Saturday, October 30, 2021

Exploring Nintendo's Super Metroid | Video Gameography

The first season of Game Informer’s Video Gameography explores the history of the Metroid series. After running down Samus' classic debut and handheld outing, we’re moving onto the most influential entry in the series: Super Metroid.

Released on April 18, 1994 for Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Metroid sold well enough at the time, but its legend has only grown over time as more and more titles take inspiration from Samus' haunting adventure across the planet Zebes. Developed by Nintendo R&D1 with a staff of 15, and directed by Yoshio Sakamoto, Super Metroid is widely considered one of the greatest – if not the greatest – game ever made. In this episode, we talk about Super Metroid's grueling development, its unique approach to cinematic storytelling, the ways it surprised players, and how it helped spawn the Metroidvania genre.

Join hosts Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), and special guest, Game Informer alumni Joe Juba for the next hour as we explore Super Metroid's lore, development history, and lasting impact.

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Marvel planned to introduce the Guardians of the Galaxy through One-Shot short films

In published an article which states that Marvel fans have been given a peek behind the curtain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the recently released book The Story of Marvel Studios, which has offered up a wealth of info on Marvel’s rise from movie studio start-up to global box office behemoth.

Discussing the development of 2013’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which was at the time Marvel’s riskiest project by far, Kevin Feige revealed that the studio originally planned on introducing the lesser-known characters to audiences through a series of Marvel One-Shots (remember those?) that would have played before Phase Two releases Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Taking to social media, director James Gunn has elaborated on the story, and what was planned for the shorts:

Gunn is currently reuniting with his Guardians cast members for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which kicked off production this month and is being shot back-to-back with Disney+’s The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

Returning for the trilogy closer are Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin and Rocket Raccoon) and Elizabeth Debecki (Ayesha),

Friday, October 29, 2021

Sable Review – Captivating Gameplay Behind A Beautiful Mask

In Article and review published that In a typical open-world game, the environment is littered with content, populated with interesting side-quests, and full of breathtaking sights, but an overarching singular objective remains. Whatever the quest, exploring the world and helping locals often requires that you step away from your primary purpose. Sable is refreshing in that regard. This expedition allowed me to lose myself in the small details, talk with diverse characters, enjoy the experience, and admire the sights.

My trek into the desert is a rite of passage called the Gliding, during which I must leave my clan to roam the world gathering masks. I can return to my home when I feel like I have traveled enough and pick a mask to represent my adult identity. Though they lack voices, Sable’s characters have no absence of personality. As the motherly Jadi urges me to take time appreciating the trip, her concern makes leaving the clan bittersweet.

When I leave, my first foray into the larger world is extraordinarily compelling. An immense, trackless landscape opens before me as a celebratory Japanese Breakfast song rings out. The moment skillfully replicates the thrill and trepidation Sable feels thanks to her newfound independence. Fortunately, the clever level design keeps players from wandering aimlessly by putting important locations in hard-to-miss spots, and soon I’m ready to hunt down masks.

To collect most masks, you bring three badges to a mysterious mask-crafting entity. The missions that reward these tokens are usually short, and in some cases, simple fetch quests. On the hunt for Hercules Beetle Mask badges, for example, one assignment leads me to scare the literal crap out of bugs – apparently, it makes excellent fertilizer. In a slightly loftier Guard’s Mask quest, I received a badge for climbing the evocatively named Bridge of the Betrayed, meeting a character examining their own identity. While neither mission is mechanically complex, I appreciate the narrative variety and how the quests inspire me to travel to the ends of the map. As someone who excitedly pursues side content in most games, Sable’s exploration-focused, combat-less gameplay is fantastic.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that my travels took me through an absolutely stunning environment. The art is almost simple, but its vibrancy is astounding. Some may be thrown off by the main character’s sprinting, which intentionally runs at 12fps while the rest of the world targets 60fps. However, I appreciated this contrast because it accentuates the animation, like a painting that emphasizes its brush strokes. There is so much life in Sable’s visuals. The sand glows under the sunrise, and the stars shine when all the desert’s colors fade into the night. The landscape is rife with structures to climb, and these tempting locations often hide valuables, whether a unique article of clothing, a useful stamina-boosting collectible, or an unexpected character interaction. My curiosity was constantly rewarded.

Sable’s exploration remains engrossing thanks to its smooth, stamina-dependent climbing, which let me navigate simple, environmental puzzles – like connecting a power supply to open doors in a long-abandoned spacecraft. The gliding stone artifact encases Sable in a protective bubble that allows her to float slowly towards the ground – shielding her from fall damage. This mechanic dared me to scale great heights. Whether summiting an obstacle or gliding in the breeze, the act of exploration was entertaining.

My favorite mode of transportation is unquestionably the hoverbike. While zipping across the game’s parched expanse on the customizable, futuristic vehicle, I could almost feel the wind in my hair. Many settlements have vendors that sell unique parts, which I could mix and match to make the bike my own. The scene where I worked with my clan’s machinist to assemble my speeder did an excellent job of revealing how the culture respects technology to an almost spiritual level while not overwhelming me with exposition. This introduction built a bond between my bike and me, which helped me forgive the repeated times the speeder failed to come at my call because the AI couldn’t navigate various barriers. Most of the time, I remedied this problem by fast-traveling to an already discovered, nearby location, which would teleport both me and my machine to the same place. It’s a bit inconvenient but never took more than a few seconds away from the action.

