Category Archives: Movies

KanColle: The Movie Trailer Released

Today Kadokawa released the first trailer for the upcoming KanColle film(also known as the Kantai Collection) called KanColle: The Movie. The preview features some of the more dramatic battles with the Abyssal Fleet. Check out the preview trailer below:  The movie, which is expected to hit theaters in November of 2016 will have the same cast as the animated series. According to the description from the video, the staff for KanColle: The Movie are: Executive producer- Shinichiro Inoue Planning & concept- Kensuke Tanaka Director- Keizō Kusakawa Screenplay- Jukki Hanada, Kensuke Tanaka Character design- Naomi Ide, Mayuko Matsumoto Mechanical design- Tsutomu Miyazawa, Kouta Moroishi Music production- Flying Dog Theme song- “Kikan” (“Return”) by Shiena Nishizawa Producer- Satoshi Motonaga Animation producer- Shōta...


Dragonball Evolution Writer Apologies to Fans

Dragonball Evolution isn’t exactly known as a masterpiece. It isn’t known as a flawed masterpiece. Since it’s release in 2009, pretty much everyone has agreed that Evolution is such a sack of shit that your childhood bully would have stolen it, looked inside the bag, then return it to you with a shed of a single tear and a somber pat on the the back. It’s one thing for fans of Dragonball and critics to agree a movie is garbage. It’s another thing entirely when the person who wrote the screenplay agrees with them. Derek Padula is what you might call a fan of the Dragonball series. He’s written numerous books about the series,...


Crunchyroll to Stream Unico Movies

Now that the Spring 2016 anime season is getting into full swing, it’s time for streaming services to start adding older series and classics to their catalogs. Today Crunchyroll has done just that and kicked us off for the retro revivals by adding the sub and dub to both major Unico movies. Both movies will be available for streaming starting at 5pm PST in the United States and Canada. The classic manga series by Osamu Tezuka was originally published back in the 70’s. After the manga ended, the series saw numerous animated adaptations including The Fantastic Adventure of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic, which were released in 1981 and 1983 respectively. For those interested in...


First Look at Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell Role

In an announcement from Paramount today (shown in a tweet below), Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks released the first look at Scarlett Johansson in the role of Major Kusanagi in the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. The first still can be seen below: I want to start off by saying I’m not even going to touch on the whole “white-washing” issue. For now, I want to try to remain positive about the upcoming film. Ghost in the Shell is a fantastic series and I want it to be good. Either the film will be really good, it will suck, or it won’t hold true to the source material which could lead to...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom

Today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they have acquired the rights for the film Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky. This is the second film to have been released under the Hakuoki name. Hakuoki originally started as a video game, since then has had three anime series and two films, Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky being the second film. Sentai Filmworks describes the second film as: this title continues the story of Chizuru Yukimura’s search for her father. The famed Shinsengumi are combating the dangerous beings within Kyoto’s shadows, and it won’t be easy. As Chizuru and the men of the...


Live Action Death Note Film Picked Up By Netflix

After the dismal performance of the new film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in the box office, Warner Bros was prone to get rid of a bunch of possibilities. This included films such as the promised Death Note film. Now, according to sources at Hollywood Insider, the live-action film has been picked up by the online streaming giant, Netflix. This is great news as the movie adaptation may have gone somewhere else; Netflix has yet to disappoint us, so hopefully this trend will continue. It was previously reported that the film would be directed by Adam Wingard and starring Nat Wolf as the leading role Light Yagami. For those who have missed out on...


A Silent Voice Anime Details Revealed

Following the announced of the A Silent Voice anime adaptation, came the release of a few more details. This includes a new visual, a trailer, and the full crew.  The anime film adaptation is based upon the manga of the same name by Yoshitoki Oima. The film will hit theaters on September 17, 2016. Below is the newly released main visual: For those who haven’t read the manga yet, A Silent Film is a shonen slice of life. The story revolves around two students, Shoya Ishida and Shoko Nishimiya. Shoya Ishida is a former bully of Shoko Nishimiya who happens to be deaf. Due to Shoya Ishida and the rest of his classmate’s bullying, it causes Shoko Nishimiya...


Sentai Filmworks Announces Wake Up, Girls! The Movie Home Release

Today, Sentai Filmworks announced their home video release of the Wake Up, Girls! The Movie. The video release is expected to launch on June 7th, 2016. The film, it directed by Yutaka Yamamoto, scripted by Toko Machida, character designs by Sunao Chikaoka, and music compositions by Satoru Kosaki and MONACA. The film is currently available to be preordered on Sentai’s site. Wake Up, Girls! originally debuted during the Winter 2014 season and aired 12 episodes in total. The series was originally licensed by Sentai Filmworks in December of 2015 and can be watched here on Crunchyroll. Sentai Filmworks describes the film as: It is a time of fierce competition between many rival pop idol groups. This...


