The first half of season 4 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt finally hit Netflix. We’d heard in the past that the second half would premiere later this year, but it appears those plans have changed.
THR is now reporting that Netflix announced the second season would be released January 25, 2019. According to the same report, there is still talk of the show ending with a movie, although it is unclear of the film would be a Netflix exclusive (let’s face it, it will be) or if it would be released to theaters.
How do you feel about this push back of the release? Are you loving the first half?
In case you forgot, Yu Yu Hakusho is releasing a new OVA along with the Blu-ray box set. Said OVA will focus on Hiei and Kurama’s past, including when they first met. The character designs have been released for the OVA and you can see it above.
As you can see, Hiei hasn’t really changed at all. He’s in his usual black and white with everything looking the same. Kurama, on the other hand, is surprisingly different. His hair is shorter and seems more red and less pink than usual. You’ll also notice that he is wearing a blue uniform with white sneakers instead of his pink uniform or white outfit. The OVA will be titled Two Shots.
In addition to this great treat, another OVA will be released called All or Nothing which will be based on the second-to-last chapter of the original manga. Both OVAs are currently scheduled to launch on October 26 along with the Demon World arc (episodes 95-112) as the fourth part of the Blu-ray release. The first part will launch July 27 and will have the Spirit Detective arc (episodes 1-26) and the two previously released films Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie and Yu Yu Hakusho the Movie: Poltergeist Report. August 28 will be the release date of part two which will have the entire Dark Tournament arc (episodes 27-66). The third part of the release will feature the Sensui arc (episodes 67-94).
I am very excited for this release and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
The live-action adaptation of Bleach is set to hit theaters in Japan in July, and it looks amazing. The trailers and posters have brought Bleach fever back into full-swing and it looks like a new one shot manga will be made to help fans prepare for the movie. According to Twitter translator, Manga Keiton, there will be three parts to the one shot to help fans prepare for the movie. The translation mentions “[a] compilation of the best scenes!!” I’m curious to see what else they’ll do, but I imagine it will focus on Ichigo, Rukia, Uryu, Renji, and Byakuya as they seem to be the main characters. The one shot will appear in the July issue of Saikyou Jump.
The movie will adapt the first arc of the manga, the Substitute Shinigami Arc and there is potential for a trilogy to be developed if this one does well. Bleach will be released to Japanese theaters July 20, 2018.
I had not heard anything about Orihime and Chad being in the live-action Bleach adaptation and it had me worried. My level of worriedness increased when I heard they may try to make this a trilogy of films since Orihime is a huge part of the Hueco Mundo arc which I imagine would be the third film. Well, we now know that both of these characters will be in the film and Orihime Inoue will be played by Erina Mano and Yasutora Sado (Chad) will be portrayed by Tomo Koyanagi.
I am relieved to hear they will both be in this film. Outside of Orihime’s importance, I don’t really care for her that much (they should’ve done more with Tatsuki), but Chad is an awesome character. Or at least he could’ve been until they continually held him back and then did that whole Fullbringer thing.
We don’t know what they will look like in the context of the film, but with a new trailer on its way, hopefully, they’ll be included. Bleach will premiere in Japan on July 20, 2018. Hopefully, it’s as awesome as it looks and we can get a western release.
We’ve been seeing some fun, unofficial posters and pictures for Shazam! being put out by fans and even director, David F. Sandberg. We have a new one that features Shazam and Cyborg sitting on a rooftop playing Super Street Fighter 2 on a nearby billboard. One of my favorite parts is actually the tagline that the creator, Twitter user MessyPandas, added: “A New Player Has Joined the Game.” This is a very creative poster in my opinion and actor Zachary Levi even re-tweeted it, saying, “Round One! FIGHT!! #OldSchoolEpicness.”
Krysten Ritter is most well-known currently for her role as the Marvel hero Jessica Jones. She used to play a character named Chloe in the comedy Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. The comedy series was good, but short-lived, being canceled before the end of season 2 which resulted in the final episodes being released for streaming instead of airing at the normal time. The fact that it aired some episodes out of order probably didn’t help. The recent rise of revivals and reboots has Ritter wishing that Don’t Trust the B---- can make a comeback. In a Q&A at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX, she said:
When asked more about what would be going on with Chloe now and what we could see in the third season, Ritter responded:
Would you like to see this show come back? I enjoyed it and felt a little short-changed, but I am sick of everything being a revival/reboot/sequel. It’s a toss-up for me.
Batman Ninja is an anime movie that Warner Bros. released that takes the Caped Crusader back to feudal Japan with his friends and enemies. The movie had a positive reception from fans which inspired Masato Hisa to adapt the story into a manga for the August issue of Monthly Hero’s Magazine. Hisa has previously worked on Grateful Dead, Kamuya Ride, and more.
Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan - along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies - including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family - to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.
Did you enjoy the film? Are you excited to see Hisa’s manga version of the story? The July issue that was released on Friday published a preview for the manga that you can see below. The first chapter will launch in the magazine's August issue on June 30th.
There is every kind of parody out there for Star Wars. Anime? Yup. Porn? Yup. Every TV show after it? Yup. We’ve even talked about burlesque parodies in the past. Here’s some information on the latest though. The Empire Strips Back started as a one-off event in Australia back in 2011. It was then turned into a full show in 2014 and it is coming to the United States now. It will start with six shows in California. If you live in or near Riverside, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, San Francisco, and/or Sacramento, consider yourself in luck. You can head over to their website right now to look into tickets and times.
The part I find most interesting is that director Russall S. Beattie claims that the show sticks to the canon as closely as it can. Obviously, some things have changed (Luke and Vader are women in the show for instance), but he said the following about creating the show:
Here’s a trailer for the US tour that I would rate as somewhere between PG and PG-13. You can find some more videos on their site, but understand they are definitely NSFW.
If you’re a fan of Hiro Mashima’s works, you’ll be excited to know that we’ve gotten a more extensive look at the characters of his new manga Eden’s Zero. We’ve seen sketches in the past, and even a picture of the main male protagonist, but this features a lot more characters.
You may notice a lot of similarities between these characters and some of his previous characters. For instance, the main character looks like a cross between Gray and Natsu from Fairy Tail. There’s a blue-haired girl that looks a bit like Wendy and a red-haired person whose profile looks a bit like Erza.
No details are given about the story except, this may be more sci-fi than his previous two works, Rave Master and Fairy Tail. It will seemingly feature a team of a male and a female protagonist. One character seems to have a cybernetic arm and two characters seem dressed in futuristic-looking armor.
This manga is separate from Mashima’s other projects and is looking to do something new. The creators want to simultaneously publish the manga in five other languages: Chinese, English, French, Korean, and Thai. This, of course, will go on with the publication in Weekly Shonen Magazine starting on June 26, 2018.
You can see the announcement for the manga and the character designs below. Are you excited?
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Bleach is in the news a lot lately for its live-action movie, but it’s not the only one getting live-action adaptations. Everyone’s favorite ninja, Naruto, is coming to life as well. Naruto has been adapted into a kabuki play. With how bold and over-the-top the medium has a history of being, it sounds pretty perfect for Naruto which, like a lot of other anime, goes over-the-top fast with all of the stunts the ninjas perform. Sadly, we don’t know anything about the story being told in the kabuki play, but we have recently gotten a teaser to show us some of the costuming and it looks perfect. We get to see Minosuke Bandou dressed as Naruto and Hayato Nakaruma in Sasuke’s clothes. The show will premiere in August in Tokyo at Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre. If you were able to go see it, would you?