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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 12:21 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Teen Titans Go! to the Movies has received its teaser poster, which you can see above.  The movie is releasing July 27.

While the series has been controversial, it is good to see that DC is still pursuing their animation projects.

Will you be going to see this?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Jan, 2018 At 02:39 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Well here is news we didn’t expect. Animaniacs , the beloved cartoon from the 90’s is coming back thanks to Hulu. The streaming service has ordered 2 seasons of the cartoon straight-to-series. This is more than 20 years after the show went off the air.

 

Under the deal, Hulu has also landed the library rights to Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, the subsequent Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures collection. Those episodes are available to stream now, with the new Animaniacs set to begin rolling out in 2020 in what Hulu is billing as its first original series made specifically for families.

Steven Spielberg will executive produce alongside Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register, Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Fan favorite characters like Pinky and the Brain will also return alongside the Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko and sister Dot.

This is amazing to hear, and hopefully this new series will gain a new generation of fans as dedicated as the original did.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Dec, 2017 At 03:35 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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At last week’s Jump Festa anime festival in Japan, Toei Animation announced start of production on a new Dragon Ball feature film – the 20th in the franchise’s long history.

 

With an original story, screenplay, and character design overseen by series creator Akira Toriyama, the new film promises to explore the mysterious history behind one of Dragon Ball’s core mythologies – the Saiyan. Since “Battle of the Gods”, Goku has undergone new forms from Super Saiyan God to Super Saiyan Blue to other evolved forms that have gone up against many invincible warriors from multiple universes.  This new story will focus on the origin of Goku’s strength and what it means to be Saiyan.

A new Dragon Ball movie is always exciting news, and the story this one will have should entertain any fan of the series.

 

Are you excited?

 

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc., today announced Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy, a free-to-play action role-playing game (RPG) set in the mythological anime world created by renowned artist Masami Kurumada, is available now at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Based on the popular anime that debuted in the mid-eighties, Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy lets fans experience the story straight from the original anime series. Players engage in fast-paced action RPG gameplay as they create a team of up to five from a roster that includes all of the Bronze Saints, Silver Saints, Golden Saints and even the Black Saints, voiced by the actors from the anime series. Players can even modify their Super Saints by using the character building feature, complete with super moves and special items to upgrade their characters. Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy draws old and new fans into the game with stunning presentation including fast action gameplay and flashy Ultimate Moves all controlled by intuitive tapping and swiping gestures.

 

“The Saint Seiya series has kept fans riveted for decades, and Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy is a title that lives up to that legacy with an engrossing story, rich graphical detail and the trademark style of the revered anime,” said Kensuke Sakai, the producer of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “Saint Seiya has finally come to mobile phones, and fans can now fit all of the conflicts in heaven and on earth into their pockets.”

 

To celebrate the game’s release, all players logging into the game will be able to get the character “Leo God Cloth Aiolia (?3).” Also, all users logging in to the game will receive 10,000 free Holy Stones which can be redeemed to draw randomized character cards (to perform a “Summon”) up to 10 times in a row. Fans should make sure to try your luck with these free Holy Stones at the Zodiac Fest featuring the Pegasus God Cloth Seiya!

This is an interesting release. Bandai Namco is certainly not skimping on adaptations of great anime. Will you be checking this out?

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By Sebastian Marco On 30 Aug, 2017 At 07:45 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Back when Until Dawn first released I remember my roommates playing it and shrieking from the next room. It gave me a definite Cabin in The Woods vibe, where players would almost be a 3rd party spectator and choose to help or abandon characters to move the story along with many different endings depending on who lived and who perished. Well now Supermassive games is going back, way back, with  The Inpatient, a PSVR prequel to Until Dawn.

The Blackwood Sanatorium, where the Impatient takes place and the time period over 60 years before Mike and the Blackwood  guests ever even think of checking into the Blackwood Pine. Fans and newcomers of the series will both be welcome as playing Untill Dawn will now be a requirement in order to get the story as The Inpatient will be a brand new stand alone game.

While most is unknown about the the main character, you will play as a amnesia stuck patient in the sanatorium filled with plenty of mysterious characters and settings, including the a man named Jefferson Brag. Similar to Untill Dawn’s gaming system, how players interact with various patients and characters will affect the story and situations you get into as you progress through the game.

The Impatient has a release of November 21st of this year

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Jun, 2017 At 03:34 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The cast for the upcoming Castlevania Netflix series has now been announced. The announcement was made via the following video

 

 

 

The cast includes

– Graham McTavish: Dracula
– Richard Armitage: Trevor Belmont
– James Callis: Alucard
– Alejandra Reynoso: Sypha Belnades
– Emily Swallow: Lisa Tepes
– Matt Frewer: The Bishop
– Tony Amendola: The Elder

The series will start July 7th.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Jun, 2017 At 09:56 AM | Categorized As Animation, Comics/Manga, Movie News, News, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The hit 1993 animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm will be coming to Blu Ray in a 1080p HD Remaster.

