Skechers x One Piece Series 2 Releases

After the surprise release of Skechers’ first collaboration with mega-franchise One Piece, none of us were sure what to expect from the future. Now, the brand has revealed a second drop in their collaboration, focusing on the Battle of Marineford and many of its major players including Luffy, Edward “Whitebeard” Newgate, and Trafalgar Law.

The new styles make use of Skechers’ D’Lites 3 and are available in both Mens and Womens styles. You can get them online over at Skechers’ Online Store now.

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Seto Kaiba Revealed for Jump Force

Bandai Namco has revealed that Seto Kaiba, the fan favorite anti-hero Yu-Gi-Oh! will be joining his fellow Yugi Mutoh in the smash success game, Jump Force. The revealed was accompanied by a few screenshots showing Kaiba wielding his two most powerful monsters, Obelisk the Tormentor, and the Blue Eyes White Dragon.

Kaiba will hit Jump Force in May alongside two other, as yet unrevealed characters. Jump Force is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Hit the jump for additional images.

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New Trailer for Netflix’ Ultraman Debuts

Netflix has released a new trailer for its highly anticipated Ultraman CG animated series, and it’s looking absolutely gorgeous. Production I.G. and SOLA Digital Arts have taken the helm of the series, pumping out top notch animation, though the lack of giant monsters fighting giant robots is a bit concerning.

Ultraman hits Netflix on April 1st, making yet another massive premiere on April Fool’s Day 2019. What an interesting year…

First Trailer for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

The Pokemon Company has finally given us our proper first look at the upcoming CG animated film, Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, showing off a gorgeous new animation style, and plenty of new footage. The film appears to be a faithful remake of the original movie, which is sure to please fans.

Currently, there is no release date for North America, but Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution hits theaters in Japan on July 12th.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Announced for Netflix

Netflix has revealed that they have partnered with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth for an all-new Transformers animated series to set to premiere in 2020. Transformers: War for Cybertron will be an origin story featuring unique animation by Polygon Pictures. FJ DeSanto, a franchise veteran who has worked on the Transformers animated web series Titans Return and Power of the Primes, has been brought on as series showrunner.


“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”

New Dragon Ball Z Action RPG Game Announced

Bandai Namco has revealed a new action RPG title for the mega-franchise Dragon Ball Z, currently with a working title: Dragon Ball Game – Project Z. The first trailer gives us a look at the gorgeous gameplay, which seems to follow the original series from the beginning of the series to the end of the Frieza Saga.

While it could include more, this is all just speculation, as little else is known about the title.

Pokemon x Original Stitch Collab Announced

The Pokémon Company and Original Stitch have announced a collaboration of custom dress shirts. Original Stitch allows customers to select from a range of patterns and fabrics that will be applied to each of the different parts of your customized shirt, with the collaboration giving customers access to 20 different Pokémon-themed styles.

You can check out the official site for more information. Shirts will start at
¥ 10,000, and the collaboration will launch in February, with advance purchases for the 20 previewed styles from January 26-28.

New Trailer for City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes

The official website for the upcoming adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo’s classic manga, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes has debuted a new full trailer for the film, with plenty of new footage and surprises. The trailer even reveals that the titular trio of sisters from Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga will appear in the film.

The film sees the return of much of the original cast and crew from previous adaptations, including director Kenji Kodama. You can hit the jump to check out the full cast of returning, and new characters. City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes hits theaters in Japan on February 8th.

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New Trailer for Super Robot Wars T

Bandai Namco has shared an incredible, 11-minute new trailer for the upcoming Super Robot Wars T. The footage shows off the classic gameplay the series is known for, and many of its iconic returning characters, and original characters.

Super Robot Wars T releases on March 20th in Japan for the PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Asia version with English subtitles launches on March 20th, as well.

First Trailer for Osomatsu-San The Movie

Avex Pictures in Japan has released the first official trailer for the upcoming Osomatsu-San The Movie, and in typical fashion, it’s packed to the brim with gags and absurdity. No one could have predicted the success the revival of the Showa-era gag comic would see after its 2015 reboot, but nonetheless it’s been a wild success story.

Osomatsu-San The Movie opens in theaters across Japan on March 15th, with no word on a North American release date.

First Trailer for Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Drops

The Pokemon Company has released the first trailer for Pokemon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, showing off the film’s CG animation, a first for the franchise. The film is part of The Pokemon Company’s “Mewtwo Year” – a year-long celebration of the Legendary.

Pokemon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution hits theaters in Japan on July 12th, with no word on a North America release date as of yet.

Josh Awards 2018

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Every year, as a way of cataloging my thoughts for the year, and keeping a record of my favorite stuff, I recollect my favorites into categories, and host my own personal awards. Dubbed the Josh Awards for 10 years, now, it’s always one of my favorite personal projects and this year is quite possibly my favorite one, yet.

Hit the jump to check out my favorites in various categories throughout the year 2018, as we head into a new year, set to be my biggest yet.

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Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Announced

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It’s been officially revealed that the next Pokémon film will be out on July 12th, 2019, in Japan. No word on an official international release yet, but as every film has been seen stateside, there’s no reason to expect different here. Earlier this year, a sneak preview of the film was shown in theaters revealing the title 劇場版ポケットモンスター ミュウツーの逆襲 Evolution or Pocket Monsters The Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

No word yet whether this is a reboot, a sequel, or perhaps just following along with the more recent retelling of Ash’s origin, Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!

New Ultraman Series Planned for International Release

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It’s been years since Ultraman saw any sort of official release outside of Japan, but The Hollywood Reporter has the good news that Tokyo’s Tsuburaya Productions is working with Starlight Runner Entertainment to produce a new take on the long-running Japanese superhero franchise, aimed at International audiences, with the goal of expanding the franchise’s presence.

In an official statement, Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner said “Ultraman is one of my greatest childhood heroes. We’re honored to be embarking on this mission to bring this family of characters back to the world stage.”