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    Streaming Premiere of New SAILOR MOON SUPER S and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Episodes Plus COPPELION Complete Series Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: NeonAlley.com Special Thanks to Elizabeth Ellis and Erik Jansen VIZ Media continues the summertime anime fun with new content for its Neon Alley streaming platform throughout August. Out of this world Sailor Guardian anime action continues all month long with a two subtitled SAILOR MOON episodes premiering each Monday, beginning with SAILOR MOON Episodes 128 & 129 as well as Episodes 130 & 131, which are available now. The newest episodes also mark the beginning of the epic fourth season of the legendary series. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN simulcasts also take place throughout August with subtitled streams of the latest action packed episodes straight from Japan every Thursday. Don’t miss the newly simulcast Episodes 422 & 423 on Hulu freshly added this week. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN

    Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Official Site: akame.tv (Japan) Special Thanks to Christian Lopez Sentai Filmworks’ series, AKAME GA KILL! (??????!, Akame ga Kiru!, 2014), earned 1.8+ million viewers for its series premiere during the hugely popular Adult Swim Toonami block. TV By The Numbers reported that it ranked second among the Top 100 cable shows among adults 25-54 for the whole day. Adapted from the original manga written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro, AKAME GA KILL! follows a desperate team of assassins known as Night Raid, as they take on the brutal tyranny of a corrupt empire. This supernatural action series is directed by Tomoki Kobayashi (AMAGAMI SS+, ROZEN MAIDEN), with series composition by Makoto Uezu (HUMANITY HAS DECLINED, DEVIL SURVIVOR 2), art direction by Yoshito Takamine (SONI ANI – SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION, JORMUNGAND) and animation production by WHITE FOX (IS THE

    Film Earns Unprecedented Box Office and #9 Spot on List of Highest Grossing Anime Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: dragonball2015.com (Japan), dragonballz.com (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment announced today that its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (???????????????, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no `F`, 2015) has shattered industry expectations -- closing out its official run at $8 Million in North American box office gross. Opening just 9 days ago with a $1.97 Million opening night box office, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ vaulted into the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time -- a feat that took just 5 days and landed the film ahead of two major studio releases by director Hayao Miyazaki -- HOWL`S MOVING CASTLE ($4.7M) and THE

    Takes #9 Position on List of Highest Grossing Anime Films In Record Time Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: dragonball2015.com (Japan), dragonballz.com (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment announced its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (???????????????, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no `F`, 2015) has surged to $5.97M in box office gross since opening last Tuesday. For the 3 day weekend total, the film brought in $1.81 Million, bringing its total North American gross to a staggering $5.97 Million. With Saturday’s result, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ became the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically. “It’s a great film that loyal DBZ fans, and fans of anime, have helped push into the record books

    Limited Theatrical Event Holds #1 Spot in Average Per Screen and Moves Up to #5 among Top 10 Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: dragonball2015.com (Japan), dragonballz.com (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment announced another record box office for Day 2 of its limited theatrical release of the anime film DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (???????????????, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no `F`, 2015) With a slight increase to 901 theaters over opening night’s 895 theaters, FUNimation Films brought in an astounding $1.55 Million box office on Wednesday -- for a total of more than $3.5 Million in two days. The movie held onto 1st place among the Top 10 with a per screen average of $1,724 -- ahead of such films as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION. With its 2-day gross, DRAGON BALL Z:

    Source: FUNimation Entertainment Official Site: dragonball2015.com (Japan), dragonballz.com (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment will release Toei`s anime feature film DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (???????????????, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no `F`, 2015) in theaters across the U.S. and Canada from August 4-12. DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ was written by the series creator Akira Toriyama. The movie is directed by Naoyoshi Yamamuro. The following production notes and images are courtesy of Toei and FUNimation... FRIEZA IS BACK AND BADDER THAN EVER! The movie`s plot came from an idea I had while I was still struggling to decide what story to tell in the film. My friend turned me on to a song called `F` by Maximum the Hormone. I remember the band

    Biggest Simulcast Season Ever with Twice as Many Shows as Last Summer Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: funimation.com/summer Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment has announced details on its Summer 2015 simulcast season. This summer, FUNimation has assembled a line-up of 20 titles -- a mix of fan favorites as well as brand new titles. Each and every week, subscribers will be able to enjoy new episodes of each show in commercial-free 1080p. “Fans are in for the biggest and best season of simulcasts from FUNimation this summer,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “With a mix of new episodes from popular series like FAIRY TAIL and THE HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN as well as new series including GANGSTA. and SNOW WHITE WITH THE RED HAIR -- now is the time to become a FUNimation streaming service subscriber.”

