Mazinger Z Teaser Trailer

Check out our first look at the new Mazinger Z feature length animated film. Produced by Ichinao Nagai and Yu Kanemaru – with the blessing of original creator Go Nagai, Mazinger Z is set 10 years after the classic and acclaimed anime of the same name.

Currently, there is no release date, but expect to hear more from Toei Animation soon. They’ve got a full schedule of Japanese feature length animated films, and it’s exciting to see it all come together.

Toho Reveals New Godzilla

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After some incredible fan anticipation, the unique animated Godzilla film that has seen Netflix and Toho partner up has finally gotten a new update. This one is a new teaser poster, posted on the official Toho Twitter that shows the Godzilla we’re getting looks very close to the 2014 American version.

You can hit the jump to view the poster, which reads “Despair Evolves” in reference to their smash hit, Shin Godzilla, which released last year.

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New Comic Books: May 31

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Another slower week for comic releases as we start to approach San Diego Comic-Con, and many of the large event releases throughout August. It was a great week for reading, at least, as what books there were, were fantastic. Great twists, charming origin stories, and some absolutely mind-boggling art this week.

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Naturally, my recommendation for this week, is Wonder Woman Annual #1 – which consists of a series of short stories about Diana of Themyscira. The first is, by far, the most charming. We’re back to the moment Diana revealed herself to the world, and Supermand and Batman quickly take notice. Both attempt to spy on her at the military base, and much to their dismay, she instead finds them, in a fantastic scene. The art and characterization in this story alone is what made this my recommendation for the week.

The other few stories are hit and miss, with the kaiju story being particularly a hit, with beautiful artwork, and a small, personal story about Diana rescuing the child of a giant monster.

FLASH

Now that The Button has concluded, we’re suddenly back to a more personal Flash story, as a surprise visit from Multiplex, after a surprise visit from Hal Jordan, after a surprise party all happens with 4 pages. The entire fight, Barry is struggling in his head about whether to tell Iris the truth about who he is. It’s a rare moment, to stay so strictly in a heroes head, and it makes the story feel incredibly personal to Barry Allen and his struggle.

The real takeaway here, though, is the final page. After getting Iris back home safe, Wally opens the door, and lo and behold… the Reverse Flash. Eobard Thawne. Already back from the dead. That somewhat takes away from the power of the Button event doesn’t it?

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The only Marvel read this week is the 3rd installment of the primary Secret Empire event, which is pulling no punches, at this point. Steve Rogers is going back and forth between save Supreme Leader, and caring politician like a light switch, while the heroes bicker and split in an attempt to save the day. We saw much more of the mysterious other Steve Rogers, who I’m going to call it now, is navigating his own head. The blue glow of the world they’re in closely resembles that of the Cosmic Cube, and I could see that twist happening.

My favorite moment in this book came at the end, though. Fred Myers, aka Boomerang, had started his own restaurant, and facilitated a meeting between Black Widow and Maria Hill. Late that night, he steps into the bathroom to reveal a landmine. Finally, in a shocking, but totally-makes-sense twist, the Punisher reveals himself to have aligned with Hydra. Proudly hailing, with a Hydra/Punisher skull variant adorned across his chest.

Godzilla vs. Kong Finds Director

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The giant monster battle to end all battles is throwing down in 2020, and it now has a director. Adam Wingard (Death Note, The Guest, You’re Next) is now attached to direct Godzilla vs. Kong for Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures from a writer’s room script lead by Pirates of the Caribbean scribe, Terry Rossio.

The other writer’s in the room include Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (Transcendence), and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.

 

City Shrouded in Shadow Details

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If you haven’t heard of the new title from Bandai Namco, City Shrouded in Shadow, and you’re a fan of kaiju, it’s about time you did. City Shrouded in Shadow puts players in control of a custom created character whose job it is to survive a giant monster attack, running from the destruction of battle, and saving your chosen love interest. SiliconEra has a ton of new details, thanks to Famitsu, and the title is shaping up to be something special.

Players will choose their characters job, hairstyle, clothing, and much more, and attempt to complete each stage. Stages will have a mysterious shadow appear, which could be one of several possible guest kaiju, that will fans of many franchises happy.

The Giant Shadows that we’ll see in the game:

  • Giant Shadow 1
    • Ultraman
    • NisUltraman
    • Alien Zarab
  • Giant Shadow 2
    • Godzilla
    • King Ghidorah
  • Giant Shadow 3
    • Evangelion Unit-01
    • The Fourth Angel
  • Giant Shadow 4
    • Gamera
    • Soldier Legion

Head over to SiliconEra for more details, or the game’s Official Website if you can read Japanese.

 

Kong: Skull Island 4K/3D Blu-Ray Details

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the first details for the official blu-ray release of Kong: Skull Island. The film is releasing on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 18, which will be preceded by a Digital HD release on June 20. Kong proved to be a strong title this past March, with over $565 million at the global box office. Kong: Skull Island is available for pre-order on Amazon and Best Buy.

Check out the full list of special features below, and hit the jump for the first look at packaging:

Special Features:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Creating a King: Realizing an Icon
  • Creating a King: Summoning a God
  • Monarch Files 2.0
  • Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler
  • Through the Lens: Brie Larson’s Photography
  • On Location: Vietnam
  • Deleted Scenes

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Shin Godzilla Blu-Ray Announced for U.S.

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FUNimation has finally unveiled the official release date for the North American release of the acclaimed Shin Godzilla on Blu-Ray and DVD. The title will hit August 1st, later this year, and is currently available for Pre-Order (Click Here to Purchase). There is no updates on what special features are available, but we should be hearing more soon.

When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.