IGN caught up with Disney Pixar chief John Lasseter at D23, where he confirmed that The Incredibles 2 will pick up right where the first one ended! Here’s is what he had to say:
“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on,” said Lasseter, who specified that only “a minute” will have passed between films. “It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that’s where start this movie.”
Of course this news dashes the hopes of fans who wanted an equal amount of time to have lapsed since the film’s 2004 release. If you look around the internet, you’ll see tons of fan art for adult versions of Dash, Violet and Jack Jack. Perhaps it’s this very fan anticipation that led Disney and Pixar to go in the oppossite direction?
The anticipated sequel is set to be released on June 15, 2018!
Source: THE INCREDIBLES 2 Will Start Right Where The First Film Left Off
The official Twitter account for the Kaito × Ansa “puzzle-solving” (nazo-toki) original television anime revealed four more cast members on Wednesday. Some of the cast members are returning from the Nazotokine anime.
The new cast members are Emi Nitta (Love Live!‘s Honoka) as Hinata Takaragawa, Kenichi Suzumura (Free! Eternal Summer‘s Momotarō) as Yocchin, Natsuko Hara as Tokine Amino (returning from Nazotokine), and Sora Tokui as Hacchin (returning from Nazotokine).
The anime also stars Kazuki Katou (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!‘s Kikyo, B-PROJECT‘s Kento Aizome) as Kaito Aen,Takahiro Sakurai (D.Gray-man‘s Yu Kanda, Code Geass‘ Suzaku) as Ansa Arishin, and Daisuke Ono (Black Butler‘s Sebastian, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable‘s Jōtarō) as Yū Kuromu.
The anime will premiere on July 12 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and Tochigi TV. The series will later air on BS-Fuji as part of the “Anime Guild” block, and on RNC.
Source: Kaito × Ansa Puzzle-Solving Anime Adds New Cast, Brings Back Nazotokine Characters
The Twitter account of the Osada, Shizuoka branch of the Yoshimi Books store posted a picture *down below* on Thursday that reveals an anime adaptation of Aneko Yusagi‘s The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) fantasy light novel series has been green-lit. The image shows promotional flyers from MF Books, the light novel label of Kadokawa‘s brand company Media Factory that publishes the series.
The flyer states that a promotional video for the anime will premiere at Anime Expo on July 1. MF Books’ official website will reveal more information about the anime on Saturday!
Source: The Rising of the Shield Hero Fantasy Novels Get Anime
Rocko, Heffer, Filburt, and yes, Spunky the dog, along with the rest of O-Town are headed back to Nickelodeon for the long-awaited Rocko’s Modern Life revival next year. More than twenty years after it first went off the air, one of the most fondly remembered shows of Nickelodeon’s golden age is coming back for a special TV movie. The good news? The entire original cast is set to return for the special, which has been given an official title as well.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon has officially titled the upcoming one-hour TV special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. Joe Murray, who created the original series, is on board to write and executive produce the special for the network, which is another very important piece of the puzzle for fans. Here’s the synopsis for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. And yes, Rock and the gang have been in outer space for more than two decades.
“[Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling] brings the characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko whole-heartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.”
Nickelodeon has yet to set a release date for the special yet, but we will be sure to keep you up to date as more information is made available!
Source: Rocko’s Modern Life Movie Gets a Title, Brings Back Original Cast
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, one of the most beloved stories in the history of the Dark Knight, is finally getting a proper Blu-ray release. Long hailed as a crowning achievement in Batman’s storied history, Mask of the Phantasm (an extension of the much beloved Batman: The Animated Series) tells the tale of a mysterious, reaper-like new villain, the Phantasm, who is systematically killing off a select group of Gotham’s mob. Batman is tasked with stopping the Phantasm and attempting to ascertain their motives. At the same time, a figure from Bruce Wayne’s past, Andrea Beaumont, returns to Gotham, leading to Bruce reminiscing on their romance and its direct effect on his origins as Batman.
Announced by Warner Archive Collection via Facebook and Twitter, the film is getting a full 1080p HD remaster next month and will be presented in both its original theatrical 16×9 aspect ratio and open matte 4×3. No word yet on extras beyond the theatrical trailer. What I know FOR CERTAIN is that this is going to be a day one pick up for me!
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable is being released on 13 DVD or Blu-ray volumes. Each disc comes with one entry coupon, and you need to send all 13 coupons to receive the bonus OVA. The last 13th DVD/Blu-ray volume is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2017 and a new visual is anticipating the unaired episode.
That bonus will be based on the 46-page 5th episode of Hirohiko Araki’s Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai/Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan manga. Mai Nakahara and Kaori Mizuhashu joining the cast.
The 18th and latest chapter of Hajime Tōya’s Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo: Danganronpa Another Episode) manga revealed on June 9 that the manga will end in its next chapter. The manga runs on Kadokawa‘s “Comic Clear” website, and the site will publish the final chapter on July 14.
Tōya launched the manga on the website in January 2015. Kadokawa published the manga’s second compiled volume in September.
The manga adapts Spike Chunsoft‘s PlayStation Vita spinoff game of the same name. The game shipped in Japan in September 2014. NIS America released the game in the West in September 2015.
The game is receiving a port for the PlayStation 4 that will arrive in Europe on June 23, in North America on June 27, and in Japan on June 29. Spike Chunsoft is also releasing the game on Steam this month.
Source: Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Manga Ends in July