Dragon Ball Fighter Z Gets Release Date in Japan

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Bandai Namco shared a few updates on Dragon Ball Fighter Z in the latest issue of V-Jump with a release date for Japan, as well as the reveal of two new characters: Nappa, and Captain Ginyu. V-Jump reveals that Nappa who can summon Saibamen and his Meteor special attack is Kapa, the mouth-energy-beam attack from the show.

The other new character is Captain Ginyu, who comes with the ability to call the members of The Ginyu Force. His Meteor special attack is Body Change, which, similarly to the show, allows him to swap bodies and health with opponents. Dragon Ball Fighter Z releases in Japan on February 1st, 2018, in Japan for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is expected to release in early 2018 in North America, and Europe.

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Latest on Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters

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Bandai Namco has shared the latest updates on the upcoming PlayStation 4 action-fighting game, Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters. The new updates showed off several new characters for the game with a look at several Riders in Kamen Rider Ryuki, Hibiki, Den-O, W, Ghost, as well as details on its online versus modes.

You can hit the jump to get a look yourself at several new characters, screenshots, and details on the online modes for the game.

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Gohan Joins Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Bandai Namco has shared an epic, new character introduction trailer for Son Gohan in the highly-anticipated Dragon Ball Fighter Z that shows off new parts of his move-set while in his Cell Games form.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z releases in February 2018, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

First Look at Batman Ninja

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After the announcement of Batman Ninja from the creator of Afro Samurai, New York Comic-Con has given us our first look at the anime crossover. A poster released at the convention shows Batman, covered from head to toe in an epic shogun armor, with a stylized logo at the bottom.

Footage was also screened at the convention, though it has yet to make its way online. In the footage, Batman and his fellow characters are flung through time into feudal Japan, where they wage war in a hyper-stylized fashion, using a blend of 2D and CGI animation. Batman Ninja will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2018. Hit the jump to look at the full poster.

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VIZ Media Bringing Infini-T Force to America

VIZ Media has announced plans to stream a subtitled version of Infini-T Force ahead of the series’ premiere in Japan, as well as the incoming animated movie next year. Infini-T Force is an Avengers-esque crossover between many of Tatsunoko’s most well-known characters.

Ken the Eagle from Ninja Science Team Gatchaman, adapted in the West as G-Force, Casshan from his self-titled series, and Tekkaman from Tekkaman: The Space Night. Rounding out the ensemble is Polymar from Hurricane Polymar. The series begins streaming tomorrow, October 4th.

Batman Ninja in the Works from Afro Samurai Creator

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Warner Bros. is developing an anime Batman film, set for release in 2018 by Afro Samurai creator, Takashi Okazaki, according to a listing for an upcoming New York Comic Con panel. Batman Ninja is said to be an “eye-popping addition to the Batman animated legacy.” Which, if his previous work is any indication, will absolutely be true.

Okazaki is listed as the character designer for Batman Ninja, with Junpei Mizusaki as director. Leo Chu and Eric Garcia are both listed as “English-language screenwriters,” ensuring the film’s English voice-cast release.

English Trailer for Digimon Links

Bandai Namco shared a new English trailer for Digimon Links, the upcoming mobile Digimon game, confirming the game’s English release. In Digimon Links you participate in 3 vs. 3 turn-based battles, using Signature and Legacy Skills. The game also has a Farm feature that will act as your customizable home-base, as well as where you raise your monsters.

The upcoming title also comes complete with Digivolution, allowing players to digivolve and increase their power and skills in battle. Lastly, the game will also feature online co-op play allowing players to partner with friends.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 9

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SNK’s King of Fighters: Destiny anime has posted its next episode online, with episode 9 hitting YouTube this morning. Terry Bogart infiltrates Geese Tower to discover a terrifying experiment.

Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and a list of previous episodes to catch up, if you’re  a bit behind on this surprisingly great anime.

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Analog EP27: Looney Tunes or Lunatic?

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The boys are back in town! The gang is all back together, plus several more Bovis join the team. Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The Punisher, IT: Chapter 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, plus the age-old debate of Anime vs. Video Games takes center stage on this episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Blade Runner Anime Prequel Now Online

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Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment have released the third and final prequel short to the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 film, with Blade Runner: Blackout 2022, an anime short directed by Shinichirô Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy). Featuring an original score by Grammy nominee Flying Lotus.

The anime short is one of three in-world content pieces to debut before the upcoming October 6 release of Blade Runner 2049, joining the prequels 2036: Nexus Dawn and 2049: Nowhere to Run. Hit the jump to check out the incredible short film.

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Madhouse Not Returning for One Punch Man Season 2

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Startling revelation this morning as it has been revealed that Madhouse, the mega-popular animation studio behind the first season of One Punch Man, as well as Death Note, Paprika, and so many more, will not be returning for the second season of our favorite hero’s exploits.

Season two, will be helmed by animation house J.C. Staff. On top of that, season one’s original director Shingo Natsume won’t be returning, and Chikara Sakurai will instead be taking the chair. One Punch Man season 2 premieres next year.

New Kaiju Announced for City Shrouded in Shadow

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Bandai Namco and Granzella shared new info on the upcoming survival adventure game City Shrouded in Shadow with Famitsu magazineThe newest issue reveals severalnew Kaiju, or Giant Shadows that the player will attempt to survive. The new Giant Shadows are:

  • Griffon (from Patlabor)
  • Abraham (from Patlabor)
  • Dada (from Ultraman)
  • Mechagodzilla (3-Kiryu) (from Godzilla)
  • Evangelion Unit-00 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Evangelion Unit-02 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)

City Shrouded in Shadow releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4. Ho word yet on a North American release, but fingers across the world are still crossed.

Gal*Gun 2 Announced for PlayStation 4 and Switch

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Developer Inti Creates has announced a sequel to their naughty rail shooter, with Gal*Gun 2 set to release on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The game will follow the same concept as its predecessor, while featuring new weapons, characters, and stages.

Gal*Gun 2 is releasing this winter in Japan, and in North America and Europe in 2018, being published by PQube Games.

Dragon’s Crown Pro Announced for PS4

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After rumors of the game’s upcoming HD port began to surface, it was a foregone conclusion that we would see it this week. Now, during their Tokyo Game Show conference, Sony has officially announced Dragon’s Crown Pro, an update to the popular brawler supports 4K and Cross-Play with the PS3, and the PS Vita. The Japanese release also includes the English language voices, and the soundtrack has been re-recorded with a live orchestra.

Dragon’s Crown Pro will be released on January 25 in Japan. There is currently no word on an international release for the game.

New Mazinger Z: Infinity Poster

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The official website and Twitter page for the new Mazinger Z: Infinity film have released a new poster titled “Rise Up”. In the poster we see the legendary super robot standing in rubble, with a tagline that reads “When the world disappears, the Majin appears.”

It was also revealed that the all new film will be in Italy with creator Go Nagai, for the International Rome Film Festival kicking off on October 26, prior to its theatrical run in Japan from January 13, 2018. Hit the jump to check out the poster in full.

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