English Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry trailer enters the Dragon’s Tomb


May 6th premiere and returning cast all in place, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry unveiled its second trailer last week. And what with Madman bringing the film to Australia and New Zealand sometime soon, they’ve posted an English-subbed version of this trailer, just as they did for the first. In the video, we discover the story of the Dragon’s Tomb. Long ago, defeated dragon laid themselves to rest in this sacred place. And what is any tomb without an ancient treasure, or curse? Dragon Cry, the pure fury of the dragon, holds the power to destroy the world if it’s ever released.

The film’s original cast was announced following the new characters’ introductions as Sonya, aide to King Animus; Zash, the Stella Kingdom’s minister of state; and King Animus, ruler of Stella Kingdom. These roles will be voiced by:

Aoi Yuki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica‘s Madoka) as Sonya


Jio Saito as Zash Caine

Makoto Furukawa (One Punch Man‘s Saitama) as King Animus


As for the main staff, Tatsuma Minamikawa, an episode director on Attack on Titan and GATE, will be stepping up for the A-1 Pictures production as director. Series regular Shoji Yonemura is back to write the screenplay, with Yasuharu Takanashi composing music. In the meantime, Yuko Yamada of Persona 3 the Movie will be in charge of character designs. Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima takes his place on the staff as executive producer, after drawing almost 200 pages of storyboards for the film. Now that’s dedication.


Update: No Game No Life -Zero- slates July opening date


The No Game No Life anime movie that went into the dark after last summer’s reveal is finally back with a title, a teaser trailer, and now a release date. With a list of returning cast and staff, it’s been revealed in poster ads from Kadokawa that No Game No Life -Zero- will open in Japan on July 15th. The twist, as previously hinted by the light novels’ author Yu Kamiya, is that the movie is set some 6000 years before the series’ main storyline.

The cast being resurrected are:

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Sora
Ai Kayano as Shiro
Yoko Hikasa as Stephanie Dora
Yukari Tamura as Jibril
Yuka Iguchi as Clammy Zell
Mamiko Noto as Feel Nilvalen
Miyuki Sawashiro as Izuna Hatsuse
Rie Kugimiya as Teto

The visual (below) also released with some familiar-looking faces reads: “Well, let’s start playing.” Matsuoka, Kayano and Hikasa will attend a stage event to be held on March 26th at AnimeJapan 2017. More film footage and visuals are expected to be revealed on that date.


As for the returning staff, Atsuko Ishizuka is back from the TV anime to direct at studio Madhouse. Jukki Hanada returns on series composition, with Satoshi Tasaki deigning characters. Super Sweep (comprising Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Takahiro Eguchi and Fumihisa Tanaka) will likewise be returning to compose music at Kadokawa.

Kamiya launched the light novels in 2012, drawing his own art for the series. After the anime adaptation aired in April 2014, Yen Press published their first English volume in April 2015, giving the series the following summary:

In this fantasy world, everything’s a game–and these gamer siblings play to win!

Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don’t play by the rules of the “crappy game” that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it’s the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders–are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin…!

Naruto came to an end yesterday after nearly 15 years on the air, but the world its characters inhabit isn’t going away forever.

Viz Media confirmed today it acquired the rights to Boruto: Naruto Next Generation and has partnered with Hulu to bring it to American audiences. Viz Media also confirmed that the series premiere will simulcast at the same time that the show premieres in Japan on April 5.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generation follows Naruto’s son, Boruto, and his friends as they train to become ninjas in the Hidden Leaf village. Naruto, who became the seventh Hokage (leader of his village) in the finale of Naruto Shippuden will be a part of the series but will not play as big of a role.

Naruto ran for 220 episodes between October 2002 and 2007, before Naruto Shippuden launched. That series ran for close to a decade, and finally ended on its 500th episode.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generation will premiere on April 5 for Hulu subscribers. The series will also be available to stream on Viz’s website and Crunchyroll.

Naruto Shippuden anime ends with 500th episode


February is the month of love, when spring first starts stirring in the air. So what better time could there have been to celebrate Naruto and Hinata’s marriage with Naruto Shippuden? Starting from the 16th with episode 494, the anime began adapting Sho Hinata’s 2015 novel Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding. This arc is ending tonight with episode 500 (or 720 if you count the entire Naruto anime run), and it’s been confirmed that the episode marks the end of Naruto Shippuden itself.


Shippuden‘s adaptation of the Naruto epilogue novels began in December with Shin Towasa’s Sasuke’s Story – Sunrise. The second part for Takashi Yano’s Shikamaru’sStory then premiered in January, before Konoha Hiden completed the epilogue trilogy.

The anime previously aired the Boyhood Arc, following the end of Naruto’s journey as written in Masashi Kisimoto’s manga. This anime-original arc began on October 20th, and looked back over the childhoods of one pair of characters per episode.

Since Kishimoto’s original manga ended in November 2014, the story has branched out even further in six character-focused Hiden (Hidden Legend) novels, and three Shinden (True Legend) novels. The Hidden stories star Kakashi, Shikamaru, Gaara, Sakura, the Akatsuki organization, and other ninja in Konoha, and Yano’s Itachi Shinden novel was published in two parts in September and October 2015. Itachi Shinden: Komyo-hen (The True Legend of Itachi: Glory Volume) was the first released, followed by Itachi Shinden: Anya-hen (The True Legend of Itachi: Dark Night Volume), both of which went on to inspire an arc of Naruto Shippuden last March. The Sasuke Shinden volume followed in November 2015, and VIZ Media are releasing all three Shinden volumes in the US, the only one left to publish being Sasuke Shinden – Sunrise for this spring.



Taking pictures of food and posting it in your social media accounts is what the majority been up to. You don’t have to be a blogger, a chef, or a nutritionist who is supposed to document every single thing you eat. Photographing food is now part of our culture, you have no reason to be bashful or weird doing it at your favorite restaurant.

The hashtag “#foodstagram” on Instagram and you will see millions of images of breakfast, lunch, dinner. (Not to mention those snacks in between!)

Here are a few tips and tricks on how to make your food photos look like professional shots on your phone.

Use natural light

            Indoor lighting can be sometimes be harsh and can make your shots look plain. Take your food on the best source of light or if so, use your friend’s phone flashlight. If the light is too bright, use napkin over it. Without natural light, a phone light is the best bet.

Do not use your own flash

            Use your friend’s phone to make your food look good from different and unexpected angles. With this, you can create dramatic shadows.

The power of overhead shots

            Taking photos of something in a bowl or even in flat like pizzas, the best angle is to shoot overhead. Make sure to tap the middle of your phone screen to make a dramatic effect.

Don’t be afraid shooting in close-ups

            Foods love close-ups! Even the audience will love it. It gives them a sneak peak into your meal and feel like they are tasting the food.

Avoid too much with the background

A busy picture can be pleasing, but not with the food! A simple background can make your foodstagram attractive. A simple white background will make your shots elegant.

Enjoy your meal!

Remember the reason why you came in this restaurant. Enjoy your meal!