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Odds & Ends XL: Mega Man: Fully Charged for the fall, Mecard sued, Bushiroad dubs

Breakdown

Mega Man: Full Charged launches this fall
Spin Master brings Mattel to court over Mecard
Monster Hunter film co-produced by Toronto company
Bushiroad Dub News
Quebec City-based studio takes on Neptunia
TV Update
Mind Game in Vancouver
Blog Housekeeping

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Bakugan relaunch set for 2019, 11-minute format

Spin Master’s financial reports continue to drip feed new information regarding the upcoming relaunch of Bakugan. During the Canadian toy company’s 2017 fourth-quarter results, CEO Ronnen Harary confirmed that the transforming spheres will return in 2019. After entering a hiatus in the western world in 2012, Spin Master initially announced they were developing a revival in 2015. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Crunchyroll’s top Canadian simulcasts, no subtitled Witch’s Flower at Cineplex, Before We Vanish

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll has unveiled the most popular simulcasts for the Winter 2018 season in Canada. The map does have a major caveat in that it’s restricted to shows/sequels that debuted during the season. Multi-seasonal series like Boruto and Dragon Ball Super are not included.

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Nelvana, Spin Master and TMS Entertainment reunite for Bakugan revival

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During the company’s Q1 2018 financial result conference call, Corus Entertainment CEO Doug Murphy announced that the company’s Nelvana subsidiary will collaborate with fellow Canadian company Spin Master and Japanese animation studio TMS Entertainment on a new Bakugan series. The show will be aimed at today’s generation of children. While that’s pretty much all that was shared, he did state the company will announce additional information later this year.

Spin Master Global President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Gadbois stated in November that the new property would launch sometime within 2018 or 2019. The company initially announced plans for a new Bakugan in 2015.

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Bakugan reboot to launch within the next two years

Back in 2015, Toronto-based toy company Spin Master announced that they were developing a reboot of Bakugan. Carried by an anime series produced by TMS Entertainment and Nelvana, the boys action franchise meant big business between 2007 and 2012. Bakugan centred around a game played with plastic marbles that would transform when rolled over a metal card. Since that revival tease two years ago, Spin Master’s been silent about their plans for the franchise, but have just recently shared a tiny morsel of information. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Canadian Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Side of Dimensions DVD/BD dilemma; Turning Mecard product launch [Updated 8/14/2017]

4K Media, gatekeepers of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, have been embracing the original Japanese version of their shows this year. For the first time ever, the newest entry in the series, VRAINS, is getting a subtitled simulcast as it airs in Japan … as long as you don’t live in Canada and a small handful of other countries. Even Dark Side of Dimensions, the most recent theatrical film, received a subtitled run in theatres … as long as you lived in the US. That seems to be another one of this year’s themes for Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. While not deliberate (needs to be said, we were supposed to get that sub run), it unfortunately seems likely Dark Side of Dimensions’ home video release will continue that. Continue reading

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