Gundam Breaker Battlogue Web Anime to Begin Streaming Worldwide on October 19, 2021

The official website for the forthcoming six-chapter web anime Gundam Breaker Battlogue has announced that it will start streaming worldwide on October 19, 2021. It will be streamed on the Gundam franchise’s official YouTube channel “Gundam Channel” in Japan, and on Gundam.info overseas.

The Gundam Breaker Battlogue anime is produced as part of the “Gundam Breaker Battlogue Project,” which aims to further strengthen the linkage between the Gundam plastic models and the “Gundam Breaker” series inspired by them. It features the project’s original mobile suits and characters from the Gundam Breaker Mobile smartphone game app and the Gundam Breaker 3 PlayStation4/PlayStation Vita game.

Source: Crunchyroll

FUNimation Entertainment to Begin Streaming More Mobile Suit Gundam Anime in September 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming more Mobile Suit Gundam anime in September 2021. Starting on September 7, 2021, the following anime from the franchise will be available to stream: Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin.

Each series will stream with English subtitles and in English-dubbed format on FUNimation in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. They will also launch in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, with a date to be confirmed.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Gundam Online Expo Returns to the United States with Exciting New 12 Day Program of Panels, Exclusives, Livestream Shopping and More from August 26-September 5, 2021

Following its franchise history-making first year, the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO is confirmed to return to the United States with an announcement from BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin). This official, Gundam-only, digital event is presented by BANDAI NAMCO Group companies BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles, SUNRISE INC. and BANDAI SPIRITS. It offers 2021 attendees an expansive schedule of programming including workshops, panels, specially produced video content and event exclusive collectibles. New features include the 2021 GUNPLA Builder’s Cup winners announcement ceremony and the GUNPLA Livestream Shopping Experience (akin to a cable TV shopping network show) co-hosted by a team at BANDAI NAMCO Collectible’s U.S. headquarters and well-known Japanese model/TV host Rinrin at Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Miraiken Studio in Tokyo. In addition, for the first time, this year’s GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO will feature video content from current and future Gundam anime and live-action titles — including both screenings and event-only reveals — all made possible by 2021 partners Netflix and Crunchyroll. The GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO is free to attend and will kick off its 12 day program on Thursday, August 26, 2021 and close on Monday, September 6, 2021.

GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO EVENT EXCLUSIVES

This year’s GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO will showcase more than 100 different GUNPLA and feature a vast collection of exclusive model kits — including numerous GUNPLA from both the GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA and THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO that were previously only available in Asia. For 2021, the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO GUNPLA collection will be available during the GUNPLA Live Shopping Experience and on the Premium Bandai USA website at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time in four separate waves:

  • August 26, 2021 (Thursday): Wave 1 – Release of 30 items
  • August 27, 2021 (Friday): Live Shopping Experience – Release of 12 items
  • August 28, 2021 (Saturday): Wave 2 – Release of 24 items
  • August 30, 2021 (Monday): Wave 3 – Release of 25 items
  • September 1, 2021 (Wednesday): Wave 4 – Release of 24 items

All website sales will end on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Unleash the World of GUNPLA with Adam Savage

Tested is one of the largest content platforms and online communities for makers on YouTube, with more than 5.5 million subscribers. It is led by editor-in-chief Adam Savage, whose storied career began in special effects working on more than 100 TV commercials and a dozen feature films, followed by the role of co-host on the long-running Discovery Channel series MythBusters. For 2021, the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO is collaborating with Tested to produce a one-of-a-kind GUNPLA build video. The GUNPLA workshop video will premiere on the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO website via the Tested YouTube channel.

GUNDAM BASE TOKYO VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR

Attendees of the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO will have the opportunity to virtually visit THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO for a tour of the world’s largest and ever-changing GUNPLA exhibition. The tour will be available for the duration of GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO at Gundam.info.

SPECIALLY PRODUCED VIDEO CONTENT

In addition to the Adam Savage GUNPLA Workshop, the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO will feature a variety of other specially produced video content including:

“Bringing Gundam to Life” feature video
Gundam.info YouTube Channel Special Screening Series

Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment’s Announcements at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo

Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced during their Crunchyroll Expo online panel that they will release the Collector’s Ultra Edition Blu-ray set of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny anime on November 9, 2021. The release will include the 50-episode HD remastered version of the anime, as well as the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer anime, the original 50-episode SD version of the series, Episode 51 “Final Plus,” and the four-part Special Edition compilation films of the series. The release also includes an art book, an interview with director Mitsuo Fukuda, and a glossary of the Gundam Seed C.E. timeline.