Sable ends in the same way it starts, at home with family. The narrative payoff is not actually about your final choice, and that may rub more goal-oriented players the wrong way. However, I found the conclusion a fitting end to a side quest-filled exploration game. For those who love to explore, I can’t recommend Sable enough. Every element – beautiful graphics, compelling traversal, and player-driven plot – works together to ensure I simply lose myself in the world.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Film & TV Picks: J-pop group Arashi's concert film and anime Cowboy Bebop

 In published an article which states thatBefore the release of the live-action remake of this iconic anime next month, check out the 1998 original, now available on Netflix.

Long hailed as one of the most influential animes of all time, Cowboy Bebop is set in a post-apocalyptic universe where Earth is almost entirely uninhabitable. The series is a neo-noir western about bounty hunters or "cowboys" who bring criminals to the Inter Solar System Police for the right price.

The crew of cowboys often encounter events that put them in danger and also force them to confront their past traumas.

Japanese boy band Arashi have been on indefinite hiatus since the end of last year (2020), but local fans of the idol group can still catch them in action on the big screen.

The quintet's first-ever concert film, shot with more than 100 cameras, documents one of the gigs during the boy band's 50-show tour in Japan in 2018 and 2019 to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The film brings to life the experience of being in Tokyo Dome with the group, capturing the members in performance from all angles.

Tickets for the first five screenings were snatched up within 15 minutes of their release. Golden Village has added more screenings, with tickets going on sale on Oct 29 at 5pm.

Where: Selected Golden Village cinemas

When: From Nov 3 to 26, various times

Admission: $26 for GV Movie Club members and $30 for the general public. Each ticket comes with a set of five limited-edition postcards. Tickets go on sale on Oct 29 at 5pm and can be purchased via Golden Village's website, app and box-office counters.

Catch this South Korean horror film that arrived on Viu just in time for Halloween season.

It is about an abandoned training centre that has seen supernatural occurrences since a heinous crime happened there in 1990 - when a building manager murdered the centre's guests and committed suicide.

Since then, death has occurred yearly at the centre, forcing it to be closed down.

A paranormal investigator, played by actor Kim Kang-woo, is undeterred by the seemingly cursed building as he looks for clues about his late mother, a shaman who died while performing an exorcism at the centre. But he is not the only one, as three college students brave the centre as well to film a video for a competition.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game Launches on Google Stadia

In Games - BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America published an article which states that Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Tuesday that it has released the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game for Google Stadia on the same day.

The game launched in January 2020 in both Japan and in the West. The game is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco Entertainment released a Switch port on September 24.

The first DLC for Dragonball Z: Kakarot, "New Power Awakens - Part 1," launched in April 2020 and featured characters Beerus and Whis. In the story, after beating Whis, Goku and Vegeta will be able to use their Super Saiyan God forms. In those forms, the characters will then fight Beerus. The "Part 2" DLC launched in November 2020. The DLC features SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, and Golden Frieza. The "Trunks: The Warrior Of Hope" DLC launched on June 11.

Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game:

Developed in Japan by video game developer CyberConnect2; the game tells the legendary story of DRAGON BALL Z, taking players on an unforgettable adventure to experience over-the-top battles and challenging quests while creating life-long friendships as they crusade to protect Earth from fearsome villains. Additionally, DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT will also present resolutions to long unanswered questions from the DRAGON BALL Z storyline through light-hearted side quests.

The game includes story and gameplay inspired by the Dragon Ball Z anime's Cell Saga and Buu Saga. The game also includes the playable characters Trunks and Bonyu, a new character designed by Akira Toriyama.

The game has English and Japanese audio and supports Neutral-Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.

As of last December, the game has reached 7 million units shipped worldwide (including digital versions).


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

‘Flee’ Wins Grand Prize At Animation Is Film Festival Neon Oscar Contender ‘Flee’ Takes Top Honors at Animation Is Film 2021


Animated documentary Flee from helmer Jonas Poher Rasmussen has picked up another award, taking the top honor, the Grand Jury Prize, at the 4th Animation Is Film Festival, which wrapped on Sunday in Hollywood.

The jury also honored Belle from Oscar-nominated writer/director Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai) with a Special Jury Prize, and The Crossing with the Audience Award.

Slated for a Dec. 3 release from U.S. distributor Neon, Flee follows a man, Amin (a pseudonym), who recounts for the first time his journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.

“In the touching and innovative documentary Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen takes great care in sharing the personal history of an Afghan refugee. The filmmaker uses the process of animation to protect the identity of his subject, while also bringing an added layer to the material, capturing the impact of trauma on memory and identity in the process,” stated jury chair Peter Debruge of Variety.

