and both Lupin III and Pinky Punky made use of outlaws as central characters. According to him, this made it easy for him to write two series without much pressure. Monkey Punch enjoys puzzles and mysteries such as Columbo and Agatha Christie novels, and was also inspired by The Three Musketeers and the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. He believes the characters of Lupin and Fujiko are similar to the characters of D'Artagnan and Milady de Winter, and describes them as "Not necessarily lovers, not necessarily husband and wife, but more just having fun as man and woman with each other". Another influence on the manga was Mad magazine. Monkey Punch said the appeal of drawing Lupin comes from the character being able to go anywhere without obstacles and being able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. However, this is contrasted by the appeal of Zenigata's strict personality. Originally the series was only expected to last three months, but due to its popularity, Monkey Punch continued to draw it. However, despite his happiness at its success, he has expressed confusion over its popularity.

Monkey Punch has said that he believes the story can never end but that if he had to, both Zenigata and Lupin would have to end as equals. They would either both fail, both win or both get very old.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Record of Ragnarok (2021) - Official Trailer

RECORD of RAGNAROK
"Shuumatsu no Valkyrie" first PV has been revealed! The TV anime series will be animated by Graphinica studio and will be produced by Warner Bros. Japan. "Shuumatsu no Valkyrie" anime adaptation is slated for 2021! The Gods called for a conference to determine whether to let humanity live or die, after a bit of discussion they have decided to destroy humanity. But one of the Valkyries "Brunhilde" made a proposal to let the Gods and humans fight one last battle, as a last hope for humanity's continued survival. 13 Gods will fight against 13 human champions in 1 on 1 battles to decide whether humanity lives or dies!

Monday, December 28, 2020

The Promised Neverland - Season 2

The Promised Neverland - Season 2
"Yakusoku no Neverland Season 2" has released their first Official Trailer! The animation production will be handled by Cloverworks Studio and will be produced by Aniplex Inc. and Shueisha Inc. the TV anime series is scheduled to be released on January 7, 2021! The previous season ends with the children escaping the horror of Grace Field orphanage. Emma and Ray took other children to leave the Grace field and away to the demon forest. So The Promised Neverland season 2 will feature what going to happen in the world, And their main goal is find Minerva. 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

The Liberator - Official Trailer

✯✯✯✯✯ T H E   L I B E R A T O R ✯✯✯✯✯
The Liberator takes place during World War II where maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment fought for over five hundred days alongside the Allied forces during the Italian campaign. The Liberator is a character-driven action miniseries based on the true story of World War II infantry commander Felix "Shotgun" Sparks (played by Bradley James), who led the members of the 157th Infantry Battalion of the 45th Infantry Division, an integrated group of white cowboys, Mexican Americans and Native soldiers drawn from across the west. Sparks and his battalion of "Thunderbirds" were classic citizen soldiers, and for over 500 days they led a special group of American soldiers from Italy to France to the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, through some of the most grueling battles of the war, becoming one of the most decorated American combat units of World War II.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Ahsoka Tano Behind the Scenes of Mandalorian

- - A H S O K A   T A N O - -
The Mandalorian season 2 brought fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano to the live-action universe, but that won’t be the last time we see Rosario Dawson as Star Wars’ most famous Togruta Jedi. On Thursday, during the 2020 Investor Day call, Disney announced that Ahsoka will get her own live-action series on Disney Plus.

It seems the project is still a long way off so we didn’t get many details on the plot. One thing we do know is that the show is going to be set immediately after the events of Star Wars: Rebels, which means that it should all be before Ahsoka’s meeting with Din Djarin and Grogu. On top of that, this unknown period in Ahsoka’s life could serve as a great setting for us to learn more about the history of the Jedi order.

The Ahsoka Tano series will be created and executive produced by Mandalorian creator and executive producer Dave Filoni. Filoni was an executive producer on the animated series Clone Wars and Rebels, where Ahsoka was an important character, and the writer and director of her big live-action debut. The show will connect to another new Star Wars show, Rangers of the New Republic. According to Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, the two series will crossover into a climactic event.

According to Disney’s announcement, the Ahsoka Tano series is set to debut sometime in 2022.

