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    Source: Crunchyroll Special Thanks to Amanda Geraldo Attack on Titan Characters Show Their Holiday Spirit with Festive Costumes – Only in Attack on Titan TACTICS for iOS and Android Today, DeNA Co., Ltd. and Crunchyroll Games announced an upcoming in-game event and special in-game rewards for ATTACK ON TITAN TACTICS, an officially licensed mobile game based on the popular anime series Attack on Titan. To align with the holidays, players will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite ATTACK ON TITAN characters such as Eren Jaeger, Armin Arlelt, and Annie Leonhart, dressed up in festive costumes. More information is provided below: Fanciful Story Event – Holy Night’s Battle: This in-game event tells an original story that’s set in the time period when Eren Jaeger was in the 104th Cadet Corps. With the entire regiment tired from training and eager to hold a

    Akira Toriyama Has Worked Passionately to Create a Dragon Ball Movie Unlike Any Other

    Source: Toei Animation Co., Ltd. press release

    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    #DBSuperMovie

    Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. ©BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION

    Fans worldwide received a special surprise this Goku Day, the annual Dragon Ball celebration, when Toei Animation revealed today that a new DRAGON BALL SUPER movie will be released in 2022. The Dragon Ball phenomena began in 1984 when Japan’s well-known manga from Akira Toriyama premiered in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump – becoming a top ranked title throughout its 10 and a half years of publication. Since then, the manga’s popularity has continued to grow with an astonishing record of 260 million copies sold worldwide and counting. And with Dragon Ball’s ever-increasing popularity, it has

    Source: Sentai press release

    Official Site: https://pripri-anime.jp/ (Japan)

    © Princess Principal Film Project

    Sentai announced today that it acquired distribution rights to the PRINCESS PRINCIPAL: CROWN HANDLER (プリンセス・プリンシパル クラウンハンドラー, Purinsesu Purinshiparu Kuraun Handorā, 2021), a new film series based on the hit franchise of the same name. Sentai will distribute the films to audiences in the Unites States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Nordics, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

    Following the attempted assassination of the Queen, manhunts for spies become a frequent occurrence within the Kingdom. In response, Control — the Commonwealth’s covert operations group — begins to suspect the presence of a double agent within the Kingdom’s royal family. In order to reveal the truth, Control dispatches spy ring “Team White Pigeon.” But

    Source: Macross Portal press release
    Special Thanks to Avery Guerra

    Landmark agreement between the anime companies will allow immediate international distribution of most Macross television sequels and films, while affirming Harmony Gold’s rights to the Robotech franchise. Both companies will cooperate on the international distribution of future Macross and Robotech projects post 2021.

    Tokyo based BIGWEST CO.,LTD. and Los Angeles based Harmony Gold U.S.A. announced an agreement regarding the worldwide rights for the legendary Macross and Robotech franchises. This expansive agreement signed by both companies on March 1, 2021, ends two decades of disagreements and will allow Bigwest and Harmony Gold to chart a new path that will unlock the great potential of both the Macross and Robotech franchises worldwide. The landmark agreement immediately permits worldwide distribution of most of the Macross films and television sequels worldwide, and also confirms that

    Special Guest Mayumi Tanaka (Voice of “Monkey D. Luffy”), Kazuya Nakai (Voice of “Roronoa Zoro”), and Director Tatsuya Nagamine will Join Fans for a Virtual Simulcast Event; Watch Streamed Episodes of 969 and 970 with YouTuber RogersBase
    Source: Toei Animation Inc., Funimation press release
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    t’s no secret that anime fans around the globe have fallen entranced with the world of ONE PIECE. With fans fully engrossed in the Land of Wano Arc, Toei Animation and Funimation are excited to bring viewers worldwide the “ONE PIECE Wano Watch Party.” This live stream event of epic proportion will coincide with the simulcast stream of episode 971. Special guests and ONE PIECE voice actors Mayumi Tanaka (voice of “Monkey D. Luffy”), Kazuya Nakai (voice of “Roronoa Zoro”), and Director Tatsuya Nagamine

    Source: Sentai press release
    Official Site: anime.cf-vanguard.com/overdress (Japan)

    Sentai announced today that it acquired rights to Bushiroad’s CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress (カードファイト!! ヴァンガード overDress, Kādofaito!! Vuangādo overDress, 2021), the latest entry in Bushiroad’s popular “Cardfight!! Vanguard” multimedia franchise, for audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Sentai will begin streaming the series on HIDIVE on April 2, 2021 at 23:40 UTC.

