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Power Rangers: Beast Morphers debuts on Teletoon in May [Update 4/29/19]

Online schedule service TV Passport has revealed when Power Rangers: Beast Morphers will debut in Canada. The series is set to being airing Saturdays on Teletoon starting May 11th at 1:30PM. The twenty-sixth season of the show originally launched on Nickelodeon in the United States on March 2nd. This is the first entry in the franchise to have been produced since Hasbro acquired Saban Brands’ entertainment properties last spring.

Utilizing footage from 2012’s Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Beast Morphers stars Rorrie D. Travis, Jazz Baduwalia and Jacqueline Scislowski. Hasbro’s entertainment arm, Allspark, describes the show’s plot as: Continue reading


French channel Frissons TV runs Manga Time block

French Canadian horror cable channel Frissons TV has been airing a weekly anime block since January. Called L’heure Manga (Manga Time), the lineup airs every Sunday evening. Staying true to its theme, it features Berserk (1997) at 7PM, Parasyte – the maxim – at 7:25PM and Hellsing (2001) at 7:50PM (yes, you read those time slots correctly). The final episode of Hellsing is set to air this weekend. It’ll be replaced by Madhouse’s 2007 adaptation of Takayuki Yamaguchi’s Shigurui manga starting May 5th. Continue reading

Tubi streams One-Punch Man Season 2 in Canada as part of renewed Viz partnership

San Francisco-based, ad-supported streaming service Tubi has announced an extension to its existing Canadian partnership with Viz Media. The new agreement has seen Tubi add the first season of One-Punch Man in a subtitled format. The service will also be the Canadian simulcast home to the show’s second season, with new episodes added weekly starting today. Additionally, Tubi will also stream the first three Naruto films: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow (2004), Legend of The Stone of Gelel (2005), and Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006).

“We’re excited to super-serve our passionate anime viewers with the Naruto movies and One-Punch Man,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “This enhances what is already the best completely free anime library in Canada, which includes popular titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh!Hunter x HunterJoJo’s Bizarre AdventureBleach, and Fairy Tail.”

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Canadian Theatrical News: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

Funimation and Cineplex are bringing Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection to select theatres across Canada this May. The fourth film in the franchise, this is the first to feature an entirely original storyline. Lelouch of the Resurrection opened in Japan in February. Funimation will release the movie in Canada and the United States at the same time. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Télétoon to air Bakugan: Battle Planet, Select anime on Canadian VOD, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal on ToonAVision

It was only a matter of time until Bakugan: Battle Planet made its debut on French Canadian television. Marking the show’s global debut in the language, Télétoon will begin airing the series Sunday, April 7th at 1:30PM in a half hour slot. In years past, the channel ran the entirety of the original Bakugan Battle Brawlers anime. That show was dubbed into French at Montreal’s Audio Postproduction SPR (now part of Difuze). No word on who’s behind the French dub on the new series yet. Continue reading

Canadian Adult Swim Channel launch lineup revealed, app gets discontinued

Corus Entertainment’s Action is just weeks away from being re-branded into the world’s first 24/7 Adult Swim channel. Things kick off at 6AM on April 1st with the Canadian television debut of the third Rick & Morty season. New to Canada describes nearly every Adult Swim-original scheduled for day-1. This includes the fifth and sixth seasons of Samurai Jack and Venture Bros., respectively; last year’s Harvey Birdman and 12 Oz. Mouse TV specials, as well as shows that have never aired here before, like Infomercials (not the Dr. Ho kind), Joe Pera Talks with You, Decker: Unclassified, The Eric Andre Show, Off The Air, The Jellies, Dream Corp, LLC, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, The Greatest Event in Television History, Mr. Pickles, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and Mostly 4 Millennials. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Okko’s Inn

GKIDS is bringing Okko’s Inn to select Cineplex and Landmark theatres across Canada this May. The feature is an adaptation of Hiroko Reijo’s 2003-2013 novel series of the same name. Last year, the series was adapted into a 24-episode anime television show by DLE and Madhouse. The movie opened in Japan last June and will screen across the United States in late April. Continue reading