Cardcaptor Sakura and the Spring Anime Season! – Bulletoon Weekly

Rila and Riley are back and… well… Rila’s excited. Veeery excited. The spring anime season is off to a good start, and there’s some pretty great news from one of her all time favorite anime. Also the rundown of the latest Overwatch seasonal event, thoughts on the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer, and more! Stay Tooned!

Originally Intended Release Date: Saturday, May 15, 2017

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BatGirl Movie | Destiny 2 | Attack on Titan 2 – Bulletoon Weekly

This week, the girls talk about the upcoming BatGirl and Venom movies, updates on Wreck-It Ralph 2, information on Attack on Titan and New Game!!, and the new Destiny 2 teaser and trailer! With a special guest, to boot!

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Movies
New Trailer for The Mummy
Joss Whedon stand-alone Bat-Girl movie in the works, based on New52
New IT trailer
Wreck-It Ralph sequel gets name, release date
Spider-Man Homecoming trailer released
Sony’s Venom not connected to MCU

Comics
Marvel Solicitations (March 29)
DC Solicitations (March 29)

Television
First Black Lightning image revealed
Live action ReBoot cast photo revealed

Anime/Manga
Attack on Titan second season to only have 12 episodes
Mega Man animated series coming to Cartoon Network in 2018 or later
New Game! second season gets reveals Cast, Staff, Visual, and Debut Period
Kemono Friends has a new screen project coming up
North American Anime, Manga Releases (March 26 – April 1)

Gaming
Nintendo America promises big E3
Destiny 2 gets reveal trailer

Venom | Sonic Forces | Re:Creators – Bulletoon Weekly

In this packed episode, Rila and Riley are back to talk Marvel and DC’s cinematic universes, the upcoming Sonic project, and the premiere dates of a few anime, including the original series, Re:Creators! All this and more on the latest Bulletoon Weekly! Stay Tooned!
Intended premiere date: March 25, 2017.

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Movies
Pixar unveils first ‘Coco’ trailer
Illumination debuts new ‘Despicable Me 3’ trailer
Warner Bros. releases new ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer
RUMOR: David Goyer could direct DCEU films
Henry Cavill joins ‘Mission Impossible 6’
DC aims to shoot another film in place of ‘The Batman’
Sony moves forward with ‘Venom’ spin-off film, reveals release date
James Gunn teases ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’
‘Matrix’ reboot in the works
‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ adds Michael Rosenbaum

Comics
Marvel Solicitations (March 15)
DC Solicitations (March 15)

Television
Cartoon Network greenlights ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes”
Disney orders second season of ‘Big Hero 6’ animated series
‘Quantum & Woody’ TV series to be produced by Russo Brothers
Netflix ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ renewed for second season

Anime/Manga
‘Godzilla’ anime film coming to Netflix this year
‘UQ Holder!’ TV Anime Reveals October Debut, Visual, Cast, Staff
Re:Creators Original Anime Premieres on April 8
Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘Anonymous Noise’ Anime, ‘Typhoon Noruda’ Anime Film
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale English Dub Screenings Begin April 22 in U.S.
The Dragon Dentist 2-Part Anime Gets English Dub on NHK World
Grimoire of Zero TV Anime Reveals April 10 Premiere, Theme Song Artists
North American Anime, Manga Releases (March 12 – 18)

Gaming
Sega names new Sonic game ‘Sonic Forces’Debuts New Footage
Overwatch patch adds new path to Eichenwalde, tweaks Lucio
Orisa released in Overwatch update on March 21
BlizzCon 2017 Dates Announced

At First Glance – Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

Note: There are spoilers for the first episode of the anime in question in this article.
You have been warned.

Welcome back folks. As a quick reminder for those who are new or have forgotten, the idea of these “At First Glance” things is that I watch the first episode of an anime I’ve never seen and give my thoughts on it.
Simple, right? With that out of the way, let’s get down to business.

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

So, I finally have an excuse to watch the “cute boys swimming” anime, do I? Interesting. Of course, had I not been made aware that this specific show is the first one, and not Free! Eternal Summer, then I would’ve been reviewing that instead. Thankfully I found out Eternal Summer is a sequel/second season, so here we are.

As far as the first episode is concerned, the episode follows four former members of a local Swimming club, Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki & Rin Matsuoka all reuniting for the first time since they were kids (Though Makoto & Haruka had still been in touch/remained friends). The reuniting with Rin specifically is a tad rocky, as his attitude seems to have changed drastically since childhood. The episode itself ends with Haruka and Rin about to race in Rin’s new high school, leaving us on a cliff hanger.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s onto talking about what you’re all expecting me to comment on. The fact this is an anime with muscular guys who are constantly taking their clothes off. Which, I guess I don’t blame you, but they are high school guys after all, so it’s kind of iffy territory for me. Someone who is currently 26 as of writing this. Also, let’s face it. This was made for women, not gay/bi/pan men, so I’m not even the target audience.

