ARC System Works, developers behind the instant classic, Dragonball FighterZ, has revealed a new partnership with Studio Trigger and the reveal of Kill la Kill The Game IF. The new title will make full use of the fantastic engine created by ARC, with incredible visuals on hand.
More information will be revealed next month at Anime Expo, taking place July 5-8 in Los Angeles. For now, you can head over to the Official Website, or hit the jump to watch the first trailer and see some gorgeous screenshots.
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Mitsuoka Motors, makers of the fabled Orochi, often maligned as the World’s Ugliest Car, has debuted a special edition of the car for Devilman Crybaby. The partnership isn’t exactly out of left-field as one of the main characters of the series drives, an Orochi, but the interesting thing here is that the Orochi has been out of production since 2014. To combat that, Mitsuoka took a pre-owned model of the car and updated it as a one-off display item.
You can hit the jump to check out more images of the insane looking car.
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The lifestyle branch of Evangelion, Radio Eva, has revealed a new watch collaboration with the Vague Watch Company out of Tokyo Japan, and it’s a beautiful piece of equipment. The watch is based on Japanese Diver watches from the 1970’s, and features a black sublimated face, with two different colors of leather strap included.
Additionally, as a nice piece of character, the second hand is the fabled Spear of Longinus from the series. The watch is available for ¥37,800, and can be purchased over at the Radio Eva site.
Universal Studios Japan has announced that its much-lauded VR Coaster experience, Evangelion XR: You Can (Not) Survive, will be returning to the park after the current Final Fantasy ride has run its course. The ride itself is a 360-degree VR roller coaster experience, that puts you in the middle of a heated battle within the city of Tokyo-03 between Unit-01 and the Third Angel, Sachiel.
You can hit the jump to check out a video detailing the experience of the ride, and giving you a taste of what to expect when it returns on June 25th.
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Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee have been registered as domain names by CSC Corporate Domains, Inc., according to Serebii. The same company previously registered the domain names for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, only a day before the reveal of the games. A potential but unverified logo for Let’s Go! Pikachu has also surfaced, which can be seen above.
Rumors about updated versions of Pokémon Yellow have been swirling for quite some time, with a return to the Kanto region taking place, as well as the Follow feature returning from the classic game. Visually, it is said to be a more HD version of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
Nintendo and Shonen Jump have partnered together to reveal a special miniature Famicom console to mark the 50th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Jump. Priced at 7,980 yen ($73), the manga-themed Famicom Mini will be released on July 7th in Japan, and feature 20 Jump-inspired games that were released on the Famicom.
You can hit the jump for a full list of included titles, as well as more images of Gold and Red console.
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Los Angeles-based streetwear brand, XLARGE, has announced a new collaboration with popular anime franchise, Eureka Seven, set on five different pieces with a dual colorway system. The collection is set to release both in-store and online on May 18th, ranging in price from ¥5,500 – ¥6,500 for the shirts, and ¥12,000 for the bag.
You can see the collection in full at their Official Website. This isn’t the first time Eureka Seven has reached the streetwear scene, and given the new trilogy of films, Hi-Evolution, it most certainly won’t be the last.
The wait is almost over, as the third season of fan-favorite anime, Attack on Titan, debuts on July 22nd, with the first subtitled trailer debuting this morning. The trailer gives us little on what to expect, but at least hints at many new characters and furthering plot points being the key to the much anticipated continuation.
Produced by Wit Studio, with Production IG, the Attack on Titan series is adapted from the globally best-selling manga series by Hajime Isayama, about the last of humanity fighting to survive against man-eating beasts named Titans.
Chinatrust Brothers, one of the most popular pro teams in Taiwan, will don Dragonball Z themed uniforms when playing the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions on May 5th and 6th, marking the first time the popular franchise has appeared in professional baseball.
Additionally, the local Taiwanese voice actors for Dragonball Z will put in an appearance, and special limited edition Dragonball Baseball merch will be on sale.
Warner Bros. Japan has shared a new trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the famed manga by Tite Kubo, Bleach, featuring a ton of new footage and our first chance to hear two of the new themes for the film, by [ALEXANDROS], “Mosquito Bite” and “MILK”.
Check out the awesome trailer above, and let me know what you think. I’m a massive fan of Bleach since its beginnings, so this is looking fantastic so far, in my opinion!
TOHO Animation and Polygon Pictures have shared the first, action-packed, trailer for the new animated film, and second in the trilogy, Godzilla: City On The Edge of Battle. The new trailer is entirely new footage with our first look at MechaGodzilla in action, as well as the mysterious denizens of Earth, 10,000 years into the future.
If you haven’t checked out the first film, and are a fan of kaiju films, it’s absolutely worth a watch and is available in several languages on Netflix.
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata has passed away at the age of 82 yesterday. Takahata had a distinguished career as a producer, director, and animator starting with Toei Animation in 1959, where he met his longtime collaborator, and fellow animator Hayao Miyazaki, with whom he founded Studio Ghibli alongside Toshio Suzuki.
Takahata was the director of many Ghibli classics such as the heartbreaking Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor the Yamadas, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya. His impact on the animation industry, and proving that animation can be a storytelling tool for any use will be felt for generations.
Bandai Namco Entertainment has debuted the first official trailer for the Dragonball Super movie, tentatively titled simply Dragonball Super, that shows off the gorgeous animation and new character designs, and teases a new antagonist for the film. Dragonball creator Akira Toriyama is penning the script with direction by Akio Iyoku.
Producers are hoping to release the film globally on the same day as the Japanese release, which is currently set at December 14th.
The opening song for Darling in the Franxx is one of the best I’ve heard from the genre in quite some time, and I was surprised to see it on Spotify. But, that surprise quickly turned to satisfaction, because even without the addition of the opening itself, the song is fantastic.
MAX LVL is a curated selection of single songs currently available on the official Ph LEVEL Spotify playlist.
Toonami has debuted a new full trailer for the second and third seasons of FLCL, officially titled FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative. The trailer also reveals the new season’s official release date: June 22nd on Adult Swim. With alternative hitting in September.
You can hit the jump for the full press release from [adult swim], and watch the trailer for the two new seasons above.
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