    The next installment in the Cardfight!! Vanguard series is here with CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress, an anime series based on the latest set of collectible trading cards released in the “Cardfight!! Vanguard” multimedia project. The series chronicles 15-year-old Yu-yu as he discovers the nocturnal amusement park known as Wonder Hill, where the members of Team Blackout gather to play Vanguard each night. Soon Yu-yu finds himself drawn into epic

    Special Guest Ian Sinclair (English Voice of “Whis”) Will Join Fans for Hour-Long Livestream Countdown of the Top 10 Greatest Fights in the Acclaimed DRAGON BALL SUPER Series
    Source: Toei Animation Inc., Funimation press release

    Last December, fans were asked to name the greatest DRAGON BALL SUPER fights of all times and the response was overwhelming. The answers have now been tabulated, and “the winners” will be revealed on Saturday, March 27 at the special global fan event “Dragon Ball Super: Battle of the Battles” announced today by Toei Animation and Funimation together with a promotional video. Special guest and DRAGON BALL SUPER voice actor Ian Sinclair (English voice of “Whis”) will join co-hosts Justin Rojas (Toei Animation) and Lauren Moore (Funimation) for an hour-long livestream countdown of the Top 10 greatest DRAGON BALL SUPER

    Adding to its robust anime arsenal, Tubi secures seven series and six films from Toei Animation for the US, Canada and Mexico including global franchise phenom ONE PIECE
    Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release
    Official Site: tubitv.com
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, is continuing to expand its robust animation portfolio by entering a significant licensing agreement with Toei Animation, the industry-leading anime studio and pioneer in Japanese animation. With the deal including seven television series totaling nearly 500 episodes, as well as six TV specials, viewers will soon have access to six TV special installments of the internationally popular ONE PIECE franchise — including 3D2Y, EPISODE OF SABO, ADVENTURE OF NEBULANDIA, HEART OF GOLD, EPISODE OF EAST BLUE and EPISODE OF SKYPIEA — as well as episodes from

    Fans Everywhere Invited to Join Virtual Livestream Watch Party Featuring First Two of Episodes of New WORLD TRIGGER Season 2
    Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release
    Official Site: worldtrigger.info (Japan)
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    On the heels of last week’s worldwide premiere of Season 2, Toei Animation Inc. released details today for its special WORLD TRIGGER livestream event teased to fans just before Christmas. To celebrate the new season’s launch, Toei Animation will host its first-ever virtual global fan event — the WORLD TRIGGER Season 2 Global Livestream Watch Party — on Saturday, January 30 when anime fans across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe can come together for this special simulcast event on Toei Animation’s U.S. Facebook and YouTube channels.

    Source: Warner Bros. Japan
    Official Site: warnerbros.co.jp/gintamamovie (Japan)

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Warner Bros. Pictures Japan has provided information and images from the new anime film, GINTAMA THE FINAL (銀魂 THE FINAL). The movie is based on the incredibly popular action comedy manga series Gintama, created by Hideaki Sorachi and originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The collected editions of the manga have sold more than 55 million volumes.

    GINTAMA THE FINAL adapts the concluding story arc of the manga, and is being promoted as the “true end” of the franchise. As the countdown to doomsday begins, Gintoki Sakata, Shinsuke Takasugi and Kotaro Katsura are joined by former allies Shinpachi Simura, Kagura, Shinsengumi, Kabuki Town, and even former rivals in an effort to save the earth from destruction.