    Source: Toei Co., Ltd., 4K Media Inc. Official Site: yugioh20th.com (Japan), yugioh.com (US) The YU-GI-OH! franchise celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016 with a new anime feature film, YU-GI-OH!: THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS (????? THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS). A decade in the making, the long-awaited movie features new designs and an all-new story from Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. YU-GI-OH!: THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS will be released theatrically in Japan during the Golden Week holiday (spring 2016). STORY Back to the stage of battle! Long ago, when the pyramids were still young, Egyptian kings played a game of great and terrible power. These Shadow Games erupted into a war that threatened to destroy the entire world -- until a brave and resourceful Pharaoh locked the magic away, imprisoning it within the mystical Millennium Items. Centuries

    Source: Madman Entertainment Official Site: dragonball2015.com (Japan), dragonballz.com.au (Aus) Special Thanks to Ben Pollock Madman Entertainment is proud to announce the latest blockbuster film in the DRAGON BALL Z franchise, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (???????????????, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no `F`, 2015) will screen across 69 locations and counting in Australia and New Zealand from August 6th, 2015. Select locations will also screen the film in English 3D, 2D Japanese with English subtitles and 3D Japanese with English subtitles. For a full list of locations, visit the official site dragonballz.com.au. Hot on the heels of last year`s blockbuster, BATTLE OF GODS, DRAGON BALL Z is back in cinemas. DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ is the second film personally supervised by the series creator himself, Akira Toriyama. The new movie showcases the return

    Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Official Site: akame.tv (Japan) Special Thanks to Christian Lopez Television gets seriously dangerous as AKAME GA KILL! (??????!, Akame ga Kiru!, 2014) infiltrates Toonami, the hugely popular Adult Swim block. Over the weekend at MomoCon, Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for over a decade, announced their addition of AKAME GA KILL! to the Toonami anime lineup beginning this August. Adapted from the original manga written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro, AKAME GA KILL! follows a desperate team of assassins known as Night Raid, as they take on the brutal tyranny of a corrupt empire. This supernatural action series is directed by Tomoki Kobayashi (AMAGAMI SS+, ROZEN MAIDEN), with series composition by Makoto Uezu (HUMANITY HAS DECLINED, DEVIL SURVIVOR 2), art direction by Yoshito Takamine (SONI ANI – SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION, JORMUNGAND) and animation production

    Source: Production I.G Production I.G has released SARUSUBERI: MISS HOKUSAI (????Miss HOKUSAI?), the new animated feature film from acclaimed Annecy-winning director Keiichi Hara (SUMMER DAYS WITH COO, COLORFUL). The movie is based on the original manga Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura, and it is scripted by Miho Maruo (COLORFUL). CREDITS Japanese Theatrical Release: May 9, 2015 CAST O-Ei: Anne Tetsuzo (Katsushika Hokusai): Yutaka Matsushige Zenjiro (Keisai Eisen): Gaku Hamada Utagawa Kuninao: Kengo Kora Koto: Jun Miho O-Nao: Shion Shimizu Hatsugoro (Totoya Hokkei): Michitaka Tsutsui Sayogoromo: Kumiko Aso Manjido: Danshun Tatekawa STAFF Director: Keiichi Hara Original Story: Hinako Sugiura (from the manga Sarusuberi) Screenplay: Miho Maruo Character Designer / Key Animation Supervisor: Yoshimi Itazu Art Director: Hiroshi Ono Colour Designer: Satoshi Hashimoto 3DCG: Dandelion Animation Studio Director of Photography: Koji Tanaka Assistant Director: Masako Sato Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama Music: Harumi Fuuki, Yo Tsuji Animation: Production

    Film by Akira Toriyama Debuts in a Limited Theatrical Event Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: dragonball2015.com (Japan), dragonballz.com (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Ending the wait of hundreds of thousands of anime fans across North America, FUNimation Entertainment has announced that DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (???????????????, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no `F`, 2015) will screen August 4-12 in theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The story is a follow-up to last year’s highly successful DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS (???????Z ???, Doragon Booru Zetto: Kami to Kami, 2013). “We are thrilled to bring fans -- both new and old -- this latest film from series creator Akira Toriyama,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ is a visually stunning movie and offers even more

    Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Website: funimation.com/subscribe Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment announced the full line-up of Broadcast Dub titles for the Spring 2015 simulcast season. As with its Winter 2015 simulcast season, FUNimation will be airing ten series in commercial-free 1080p each week, which will be available exclusively to All-AccessPass subscribers. With two complete seasons of Broadcast Dubs, FUNimation has cemented its leadership position in the North American anime industry amidst continuing, overwhelmingly positive response from fans. “We’re pleased to bring fans a great series line-up of Broadcast Dubs for the spring season,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “Subscribers can look forward to the combination of fan favorites like ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM as well as exciting new series like SERAPH OF THE END: VAMPIRE REIGN.” FUNimation Broadcast Dubs are select series dubbed in English using broadcast/simulcast materials from Japan just

    Ultimate Cinematic Adventure of the World’s Most Popular Ninja Opens in Multiple Countries Source: Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: naruto-movie.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers the kinetic big screen punch of the seventh climactic anime movie in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN saga -- THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE (?????????????????, Za Rasuto: Naruto za Muubii, 2014) -- to Latin America for a series of theatrical releases in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru. The NARUTO entertainment property enjoys widespread popularity across Latin America. VIZ Media has teamed with prominent partners such as ClaroVideo, Bandai Namco Games, and publisher, Panini, to develop NARUTO SHIPPUDEN into strong multimedia brands supported by print, video, and gaming

