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AmPm’s Strikes Thrice for October with Lupin III!

14 Oct

Available on streaming.

Fans of masked production unit AmPm have three new reasons to celebrate! This duo have three brand-new releases. Available to listen now are remixes of “Chime” by Ai Otsuka and the title song to the upcoming CGI movie, “Lupin the Third!” This film will debut around North America on Oct 18th (dub) and 21st (subtitled). On the latter day, an original track from this duo will also be released to keep the funk on. They have reunited with vocal collaborators Michael Kaneko and Nao Kawamura to give fans more than a singular treat for this season.

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Breaking Down the Deets with Bartender’s 15th Anniversary Collection

13 Oct

Shout! Factory & Anime Limited

Release Date:
Jan 19, 2021

It’s hard to believe that “Bartender” Ryū Sasakura will soon be 15 years old. Well, the anime that is. This anthology series became quite the cult hit back in the day and its eloquence is in how the people feel transformed after having a drink made by this gentleman. He adds more than zest of being that sympathetic ear to those customers who have come here to soothe their aches and pains of something traumatic which recently occurred in their life.

This series is set to make its North American Blu-ray debut early next year and the bonus material is enough to whet anyone’s appetite. Although the manga has featured many more drinks than the eleven episode series, newcomers have ways to enjoy this celebratory set. Nine of the best recipes Sasakura-san crafted is part of this special package. It’s anyone’s guess on what they are, and this release will be worth picking up to find out!

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Legendary Comics’ has a Special Trick ‘r Treat Omnibus Style!

8 Oct

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Legendary Comics

Available Now

Not every comic book publisher has an authentic Halloween day narrative every year, but when they can deliver, it’ll be hard to top Legendary ComicsTrick ‘r Treat Omnibus! Anyone who has seen the cult hit of the same name knows just how nasty things get if you don’t observe this holiday’s tradition of paying respect to the undead! In this collection’s case, observing the rituals which the faithful follow to the tee.

Each story that’s featured has Sam, a pint-sized terror, wearing loose pyjamas and a round burlap sack over his head, appearing in a panel or two. Sometimes he has full reign, like in the wrapping narrative which makes up the comic book adaptation of the film, and his role is to enforce the rules of the season. Anyone who doesn’t precisely observe the traditions this day requires is fated to die.

Michael Dougherty (writer and director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Krampus) crafted this cult hit before becoming well known with the aforementioned blockbusters. This celebratory edition—uniting the past two previously released graphic novels for the first time and featuring a new special introduction from this filmmaker and other cool extras—is now on sale in stores and online.

Plus, this publisher has a promotional trailer which includes some live-action awesomeness (from the film) mixed in to show how this universe gels in different mediums!

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Jiang Ziya Quietly Gets World-Wide Release Oct 1st!

30 Sep

Legend of Deification poster.jpgRelease Date:
Oct 1st, 2020

Please check local listings for showtimes near you.

Well GO USA

Set for a world-wide release on the same date, the highly anticipated general Jian Ziya is set to make his mark! This animated movie was set to debut during Chinese New Year, but the Covid-10 Pandemic put a halt to that plan. This fighter is not going to take it, and although this release does not have the holiday to give it the box office support it needs, fans of this series will no doubt flock to it.

This retelling of Investiture of the Gods has its own built-in audience in China. While It’s uncertain where exactly this movie fits in the Fengshen Cinematic Universe’s timeline, those who are invested in this story will want to know more. Jiang looks like he can be the grandfather to Ne Zha, and the trailer (see below) show a much younger figure than the older, wiser individual.

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