That aside, there is some character stuff I’d like to talk about. Mainly Haruka’s obsession with water. And I do mean obsession. This guy is almost late to school in this episode because he’s submerging himself in his bathtub, and apparently missed a bunch of the prior day due to the same thing. He also wears his swimming trunks wherever he goes, so he can strip down and jump right in if the opportunity to swim presents itself.

It’s even a running gag in the show that he outright strips in front of the other guys in public because they’re planning to go into the pool at Rin’s new school, but they have to stop him because they’d be caught if he just ran right in there, and they were mainly only trying to spot Rin at the time. When they do go into the building he pretty much throws his clothes in seconds and is in the pool before they can stop him.

The other characters mostly just fall into normal high school anime tropes really. Makoto is easily scared, Nagisa is the younger naive/happy-go-lucky one, and Rin is the jerk. Not too much to say about them really, based on first appearances anyway. Well. Aside from the fact Nagisa is a little too eager to get naked in front of these two, which I found to be funny more than anything. He didn’t have any swimming trunks on when they went into the pool so he just stripped naked and jumped in.

I will say this much; I don’t hate any of the characters yet. Not saying I won’t hate any of them, just I don’t right now. I also feel Rin’s younger sister Gou was added so they have someone to fawn over the boys, but I could easily be wrong. Again, first impressions. Plus, her bio says she has a muscle fetish or something. So, there’s that.

So, will I keep watching this anime? Definitely. If nothing else I got a good laugh out of it, but I do want to see where the story goes. Especially since episode one ends on a cliff hanger. For those who are interested, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club consists of 12 episodes, with a second season, Free! Eternal Summer consisting of 13 episodes and an OVA. All of which are available in subbed and dubbed formats. There is also a prequel movie called High Speed! Free! Starting Days, though I’m unsure of if it has a dub or not. As of this year, 2017, there will also be two movies based on both seasons of the show, along with a third movie based after the events of the show.

Well, that about covers it. If anyone has any suggestions for anime I should watch for this in the future, give me a shout and I’ll put it on my list. If it’s already on my list, I’ll bump it up in priority. However, if I’ve already watched it then I’m obviously going to have to decline.
I’ll see you next time folks.

Avatar 2 | Star Trek Discovery | Tokyo Ghoul – Bulletoon Weekly

Intended airdate: March 18

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At First Glance – Psycho-Pass

Note: There are spoilers for the first episode of the anime in question in this article.
You have been warned.

Welcome back folks. As a quick reminder for those who are new or have forgotten, the idea of these “At First Glance” things is that I watch the first episode of an anime I’ve never seen and give my thoughts on it.
Simple, right? With that out of the way, let’s get down to business.

Psycho-Pass

I must admit until I read the summary of this anime on AnimeLab I had no idea what to expect. I was vaguely familiar with Psycho-Pass’ existence, but I really didn’t know anything about the anime itself. Speaking of which, Psycho-Pass is an anime set in a dystopian future Japan where advanced technology can detect latent criminal tendencies in people, allowing them to either be arrested or killed before they ever commit any crimes.

And, wow, what a premise right? Japan sure loves them some dystopian future stuff. Fitting that this was made by the same studio that made Ghost In The Shell I guess. Though of course, being me, I can’t help but notice this anime has a more serious/dramatic version of a vaguely similar premise to the comedy anime Shimoneta. I mean, yeah, it is a bit of a stretch in a way, but come on. There are some VAGUE similarities in there as far as the basic premise goes. Just nothing beyond that.

Anyway. The entire first episode revolves around the first mission of Akane Tsunemori, a rookie member of Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Division. Like that is honestly all the episode is. And it goes by quite fast for a 22-minute episode. Literally the entire episode (aside from one short bit at the start) is this first mission/case of Akane’s. I’m honestly unsure if I should just spoil the whole thing or just give my thoughts on how the characters come across. Guess I’ll just wing it.

Akane herself very much comes off as the typical rookie cop character, but going by what I’ve read that’ll change. And honestly, I don’t mind her being a typical rookie-type in this scenario. Especially since the idea is she’s thrown right in to the deep end on her first day. So, it makes sense she wouldn’t know what to do in a practical sense.

As far as the other main/supporting characters go, I don’t have any reason to hate any of them yet or anything, but I can’t judge too many of them yet in any regard. The episode mostly focuses around interactions between Akane and Tomomi Masaoka, an “Enforcer” for the unit. As far as explaining what an enforcer is for this show, think Suicide Squad without super villains and no “bomb in the neck” thing. Tomomi seems like a character I’ll like. The dynamic between himself and Akane is something I’m looking forward to seeing more of.

As far as the overall episode itself is concerned. Well. It isn’t all that far in that I realised what I’m in for with this anime. This one isn’t for the faint of heart. And I’m serious when I say that. Not only is there a rape scene (out-of-view but you’re still made plainly aware that it’s happening), and the rapist later dies in quite a bloody way. So yeah. If that kind of stuff doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, I’d say give this show a miss. Otherwise I’d say give it a shot.

