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    New CG-Animated Starship Troopers Sequel to Premiere in August

    By Koby,

    Fathom Events announced on Monday that it will premiere Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, a new CG-animated sequel to the 1997 film Starship Troopers, in United States theaters. The event web page lists Japanese production company Lucent Pictures Entertainment and Tokyo-based computer animation studio Sola Digital Arts along with Sony's Stage 6 Films.



    Ed Neumeier, the screenwriter for the 1997 film, is returning to write the screenplay for the new sequel. Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer will reprise their roles as Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, respectively. Comedian DeRay Davis, a fan of Starship Troopers, will also have a role in the film.


    The film will screen for one night only on August 21 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. The screenings will include behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and an introduction from Neumeier and Van Dien. Tickets will go on sale for the general public on June 19.


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    Fathom Events describes the story:

    In “STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS”, Johnny Rico has just been demoted and sent to a small satellite station on Mars whilst the Federation attacks the bugs' home planet. While trying to train his new recruits on this remote quiet station, the bugs show up in a surprise attack but the Federation's Fleet is too far away to help. It's up to Rico and his Troopers to save the planet and uncover how the bugs made it so close to home.

    Before Paul Verhoeven's loose 1997 live-action film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's original Starship Troopers novel and its several direct-to-video follow-ups, Gundam anime studio Sunrise produced a video version of Starship Troopers in 1988. Studio Nue (Macross, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) co-founder Naoyuki Kato had created powered suit designs for his illustrations in the 1977 Japanese reprint of Heinlein's novel.


    Sola Digital Arts previously produced the CG-animated film Starship Troopers: Invasion with director Shinji Aramaki and screenwriter Flint Dille in 2012. Aramaki also directed Appleseed Alpha with Sola Digital Arts and Lucent Pictures Entertainment.

    The Original Naruto Anime Is Getting An HD Remaster

    By DRX,

    QED6MWl.pngAccording to Animax, the original Naruto anime is getting an HD remaster. The remaster will simply be an HD do-over and will not cut down any episodes. So, if you were hoping the remaster would condense Naruto’s many filler arcs, then prepare to be let down. At most, the remaster may make an effort to clean up the anime’s actual animation errors, but there will not be any tinkering done to its structure.


    The anime is expected to being airing immediately in conjunction with Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Fans will be able to watch Naruto Uzumaki’s younger years before they bear witness to the ninja’s son. Of course, audiences will notice the gap between the two series and their animation styles. Despite being brought up to 1080p, the original Naruto anime will house its original animation; It will pale a bit to Boruto’s softer style, but fans are eager to see remastered fights from the original show.


    There is no word on whether the HD remaster will be coming to the U.S. via streaming sites, but fans do have hope. Platforms like Hulu and Crunchyroll house the original Naruto anime, so the sites may be able to license the remastered edition once it is finished airing.

    Kadokawa Streams Four New Resident Evil: Vendetta Promo Videos

    By Koby,

    Kadokawa began streaming four short promotional videos the CG-animated film Resident Evil: Vendetta on Thursday. Each video focuses on a different character from the film.


    Chris Redfield:


    Leon S. Kennedy:


    Rebecca Chambers:


    Glenn Arias, the film's main antagonist:


    The film, based on CAPCOM's Resident Evil (Biohazard) horror game franchise, opened in Japanese theaters on May 27. The film is the third CG-animated film for the franchise, after 2008's Resident Evil: Degeneration and 2012's Resident Evil: Damnation.


    The film will screen in theaters in the United States and Canada on June 19 for one night only. Tickets in Canada went on sale on March 24, and tickets in the United States went on sale on March 31.


    The film has a completely original story and features characters from multiple games in the series. CAPCOM producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4, Sengoku Basara) supervised the project. The English dub cast includes Matthew Mercer as Leon S. Kennedy, Kevin Dorman as Chris Redfield, and Erin Cahill as Rebecca Chambers.


    Takanori Tsujimoto (The Next Generation -Patlabor-, Ultraman X) directed the film at Marza Animation Planet, with a script by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, School-Live!). Kenji Kawai (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell) composed the music. Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on, live-action Kiki's Delivery Service) is credited as executive producer.

    Chihayafuru Anime Gets English Dub

    By dragonballz4,

    FUC9I1r.jpgSection23 Films announced in its September release slate on Monday that Sentai Filmworks will release Chihayafuru with an English dub. The first season will ship on September 12 on dual-language Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack.


    DGOtIOj.jpgThe combo pack will include art cards, two karuta cards, character cards, a booklet, and a glossary.


    The anime adapts Yuki Suetsugu's ongoing manga series. Sentai Filmworksdescribes the story:

    Chihaya Ayase is a beautiful and headstrong young woman with a passion for karuta, a card game inspired by classical Japanese poetry. As a child, Chihaya was introduced to the game by a quiet, gifted transfer student named Arata, and she was instantly drawn to it. Now in high school and reunited with her childhood friend Taichi, Chihaya dreams of finding Arata and the three resuming their love of karuta, only to discover that Arata has quit the game due to personal reasons. Determined not to let Arata's passion go to waste, Chihaya and Taichi form the Mizusawa High School Karuta Club, where they learn that in karuta - as in life - working toward your dreams is the key to winning, even when what you want seems just out of reach.


    The first 25-episode television anime season ran from October 2011 to March 2012. The second season, Chihayafuru 2, premiered in January 2013 and also ran for 25 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons into several countries as they aired in Japan.


    Suetsugu's manga has also inspired two live-action films, and a sequel film has been greenlit. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English digitally.


    The Live-Action 'Resident Evil' Movie Franchise is Getting a Reboot

    By Koby,

    5MUCQav.jpgThe “Resident Evil” movie franchise has not ended after all.


    Details such as the reboot director, stars, and how the reboot would fit into the franchise narrative are being kept under wraps. But Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, did confirm at the Cannes Film Festival that a reboot is in development at the giant German production company, which owns rights to the franchise and has produced all of its installments.


    The franchise was set to end with this year’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” which grossed $312 million worldwide after its January release, including an eye-popping $160 million in China alone.  Sony helped sow the seeds of success by securing a release for “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and “Resident Evil: Extinction” in China.


    Based on the Capcom video game, the series launched in 2002 with Paul W.S. Anderson directing, and Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Bernd Eichinger, and Samuel Hadida producing the first of a six-movie series. The “Resident Evil” movie franchise has earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it Europe’s most successful independent horror-genre movie franchise in history and the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game.


    “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” was again directed by Anderson and produced by Bolt with Hadida and Constantin’s Robert Kluizer, and exec produced by Moszkowicz.


    Distributed by Screen Gems in the U.S., all six “Resident Evils” have starred Milla Jovovich. Anderson has written all six of the installments and directed four. His involvement on a reboot is open to question, however, as he prepares “Monster Hunter,” again inspired by a video game from Japan’s Capcom, which is set to be brought to the market in late 2017 or early 2018.

  • Seasonal Anime Discussions

    Seasonal discussion topic links will be placed here once again beginning with the Fall 2017 season in October. We would have done this for Summer 2017, but unfortunately the guy that USUALLY does it, is absent. For now, access the relevant discussions here: https://kametsu.com/forum/59-airing-anime/
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