    GINTAMA THE FINAL will open

    Global Streaming Partners Revealed for Highly Anticipated New Season of the Sci-Fi Action Series
    Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release
    Official Site: worldtrigger.info (Japan)
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Christmas came early for anime fans with today’s announcement from Toei Animation Inc. that the eagerly awaited Season Two of WORLD TRIGGER (ワールドトリガー, Wārudo Torigā) will stream on the leading streaming platforms Crunchyroll and Anime Digital Network in France. Leveraging their collective presence, WORLD TRIGGER Season 2 will be accessible to anime fans around the globe. In addition, Toei Animation also revealed that Season 2 will launch as a simultaneous premiere with Japan on Saturday, January 9, 2021. WORLD TRIGGER Season 2 will be on several streaming services with a shared simulcast window. All subtitled episodes will stream day and date with

    Special Guests Colleen Clinkenbeard and Michael McFarland to Join Fans for Two-Episode Screening, Discussion and Giveaways
    Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Anime’s favorite pirates will set sail on a new voyage with the upcoming digital release of new English dub episodes and fans will get a chance to mark the occasion courtesy of Toei Animation in collaboration from Funimation. To celebrate the December 1 digital release of ONE PIECE Season 11, Voyage 1 (Eps. 629-641 of the “Dressrosa” Arc) on Microsoft and Sony PlayStation Network, Toei Animation will host a special two-hour ONE PIECE livestream watch party for U.S. and Canadian fans.

    The ONE PIECE watch party, which will take place on Saturday, December 5, kicks-off Toei Animation’s new virtual event series for fans. The two-hour

    Source: Studio Ghibli, GKIDS Inc., Wild Bunch
    Official Site: gkids.com/films/earwig-and-the-witch (US)

    After a long absence, Studio Ghibli returns with their first entirely 3DCG animated feature, EARWIG AND THE WITCH (アーヤと魔女, Āya to Majo). Like their internationally acclaimed movie HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (ハウルの動く城, Hauru no Ugoku Shiro, 2004), the film is adapted from a classic children’s novel by the late Diana Wynne Jones.

    EARWIG AND THE WITCH is directed by Goro Miyazaki, who previously helmed Studio Ghibli’s TALES FROM EARTHSEA (ゲド戦記, Gedo Senki, 2006) and FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (コクリコ坂から, Kokuriko-zaka Kara, 2011), and produced by studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki. Initial planning was handled by Goro’s father Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind such works as MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (となりのトトロ, Tonari no Totoro, 1988) and SPIRITED AWAY (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to

    With a reach of 75% in all American households, Netflix is recognized as a global media phenomenon. Established in 1997, it took some time for the service to become truly popular, with the switch to streaming from physical media proving pivotal.

    Today, Netflix boasts almost every genre imaginable, with more films, sitcoms, documentaries, and dramas than is fathomable. In a busy marketplace, with competition from Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney+, new titles are added seemingly constantly.

    This includes Anime, with the library of available films and series now mightily impressive. In this article, we will examine the growing presence of Anime on Netflix and, in particular, the impact and significance of the recent NEO YOKIO series.

    Cultural traffic

    Anime’s origins are of course in Japan, where the genre retains a major stronghold. But the animation style is growing in popularity

    Growing up, we learn a lot from animals. Whether they’re in Disney characters or some of the documentaries we watch, they provide valuable lessons. As a result. A lot of people grow up loving animals. A vital component of this is giving these animals human characteristics.

    As is the case with other forms of media, animals play a significant role in anime. They’ll mostly play supporting roles, these animals are often cute and energetic, always offering comedic relief. However, in certain rare cases, animals will play the main protagonists. These characters are incredibly eye-catching, as they have to retain traditional anime protagonist traits and the characteristics of the animal they play.

    Here are the ten best anime with main animal protagonists.