Of Belle, which follows the journey of a 17-year-old high school student, Debruge said, “With extraordinary visual imagination and technical skill, Mamoru Hosoda reinvents the classic Beauty and the Beast story for this century. In his telling, a teenage Belle finds her voice and takes a stand on an important social issue.” The film is scheduled for a Jan. 14 U.S. theatrical release from distributor GKIDS.

In Florence Miailhe-helmed The Crossing, Kyona and Adriel embark on a heroic journey that takes them from childhood to adolescence, surviving incredible challenges before reaching a new world, free at last.

“At a time when audiences everywhere are still easing back into theatres, we were positively awestruck by the steady hum of enthusiasm on display this weekend at Animation Is Film. With sold-out screenings every day of the festival, Los Angeles announced itself once again as an epicenter for cinema and animation lovers. We were so happy to see everyone again,” said AIF director Matt Kaszanek in a released statement.

Neon’s Oscar buzzy animated doc, “Flee,” won the Grand Prize at the fourth annual Animation Is Film Festival, held last weekend at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. This follows Sundance doc and Annecy animation wins for the Danish entry in this season’s international Oscar race.

“Flee,” directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, tells the true story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with his secret past as an Afghan refugee on the verge of marrying his husband.

Neon’s Oscar buzzy animated doc, “Flee,” won the Grand Prize at the fourth annual Animation Is Film Festival, held last weekend at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. This follows Sundance doc and Annecy animation wins for the Danish entry in this season’s international Oscar race.

“Flee,” directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, tells the true story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with his secret past as an Afghan refugee on the verge of marrying his husband.

“In the touching and innovative documentary ‘Flee,’ Jonas Poher Rasmussen takes great care in sharing the personal history of an Afghan refugee. The filmmaker uses the process of animation to protect the identity of his subject, while also bringing an added layer to the material, capturing the impact of trauma on memory and identity in the process,” said Jury chair Peter Debruge, chief Variety film critic.

“Belle,” the GKids contender, from Oscar-nominated anime master Mamoru Hosoda (“Mirai”), took home the Special Jury Prize. The 2D reworking of “Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of Suzu, a shy 17-year-old singer, whose popular diva avatar falls in love with a beastly avatar within a virtual world and discovers a dark secret about his real life.

The Audience award went to “The Crossing,” directed by Florence Miailhe. Kyona and Adriel are separated from their parents facing the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey which takes them from childhood to adolescence, before reaching a new world, free at last.

“With extraordinary visual imagination and technical skill, Mamoru Hosoda reinvents the classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ story for this century. In his telling, a teenage Belle finds her voice and takes a stand on an important social issue,” added Debruge.

AIF kicked off opening night with the North American premiere of Netflix’s “The Summit of the Gods” (opening November 24 in select theaters and streaming November 30), the breathtaking French 2D feature about scaling Mount Everest from director Patrick Imbert (“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales”).

In addition, AIF hosted multiple special events, including a behind-the-scenes look at Disney’s “Encanto” (November 24), the fantasy musical set in a magical Columbian village, with eight songs from Lin-Manual Miranda, and directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith.

“At a time when audiences everywhere are still easing back into theaters, we were positively awestruck by the steady hum of enthusiasm on display this weekend at Animation Is Film,” said AIF director Matt Kaszanek. “With sold-out screenings every day of the festival, Los Angeles announced itself once again as an epicenter for cinema and animation lovers. We were so happy to see everyone again.”

Netflix's 'The Unforgivable' Trailer - Sandra Bullock is Out of Prison

"You're life starts here, now. Not twenty years ago." Netflix has unveiled a powerful official trailer for The Unforgivable, a new drama based on the TV mini-series "Unforgiven" from the UK. A woman is released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime and re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind. The film stars Sandra Bullock in the lead role as Ruth Slater, with a full cast including Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Aisling Franciosi, Rob Morgan, and Viola Davis. It's directed by German filmmaker Nora Fingscheidt, following up her hit film System Crasher from a few years ago. This kind of film can only work with someone extremely talented in the lead role, there's so many emotions and feelings hidden deep within her. This looks remarkably good so far, and the trailer ramps up as it goes on until the emotions burst out.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Nora Fingscheidt's The Unforgivable, direct from YouTube:

Source:- Youtube

Monday, October 25, 2021

New UK Trailer for Belgian Film 'Lola and the Sea' with Mya Bollaers

"What's important in life is that we believe in ourselves." Peccadillo Pictures has revealed the official UK trailer for an indie drama from Belgium titled Lola and the Sea, aka Lola vers la Mer in French. This first premiered at a few film festivals back in 2019, and is finally getting a UK release this year. It also stopped by a few other US festivals this year, including Frameline. 18-year-old Lola lives in a foster home with Samir, her only friend. When her mother passes away, her father Phillip makes sure Lola will miss the ceremony. Two years before, he was throwing her out: at the time, Lola was still Lionel. She won't leave her mother alone in this last journey. So they take off together, both unwilling to share a car but determined to take her home. Introducing Magritte Awards (Belgium's Oscars) Most Promising Actress winner Mya Bollaers in her debut. Also with Benoît Magimel. A "tender exploration of family relationships and identity," with music from Culture Club and Four Non Blondes." This looks quite good! I'm very curious about watching it.