So, will I continue to watch it? Yes, but I’m not sure how quickly I will continue to watch it. I mean, for a mostly self-contained first episode, not much ultimately happens. Those 22 minutes flew by very quickly. So I feel I’ll have to watch more to get a proper judge of the anime itself before properly deciding whether I’d want to watch the whole thing or not.

For those who are interested, Psycho-Pass anime consists of 22 episodes, with a second season called “Psycho-Pass 2” consisting of an additional 12 episodes. There is also a Psycho-Pass movie, which was released in 2015. The two seasons of the show and the movie are all available in both dubbed and subbed formats.

Well, that about covers it. If anyone has any suggestions for anime I should watch for this in the future, give me a shout and I’ll put it on my list. If it’s already on my list, I’ll bump it up in priority. However, if I’ve already watched it then I’m obviously going to have to decline.
I’ll see you next time folks.

Ducktales Reboot | Pirates of the Caribbean | Avengers Anime – Bulletoon Weekly

Rila and Riley return to talk about the upcoming reboot of a classic childhood cartoon, the next installment in Disney’s hit film franchise about an eccentric pirate, and an upcoming anime adaptation, featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. All this and more on Bulletoon Weekly! Stay Tooned!

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At First Glance – Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun

Note: There are spoilers for the first episode of the anime in question in this article.
You have been warned.

After a three-month long break (which ended up being pointless since I didn’t use it for the expressed purpose of catching up on the anime I’d talked about last year), I’m finally back to making these. I sincerely apologise for the extended break, but hopefully someone missed them in their absence. But if not, oh well. I do these for fun more than anything, so it’s all good.

As a quick reminder for those who are new or have forgotten, the idea of these “At First Glance” things is that I watch the first episode of an anime I’ve never seen and give my thoughts on it.
Simple, right? With that out of the way, let’s get down to business.

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun

I will freely admit that before this anime was requested prior to my hiatus, I had honestly never heard about it before. Thankfully it’s available on Crunchyroll though, so I could add it to the list. I never really thought about it all that much afterwards. However, the internet Gods determined it was about damn time I got around to watching this, as after putting my current list through a randomiser a few times (to determine a watching order), this landed on the first spot. So here we are.

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun follows the daily life of Chiyo Sakura (gee, those two names sound familiar), a high school student with a massive crush on fellow classmate Nozaki Umetarō. A misunderstanding in the opening minutes of the show leads to Chiyo getting an autograph from Nozaki, and then a following misunderstanding leads to her helping him out with a weekly shōjo manga he turns out to be the creator of.

So basically, Chiyo has a massive crush on Nozaki and he’s completely oblivious to her feelings. Not the most original thing in anime ever, but always a fun thing to see play out when done right. Honestly the whole dynamic reminds me a lot of the relationship between Tenma Tsukamoto and
Oji Karasuma. Especially since Karasuma also turns out to be a well-known manga artist, though it’s another character that interacts with him in that narrative. Although there is a “girl helps guy with a manga” arc in School Rumble in any case…so…take that how you want.

To clarify I’m not trying to say this anime is “ripping off” School Rumble. Hell, this anime reminding me of School Rumble can only be a positive as far as I’m concerned. Especially since it didn’t remind me of it in a “I could be watching a better anime right now” way. But you get my point. There are some similarities in the two anime, but it doesn’t hinder my opinion of this one.

I must admit Chiyo’s thirst for Nozaki was easily the biggest source of laughs for me, but Nozaki’s general ignorance of her feelings also got plenty of laughs. I must admit when she attempts, once again, to convey her feelings properly, I found myself cheering her on…in my own way…Though I don’t think she’d take to kindly to hearing “Oh just tell him you bitch”. Understandably so, of course. Though I do genuinely hope they end up together. Going by the anime’s length though I highly doubt they will.

Now, will I keep watching Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun? Definitely. The characters, the whole scenario and the fact the comedy is genuinely funny is enough to make me want to keep watching. I would definitely recommend this anime to anyone who likes rom-com stuff of this nature.

For those who are interested, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun consists of 12 episodes and an OVA series consisting of six episodes (all of which are three minutes in length). While I’m not sure about the OVAs, the series itself is available in both dubbed and subbed formats. For clarification, though, I watched it subbed due to having to watch it on Crunchyroll.

Well, that about covers it. If anyone has any suggestions for anime I should watch for this in the future, give me a shout and I’ll put it on my list. If it’s already on my list, I’ll bump it up in priority. However, if I’ve already watched it then I’m obviously going to have to decline.
I’ll see you next time folks.

Spider-Man | Seven Deadly Sins | Night in the Woods – Bulletoon Weekly

This week, the twins are at it again, and this time they’re talking about the return of the Spectacular Spider-Man, the home release of Seven Deadly Sins, and the launch of Night in the Woods! Are you ready to Toon In?

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