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GEGEGE NO KITARO BEGINS “SECOND YEAR” WITH 50TH EPISODE

GEGEGE NO KITARO BEGINS “SECOND YEAR” WITH 50TH EPISODE

As it approaches the end of its one year run since premiering on April 1st of 2018, the new remake of GeGeGe no Kitaro is set to begin its “second year” with the 50th episode of the series.

Episode 50 will air on April 7, 2019, erupting with a new chapter and story arc featuring the “Four Generals of Hell” and a new character named Rei Isurugi, a mysterious human high school student who seems to have a hatred against the yokai and who is chasing after Kitaro.

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NEW THEATRICAL FILM FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ONE PIECE FRANCHISE TO DEBUT IN SUMMER 2019!

NEW THEATRICAL FILM FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ONE PIECE FRANCHISE TO DEBUT IN SUMMER 2019!

On October 20, 1999; an anime series premiered in Japan that featured Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who sets off on a lifelong journey to become the King of the Pirates and capture the legendary treasure: One Piece. From then on, the series that is One Piece has made an influential and cultural impact on the anime fan community for almost 20 years and it is still going strong today!

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NEW NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES BASED ON SAINT SEIYA PREMIERES IN SUMMER 2019

NEW NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES BASED ON SAINT SEIYA PREMIERES IN SUMMER 2019

After launching in Japan, Netflix has strived to be the quintessential service of Japanese streaming content since 2015. Particularly for anime, the streaming service juggernaut has aggressively put their stamp in the genre with their now colossal slate of original anime series. Now in the past week, Netflix has announced the upcoming release of several exciting new anime series including a brand-new series of Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya. This new upcoming new series is crafted as an all-new CG remake series of Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya manga with Toei Animation and Netflix has collaborating on the project for a global launch next Summer. Netflix has revealed its first real look of the series in the visual above.

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THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE GOES SUPER WITH THE ADDITION OF GOKU!

THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE GOES SUPER WITH THE ADDITION OF GOKU!

It’s official. The world of Dragon Ball will soon be showcased on the national stage when the legendary hero, Goku, makes his debut in the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year! Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form from the anime series Dragon Ball Super will be the newest balloon in a lineup that is populated with other iconic characters such as Charlie Brown, Spongebob Squarepants, and Ronald McDonald.

An annual tradition that began in 1924, the massive three-hour event of the Macy’s Parade will start its course from the heart of Central Park in Manhattan to Macy’s Herald Square. Goku’s balloon will stand at over 50 feet tall, float through New York City by about 90 parade handlers, while being watched by millions from the ground and on national television.

The road to the final design of the balloon was a meticulous and intense process in order to give Goku a posture and expression that will be the perfect depiction of the character for his parade debut. Representatives from Toei Animation worked with Macy’s Studio artists to finalize the clay model design of Goku based on drawings and color palettes. Many adjustments and versions were made before the final version of Goku was decided. The process took 3-4 days.