The highy Anticipated Season 6 of Game of Thrones is right around the corner!!!

HBO’s highly anticipated season 6 of the hit television show Game of thrones is right around the corner, the big question most fans are looking forward to be answered is. Is John Snow truly dead? This isn’t just a question TV viewers asked but also book readers, In fact most readers like myself was wondering how and if George R.R. Martin would finished the The Winds of Winter & A Dream of Spring before season 6, that was answer when HBO announced season 6’s filming in late July of 2015, Surely George R.R. Martin had to approve of this move, HBO doesn’t have any material to use since books 6 & 7 haven’t dropped yet, But again that was also answer when leaked news of the new season confirmed it will be using book 6 material.screenshot-419

The news got everyone ecstatic and the theories fans have of certain characters could possibly be answer or debunked, one things is for certain, we will find out Jon Snows fate and for book readers The Battle of Meereen and The Battle for the North, While there’s a list of questions that need answers in the book, as for TV, viewers are focus on Jon snow and the White Walkers.
arya game of thrones season 6This season is setting up to create a buzz much like the first season, HBO should be expecting a huge jump in viewership, each trailer so far for season 6 has hit over a 8 million viewer mark so it’s safe to say that people are ready the Game of Thrones greatness, the good thing is that fans don’t have to wait long with the season premiering April 24, book readers on the other hand have no true release date.

Chuck Original Soundtrack arriving April 7th

While Chuck wrapped up in 2012, fans get a treat in April with the OST release for the series, featuring original score tracks and performances by Jeffster and Vik Sahay. A few key tracks will include “Take on Me”, “Fortunate Son”, “Fat Bottom Girls” and two bonus tracks of “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and “Mr. Roboto” from Jeffster.

Chuck was fortunate to see a musical score that catered to all the key moments of each episode, Tim Jones who sat at the helm has gone on to other work but finally this key piece will be available for the world to share in when it hits digital and retail channels on April 7th, 2015.

The Last: Naruto The Movie (2015)

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On December 6, 2014 Masashi Kishimoto released the final Naruto movie: Za Rasuto: Naruto za Mūbī ake The Last: Naurto the Movie and that short amount of time the movie has already made 515 Million Yen making it the #1 movie in japan, when you break it down in US money it adds up around 4.27 Million, in just two days the film over took the previous Road to Ninja total box office numbers, you can guarantee that number will continue to shoot up as the year finishes.

News of a United States release has not been stated but I’m sure Studio Pierrot will announced something around the end of the year.

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WWE reveals WrestleMania 31 travel packages

The WWE is touching down in San Francisco at the Levi’s Stadium for Wrestlemania 31 this March, to kick things off the company has already assembled their travel packages which run from $900 to $5500.

The current promotional art for the event showcases Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Big-E Langston and Wade Barrett on the front which provides fair enough speculation for where some of these guys will fall in the storyline when WM comes around.

Check out the WWE.com homepage for more details

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Black Sails Season 2 takes to the Sea on Starz

The seas are about to get a bit rougher as Black Sails prepares to embark on its second 10 episode season in 2015 on Starz. The show will debut on Saturday January 24th at 9PM ET/PT with Captain Flint and his men at the limit as they sit stranded with Spanish soldiers blocking them from their Urca gold. Their betrayals no longer a secret and an alliance being the one thing that can help them avoid certain defeat. It’s certainly going to be a heavy dose of narrative given everything that’s up in the air so we’ll just need to keep an eye out for the teasers to see how it might all pan out.

From Starz:

“Black Sails” season one set a STARZ viewership record for a debuting STARZ Original series during its opening weekend in January 2014, established an average of 5.3 million viewers per episode*, and is distributed in about 130 countries and territories worldwide. Starz also released a first look teaser image from season two, inspired by the Emmy®-nominated main title design.

Season two begins where we left off—The Walrus crew is stranded, with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold. And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint (Toby Stephens) and Silver (Luke Arnold) must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. Meanwhile, Eleanor Guthrie (Hannah New) struggles to maintain her grip on Nassau, as a new breed of pirate arrives in the form of Ned Low (Tadgh Murphy), a man for whom violence isn’t just a tool … it’s a pastime. As blood is spilled, and tensions mount, Charles Vane (Zach McGowan) must decide which he values more: Eleanor’s life, or the respect of his men. And unbeknownst to all of them, a prize of immeasurable value has already been smuggled onto the island … one whose discovery will alter the very landscape of their world, and force everyone in Nassau toward the ultimate judgment: are they men, or are they monsters?

