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  1. AT&T is in discussions to sell WarnerMedia’s Crunchyroll Japanese anime-streaming service to Sony, according to three people familiar with the situation. If the two sides could reach a deal—which is far from certain—it would strengthen Sony’s position in the niche market, as it already owns a rival anime service FUNimation. But there’s a sticking point in the potential deal: price. AT&T is asking $1.5 billion, a price that Sony has balked at. It is well above recent values for other niche streaming services, analysts said. Sony also recently took a stake in Bilibili. It is speculated that the reason for possibly selling the company might have been to reduce debt. The company had been under pressure from shareholder Elliot Management to reduce their debt over the past year, but reportedly cut a deal with Elliott Management back in October. They also believe that plans to sell the company might have also changed with WarnerMedia’s new CEO Jason Kilar stepping into the role. Kilar previously worked at Hulu and a report insinuates that anime was a key pillar at Hulu, one that Kilar hopes to replicate with WarnerMedia’s upcoming new streaming service HBO Max. HBO Max and Crunchyroll recently announced that a number of animes available on Crunchyroll would also be available on HBO Max when the streaming service launches later this month. Crunchyroll also promises they will “curate additional top anime titles for HBO Max each quarter, cultivating fresh offerings that appeal to new and existing anime fans including Hunter x Hunter and Death Note coming to the streamer within the first year of launch.” HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Kevin Reilly also praised anime in general, “Anime is a celebrated, diverse art form with a rich culture rooted in imaginative worlds and vibrant characters. Crunchyroll has centralized these fantastic adventures for everyone to enjoy.” Not only are they going to be receiving anime from Crunchyroll, but HBO Max will also feature Studio Ghibli movies including Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Clownfish TV’s Kneon speculates that Crunchyroll could be phased out and become wholly part of HBO Max, “So we are starting to get a bigger picture of what’s going on here. So it might be the new CEO who realizes that Hulu does do really well with anime. He might be like, ‘Stop! Stop it. We are not going to sell it off, but we might just fold the anime into HBO Max.'” What do you make of this report? What do you think the future holds for Crunchyroll?
  2. Many of you have been asking me for updates about the Avatar live-action Netflix series. I can finally tell you that I am no longer involved with the project. In June of this year, after two years of development work, Bryan Konietzko and I made the difficult decision to leave the production. When Bryan and I signed on to the project in 2018, we were hired as executive producers and showrunners. In a joint announcement for the series, Netflix said that it was committed to honoring our vision for this retelling and to supporting us on creating the series. And we expressed how excited we were for the opportunity to be at the helm. Unfortunately, things did not go as we had hoped. Look, things happen. Productions are challenging. Unforeseen events arise. Plans have to change. And when those things have happened at other points during my career, I try to be like an Air Nomad and adapt. I do my best to go with the flow, no matter what obstacle is put in my way. But even an Air Nomad knows when it’s time to cut their losses and move on. I started to reevaluate what is truly important in my life and what I wanted to do with what’s left of it. I took some advice from Uncle Iroh. I looked inward and started asking myself the big question: “Who are you and what do you want?” I also sought wisdom from Stoic philosophers who were big on differentiating between what is within our control and what isn’t. I realized I couldn’t control the creative direction of the series, but I could control how I responded. So, I chose to leave the project. It was the hardest professional decision I’ve ever had to make, and certainly not one that I took lightly, but it was necessary for my happiness and creative integrity. And who knows? Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It might turn out to be a show many of you end up enjoying. But what I can be certain about is that whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan and I had envisioned or intended to make. I also want to be clear that this doesn’t mean the end of my involvement in the Avatar universe. These stories and characters are important to me and the renewed interest and excitement in Avatar and Korra has been inspiring to see. Writing this letter has left me with a very heavy heart. I know many of you will be disappointed and frustrated by this news. I get it. I share your disappointment and frustration. I also recognize this creative setback is small compared to the problems we’re all facing as a society right now. Thankfully, Iroh offered some wisdom for that, too: “Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving you will come to a better place.” May we all keep moving and come to a better place. Thanks for reading and for your continued enthusiasm for the Avatar universe. With gratitude, Michael Dante DiMartino Source: https://www.michaeldantedimartino.com/an-open-letter-to-avatar-the-last-airbender-fans/
