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Top 5 Sports Anime of 2016

Now everyone knows that 2016 was a incredibly strong year for sports anime. Which is why this list was very difficult to compile. After many arguments, a few broken friendships, some tallying, further dispute, and blood, sweat, and tears we finally came to a decision. So without further ado (buckle up everyone), here at number five we have: 5. Yuri on Ice Now I know what you are thinking, “NUMBER 5?? HOW COULD YOU? YOU F**KING MONSTERS! F**K YOU GUYS!” *Clicks unsubscribe* Now now, hear me out. Yuri on Ice was excellent but it just didn’t bring as much heat as we would have desired to see in a sports anime, unlike...


Ariana Grande Joins the Cast of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

In a press release today it was revealed that Ariana Grande (of all people) will be joining the ranks of characters in the Final Fantasy installment, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. For those who have not heard of it before, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a free-to-play mobile game that originally debuted (worldwide) in June of 2016.  Ariana herself has stated, “it is an honor for my Pixel Art character and my music to be included in the new “Final Fantasy Brave Exvius” game, a mainstay in the Japanese pop culture, which I absolutely adore.” As an added result, Ariana Grande’s song “Touch It” will be making an appearance in the game. Not the actual...


Gintama 2017 to Stream on Crunchyroll

A lo! A new year comes along with a anime season! With the Winter 2017 anime season ready to kick off, it’s time to get a bunch of announcements about what is going to be streaming on which service. While the list is nowhere near divided as it used to be since Crunchyroll and FUNimation have become BFFs, it merits a review. In a not so surprising announcement, Crunchyroll has confirmed that it will be streaming the newest season of Gintama. The new season is being called Gintama 2017 since there are so many seasons of the series at this point. Slated to air as part of Crunchyroll’s Winter 2017 line up, the series will premiere...


New Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul Preview Released

Yesterday, a new preview for the upcoming second season of Rage of Bahamut (otherwise known as Shingeki no Bahamut) was released. It was also revealed that the new season, dubbed Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, is expected to air in April of 2017. Check out the second preview below: Animated by studio MAPPA, the first season, called Rage of Bahamut: Genesis originally aired back during the Fall 2014 anime season. The show had twelve episodes and was one of the more visually stunning shows at the time. Which is why the second season is really going to continue this trend of great story telling and equally impressive visuals. Below is a link to the original announcement of season...


Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Adaptation Announced

On the cover of the February copy of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine will reveal that there will be an anime adaptation of the hit manga, Welcome to the Ballroom.  Welcome to the Ballroom is a manga series illustrated and written by Tomo Takeuchi. The Welcome to the Ballroom series started back in 2011, is released in Monthly Shonen Magazine, currently has 8 volumes available, and is published in North America by Kondansha. Kodansha describes Welcome to the Ballroom as: Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash,...


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...


Hikaru Utada to Return for Kingdom Hearts III Theme

If you’ve played through the main entries in the Kingdom Hearts series. then you know that Hikaru Utada is a big part of the games. Her music has been featured throughout the series, but majority of the games outside of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II use remixes of the music from those games. It’s a bit of a tradition. If you’ve seen Rogue One recently, then it’s an apt comparison to say that it’s similar to the way Disney is handling the Star Wars franchise. Hikaru Utada is a bit like the crawl and a John Williams score for Kingdom Hearts, which is to say that when Hikaru Utada gets...


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...


Attack on Titan Season 2 Confirmed for Spring 2017

This is a pleasant surprise. Yesterday we got an official release date for the second season of Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Shukufuku Wo! (Konosuba). Today we got an even large announcement in that the long awaited Attack on Titan season 2 has been confirmed to be airing in the Spring of 2017. The news that Attack on Titan season 2 would air in the Spring of 2017 is something we had heard before. However, news about the continuation of the main anime series has been scarce to say the least (that news came out almost half a year ago), so we started to be a bit concerned that the series might be behind schedule and...


Konosuba Season 2 Air Date Announced

Monday’s are usually garbage but I find myself pretty happy on this particular Monday. Naturally so, as the second season of Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Shukufuku Wo! (known forth as Konosuba) has had it’s premiere date confirmed! The second season of the fantasy, comedy, trapped-in-a-game series will premiere January 12th of 2017 at 1:05 AM JST. All of the voice actors (seiyu) for the main cast of Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness have been confirmed to be returning along with Wiz and Yunyun (who was only featured in the OVA). While no plans have been announced regarding the simulcasting of the series, there’s not a doubt in my mind that we will...


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...


New Code Geass Movies and Possibly a Series Announced

So this is pretty huge news. On November 27th at an event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the October 10th premiere of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, news regarding the future of the Code Geass series was revealed. News that wasn’t expect by many and certainly not by myself.  Be warned, some events that are spoilers to the original series are addressed below. The first announcement came in regards to a planned series of Code Geass films. The trilogy of movies will encompass the content of the combined 50 episodes of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (or at least what they can fit into three movies)....


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....