Naruto: Shippuden OP8 [Diver] Single Release Date Revealed!

Hello everybody, I hope many of you are doing well in your studies or at work. For any Canadian, coping with the snow, hope you stay nice and warn as well for anyone else outside of Canada that has snow.

Anyways, Naruto Shuppuuden OP8 Single – “Diver” by NICO Touches the Walls will be released on Jan 12, 2011. Around that time is when the 16th ending for Naruto Shippuuden will be revealed, but then again that will be around a month away before that happens; which gives you plenty of time to spend with family and friends during the holiday season and ring in the new year as well. Keep in mind that release dates are subject to change, if that happens, I’ll be sure to keep you updated on that.

Enjoy your day!

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Movie Will Have Theatrical Release In Summer 2011!

Some new updates have been announced for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Movie, in which it’ll be shown in Summer 2011 in theaters in Japan. Read more about it below.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Movie Teaser Streamed
posted on 2010-11-14 04:16 EST [From: Anime News Network]
Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi to open next summer

The official website for the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood movie began streaming a teaser trailer on Sunday. The teaser confirms that the title of the movie is Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi and that the movie will open throughout Japan next summer.

The website states: “Edward Elric and his younger brother Alphonse — tossed by the waves of destiny, the two are still on their journey….” According to the teaser’s tagline, the movie will “finally tell the story of forbidden bonds.”

The teaser and the website list the following staff:

Creator: Hiromu Arakawa
Director: Kazuya Murata (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion episode director)
Script: Yūichi Shinpo (Whiteout novelist, Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchū Kaitakushi)
Character Designer/Chief Animation director: Kenichi Konishi (Tokyo Godfathers)
Animation Production: BONES

The website lists the following cast:

Edward Elric: Romi Park
Alphonse Eric: Rie Kugimiya
Winry Rockbell: Megumi Takamoto
Roy Mustang: Shinichiro Miki
Riza Hawkeye: Fumiko Orikasa
Alex Louis Armstrong: Kenji Utsumi

Advance tickets will go on sale at participating theaters on November 22, the same day that the 27th and final volume of Hiromu Arakawa’s original manga goes on sale. The first round of advance tickets will come with a bonus Edward Elric rubber strap. People who bring the final manga volume when they buy the advance ticket will receive the rubber strap, a special board (shikishi) illustrated by Arakawa, and the opportunity to have their manga volume’s “Memorial Stamp Page” imprinted with the “Hagaren Memorial Stamp.”

The manga ended in Square Enix’s Shonen Gangan magazine in June, and over 50 million copies of the manga have been published.

[Via Livedoor, Uri-Sure Matome +]
Update: More background information added.
Image © Hiromu Arakawa/HagaRen The Movie 2011

That’s all the updates for it for now. The English subtitle of the movie “Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi” has yet to be translated or revealed. The theme song for the movie will most likely to announced in Spring 2011.

Have a nice day.

Gundam 00 the Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer DVD And Blu-Ray Release In December!

Hey there, everybody. I hope you all enjoyed Halloween and had a good Veteran’s Day (whatever you call it). The holiday will soon be upon us once again.

Anyways; some of you many or may not know that Gundam 00 the Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer will be released in DVD And Blu-Ray, in Japan of course, on Christmas Day (Dec 25, 10). This mean that English(or non) subtitles will be made available on or after Christmas Day depending if the fansub groups are up to it or do a quick release or so. This is considered a fast transition from theatrical release to DVD And Blu-Ray release within 4 months as it was released in theaters on Sept 18, so think about it, it usually takes around 9 months or so for theatrical release to DVD/Blu-Ray release in Japan. Examples will be like Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Naruto and Bleach. So this is pretty much a big surprise for me or any of you for that matter.

Have a nice day. 🙂