Midnight Supercar Debuting in March

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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

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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

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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.

First Alita: Battle Angel Trailer

The first trailer for the long-awaited Alita: Battle Angel was surprisingly released. The project is one of James Cameron’s longest in-development films, and the cast and effects certainly show it. Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali, the film is about Alita, a cyborg with a forgotten past, found and brought back to life by cyber-doctor Ido (Christoph Waltz). The movie is based on the manga series by Yukito Kishiro.

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic.  When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.  Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.

As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories.  A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives. 

The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 19 Now Online

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SNK has released Episode 19 of The King of Fighters: Destiny to YouTube, titled “Labyrinth” it sees the Fatal Fury team take on a maze filled with familiar faces and enemies from the SNK game.

After the crazy last couple of weeks I’ve had, I’m a few episodes behind, so you may be as well. I’ve posted episodes 17 and 18, as well, so that we can all catch up! Hit the jump to watch the latest episodes.

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New Earth Defense Force 5 Trailer

Earth Defense Force 5 releases in just over a week in Japan, and D3Publisher has released a new trailer in the form of a news program from the EDF News, and a recruitment video for the Earth Defense Force. The trailer gives us more information regarding playable units in the game, as well as a bit more on the story itself.

Earth Defense Force is one of the more endearing game franchises with a random but timeless theme, and one of the few that seems to get better and better as consoles grow and become more powerful.

Medabots Classics First Trailer Hits

Growing up, Medabots was one of the more underrated classics if you lived outside of Japan, and that’s plainly obvious with the debut of the new 20th Anniversary Medabots Classics Collection for the Nintendo 3DS. Medabots Classics features Medabots, Medabots 2, Medabots 3, Medabots 4, and Medabots 5. It includes a new feature that allows you access to all parts from the start, as well as mythical parts you can’t receive from the main story, after beating the game.

Medabots Classics releases in Japan on December 21st, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS. The 20th Anniversary Edition comes with both Kabuto Kuwagata versions of Medabots Classics along with a soundtrack CD and a book containing 520 illustrations.

My Hero Academia Season 3 Debut Date Announced

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Fans of hit anime, My Hero Academia won’t have to wait much longer for the new season, as we finally have an air-date for the third season. The TV anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s shōnen superhero manga will return to Japanese Television beginning in April 2018. My Hero Academia will broadcast according to the following schedule:

Nippon TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.
Yomiuri TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.

Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy Now Available on iOS/Android

In a pretty surprising, but wonderful twist, Bandai Namco has announced that Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy is now available worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices.

In Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy, players form a team of five Saints, with over 100 characters immediately available. They then go through various storylines inspired by the series. There are single and multiplayer modes, with the competitive mode letting you venture into an arena to try and win various themed battles with stipulations across different modes.

First Gal*Gun 2 Trailer

Inti Creates has released the first insane trailer for Gal*Gun 2, the much anticipated “Dating Shooter” that sees players attempt to shoot over 70 different schoolgirls to get them to fall in love with you. The trailer spotlights the newest weapon in the game, which was last seen in Gal*Gun VR, called the Demon Sweeper.

We could end up hearing more info on the game when Inti Creates hosts the game’s first broadcast on November 29th at 9:00pm JST. The event will be available over at YouTubeNicoNico Live, and Fresh!Gal*Gun 2 releases in Japan on March 15th, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 16 Now Online

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We’re getting closer and closer to the finale of SNK’s King of Fighters: Destiny anime on YouTube, with episode 16, titled “Final Round,” now online. This episode sees Terry Bogart and Geese Howard do battle to settle their differences once and for all.

Hit the jump to watch the episode, or see a list of previous episodes to catch up on any you may have missed.

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