With the manga at its highest point, an upcoming theatre adaptation, and the upcoming movie, I think that for once the studio simply doesn’t see the point in putting out fillers that people may not necessarily like.
What people want is the real deal, the canon, right?
Fairy Tail News April 2016 round-up
credit to kyuubii9 from deviantart
As you know, Kodansha Weekly Shonen magazine announced a new anime project in the works in its issue of March 23, but didn’t provide much details.
My best guess is a return of the anime in October, plus the new movie.
Meanwhile, Fairy Tail Gaiden: Rhodonite ended on March 30 and there will be a new spin-off focused on Laxus.
The date is still unknown but this is sure to be exciting!
Another exciting development is of course the upcoming Fairy Tail Stage Play from April 30th to May 9th in Ikebukuro Theatre in Tokyo. Here’s the poster:
Naruto Shippuden episode release dates for March 2016 – Itachi Shinden Special
It was quite tempting to title this post ‘Itachi Shippuden’, because this is what we will get for the next two months or so.
Maybe turning the show into Itachi Shippuden was his goal all along? or a ‘Thank you’ note from Studio Pierrot for helping them with the Eternal Tsukiyomi Fillerology Rinne no Jutsu? o.o
After that, who knows what will happen.
Episode 451 “Birth and Death” (生まれる命、死ぬ命) March 3, 2016 Episode 452 “The Genius” (異才) March 10, 2016 Episode 453 “Pain of Life” (命の痛み) March 17, 2016 Episode 454 “Shisui’s Request” (シスイの依頼) March 24, 2016
Not that I mind an Itachi special, since he’s pretty much one of the most memorable and popular characters in anime history, and it’s great to have his backstory explained, as a way to clear out his name and memory.
One thing is that Studio Pierrot is playing a dangerous game by delaying canon so much, as people simply lose interest in time since they already know the outcome of the manga and how the infamous shipping wars ended.
A similar scenario that led to the cancellation of Bleach could happen.
People could just move on to other series, and the idea of ‘Naruto’ would feel passé or outdated to them, that’s the audience rebound effect, and it has been demonstrated over time how so many hiatuses and fillers kill a series.
The success of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
As of today, the game is nearly outsold after barely a month of its release, just as expected.
However, the delays in the DLC packs have annoyed everyone, with Bandai Namco only giving vague answers that there will be a total of 3, to be released in ‘the upcoming months’ :/
At least they will release the Shikamaru’s Story DLC on March 15. It’s always so great to see Kakashi as Hokage.
This first DLC will have the Hokage robes for Naruto, 10 other costumes, 10 ninja data cards, and 4 combo jutsus, among other goodies.
Based on the light novel, it’s a 3 hour scenario based on Shikamaru, filling the gap on what happened after the 4th great shinobi war.
Other issue for PC gamers have been some interface and audio errors that have been remedied with the release of the first patch.
The reviews for the game so far have been great, it’s easily being considered as the Best Fighting Game of 2016, with Street Fighter V apparently being a huge letdown.
Assassination classroom anime season 2 episode list
One, if not the best series of 2015, kickstarts the second season with more hilarious, troll and tender situations between Korosensei and his students.
Episode 1 (23) – Summer Festival Time – (夏祭りの時間) – January 7, 2016
Episode 2 (24) – Kaede Time – (カエデの時間) – January 14, 2016
Episode 3 (25) – Itona Horibe Time – (堀部イトナの時間) – January 21, 2016
Episode 4 (26) – Spin Time – (紡ぐ時間) – January 28, 2016
Episode 5 (27) – TBA- February 4, 2016
Episode 6 (28) – TBA – February 11, 2016
Episode 8 (29) – TBA – February 18, 2016
Episode 9 (30) – TBA – February 25, 2016
Episode 10 (31) – TBA – March 3, 2016
Episode 11 (32) – TBA – March 10, 2016
Episode 12 (33) – TBA – March 17, 2016
Episode 13 (34) – TBA – March 24, 2016 – (end of season)
(It’s highly likely that they will greenlight another set of 13 episodes to cover Spring 2016, we would just need official confirmation)
News – January 2016
Assassination classroom coming to Nintendo 3DS
Due to be released on March 4, Bamdai Namco has published on its website a new trailer of the upcoming 3DS game titled Assassination Classroom: Assassin raising project!
In the game, you’re just another student at Class 3-E and of course you need to formulate your plan to kill Koro-sensei, as you struggle through homework and tests with Nagisa :3 as your friend, and Karuma as your trainer.
Here’s a preview of the game’s interface, courtesy of Siliconera:
The premise can’t be more simple and fun!
It will have a retail price of $47 and it will have bonus features such as special themes and seemingly wardrobe options for Koro-sensei.
Assassination classroom live-action movie sequel to premiere on March 25
Following the success of the first movie and set to premiere on March 25, there’s great expectation for it already.
Titled the Graduation chapter (Sotsugyo-hen) the storyline features the love story between the God of Death and Yukimura.
Ryosuke Yamada reprises his role as Nagisa, as well as the other actors playing the students.