Tag Archives: Anime

Science Suru’s Ride Your Wave Splashes Onto Shore Aug 4th!

3 Aug

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Home Video
Release Date:

August 4, 2020

GKIDS & Shout! Factory

Hinako (Rina Kawaei) is a charming young lady in Ride Your Wave. After moving to a small beach-side town to attend a local college, she thinks life will be easy. However, to go surfin’ every day and be carefree will not cut it in this modern age. The Beach Boys song may have been an influence in the design of this anime, because she meets a charming and soft-spoken firefighter, Minato (Ryota Katayose), to whom she falls in love with.

However, to date individuals in a hazardous line of work is not without caveats. Every time he’s out on the job, it’s possible he may not come home. In the most cliche ridden moment, he dies rescuing a jet skier in a dark and stormy night.

This anime is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Its colour palette is important to note, and the art style is very Impressionistic. It’s a cute Shōjo tale for much of the first act. To see her experience joy is sweet; to see her heartbreak is painful. But to see the spirit of her beau in random bodies of water, she soon questions why he’s not ready to move on.

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Enter the Shaman King! (to ComiXology)

24 Jul

Copyright: Shaman King © Hiroyuki Takei/Kodansha Ltd.

After many years out of print, Shaman King, Hiroyuki Takei‘s shonen manga classic, will return in English and be completed for the first time ever on Tuesday, July 28th! Featuring brand-new cover art from the creator himself, all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King series – including the final three volumes never before published in English – will be available to read digitally starting next Tuesday, as part of the ComiXology Originals line of exclusive content.

For those who missed the Shaman King SDCC2020@Home YouTube stream fret not. There were hiccups at the time it was supposed to go live and it is fixed.

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Hopping on the Promare Bandwagon Late

24 Jun

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available on iTunes and Regular Release Now

Collector’s Edition
August 4th, 2020

When humans are spontaneously combusting like nobody’s business, a new type of firefighter is needed to keep the peace in the feature-film length film, Promare. Some of these “victims” have learned how to control this pyrokinetic ability so they don’t die. They’re known as the Burnish and Lio Fotia rallied the bad ones together to form a terrorist organization to which the Freeze Force has to put (pardoning the pun) on ice.

30 years later, the struggle continues on. The Earth is undergoing a geologic change, and only a select few mutants can escape since they can “teleport” away. But nobody knows that there’s another race, the Promare, who resides in this planet’s inner core. They are in pain, and what’s happening results from the enemy toying with them.

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Celebrate Digimon Adventure’s 20th Anniversary with Last Evolution Kizuna!

21 Apr

Release Date:
July 7, 2020

Shout Factory!

DigiDestined and loyal fans will always be together! This summer, get ready as the DigiDestined and their Digimon return in a thrilling new adventure. In honour of the 20th Anniversary celebration of DIGIMON,

Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Animation, is proud to present the new anime feature DIGIMON ADVENTURE: LAST EVOLUTION KIZUNA on national home entertainment shelves on July 7, 2020. Available for the first time in North America, this new movie features the last adventure of Tai and Agumon. Each highly collectible edition and Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) by Shout! Factoryboasts exciting movie presentation (featuring both versions–English voice cast and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles) and contains new insightful bonus features, which are currently in progress and will be announced at a later date.

A must-own for fans, collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts, this definitive entertainment release promises to captivate you on the edge of your seat. This release is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be made available in stores and other fine retailers.

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