VIZ at NYCC – Panels, Exclusives and Schedule

VIZ has tons planned for Anime and Manga fans at NYCC this year, bringing Takeshi Obata from Japan to help promote Weekly Shonen Jump and take part in panels and signings during the convention. Those unfamiliar with the name might be able to better associate him to series he’s laid art for including Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru No Go, All You Need is Kill and RALΩGRAD.

There will also be convention exclusives to keep collectors happy with pre-street copies of All You Need is Kill, Resident Evil and Kiss of the Rose Princess. Could that be all though? Oh no, Princess Mononoke The First Story is also gracing the show in hardcover from Studio Ghibli with watercolor art from Miyazaki.

If books aren’t yoru think there’s a pre-order for the upcoming set for Sailor Moon ahead of the release, those who do pre-order get a special Sailor Moon collectable coin as a free gift for ordering at NYCC. Other media at the event will include recent Blu-Ray and DVD releases.

For gear they’ve brought in NYCC Sailor Moon shirts and replica Bleach sword umbrellas with Ichigo and Rukia hilt variations. They’ll also have their first licensed Doraemon products with some limited One Piece and Naruto replica prints and other goods.

Finally they have the panel schedule, event plans and video room details for NYCC 2014 below.

VIZ Media New York Comic Con Panels:

 

 

 

Thursday October 9th

 

 

 

3:15PM – 4:00PM         Panel: VIZ MEDIA PANEL (Room 1A14)

 

 

Join VIZ Media and pull back the curtain on favorite manga and anime series. Be among the first to hear about upcoming releases and new acquisitions and throw questions at staff and grab FREE manga prizes while supplies last!

 

 

 

6:00PM – 6:45PM         Panel: THE FUTURE OF WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP

                                      (Room 1A14)

 

 

Join the editors of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and editors from Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine to welcome Takeshi Obata for an enlightening personal discussion on what’s new and what’s next for the long-running manga anthology which launched best-selling titles such as NARUTO, BLEACH, ONE PIECE, DRAGON BALL as well as Obata’s BAKUMAN。and DEATH NOTE series.

 

 

 

Friday October 10th

 

 

 

2:00PM – 2:45PM         Panel: VOLTRON: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY PERFECT SQUARE     (Room 1A21)

 

 

In 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe hit the TV, and the world of giant robots has never been the same. In honor of Voltron’s 30th anniversary, join the staff of VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint for a very special peek behind the curtain at this cultural phenomenon with special guests, new product announcements and much, much more!

 

 

 

5:00PM – 5:45PM         Panel: WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS
TAKESHI OBATA, MANGA ARTIST  (Room 1A21)

 

 

Join VIZ Media and the staff of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP to welcome very special guest Takeshi Obata and his editor Koji Yoshida for a conversation about Obata’s beginnings as an artist, his extensive history working in the manga industryand the creative process behind his works. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity!

 

 

 

Saturday October 11th

 

 

 

4:15PM – 5:00PM         Panel: OFFICAL SAILOR MOON PANEL

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Come on a journey with the legendary Guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! Members of the VIZ Media SAILOR MOON animation team will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series, show footage from the re-mastered episodes and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends!

 

 

 

 

Scheduled Booth Activities:

 

The VIZ Media booth will buzz with continual activity throughout New York Comic Con with a host of fun in-booth games and activities.

 

 

 

  • VIZ Media Prize Wheel of Destiny: Take a spin for a chance to win a surprise goodie like t-shirts, posters, stickers and more! While supplies last.
  • DORAEMON Meet & Greet: Drop by for a photo op with everyone’s favorite big blue cat-type robot from the future!
  • SAILOR MOON PHOTO SESSION: Meet Guardian Sailor Moon (official cosplayer) and bring your own camera/phone and take your own “Sailor Selfie”!
  • VOLTRON Mascot Appearance: Become a Defender of the Universe with an official photo.
  • VIZ Media /WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Newsletter Sign-Up: Receive the latest digital news about your favorite anime and manga titles and get a free Takeshi Obata full-color poster!

Convention goers should check the daily master schedule for a complete listing of that day’s confirmed in-booth activities.

 

 

 

VIZ Media New York Comic Con Anime Screenings:

 

Catch some of VIZ Media’s hottest and newest anime titles with special premieres happening throughout the New York Comic Con. Don’t miss special presentations of NARUTO THE MOVIE: ROAD TO NINJA, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL & SAILOR MOON (Original Series), BLOOD LAD, RANMA ½, GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET, and TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING.

