The 20th film in the Dragon Ball anime franchise – Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly – opens in 1260 theaters (including 180 in large format theaters) across the U.S. and Canada tomorrow, January 16th.
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have announced a Blade Runner anime series to be produced with Alcon Television Group.
Blade Runner – Black Lotus will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman). Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct all episodes of the premiere season.
The story will take place in 2032 and will include some familiar characters from the BLADE RUNNER universe.
In Sailor Moon S: The Movie, a sudden snowstorm has hit Tokyo, marking the return of an ancient being named Princess Snow Kaguya! She has a chilling plan to freeze Earth, but it requires the recovery of a missing piece of her ice crystal. After falling ill due to the cold, Luna is rescued by a kind hearted but misunderstood astronomer, Kakeru, who happens to have the remaining shard of the crystal! Called into action to protect Luna and her newfound crush, Sailor Moon and her team of Sailor Guardians are now only hope the world has of avoiding an eternal Winter!
Sailor Moon S: The Movie will be in stores this month.
As Terraformars: Revenge opens, in the mission to find a cure for the deadly A.E. virus plaguing Earth, the Terraformars are not the only enemy. A squad has turned on the Annex 1 crew, seeking to capture Akari Hizamaru and Michelle K. Davis by any means necessary. As the body count rises, the scattered squads struggle to survive and contact Earth for reinforcements. But can they hold the line in a battle for Mars and humanity on two fronts? In this complete second arc, alliances are shattered, friends turn into enemies, and the mystery of the hyper-evolved cockroaches grows ever deeper.
Terraformars: Revenge will be in stores on October 23rd.
In Accel World: Infinite Burst, a mysterious black cloud kicks Haruyuki and his friends out of the online fighting game Brain Burst. Unable to reenter, they discover that this isn’t just an isolated incident— the cloud is spreading and preventing all Burst Linkers from accelerating. Haruyuki and the others soon learn that, to protect the bond that connects them, they must confront a powerful ancient being that has been sealed away since the dawn of the Accelerated World!
Accel World: Infinite Burst will arrive in stores on October 23rd.
Netflix has announced the acquisition of two new anime series – Ultraman and Kengan Ashura for 2019; the renewal of Aggretsuko for a second season, and the premiere dates for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, Dragon Pilot, Castlevania: Season 2 and Cannon Busters.
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (July 18th) Dragon Pilot (September 21st) and Castlevania: Season Two (October 26) will premiere this year. The remaining titles will debut in 2019.