Right Stuf stated a standard version of the remastered series will be available in 2022, but the only way to get the original series in HD will be through the Ultra Edition Blu-ray set on November 9, 2021.

Right Stuf and Nozomi also announced during their panel that their standard edition Blu-ray Disc releases of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor television anime and OVAs will be available on October 5, 2021 and November 2, 2021, respectively. The companies previously released both the television anime and OVAs together in one Collector’s Ultra Edition release on April 1, 2021.

FUNimation Entertainment Announces October 2021 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for October 2021.

  • Golden Kamuy – Season 3 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/5/21
    Episodes 25-36
    Special Features: Golden Travelogue Theater Animated Shorts, Promo Video and Commercial Collection, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Haibane Renmei – The Complete Series (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $39.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Next Episode Previews, Creator Interview, Hane Haeterun, Special Ending, TV Commercials, New Program Commercial, Promotional Trailer, Textless Opening and Closing Song
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU – Season 1 Part 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 10/6/21
    Episodes 1-13
    Special Features: Promo Video and Commercial Collection, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear – Season 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/12/21
    Special Features: Mini Anime “Bear Bear Bear Kuma!,” Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • TAMAYOMI: The Baseball Girls – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/5/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercial, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • GOBLIN SLAYER – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – Best Buy Exclusive – 10/26/21
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes + Heroes Rising – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – FYE Exclusive – 10/19/21
  • C3 – The Complete Series (Sub Only) – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 330 minutes – $29.98 – 10/5/21
    Special Features: Textless Opening Songs: Endless Story and Mon, Textless Closing Songs: Hana and Sympathy of Love, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 425 minutes – $29.98 – 10/19/21
    Special Features: OVA – I Cannot Let Summer Break End, Textless Opening Song “Fure Fure Mirai,” Textless Closing Song “Arigatou, Daisuki,” TV Spots, Blu-ray/DVD Promo, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • Dragon Ball Z – Resurrection ‘F’ (Blu-ray/DVD) – 95 minutes – $34.98 – 10/19/21
    Special Features: The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: They’re Back!, The Return of Dragon Ball Z, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Seasons 1 & 2 – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 700 minutes – $34.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Making-of Parts 1-8, New Mysterious Discoveries Journey Parts 1-8, Location Scouting Video Parts 1-8, CM #1 Vers. 1 and 2, CM #2 Vers. 1 and 2, TV Commercial Spot Collections #1 and #2, Retail Promo Video, and Promo Spots 1-14
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – The Complete Series (Blu-ray + Digital) – Right Stuf Exclusive – 1250 minutes – $89.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song “RAGE OF DUST,” Textless Closing Song “Shonen no Hate,” Textless Opening Song “Fighter,” Textless Closing Song “Freesia,” and Trailers

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
Source: Right Stuf

Crunchyroll Announces Simulcasts for the Summer 2021 Anime Season

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the following anime during the Summer 2021 season:

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives (Season 2)
  • SD Gundam World Heroes
  • The aquatope on white sand (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope)
  • The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace (Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi)
  • Girlfriend, Girlfriend
  • Peach Boy Riverside
  • Fena: Pirate Princess
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • To Your Eternity
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • IDOLiSH7 Third Beat!
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Case Closed
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
  • Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
  • My Hero Academia (Season 5)
  • Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure
  • One Piece
  • Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! (Season 2)

Source: ANN

Netflix to Exclusively Stream the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Anime Film

Netflix has announced during its Geeked Week livestream that it will exclusively stream the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film.

Shukou Murase is directing the project, and Yasuyuki Mutou is writing the script. Pablo Uchida, Naoyuki Onda, and Shigeki Kuhara are adapting Haruhiko Mikimoto’s original character designs for animation. Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Seiichi Nakatani, and Nobuhiko Genba are adapting Yasuhiro Moriki’s mechanical designs for animation. Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the music.

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway opens in Japanese theaters on June 11, 2021.