Friday, December 25, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

A Year Without A Santa Claus
Enjoy the Songs of the Most Beloved Christmas Shows Ever!
Santa Claus wakes up with a cold sometime before Christmas. His doctor, who thinks nobody cares about him anymore, advises him to make some changes to his routine, so Santa decides to take a holiday instead of delivering gifts. Mrs. Claus unsuccessfully tries to convince him otherwise, so she enlists two elves named Jingle and Jangle to find proof that people still believe in Santa. Jingle and Jangle set out with Santa's youngest reindeer Vixen, but are shot down by crossfire between the conflicting Miser Brothers: Snow Miser, who controls the world's cold weather, and Heat Miser, who controls its warm weather. 

Jingle, Jangle, and Vixen come upon Southtown, a small town in the southern United States. They ask a group of children, including a boy named Iggy, if they believe in Santa, but they are skeptical. To make matters worse, Vixen is ticketed by a policeman and later sent to the local dog pound after Jingle and Jangle disguise her as an "instant Rover". The policeman refers them to the town's mayor, who laughs at their story but agrees to free Vixen if they can prove they are elves by making it snow in Southtown on Christmas. 

Jingle and Jangle call Mrs. Claus to pick them up. As she leaves, Santa discovers Vixen is missing and travels to Southtown himself to retrieve her while disguised as a civilian named "Claus". While there, he meets Iggy and his family. Iggy asks him if he believes in Santa, and he replies that he believes "like I believe in love". Iggy's father reveals that Santa personally visited him one Christmas, and he still believes. When "Claus" leaves to retrieve Vixen, Iggy realizes his true identity and resolves to help Jingle and Jangle.
Iggy joins Mrs. Claus when she arrives to pick up Jingle and Jangle, and together they visit the Miser Brothers. They ask Snow Miser to send snow to Southtown for a day; he is agreeable but says he cannot as it is part of Heat Miser's territory. They then ask Heat Miser, who says he will only comply if Snow Miser gives him the North Pole for a day in exchange. The brothers begin bickering again; Mrs. Claus goes to see their mother, Mother Nature, who convinces her sons to compromise. 
As Christmas approaches, the world's children send their own presents to Santa, setting off international headlines. However, one girl misses Santa and writes him that she will have a "Blue Christmas". Touched by the outpouring of generosity and appreciation, Santa decides to make his journey after all. On Christmas Eve, he makes a public stop in Southtown during a snowfall. The next day, the children, including Iggy, are delighted to receive their presents. 
As the special ends, Mrs. Claus narrates that somehow, "yearly, newly, faithfully and truly", Santa always comes. Santa is shown getting out of bed to prepare himself, his reindeer, and his gift-loaded sleigh, remarking he could never imagine "a year without a Santa Claus".

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - The Full Movie

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Special Delivery "S.D." Kluger is introduced after a newsreel prologue, telling the viewer how children around the world are preparing for the arrival of Santa Claus. When his mail truck breaks down, he tells the story of Santa Claus by answering the children's letters to Santa.

The story begins in the gloomy city of Sombertown, ruled by the ill-tempered Burgermeister Meisterburger. A baby arrives on his doorstep with a name tag reading "Claus" and note requesting that the Burgermeister raise the child. He then orders his lawkeeper Grimsley to take the baby to the "Orphan Asylum". On the way there, a gust of wind blows both sled and baby to the mountain of the Whispering Winds, where the animals hide him from the Winter Warlock and convey him to a family of Christmas Elves by the name of Kringle. Led by their matron, Tanta Kringle, the family adopts the baby and names him “Kris”. A few years later, Kris hopes to restore the Kringle family as "The First Toymakers to the King".

When Kris is old enough, he volunteers to deliver the elves' toys to Sombertown. Meanwhile, the Burgermeister has banned all toys in the town and declares that anyone found possessing a toy will be arrested. On his way to Sombertown, Kris meets a lost penguin whom he names Topper. In the town, he offers toys to two children washing their stockings by a water fountain. He is stopped by Miss Jessica, their lovely schoolteacher, but she softens toward Kris when he offers her a china doll as a "peace offering". As Kris gives out more toys, the Burgermeister arrives, and Kris gives him a yo-yo. The Burgermeister at first happily plays with it, but when Grimsley reminds him that he is breaking his own law, the Burgermeister orders Kris captured.

