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GKIDS Announces “Genius Party & Genius Party Beyond” Fall Release For Home Video

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GKIDS have had some success in the past with their anime offerings: Summer Wars, A Letter To MOMO, and now Genius Party and it’s second part Genius Party Beyond. Produced by Studio 4C, the two projects were release a year apart. Genius Party released in Japan 2007 while the second part was released in 2008. This will be the anthologies first official release out of Japan. The anthology contains 12 different “episodes” from 12 different directors. The premise of the project was “the spirit of creativity.” Checkout the link to the right, watch the trailer and find out what directors were attached to the project.

Makoto Shinkai’s “Weathering With You” Extended Trailer Show’s Off Beautiful Weather

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Makoto Shinkai is back in the director and producers chair with the beautiful, full-length theatrical film “Weather With You.” His last film “Your Name” was a huge success in both Japan and the States. “Your Name” was stunning visually with a quirky plot, two teenagers of the opposite sex on a quest to meet one another after swapping bodies. Makoto Shinkai’s “Weather With You” follows a different yet quirky story.

Watch “Sailor Moon Eternal’s” 1st Trailer

Sailor Moon Eternal

Sailor Moon Crystal was the last “Sailor Moon” anime series to air in Japan, all the way back in 2014. Viz Media is the company responsible for bring the franchise overseas. Viz Media publishes both the anime and manga in North America. The latest entry into the franchise, Sailor Moon Eternal, will be airing in Japan this summer. The movie will be a continuation of the 2014 television series, Sailor Moon Crystal. Checkout the first trailer below to see the newest character designs!

Jump Force Adds My Hero Academia “Bakugo” To Fighting Roster – 1st Screenshots

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My Hero Academia’s “Bakugo” is the latest character reveal from Bandai Namco. This isn’t too much of a surprise with My Hero Academia’s massive popularity. It makes sense to add a few more blockbuster-characters to a blockbuster anime-fighter. Jump Force originally launched with two MHA characters: Izuku Midoriya and All Might (DLC).

Read More To Checkout Official Screenshots.

If You Didn’t Catch It All! You Can Checkout Yesterday’s Pokemon Direct Today — Right Now

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US And EU Gets Compile Heart’s “Dragon Star Varnir” Overview Trailer For Summer Launch

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Compile Heart is coming to the West this summer with a new release, “Dragon Star Varnir.” A Playstation 4 title set in one of Compile Heart’s, beautiful-fantasy worlds. Here’s a quick synopsis of the story by Idea Factory:

In a world where the bones of an ancient beast tower over the land…

Zephy, a young warrior, is part of a respected group whose role is to hunt and
kill witches – a group of people cursed with the affliction of giving birth to dragons. When he is almost killed on one of these hunting
missions, two mysterious witches save him from the brink of death by feeding him the blood of a dragon.

Granted new magic abilities thanks to their efforts, he soon finds his fate intertwined with that of the witches and reluctantly joins them to fight against the Empire he once served, vicious dragon hunters, and a witch more powerful than any in existence.

Can they fight against all of this and save themselves, or will his new allies succumb to the dragon’s curse?

“Read More” And Checkout Idea Factory International’s Overview Trailer Below 

Checkout “Northgard’s” Announcement Trailer For The Nintendo Switch

Northgard For Nintendo Switch

Northguard is an interesting indie title from Shiro Games. The upcoming-RTS revolves around Nordic culture and society. Not exactly a unique spin but the game delivers with beautiful graphics, a progressive story-line and solid-gameplay mechanics. Northgard was originally released for PC in March 2018. There’s no solid release date for the Nintendo Switch port but I’m sure we’ll see it on Nintendo’s eshop soon. Checkout the Northgard’s Nintendo Switch trailer below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

U.K. and Ireland Otaku Get Access To Funimation’s Library

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Sony’s Funimation acquired Manga Entertainment. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. But managing director Jerome Mazandarani of Manga Entertainment said “we’re excited to serve the otaku fans in the U.K. and Ireland in the biggest way than ever before.“

Read More to get a sneak-peak at the list of anime coming to the United Kindom and Ireland.

Apple Watch Players lose Pokemon Go “Adventure Sync” Features

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Unfortunately, coming in just one month Niantic will drop support for the Apple Watch. Their explanation was simple and logical. The Adventure Sync feature is readily available on any phone that can download and run Pokemon Go. Why support a second, non-primary device? There are roughly 50 – 100 Million Apple Watches sold. Since apple doesn’t provide that data a lot of numbers are “rough estimates”. In contrast, the Pokemon Go app has been downloaded over 800 Million times across iOS and Android devices. Apple Watch owners most likely have an iPhone and the “Adventure Sync” feature is an optional mode with very cool rewards.

Read More to learn how to turn on “Adventure Sync” in Pokemon Go for iOS and Android

Attack On Titan 2: Final Battle Releases New Trailer Spotlighting New Features

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Attack On Titan fans that purchased Koei Tecmo’s “Attack On Titan 2” will have a summer expansion coming this July. The upcoming expansion will add plenty new features to the already-expansive hack-n-slash game. Features like “thunderbolt spears,” a new way to attack and destroy Titans, new characters and a lengthier story-line mode. Read More to checkout the trailer!