Posts Tagged ‘2017’


Oct20

Nintendo Switch console unveiled

2016 at 05:26 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Months of speculation and rumors surrounding Nintendo’s newest console, code-named the NX, will finally come to an end today, thanks to the official announcement of the Nintendo Switch! The console acts like a hybrid of Nintendo’s home console line and handheld series, allowing users to play the Switch both at home and on the go! This is accomplished thanks to a variety of innovative features, like a docking stand that the Switch plugs into at home to play on your TV, along with a separate slide-out tablet to play the console in a handheld format. The controller, titled the Joy-Con, is also widely modular, allowing the controller to be split apart from its at-home configuration and attached to the portable tablet to create a handheld screen. The console unveil also showed off a number of new games, including the upcoming Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon, on top of a brand new Mario title! With a release date scheduled for 2017, next year is sure to be huge for Nintendo fans across the world! Check out the new Nintendo Switch in the debut video below!

Sep22

“The Red Turtle” to hit theaters in the US

2016 at 04:50 pm by admin | Comments Off

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“The Red Turtle”, an animated film directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit and co-produced by Studio Ghibli, will be coming to the United States! The announcement comes off the heels of the film’s official Japanese release on September 17th, as well as the film’s original debut at the 2016 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in France this past May. The film, which has received praise from viewers and critics alike from all over the world, follows the story of a marooned sailor and his day-to-day struggle to survive on a deserted island, as well as the mystery of a red sea turtle he encounters on one of his escape attempts. It was announced that “The Red Turtle” will be released at select theaters nationwide starting on January 20th, 2017. Mark your calendars to go see this awesome movie, and check out the release trailer below!

Aug25

Tezuka’s characters come together in card game

2016 at 04:23 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Animation Studio Tezuka Productions has announced a partnership with gaming company Active Gaming Media to bring Tezuka’s iconic characters to life in the form of the interactive card game, “Astro Boy: Edge of Time!” The game will feature a number of Tezuka’s characters, including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Phoenix, Magma, Epsilon, and many more in a cyberpunk future city setting.

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The game itself will feature updated artwork of Tezuka’s characters from a number of talented artists, like Suda51, Hiroya Oku, Satoshi Yoshioka, Hiroaki, Hiroshi Matsuyama, and more! The game will feature both an expansive single-player story surrounding Tezuka’s characters, as well as an online multiplayer lobby where people from all over the world can compete in card battles. A demo for the game is already available on the game’s Kickstarter page, and the full release is currently scheduled for March 2017.

Aug19

Godzilla anime film announced

2016 at 05:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After the success of the recent “Godzilla: Resurgence” film, animation studio POLYGON PICTURES has announced that a brand-new Godzilla animated film is in the works for 2017! The announcement was released alongside a teaser image of the film, showing a futuristic vehicle on what appears to be Monster Island, long thought to be the home of Godzilla and other kaiju from throughout the series’ history. The announcement also revealed that Kobun Shizuno, known for his work on Detective Conan and Fist of the North Star, and Hiroyuki Seshita, who has worked on Ajin and Knights of Sidonia, will be directing the film, with story and screenplay written by Gen Urobuchi of Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero fame. More news on this anime adaptation of the classic monster will surely be released throughout the rest of the year, so stay tuned!

Aug18

Detective Pikachu movie in the works

2016 at 05:14 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Legendary Films will be partnering with Nintendo in order to create a new Pokémon live-action movie based on the Nintendo 3DS game, “Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo”! The film, which was announced last month, has recently unveiled that scriptwriters Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch will be working on the film’s script! Perlman is best known for her work with Marvel films “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, while Hirsch is the creator of Disney’s popular “Gravity Falls” cartoon. Great Detective Pikachu follows the story of a talking Pikachu who works to solve mysteries around town with his human partner and sidekick, Tim Goodman. The game itself released in Japan this February, with no plans announced as of yet for an international release. Check out the trailer for the game below, and look forward to the Detective Pikachu movie’s release in 2017!

