New DRAGON BALL Z Film Coming In 2015, Key Visual Released

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A new Dragon Ball Z film is coming in 2015 and features the return of the series’ most iconic villain, Frieza. Anime News Network reports that a key visual for the film, to be published on Friday in the Japanese manga magazine V Jump, features the legendary action anime’s most famous villain, and Beezus, the villain from the last DBZ film, Battle Of Gods. The new film is titled Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F, with the F meaning”Frieza” and “fukkatsu” for “resurrection.”

ANN also quotes V Jump‘s summary of the film, which says that two of Frieza’s henchmen–Sorbet and Tagoma, who were designed by original creator Akira Toriyama, also credited with the film’s story–come to Earth to revive their leader with the Dragon Balls. The film will be released in Japan on April 18, 2015, in both 2D & 3D. A US release date has…

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First DORAEMON Volume in Eight Years to be Published

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Anime News Network reports that the 6th volume of Doraemon Plus, containing 21 new adventures, will publish on December 1st from Tentōmushi Comics. This is the first volume of new Doraemon manga in eight years and marks series creator Fujiko F. Fujio’s 80th birthday.

Fujiko F. Fujio (real name: Hiroshi Fujimoto) died in 1996. Working with Motoo Abiko from 1959-1987 under the pen name of Fujiko Fujio, he created a wide variety of manga. Doraemon, a comedy manga about the titular robotic cat who’s sent back in time to take care of Nobita Nobi, his owner’s present-day ancestor, was first created in 1969. The series has spawned a huge franchise, with Doraemon considered a Japanese cultural icon.

There have been three Doraemon anime, with the most recent beginning in 2005. An edited dub of select episodes of the current anime began airing on Disney XD in Summer 2014.

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ANIPLEX at YOUMACON: So Many Shows, So Little Time

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A writeup of Aniplex’s oresentation panel at Youmacon. This should have been up WAY earlier than it is, but that’s all my fault. Anyway…

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While Youmacon, which celebrated its tenth anniversary of being Michigan’s premiere anime convention this year, isn’t as large as Anime Expo or Anime Central, it still has its fair share of notable guests and panels. The only American licensor to attend this year was Aniplex of America, but they came prepared, showing off their streaming shows and upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD releases and merchandise to a large crowd on Saturday, November 1, in an hour and a half presentation hosted by marketing director Joanna Matoki, a variety of shows and genres were covered.

Streaming Content

First, Matoki discussed the current crop of shows Aniplex has licensed from its Japanese parent company of the same name that are streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and the licensor’s own Aniplex Channel. For each show in this portion of the presentation, a trailer was shown.

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GRAVITY FALLS Season 2, Episode 8 Review: ‘Blendin’s Game’

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Another gem, and a lot funnier (at least for me) than the last episode was. Great stuff.

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Probably the least-explored aspect of the Gravity Falls mythos has been the far future. It really only appeared in ‘The Time Traveler’s Pig,’ but since that episode was more focused on Dipper trying to win Wendy’s affection and Mabel bonding with the Internet’s favorite pig, Waddles, Blendin Blandin and his bizarre, dystopic, Time Baby-ruled future was pushed to the background.

In ‘Blendin’s Game,’ while it’s still secondary to the main plot–and what a heartrending main plot it is–the year of 207̃012 in all its weirdness gets highlighted a lot more, with Blendin coming back as a maniacal, yet sympathetic villain. It’s another neat area for the series to take things to, but the show still focuses this episode around one of its core characters: Soos. The world’s greatest handyman and all-around cool dude gets his back story fleshed out tonight, and it’s some very touching stuff, hitting some sweet emotional…

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SUICIDE SQUAD Film Allegedly Casts WOLF OF WALL STREET’s Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn

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On November 10, it was reported that Australian actress Margot Robbie has been cast in Warner Bros’ upcoming Suicide Squad movie as Harley Quinn. This comes on the heels of reports suggesting that Jared Leto is in talks to play the Joker in the film. Robbie, best known for her role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, would be, if this report is true, the first to portray Harley Quinn in live action.

Created by writer John Ostrander and artist Ryan Scott in 1987 (and sharing a name with an unrelated 1960s team), the Suicide Squad is a black-ops team made up of incarcerated DC super villains who undertake life-threatening missions for the US government in exchange for commuted prison sentences. Quinn, created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini in 1992 for Batman: The Animated Series, has been a fixture of the team since the comic…

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NARUTO Creator Announces New Manga Chapters To Premiere Next Spring

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In an exclusive interview with Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto has announced that although the long-running manga series concluded on November 10 in Japan, he still has plans to write manga. “I will continue creating manga,” he said. “I will release extra Naruto episodes next spring.” He did not elaborate on what the extra chapters would be about, but many fans are pointing to the story possibly being about the children of the title character, Naruto Uzumaki, Boruto and Himawari.

Kishimoto, a noted recluse, also disclosed that he had helped write the story for the latest upcoming film adaptation, The Last: Naruto The Movie, which will hit Japanese theaters on December 6. A musical adaptation and a museum exhibition containing artwork from the manga are also planned for 2015. Naruto has been one of the highest bestselling manga worldwide since debuting in 1999.

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STAR WARS Episode VII Officially Titled ‘The Force Awakens’

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On Thursday, November 6, the official Star Wars Twitter account announced the official title of Episode VII: The Force Within.  As CNN reported, the tweet simply said that the film had completed principal photography. Now entering post-production, the film will be released on December 18, 2015.

CNN also reported that Twitter quickly began deriding the new title, with the hashtag “Rejected Star Wars title” trending in a matter of hours. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) with a screenplay by The Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. The film is the first of a new trilogy, with the still-untitled Episode VIII to be directed by Rian Johnson (Looper).

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