In a surprise announcement, Marvel’s C.B. Cebulski revealed on his Twitter account that the monstrous titans from the hit manga series, Attack on Titan would be crossing over into the Marvel Universe in a manga to be released in late November 2014.
In a series of tweets, Cebulski reflected on how much he loves crossovers and how excited he is for this one.
I loved “Marvel Team-Up” and “What If?” as a kid. I would spend hours dreaming up my own crossovers & alternate reality stories. As I got more into manga, I always imagined how cool it would be for the Marvel characters to cross into the pages of manga worlds. For many decades & multiple reasons, almost no manga, especially popular titles, crossed into other comic universes… until now! If you ever wondered, “What if the titans from Hajime Isayama’s “Attack on Titan” attacked the Marvel universe?”, you’ll find out soon!! Not a joke, folks. Attack on Titan and the Marvel Universe are crossing over! In 2 weeks. In Japan.
No details concerning plot or
Attack on Titan’s Most Villainous Characters
In a series where the good guys seldom come out victorious, this apocalyptic adventure has a good set of desperados and villains that keep the story rolling with new twists and turns each episode. The biggest dangers don’t always come from the obvious sources, and sometimes the most evil acts are hidden through political agendas and secretive missions.
But who are the characters behind all the anime’s dramas and conflicts and which ones are the most memorable. Here are our top five Attack on Titan villains.Top 5 Villains in Attack on Titan: Colossal Titan
Top 5 Villains in Attack on Titan: Colossal Titan. Photo Credit: Photo Credit: ©Hajime Isayama,Kodansha/”ATTACK ON TITAN”Production Committee. All Rights Reserved
The Colossal Titan might be on every piece of Attack on Titan merchandise, but this big guy only shows up a couple of times in the entire Attack on Titan anime series.
His appearances may be limited, but the damage he leaves behind in his wake is no small matter. Ending a 100 years
Who is Boruto?
Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki (the main character in the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series and movies) and Hinata Hyuga. He has a sister, Himawari.
What does “Boruto” Mean?
Boruto is meant to rhyme with Naruto though is actually the Japanese pronunciation of the English word, bolt when written in the Katakana Japanese lettering system. The meaning of bolt is literally that of the physical metallic object as seen from the bolt imagery used in the letter o in the movie’s logo.
There is also the possibility of a second meaning as Boruto’s grandfather and Naruto’s father was often referred to as being able to move as fast as a bolt of lightning when performing his teleportation attack and was able to power up to a Lightning Release Chakra Mode.
When is Boruto: Naruto the Movie Set?
Boruto: Naruto the Movie is set several years after the end of the main events in The Last: Naruto the Movie, though only a couple of years after the post-credits scenes
The Pokemon anime (Japanese cartoon) series is one of the longest running and most successful animated series to have aired on TV in the past few decades and has spawned numerous spinoff specials and theatrical movies.
Based on the popular Nintendo video games of the same name, Pokemon follows the story of Ash, a ten year old boy from a place called Pallet Town which is located within a region called, Kanto.
While this region does borrow its name from the real world region of the same name in Japan, the entire world in the anime is a totally different fantasy world where animals have never existed and instead are replaced with creatures called, Pokemon.
While many Pokemon fall into the small, cute category, the size and shape of Pokemon varies with some resembling our world’s dinosaurs, others who actually come from outer space, several who are so powerful that some people believe them to actually be gods and even ghost Pokemon who have the ability to communicate with dead Pokemon and humans and even possess others.
When the series starts, we are told that there are 150 of these Pokemon known to the
10. Pokemon Season 7: Advanced Challenge
Continuing their journey in the Hoenn region, Ash, May, Max and Brock had a few adventures in Advanced Challenge but none of which really stood out as that memorable. None, except for the classic two parter that saw the return of Misty and Togepi; The Princess and the Togepi and A Togepi Mirage!.
9. Pokemon Season 13: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Sinnoh League Victors
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Sinnoh League Victors was the final season set within the Sinnoh region and featured the long-awaited Sinnoh League. Ash’s Pokemon Battles in the tournament were superbly animated and the inclusion of Legendary Pokemon, Latios and Darkrai really surprised fans.
8. Pokemon Season 4: Johto League Champions
The second season set in the fan-favorite Johto region, Johto League Champions benefitted greatly from the region’s characters and Pokemon. Unfortunately very few of the episodes really stood out enough which prevented it from ranking higher.
