Thursday, May 5, 2022

Anime Hype: What's Up with Birdie Wing? Future Films To Check Out & Fan Service via Harem Animes


Just watch the opening for Birdie Wing a totally insane anime about woman's professional golf. Yeah, we know it sounds boring, but just watch the opening and you'll see this is in no way a normal anime. It's streaming via Crunchyroll.


"One of the most famous Japanese arcades is Round1, who opened its first US location in the Los Angeles suburb of City of Industry, California in 2010. Now with 32 locations across the country, Round1 keeps growing in popularity. I would always play at Round1 in Japan so when I found out they would be here in the USA I was so excited! The US Round1 claw machines feature prizes just like the ones in Japan. Last time I visited, they had characters from the anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. "
"The release will include both a new English dub with the original music and effects as well as ADV's original version with its recreated music and effects." 
-We're looking forward to this one. Without it, no Adam Warren Dirty Pair run.See as to scantily clad agents take on all manner of criminals in over-the-top-action.

"This blanket/pillow combo faithfully captures the nostalgia of that scene as a 66cm x 95cm blanket showing a swirling Piccolo and a standing Master Roshi can be stored in the plush rice cooker that also acts as a pillow. Priced at ¥8,800 JPY ($84 USD), the Dragon Ball Evil Containment Wave Blanket and Rice Cooker Pillow will drop today over at P-Bandai JP."
You can really sit down at these tables

"Located in Tokyo’s Shin-Okubo district, the unique cafe first opened its doors to the public in 2019. However, it recently came to everyone’s attention again when new photos of the space, taken by photographer @auki999, went viral in Japan, introducing a whole new generation of customers to the remarkable 2-D atmosphere."
For some fan service, we have what looks like some harem animes. Sentai had a mandate with these Blu-ray covers, a least 3 cute girls and all of them better be scantily clad.

Infinite Stratos (Season 1) Complete Collection is out May 17 from Sentai Filmworks
$ 41.99
While the introduction of revolutionary Infinite Stratos exoskeletons brought in a new era of peace, the fact that only women could operate the giant armored mechs has frustrated many male-dominated governments and militaries. When 15-year-old Ichika Orimura is miraculously discovered to be the first MAN capable of controlling an IS, he's given little choice except to transfer to the elite IS academy to train alongside the world's best IS pilots. Which might not be so tough, except that Orimura's domineering war hero big sister is now his head instructor, and he'll be the only boy at a school filled with a literal army of hormone-driven, boy-crazed teenage girls! Poor Orimura may not survive the ordeal, but he's certain to have a hell of an educational experience in INFINITE STRATOS!
Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory Complete Collection is out July 19th from Sentai Filmworks
$ 48.99

Koushi Nagumo’s young life isn’t going well. His house burned down, his worthless father kicked him out, and he’s wandering the streets with no home, no job, and no idea when he’ll eat his next meal. Then he meets an angel. Well, Mineru is actually a college student, but she has a proposition for him… not THAT kind of proposition since Koushi’s still a middle schooler… although one might wonder considering how many half-clad beauties he encounters upon entering the so called “Goddess’ Dormitory.” This is where the local college houses the girls who are too eccentric or unruly to fit in anywhere else, and they desperately need someone to maintain order and keep watch over them. Can Koushi possibly fit in as their “Dorm Mother”? He’ll have to learn on the job as the MOTHER OF THE GODDESS’ DORMITORY!
Dai Shogun Complete Collection is out July 19th from Sentai Filmworks
$ 34.99

What if the people of Japan never had to unify because mystical steam-powered robots defended the island from outside attack instead? That’s the history Keiichiro Tokugawa grew up in, but the brash teen has the reckless ambition of helping unite the feuding feudal factions… and with some headstrong heroics and the help of the legendary giant robot Susanoo, he just might be able to do it! However, he’ll have to deal with his girl problems first: the Susanoo requires a co-pilot—a female co-pilot—but every time Keiichiro gets close to a member of the opposite sex, he breaks out in a rash! Can Keiichiro find a nice young lady he’s compatible with? Or will his feminine issues thrash, crash and forever trash his hopes of ending the futile feudal feuding forever? The answers await in DAI SHOGUN!
For non-harem anime read on.

"The third feature-length anime film from Studio Colorido, known for “Penguin Highway,” which was nominated for Best Animation at the 42nd Japan Academy Film Prize, and “A Whisker Away.” 
Great looking animation and a story that might get pretty dark. Out September 16, 2022 on Netflix.

Then we have the next film from Director Makoto Shinkai “SUZUME NO TOJIMARI (working title)” No deets on release.

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—

17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
(c) Toho Co., Ltd

The Spirited Away Play adaption looks amazing. Sadly, no dates for North America. Looks like you'll have to go to Japan for this one. 

"The highly anticipated adapted stage performance from the film “SPIRITED AWAY” was brought to life at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo, bringing in a full house of attendees. This timeless masterpiece was recreated by the director of Les Misérables, John Caird, who brought iconic scenes to the stage with amazing performances with 32 performers and over 50 puppets designed by Toby Olié. "

(c) Toho Co., Ltd