    World Premiere to Be Held April 11, 2015 at Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: dragonball2015.com (Japan), dragonballz.com (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto FUNimation Entertainment is proud to announce today its distribution of the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights to the upcoming Japanese animated feature film DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (???????????????, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no `F`, 2015). The movie will be released by Toei in association with Fox International Productions in Japan on April 18, 2015. DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ represents the nineteenth feature film in the DRAGON BALL series, RESURRECTION ‘F’ is the sequel to DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS (???????Z ???, Doragon Booru Zetto: Kami to Kami, 2013) which was released by Fox and Toei in Japan

    Source: Ketchup Entertainment, Click Communications Official Site: harlock-movie.com (Japan) Special Thanks to Tyler Gagnon Ketchup Entertainment and Click Communications are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win free tickets to see HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE (??????????, Kyaputen Haarokku, 2013) on the big screen in 3D! The screenings will be held on March 25th and 26th at the following locations... Los Angeles, CA Wednesday, 3/25 – 7:30PM AMC Universal CityWalk 19, 100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, US, 91608 Language: English San Francisco, CA Thursday, 3/26 – 7:30PM AMC Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA, US, 94109 Language: English New York, NY Thursday, 3/26 – 7:30PM Theater: AMC Loews Village 7, 66 3rd Ave., New York,

    Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: durarara.com (Japan), durararausa.com (US) Special Thanks to EJ Rivera Following the announcement of DURARARA!! (?????!!, 2010) being available for streaming in English, Aniplex of America, Inc. has announced that the English Dub of DURARARA!! X 2 (?????!!×2, 2015) will begin its streaming schedule starting Tuesday, March 10th. The first episode will be available for fans to stream on Hulu.com, Crunchyroll and the Aniplex Channel with new episodes added every Tuesday. This will be the first time for Aniplex of America to release an English Dub for an animated series while it’s still being broadcast in Japan. Fans will be excited to know they don’t have to wait until DURARARA!! X 2 is finished to enjoy the show in English. The entire English cast of DURARARA!! will be reprising their roles and will be joined by new cast members

    From the Creative Team that Brought ANOHANA Comes an All New Movie Project Source: AniplexUSA press release Official Site: kokosake.jp (Japan), AnthemoftheHeart.com (US) Special Thanks to EJ Rivera Aniplex of America announced at Katsucon (National Harbor, MD) their acquisition of THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD- (????????????, Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda), an original theatrical feature produced by the same creative staff that brought fans ANOHANA -THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY THE MOVIE- in 2013. Aniplex of America has also launched the official U.S. homepage of THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD- which features the latest artwork and teaser trailer. The film, scheduled to see its Japanese theatrical release this year, will be directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai (HONEY AND CLOVER II, TORADORA!) alongside award-winning writer Mari Okada (TORADORA!, BLAST OF TEMPEST) and produced by the highly acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures (SWORD ART

    Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd. Official Site: tamayura.info Created and directed by Junichi Sato (SAILOR MOON, SGT. FROG), the anime franchise TAMAYURA (????) debuted with a four-part OVA series in November 2010. The story continued in the television series TAMAYURA: HITOTOSE (?????hitotose?, 2011) and TAMAYURA: MORE AGGRESSIVE (?????????????, Tamayura: Mo Aguresshibu, 2013) and now comes to the big screen in the four-part film series, TAMAYURA ?GRADUATION PHOTO? (??????????, Tamayura ?Sotsugyoo Shashin?). TAMAYURA follows Fu Sawatari, a teenage girl who returns to her hometown of Takehara, Hiroshima, located near the Seto Inland Sea, for her first year of high school. Using a Rollei 35S camera that once belonged to her late father, Fu forms a photography club with three close friends, Kaoru Hanawa, Maon Sakurada and Norie Okazaki. They are later joined by another student, Kanae Mitani. The TAMAYURA ?GRADUATION PHOTO? films detail the events

    Smash-Hit Anime Series to Join the Adult Swim Saturday Night Lineup Source: Aniplex of America Official Site: kill-la-kill.jp (Japan), KilllaKill.com (US) Special Thanks to Emmanuel Rivera Fans at OTAKON Vegas were ecstatic when Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel today that their fan-favorite title, KILL LA KILL (?????, Kiru ra Kiru, 2013) will be debuting on TOONAMI starting on February 7th from 11:30PM (EST/PST). TOONAMI is the animation programming block that airs on Adult Swim each Saturday night. KILL LA KILL is a totally original anime series directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima -- the same dream-team that brought anime fans the revolutionary title GURREN LAGANN. Since its simulcast debut in October 2013, this action-packed series was extremely well received by critics and fans alike. Otaku USA Magazine applauded KILL LA KILL as a series that “will remind you why you

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