7. Pokemon Season 3: The Johto Journeys
The first seasons set in a new region normally feature the best episodes. The writers seem more energised with the new setting and soft reboot and almost everything
The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade looks to be one of the biggest yet with its massive selection of character balloons based on children’s cartoons ranging from classics such as The Smurfs, Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and Spider-man to modern hits like Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, Skylanders and Spongebob Squarepants.
Not all of them will be Western creations though. Several of the giant balloons will be based on popular Japanese series!
Celebrating 20 years of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, the legendary Red Ranger will be featured in the form of his own balloon which will be one of the biggest in the parade, measuring over 55 feet tall!
Also celebrating an anniversary, the Hello Kitty character will be present and looking surprisingly youthful for a 40 year old cat (even though she isn’t a cat at all).
Finally, the popular Pokemon, Pikachu will be returning for a third year with an all new balloon showcasing the electric-mouse Pokemon holding a cute little snowman. With the release of Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby, this balloon is sure to be a hit with young and mature gamers alike.
Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro Cat Bus LEGO Set
From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Marvel’s Avengers, the number of established franchises represented in the ever-growing line of LEGO sets seems to increase every year. Despite all of the new LEGO sets getting announced recently though, there are still many characters that have yet to be transformed into the popular toy bricks; characters from Japanese animated TV shows and movies!
Thankfully the people behind LEGO are open to accepting ideas for new sets from the public and have launched a special website called, LEGO Ideas where fans can propose set ideas, post images of what the set could potentially look like and vote on what sets they want to see made.
As a rule, proposed ideas must reach 10,000 votes from the public before they are seriously considered. There are some amazing ideas for anime-inspired LEGO sets post by users on the site and here are 14 of the coolest that everyone needs to go and vote on ASAP. Which one’s your favorite?
The first one that really needs to be considered is this brilliant LEGO Cat Bus from the Studio Ghibli movie, My
5 Best Magical Girl Anime Series for Beginners
Cue the theme music and transformation sequence, it’s time to power-up magical girl style. Entering the world of anime is a little like putting a kid in a candy store; there’s so much to take in that it’s hard to know where to start. Branching off into a world of high school romances and kick-butt heroines, there is a lot to offer newcomers itching to begin their journey in a candy land filled with enchanted objects and fantastical stories.
All beginners needs to start somewhere, so in no particular order, here are five magical girl anime that should be on every fan’s radar.
Everyone hesitates sometimes and shies away from their full potential, but there’s that little voice inside that encourages people to keep trying. In Shugo Chara that little voice comes in the form of Guardian Characters, who are born from a person’s would-be self. Focusing on strengthening self-esteem and building character, Shugo Chara takes viewers through the trials and tribulations of a group of young students trying their best to take things one day at a time while on the path to
After 15 years, the long running Naruto manga series (now in its second arc, Naruto Shippuden) is finally nearing a conclusion.
The final chapter of the Naruto Shippuden manga will hit newstands in Japan in the November 10th volume of Shonen Jump Magazine with it likely to be collected in the upcoming Volume 72 of the Naruto Shippuden manga (release date TBA).
While no final airdate for the Naruto Shippuden anime has been given, it’s very unlikely it would continue long after the manga has finished and with a Naruto movie titled, Naruto: The Movie, The Last (or The Last Naruto: The Movie) due out in Japan on December 6th, it’s beginning to look like the anime will finish up in November with the movie acting as a sort of grand finale for the fan-favorite series.
For a closer look at the final Naruto movie, the teaser trailer and Naruto’s hot new hairstyle, check out the
Naruto, its sequel anime series Naruto Shippuden, and their numerous movies have all been some of the most popular anime viewed by fans old and young. The Naruto franchise’s blend of comedy, action, and drama consistently draws fans back to watch the latest anime episode or movie when it airs on TV and its DVD releases are on many anime fans’ pull list.
While the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden DVDs contain a generous amount of anime episodes per release, more and more people are discovering the convenience of legal online streaming sites that allow them to enjoy their favorite anime for a much cheaper price while still supporting the original artists and companies that produce it.
The best places to watch Naruto anime episodes online right now are Crunchyroll, Neon Alley, AnimeLab, and Hulu. All of these services feature most, if not all, of the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime episodes in their original Japanese audio with English subtitles while each has a significant number of episodes in the official English audio. The Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime movies are a bit trickier to track down with most streaming services offering them on a rotational basis.
The moon is approaching dangerously close to Earth! Unless something is done, the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, can Naruto save the earth from this crisis? The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds!