As Kris and Topper return to the Kringles, the Winter Warlock captures them. But when Kris gives him a toy train as a present, the Warlock's evil exterior melts and he befriends Kris. To repay him, Winter reunites Kris with Jessica, who informs him that the Burgermeister has destroyed all the toys and the children now request new ones. To protect the town from further toy deliveries, the Burgermeister orders all doors and windows to be locked. But Kris enters by the chimneys and places toys in the children's hung stockings. The Burgermeister then sets a trap for Kris and Topper as he makes another delivery while his soldiers capture the Kringles and Winter. Jessica pleads with the Burgermeister to release her friends, but he refuses. Coming to the prison, Jessica asks Winter to break everyone out but he sadly refuses, having little magic left except some magic feed corn which enables reindeer to fly. With the reindeer's help, the group all escape. After months as an outlaw and discovery that their home was destroyed by the Burgermeister's guards, Kris grows a beard as a disguise. After Tanta suggests he return to his birth name "Claus" for safety, Kris marries Jessica. After the ceremony, the group travels to the North Pole to build their a castle and toy workshop. As the years pass and Kris and Jessica grow older, Kris travels only at night until the Meisterburgers have died off and Kris' legend goes worldwide. Having become Santa Claus, he is unable to fulfill all the toy requests throughout the year, and reserves his efforts for Christmas Eve.

At the end, S.D. Kluger suddenly realizes that it's getting late and remembers that he still has to deliver letters to Santa. He then drives off with Topper, Winter, the Kringles, and a parade of children as he sings "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" during the credits. At the close, Santa steps out of his castle and waves to the viewers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Great Reset by COVID Klaus

THE GREAT RESET
Here's a story about how COVID Klaus conspired to take away Santa Claus, and how the people saved Christmas.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation


Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
"Mushoku Tensei" is a story about a 34 year old shut-in who died in a vehicular accident after mustering all the strength he had to save some high schoolers who were on the verge of getting ran over by a Truck and got reincarnated in another world!. based on the Novel written by "Rifujin na Magonote", "Mushoku Tensei" is one of the best isekai novel/manga with a realistic character development not just the MC but also the supporting characters. With well-written story full of details to help you get immersed in the world of Rudeus Greyrat, finally next year we will bear witness the anime version of the infamous origins of "Truck-kun"! that started the Isekai Madness. The anime adaptation is scheduled for January 10, 2021. the anime will be animated by the studio BIND and will be produced by EGG firm Inc.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Kenobi Anime Opening - "Kakai Kitan"

STAR [ OBI-WAN KENOBI ] WARS
Animation from Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures set to the anime theme song "Kakai Kitan" (Jujutsu Kaisen OP).  

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Attack on Titan Recap

Attack on Titan Recap
Everything Up to the Final Season
Attack on Titan is one of my all-time favorite series. So with the final season right around the corner, here is a recap of everything leading up to it!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Return of the Greatest Hero in Star Wars....

The Mandalorian Season 2's
Climatic Ending sees
The Return of a Legendary Hero....
If you have not watched the final episode of Season 2, then stop right here. Avoid Twitter, YouTube, and everything else so the experience -- the moment is not spoiled. Disney's systematic destruction of Star Wars under Kathleen Kennedy has come to a halt. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have brought back one of the Greatest Heroes of all time. Not as a secluded child-killing coward, but as a Badass Jedi Knight full of hope and awesomeness, the way he should have been. Indeed, it looks like Favreau and Filoni are aiming to correct the wrongs of the Disney sequel trilogy tainted by Kathleen Kennedy's extreme feminist and woke politics and put it back on the path of story-driven humanistic tales created by Georg Lucas.

Friday, December 18, 2020

‘Earwig’ Qualifies for English-Language Oscar

Studio Ghibli’s First CG Feature, 
Earwig and the Witch,’ Gets
English-Language Oscar Qualification“ 
Earwig and the Witch,” the first CG-animated feature from Studio Ghibli, directed by Goro Miyazaki (“From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Tales from Earthsea”) — and son of legendary Hayao Miyazaki — will get an English-language release for Oscar qualification from GKIDS. The feature is slated to air on NHK in Japan December 30, 2020. GKIDS will release the film theatrically in North America in early 2021.

The voice work is headlined by Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), Kacey Musgraves (“Golden Hour”), and Dan Stevens (“Legion”). The six-time Grammy-winning Musgraves will also record an English version of the theme song, “Don’t Disturb Me.”

Based on the children’s novel “Earwig and the Witch” by Diana Wynne Jones, the fantasy concerns the young Earwig (Taylor Paige Henderson) growing up in a British orphanage in the countryside with no idea that her mother (Musgraves) possessed magical powers. Her life changes suddenly she’s forced to live with a selfish witch, Bella Yaga (Vanessa Marshall), and her associate, The Mandrake (Grant). As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that holds the key to unlocking her family’s secret identity.

