With G-Fest, NYAFF, and other exciting things right around the corner, this may be the last news recap for a while. I’ve already spoken about the numerous exciting movies playing at G-Fest (e.g. Attack of the Giant Teacher, Howl from Beyond the Fog, The Great Buddha Arrival), but NYAFF has some potential gems as well. For example, Hard-Core:
Anyway, on to the news:
- As if The Asylum’s Monster Island wasn’t transparently riffing on Godzilla: King of Monsters already, the Japanese poster and title made it pretty explicit:
- A teaser has leaked for the upcoming Monster Hunter movie, which is wild, since it’s over a year away. Anyway, I’ll be there opening day.
- Netflix’s ULTRAMAN has been renewed for a second season, which will probably catch them all the way up to where the manga is at. Speaking of which, Bandai Premium has a pretty nifty HG figure set coming out with the main cast, though that 70 buck price tag is a punisher.
- Speaking of Ultraman, episode 0 of Ultraman Taiga has been posted online in anticipated of the new series.
- Toei’s Spider-man is getting a weird North American merchandise push all of a sudden, from multiple t-shirts appearing at FYE to an enamel pin to a SDCC-exclusive Hot Wheels. Hopefully this leads to a proper home video release, but I’d settle for a cameo in the next Spiderverse movie, too.
- Antarctic Press’s new comic Ultrabot Go Go Go! is certainly bringing the classic Japanese scifi manga aesthetic.
- No More Heroes 3 was announced at E3. I can appreciate any trailer with a henshin sequence.
- Crunchyroll added NG Knight Ramune & 40. That’s certainly unexpected, but great to see an early-90s mecha show back on the radar!
- George Takei is starring in season 2 of The Terror, which seems to be bringing the J-horror. It’s an anthology season show, so even without seeing the first season, one should be good to jump into season 2.