In the same month the final episode airs though, one last Naruto movie will hit the big screen and conclude this chapter in Naruto’s life in a grand theatrical fashion.
As a special treat to international fans, The Last: Naruto The Movie (in case you were confused, that’s the actual movie title) will be getting limited screenings outside Japan in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.
A Western release of the movie on Blu-ray and DVD is a given sometime in 2015 in both Japanese and English audio but for dedicated Naruto fans who don’t want to wait, these screenings are sure to please
What They Say
The fate of the universe hangs in the balance!
The forces of good and evil have converged upon the planet Earth, and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance! The evil wizard Babidi has traveled across the galaxy on a quest for revenge, hoping to fulfill his father’s thwarted dreams of universal domination. Meanwhile, the Supreme Kai has come to enlist the aid of the Z-Fighters in an effort to prevent Babidi from completing his plans and awakening a monster of unimaginable terror – Majin Buu!
As Goku and the Z-Fighters descend into Babidi’s lair, they are confronted by an army of powerful minions, led by the Demon King Dabura himself! Can our heroes resist the wizard’s dark magic and battle their way through this host of villains before time runs out? With each passing second, more energy is gathered for the sleeping Majin Buu. And should this creature of pure evil be awakened, all life – everywhere – will be extinguished!
While the majority of the season is focused on the main characters either trying to stop the awakening of the evil being, Majin Buu or theorizing ways
A Live Action Naruto TV Series
With the numerous Marvel Netflix series beginning soon and even a potential live action Zelda Netflix television series in the works, let’s take a look at some anime series that would make awesome transitions from animation to a live action TV show.
These series may be a hard sell to most mainstream channels but would be great additions to Netflix’s growing original program lineup.
The first anime that deserves the live action treatment is the popular anime series, Naruto.
Based on Masashi Kishimoto”s hit manga (Japanese comic book) of the same name, Naruto is both a coming of age story as well as a martial arts epic with a healthy dose of human drama and comedy thrown in to really keep things interesting.
Naruto’s bizarre world, which is a blend of modern day cities and small ninja villages lends itself well to a TV budget with the option to set entire episodes within the modern city locations and while the cast of characters is absolutely huge in the anime, the majority could be cut to focus more on the main trio of characters; Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura with very little impact
1. Naruto Shippuden
Starting way back in 2002, this juggernaught of an anime franchise has recently begun to wind down with an epic finale to its second series, Naruto Shippuden in the movie, The Last: Naruto the Movie. Just because there’s no regular Naruto anime series now, doesn’t mean its completely finished though. A special movie focusing on several characters’ future children called, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, came out in 2015 and there’s a good possibility that more films and specials may be on the way.
If martial arts, magic and demons are your thing, this humorous, dramatic and action packed series may be for you.
2. One Piece
Similar to Naruto, One Piece features a blend of action and story with a slightly more generous helping of comedy. Running continuously since its launch in 1999 and now with well over 600 anime episodes (find out how to watch all these episode for free here!) and several One Piece movies, this anime about a crazy group of pirates has attracted a loyal fan base that has continued to grow more and more every year.
3. Fairy Tail
Ever wondered what would happen
Afer the initial anouncment of the new 2015 Dragon Ball Z film and its tentative title, The Worst Wish in History, the latest entry in the popular Dragon Ball franchise has now been properly revealed with several new images from the film, a new title; Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and a more detailed plot synopsis (the film’s story will see the return of the fan-favorite Dragon Ball Z villain, Frieza who has been resurrected by the Dragon Balls!).
While the previous film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods recieved an English dubbed theatrical release in North America, Canada and Australia several months after the Japanese release, Resurrection ‘F’ will be getting a special English subtitled (with original Japanese audio) theatrical screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, April 11th a whole week before the Japan premiere on the 18th!
Tickets for this one-off screening are unfortunately sold out but FUNimation has confirmed that they will also be releasing their English dubbed version of the film on the big screen sometime in Summer 2015 and that that release would be much wider and very likely to be shown in cinemas in countries
A Magical Sailor Moon and Star Wars Mashup
One of the more enjoyable aspects of fan art is the level of creativity shown by artists who are passionate about their favorite series. The more memorable creations are the ones that throw caution to the wind and really think outside the box by putting characters in situations they wouldn’t normally find themselves in or even mashing two completely different genres together! Anime is cool. Star Wars is cool.