 

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (PC) Thoughts

The latest installment of Naruto Shippuden has landed for console and PC players, the dream match installment is a filler arc for gaming that aims to pit legends against legends in a new battle format to spice things up while players wait for the larger story arc in the manga to reach a milestone that allows the developers to reach a strong release, possibly even the final depending on how this goes down.

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That out of the way, how does it stack up? Well in regard to story, it’s pretty lacking, the slight story modes available are limited to large sections of cut-scenes and the tournament story mode is generally lacking, the Mecha Naruto story is a unique twist but it leaves lots of questions and suffers from running errands endlessly to pass the time. While it introduces some of the things to expect later in the tournament (oh those filler tasks) it’s not exactly a welcome thing.

Graphically the game held up strong, no dips in the gameplay and while the game was locked to 30fps, given the integration for video and audio pacing, it’s somewhat understandable as many titles can go very bad when the framerate is modified. Sync issues can kill the enjoyment and if for now it’s the case they need to lock things then so be it. It’s playable and smooth during battles and given the amount of action there’s no point where the limit stands out heavily.

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The immersion was strong with the game, visually and acoustically the game brings home the effect of the Naruto series, we’re at a point with shading where anime style animation and details are possible to clone what so many are used to seeing each week in the show. Bandai Namco has reached a great pinnacle with the engine and hopefully they’ll be able to apply that to other licenses in the future or take it even further on next-gen platforms.

Overall it’s a fun run when it comes to versus battles and grinding out matches with tough AI in tournaments, survival and other modes but there’s a large part of the experience missing with the story mode essentially dead. For those looking to pick it up, it’s something I would say to get on sale if possible, it’s a heavy investment at 50+, I picked it up just under 39 with discounts from Steam and it felt like a fair shake at that price point.

Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet coming to Blu-Ray and DVD next week

Production I.G. is back at it with Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet coming to DVD and Blu-Ray next week. The young soldier from space has a long path ahead as he wakes on a strange ocean planet. Left with strange community and customs he has to find ways to survive and cope with being lost in space entirely.

Some extra details from VIZ

The renowned anime studio Production I.G. created this 13-episode series that

blends beautiful character and production design with a moving story about a

young soldier’s adventures on a strange and mysterious planet.

 

 

VIZ Media gives GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET a collection-worthy

treatment with a 16×9 widescreen presentation and the inclusion of 2 bonus OVA

episodes. The home media releases feature premium packaging with an O-Card for

the DVD edition and an illustrated chipboard box with a full-color 2-sided AmarayTM

wrap and a special GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET art book included

with the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Dialogue options include Japanese and English

dubbed audio tracks along with English subtitles for both editions. Also included

are clean opening and closing segments and the official promotional trailers and

broadcast TV commercials. DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN; Blu-ray/DVD

Combo Pack MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN.

SDCC’ 14: TNT’s “Legends,Falling Skies,The Last Ship” Panel Schedule

TNT is bringing three of its action-packed summer series to San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PT) – Legends Press Room (Hilton Bayfront, AQUA Salon C)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (PT) – Legends Panel & Presentation (Room 6A)

Panelists: Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut, Tina Majorino and executive producers Howard Gordon and David Wilcox.

Legends – Series Premiere: Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

LEGENDS Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) stars in Legends, TNT’s new, suspense-filled drama based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell. Bean plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be. Legends also stars Ali Larter (Heroes) as Crystal Quest, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin; Morris Chestnut (American Horror Story, Nurse Jackie) as Tony Cimarro, a smart, quick-witted and charming DCO agent; Tina Majorino (Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood) as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; Steve Harris (The Practice, Awake) as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Amber Valletta (Revenge) as Sonya Odum, Martin’s ex-wife; and Mason Cook (The Lone Ranger) as Martin’s pre-teen son, Aiden. Legends is being produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), Alexander Cary (Homeland, Lie to Me) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed) and Brad Turner (24) serving as executive producers, along with showrunner David Wilcox (Fringe). The Legends pilot was written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor), who developed the story with Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds) and Mark Bomback (The Wolverine). The pilot was directed by David Semel (American Horror Story).

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THE LAST SHIP

Comic-Con: Thursday, July 24THE LAST SHIP

1:45-2:45 p.m. (PT) – The Last Ship Panel & Presentation (Room 6A)

3:00-4:00 p.m. (PT) – The Last Ship Press Room (Hilton Bayfront, AQUA Salon D)

Panelists:  Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell and showrunners Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane

The Last Ship – Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT’s action-packed drama The Last Ship, cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date, stars Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and is executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). The Last Ship opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler’s second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage). Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, The Last Ship comes to TNT from Bay’s Platinum Dunes and its partners, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, whose credits include the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay, Fuller and Form serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace, The Nine), Steven Kane (The Closer) and director Jack Bender (Lost). Steinberg and Kane wrote the series pilot, which was directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571).

