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Star Wars Visions: When and where in the universe

Star Wars Visions: When and where in the universe

Today we're looking at the next release in the Star Wars universe from Disney+ called Star Wars Visions. This television show will be released in standalone installments, each created by different creative forces, each with its own angle. We're looking at what details have been shared by the creators of this series so far, aiming to get a handle on where in the universe we'll be watching - and when!

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Pokemon Evolutions release dates revealed for 8-region free series

Pokemon Evolutions release dates revealed for 8-region free series

The Pokemon Company International announced a celebratory release of a new episodic animated series this week. They've titled it Pokemon Evolutions, and it's set to celebrate the Pokemon franchise's 25th anniversary. Unlike basically every other Pokemon show ever released, this 8-episode series will include "all known regions of the Pokemon world explored in the core video game franchise."

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Cowboy Bebop Netflix live action show preview star is EIN the dog

Cowboy Bebop Netflix live action show preview star is EIN the dog

Did you know Cowboy Bebop has been in production for a significant amount of time at Netflix? There's a show that'll be released in November of 2021. UPDATE: That's November 19, 2021, globally! "See you space cowboy" is the way of things, and Cowboy Bebop is nearly ready to roll! Also, the imagery shown so far is ALL ABOUT EIN. He is the most perfect on-screen dog of all time.**

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Star Wars Visions trailer lightsaber umbrella and historical context

Star Wars Visions trailer lightsaber umbrella and historical context

The first major Star Wars Visions trailer was released today, and it has a lightsaber umbrella. Not the sort of umbrella that's meant for blocking raindrops, but the sort that's meant to spin and deflect blaster bolts. At first, this sort of weapon might seem unnatural and absurd.

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Sony Crunchyroll buyout complete with big PlayStation Plus potential

Sony Crunchyroll buyout complete with big PlayStation Plus potential

Late last year, Sony announced that it had entered an agreement to purchase anime streaming service Crunchyroll from AT&T for a whopping $1.175 billion. Fast forward eight months and Sony has announced that the planned acquisition is now complete - Crunchyroll will join the Sony family, which importantly includes another anime streaming service called Funimation. It sounds like Sony has some big plans for Crunchyroll as well.

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Star Wars: Visions anime detailed: Release date, titles, and Japanese studios

Star Wars: Visions anime detailed: Release date, titles, and Japanese studios

The Star Wars universe will soon include an anthology series called "Visions," a show that tells different original stories in an entirely new way. Star Wars: Visions will mark the first time the science fiction universe has been presented to fans in the form of Japanese anime, including a "diverse cultural perspective" on the hit franchise.

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Netflix has big plans for anime in 2021

Netflix has big plans for anime in 2021

During Tokyo's AnimeJapan 2021 Expo, Netflix talked about some of its upcoming anime projects, as well as its big plans for the genre this year. Assuming everything goes according to plan, Netflix will premiere around 40 anime projects this year, doubling the number of anime shows and movies the company released in 2020.

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Lenovo Demon Slayer gaming chair appears before US IMAX movie release

Lenovo Demon Slayer gaming chair appears before US IMAX movie release

Today it's become apparent that Lenovo designed* a gaming chair in collaboration with the folks who make Demon Slayer / Kimetsu no Yaiba. The design of the chair is the Lenovo All-Intensive Chair of Kimetsu no Yaiba, or Devil's Blade x Lenovo Chair. Your eye will likely move immediately to the strangest element in the chair's construction: the "blade" itself!

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Nickelodeon Avatar Studios to expand popular animated franchise

Nickelodeon Avatar Studios to expand popular animated franchise

You know you made it big when you get your own live-action film and new studio just for you. Although The Last Airbender film adaptation was largely considered a terrible flop, the franchise it was built on still has a strong following that is eagerly awaiting more content from the fictional universe. Consider those wishes now answered as Nickelodeon establishes the Avatar Studios dedicated specifically to create more of that, including a new film, animated this time.

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DOTA 2 Netflix anime launch date announced

DOTA 2 Netflix anime launch date announced

DOTA has really come a long way. It started out as a third-party mod for WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, the popular Defense of the Ancients caught the interest of Valve. No longer tied to Blizzard's property and no longer an acronym, Valve was free to take DOTA 2 places where its predecessor couldn't even dare. That apparently includes an animated series that will be premiering on Netflix next month, an honor the very few games, even bigger ones than DOTA 2, could boast of.

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Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Although Netflix is the household name for video streaming and includes a selection of popular anime titles, anime fans in the US and elsewhere might be more familiar with Crunchyroll as the place to go to for streaming that particular genre. Thanks to its particular focus and niche market, Crunchyroll has withstood the test of time and the onslaught of other streaming services. The winds of change are blowing, however, and the service is changing owners for the third time in less than a decade, giving Sony almost complete control over anime distribution in the US.

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Sony tipped in big plan to acquire Crunchyroll anime streaming service

Sony tipped in big plan to acquire Crunchyroll anime streaming service

Sony is gearing up to acquire anime streaming service Crunchyroll, at least according to a new report out of Japan. The deal would reportedly involve a substantial sum of money, bolstering Sony's anime offerings while scoring it around 70 million users. This deal would follow Sony's 2017 acquisition of anime distributor Funimation.

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