New One Piece movie to celebrate anime’s 10th anniversary

2 01 2009

Two years after Shueisha’s celebration of Eiichiro Oda’s pirate manga One Piece‘s ANN1 ANN2 10th anniversary it’s Toei Animation’s turn to celebrate the anime’s 10th anniversary by releasing a tenth theatrical movie, aptly named One Piece 10th, 2009. All the previous One Piece movies have premiered in Japanese theatres in early March every year during spring break in Japan; however, I could not find a set date for One Piece 10th to premiere.

According to a research by Oricon, One Piece was the most popular manga of 2008

According to a research by Oricon, One Piece was the most popular manga of 2008!

Source: animeanime.jp

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Premiere date for Gurren Lagann: Rasen-hen set

1 01 2009

The second Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann ANN movie, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Rasen-hen (the Japanese are truly the masters of long, but still awesome, titles), is as mentioned before set to premiere under Golden Week in Japan, 2009, but not before just recently did they go out on the official movie website the exact premiere date: 25th April 2009! An exclusive preview will be screening on February 9, earlier the same year, for a few lucky people.

"Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"

"Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"

I have never had a good experience with non-canon movies because, frankly, they suck, but it seems even those movies are getting better nowadays with the new Bleach ANN1 ANN2 movie looking very promising and the new Eureka Seven ANN movie on its way – a product attached to the name Eureka Seven simply can’t suck. Can it? If it does, I’m seriously going to hunt the people behind the project down and too gore content, cannot be allowed anywhere – not even on the internet. You know, if I can get away from everything else I’ve got to do just for a short while… Oh wait, I shouldn’t be talking about Eureka Seven in a Gurren Lagann post now, should I? No, I should not. So I won’t… Good bye.

Source: 2channel News Navigator via Alafista





Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Rasen-hen

23 12 2008

The second Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann movie (劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 螺巌篇; gekijouban tengen toppa guren ragan rasen-hen) is coming up on Japanese movie theatres during Golden Week next year and since I have watched and loved the Gainax anime I will definitely check this one out as well as the first movie which I have yet to see, even though I hate (and I cannot stress this enough) non-canon movies just as much as fillers. I simply hate non-canon stuff, not only because it often suck extremely. TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN!!

Ah, Yoko is so cute... <3

Ah, Yoko is so cute... <3

Source: Saishin Anime Jouhou via Anime News Network





New Naruto: Shippuuden movie on its way

23 12 2008

In good time to celebrate the Naruto ANN manga’s ten year anniversary the second Naruto: Shippuuden ANN movie, fifth Naruto movie overall, will be released in Japanese theatres during the coming summer of 2009. The recently released teaser only tells the words “Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden” which literally means “Movie Edition: Naruto Shippuuden,” if I may translate it myself, with no subtitle available. The teaser doesn’t tell very much about the movie or anything at all, but you get to see a few Naruto characters jump around on a black screen, trying to get you excited over the coming movie.

Source: Saishin Anime Jouhou via Anime News Network





Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows

11 12 2008

The Eureka Seven movie has finally got itself a title and a release date. The movie called Koukyou Shihen Eureka Sebun: Pokketo ga Niji de Ippai (“Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows“) that I’ve been looking forward ever since it was announced in the May 2008 issue of Newtype is to be released during Golden Week 2009, a week in Japan featuring several public holidays. I could ramble on and on about Eureka Seven and how much I love the show for hours, days, weeks, months and even years, but I won’t. I’m guessing I will lose all current and future readers by excess boredom. Well, maybe not if you like love Eureka Seven like me, but otherwise, maybe yeah. Crap! How am I supposed to stand the long wait until next Golden Week? I mean, it’s the week that crosses April and May next year! I’ll just have to try, I guess… I just hope it’s able to live up to the name “Eureka Seven” that the movie sports so proudly in it’s title.

When you wish upon a star...

When you wish upon a star...

I remember how much I cried the day I realized I had finished the last episode.





New Dragonball: Evolution trailer

11 12 2008

I’m getting sick of switching between “Dragon Ball” and “Dragonball,” damn it! Well well, I’ll just keep confusing you.

The Hollywood Dragonball movie, Dragonball: Evolution (working name, may differ when released), has now a set release date of 3.13, the thirteenth of March next year, and a new trailer which have actually gotten my hopes up a little bit – but only because of the attack at the end of it. Mostly, anyway. No matter if this seems interesting or not when it comes out will probably make no difference in my case, though, I will watch this movie anyway; I just hope it isn’t all awful crap. But I’ve gotta stick with my theory that a non-Japanese person playing a Japanese person (actually a person from another planet) does not look real. Bulma looks cool, though! The new Lara Croft, anyone? Anyway, watch the trailer, make up your mind and wait for 3.13, either to watch it or complain that this horrible phenomenon has actually occured.

So what do you think?

Source: IGN Movies via Anime News Network, AnimeNation, and Dannychoo





Udon Entertainment + Crunchyroll = true

9 12 2008

Crunchyroll and Udon Entertainment, a Canadian manga studio, goes together and releases new titles such as 1520, Udon’s own Street Fighter series, and Street Fighter Alpha manga. I’m not a Street Fighter fan myself, and I’ve never heard of 1520, but maybe it’s something for you other guys.

UDON COMBO!

UDON COMBO!

Source: Crunchyroll via Anime News Network and Akaa