Author Archives: Patrick Moore

Ajin: Demi-Human Season 2 Goes Live on Netflix

For fans of the Netflix original series Ajin: Demi-Human, then today is your day. The second season has officially started streaming on Netflix. Although the series already started airing in Japan on October 8th, it is now available in its entirety. So buckle down, and get ready to binge this evening for the fallout that is the continuation of the events of season 1. Ajin: Demi-Human originally made its debut as a manga series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai back in 2012. Currently there are 8 volumes published (Vertical Inc. is the English publisher), and the series is still ongoing. The first season debuted in January of 2016 (only to air in...


Naruto Live-Action Movie Production Announced

In what will surely join the ranks of terrible anime to film adaptations (*cough* Dragonball: Evolution *cough*), it was announced that the production for the adaptation of Naruto has begun. At the stage event Jump Festa on Saturday the 17th came the confirmation that Michael Gracey (alongside Lionsgate studio and creator Masashi Kishimoto) will be heading the production for Naruto.  The public has yet to see a full length film come from Michael Gracey, as his current movie, The Greatest Showman, is not expected to be released until 2017. The announcement also confirmed some of the staff that will be joining the production. This includes that the screenwriters will be Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (known for...


Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2 Announced

Today, on twitter, the official page for the Amazon exclusive anime Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress announced their plans for season 2! This is exciting news for fans of the wonderfully animated story (think studio Ghibli) about iron zombies. According to the twitter announcement, season 2 of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is to be expected in 2018. As more details spill out we will keep all our fans informed. For those who have yet to see this show, below is quick description from the first season: The story revolves around humanity escaping and surviving zombie/demonic titan humanoid type creatures called Kabane. Humanity survives only behind various fortresses. The only way to...


Konosuba 2 Preview and Promo Released

Nothing feels quite more welcoming for the upcoming anime season quite like the return of Konosuba. Expected on January 7th of 2017, Konosuba will be making it’s return and we will get to witness the hilarious new shenanigans that our favorite characters will get themselves in to. Check out the newest trailer for the series that was released below: So get on that hype train for season 2! And for those who have yet to watch Konosuba, Crunchyropll describes it as: After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks...


Dragon Ball Super English Dub Cast Announced

Today Funimation finally announced who they will be casting within the latest Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Super. Dragon Ball Super was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the Dragon Ball universe. What does this mean for long time fans of the series? Well it means that a lot of our favorite voice actors and actresses will be reprising old roles. Namely, Seán Schemmel who will be playing Goku, Christopher R. Sabat portraying Vegeta, Jason Douglas as Beerus, Ian Sinclair as Whis, and Sonny Strait as Krillin. The actors and actresses are as such: CHARACTER ACTOR GOKU Seán Schemmel VEGETA Christopher R. Sabat BEERUS Jason Douglas WHIS Ian Sinclair KRILLIN Sonny Strait GOHAN Kyle Hebert BULMA...


5 Anime That Make You Want to Cry

Every once in a while you just need a story that brings a tear to your eye (or at least makes you feel anxious). Is it a bit masochistic to indulge in these dramas occasionally? Sure. But you definitely need these reality checks from time to time. So without further ado, here are five anime titles or movies that reduced us to tears at one point or another. Keep in mind though, this list contains spoilers so if you have yet to see these titles, just take note that they are on this list. Also, if we forgot your favorite tear jerker, then too bad, it may be in the next list....


Bokksu November 2016 Unboxing and Review

This week we received a new subscription box from a company we have yet to come across, Bokksu. Bokksu, which comes in a little orange box, has a bit of a different perspective on the whole Japanese subscription box fad. Much like Snakku, they focus mainly on providing snacks that people from Japan actually eat. Not just your run-of-the-mill plethora that can be purchased from a corner store, Bokksu pairs this with a theme and a tea. Yes, that’s right, a tea. Out of all the others we have reviewed in the past, this is the first one to have a tea paring. So from that perspective is pretty neat....