  3. Koby

    Edge of Eternity

    Summer Update #6 Bug Fixes and adjustments: Added ES localization Updated global localization Added haptics vibrations throughout the game Revamped loot chances / tables of a lot of drops throughout the game Improved a few cutscenes Added new shading for teethes of characters Save points are now grouped by areas Locked save points will now be displayed in red instead of being invisible Enabled new dynamic events Added a feedback VFX on world collectibles Fixed a bug where collectibles on the world could not disappear after looting Ordo will not take a death stance during the tutorial battle when defeated Fixed Selene eyelashes not following blend-shapes Muted a few SFX during cutscenes and combats (save points for example) Beta Release Edge Of Eternity is entering its Beta phase! This new update brings a huge amount of polish to the existing game, from fixing bugs to cleaning-up animation and optimizing UI. Spanish is also available as a language option now! Here are some (but not all!) improvements we made to the game: The Battlecam was revamped to make the fights more understandable and immersive, with the help of occluding and both a cinematic and strategic camera. Cutscenes were improved upon, regarding lipsync, lighting and sfx in particular. Character models were reworked Dynamic events were added to make the world feel more alive, along with new landmarks. The crafting system was reshaped, including recipes and material gathering. With the Beta release, our game is entering a new stage, and we hope that you will like this new update! A discount will start at 7:00 pm CEST and last for a week: this will be your last chance to grab the game before the price increases!
  4. Crunchyroll announced the English dub casts and August premiere dates for Monster Girl Doctor, The God of High School, Rent-A-Girlfriend, and the second season of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- on Tuesday. Crunchyroll will launch the English dub of the television anime of Yoshino Origuchi's Monster Girl Doctor (Monster Musume no Oisha-san) light novel series on August 16. New episodes will debut every Sunday. The dub cast includes: Griffin Puatu as Dr. Glenn Litbeit Cristina Vee as Saphentite "Sapphee" Neikes Julia McIlvaine as Tisalia Scythia Ryan Bartley as Lulala Heine The English dub of the television anime of Yongje Park's The God of High School manhwa will premiere on August 24. New episodes will debut every Monday. The dub cast includes: Robbie Daymond as Mori Jin Sean Chiplock as Daewi Han Veronica Taylor as Mira Yoo The English dub of the television anime of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga will launch on Crunchyroll on August 28. New episodes will debut every Friday. The dub cast includes: Aleks Le as Kazuya Lizzie Freeman as Chizuru Laura Stahl as Mami The English dub of the second season of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime will premiere on August 26. New episodes will debut every Wednesday. The dub cast includes: Sean Chiplock as Subaru Kayli Mills as Emilia Brianna Knickerbocker as Rem Ryan Bartley as Ram Kira Buckland as Beatrice Erica Mendez as Puck
  5. Netflix released the third and final Tales of Arcadia series, Wizards. But fans will be happy to know that the streaming service has also announced the beginning of production for Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, a feature film that will mark the culmination of Guillermo del Toro’s epic trilogy, Trollhunters, which is the cornerstone of the Tales of Arcadia series. The movie, created and executive produced by del Toro, is expected to debut somewhere on Netflix in 2021. “Team Trollhunters committed, about a decade ago, to try and push the boundaries of 3D CGI animation made for TV,” said del Toro in a statement. “We outlined a vast trilogy of interconnecting mythology and characters that we always hoped could culminate with a massive “all-stars” reunion. DreamWorks Animation and Netflix both shared the very ambitious notion of doing the three series, interwoven and then finishing off with a bigger, epic-sized feature film to top it all off.” Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans features an all-star cast of Emile Hirsch as Jim, Lexi Medrano as Claire, Charlie Saxton as Toby, Kelsey Grammer as Blinky, Alfred Molina as Archie, Steven Yeun as Steve, Nick Frost as Stuart, Colin O’Donoghue as Douxie, Diego Luna as Krel, as well as Tatiana Maslany as Aja and Nick Offerman as Vex. The cast also includes Cole Sand, Fred Tatasciore, Brian Blessed, Kay Bess, Piotr Michael, James Hong, Tom Kenny, Angel Lin, Amy Landecker, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Wood, Laraine Newman, Grey Griffin, and Cheryl Hines. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is also executive produced by Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes, Dan Hageman, and Kevin Hageman. Johane Matte, together with Francisco Ruiz Velasco and Andrew L. Schmidt directed while Marc Guggenheim, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman wrote the feature animated film. You can watch the official Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans in the player below.
