Taiko No Tatsujun Headed to Nintendo Switch

One of the most fan-favorite rhythm franchises in the world is officially headed to the Nintendo Switch. Taiko No Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! hits Japanese consoles later this year with full Joy-Con support.

The game includes several new mini-games, and sees the Joy-Cons act as sticks for drumming to play the game, with fun looking gameplay and plenty of hit Nintendo music to jam through. Conveniently, though the game may not see release out of Japan, the Switch is region-free!


Godzilla: Monster Planet Sequel Unveiled


Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures today unveiled the first key-artwork, title, and release date for the second film in the animated Godzilla: Monster Planet trilogy. The film is currently titled Godzilla: Battle Mobile Breeding City and will hit theaters in Japan on May 18th, 2018.

While the site is in Japanese, you can head over to the official website for more information, and you can hit the jump for the first official poster for the film, giving us an ominous look at the film’s version of Mecha-Godzilla.

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New Zoids Anime Releasing in Japan

Studio OLM, an animation studio out of Japan has announced that they’re working on a new Zoids animated series titled Zoids Wild that will be released later this year in Japan. In addition, a tie-in game for the series will release on Nintendo Switch, as well.

It’s been a while since our last Zoids animated series, but the fan-base is still very much loyal, and I imagine the excitement should help make this quite a success.


WB Japan Unveils First Bleach Trailer

Warner Bros. Japan has unveiled the first official trailer for the long-awaited live action Bleach adaptation. The first footage gives us great looks at Ichigo Kurasaki, and the hollow CG that will fill the film. The film is clearly taking from the Substitute Shinigami arc, but with success we could eventually see sequels.

Bleach, directed by Shinsuke Sato, will hit Japanese theaters on July 20th, 2018. Sota Fukushi portrays the lead protagonist, Ichigo Kurasaki. Hana Sugisaki portrays Rukia Kuchiki.


New Super Robot Wars X Trailer Unveiled

Bandai Namco has revealed a second trailer for the upcoming Super Robot Wars X title for PlayStation 4 and PS VITA. The trailer is in Japanese, but the game is confirmed for an English release in Asian territories. You can check out the trailer above to get a lengthy look at the game, as well as reveals of the new protagonists and original mecha designs.

Super Robot Wars X releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan and Chinese regions on March 29, 2018. The game releases in April 26, 2018 in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.)


New Batman Ninja Trailer Released

Warner Bros. Animation has released a new trailer for Batman Ninja that features the debut of the English voice-cast as well as the final release date for the much-anticipated film, set for May 8th, on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital.

Batman: Arkham Origins‘ Roger Craig Smith returns to the role of Batman for the upcoming film, with Tony Hale as the Joker. Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) supply the voices of the antagonist & protagonist’s closest allies – Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively – while Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) provides the voice of Gorilla Grodd. Other voice actors include Bat-family members Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin.


New Soul Calibur VI Trailer

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for the hotly anticipated weapon-action fighting game, Soul Calibur VI. The new trailer focuses on characters such as newcomer Groh, along with some returning characters in Nightmare, Xianghua, and Kilik.

SoulCalibur VI is set to release in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s been no word if we’ll be getting any special characters for each edition, as many fans hope.


King of Fighters: Destiny Season Finale Now Online


This is it! The season finale of our King of Fighters: Destiny coverage. I hope you’ve been following along, because this has been a surprisingly great free anime that’s been airing on YouTube for fans of the series.

We’ll be getting a second season later this year, so be sure to catch up if you’re behind. Hit the jump to check out finale, or a list of episodes to catch up with.

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Midnight Supercar Debuting in March


Given that this is a blog of my favorite news, it only makes sense this would be here. While I don’t include car-related news often, it’s nice to see something that I can report on. NHK has revealed a new series, titled Midnight Supercar, debuting on March 28th.

The series will be similar to Night at the Museum, when a down-on-her luck car designer enters the Nagoya Motors Heritage Museum to look at the Nagoya 2000GT (It’s actually an incredibly rare Toyota 2000GT). After midnight, however, the museum comes alive and it’s up to her and a courageous racing driver brought to life by the magic of the museum to stop the 2000GT from being stolen. The series is live-action, so the image above is strictly promotional. Hit the jump to see a few more official images.

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SD Gundam G Generation Genesis Announced For Nintendo Switch


Bandai Namco officially announced in this month’s issue of Famitsu that a new Gundam strategy game will be releasing on April 26th for the Nintendo Switch. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis, will feature all of the released DLC that was available on the PlayStation versions of the game on Nintendo Switch.

The game also includes the Super Famicom title Super Gachapon World: SD Gundam X as a bonus digital title.



Mazinger Z: INFINITY Headed to US Theaters

It’s been a good year for fans of Go Nagai, and his work. Devilman Crybaby released to much critical acclaim, and now Mazinger Z: INFINITY is headed to US theaters for a special limited release on February 11th and 12th.

The film takes place 12 years after Koji has taken down Dr. Hell, so it’ll be interesting how well it plays for newcomers to the series, as Mazinger has been largely absent from the anime scene for many years. If you’re interested, check out the official site to see if there are any showtimes near you.


Arcade Exclusive Border Break Headed to PS4

One of the most popular staples of Japanese arcades for almost a decade, Border Break is a 10 v. 10 mecha battle game, that allows players to customize mecha, and do battle with each other, with the ability to unlock new upgrades and weapons as they play. It’s been a fan-favorite for many years, and now it would seem is headed to the PlayStation 4.

It’s been announced, thanks to the above trailer, that the game will be launching on PS4 this summer, with an open beta taking place in February. Currently, no release date for the US has been set, but our fingers are crossed.


King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 23 Now Online


Due to my hiatus, my coverage of King of Fighters: Destiny has been lacking, but with the season finale next week, it’s a good time to get it up and running again. The 23rd episode, Rugal Bernstein, sees Kyo and Terry take on Rugal, the mastermind behind the King of Fighters Tournament.

Additionally, King of Fighters: Destiny has been renewed for two more seasons of the anime, as well as a movie, to fill out the Orochi saga of King of Fighters. Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and head over to YouTube to catch up, if needed.

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Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Theatrical Trailer Unveiled

FUNimation Films has unveiled the first theatrical trailer for Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, premiering in theaters February 5th-7th in select territories. The movie will be the start of a trilogy that will reveal what truly happened to Renton’s Father with himself and the Coralian.

Fans of the franchise shouldn’t worry too much if they miss the theatrical release as it will most certainly receive a physical release later this year. To see if your local theater will be showing the film, visit the official site on FUNimation Films.


New Devilman Crybaby Trailer

Netflix has released a new 30-second teaser trailer prior to the release of its much anticipated reboot of Go Nagai’s Devilman, titled Devilman Crybaby. The text in the video is translated to: “Who are you?,” to which the Devilman responds, “My name is Devilman.”

The 10 episode Devilman Crybaby anime series is set to release today, January 5th, and will be dubbed in seven languages, and subbed in 23 languages. The seven dub languages include: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Castilian Spanish.