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom

Sentai Filmworks has announced their most recent acquisition, the feature film Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto. Based on the Playstation Portable game and anime, Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Floating Blossom, the game first debuted in 2012 and was followed up with a couple anime seasons. The anime seasons started in 2010 and have received several OVA episodes as well as films¹. As this is a Sentai Filmworks acquisition, the film will be available to be purchased through select digital outlets and on home video. Sentai Filmworks describes the film as: Chizuru Yukimura heads to Kyoto in search of her father, a doctor who has disappeared. However, she...


The Boy and the Beast Dub Cast Announced

Today FUNimation announced the cast for the upcoming theater release of the anime film, The Boy and the Beast. The film, directed by Mamoru Hosoda (former works being Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), is going to be in select theaters starting on March 3rd, 2016 across the United States. The dub cast and crew for the upcoming release are: Kyuta (Young) – Luci Christian Kyuta (Teen) – Eric Vale Kumatetsu – John Swasey Kaede – Bryn Apprill Chico – Monica Rial Tatara – Ian Sinclair Iozen – Sean Hennigan Ichirohiko (Teen) – Austin Tindle Ichirohiko (Young) – Morgan Berry Jiromaru (Teen) – Josh Grelle Jiromaru (Young) – Brittney Karbowski Kyuta’s Mother – Jessica Cavanagh Kyuta’s Father – Chuck Hüber ADR Director...


Trailer for First Kizumonogatari Movie Streamed

The Kizumonogatari film trilogy is finally nearing the release of its’ first film after years of delays, silence and concern over the films being stuck in the purgatory of production. Naturally, with the film set to air in Japan in about a month, we’ve finally received a full trailer for the first movie, Kizumonogatari Tekketsu-hen (Blood and Iron).  The official website for the film trilogy published the trailer alongside the previously released promotional videos, however the videos on the site are not available to those outside of Japan at the present time. Fortunately, a kindly bootlegger enough to publish the trailer to YouTube which you can view below: The trailer features a fair amount of footage from videos...


Ultraman X Will have a feature film in 2016

Get ready fans, the Ultraman X TV series will now have a new feature film as announced today by the official website and is scheduled to be release March 12, 2016. The film titled Gekiyouban “Ultraman X: Kitazo! Warera no Ultraman” or “Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman” will have a second announcement for more information on December 12, 2015. The announcement includes the main visual along with information about a new “Beta Spark Armor” which will allow Ultraman a new ultimate power. All 22 episodes of the live-action series are currently available at Crunchyroll Below is a quick description of the series: A solar flare has awakened Spark Dolls...


Garo Anime Film Reveals Key Details and Teaser

Are you ready for more Garo action? The official twitter account and official website for the upcoming release of the anime film, Garo -Divine Flame-, announced a plethora of details. The name of the film itself, Garo -Divine Flame-, was announced on twitter (shown in the tweet at the bottom of the article). Accompanied with a few of other releases such as the main visual, the story and the expected release, the following teaser trailer was revealed: According to the trailer and the rest of the marketing materials, the film is expected to have a Spring 2016 release. The story is about a man that is born from a woman burned at the stake. What...


Boruto: Naruto the Movie Review

Here at BentoByte, we finally sat down and did a two-movie run: first was The Last: Naruto the Movie and then we watched Boruto: Naruto the Movie shortly after that. Both movies are a part of the Naruto Project, a special project by series creator Masashi Kishimoto to celebrate 15 splendid years of Naruto. With the series slowly coming to a close, it is only fair that the fans get to see what the next generation of shinobi is up to, and this movie does just that. Right from the start, the movie makes it known that it is about Boruto and how he feels about his father. The connection between Boruto and...


The Last: Naruto the Movie Review

Before every Naruto fan on Earth jumps down my throat, I know this one’s a bit late. But honestly, watching this was worth the wait even if it wasn’t day one. Also, before I get this review underway, let me say that this movie takes place after the end of the Naruto Shippuden series. There are spoilers ahead if you haven’t finished the show. The Last: Naruto the Movie was worth the watch if you want the story of how NaruHina (Naruto and Hinata) became canon. Just throwing that out there right away. If you don’t care about how their relationship came to be, the movie will have less value to...