Aug09

Cronzy pen lets users draw in millions of colors

2016 at 06:58 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Take a look at the future of ink with the upcoming Cronzy pen! The Cronzy pen, which is currently in development to hit retail markets in 2017, is designed to be a multi-use drawing tool, made unique by its ability to instantly choose and draw in over 16 million colors! The pen will be able to select colors either via a Bluetooth connection to your computer or smartphone, or by using the pen’s built-in color scanner to grab any color from the environment around you. The pen then takes the chosen color and creates the exact tone and hue through the use of a unique CMYK cartridge located inside of the pen. The Cronzy pen will surely be a useful tool for artists of all trades, so make sure to keep your eye on this awesome new product!

Aug01

Godzilla to storm Universal Studios Japan

2016 at 09:37 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After the release of the Godzilla Resurgence film this past weekend, Universal Studios has announced that a brand-new attraction featuring the giant monster will be hitting Japanese shores in 2017! The attraction will be titled “Godzilla: The Real 4D”, and will open in January during Universal Studios Japan’s “Universal Cool Japan 2017” event. While not much is known about the exhibit itself outside of the press announcement, USJ has said that the 3D attraction will allow viewers to come face-to-face with Toho’s legendary monster. In the meantime, look forward to Godzilla Resurgence’s stateside release later this year thanks to Funimation, and keep an eye out for more Godzilla news.

Jul28

Yokai Watch hits smartphones with new titles

2016 at 08:45 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After LEVEL-5 recently announced that the original Yokai Watch video game will be made available on smartphones and tablets, more good news for Yokai Watch fans has surfaced in the form of two new games for Android and iOS! The first, “Yokai Watch: Daijiten”, will be a quiz-type video game geared towards Yokai Watch masters, and will test your knowledge on the franchise’s wide variety of characters along with various other subjects like spelling and other general knowledge. The second game, “Yokai Watch: Gerapo Rhythm”, will be the series’ very first rhythm game! Featuring simple controls in which users will tap along to the beat, Gerapo Rhythm will feature all your favorite Yokai Watch characters, along with a number of songs that were featured in both the video game series as well as the anime. Yokai Watch: Daijiten will debut in Japan this November, and Yokai Watch: Gerapo Rhythm will release in March 2017. Check out the video below to see the two new games in action!

Jul27

LEVEL-5 reveals “Megaton Musashi” franchise

2016 at 05:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Media entertainment company LEVEL-5, known for their popular franchises like “Yokai Watch” and “Inazuma Eleven”, have revealed information on their latest project, known as “Megaton Musashi”! This new story will take place in a sci-fi future where humanity is on the verge of extinction thanks to the invasion of an alien race known as the Dorakuta, leaving the remainder of humanity with no recollection of the Dorakuta or their invasion. A small group of refugees whose minds were not altered to forget the Dorakuta are tasked to fight back against the alien race through the use of giant mecha known as Musashi, which have the ability to swap weapons and limbs with the use of special cards.

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The franchise, which takes inspiration from early mecha anime like Mazinger Z and Getter Robo, will include a television anime, video game franchise, collectible card game and action figures, featuring the titular Musashi and their weapon change gimmick. There are even plans for a serialized Megaton Musashi manga in internationally renowned manga pulication Shonen Jump, created by Mazinger Z inventor Go Nagai! Megaton Musashi is expected to launch next summer, but for the time being, check out the animated trailer below, and keep an eye out for more news as the year goes on!

Jul21

Godzilla: Resurgence trailer shows Godzilla in action

2016 at 05:42 pm by admin | Comments Off

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A new trailer has released for the brand-new upcoming film, “Godzilla: Resurgence”! The film, which will be the first Japanese-made Godzilla film since “Godzilla Final Wars” in 2004, is a collaboration directed by “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” director Hideaki Anno and “Attack on Titan” storyboard artist Shinji Higuchi. The film promises to be one of the most scary representations of the iconic giant monster, with themes and designs inspired by the original 1954 film, and the newest trailer shows Godzilla’s new design off as it rampages through towns and cities. The film will hit theaters in Japan on July 29th, with no news yet as to an international release, so look forward to more news on Godzilla later this year!

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