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Anime stands up with the big dogs, with the entertainment medium proving it can sit up there with Hollywood’s finest with One Piece Film Red breaking box office records domestically in Japan. On the subject of evolution, a certain story involving a pair of orphaned siblings is getting yet another adaptation under the spotlight.
Finally, we also got a premiere date for the long-awaited sequel to an anime that last graced TV screens in 2019. Here are some new anime to catch up on that you may have missed.
One Piece Film Red presents the 10 highest grossing films in Japan
One Piece Film Red continues to be an absolute hit, and it hasn’t even hit the west coast. It just hit a milestone in Japan, having just become the ninth highest-grossing film of all time in the country. To be clear, not just anime movies – ALL movies.
Since its August 6 release date, the film has earned over ¥17.3 billion, or about US$116 million, surpassing domestic earnings Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Bayside Shakedown 2as stated Anime News Network. If there was any proof that anime is getting more and more popular, this is it!
As for when Western audiences can finally get their hands on Luffy and company’s latest big-screen adventure, it hits theaters via Crunchyroll on November 3rd in Australia and New Zealand, and in the US and Canada on November 4th .
Vinland Saga The second season’s release date is revealed in the new trailer
We finally have confirmation on when we’ll get a second season Vinland Saga, as well as a preview of the highly anticipated anime. It will premiere on January 9th on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gifu Broadcasting and AT-X.
As a cherry on top, we got our first taste of the anime’s opening theme song, River, by Anonymouz. The second season will likely pick up where the first season left off, with Canute vying for command of the Viking Army as well as England.
Netflix will be streaming the anime everywhere except China, and it will also be on the Crunchyroll platform everywhere except Asia.
Fullmetal Alchemist the play was announced
From manga to anime to manga-faithful anime to live-action movie – the Fullmetal Alchemist The franchise continues to evolve, with the latest adaptation of Edward and Alphonse’s adventure being a theatrical production produced by Square Enix and Marvelous.
The full cast list has been announced, with two actors playing Edward Elric – Yohei Ishiki and Ryota Hirano, according to Comic Natalie.
Exactly how much of the Fullmetal Alchemist The saga the play covers is unclear, but the cast list seems pretty comprehensive. At least we know those lucky enough to be in attendance will cry at some point, with Maes Hughes and Nina and Shou Tucker confirmed on the character list.
The play will be shown at Osaka’s Shin-Kabuki-za from March 8-12 and at Tokyo’s Nippon Seinen-kan Hall from March 17-26, if you’re lucky enough to be local to either of those areas the season.
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