  6. Viz Media unveiled the first full trailer, a new visual, and the three main cast members for the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Han'yō no Yasha Hime) anime sequel of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series on Thursday. The anime's official website and Japanese version of the trailer also revealed the anime's October 3 premiere date on the YTV/NTV network in Japan. The cast includes: Sara Matsumoto as Towa Higurashi, one of Sesshomaru's daughters and Setsuna's twin. Mikako Komatsu as Setsuna, one of Sesshomaru's daughters and Towa's twin. Azusa Tadokoro as Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome. Viz has the rights "to the digital streaming, EST, and home video" of the anime in North and Latin American territories. The company describes "the brand new anime from the Inuyasha universe": The daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time! In Feudal Japan, Half-Demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi's brother, Sota, and his family. Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a Demon Slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa's shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister. Joined by Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, the three young women travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past. Teruo Sato (Inuyasha episode director) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Katsuyuki Sumisawa is in charge of the series scripts after doing the same for Inuyasha and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Takahashi herself is credited as the main character designer, with Yoshihito Hishinuma (Yakitate!! Japan, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) returning from Inuyasha to adapt her designs for animation. Kaoru Wada (3x3 Eyes, Battle Angel, The File of Young Kindaichi) is also back from Inuyasha to compose the music. Takahashi launched the original manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1996, and ended it in 2008. Viz licensed and published all 56 volumes of the manga in North America. The 167-episode anime series based on the manga ran from 2000-2004. A 26-episode sequel anime titled InuYasha: The Final Act then ran from 2009-2010. The series has inspired four movies and a 30-minute anime short. Viz began releasing the anime on Blu-ray Disc last year.
  7. Koby

    Edge of Eternity

    New Dynamic Events We are improving on the Dynamic Events system in Edge Of Eternity. While this feature had been implemented since alpha release, we wanted to expand it to new areas and make the map more lively. You can now encounter over a dozen new events when exploring the Herelsor and Solna plains. Key locations Dynamic Events will start around 3 different type of places: Marketplaces from Herelsor and Solna plains Stonehenges from Herelsor and Solna plains Arena next to the Lighthouse on Solna plain Many events will take place in those exact locations, but some can occur within a 500 meters radius, or get in your way directly. Those quests will change over time so you won't get the same objective twice in the same place: for example if you have to look for a certain treasure chest, the next occurrence may not be in the same area.
  8. Welcome to Kametsu, @rainydays1971. Always great to meet new folks around here that'll hopefully stick around and talk. Never saw Girls und Panzer myself, but I enjoyed No.6 and most of the Gundam franchise.
  9. The official website for the Seven Deadly Sins anime revealed on Wednesday that Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan (The Seven Deadly Sins: Anger's Judgment), the franchise's new television anime series, will premiere on TV Tokyo and five affiliate channels, as well as on BS-TV Tokyo, in January 2021. It also unveiled a new visual for the anime. The series was delayed the series from its previously slated October premiere date due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The main cast members will return for the new anime. The franchise's first 24-episode television anime series aired in 2014 and 2015. Netflix later streamed the series with both English and Japanese audio, and Funimation released the series in two parts on home video. A four-episode television anime special titled The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War- then premiered in August 2016. Netflix began streaming the series in February 2017. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, the second television anime series, premiered in January 2018, and Netflix began streaming the series in October 2018. The anime film The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky opened in Japan in August 2018. The The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods (Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin) anime, the third television anime series, premiered last October, and ended on March 25. Netflix will begin streaming the anime on Thursday. Nakaba Suzuki launched The Seven Deadly Sins manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012, and ended it on March 25. Kodansha published the manga's 41st and final volume on May 15. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print. Crunchyroll posted new chapters as they appeared in Japan.
