It is important to note that Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring is the prequel to the movie so obviously you don’t need to watch the movie to enjoy it, but you definitely need to be familiar with the main series. Taking place after Chapter 700, this chapter focuses on the new generation, mostly Sasuke and Sakura Uchiha's daughter—Sarada.
Although meant as a prologue for the movie, and just a side story, this Gaiden wasn’t really enjoyable for many reasons. To address the elephant in the room, I feel like Cho-cho’s role felt rather forced and added no substance to story. While I understand that she was added for comedic relief, sometimes it was just executed at the wrong times and it just felt rather annoying more than anything.
[Tags: flow, convention, fanimecon, naruto, code geass, eureka seven, 2010]
FanimeCon 2010 has announced that rock band FLOW will attend the convention as a guest of honor. They will perform a concert on May 28 and participate in a Q&A panel and autograph session.
FLOW has provided theme songs for anime series such as "Naruto," "Code Geass," and "Eureka Seven."
FanimeCon 2010 is being held at the San Jose Convention Center on May 28-31, 2010. Other guests of honor include LM.C and Halko Momoi.
The official website of the Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (Occult Academy) anime series has begun streaming the 100-second Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) 2010 promotional video and the first 15-second television commercial on Friday. The horror and school comedy story revolves around mystery and supernatural cases at Occult Academy, a fortress-like academy city. A-1 Pictures and Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Blood: The Last Vampire, Angel Cop, Robot Carnival) co-created Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin as TV Tokyo and Aniplex's third Anime no Chikara project. Tomohiko Ito (Death Note and Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro assistant director) is directing, and Seishi Minakami (Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) is supervising the scripts. The television series will premiere in Japan in July.
[Tags: naruto, streaming, anime, occult academy]
[Tags: Bleach, Naruto, Movies, Anime]
Monday's 3rd and 4th combined issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will confirm the production of a fourth Bleach film which will open in the winter of 2010.
Japanese movie distributor; TOHO
has also confirmed that a fourth Naruto Shippuden film is scheduled for the summer of 2010.
Sources: Anime News Network, TOHO
[Tags: naruto, disney, anime]
American television channel, Disney XD has listed the premiere of Naruto Shippuden as October 28. The channel will broadcast "Homecoming," "The Akatsuki Makes Its Move," "The Results of Training," and "The Jinchuriki of the Sand" between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
The Shippuden sequel takes place two and a half years after the Naruto series and covers from volume 28 of the manga onwards. In this series Naruto returns to Konoha after intense training and faces the Akatsuki organisation.
Source: Anime News Network
[Tags: Naruto, VIZ, Disney]
Media, LLC has apparently struck a deal with Disney
-ABC to broadcast Naruto
Shippuden on the young male-oriented Disney XD cable channel which was rebranded and relaunched this year. This news was reported in the Hollywood Reporter.
Early at Anime Expo VIZ had confirmed that Shippuden would not be airing on the Cartoon network, due to CN's shift away from licensed programming to the cheaper internal productions and live action programming. The series has been streaming on Hulu, Joost, Crunchyroll and via naruto.com's portal since January. The Companion DVD release will be available later this month.
Source: Anime News.Biz
[Tags: Bleach, Manga, Naruto, Review]
I am very hesitant to say this is probably my favorite manga
to read. I monitor its releases, occasionally listen to its sound track, and tend to read up on stuff might have over looked. Although I feel no real connection to the characters or villains, and frankly they could all die, respawn new ones and I would probably find it hilariously ironic. But for the sake of it, let’s look at things here. Bleach
is probably only second to Naruto
in terms of popularity, and if anything is Naruto’s PG-13 older brother. I say that because it’s true. Both animes follow the same general path, where it follows the manga up to a certain point, then divulges on some mindless fillers In order to let the manga develop further. They both have a few movies out for themselves, actions figures (or whatever you call them), trading cards, etc. But, I tend to overlook those things, throw them into a box and try keeping them ‘out of sight out of mind’ to concentrate on the main story line.
It should be nothing new to say that you know what Naruto is. Much like Harry Potter and Star Wars, Naruto is either something you hate or like and really doesn’t have much to offer in between. Also, because the anime and the manga are essentially the same thing, excluding the anime’s fillers, I figure it would be easier to just collectively do this instead of just making two.
[Tags: Anime, Manga, Review, Serated, Retrospective, Naruto]
So it’s around 450 manga chapters, some 250 episodes and several movies, and as I said, you either like it or hate it. I do think I know why. Whenever we think of something like that, we tend to also think of its fan base as a type of example of those who read or watch it like we do. In this case, we have the eloquently named ‘Narutard.’ Now, this is kind of mean if one thinks about it. Remember back in the days when you used to watch childish animes like Sailormoon, Dragonball Z, or Pokemon? Do you think those who watched anime or other stuff before you thought very highly of you? How about another one, you grow up as a child and a love Sesame Street, and then
Highlights of anime and manga coming in September 2009. For the full list see VIZ Media
Vol 1- MSRP $7.99 ISBN:
The story takes place in the land of AmberGround, a place of perpetual night only partially illuminated by an artificial sun. Lag Seeing works as a "Letter Bee" (delivery boy) at the "Bee Hive" (a delivery service), with his Dingo, Niche, and her "pet", Steak, traveling with him. He is entrusted with the "hearts" of everyone in AmberGround to deliver their packages. - wiki
Bleach Vol 28 - MSRP $7.95 ISBN:
One Piece Vol 22 - MSRP $7.95 ISBN:
Nana Vol 18 - MSRP $8.99 ISBN:
Inuyasha Vol 40 - MSRP $8.95 ISBN:
1-4215-2890-8 Release: Sep 8th
Full Metal Alchemist Vol 20 - MSRP $9.99 ISBN:
1-4215-3034-1 Release: Sep 15th
Bleach The Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion (Standard Edition)
- MSRP $29.92 Length: 90 min Release: Sep 8th
Honey and Clover Vol 1 (Box Set) - Episodes 1- 12 MSRP $59.90 Release: Sep 22
Naruto Shippuden Vol 1 - MSRP: $24.92 Length: 100 min. Release: Sep 29
Source: VIZ Media
[Tags: Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, VIZ Media, anime, iTunes]
, LLC announced that NARUTO
Shippuden will be available on the download-to-own basis in the iTunes
Store. Unfortunately this is for the US and Canada only.
The series will be launching with the first four episodes (English dubbed) and the first episode will be available to download for free. This promotion began July 25th and will run through till August 31st. October will bring four more episodes.
Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and teens and has sold more than 85 million copies to-date. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and animated counterpart (NARUTO rated ‘T’ for teens, and NARUTO Shippuden rated ‘T+’ for older teens) is one of VIZ Media’s most successful properties and has captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America. NARUTO is a co-production of TV TOKYO, VIZ Media parent company Shueisha Inc., and Pierrot Co., Ltd. ~ VIZ Media LLC
[Tags: Anime, VIZ Media, Naruto, VIZ]
At Anime Expo VIZ representatives confirmed that the Nartuo series would not be aired on TV due to the Cartoon Network's shift away from licensing content. The Cartoon Network has moved to developing new programing internally and are shifting viewership to online portals.
In related news, Viz also confirmed the forthcoming release of the first Naruto Shippuden feature film in November with no additional details available at this time.