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FALLING SKIES

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3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PT) – Falling Skies Press Room (Hilton Bayfront, AQUA Salon D)

4:30- 5:30 p.m. (PT)  – Falling Skies Panel & Presentation (Room 6BCF)

Panelists:

Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Will Patton, Sarah Carter, Maxim Knight, Scarlett Byrne, Doug Jones and executive producer David Eick

Falling Skies – Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies – from Amblin Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg – tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as Tom Mason, a college professor who became an unlikely resistance leader. Moon Bloodgood is Dr. Ann Glass, a pediatrician who became the survivors’ primary physician and eventually fell in love with Tom. Will Patton is Colonel Weaver, the gruff and emotionally scarred commander leading the battle against the invaders.  Also starring in Falling Skies are Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Colin Cunningham, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones and Scarlett Byrne. Since premiering as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, Falling Skies has ranked as one of the Top 20 original series on basic cable with total viewers and key adult demos. In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, along with David Eick and Greg Beeman.

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SDCC’ 14: Adult Swim’s Panel Schedule

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This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will once again amaze and inspire fans inside and outside the convention center with an all new Adult Swim booth, unique fan experiences and celebrity filled signings and panels featuring series stars, creators and producers from the network’s most popular shows such as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, and Rick and Morty. Adult Swim will also offer fans a first -look at their highly anticipated new series Mike Tyson Mysteries and the live-action series starring Triumph the Insult Comic Dogand Jack McBrayer. Adult Swim stars and creators on hand will include Mike Tyson, Aaron McGruder, Seth Green, Dan Harmon, Rob Corddry, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Christy Karacas, and many more

ADULT SWIM PANELS

Thursday, July 24

Convention Center Room 25ABC

Childrens Hospital Special Video Presentation and Q&A

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Adult Swim’s two-time Emmy® winning live-action comedy returns to Comic-Con for a fifth year! Creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six, and will be joined onstage by select cast for a lively and medically accurate Q&A.  From Abominable Pictures, The Corddry Company and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0, Childrens Hospital will premiere with new episodes in 2015.

Friday, July 25

Hilton San Diego Bayfront—Indigo Ballroom

The Venture Bros.

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The fifth annual [adult swim] panel block at Comic-Con will be kicked off with the cult-favorite series, The Venture Bros. Co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer and the voice of Dr. Venture, James Urbaniak, will take the stage to discuss the upcoming sixth season of their original series and answer fan questions.

The Triumph / McBrayer Panel 

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and fan favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series from Universal Television that is set to premiere in 2015 on [adult swim].  Join co-creator and voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel (Conan, SNL’s TV Funhouse), co-creator Michael Koman (Eagleheart, Nathan For You), and star Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) as they discuss the new series.

Rick and Morty

1:45 p.m.  – 2:30 p.m.

Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) invite fans for a behind the scenes look at the upcoming second season.  They will be joined by cast members Spencer Grammer (Greek), and Chris Parnell (Archer).  Ryan Ridley (Community) will moderate the panel.

Mike Tyson Mysteries 

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team — the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. Join us for a first look at the new series premiering this fall and panel discussion featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Childrens Hospital creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will moderate the panel.

Robot Chicken 

3:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by co-head writer Tom Root, writer/director Zeb Wells, and actor/writer Breckin Meyer to discuss the Emmy-winning series and fan favorite character Bitch Pudding, who gets her time to shine in the all-new Bitch Pudding Special. Come watch a sneak peek of the upcoming special and get your questions answered about the current seventh season, airing Sundays at 11:30 p.m. on [adult swim]. Keith Crofford, vice president of production for Adult Swim will moderate the panel.

ADULT SWIM SIGNINGS

Tickets are required for all signings at the Adult Swim Booth #3721. A limited number of tickets will be given out at the booth on the day-of. First come. First served.

Drawings for Warner Bros. signing tickets will be held at 8AM on the day of each signing in the Sails Pavilion. Attendees may start to line up for the limited ticket drawing when the doors open each morning.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.         Childrens Hospital

Warner Bros. Booth #4545

FRIDAY, JULY 25

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.         Mike Tyson Mysteries

Warner Bros. Booth #4545

SATURDAY, JULY 26

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.       The Venture Bros.

Adult Swim Booth #3721

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         Robot Chicken

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.         Rick and Morty

Adult Swim Booth #3721

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