Odds & Ends: Haikara-San sequel doubtful for theatrical, Chunibyo cancelled, Canadian Adult Swim app dies, Crunchyroll’s top fall titles


Eleven Arts says Canadian theatrical release of Haikara-San Part 2 is “unlikely”
Canadian theatrical release for Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions – Take On Me cancelled
Adult Swim cuts Canadian stream app
Crunchyroll reveals Canada’s most watched Fall 2018 anime

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Canadian Theatrical News: MFKZ

GKIDS is bringing the France-Japan co-production MFKZ to select theatres in Canada this month. The company had partnered with Fathom Events to launch a much larger screening in the U.S. last month. The movie originally opened in France last May, with the Japanese debut also occurring in October. Continue reading

Beyblade Burst Turbo premieres double; DHX cuts slate, sells studio

Teletoon is doubling up on Beyblade Burst Turbo premieres. Starting tomorrow with episode 6 “Winter Knight! Battle Royale!”, the channel will begin airing a new episode on both Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM ET. Premieres had previously been limited to the Sunday slot.

The English dub of Beyblade Burst Turbo debuted on the channel on October 7th. It is the first mainline show in the franchise not dubbed in Canada, as series distributor Sunrights shifted production to Burbank’s Bang Zoom Entertainment. The prior two seasons were dubbed in western Canada by Ocean Productions.

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Bakugan: Battle Planet launches this December

After years of tiny morsels of information, Canadian toy/media company Spin Master has finally, formally announced Bakugan: Battle Planet, the relaunch of their once hugely successful anime brand. The new show will launch this December in North America, with Latin America, Europe and other markets receiving it in 2019. The toyline will debut in North America in Q1 2019, with international debuts following in the second quarter. The series will air on Cartoon Network in the U.S., EuropeMiddle East & AfricaLatin AmericaAustralia and New Zealand. In Canada, Teletoon will air Bakugan: Battle Planet.
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Beyblade Burst Turbo to debut on Teletoon this October [Update 10/7/18]

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The third entry in the Beyblade Burst anime franchise is almost here. TV Passport has listed a Teletoon broadcast of Beyblade Burst Turbo set to begin on Sunday, October 7th at 2PM.  Zap2it suggests a rerun for the following Saturday in the same slot. It seems the series will mirror Transformers Cyberverse’s pattern on the channel, where premieres air on Sundays, with an encore the next Saturday. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

Following the success of last year’s I Choose You, The Pokémon Company is bringing the 21st feature film in the franchise to Canadian theatres. Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, is the second in a rebooted film series that’s self-contained from the never ending television show. The movie opened in Japan last July. All North American screenings will be presented in an English dubbed format. Continue reading

Season 2 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V heads to Télétoon, Anatane on Unis

The second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V is set to air on French Canadian television. Episode 50, “Duel contre Declan” is scheduled to debut on Télétoon on October 6th at 1PM. New episodes will air on Saturdays and Sundays.

Becoming just the second series in the franchise to air on television in French Canada, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V debuted on Télétoon on July 22, 2017. The channel had been airing reruns of the show since the first season’s finale on January 27th. Arc-V ran on Teletoon in English Canada between July 24, 2015 and June 22, 2018. The channel is now airing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Continue reading