  10. Disney held it's 3Q earnings call today, and during that, the fate of Mulan was finally revealed. After a series of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the live-action adaptation of the animated classic is coming to Disney+ on September 4th. The movie will boast a "premiere price" which means you need to pay $29.99 on top of your monthly subscription to watch it. As you might expect, we're expecting further details soon, but the plan is for the movie to also receive a theatrical run, though that's likely to be limited both in the United States and overseas. There are conflicting reports about whether Mulan is getting a global launch on Disney+ or whether it will only be North America, but it definitely sounds like it could be the former based on what the trades are saying. Needless to say, this is a game-changer for Disney+ and could signal a new way of releasing movies given the uncertainty surrounding the re-opening of theaters. Now, speculation is bound to run rampant about both The New Mutants and Black Widow!
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    Edge of Eternity

    Midgar Studios has pushed out a couple updates in the past few days. Summer Update #5 Features: Added the first 15 inn character scenes Unlockable through the game, those character scenes will deepen the bonds between characters and give more information about the lore of each character. More characters scenes are coming in the future! Added new accessibility options in the game settings menu You can now choose the default battle camera mode in the game settings menu (between cinematic and tactical). There is also an option to display the full battle-grid while in tactical camera, you can select the opacity of the battle-grid display in the game settings menu. Variable ATB cost and move action ATB cost changes We introduced a new mechanic of variable ATB cost, meaning that an action *can* cost less than 1 ATB, for the moment we added it only to the move action that now cost 0.5 ATB instead of 1 ATB. The ATB cost is displayed as a yellow overlay on-top of the ATB bar while hovering a skill (Keyboard/Mouse) or selecting it (Controller). The "haste" stat is now affecting skill that have variable ATB cost, meaning that having more haste can reduce further the ATB cost of the move action up to 0.3 ATB with a very high "haste" value. Level Sync Improvement Level sync have now been extended and have three options select-able from the interface and difficulty menu: Enemy (Scale the enemy level to your level if the enemy is higher level, easy mode), Disabled or Player (Scale the player level to the enemy level if the enemy is lower level, hard mode). Bug fixes and improvements Modified damage feedback Modified weakness and resistance feedback Improved Ordo face blend shapes Improved Lip Sync and Face animations in a few cutscenes Improved a few cutscenes Nerfed Borborygm boss Fixed timing of a few FX Added animation transition for "animation pose fixed" entities on the world Fixed a bug with some dynamic events that was ignoring the state requirements Minor lighting upgrades on some cutscenes Removed battle rating as it was a bit redundant with battle objectives Fixed a bug that could soft lock the Mantis boss on a very specific situation Fixed missing music at some locations Fixed a few audio volume issues Fixed a bug that could prevent some visual FX from spawning during battles when animations are too short Fixed a missing UI prompt during the camera tutorial Rework of the doppelganger shader Added new 2D portraits for secondary characters (autocutscenes) New Dynamic Events on Herelsor Plain / Solna Plain / Heretic Trail Fixed a graphic bug that could corrupt the screen when framerate is very low or when the game have micro-freezes Rework of the cutscene completion save system to prevent some save corruption issues in some auto-save reload situations Minor Patch Bug fixes and adjustments Introduced new mini-map system with area discoverability (and soon localized area names) Implemented bosses battle objectives super-bonus reward Fixed a soft lock case on some specific quest and dialogs with the recent changes Fixed a bug that could prevent the Save UI from opening when the Save UI have been automatically removed Fixed some wrong footsteps SFX material definitions Fixed a bug that could remove the music after a loading (like unstuck) after a battle Lip Sync improvements Added SFX in various cutscenes Adjustment of a few post-processing areas Removed deprecated end of chapter cutscenes
