Adult Swims’s Toonami announced of Facebook that Lupin the Third: Part 5 will debut on June 15th. The latest anime from the storied anime franchise was originally released last year in April. The series will feature 24 episodes. Set in modern day France, we follow the title character Arsène Lupin III.
The first arc will follow Lupin as he ” infiltrates a data center to steal digital currency from “Marco Polo”, a site on the dark web, which sells illegal items such as drugs and weapons.” Favorite characters from previous series Diasuke Jigen(marksmen), Goemon Ishikawa(swordsman), Fujiko Mine (con artist) and Koichi Zenigata(Inspector) will return, as well as a new character Ami Enan (hacker).
The second arc will Lupin and his crew as they “gains possession of a black notebook containing extremely sensitive information about high-level political figures, which makes him a target for the ruthless director of the DGES as well as for Albert d’Andrésy, a fiendishly cunning criminal and ex-partner of Lupin hiding under the facade of an honest government official.” The series will have 2 more arcs as well.
No Guns Life is a manga series that was created by Tasuku Karasuma. After a war, there are many “Extends” in the city. Extends are “people whose bodies were modified to make them into dangerous weapons.” Our main protagonist is Inui Juuzou, an Extend that had his head transformed into a gun. He has no memories of his previous life. He works as a detective, taking on cases involving Extends around the city. I’ve never heard of this series before it seems weird but interesting.
The anime will be produced by Madhouse (One Punch Man, Boogiepop), directed by Naoyuki Ito (Overlord) and character designer Masanori Shino. Viz Media has licensed the manga for release this fall.
The classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion will be streamed on Netflix this June. Evangelion is considered to be one of the greatest anime series of all time. Debuting in 1995, the series is a complex story that follows high school students as they try to save humanity using giant robots. Netflix will stream all 26 episodes of the series and two films, Evangelion: Death True and The End of Evangelion. Check out the trailer:
Dr. Stone, the manga by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi’s will debut it’s anime adaptation in July. Launched in March 2017, the series focuses on Taiju and Senku as they awaken from being trapped in stone. They begin to “rebuild civilization” using the science knowledge of Senku. They create a means to destroy the “stone casing” called nital. In a moment of distress they release Tsukasa Shishio, “Strongest Primate High Schooler.” He, Senku and Taiju have a disagreement regarding who should be revived. Two rival clans are formed, the “Kingdom of science” and the “Empire of Might.” Check out the two trailers below:
Upcoming Bandai Namco game, Dragon Ball Game Project Z was teased on Twitter. It was announced last week, the publisher states that the game will “focus on the World of Dragon Ball Z.” More news is expected at the Dragon Ball Fighter Z World Tour Finals on January 26th and 27th. I was confirmed last week that “The Warrior from Universe 11,” will be joining the Dragon Ball Fighter Z’s rosters. Many fans assume that it will be Jiren.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film 4th at Box Office
According to the site, Box Office Mojo the latest Dragon Ball movie raked in an estimated $9, 794, 742 (US) in America and Canada. Dragon Ball Super: Broly ranked fourth behind Glass, The Upside and Aquaman. Overall, the film has earned a five day total of $20, 214, 771, making it the 3rd anime film all-time in America and Canada. The film has already grossed $65 million outside the US and Canada. The total gross for the film was about $85 million.
Eiichiro Oda the creator of One Piece, revealed that the manga series is “near” it’s ending, while on the Honma dekka!? program. He claims that One Piece is going to run “just over 100 volumes.” Most volumes are 10 chapters long and One Piece is currently at it’s 90th volume. What does “just over mean,” exactly, we can’t really know. However, if you do the math between volume 81-90 it seems that 10 volumes take about 2 years.
Oda also stated that he had “thought about the manga’s ending since he was still in college.” Furthermore, if a fan was able to predict the ending he would “change the ending.” The shows host, Sanma Akashiya, asked Oda if the One Piece “treasure” was “family bonds.” Oda replied “No, I hate that kind of thing.” Many fans wonder if the treasure isn’t really something of substance like gold or something that psychically real.
Oda seems to feel that not giving a “real” treasure is “really dissatisfying.” I glad that the One Piece treasure isn’t something like “hope,” or the adventure is the treasure. In a July 2016 interview, Oda claimed that he had finished 65% of the series. However, OnePiece.com columnist Greg Werner believe’s that fans should put in less stock into Oda’s claims as the series will “continue for some time” and he tends to tell stories that are “tongue-in-cheek and for the shock value.”