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Odds & Ends: go90 streams Transformers internationally; Your Name. hits home video charts; Viceland Canada in doubt

Transformers: Combiner Wars is a 2016 Machinima produced web series animated by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan. It’s also widely considered to be one of the worst pieces of animated Transformers fiction ever created. In the United States, the series was initially streamed exclusively through go90, a Verizon owned ad-supported streaming platform that only operates in the country. Internationally, Machinima temporarily made it available on their YouTube channel. Hasbro has since uploaded it to their YouTube channel.

Combiner Wars is just part one of what’s being described as the Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy. The second season, Titans Return, launched on go90 last month. Just go90. Globally. But don’t go to go90.com, because you’ll just get a message saying the service isn’t available outside the US. Continue reading

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Canadian Theatrical News: Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower

Azoland Pictures, Aniplex of America, and Cineplex are bringing Type-Moon’s Fate franchise to theatres in Canada this upcoming January. The theatrical project, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel], adapts the original visual novel’s third play route. The first of a planned trilogy, presage flower opened in Japan on October 17, 2017. It launched nationally in the US last weekend, on November 17th. The second entry, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly, is scheduled to debut in Japan sometime in 2018.

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Canadian Theatrical News: Blade of the Immortal

Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing label and Pacific Northwest Pictures are bringing Takashi Miike’s live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal manga series to select Canadian cinemas this month. The film stars Takuya Kimura and Hana Sugisaki. The script was written by Tetsuya Oishi, with a score from Koji Endo. It launched in Japan on April 29, 2017.

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Canadian Theatrical News: A Silent Voice: The Movie

Eleven Arts and Cineplex are bringing Kyoto Animation’s adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice manga series to theatres across Canada this November. The film, which is directed by Naoko Yamada (K-On, Tamako Market, Sound! Euphonium) and written by Reiko Yoshida (Aria the Animation, Deltora Quest, Emma: A Victorian Romance), opened in Japan on September 17, 2016 and became one of the country’s highest grossing films last year. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 2nd Love Live! Happy Party Train Tour

Following the March release of Aqours’ first concert, Azoland Pictures and Cineplex have teamed up to bring Aqours 2nd Love Live! Happy Party Train Tour to cinemas in Canada on October 21st. The screening is a four hour, unsubbed presentation of a broadcast from the September 30th performance at Metlife Dome in Saitama, Japan. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Tokyo Ghoul

Funimation is bringing the Japanese live action adaptation of Sui Ishida’s horror manga Tokyo Ghoul to cinemas in Canada and the United States just in time for the Halloween season. Funimation has previously released the two anime adaptations based on the series. The film, directed by Kentaro Hagiwara, stars Masataka Kubota and Fumika Shimizu as Ken Kaneki and Tōuka Kirishima, respectively. It opened in Japanese theatres on July 29th.
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Canadian Theatrical News: No Game, No Life Zero

Azoland Pictures, Sentai Filmworks and Cineplex have partnered up to the bring the first theatrical feature film based on Yuu Kamiya/Thiago Furukawa Lucas’ No Game, No Life light novel series to the big screen in Canada this October. In 2014, Madhouse adapted the series into a 12 episode anime series. Continue reading