Source: ANN

Netflix to Add Four Mobile Suit Gundam Anime Films to Its Service

The Fandom Post is reporting that Netflix will add four Mobile Suit Gundam anime films to its service on June 18, 2021.

The four films being added to Netflix are:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam I
  • Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow
  • Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack

The overarching concept of the original Mobile Suit Gundam is described as:

Universal Century 0079. The rebel space colonies of the Principality of Zeon launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation, using humanoid fighting vehicles called mobile suits to overwhelm the Federation Forces and conquer half of Earth’s surface. Months later, the Federation has finally developed its own prototype mobile suits at a remote space colony. But when the colony suffers a Zeon surprise attack, these new weapons fall into the hands of a motley crew of civilians and cadets. Fate places a youth named Amuro Ray at the controls of the white mobile suit Gundam…

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces August 2021 Manga and Anime Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga and anime releases for August 2021.

Shonen Jump

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5—Golden Wind Volume 1
By Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Golden Wind is here. The highly-acclaimed fifth arc of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure shifts the action from Japan to Italy, as Koichi Hirose heads to Europe to find an aspiring gangster named Giorno Giovanna, the secret son of Dio Brando, scourge of the Joestar family. Organized crime meets family drama and unbelievable enemy Stands in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5—Golden Wind.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 (FINAL VOLUME)
By Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In an epic confrontation, Tanjiro and his fellow Demon Slayers have fought on through the night, suffering terrible losses against the King of Demons, Muzan Kibutsuji. Dawn is breaking soon, and if they can keep Muzan at bay just a little longer, it will be the end of the centuries-long struggle. But Muzan will stop at nothing to destroy the Demon Slayers and unleash his most terrible powers. And if he can’t defeat them, he may even be able to cause the Demon Slayer Corps to destroy itself from within. All fates and destines will be decided as the sun begins to rise…

Haikyu!! Volume 45 (FINAL VOLUME)
By Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

With the Adlers and Black Jackals match in full swing and years of rivalry and friendship thrown out into the open, Hinata and Kageyama continue to duke it out on the court. Will Hinata finally get to declare a major victory over Kageyama? Don’t miss the exciting finale.

We Never Learn Volume 17
By Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Of all the girls Nariyuki Yuiga tutors, Uruka Takemoto is the one who has known him (and had a crush on him) the longest. Despite her outgoing personality, she’s surprisingly shy when it comes to expressing her feelings for Nariyuki. And with her upcoming enrollment at a university overseas, it seems like all hope is lost when it comes to love…

Chainsaw Man Volume 6
By Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

A new girl named Reze has shown up and swept innocent Denji right off his feet. But is Reze exactly what she seems? (Spoiler: Nope.) Is Denji about to find happiness once and for all? (Spoiler: Nope.) Prepare for the storm of all storms when Chainsaw Man looks for true love.

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11
By Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The Shibuya subway station is teeming with civilians and transfigured humans. Despite this dire circumstance, Satoru Gojo defeats the cursed spirits there. However, the cursed spirits possess a special item that can even seal the all-powerful Gojo. Meanwhile, an unlikely ally suddenly contacts Yuji Itadori, who is on his way to the station.

One Piece Volume 97
By Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The battle for Wano commences for real as the Straw Hats and their allies invade Kaido’s base on Onigashima. Luffy may have gotten stronger, but he’s gonna need all the help he can get against Kaido’s powerful forces.

Black Clover Volume 26
By Yūki Tabata

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The battle to protect the Heart Kingdom continues. The Clover Kingdom knights may have won round 1, but Vanica and her minions won’t go down quietly. Just what is the secret to her power, and is there a way to counter it?

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 20
By Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will Tsubame tell Yu she returns his affections on graduation day? Unfortunately, Yu’s gaming addiction may have an impact not only on his grades but on how Tsubame views him. Hopefully his ruthless academic coach Kaguya’s diabolical plan will keep him from failing. On the other hand, someone else gets unexpectedly low marks this exam period. Then, on Valentine’s Day, which of the gang will give or receive romantic chocolates, friendship chocolates or obligatory
chocolates?

Fight rumors with rumors.

