Naruto Shippuden anime schedule February 2016 and news

Naruto Shippuden anime episode release dates February 2016

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Let’s get ready for canon!

Believe it or not, this is the final month of fillerology. And at the same time the long-awaited release of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4!

Episode 447 “Another Moon” (もう一つの月) February 4, 2016
Episode 448 “Comrade” (仲間) February 11, 2016
Episode 449 TBA February 18, 2016
Episode 450 TBA February 25, 2016

Latest details and news on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 premiere

Well, as of this writing today is the release in Japan. The US and Europe will follow soon on February 9 .

And last minute goodies and surprises are the usual.

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Assassination Classroom anime season 2 episode guide + spoilers + news 2016

Assassination classroom anime season 2 episode list

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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:

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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.

Assassination Classroom manga and DVD/BD releases

Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) Volume 8

Due to be released on February 2, 2016

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With a preorder price of only $6.49, it covers the Three Assassins arc.

Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) Set 1 and Set 2, only English Dub

And finally there’s some news on the upcoming Blu-Ray / DVD, but apparently it won’t have English Subs yet :(

Set 1 will cover the first 11 episodes, with Set 2 covering the remaining 11.

But there’s no info yet on the pricing or the release date for the US.

Since this is a relatively new series, this is to be expected.

But most likely this set will contain the special extra episode Episode 0, titled ‘Meeting Time’, with how Minister Karasuma-sensei and Koro-sensei first met.

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At least thanks to the upcoming German release, we have a good idea on how the cover of the first BD set will look like, with a price of 44 EUR. Stay tuned!

Assassination Classroom manga spoilers

Assassination Classroom spoilers chapter 173 and speculation

(title TBA -to be released on January 30)

 

 

 

Fairy Tail anime schedule January 2016 + news + manga spoilers

Fairy Tail anime episode release dates January 2016

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This month the new anime season kickstarts and we get the anticipated premiere of Fairy Tail Zero.

Episode 266 (91) – Fairy Tail Zero Special – The Fairy in your heart (FAIRY TAIL ZERØ 心の中の妖精) –  January 9

Episode 267  (92)-  “Fairy Tail Zero – The Beginning of the Adventure” (FAIRY TAIL ZERØ 冒険の始まり) – January 16

Episode 268 (93) –  “Treasure Hunt” (FAIRY TAIL ZERØ トレジャーハント) – January 23

Episode 269 (94) – Dancing with Blades” (FAIRY TAIL ZERØ 刃と踊る) – January 30

It’s more likely that it will last 13 episodes before returning to the main storyline in April, after that tragedy cliffhanger.

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Naruto Shippuden anime schedule January 2016 and news

Naruto Shippuden anime January 2016 Episode release dates

As the New Year is here, just when canon was a given this month, I have not so much good news :/

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the Narusasu faction at Studio Pierrot: ‘hey, a series focused entirely on Sasuke and Naruto would be totally marketable, think of the possibilities ^^’

But at least we know that the reason there is so much filler is to make corporate decision-makers win time to decide whether there would be a new Boruto anime or not.

Why is this important? Because it would decide the future of Naruto anime.

Would they put old-school pre-time skip episodes after the official canon material is done? Pure filler till 2020?

Would it be incoherent to have Naruto and Boruto airing at the same time?

Meanwhile, fillers will go on and  canon will begin on March 2016 (seemingly the deadline for their decision).

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‘So, which way do we go?’
‘Let’s decide on February 29 the future of this anime’

Thus the new season kickstarts with the continuation of Jiraiya’s Scroll tales:

Episode 444 “Rogue Ninja” (里抜け)                       January 14, 2016

Well, in this ‘dream’, Sasuke leaves the village anyway, and Naruto is all Sasukeeeeeeeeee again o.o

I swear this must be the filler they show to focus groups, then they pick what they liked the most, to see how viable would be a totally non-canon Naruto.

Episode 445 “The Pursuer” (追手)                         January 21, 2016
Episode 446 “The Collision” (衝突)                         January 28, 2016

Update February 4: Here’s the February 2016 schedule

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Fairy Tail anime schedule December 2015 + news + manga spoilers

Fairy Tail episode release dates December 2015

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credit to ar-ua.deviantart.com

The year closes with the end of Tartaros Arc, as expected.

(Updated December 22)

Episode 262 “Tartaros Chapter – Memento Mori” (冥府の門編 メメント・モリ) December 5, 2015
Episode 263 “Tartaros Chapter – Dancing Over Ishgar” (冥府の門編 イシュガルに舞う) December 12, 2015
Episode 264  “Tartaros Chapter – Drops of Fire” (冥府の門編 炎の雫) December 19, 2015
Episode 265  “Tartaros Chapter, Finale – The Power to Live” (冥府の門編 【終章】December 26, 2015

The new winter season 2016 episodes would begin in January 9 or 16.