Here's the official UK trailer (+ posters) for Laurent Micheli's Lola and the Sea, direct from YouTube:

Live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga - Full Trailer Tuesday.

 In published an article which states that The official website for the live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga began streaming the film's full trailer on Tuesday. The trailer reveals eight new cast members for the film. The site also unveiled the film's poster art.

The new cast members include (clockwise from upper left in image above):

Ayumi Itō as Chihiro Aoki, Hatakeyama's detective partner
Yoshi Sakō as Shōichi Yokota, a farmer's son
Takaya Sakoda as Jirō Noge, the town mayor's aide
Kazuki Namioka as Yoshiaki Sakai, a member of the town's revitalization bureau
Akira Emoto as Shōkichi Yokota, a farmer who is a neighbor to Keita and Jun, and who is key to the story
Kimiko Yo as Hanae Shōji, the mayor of Shishigari Island who constantly thinks about how to revive the town
Susumu Terajima as Masa Okazaki, Shinichirō's senior at the local police
Mayu Tsuruta as Hitomi Moriya, Shinichirō's mother

The film will open in Japan on January 28, 2022.

The film will star Tatsuya Fujiwara as Keita Izumi and Ken'ichi Matsuyama as Jun Tanabe. The two actors previous co-starred in the live-action Death Note films. Ryunosuke Kamiki will play Shinichirō Moriya, a rookie police officer in the film's remote island setting. His accidental killing of ex-convict Mutsuo Omisaka begins the story. Daichi Watanabe also has a role in the film. Haru Kuroki will play Kana Izumi, Keita's wife. Masatoshi Nagase will play Tsutomu Hatakeyama, a skilled police detective tracking Keita and the others.

Ryūichi Hiroki is directing the film, and Shō Kataoka is penning the script. Yoshihide Ōtomo is composing the music.

The suspense manga is set in a rural hunting town that has been suffering from a steadily shrinking population due to aging and migration over the course of many years. But when the town begins producing a product known as the "black fig," it begins bringing money and opportunity back to the town. The story begins when Keita Izumi, a caretaker of a black fig plantation, meets a man with an air that is ill-fitting for the town.

Tsutsui launched the noise manga in Grand Jump in December 2017, and ended in January 2020. Shueisha published the manga's third and final compiled book volume in March 2020.

Tsutsui launched the Prophecy (Yokokuhan) manga in Shueisha's Jump X magazine in 2011, and ended it in August 2013. Shueisha published three compiled book volumes for the manga. Vertical published all three volumes. Fumio Obata launched a spinoff manga titled Yokokuhan: The Copycat in Jump X in April 2014, and ended it in 2015. The manga also received three volumes. Prophecy inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan in June 2015.

The preview and poster of the live-action movie " Noise " based on Tetsuya Tsutsui have been released, and additional casts have been announced.

"Noise" is a suspense drawn on the island of Inokari, an isolated island in the sea. The story of Keita Izumi, a young man on the island, his childhood friend Jun Tanabe, and Shinichiro Moriya, a new police officer, accidentally killed a former prisoner, Mutsuo Komisaka, who visited the island. Starts to move. At the beginning of this notice are the peaceful daily lives of Keita played by Tatsuya Fujiwara , Jun played by Kenichi Matsuyama , and Shinichiro played by Ryunosuke Kamiki . However , after the scene where three people killed Komisaka played by Daichi Watanabe was projected, a scene where they conceal the murder, a scene where the police are investigating the island, and a new corpse are lined up. Images reminiscent of suspenseful development, such as the scene where there is a scene and the scene where Keita says "there is a traitor", are projected one after another. At the end, the scene where Shinichiro said something like "I killed you ..." was cut off in the middle, and the narration "Who is the real noise?" Was played.

In addition, this poster shows characters such as Keita and others, Keita's wife, Kana Izumi , who plays the role of Haru Kuroki , and Tsutomu Hatakeyama, the detective of the prefectural police who plays the role of Masatoshi Nagase . In connection with the title of the work, it has been processed to make it look noisy. In addition, as additional casts, Ayumi Ito will play the role of Hatakeyama's partner Chihiro Aoki , Yoshi Sako will play the role of farmer's son Shoichi Yokota , Takaya Sakoda will play the role of the mayor's subordinate, Jiro Noge , and Mayu Tsuruta will play the role of Shinichiro's mother, Hitomi Moriya . Kazuki Namioka plays the role of Yoshiaki Sakai, a member of the regional revitalization bureau, Susumu Terajima plays the role of Masaru Okazaki, who was a senior expatriate of Shinichiro, and Kimiko Yo and Keita play the role of Hanae Shoji, the mayor who thinks about the reconstruction of Inokari Island first. It was also revealed that Akira Emoto will play the role of Shokichi Yokota, a farmer who is a pure neighbor and holds an important key to the story . The movie "Noise" will be released on January 28, 2022.

Toei Animation began streaming the anime "pilot film"

 Toei Animation began streaming the anime "pilot film" for its new IP Sharedol on Monday. Toei Animation's new intellectual property research team PEROs (Prototyping and Experimental Research in Oizumi Studio) and young producers of Sotsu produced the pilot project together.

