Posts Tagged ‘release’


Apr01

Upcoming Godzilla film teaser and details

2015 at 02:35 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After 2014’s popular American-made Godzilla film by Legendary Films, fans worldwide have been left looking for more Godzilla action in the future. Alongside Legendary’s planned sequel for their Godzilla film, Japanese film company and original Godzilla creators Toho has started to release info about their own entry into the Godzilla franchise! The film will the first Japanese-made Godzilla film since “Godzilla” Final Wars” in 2004, and the studio has announced that the film will be directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi! Both directors have been known for their previous works with giant monsters; Anno is mostly known for his work with the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” franchise as well as his work with Ghibli film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, while Higuchi is known for directing the recent “Attack on Titan” anime adaptation. On top of this announcement, the first teaser poster was released, showing off Godzilla’s giant footprint. While no release date has yet been set for the film, things are looking up for one of Japan’s most iconic characters!

Jan26

Tezuka’s post-mortem film to debut in North America

2015 at 02:46 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Osamu Tezuka has been an icon in the animation industry worldwide for decades, creating beloved franchises like Astro Boy, Phoenix, Black Jack, Metropolis, and many more. When Tezuka passed away from stomach cancer in 1989, he left behind many unfinished works and concepts, including the film series “Legend of the Forest”. The series, which was meant to include 4 parts, was only partly completed before Tezuka’s death. However, his son, Makoto Tezuka, has finished the series 25 years later, using storyboards and notes left behind by Tezuka in order to complete his father’s vision. That film, which recently screened at the Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival this past August, has finally been announced for release overseas! “Legend of the Forest” will debut in the United States at its premiere in New York City, along with other Tezuka films. The film, which follows the story of a forest threatened by human expansion, is one of the Tezuka’s last works, and is a must-watch for animation fans worldwide.

Jan21

Gundam: The Origin movie English trailer

2015 at 01:42 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The first English-dubbed trailer for the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin movie has finally been released! The trailer gives fans the first look at the English dub of the movie, which will release in Japanese theaters on February 28th. The film will be the first installment of the Gundam: The Origin series of films, which will animate side stories and other scenes from the Origin manga. This first film, titled “Blue-Eyed Casval”, will follow Casval Rem Deikun and his sister Artesia Som Deikun, the young versions of classic Gundam characters Char Aznable and Sayla Mass, during the inception and revolution of the Republic of Zeon. Featuring characters from the original anime like the Zabi royal family, Ramba Ral, and more, the film has not yet been given a concrete release date in English, though it will likely arrive by the end of 2015 at latest.

Jan14

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It has been announced that Studio Ghibli’s most recent animated film, “When Marnie Was There” will finally release in English for Ghibli fans overseas! The localization process and translation will be handled that entertainment studio GKids, whom have worked with Ghibli works like “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” in the past. The film, which originally opened in Japan in July 2014, is based on a popular children’s book of the same title by author Joan G. Robinson. The story stars 12-year-old girl Anna, whom is sent away from home to recuperate from her worsening asthma after her parents’ death. There, she finds the mysterious Marsh House, and dreams of it and an elegant blonde-haired girl trapped within. Finding that the blonde-haired girl, Marnie, exists in reality, Anna and Marnie form an unbreakable bond and work together to overcome fear. The English dubbed release of “When Marnie Was There” is currently scheduled to release in North America this spring.

Jan14

Nintendo announces New 3DS for America & Europe

2015 at 01:31 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In a Nintendo Direct media event earlier today, videogame company Nintendo has announced their brand-new handheld console, the Nintendo New 3DS, for international release! The new handheld system, originally releasing in Japan in October 2014, will be releasing in North America and Europe on February 13th, 2015! The New 3DS uses new technology in order to streamline the user experience, including an upgraded processor and auto-dimming screens. The New 3DS also uses revolutionary new face-tracking technology, located in the camera at the top of system, in order to create a user-friendly 3D experience. In older 3DS models, the 3D effect at the top of the screen was achieved through a static stereoscopic 3D effect, making the 3D effect difficult to take advantage of as slight head movement would ruin the effect. Now, the stereoscopic 3D effect is designed to work with the new face-tracking technology to shift its focus as your head moves, making the 3D effect seamless and constant.

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On top of that, the New 3DS features a new C-Stick, allowing for more gameplay options, as well as a built-in NFC reader for Nintendo’s popular Amiibo figures. The New 3DS will also release with two new 3DS games that will take advantage of the New 3DS’ capabilities. These games are “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” and “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate”, both of which are highly anticipated games for the handheld. To commemorate the occasion, Nintendo will be releasing two limited edition New 3DS consoles, each themed around one of the games launching alongside the console. Both games, as well as all versions of the New 3DS, will arrive on February 13th, making that date an exciting time for Nintendo fans across the world. Look forward to these great games, and more in the future!

Jan09

Naruto movie worldwide release dates and details

2015 at 12:53 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The popular Naruto manga ended this past November, bringing the 15-year long story to a close. However, more Naruto-based stories are set to be told through the upcoming Naruto: New Era Project, amd will include a number of post-story movies and sidestories. The first of these stories is the movie “The Last: Naruto the Movie”, which was released in Japan on December 6th. To commemorate this release, Medicom produced a limited edition Naruto-themed BE@RBRICK, which released in early December.

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Following a successful release of the film in Japanese theaters this past holiday season, the film has finally been announced for release overseas in several countries! The film is scheduled to release in the US on February 20th, and will air in theatres across the nation, including in New York, Boston, Houston, Dalaas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Franciso, and Seattle. The movie will also be headed to other regions across the world over the next few months, giving fans worldwide the chance to see this anticipated film.

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On top of that, news was released concerning the next film in the Naruto: New Era Project, which will start Naruto’s child, Bolt! The film will be titled Bolt: Naruto the Movie, and hints that Bolt will inherit the special abilities of Naruto’s father, Minato Namikaze. The movie will also follow the new generation of ninjas, and is scheduled for an August 2015 release in Japan. Details on this new movie are scarce at the moment, so keep your eyes open for more Naruto news, even after the manga’s end this past year!

Oct14

Mishka’s Bad News Dunny at TOMODACHI

2014 at 02:44 pm by admin | Comments Off

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As the Halloween season draws closer and closer, apparel company Mishka and Kidrobot have announced their newest creepy collaboration in the form of the Bad News Dunny! These figures, which debuted as exclusive pre-orders at the Mishka booth at last week’s New York Comic-Con, will now be available at TOMODACHI later this month! An entirely original sculpt, this new line of vinyl collectibles comes in a variety of colors and sizes. The larger 8″ Bad News Dunny will be available in the brown-colored Kodiak Edition, while the smaller 3″ Dunny collectibles will feature both the Kodiak Edition and a white-and-pink Polar Edition! While the 8″ Polar Edition of the figure is a Kidrobot-exclusive release, the 8″ Kodiak Edition and both of the 3″ Dunny figures will all be available at our TOMODACHI locations in the Rosedale Shopping Center and the Mall of America on October 24th, making this the perfect seasonal gift for fans and enthusiasts alike!

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