    1. BEASTARS

    While the name might seem simple, the anime is one of the most complex

    Source: Funimation press release
    Official Site: funimation.com/funimationcon2020
    Special Thanks to Sarah Allen

    Funimation announced it is premiering new episodes from FIRE FORCE Season 2, DECA-DENCE, and BY THE GRACE OF THE GODS at FunimationCon 2020. Fans are in for a treat as FunimationCon 2020 debuts the first two dubbed episodes of FIRE FORCE Season 2 before anyone else. FunimationCon 2020 is previewing Episode 1 of the larger-than-life DECA-DENCE (subtitled) before Japan, and will exclusively premiere Episode 1 of BY THE GRACE OF THE GODS (subtitled), the fantasy isekai anime based on the light novel series of the same name from Roy and Ririnra. FunimationCon 2020 also unveiled the Full Programming Schedule of activities happening during the two-day event.

    The newly announced panels round out an

    Source: Funimation press release
    Official Site: funimation.com/funimationcon2020
    Special Thanks to Sarah Allen

    Funimation announced it has added panels for MY HERO ACADEMIA and HUMAN LOST to its upcoming virtual festival FunimationCon 2020 July 3-4. Funimation also announced that Toei Animation will present a DRAGON BALL SUPER interview with legendary voice actress Masako Nozawa at the event. Internationally acclaimed critic and historian of anime Charles Solomon will host a panel examining what it takes to be a voice actor. Funimation revealed a stellar line-up of hosts at the event who will keep the panel and event conversation lively including Matt Acevedo, Michelle Nguyen Bradley, Cheyenne Ewulu aka Cheyenne the Geek, Emma Fyffe, Karama Horne, Jacki Jing, Chris Lam, Winston Marshall, Lauren Moore, Josellie Rios, and Charles Solomon.

    The newly announced panels and events join a growing

    Source: Funimation press release
    Official Site: funimation.com/funimationcon2020
    Special Thanks to Sarah Allen

    Funimation unveiled even more of its lineup for its upcoming FunimationCon 2020, July 3-4. Funimation announced the MY HERO ACADEMIA Show featuring voice actors along with an exciting lineup of cosplay panels and tutorials featuring cosplay personalities Yaya Han, Riddle, Phil Mizuno, Stella Chuu, Alicia Marie and DressesandCapes. The newly announced panels and events join a growing lineup of exciting programming for fans at FunimationCon 2020. FunimationCon 2020 is completely free to attend. Sign up to register at funimationcon2020.

    MY HERO ACADEMIA GAME SHOW WITH VOICE ACTORS

    Join Funimation and special guests for an exciting game show style panel where the true #1 Hero will come out on top! Hosted by Lauren Moore with guests Justin Briner (Deku), Clifford Chapin

    Source: Anime Expo press release

    Anime Expo is thrilled to unveil their plans to offer Japanese pop culture fans from around the world an opportunity to experience all things anime from wherever they are with Anime Expo Lite. This FREE two-day livestream event will begin on July 3, proclaimed Anime Expo Day by the City of Los Angeles in 2015, and continue through July 4.

    Anime Expo Lite will feature content from industry partners such as Bushiroad, Crunchyroll, Pony Canyon, VIZ Media, and more! More exclusive content will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Additionally, they are pleased to reveal the artwork that was planned for the Anime Expo 2020 program guide cover. Ai and Xeno seem to have found themselves in Shibuya along with the gang from THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU!

    Fans can expect to see:

    NEON GENESIS EVANGELION is a Japanese animated TV series that aired in the country between October 1995 and March 1996. It is currently on Netflix.

    Developed by Gainax, the show focuses on the organization NERV, employing huge mechas known as Evangelions to fight monstrous beings referred to as Angels.

    Several of the main characters pilot the Evangelions, including Asuka Sohryu, Shinji Ikari, and Rei Ayanami. The first episodes focus mainly on religious symbolism and references to the Bible. The later episodes veer from the course, though, exploring the characters’ psyches and revealing deep-rooted psychological and emotional issues that the characters struggle to handle.

    NEON GENESIS EVANGELION is now one of the most popular Anime series ever created. It is a great pastime besides your favorite slots game at 918kiss and will have you hooked into a complex,

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