“Earwig and the Witch,” an official 2020 Cannes Film Festival selection, is produced by Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki and scripted by Ghibli vet Keiko Niwa (“From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Tales from Earthsea”) and Emi Gunji, an assistant director on “From Up on Poppy Hill.”

“Earwig and the Witch” obviously represents uncharted territory for the hand-drawn studio. In fact, at a press conference earlier this year, Miyazaki said that he was on his own with a young staff because of his previous expertise in CG with the anime series “Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter.” As for the heroine, he added that she marks a Ghibli departure because “she’s a strong girl who does every conceivable thing to live how she wants to live.”

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Fight Scene from Street Fighter II: Animated Movie'

Chun-Li vs. Vega: Anime fight from
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie'

Vega is about to assassinate Chun-Li, but things don't go according to plan.
Remember this scene? ▶ Watch the fight 
About Street Fighter II - The Animated Movie: In this animated film, M. Bison, leader of the international crime syndicate Shadowlaw, is recruiting the world's greatest fighters. Bison targets Japanese fighting master Ryu, who possesses gravity-defying abilities. Unable to coerce Ryu, Bison captures and converts Ken Masters , an ex-classmate who shares Ryu's fighting style. Meanwhile, Chun-Li of Interpol teams with an American soldier to crush Shadowlaw.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

HORS SAISON

HORS SAISON
Tired park ranger Jude struggles to find her place in her team. Her determination to prove herself leads her to a place where she'll find herself lonelier than ever. 
Watch the Short Film

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MONSTER HUNTER - Official Trailer (HD)

MONSTER HUNTER
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown. 
Based on the global video game series phenomenon MONSTER HUNTER.

Monday, December 14, 2020

'The Life of Hilda' by Bella Ramsey

THE LIFE of HILDA
The Life of Hilda’ written, sung and composed by the fabulous Bella Ramsey to celebrate the launch of Hilda Season 2 on December 14th!
Hilda is a British-Canadian animated television series based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Luke Pearson. Produced by Silvergate Media and Mercury Filmworks, the series follows the adventures of fearless Hilda, a blue-haired girl who, along with her deerfox Twig, travels to the city of Trolberg, where she befriends even the most dangerous monsters.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron - Official Teaser

STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON
Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins will direct the Star Wars movie Rogue Squadron for Disney and Lucasfilm.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

The Cassian Andor series is coming in 2022

STAR WARS: ANDOR
Check out this first look at the new Disney+ series, Star Wars: Andor. The series features Diego Luna, who will reprise his role as Cassian Andor. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

DISNEY ANNOUNCES EVERY STAR WARS SHOW
COMING OUT IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS

Here is everything announced to be coming out from the Disney Investor's Meeting and it is a lot... way more than expected!
STAR WARS
Rangers of the New Republic
AHSOKA
ANDOR
The Acolyte
BAD  BATCH
a DROID story
OBI-WAN KENOBI
LANDO
The Mandalorian
Rogue Squadron
VISIONS

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Crunchyroll SOLD to Sony!

Crunchyroll got SOLD to Sony/Funimation
Just as we've been telling you would happen for many, many months now. The two anime streamers will likely merge and move combined operations to a new facility inTexas. Goodbye, overpriced posh San Francisco HQ. Look for a LOT of layoffs as Sony cuts redundancies...

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Scooby-Doo! Goes Dungeons and Dragons!

Scooby-Doo!
The Sword and the Scoob!
When Scooby (Frank Welker), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard), Daphne (Grey Griffin), Velma (Kate Micucci), and Fred (Welker) travel to jolly ol' England, they come face-to-face with the evil sorceress known as Morgan le Fay (Griffin), who, using the magic of Stonehenge, transports them back to the age chivalrous knights, spell-casting wizards, and fire-breathing dragons. There, they meet King Arthur Pendragon of Camelot, whose appetite is as legendary as his sword, Excalibur. When Shaggy is suddenly kidnapped by Morgan, Arthur inducts Scooby, Fred, Daphne, and Velma into the Knights of the Round Table, relying on them to stop the witch and save his throne.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Onyx Equinox Ep. 1 - THE LAST DAY

ONYX EQUINOX
The Aztec god of the underworld, Mictlantecuhtli, has began stealing blood sacrifices from the other gods, culminating in a Zapotec city being leveled. To these ends, Quetzalcoatl decides to close the gates to the underworld, but can't due to said gates being made of obsidian, which is toxic against the gods. So instead he makes a bet with Tezcatlipoca: he will find a human, "the lowest of the low", and crown one his champion so he or she will close the gates before the equinox, when Tezcatlipoca will kill off humanity. Tezcatlipoca agrees to the bet, but sends the god Yaotl so Quetzalcoatl doesn't cheat.

