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Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom! Entertainment Make Big Announcement

How about this for news? Today, May 19, 2017, at ACEN 2017, that’s the mega anime convention that takes place in Rosemont, Illinois. At Anime Central, Aniplex of America in partnership with Bang Zoom! Entertainment announced they will be producing the English dub of the anime television show, “March Comes in Like a Lion.”

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March comes in like a lion is by Chica Umino, who is best known as the creator of Honey and Clover. The series is based on an award-winning manga, which boasts an impressive list of prestigious accolades in Japan including the grand prize for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Originally simulcast last fall, the anime series features a notable creative team from studio SHAFT led by Director Akiyuki Shimbou (BAKEMONOGATARI, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, KIZUMONOGATARI) and Character Designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama (NISEKOI, BAKEMONOGATARI, HANAMONOGATARI). Rounding out this all-star production team is the multi-talented and seasoned veteran, Wendee Lee (Cowboy BeBop, Blue Exorcist, Your lie in April) as the Voice Director for the English dub.

About March comes in like a lion:

Seventeen-year-old professional shogi player, Rei Kiriyama, lost his family in an accident during his childhood and lives still burdened by a profound sense of loneliness. One day, while living alone in downtown Tokyo, Rei meets three sisters named Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Little by little, things begin to change.

 March comes in like a lion is a heartfelt tale about various people recovering that “something” they have lost as they discover that life is both a journey and a battlefield.

For details on March comes in like a lion, please visit: http://www.3lion-usa.com/

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On top of that fans in attendance will get the chance to live audition for the chance to possibly be featured in an anime series. Isn’t that great.

“I’m very excited and thankful for this opportunity to give aspiring actors who live outside of the Los Angeles area a chance to audition and be a part of an actual anime series!” says Mami Okada, Casting Director at Bang Zoom! Entertainment. “My deepest gratitude to ACEN and Aniplex of America for fully supporting this life changing experience! I look forward to meeting & working with many talented actors!”

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Bang Zoom! Entertainment will be holding Open Auditions Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 12:15 pm at Anime Central with call back auditions in the afternoon of the same day. They will also be hosting “Anime Live! A Presentation of Real Time Professional Dubbing” on Saturday and Sunday.

 

If you’re not at ACEN you are missing out this year!!

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For more info links down below.

www.AniplexUSA.com

www.facebook.com/AniplexUSA

www.twitter.com/AniplexUSA

www.youtube.com/AniplexUS

www.twitch.tv/AniplexUSA

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Mid-Season SuperHero Time 2017 Update

What can I say this has been another one of those great seasons of the Super Hero Time television block. The pairing of this season’s Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Super Sentai’s  Uchuu Sentai KyuuRanger. These shows are going great, great story, great characters, great abilites. This is a grand slam season for Super Hero Time.

It seems we are coming up to the end of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. A lot has happened, a ton of character development and revelations. We still aren’t done yet, it’s almost like they just restarted the show. That’s how good we’re talking Ex-Aid makes me feel. Emu hits level 99 with the ability to rewrite programs and I’m thinking he’s invincible. Guess again, if you’re not watching start now.

KyuuRanger is surprising me every episode or every two episodes. We’re coming up on the middle or climax of the show I believe. This show isn’t close to unraveling some of the mysteries and I have no idea how this is going to work out. Each member has his own talents, cool abilities, and they really work as a team. They’re really breaking the mold with this one!!

 

 

 

 

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Silver Fang/Rei & Garo Golden Knight/ ‎Kouga Saejima

Hey, don’t forget about Zero Dragon Blood. It was just 13 episodes so it ended a while ago but it was another good one. I love the Silver Fang in Rei, we see he can turn it up another level. I wonder just how strong he really is, he seems to be right under Garo in turns of strength and power. Catch up with me! I get my Tokusatsu from Tv-Nihon.

 

 

Wizard World Saint Louis 2017

Spikey blond hair, with a nice voice, and well dressed, Kato Kaelin is mic’d up on the PA system talking to attendees. He is the radio and entertainment personality guy that became famous after the O.J. Simpson Trial as a witness. He yells, “Hey, are you guys ready to enter Wizard World??” Wizard World the pop-culture event which is held in various cities across America. This edition is Wizard World Saint Louis 2017, at the America’s Center Convention Complex April 7th-9th.

