Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Opens Thursday In Canadian Cinemas

The first all-new Dragon Ball theatrical film since 1996 is getting a brief run in Canada and the United States this week. For two nights only, fans can witness Goku take on Beerus, the God of Destruction, on the big screen in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The film will be presented in English with a dub by Funimation’s cast on August 7th and 9th.

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Short Peace and Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Rising receive Canadian cinema dates

Anime on the small screen has certainly seen better days, but it appears that the opposite is true for the Canadian silver screen. Over the past few years I’ve seen an uptick in nationwide one night only screenings of anime films. It looks like that won’t stop anytime soon, as the next few weeks will see Cineplex cinemas play host to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace anthology as well as the second Tiger & Bunny film. Both will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal premieres on Teletoon on Sunday


So, this is kind of unexpected. Some of you may recall that Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal premiered on YTV back in June of 2012. That’s not much of a surprise as every previous Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters series aired on the network. What’s a surprise is that Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal begins airing on Teletoon’s English feed tomorrow at 8:00AM EDT. The episode airing is seventy-four, Attack of the Barbarians: Part 1 – which was the first episode under the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II branding in Japan. Right now it looks like this broadcast will be in addition to YTV’s Friday and Saturday runs of the show. Continue reading

YTV debuts the final seven episodes of Beyblade: Shogun Steel exclusively online


When Beywarriors: Beyraiderz began airing on YTV, I mentioned that the western-exclusive Beyblade spinoff had replaced the time slot of the latest mainline show, Beyblade: Shogun Steel. YTV’s broadcast of the show ended prematurely at episode nineteen. At the time, I expected the show to simply go on hiatus while Beyraiderz aired as a promotional tie-in for toys hitting the shelves, but it looks like that won’t be the case. YTV has announced that the final seven episodes of the series will only be available to stream through their website. They’ve already posted the first four episodes to watch. Continue reading

Discotek reveals release date, and box art for Cybersix’s DVD release

cybersixBack in August, Discotek announced that they had acquired the North American home distribution rights to Canadian favourite, Cybersix. The company revealed that the complete collection will be available starting August 26th.Cybersix‘s first official DVD release in North America will include audio commentary on the first and last episode from Cybersix voice actress Cathy Weseluck, as well as Discotek graphic artist and fan Brady Hartel. It sounds like that may not be the only bonus feature on the discs.

Discotek didn’t mention if the set would include the Japanese audio track, or the much requested full version of the opening theme song, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for either of those.

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Digimon Fusion is airing on YTV


In late January, a few blogs associated with Saban Brands’ Ambassador program posted up articles stating that Digimon Fusion, the company’s adaptation of Digimon Xros Wars, would be airing on YTV starting February 28th. I teased that tidbit in I Miss Bionix’s coverage of that recent Pokémon invasion. Ultimately Zap2it, and YTV’s schedule didn’t agree with that premiere date, so I figured things were pushed back. Apparently it was just a single week as it looks like the show premiered on March 7th. Episode 3 premieres this Friday at 7:30AM EDT. Continue reading

Pokémon: Mewtwo – Prologue to Awakening and Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened premiere this Saturday on YTV

Pokemon Movie 16 PosterYTV’s online schedule has confirmed that the network will air Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, as well as its prequel TV special, Pokémon: Mewtwo – Prologue to Awakening, on February 8th starting at 3:30PM EST. The duo premiered last summer on Japanese TVs, and cinemas before a brief theatrical run in October followed by a Cartoon Network broadcast last month in the US. Leading up to the special broadcast YTV will be airing the final two episodes of the Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond TV anime beginning at 2:30PM EST.

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