It’s been quite a while since Medabots has seen any kind of love, particularly a new game. But, if the latest issue of Famitsu is to be believed, the series may be making a comeback. The very first Medabots game released in 1997 for the Game Boy Color, and to mark the series’ anniversary, November 28th is now being dubbed Medabots Day.
“Medabots Classics was released as the series’ 20th anniversary title in December 2017, however, it’d be sad for us to let it end like this. So that doesn’t happen, we’re thinking about different things. We’re working on all kinds of arrangements to maybe announce something for the 20th anniversary on November 28 that is Medabots Day,” according to Famitsu.
The Official Twitter account for the Toho produced Godzilla anime series on Netflix has debuted a new poster for the upcoming Godzilla: Planet Eater, set to debut this November in Japan. Currently no release date is set for North America, but trends have it most likely in March 2019.
The poster gives us our first full look at Ghidorah in the series, doing battle with the plant-based behemoth, Godzilla. Hit the jump for a look at the full poster.
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The official website for an all-new Patlabor series has debuted online, and while it doesn’t give us much in the way of details, we do get a small synopsis, and some fantastic official artwork.
With the rapidly accelerating development of hyper-technology, a humanoid-type machine called “LABOR” is being used in every field of industry. However, it has created the new social menace of “LABOR” crime. In order to curb such crimes from happening one after another, the Metropolitan Police Department has established a special department. the “Special Vehicle Section No.2”. It consists of company of patrol “LABOR” known as PATLABOR.
City Hunter is an iconic staple of anime, having seen plenty of various incarnations, including a live-action Korean film, and a version starring Jackie Chan. Now, it’s getting another refresh in the form of a fresh anime film, with the original voice cast returning. The original manga debuted in 1985, and stars main character Ryo, who attempts to chase down criminals while interacting with dangerous and beautiful women, a la James Bond.
City Hunter opens in Japan on February 8th, 2019.
Netflix and Polygon Pictures have debuted the first trailer for the final film in the Godzilla animated trilogy, Godzilla: Planet Eater, which introduces us to a reimagined King Ghidorah in this alternate universe.
The trailer doesn’t give us much new footage, but it does provide with our first listen at Ghidorah’s roar, which is based heavily on the Heisei era of the giant monster. The cast of the first two films will be returning for the final film, which hits Netflix in Japan on November 9th. No release date has been confirmed in North America, yet.
Dropping surprisingly after SDCC, 20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming manga film adaptation, Alita: Battle Angel. The new trailer gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the film, with more polished visuals, plot points, and plenty of gorgeous action.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the December 21st release features a screenplay by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Rodriguez.
After becoming increasingly busy with Shin Godzilla, Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno was forced to put the finale to his fabled Evangelion series on hold, but he’s now back on track, and the fourth and final film, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is set for release in 2020.
Little is known about the film, though a short teaser is now showing before movies in theaters in Japan announcing the release.
The official website for Mob Psycho 100, the popular anime from creator ONE, has unveiled a new key visual for the series’ second season, revealing that it will be returning in January 2019.
On top of that, it’s been confirmed we will be receiving a new update each month until the series’ debut. Hit the jump for a look at the full visual.
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McDonald’s Japan has revealed a new set of Pokémon toys for Happy Meals that promote the upcoming movie – Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story. The film is set to release this Friday, on July 13th with the toys becoming available just a few short days ago.
The toys feature three different Pikachu toys, an Eevee toy, and a toy for each Alolan starter. In addition, McDonald’s Japan has also released a video spotlighting each toy and how to use them, which you can check out after the jump.
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Arc System Works and developer APLUS has revealed a new gameplay trailer for Kill La Kill The Game: IF at this year’s Anime Expo. It gives us a better look at what to expect from the alternate reality title, as well as confirming that original creators, Studio Trigger, are supervising the game to make sure it meets the standard of quality we have come to expect from the show.
Kill La Kill The Game: IF is slated for release in 2019 on PlayStation 4, and Steam.
Legendary Pictures, the studio behind such recent successes as the 2014 Godzilla film, and Pacific Rim, have announced a partnership with Sunrise at this year’s Anime Expo. The first announcement? A live-action Mobile Suit Gundam film is now in development with the studio. Nothing is known about the story, nor is a director attached, but we did get a press release. Maybe the appearance of the Gundam in Ready Player One was what it took to push executives over the edge?
The original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy, and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character, but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted.
Bandai Namco have announced that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch later this year, on October 26th in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will have access to play as the #2 hero, Endeavor.
My Hero Academia is on a roll as quite the successor to the crowns of fan-favorites Naruto and Bleach, becoming a cultural phenomenon we haven’t seen in several years. Hopefully the first official video game for the series does it justice. Get it?!
The famed creator of Bleach, Tite Kubo, has revealed a first look at his newest one-shot manga, titled Burn The Witch, set to hit the July 14th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. Little is known about the project, but it is confirmed to be a comedy, and looks to be just as stylish as Kubo’s previous creation, which ended its run in 2016.
Keep an eye out for more information, or check it out when it hits newsstands in Japan on July 14th.
Studio Trigger has taken to Twitter and unveiled the official logo for the next high profile project from duo Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima, creators of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and Kill La Kill, titled PROMARE.
No details on the project are available as of yet, but it’s been confirmed we should expect more details at this year’s Anime Expo, taking place this weekend.
Castlevania showrunner Warren Ellis has confirmed on his Twitter that the second season of the animated video game adaptation has been delayed from a summer release, and will be hitting Netflix later this year, with an extended 8-episode release.
Ellis also confirmed that the show is set deviate slightly from its video game source material, with many surprises in store for fans. Even adding that the back half of the season made director Samuel Deats cry while recording. An official release date has not been set, but expect more soon, perhaps from SDCC.