The video features the song "SHA ☆ LA ☆ LA ☆ Sharakuse !!!" by the group Lir:∀.

Atsutoshi Umezawa from Toei Animation and Hideyuki Namba from Sotsu are credited for planning, while Shintaro Fukase from Toei Animation and Takayuki Funahashi from Sotsu are credited as chief producers. Kōki Higurashi from Sotsu is credited as producer.

Yoshihiro Kanno (Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld action animation director) directed the pilot film at Toei Animation and Dangun Pictures. Minami Yoshida drew the character designs, and was also the animation director. Kenji Matsumoto is credited for art design and backgrounds. Setsu Nagata is credited for color design, color coordinator, and inspection. Ryotaro Nakano is credited for compositing, with Nobuhiro Maki as editor.

Source:- Youtube

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Mount Everest Animated Movie has released trailer posters and images from Netflix

 In mentioned that Netflix has released a trailer, poster and images for The Summit of the Gods, the upcoming animated feature based on artist Jiro Taniguchi and writer Baku Yumemakura’s manga series of the same name which follows a young Japanese photojournalist as he discovers a camera that could change the history of mountaineering; take a look below:- 

THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS follows a young Japanese photojournalist, Fukamachi, who finds a camera that could change the history of mountaineering. It leads him to the mysterious Habu, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.

The Summit of the Gods arrives on Netflix and in select cinemas on November 30th.

The Best Racing Games in 2021 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

 The Best Racing Games in 2021 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

The best racing games are the ones that you can buckle up and lose yourself in for hours, never getting bored of them as you go as fast as you possibly can.

Whether you’re looking for a simulation, a bombastic arcade racer or a family friendly karting game, the genre as a whole is a lot more complex than just putting pretty cars in pretty places.There’s a lot of nuance between the best racing games to make them all worthwhile, even if you’re already dedicated to one particular series and style.

You can always rely on a racing game whether you want a decent multiplayer experience, the ability to constantly try and do better than you did before, or just the chance to drive around some stunning vistas.



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Friday, October 22, 2021

France-Luxembourg - Summit of the Gods Animated Film's - Manga Adaptation


Netflix began streaming on Friday a trailer for the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga.

Netflix has the worldwide rights to the film outside of France, Benelux, China, Japan, and Korea. Netflix will release the film in select U.S. theaters on November 24 and in select U.K. theaters on November 26. The film will then stream on Netflix on November 30.

The film screened in July at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Official Selection, and opened in theaters in France on September 22 under the title Le Sommet des dieux. The film is opening the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on Friday.

Patrick Imbert (Ernest & Celestine) directed the film, and Magali Pouzol and Imbert wrote the script with Jean-Charles Ostorero collaborating. David Coquard-Dassault (Peripheria) was the film's art director. Amine Bouhafa composed the music. Diaphana Distribution is distributing the film in France, while Wild Bunch International has the international rights. Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, Kirikou and the Sorceress) is producing the film. Cartoon Brew describes the film as a 2D/3D hybrid.

The manga is itself an adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's novel. The story follows Fukamachi, an avid wilderness photographer who discovers a link to the past in Kathmandu, Nepal. He finds a camera supposedly belonging to George Mallory, a mountaineer who went missing on Mt. Everest. After meeting Habu Joji, a well-known climber with a passionate drive for the mountain, the two set off to uncover a piece of lost history.

The series ran in Shueisha's Business Jump, and European company Fanfare / Ponent Mon publishes the manga in English. Taniguchi passed away on February 11, 2017.

The manga's first volume was nominated for an Ignatz award in 2010, but did not win. The English translation of the fourth volume was nominated for an Eisner award in 2014. Taniguchi was knighted in France in 2011.

SOURCE:- Youtube + IndieWire (Jude Dry)

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Anime Releases Official Trailer - Mark Millar's Super Crooks Netflix

 An official trailer for Netflix's anime adaptation of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's Super Crooks has arrived. With almost a month away from Super Crooks' debut on Netflix, the streamer has decided to entice fans with a longer look at the upcoming series. The group of super-powered crooks manages to give the police all they can handle, as the trailer lays out the storyline that will unfold in its 13 episodes beginning November 25th. The popular anime studio BONES is behind the production of Super Crooks, with Motonobu Hori (Carole & Tuesday) directing the anime.

The synopsis for Super Crooks can be found below.

"Luck's never been on their side, but this crew of small-time crooks with super powers recruited by none other than Johnny Bolt are rolling the dice on one last heist. Their target: A ruthless super-powered crime boss.... What can go wrong? Super Crooks is based on the graphic novel of the same name by comic book legend Mark Millar and artist Leinil Yu, directed by Motonobu Hori (Carole & Tuesday) and told in 13x 30-minute episodes produced by renowned Japanese anime studio bones."

What was your favorite moment from the trailer? Sound off in the comments section below!

