Tag Archives: Anime

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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The Tokyo Godfathers are set to Return on Blu-ray!

30 Mar

Available Digitally May 19, 2020
Available on Blu-ray June 2, 2020

Heartbreaking, hilarious and highly original, Tokyo Godfathers is a humanist masterpiece from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue). Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, this beautiful tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds makes its Blu-ray debut June 2, 2020 as a Blu-ray™ and DVD combo pack from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

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Japan is Too Cool with this Latest Update!

24 Mar

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Tim Craig’ss Cool Japan 2nd Edition is a very welcome update to looking at what’s trending, and how it affects the industry. The term was coined circa 2005 and when this look “Inside Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries” can change overnight due to many influences–be it on a global scale or amid crisis–the effects are often longer term than a return to form.

The fast and furious industries in the business side of Japanese side entertainment–ranging from anime fandom to J-pop to manga and sumo (to name a few)–are not the only industries affected by change. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry coined the term.

Like the original edition, it’s written for folks who want a deeper look into the industry and it’s a perfect textbook to use not only in a high school level but also academic. Two new chapters–”Shesha and the Manga Industry Face a Midlife Crisis” and “Japanese Comedy: Entertainment Powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo Shaken by Scandal”– fill in the years between this edition and last. For the other chapters, addendums and what’s happening now are added to reveal whether or not projects like the Cool Japan strategy works.

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