Quetzalcoatl chooses Izel, a servant who lost his sister to blood sacrifice. 
(WARNING: MATURE THEMES)

Monday, December 7, 2020

The Owl House Anime - Eastern Owl Animation

The Owl House Anime
Eastern Owl Animation
"This took a lot longer than it should be, but it's finally done ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ, Owl house My Anime version.... though I did not really change much of the original design since owl house looks a lot like anime already XD, this vid came out a bit too dark and bit edgy but, anyways hope you guys like it."
- GrimSilverse Animations

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Detective Dee & the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Detective Dee
and the 
Mystery of the Phantom Flame
A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian (Carina Lau, 2046), and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie (Andy Lau, The Warlords), at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping that he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. Director Tsui Hark (Once Upon A Time In China, Seven Swords) teams with action choreographer Sammo Hung (IP Man, Kung Fu Hustle) in this heart-pounding, epic thriller inspired by the incredible true story of one of the Tang Dynasty's most celebrated officials. Rated: PG-13

Saturday, December 5, 2020

New trailer for ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND!

ON-GAKU: <<OUR SOUND >>
from Kenji Iwaisawa
Based on the manga by Hiroyuki Ohashi When you’re a bored teenager looking for thrills, sometimes the only thing you can turn to is rock ‘n roll. Having no skill, money, or even a full set of drums, a feared trio of high school delinquents nevertheless decide they are destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their only friend Aya, avoid a rival gang, and – most importantly – jam out.
Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, and featuring a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto, ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND brings its own sound and vision to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was adapted. With pitch-perfect deadpan humor, the film presents a highly original take on the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy film with a blaring musical finale that will leave you wanting an immediate encore.

Friday, December 4, 2020

'Hilda' Season 2 Trailer

HILDA - Season 2
Hilda is back! The Fearless, free-spirited Hilda finds new friends, adventure and magical creatures when she leaves her enchanted forest home and journeys to the city. Hilda Season 2 arrives on Netflix December 14.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Trailer for 'Chaos Walking'

CHAOS WALKING
In Prentisstown, Todd has been brought up to believe that the Spackle released a germ that killed all the women and unleashed Noise on the remaining men. After discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp, his surrogate parents immediately tell him that he has to run, leaving him with only a map of New World, a message, and many unanswered questions. Chaos Walking (2021) is the new science fiction movie starring Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Mads Mikkelsen. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

MAGATSU WAHRHEIT ZUERST - Official Trailer

MAGATSU WAHRHEIT ZUERST
Magatsu Wahrheit Zuerst (Japanese: 禍つヴァールハイト, Hepburn: Magatsu Vāruhaito, transl. "Evil Truth") is a smartphone massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by KLab. The game is powered by Unity, and was available for Android and iOS on April 23, 2019 in Japan. An anime television series adaptation produced by Yokohama Animation Laboratory premiered on October 13, 2020.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Don't Turn These Anime into Live-Action Movies


Fans In Japan Don't Want These Anime
Turned Into Live-Action Movies

[Source: Kotaku] In the past few years, there have been a handful of popular anime turned into live-action films. A few have been good, but many have not.

Recently, Joshi Spa, a popular site aimed at Japanese women, polled 200 of its women readers ranging in ages from 30 to 49, asking them which anime they did not want to see turned into live-action movies. Let’s see which made the list! (Do note that multiple replies were allowed and that many of these were originally manga.)

20. HUNTER × HUNTER: 9%

20. Kuroko’s Basketball: 9%

18. Naruto: 9.5%

18. Mr. Osomatsu: 9.5%

17. Code Geass: 10.5%

16. Natsume’s Book of Friends: 11.5%

15. Inuyasha: 12%

14. Slam Dunk: 14%

13. Yu Yu Hakusho: 15%

12. Cardcaptor Sakura: 16%

11. Urusei Yatsura: 17%

10. Crayon Shin-chan: 19%

9. Ponyo: 21.5%

8. Princess Mononoke: 24%

6. Castle in the Sky: 25%

6. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: 25%

5. Spirited Away: 25.5%

4. Neon Genesis Evangelion: 27%

3. One Piece: 29%

2. My Neighbor Totoro: 30%

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: 43%

This is a good list. But it does seem a live-action adaptation of the massively popular Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is inevitable, even though the rumors that one was in the works have been debunked.