Hey everyone great news here at Anime Pad……!!!! We’ve been invited out to Crunchyroll’s 2017 Expo, in Santa Clara, CA. We will also attend MAGWest Gaming Culture Convention. We normally don’t do much with video games, but they have partnered with Crunchyroll. So, you’ll get Anime, games, and crossovers coming up August 25-27.
I can not believe this move that Sony just made. They clearly are telling the world that they will be the card holders for Anime. Reported by Anime News Network
Sony today bought a huge stake in Funimation to be the majority shareholder of the company. Apparently, Sony is keeping CEO Gen Fukunaga on board and as a minority holder. So, what does this mean for the partnership between Funimation and Crunchyroll? Sony is the competition if they continue with Crackle yet also retain Funimation.
Maybe this is just the last chess piece before Sony makes a move on Crunchyroll. They seem to be the only one standing in their way to complete domination of streaming and distributing anime across the world. It absolutely would make sense when every year Crunchyroll doubles in size and content.
Hey, my anime love dolls. Anyway, we’re here again talking about another anime show I love. Gundam Thunderbolt, have you seen any of it or heard about it? No? Well, when I first heard about it I thought, “Oh, another Gundam Anime!” Each one has its own storyline, unique Gundam, and characters. I happen to love Gundam from the animes to the video games. So, I caught a few episodes of Gundam Thunderbolt.
My first impression was the rich old-school art with the new school animation. Then when the action scenes came up, boom a rush of nice fast paced Jazz to go with the speed of the Gundam itself. I was floored and jumped off my couch like yes, go Gundam kick some arse!! It had the same feel as Cowboy Bebop gave me back in the day. Go check it out and if you’re in New York around Nov. here’s an idea.
July 18th LeftField Media and SUNRISE Inc. announced the inaugural Anime NYC festival will play host to the US premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower, the second film in the Gundam Thunderbolt series, and that this premiere will be accompanied by a live concert featuring the music of GundamThunderbolt led by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi.
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is a new Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center, and it will bring fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. SUNRISE’s Gundam Thunderbolt premiere and concert will take place within Anime NYC on Sunday, November 19th.
Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower is a sci-fi story grounded in the warfare of today and uniquely brought to life by the music of Naruyoshi Kikuchi. One of Japan’s greatest jazz composers and musicians, Mr. Kikuchi is acclaimed at home in Japan and around the world, and no stranger to anime, he’s also the composer of the Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine soundtrack and his saxophone can be heard in the music of Cowboy Bebop.
Mr. Kikuchi will appear at Anime NYC as an Official Guest, leading and performing in the Gundam Thunderbolt series concert, as well as speaking on panels and signing autographs.
“We’re deeply honored to welcome our friends at SUNRISE and Mr. Kikuchi to Anime NYC,” said Peter Tatara, LeftField Media’s VP of Anime Events. “Gundam is one of the most iconic sagas in the history of anime, and we’re excited to launch its newest chapter together with its fans in New York!”
“When you think jazz, you think New York,” said Thunderbolt series Producer Naohiro Ogata at SUNRISE. “Jazz is crucial to the Gundam Thunderbolt story, and there’s no better place for us to debut the new Gundam Thunderbolt film than in the heart of New York City!”
The Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower premiere and concert will be free for all Anime NYC attendees, with no additional ticket required to attend, but for loyal Gundam fans, a limited Premium Package is available now for $75, offering reserved premiere and concert seats, a private autograph session, exclusive print, and original Japanese Gundam Thunderbolt soundtrack CD.
The Mobile Suit Gundam saga from SUNRISE is one of the most prolific titles in the history of Japanese animation. It spans over 35 years and more than 50 television series and movies, and Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower is the latest entry into this universe. Based on the Gundam Thunderbolt comic by Yasuo Ohtagaki, Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower continues the story of rival pilots Daryl Lorenz and Io Fleming. With their battlefield now on Earth, they each face a new enemy.
The Gundam Thunderbolt comic is published in the US by VIZ Media, and the first Gundam Thunderbolt film, December Sky, is available now on Blu-ray from Right Stuf. Bluefin, the official American distributor of many anime and pop culture brands including Bandai’s Gundam collectibles and model kits, will also be appearing at Anime NYC with a number of Gundam Thunderbolt model kits for sale.
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll will continue to announce guests, premieres, and special events throughout the summer and fall, and fans can expect to three days and nights of anime, manga, and cosplay featuring SUNRISE, Crunchyroll, VIZ Media, Funimation, Kinokuniya, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, Yen Press, and more. Tickets to Anime NYC are available now at animenyc.com, and fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter.
Yes, it’s back!!!! Season 2 of Blue Exorcist, last season ended with a bunch questions left over. Brothers still uncertain about each other and the team as a whole broken. The new Saga: The Kyoto Saga has all our favorites coming back. You can catch it in the English dubb or Japanese subtitle, tomorrow Friday the 6th, 2017!! Check it out on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix!!!!
Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons.
Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world.
But among the human race, there are those who can confront such demons – the Exorcists.
Born the spawn of Satan, Rin Okumura decides to hide his origins, and become an exorcist.
He enrolls at the Exorcism Cram School, a training institute for exorcists located on the True Cross Academy grounds. But, his cover is blown during an attack by Amaimon, the King of Earth, and he is revealed to be the son of Satan.
Terrified of Satan’s blue flames, his friends start to distance themselves from Rin…
It is then that someone steals the Left Eye of the Impure King,
sealed away in the deepest part of the academy, and Rin and the others find themselves embroiled in an unexpected crisis…
So the Fate series is back with their new anime Fate/Grand Order: First Order coming soon. Each series is based off a jrpg game and manga with the same name and characters. So you have: Fate/Zero; Fate/Stay Night; Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works and not in that exact order.
It’s produced by Aniplex, Notes, Type-Moon and Ufotable and so many more have worked on the series. Kinoko Nasu is the original creator for each entity of the Fate series. Kenji Kawai has done the music for the series forever and he’s done the music for most of the best shows in anime. His work dates all the way back to anime in the 80’s, the big one for me is the music from Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Oh, my there is some great music in that show.
Each Fate series centers around the fight to win the one ultimate wish called, “The Holy Grail.” Generations of families that practice magic have fought in the war, some no longer existing at all. Typically, Masters don’t fight alone, they can summon a servant/ to assist them. Servants are usually some historical figure/heroic spirit; fictional and non-fictional. The catch is there are only a few classes of each servant and you get one. The classes are: Archer, Saber, Caster, Lancer, Rider, Assassin, Berserker typically. The master and servant feed off each other’s magic level and the stronger the better. It’s an awesome series and I love each one. Catch it on Crunchyroll 12/31. They do have a linear connection so watch in the correct order.
Fate/Grand Order: First Order is set in the year 2015, during the final era over which magic still held a strong influence. The humanity survival and security organization Chaldea was established to observe the world that can only be seen by magic and the world that can only be measured by science; as well as to prevent the final extinction of humanity.
Thanks to the efforts of many researchers, the path of human history has been ensured for 100 years into the future. However, without warning, the realm of the future that was under constant observation by Chaldea vanished. The extinction of humanity in 2017 was observed—no, confirmed.
The apparent cause of the extinction was in the Japanese city of Fuyuki in 2004. In that city, there was an “unobservable realm” which had never existed until now.
Chaldea issued the Grand Order for a “Holy Grail Expedition,” to investigate, uncover, and possibly destroy the singularity that apparently will cause the extinction of humanity.
Has anyone heard of or seen Drifters yet? It’s a crazy fantasy action historical anime based in another world. Currently Funimation is producing it in English dub and it airs on Crunchyroll in subtitles. The animation and art is great and super appealing to the eye. It’s a great, funny, bloody, twist on our history. I love it and would love to hear others take on the show. It’s directed by Kenichi Suzuki, who also did JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The story and manga was created by Kouta Hirano; who’s other major success was Hellsing.
The show is about historical figures from our world being transported to another dimension right before their death. Figures from Japan, Europe, Asia, and America and all timelines. In this new dimension they are perfectly alive and have all the experience and knowledge of their lives. This world grants them abilities beyond the norm and there seems to be a reason they are all here. Check it out and let me know what you think. Leave a comment and follow me for more talk.
Make Toonami great again is the slogan that is currently taking place. Toonami is back as the anime late night power house 11pm- 2:30am. The gents over there are giving us great shows that are current and super. One in particular is Dragonball Super presented in English Dub through Funimation. There bringing the entire cast back from the Dragonball Z days and even more people. Adult Swim will begin airing the U.S. English dub of Dragon Ball Super Season 1 during the Toonami block starting on January 7, 2017, at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. Season 1. (ComicBook.com Source)
Dragonball Super replaces Dragonball GT and continues the show as the originial mangaka wanted it to be. Huge notices are no super saiyan 4s anywhere in site. The show currently airs on Crunchyroll in english subtitles if you can’t wait. They air about a week apart from where Japan is at the moment. Check it out, leave a comment, we can talk about it, later!!
A new sport anime is out and airing on Crunchyroll. It’s subtitled and it covers the sport of rugby. This show is so great so far. Shiori Amase is the author and creator of the manga by the same name. The anime is being directed by Kenichi Shimizu who has been a key animator for a number of big anime shows and movies. The Fatal Fury line of movies based off the fighting video game is just the start of his reign. There is also: Gurren Lagann, Hajime no Ippo, D. Gray-man, Afro Samurai: Resurrection (movie), multiple Lupin the 3rd animes, two Naruto movies, Soul Eater and so much more. The show is being produced by TMS Entertainment and Madhouse. Madhouse being the big name here, anything Madhouse is gold!!
It’s about a delinquent type student that happens to walk-on for the rugby team after encountering a couple of the players.