  12. Enthralling JRPG Adventure with Strategic Combat In a world torn asunder, the people of Heryon pursues a desperate war against a mysterious invader. As this conflict opposing magic and technology grows to cataclysmic proportions, a new threat emerges from the battlefield. Wage epic turn-based battles as you follow Daryon and Selene in their quest to find a cure to the all-consuming Corrosion. Early Access Launch Trailer During this summer, Edge Of Eternity will go through very important steps. The game has been in Early Access for nearly 20 months now and it has allowed the game to grow progressively into what it is today. Edge Of Eternity now represents more than 30 hours of gameplay, shared between six chapters (including Chapter 0 - Seed of Destruction, which serves as a prologue to the story). More than half of Daryon and Selene’s quest is already part of the game, and Midgar Studios' small indie team is fully dedicated to deliver the final chapters over the next months! On August 14th, Edge Of Eternity will enter its beta phase. A revamped, new and improved battle camera is being introduced to make the fights more understandable and more immersive at the same time. With this new cinematic battlecam, your eyes will be set behind each attacking character, following them as they attack and passing to the next. One of the greatest strengths of Edge Of Eternity, like many JRPGs, is its story. Players want to feel involved and touched by the characters’ quest, their struggles, their failures and their most shining moments. A huge part of this relies on your ability to sympathize with the characters, to identify with them. To help with this, cutscenes are being reworked: improving the lighting, the color and revamping the lipsync system; in addition to this, making sure that their unspoken emotions are more visible, in order to let the player know what is happening, let them feel what is happening. In the continuity of the cutscenes, they're also reworking the character designs for the main characters - Daryon, Selene and their companions. The many NPCs of the game will also be progressively reworked as a next step, as the priority was not on them. Finally, Midgar Studio wanted to make the acquisition of a new weapon feel more rewarding. To achieve this, they're creating a new crafting system, including recipes and materials gatherings; nothing beats a sword that you made yourself, with sweat and blood, when it comes to feeling epic and personal.
  13. Welcome to the forum. Honestly I'm not sure what page you're referring to, to be honest.
  14. At the beginning of the year, Netflix announced that development had begun on an anime film set in the world of its hit series The Witcher. Now, the streaming giant is doubling down on Witcher content in the form of a six-part, live-action limited series called The Witcher: Blood Origin. Blood Origin will be a prequel series, taking place in “an elven world” 1,200 years prior to the events of The Witcher. The series will explore the origins of the very first Witcher, as well as the events that merged the worlds of monsters, men, and elves. The new show will be spearheaded by Declan de Barra, with The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich acting as Executive Producer and the author of the books, Andrzej Sapkowski, serving as creative consultant. “A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books,” de Barra said. “What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans? [...] The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.” There’s no set date yet for when the new series will premiere, but the series will shoot in the U.K.
  15. The Toonami "panel" airing on Cartoon Network during the Adult Swim Con online event announced the new "Crunchyroll Originals" anime Fena: Pirate Princess in collaboration with Adult Swim on Sunday. The Crunchyroll and Adult Swim co-production will air on Adult Swim's Toonami block and stream on Crunchyroll in 2021. Crunchyroll describes the series: Fena: Pirate Princess is a 12 episode original anime series that tells the tale of a young orphan girl, Fena Houtman. Fena has been raised on an Island where there is no hope of becoming anything more than chattel, to be used and discarded by soldiers of the British Empire. But Fena is more than just another powerless orphan. When her mysterious past comes knocking, Fena will break the chains of her oppressors. Her goal: forge a new identity, free of bondage, and search for a place where she can truly belong and find out the true mysteries behind a keyword “Eden.” It is the story of a lifetime adventure she and her crew of misfits and unlikely allies will have, in pursuit of her goals! Kazuto Nakazawa (B: The Beginning, Blood+, Parasite Dolls) is directing the series at Production I.G. Production I.G producer Rui Kuroki announced at the Production I.G. USA panel at Anime Expo Lite on July 4 that Production I.G is working on an anime series in collaboration with Adult Swim. Kuroki stated that the work is "something Production I.G has never done before.” Crunchyroll previously stated it has co-produced more than 60 series since 2015, including The Rising of The Shield Hero, A Place Further Than the Universe, and The Junji Ito "Collection". Recent "Crunchyroll Originals" anime include Gibiate, Tower of God, The God of High School, Noblesse, TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You, So I'm a Spider, So What?, and EX-ARM.
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