Umaru-chan Manga to Receive Original Anime Disc

According to the official twitter page for the manga Himouto! Umaru-chan the series will be receiving an original anime DVD included within the 10th compilation volume. This compilation volume will be available (in Japan) in January of 2017 and will run you around 3,400 yen. The tweet also mentions that the original staff and cast will be returning for this original anime DVD. For those who are unfamiliar with Himouto! Umaru-chan, it originally started as a manga back in 2013 and is written by Sankaku Head. As of Friday, the 9th compilation volume will be available with the tenth to arrive in January (but you already knew that). The manga has sparked an anime the...


Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Trailer Is Here!

Today came the release of our first look into the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist trailer. Now not to point out how terrible the live-action Attack on Titan movie was, I am going to be pretty skeptical about how this movie will turn out. That being said, you can decide for yourself after watching the trailer below: The teaser shows actor Ryōsuke Yamada dressed up as the famous main character Edward Elric and tells us to expect the film in the winter of 2017. So hype or not, expect to see more about this movie in the upcoming months. Below is the official announcement from the Fullmetal Alchemist twitter account.


Your Name. English Dub Cast Revealed

Today, Funimation unveiled the English dub cast for the up and coming anime film, your name. Alongside the announcement of the cast came our very first preview of the film in English. Your Name. is now the 4th grossing anime film in Japan of all time. Directed by Makoto Shinkai who is known for his prior work such as: The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star  so you know you can expect a top quality movie. Your Name. tells the tale of two young people, Mitsuha and Taki, who yearn to be in someone else’s shoes. Mitsuha makes a wish that she could be living in the busy wards of Tokyo and away...


Mamoru Oshii Gives Ghost in the Shell Movie His Blessing

Personally, I really hope this film does not let us down. Ghost in the Shell is such a prized series that if this film gets messed up, Hollywood will have another black eye in terms of the adaptation department. That being said, the director of the original Ghost in the Shell movies, Mamoru Oshii, popped in the movie production to see how things were going. You can see what he had to say about the movie in the brief interview below: Saying that Scarlett Johansson has gone “above and beyond my expectations for the role” says a lot about the quality of what we can expect. For the original director to say that he...


Genocidal Organ Movie Preview Released

Today, the official site for the upcoming anime film Genocidal Organ began streaming their very first trailer. Check it out below: Genocidal Organ‘s story revolves around a world where the city of Sarajevo has been leveled by a nuclear bomb. Since then, all major democratic countries have devolved into surveillance states due to the fact that each of them have been experiencing mass genocide. The perpetrator, who appears to be an American man named John Paul, is being tracked down by intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd. Can Clavis track down John Paul in time to save the world from further genocide? Well the movie will be releasing on February 3rd of 2017, so you...


Say Hello To The Death Note PPAP Version You Didn’t Know You Wanted

In what can only be described as a bizarre internet obsession (let’s be honest here, there are all a little bizarre), “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” has taken the world by storm. The original artist PIKOTARO, released his video back in August. The original has amassed over 80 million in video views. So it was only a matter of time before a marketing team adopted it to capitalized on the recent phenomenon. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who you are), the team behind the new live-action Death Note movie (called Death Note Light up the New World) thought it would be a great idea to have Ryuk perform the track. If you thought the original one was...


Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Manga Coming Stateside

According to Viz Media, they will be releasing another addition to the Gundam universe called Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt. Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt is a newer manga series that is created by Yasuo Ohtagaki. The series originally debuted in 2012 and is still currently running¹. As of today, the story has received an original net animation as well as a movie that debuted in June of this year. Viz Media describes the first volume as: Into this maelstrom of destruction go two veteran Mobile Suit pilots: the deadly Zeon sniper Daryl Lorenz, and Federation ace Io Fleming. It’s the beginning of a rivalry that can end only when one of them is destroyed. The lightning-streaked debris fields...


BentoByte Artist Spotlight: Ananda Beats

Whether you are aware of it or not, but Denver Colorado is a little hot bed of music. From our world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater to the dark and dirty venues of the High-Dive and Larimer Lounge, there are a lot of opportunities to see new music. This time around though we are going to focus on one of them, Ananda Beats. Ananda is a local producer who utilizes Japanese influences to create his mellow tracks (if you couldn’t already tell by the use of the Kitsune masks). His tracks have all been low key and chill trap tracks in the past, and with his latest single “Only Us” nothing...