Source:- Youtube

New Anime Trailer - * Ghost in the Shell:* SAC_2045 Compilation Film Unveils


Bandai Namco Arts' YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer for Kōkaku Kidōtai SAC_2045 Jizoku Kanō Sensō  (Ghost in the Shell:- Sustainable Warfare), the compilation film of the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime's first season, on Thursday. The trailer features Millennium Parade's theme song "Fly with me." Bandai Namco Arts also unveiel a new visual for the film.

Ilya Kushinov drew the above visual, with Millennium Parade member and creative label PERIMETRON art director Kōta Mori credited for the visual's direction design.

The film will open in Japan on November 12 for a limited two-week screening run in 20 theaters. The film will use a new Dolby Atmos mix of Millennium Parade's theme song "Fly with me."

The second main visual and theater trailer of the feature film animation " Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Sustainable War " based on Masamune Shirow has been released.

The second main visual is an illustration drawn by Ilya Kuvshinov, directed by Kodai Mori, a member of millennium parade who is in charge of the theme song and an art director of the creative label PERIMETRON. While the particles of light drifted, the figure of Motoko Kusanagi connected to the cable turned around was drawn.

The theater trailer also includes the first public scene. The battle action between the reorganized Public Security Section 9 and the new enemy "Post Human" told by Smith will be put on the soundtrack by Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi and the theme song "Fly with me" by millennium parade. Was deployed.

It was also announced that visual sheets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at each theater as a gift for theater visitors. The visual sheet features the second main visual and an illustration drawn by Ilya Kuvshinov on both sides.

Furthermore, on November 13th, the second day of theatrical release, a public commemorative stage greeting will be held at Shinjuku Piccadilly, Tokyo. The event will be attended by Atsuko Tanaka , who plays Motoko Kusanagi , Akio Otsuka , who plays Batou , Koichi Yamadera , who plays Togusa , and Megumi Han, who plays Esaki Pudding . Tickets are pre-requested from October 21st to 31st today at Rochike. The general release will start on November 5th.

"Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Sustainable War" will be screened in theaters for two weeks from November 12th. A story reconstructed with new images will be delivered to Season 1 of the anime "Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045", which is being exclusively distributed on Netflix.

Source:- Bandai Namco Arts -  Youtube Channel + Comic Natalie

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Watch New Yo-kai TV Anime Gets Compilation Film on November 12 with new added scenes.

 The latest work of the anime "Yo-Kai Watch" series, "Movie Yo- Kai Watch ♪ Kate and Orecchi's Encounter Edition Nyan ♪ Wa, Watakushi Mo ~ ♪♪" will be released to theaters at Aeon Cinema on November 12th. At the same time, the key visual was released.

"Movie Yo- Kai Watch ♪ Kata and Orecchi's Encounter Edition Nyan ♪ Wa, Watakushi Mo ~ ♪♪" is a DCP work for the theater by adding a new movie original part to the TV anime series. The first episode of "Yokai Watch" depicting the encounter between Kate, Whisper, and Jibanyan, the 25th episode of "Yokai Watch" depicting why Jibanyan became a monster, and the popular corner "4 Koma-san" of "Yokai Watch ♪" Can be enjoyed at the theater. In addition, bundle tickets with goods will be sold at Aeon Cinema 30 Building.

The film will incorporate Keita's first meeting with Whisper and Jibanyan (from television episode 1), the story of why Jibanyan became a Yo-kai (from episode 25) , and the popular "4-Koma-san" (Mr. Four-Panel) shorts.

The anime premiered on April 9. The new show features unique and returning Yo-kai. The comedy also centers on the original series' main characters: fifth-grader Keita (Nate in the English version), ghost butler Whisper, and popular Yo-kai like Jibanyan and Komasan. The original cast members for these four characters are returning for this new series.

The previous anime series to feature Keita was titled Yo-kai Watch (with an exclamation mark), which premiered on April 2019. That anime brought back Keita as the main character.

Yo-kai Gakuen Y: N to no Sōgū (Yo-Kai Academy Y: An Encounter With N), the most recent Yo-kai Watch anime series, premiered in December 2019 with the protagonist Jinpei Jiba on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The Eiga Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y - Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka anime film opened in Japan in December 2019.

6th Yo-kai Watch Film Reveals Visual, December 13 Opening

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Film is set in elite academy for top class students

The official website for Yo-kai Watch! franchise's anime films revealed a visual and the December 13 opening date on Friday for Eiga Yo-kai Watch! Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y - Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka (Yo-kai Watch Jam the Movie: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero?), the sixth film in the Yo-kai Watch! franchise.

The new film's story is set in Y-Academy, an elite school that only allows students with top class abilities to enter. The protagonist, Jinpei Jiba, and his unique friends, take on the mysteries of the school as transforming heroes.

Eiga Yo-kai Watch!: Forever Friends, the franchise's fifth anime film, opened in Japan last December. The film eventually earned 1,043,725,500 yen (about US$9,615,164), and sold 930,000 tickets.

Source: Yo-kai Watch! films'  websiteComic Natalie

On Tuesday that has shipped 20 million copies worldwide of its Monster Hunter: World game


CAPCOM revealed on Tuesday that has shipped 20 million copies worldwide of its Monster Hunter: World game including the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition release. The company also announced that its Monster Hunter Rise game has sold a cumulative 7.5 million units for Nintendo Switch as of September 24.