(Update Jan 9:) the January 2016 schedule is here + manga spoilers: what else Aquarius has to say?

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Naruto Shippuden anime schedule December 2015 and news

Naruto Shippuden anime episode release dates December 2015

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(Updated Dec 14 w/ full episodes)

But is it realistic to hope that we will see canon on Christmas season, when the new January 2016 season is already around the corner?

Episode 440 “The Caged Bird” (籠の鳥) December 3, 2015

Seems like more surrealistic Neji filler, it’s getting existential and philosophical at this point, with parallel test dimensions and all. Even Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (RIP) would be proud. o.o

Episode 441 “Return” (帰還) December 10, 2015

A temporary Return to canon? A retelling of Naruto’s return to Konoha after the first timeskip, from everyone’s dream-state perspective?

Episode 442      “To each their own way (The Mutual Path)”  (互いの道)     December 17, 2015

About Sasuke and Naruto’s ways? Each and everyone’s dreams?

Episode 443       “Variance of Strength” (力の差)     December 24, 2015

Seems to be about the differences between Naruto and Sasuke at the beginning of the series. A foreshadowing to their final fight?

In an interesting twist, they managed to accomodate yet another episode on December 24, making it the last of the year.

(Update Jan 1, 2016) Here’s the new January 2016 schedule, filler again, and I explain why

Which begs the BIG dreaded question for us fans who have been following this series through heaven and filler hell:

Will Naruto Shippuden end next year?

This all depends on what Studio Pierrot gets or doesn’t get out of this.

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Discovering Boys Love: Ten Count Manga review and spoilers

Ten Count manga review

Welcome once more to the Nyaa! Romantsu! section!

Another jewel that I have discovered recently is this story by Rihito Takarai that is absolutely a must-read.

There are few yaoi stories in which the plot focuses on something more than the relationship between the main characters, and this is one of them.

Ten Count manga began to be serialized in 2013 in Dear+ magazine and the chapters are released on a monthly basis. It’s currently on chapter 25.

The first thing that captures you is the atmosphere that the characters create.

And if you think about it, there are really only two characters and a couple of secondary ones, aside from characters that appear in flashbacks to keep the plot going.

The story – Ten Count Chapter 1

Let’s meet Shirotani Tadaomi.

The first thing that caught me in this story in the outstanding cover artwork that frankly speaks for itself.

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Fairy Tail anime schedule November 2015 + news

Fairy Tail anime episode release dates November 2015

Better late than never, I will begin to post more information on this and other series, not only Naruto Shippuden.

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Episode 258 “Tartaros Chapter – Fire Dragon Iron Fist” (冥府の門編 火竜の鉄拳) November 7, 2015
Episode 259 “Tartaros Chapter – 00:00” (冥府の門編 00:00) November 14, 2015
Episode 260 “Tartaros Chapter – The Girl in the Crystal Ball” (冥府の門編 水晶の中の少女) November 21, 2015
Episode 261 “Tartaros Chapter – The Definitive Demon” (冥府の門編 絶対の悪魔) November 28, 2015

Here’s the December 2015 schedule, with manga volume release dates for all 2016.

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Boruto Naruto the movie review (full spoilers) + full plot synopsis 2015

This review is based on all the cam leaks that I watched/gathered.

You can still read the version with mild spoilers here.

One thing I can tell you for sure: this movie is wayyy better and more exciting than the Last.

Of course, this all depends on tastes, and mind me, I DID like the Last: Naruto the movie, but I felt that the plot was just too simple, even for Naruto movie standards, and it was a device to rush up Naruhina in the process.

And I want to clarify from the beginning: my bias is towards SasuNaru/Narusasu, but I don’t mind at all a well done NaruHina or other pairing for that matter.

But let’s cut to the chase:

This review of course is not definitive, as the BD/DVD release date is still to be known in Japan and the US, but I’m betting for a February / April release in the midst of the hype of Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

Boruto Naruto the movie full recap /synopsis/ storyline

It’s been 15 years after the events of chapter 699, it has been a time of peace and development after the last war.

Konoha begins to resemble a small scale Tokyo with its concrete buildings and first skyscrapers, the old mingles with the new. However, the faces of the 7 Hokages still stand out.

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This is interesting because at last we get an inkling that the Naruto original series may have taken place around the 70’s, and the ‘actual’ time of this storyline must be around the 90’s.

But Kishimoto-sensei clarified at NYCC that it’s its own continuity, with elements from different decades.

So, what happened to Sasuke?

‘To atone for my sins’, as he has said, he has gone away on S-rank level missions all these years to confirm a possible threat around the ruins of Kaguya’s Castle.

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And the movie opens with him battling two guys that appeared in this dimension, who may be Kaguya’s relatives.

It is not clearly specified, but both Naruto’s and Sasuke’s arms can still form some seals, though they are badly damaged beyond repair.

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