This year there are some big changes from last year or previous years altogether. The Con short for convention is smaller. The big ball rooms aren’t being used this year for panels, the gaming area is half the section it was last year. Panels are being held in smaller adjacent rooms and artist alley while still impressive is missing a third of the floor area. Comments from attendees and artist lead you to believe this is both a plus and a negative.

While there is less booths and attractions, the ability to see and experience all the con is a possibility. Foot traffic has doubled and panels aren’t so overbearingly overlapping each other. Attendees can do the entire con in one day, versus needing all three days to experience everything. Instead of attendees literally having to run to another panel across the hall or debating over two panels which is better to go to. They can enjoy the con more and possibly hit every panel or Q &A Session.

The gaming section was huge last year with games unreleased in the US being playable. Wizard World doesn’t have any of those games or displays this year. The stage was much smaller and not plastered on a huge jumbo-tron screen. Attendees could still enjoy the smaller arcade station area with more older and some 8-bit games. The gaming tournament was still available, but on a much smaller scale; although it still had some of the top gamers from around the world.

Artist Alley was another world, Wizard World brought in some artist that connected with the fans. Artist that worked on projects that adults and young adults love still to this day. Steve Lavigne is the first employee of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and childhood friends with the creators. Kurt Lehner does a ton of art, but most recognized for his character design work on Disney’s TV show Gargoyles. Mat Nastos while an artist in his own right, is most known for is novel-writing and writing for Disney’s Phineas & Ferb. There is many more artist with fabulous art work in attendance.

Attendees were worried when many of the celebrity guest canceled from the con. The last couple weeks before the con Wizard World added some great celebrity guest. It was a saving grace for the fans and attendees. celebs such as Michael Rooker (Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek TV), Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), Randy Orton (WWE Champion), and so many more.

Gene Simmons leader singer of KISS was a guest along with his own band. The addition brought in a niche audience and plenty of memorabilia. Simmons and his band would also perform at the Pageant for an extra fee. Attendees were a little perturbed, that the usual after-party was canceled. The large dance-off where cosplayers unwind from the biggest day of the con on Saturday.

The photo ops and autographs for the celebs was very different this year. Fans could enjoy a more intimate signing with celebs being more visible. Many reactions from passerby fans was all that was needed. Many squeals are being heard and “Oh, gosh!” Celebs like Michael Rooker are walking into the crowd just talking to attendees. The thought of being able to see and possibly touch the celebs was great. McLaughlin met many young adults, some even without a fee. Wizard World Saint Louis was another successful year, and they will be returning next year.

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Happy New Year!! 2017

Hi, everyone it’s awesome to have all of you onboard. To those not on board or a subscriber, you are welcome come on in. Here we are trying to bring the best content and enjoyment to everyone. In 2017 we have a lot coming down the pipeline for you great folks. More giveaways, conventions, voice actors, artists and much more. Soon we’ll have our own Youtube channel up, so you good people can get all of our awesome content. We have more interviews and reviews coming!! The channel will be called ETW-Express Team Wave, were excited here for that. There are a ton of videos we have backlogged, for your enjoyment. Comment, like, and subscribe we are always here!! Wishing you the most!!

The Berserk Anime Continuation

Finally, it’s been 19 years since the original television anime, and then three movies that covered about the same material from the Kentarou Miura manga. We have the continuation Berserk now and it’s amazing at times and not great. I continue to read the manga of Berserk and I salivate at what the anime could look like visually. The story is super deep, the characters are super deep and I want more and more.

Now, when I saw the trailer and eventually the first episode for the anime I was a little torn. Shin Itagaki is the director for the anime and he’s well-known in the industry as a director and for key animation. Such anime projects like: Chobits, Desert Punk, Devil May Cry, Fullmetal Alchemist, and  Inuyasha. So I expected some really great animation. What I got was good animation mixed with the 3D cell shading animation. I personally hate the cell shading on almost any show. It mostly took place in the action scenes with Guts and a major monster or demon. I’m not sure if they were trying to cut corners or make the show cheaper to produce.

Overall, though they follow the manga almost to the T. Which makes the story superb and the way it’s supposed to be. Spoiler section, so the season ends after the confrontation of the demon angels and the high priest. A great section to end the season with 12 episodes. It leaves you satisfied, thinking, and asking for more in the next season. Finally at the end of the show they say the show returns this spring. So very soon!! I’m happy I get to see the story animated and continuing, but the animation itself sometimes leaves me wanting more. If you watched any of the previous entities of Berserk, you have to watch this one too. Catch it on Here!

 

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