Monster Hunter: World launched worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018. The game became CAPCOM's best-selling game ever in January 2020 when it had 15 million copies in circulation (both physical and digital).

The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2019, and debuted for PC via Steam in January 2020. The overall game launched its "final" free update in October 2020.

The Monster Hunter Rise game launched for the Switch on March 26. The game will launch for PC on January 23. A demo launched for the PC version on Thursday.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will debut for the Switch and PC via Steam in summer 2022. The expansion will have an all-new story, with new locations to visit, as well as new gameplay mechanics.

Source:- Youtube 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Anime's Teaser Unveils Cast - Staff, 2022 - 'Kono Healer, Mendokusai'

 The official website for the television anime of Tannen ni Hakkō's Kono Healer, Mendokusai (This Healer's a Handful) manga unveiled main cast, main staff, opening theme song artist, and 2022 premiere date - a visual and teaser promotional video for the anime on Wednesday. 

Aguri Ōnishi plays the dark elf Karla, while Takuya Satō plays Karla's companion Arvin. Ōnishi also performs the anime's opening song.

Nobuaki Nakanishi (Koihime Musō, Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl, Mangirl!) directs the anime at Jumondo. Fumihiko Shimo (Talentless Nana, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?, New Game!) is supervising and writing the series' scripts. Chisato Kikunaga (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle episode animation director) is designing the characters.

The "isekai burnt-out adventurer comedy" centers on two adventurers: the hopeless swordsman Arvin, and the sarcastic dark-elf healer Karla, who seems to be more talented with ticking people off than healing.

Tannen ni Hakkō launched the manga in Kadokawa's ComicWalker website in 2019. Kadokawa published the manga's third compiled book volume on April 23.


Team Battles With Sora, The Final Smash Fighter, on Nintendo Life

 They've all arrived. No, seriously, they're all of them. Sora is finally playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, marking the end of an era for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

To commemorate the occasion, two of our most enthusiastic Smash Bros. brawlers - Alex Olney and Jon Cartwright from our video team - will face off, putting Sora through his paces and discussing all things Smash Bros.

You can check it out live above, and be sure to pop over to the stream on YouTube to like, subscribe, ring that bell-thing and whatever else you kids do on YouTube nowadays.


Cube Queen Location in Fortnite Season 8: Where to Find the Cube Queen

Her plans aren't obvious now, but as the days pass, we'll learn more. We still have a long way to go in this season, so it'll only be a matter of time before she shows her true colours.

That stated, where do you look for her now that she's arrived on the island?

Surprisingly, all of the island's cubes have finally converged at the Aftermath. The Convergence has been given to this location, which is a fancy moniker for the Cube Town POI.

That being said, if you ever visit this location, keep in mind that there are numerous bouncy pads available for you to jump around on.

Most importantly, you will observe the wicked Cube Queen hovering in the air if you jump high enough.

She's surrounded by a peculiar yellow aura. This atmosphere serves as a deterrent. You can't go near to her because you'll bounce off the barrier the moment you try.

She does, however, have a disturbing laugh going on around her. It's creepy enough to give you the shivers.

With the Cube Queen on the scene and the Cube Town perched directly over where the Zero Point once stood, it will be intriguing to see how the rest of the storey unfolds.

Furthermore, we know that Doctor Slone is just a few steps away from opening the island's secret bunker, so we're not sure how things will turn out, but it certainly looks intriguing at this point.

That stated, keep a look out for any unusual behaviour in and around Cube Town.

Read more: Everything we know about Fortnitemares 2021.

The Court of Owls is introduced in the 'Gotham Knights' trailer from DC FanDome.

 The open-world RPG, however, has yet to be given a release date.

Aside presenting a slew of live-action and animated clips for upcoming films and series, DC FanDome also released new peeks at some of its most eagerly anticipated video games, including a Gotham Knights storey teaser that revealed the menacing Court of Owls.

Gotham Knights is a forthcoming open-world action role-playing game set in the crime-ridden city of Gotham, set shortly after Batman's presumed death. You'll assume the roles of Red Hood, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin to investigate what happened to the Dark Knight, which will lead you to a confrontation with the Court of Owls, one of the city's oldest crime syndicates. At the moment, not much is known about the rest of the game, but you can expect action-packed moments set in dark, mysterious settings as you battle swarms of brainwashed assassins known as Talons, the Court of Owls' minions.

Gotham Knights is currently scheduled to release in 2022 for fans of all things Batman PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

On October 27th, SINoALICE Global's Final Fantasy Brave Exvius crossover event will be available on mobile.


With its Final Fantasy Brave Exvius cooperation event, SINoALICE Global is bringing a new layer of magnificence to the fantasy RPG, which will be available for iOS and Android on October 27th. Pokelabo Inc. and Square Enix are commemorating the collaboration with in-game freebies and a real-world FFBE Collaboration Kickoff Social Media giveaway.