Shojo Beat

The King’s Beast Volume 3
By Rei Toma

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Rangetsu hasn’t given up on vengeance, but nothing about the imperial palace is simple. Now that she knows and trusts Prince Tenyou, she has come to see that her most important duty is to keep him alive for the sake of all Ajin—even at the cost of her own life.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 31
By Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Kingdom of Kohka triumphs over Sen Province, but Hak is gravely injured and Yona is unable to speak. Meanwhile, while tending to injured soldiers, Yun shows interest in the Sky Tribe’s medical techniques. Advisor Keishuk invites him to Hiryuu Palace to learn more, but what is Keishuk’s true motive?

Kaze Hikaru Volume 29
By Taeko Watanabe

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

After attempting to seduce Sei, the aristocrat Yoshinobu begins to tell her about his past. With Sei’s support, Yoshinobu makes up his mind to take on the role of shogun. However, his decision to call off the Choshu expedition and request an imperial order to stop the fighting enrages Councillor Ito to the point that he decides to overthrow the Bakufu. Nakamura Goro, who is on Ito’s side, has always had feelings for Sei, and he comes up with his own plans to separate her from troop captain Soji, who is the love of her life.

VIZ Media

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whillis
Adapted by Jon Tsuei, Illustrated by Subaru

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$14.99

The Force is with me, and I am one with the Force.
– Chirrut Îmwe

Presiding over the Kyber Temple on Jedha, the Guardians of the Whills, Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe, had hoped to maintain a peaceful balance despite the growing presence of the Empire in their Holy City. Yet they struggle to stay true to the Force as stormtroopers threaten to take over. When a rebel named Saw Gerrera appears offering them a chance to help Jedha, Baze and Chirrut must decide if they’re willing to compromise for peace, or if Saw’s plan is too dangerous to risk?

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills introduces Baze and Chirrut before they meet the Rebellion members who turn the tide in the fight against the Empire in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Writer Jon Tsuei and manga artist Subaru bring the origin story of this fan favorite duo to life in a new manga adaptation based on the novel by Greg Rucka.

© & TM 2021 LUCASFILM LTD Copyright © 2021 Disney
Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Disney Cruella
Story by Hachi Ishi

On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$14.99

You don’t become a legend by being nice,

She wasn’t born Cruella. Gifted with talent, innovation, and ambition, Estella dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, but the world seemed intent on making sure her dreams would never come true.

The life of an amateur thief is hardly a glamourous one, but in 1970’s London, at the crossroads of fashion, Estella has a vision for herself and her designs, if only she can afford it. Witness Estella’s life on the streets with her best friends and partners in (petty) crime, Horace and Jasper, before the infamous diva Cruella emerges to make sure no one gets in her way.

Pokemon: Sword & Shield Volume 1
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Excitable Casey and easygoing Henry share a dream of participating in gym battles. For Casey it’s a chance to become reunited with her missing Pokemon. For Henry, it’s a chance to search for the legendary Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield.

Radiant Volume 14
By Tony Valente

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Relentlessly hunted by antagonists known as Domitors, Seth tries to fend off his pursuers and ends up discovering a new and surprising ability. Meanwhile, after being rescued by the alchemist Hurlä and the cheerfully oddball kids of the Droplet Gang, Seth’s friends Mélie and Ocoho set out to find him and their other missing friend, Doc, who has been taken in by the Inquisition after being mistaken for a kidnapped child. Unfortunately Doc’s lousy luck lets him down even more when he meets up with an old and not at all welcome acquaintance.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 14
By Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$19.99

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. With long-sought answers in hand, all that remains in the brothers’ quest to restore their bodies and save their country is to prepare for the reckoning looming on the Promised Day.

VIZ Signature

Sensor
By Junji Ito

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Did she wander in? Or was she drawn in?

A woman walks alone at the foot of Mount Sengoku. A man appears, saying he’s been waiting for her, and invites her to a nearby village. Surprisingly, the village is covered in hairlike volcanic glass fibers, and all of it shines a bright gold. At night, when the villagers perform their custom of gazing up at the starry sky, countless unidentified flying objects come raining down on them, the opening act for the terror about to occur.

Urusei Yatsura Volume 11
By Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Once again, Lum has introduced a bizarre menace to Earth, causing her classmates to quake with fear—a judge who “vanishes” performers whose New Year’s Hidden Talent Show acts are deemed subpar. Later, Mendo is shocked by the
sudden announcement of his arranged marriage to a bride so secret even members of her own family don’t know her.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 3
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

One by one, Akira has been checking little items like cleaning his room and snagging a new TV off his bucket list. Now, having grown weary of the hotbed of infection that is Tokyo, Akira makes the decision to head to his parents’ home in Gunma. But to get there, he needs to get past his former boss.

Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Volume 2
By Minoji Kurata

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$14.99

Shao Jun, the last Assassin in China, has returned to her homeland with vengeance on her mind. The Templar Order’s machinations must be stopped, and only Shao Jun stands ready for the battle to come. As she eliminates her foes one by one, the Templar Order’s plans for the Great Ming Empire begin to come to light.

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Volume 16
Story and Art by Yasuo Ohtagaki
Concept by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino

On Sale Date: August 17, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$14.99

Daryl Lorenz and his support crew have made it back into space, but they’ve got the entire Earth Federation fleet between them and the Nanyang Alliance rendezvous point. Renegade Zeon General Galle can help, but his assistance comes at a price, and getting through the blockade will require an audacious plan that only Daryl Lorenz can pull off-stealing an advanced Mobile Armor equipped with the advanced Psycommu control system right out from under the Federation’s nose.

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 14
By Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Komi and her brother, Shosuke, are in the country visiting their grandmother, and even the company of their younger cousin Akira can’t save them from one dismal fact—they’re bored. The visit is salvaged, however, when they run into Inaka, who knows all about having a good time in the country. It’s friendship to the rescue.

Call of the Night Volume 3
By Kotoyama

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nazuna isn’t the only one who thinks Ko is a delicious snack. And Ko isn’t the only one who gets jealous. When Ko draws the attention of four other vampire girls with nefarious intentions, he must fight for his life—even though he wants to give it up to become a vampire. But only to a certain special someone. Unfortunately, there’s a time limit on being “turned,” which raises the…uh…stakes. Then, Ko follows some dating advice that backfires. Undeterred, he tries to help another vampire and mortal mend their love/hate relationship.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 15
By Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The sun shines on the Demon Castle… but it’s supposed to be perpetual night in the Demon World. Then Zeus—Poseidon and Hades’ little brother—joins the Demon Castle staff. Everyone is in awe of him except the princess, who quickly finds ways to use the most powerful of the mythological gods to help her achieve her ongoing and current personal goals of sleeping better and opening a cat cafe. Then, in a stunning reversal of fortune, an important castle inhabitant is taken hostage. Will Syalis help the rescue team’s efforts or hinder them? Plus, a very special Sleepy Princess/Doraemon crossover episode.

Home Video

Naruto: Set 4 BD
Shonen Jump

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: TV-14
Price: USA$39.99

There’s a storm brewing and its name is Akatsuki. Sasuke has a chance run-in with the murderer of his entire clan, his brother Itachi. Can he avenge the Uchiha? Meanwhile, young Naruto begins training with Jiraiya to master the powerful Rasengan. Before long a battle among legends erupts when Orochimaru dares to confront Lady Tsunade and Jiraiya, while Sasuke, burning with angst, makes a terrible choice to travel down a path of darkness. Can his friends stop him?

Inuyasha Set 6 BD
VIZ Media

On Sale Date: August 10, 2021
Age Rating: TV-14
Price: USA$39.99

No description was available for this set because the press release included the write-up for the Naruto set with this Inuyasha release.

Netflix to Stream a Live-Action Gundam Film

Netflix has announced on Twitter that it will stream Sunrise and Legendary Pictures’ live-action Hollywood Gundam film, and that Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and produce the film. Comic book author Brian K. Vaughan will write the script and serve as an executive producer for the film.

Legendary’s executive vice president of production Cale Boyter will oversee the project. Boyter appeared with Bandai Namco Holdings president and representative director Mitsuaki Taguchi at Anime Expo in July 2018 to announce the adaptation. Robert Napton, former Bandai Entertainment Director of Marketing and Legendary Comics’ current Senior Vice President of Publishing, moderated the panel segment about the live-action film project.

Napton and Sunrise Executive Expert for film production Ken Iyadomi revealed at a talk at a Project Anime industry presentation in March 2019, that the Gundam Unicorn’s cameo in Pacific Rim: Uprising helped create the relationships between Sunrise and Legendary Pictures, and set the scene for talks about a Gundam film project.

Source: ANN