 

Warner Archive announced the release yesterday and fans have been very receptive already.

 

BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM(1993) (BD)
NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER
Presented in both the original theatrical 16×9 aspect ratio (1.78:1) AND open matte 4×3 (1.37:1) aspect ratio
Run Time 76:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Stereo – English
COLOR
BD 50
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

When the city’s most feared gangsters are systematically eliminated, the Caped Crusader is blamed. But prowling the Gotham night is a shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with some link to Batman’s past. Can the Dark Knight elude the police, capture the Phantasm and clear his own name?

Unmasking the Phantasm is just one of the twists in this dazzling animated feature. Discover revelations about Batman’s past, his archrival the Joker and Batman’s most grueling battle ever — the choice between his love for a beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is “a mystery that is genuinely absorbing, suspenseful and moving” (Cincinnati Enquirer).

According to twitter, the release will be next month.
This author remembers seeing the movie in his childhood (not in theatres but some years later) and being absolutely wowed. Seeing it again recently, it truly holds up well. This is a great movie.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jun, 2017 At 05:19 PM | Categorized As Animation, Comics/Manga, International News, Movie News, News, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Toei Animation sent out the following

 

Toei Animation gave the world a first-look at its highly-anticipated Mazinger Z feature film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the largest animation festival in the world. First announced in February with only an image, fans across the globe have waited eagerly for key details on how the big screen will adapt the revered anime series. Now – for the first time since 1974 – Mazinger Z is finally back!

 

With an introduction from Mazinger Z’s original creator, Go Nagai, and producers Ichinao Nagai and Yu Kanemaru, attendees at the Annecy International Film Festival on June 14 were treated to an exclusive look at what the talented team at Toei Animation has been working on these many months. With gasps of surprise and applause from the audience – which included famed director Guillermo Del Toro, who counts the series as a major source of inspiration – three major revelations were revealed.

 

Not An Adaptation, But A Sequel!

The film’s brand-new story takes place ten years after the final episode of the TV series.

 

Complete Synopsis

Humanity was once in danger of its downfall at the hands of the Underground Empire, which was led by the evil scientist Dr. Hell.  Koji Kabuto piloted the super robot Mazinger Z, and with help from his friends at the Photon Power Laboratory, he thwarted Dr. Hell’s evil ambitions and returned peace to the world.

It’s been ten years since then… No longer a pilot, Koji Kabuto has taken after his father and grandfather by starting down the path of the scientist.  He encounters a gigantic structure buried deep beneath Mt. Fuji, along with a mysterious indication of life…

New encounters, new threats, and a new fate await mankind.  The former hero Koji Kabuto has a decision to make about the future: whether to be a god or a demon…

This grand action film depicts the fierce battle fought by the people and Mazinger Z–once again entrusted with the future of mankind!

 

Toshiyuki Watanabe Will Score The Film!

He’s the son of Chumei Watanabe, giant of the Tokusatsu music world, known for being on the front lines of creating opening songs for Showa-era anime and hero shows, including the very Mazinger Z opening theme that Mizuki sings. A composer of music for many movies in his own right, as well as a producer for a variety of artists, ears are open and waiting for the music Toshiyuki Watanabe creates! The torch of “Z” has been passed from father to son!

 

Ichiro Mizuki Joins To Sing The Opening Theme!

The beloved opening theme of the series  returns with a sweeping orchestral version sung by Ichiro Mizuki. After 45 years, everyone’s powered up big bro is coming back to Mazinger Z’s stage.

 

…And Finally!

Previously exclusive only to Annecy attendees, the film’s complete teaser trailer is now available

 

You can see the teaser below

 

Mazinger Z is a beloved series and this new film looks great. Toei is really going all out to make this a tribute to the original and make sure fans and the material are treated with respect. As an anime fan myself, this author is extremely excited by this movie.

Fans should definitely rejoice.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 May, 2017 At 04:54 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, ROG News, Television, Videos | With 0 Comments

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Netflix and Konami have released the first trailer for the upcoming animated Castlevania series. The series debuts on July 7 of this year.

 

The series looks dark and violent and like a Castlevania series should. Check out the trailer below

 

 

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 May, 2017 At 07:10 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, News, NINTENDO, ROG News, Television | With 0 Comments

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Russia is a country that does not seem to like Pokémon Go. They previously arrested a man and charged him with inciting religious hatred for playing Pokémon Go in a church. He faces 3 years imprisonment if found guilty.

It seems the Simpsons have also run afoul of the country for this same reason. A recent Simpsons episode say the show spoof Pokémon Go and had Homer play a similar game inside a church. This angered Russian clerics and the episode has been held back in the country as a result.

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