The SINoALICE x FFBE crossover's Cooperation Promotional Event will feature fan-favorite characters, an unique collaboration original scenario, and legendary FFBE franchise music composed by Noriyasu Agematsu. Plus, from October 27th after maintenance through November 10th, players that log in during the collaborative event will receive Rain/Breaker as an in-game gift.

In the meantime, the FFBE Collaboration Kickoff Social Media Giveaway has already begun. To join in on the fun, fans may just follow SINoALICE Global's official social media profiles. To enter the giveaway, go to the game's official Twitter, Facebook, and Naver Cafe sites and retweet or comment on the campaign posts as directed.

You can participate in the social media event from October 16th to October 24th, and you might just be one of three lucky winners of a two-volume FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS Original Soundtrack set.

If you're interested in learning more, you can visit the official collaboration page to remain up to date on all the latest developments, or you may download SINoALICE as a free-to-play game with in-app purchases on the App Store or Google Play. In the meantime, you may become even more excited by watching the teaser trailer posted above.

Are you looking for more role-playing games that will send you on a grand mission to save the world? Take a look at our selection of the top 25 greatest RPGs for Android smartphones and tablets.

Want more? Check out our 23 other SINoALICE news stories!

Monday, October 18, 2021

The aquatope on white sand Episode 15 Sub English

 The aquatope on white sand opened Episode 15, "The Great Sea Slug Debate," with a track so fanciful that I assumed we'd be in for Slug StuffTM or something equally lighthearted and humorous, but that's not at all what we got. In fact, I believe episode 15 is quite serious.

This episode continues to introduce viewers to Tingaara while also demonstrating how different it is from Gama Gama. If Gama Gama was a lemonade stand, Tingaara is an entire lemonade factory with samples after your tour: it has this polish that Gama Gama never has. While I still miss Gama Gama and can't help but wonder if it will return in some form, I think it's better to let Kukuru, Fuuka, and the rest of Team Gama Gama grow at Tingaara, and maybe inject a little of that Gama Gama flavour into Tingaara's very polished presentation.

In terms of adding that Gama Gama feel, I think it's crucial to mention Kukuru's development as a character. Kukuru spent most of episodes 13 and 14 stumbling her way into her new role, but by episode 15, she's come to be rather confident, combining her expertise as the director of Gama Gama with her PR work at Tingaara. Naturally, this ruffles a few feathers and eventually gets her into trouble, because Kukuru isn't remaining in her lane as Tingaara would like her to. But, of course, witnessing Kukuru do the right thing is at the core of the episode.

Kai, on the other hand, is assuming a new role: that of a potential romantic partner for Kukuru. It's something that was hinted at in the first half of the series, but is much more evident in this episode, especially near the end. The song makes a strong case for them as the series' principal couple, and it wants you and me, the viewers, to agree. Is it going to "pay off"? I'm not sure. I'm not sure if The aquatope on white sand will have any romantic overtones. I'm hoping it won't, and instead that everyone will just be friends and use that as a springboard for their own personal growth.

It's not that I don't want to read the series as a Yuri; I just don't think The aquatope on white sand is the right setting for that storey, especially in a book that has the capacity to convey a human storey about queerness. At this point, since that's pretty much dead in the water, I'd just like to see a series with a female lead and her male best friend who aren't triggering red flags for a romantic ending, and while it appears to be mostly Kai realising his affection for the time being, I have a feeling it won't be long before the storey shifts Kukuru's attention to romance as well.

Aside from that minor complaint, episode 15 was good, leaving viewers on a "cliffhanger" that will most likely be followed up on in the future episode. I'm really digging The aquatope on white sand's more mature vibes, and while I didn't get into everything that happened this week, it's plenty to keep the momentum going from the previous two episodes.It's fun to watch Kukuru develop into a more sophisticated version of herself, in part because this is the twenty-something millennial experience, and while Kukuru and Fuuka aren't my age, I found myself relating to their progress as they settle into life at Tingaara. Even if the ladies here are still maturing into womanhood, it's good to see a "working women" series.

The aquatope on white sand is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

Mercedez is a JP-EN localization editor & proofreader/QA, pop culture critic, and a journalist who also writes for Anime Feminist, where she's a staff editor, and But Why Tho?. She's also a frequent guest on the AniFem Podcast, Chatty AF. When she's not writing, you can find her on her Twitter or on her Instagram where she's always up to something.

Palette's 9-nine- Game Will Be Released in Spring 2022 on PS4 and Switch

 Sekai Project already released the game's four episodes in English on Steam.

Palette, a game developer, announced on Sunday that its all-ages 9-nine PC game will be released in spring 2022 for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

There are four "episodes" in the 9-nine game. In English, Sekai Project has released all four episodes on Steam.

The world and setting are the identical in all of the episodes, yet each one focuses on a different heroine. Sekai Project describes the games:

The storey revolves around the hamlet of Shiromitsugawa, which is home to enigmatic Artifacts and the superpowers that they bestow on their Users. A storey about the protagonist and heroine's building trust and budding romance, as well as a murder mystery in which they track down the perpetrator of a series of otherworldly murders.

Source: 9-nine- game's website via Gematsu 

BLEACH Is Part of the Big Three Regardless of What Haters May Feel

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