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Sailor Moon R: The Movie English dub trailer

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Long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side- it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth! Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, It’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru!

‘Miss Hokusai’ English trailer

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The time: 1814.

The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.

A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is not really interested in.

Third of Tetsuzo’s four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father’s talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. “We’re father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, I guess we can always manage, in a way or another.”

Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many names: Katsushika Hokusai. He would mesmerize Renoir and van Gogh, Monet and Klimt.

However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all his life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai’s daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.

Source: Anime News Network

Shueisha establishes new department focused on ‘Dragon Ball’

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Japanese publisher Shueisha announced during a “new publications project presentation” in Tokyo on Wednesday that it had created a new department called the “Dragon Ball Room” in June that focuses specifically on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball property. Akio Iyoku, the editor-in-chief of Shueisha’s V Jump magazine (where Toriyama and Toyotaro’s Dragon Ball Super manga is currently serialized), is heading the new department.

The department is working to provide new ideas for content for Dragon Ball, and to optimize and expand the brand. Iyoku commented that the department is “only thinking about Dragon Ball.”

Dragon Ball creator Toriyama commented on the new department, saying that the team was one he could put his trust in. He joked, “It’s really great that I don’t have to do anything now.”

Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995. The manga has sold over 240 million copies. The manga has inspired an entire media franchise that consists of a long-running television anime adaptation, multiple anime films, video games, and more. A new television anime titled Dragon Ball Super premiered in Japan in July 2015. The anime is the first new television anime in the franchise in 18 years.

Source: Anime News Network

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions’ is coming to US theaters

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Screenvision Media and 4K Media announced on Thursday that the two companies will collaborate to release the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions film in more than 500 theaters in the United States and Canada on January 20, 2017.
Voice actors Dan Green and Eric Stuart are reprising their roles as Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba, respectively, for the North American English dub of the film.

Source: Anime News Network

‘BanG Dream!’ trailer

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The story of the BanG Dream! anime follows Kasumi Toyama, a high school student who decides to become a juke box hero after purchasing a star-shaped guitar from a secondhand store. Together with four other girls, she forms a rock band named Poppin’Party.

Source: Crunchyroll

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