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.
Lego has officially revealed their new Voltron set, and it is quite something. The kit is one of the largest robots that Lego has ever produced, coming in at a massive 2,321 pieces. Based on a design submitted by Lego Ideas user Len_D69, the Lego Ideas Voltron is based on the design first seen in the beloved 1984 animated series, rather than the version currently seen in Netflix and Dreamworks Animation’s Voltron: Legendary Defender.
The set includes the ability to form all 5 lions, as well as Voltron itself, as well as the Blazing Sword and Voltron’s shield. If you’re at SDCC, the Defender of the Universe will cost $180 and be available in limited supplies, or you can pick it up from the official Lego website starting August 1st. Hit the jump for more pictures of the fantastic set.
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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.
Bandai Namco has announced that Dragonball FighterZ will officially hit the Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 27th, with it hitting Western shores a day later. Additionally, those who pre-order the game will get the Japanese version of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden, the fighter that released in Japan in 1993 for the Super Famicom.
Dragonball FighterZ is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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.
This morning, XSEED Games announced that its long-in-development VR adaption of the popular PlayStation 2 title, Gungrave VR will be headed West in the Fall of 2018. The game will be releasing on PlayStation VR later this year.
Players will once again take control of Grave, with the return of character designer Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun), with the original Gungrave designers at Red Entertainment as advisers. Fully-voiced in English and Japanese with text support for English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
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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