Brilliant Bobba Fett Star Wars and Akira Anime Mashup Fan Art
Pikachu and Chewbacca Pokemon Anime and Star Wars Fan Art Mashup
Things don’t get much cuter than this anime and Star Wars mashup fan art of Pokemon’s Pikachu as Chewbacca. This is a shiny Pokemon that needs to appear in the official games.
The Ultimate Star Wars and Dragon Ball Anime Mashup
this brilliant Dragon Ball anime and Star Wars mashup fan art by ludy83 captures the sense of wackiness and adventure from both popular franchises.
A Fantastic Naruto and Star Wars Mashup Fan Art
One of the best anime and Star Wars mashup fan arts ever made featuring the cast of
Based on the hit anime and manga series of the same name, the first live action Attack on Titan movie is due for release in Japan on the first of August and will be screened internationally soon after the Japanese premiere! The second film, Attack on Titan: End of the World premieres on the 19th of September 2015 and is also expected to get a release outside of Japan.
This page will constantly update with the latest cinema times and locations for both Attack on Titan films so make sure to bookmark it or pin it to one of your Pinterest boards so you can check back for updates as we get closer to the film’s launch.
The Japanese live action Attack on Titan movies will be directed by Shinji Higuchi, who is known for his storyboarding on several hit anime series and movies such as Macross Plus, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kill la Kill, Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker among many others.
Attack on Titan manga creator, Hajime Isayama will be supervising production and the script will be written by Yusuke Watanabe who recently worked on 2014’s new Dragon Ball Z anime movie, Dragon Ball Z:
What is the Fairy Tail Anime Series About?
Fairy Tail (not “fairy tale”) is a Japanese cartoon (anime) set in a magical world called, Earth-land where magic is commonplace and mystical beings are well-known to the general population. In this world, many beings with magical abilities form guilds, groups or teams of magical individuals who protect their fellow members, occasionally act as a family, and mostly make money by completing assignments for paying customers.
The series revolves around one of these groups which calls itself the “Fairy Tail Guild”. Throughout the series the guild gets sent on a variety of missions ranging from small and mundane to adventures that could save the entire world. Occasionally individual Fairy Tail Guild members’ are revealed to have a personal connection to a mission which results in secrets being revealed and regular plot twists that shake the group to its core.
Fairy Tail’s fresh blend of action, drama, and comedy has earned itself a large following of fans. Its animation is often criticized for looking rushed but the quality voice actors, in both the Japanese and English versions, and the show’s willingness to not take itself too seriously often
What is Glitter Force About?
Glitter Force is the English language version of the anime (Japanese cartoon) series, Smile Pretty Cure. It follows the adventures of a group of five young girls who are given the ability to transform into magical superheroes by a mysterious and cute little critter called, Candy.
Together, the girls try to balance home and school responsibilities while trying to save the world from evil fairy tale villains and rescue the queen of the magical kingdom, Jubiland, Queen Euphoria.
Who are the Main Characters in Glitter Force?
The Glitter Force anime series revolves around five girls who make up the superhero team, Glitter Force, and their mascots Candy and Pop. Emily (Glitter Lucky) is usually the main focus of storylines and often acts as the leader of Glitter Force while Kelsey (Glitter Sunny) provides physical strength and a tom boy personality. Lily (Glitter Peace) is the typical shy girl, April (Glitter Spring) is good at sports, and Cloe (Glitter Breeze) is student council vice president, studies hard, and comes from a fairly traditional Japanese family.
How Many Episodes of Glitter Force are There?
Netflix has officially announced plans
Earlier this week, it was announced that the famous Japanese anime artist, Masaki Yuasa would be guest-animating an episode of the popular North American cartoon series, Adventure Time.
With so many global collaborative efforts behind animated films and series, the use of “anime” for Japanese animation and “cartoons” for non-Japanese animation is beginning to make a lot less sense than it did in the early 90s when anime began to boom in popularity.
Note: The word “anime”(pronounced “ah-ni-meh” in Japanese though “a-knee-may” in English usage) is literally the Japanese word for “animation” or “cartoon” and was adopted by Western speaking anime enthusiasts in the 90s to categorize animated tv series or films from Japan.
If a Western animation is animated by Japan based animation studios, is it an anime or cartoon? What if a Japanese company outsources a Chinese animation studio for partial or majority of the animation? Is it no longer an anime?
When is an anime not an anime? Or is the use of the word out of date, irrelevant, and should we just put all animation under one category such as “animation” (as is done in Japan and more and more