Chinese Virus Shuts Down Kojima Productions

Kojima Productions has temporary shut down after an employee tested positive for the Coronavirus, yet more chaos sewn by the disruptive disease that will likely continue to infect other companies. The employee is described as a male in his forties who had not been to work since March 20th. The unnamed worker tested positive for […]
Tags: Health, Business, Games, Medical, Anime, Announcements, Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, Coronavirus

A Whole Bunch of Dollar Digital Manga This Week

Two sales you might want to take advantage of, if you’re looking for reading material and don’t mind digital for your manga. The first is a whole flock of first volumes for 99 cents each. 270, to be exact, from Kodansha and Vertical. (Need some ideas? Here are all my Kodansha manga reviews.) This is a great way to sample the start of a series! Sale runs through April 13. Secondly, there’s a comiXology originals sale that includes the entire [...]
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Arknights April Fools 2020 Moment

For this year's April Fools, Arknights EN and JP Twitter claims that Rhodes Island got hijacked by Reunion after the announcement of the "Reunion Operators banner". Here's the tweets.Reunion has brave and dauntless soldiers, smart and keen casters, as well as devastatingly powerful crushers.After joining us, as long as you submit an application to our HR Department, you'll have the opportunity to form a powerful task squad!#Reunion pic.twitter.com/jrcqRX8XRq— Arknights_EN (@ArknightsEN) Apri...
Tags: Anime, JP Twitter, Rhodes Island, Rhodes Island Information Center Broadcast

Upcoming Manga Added to the Store for Pre-order! - Week of Mar 31st

We've added another set of upcoming manga to the store site for pre-order!Here's what's coming:JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Summer [Novel]- May 5Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody , Vol #9, Graphic Novel- May 19I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years , Vol #7, [Novel]- May 19I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years , Vol #2, Graphic Novel- May 19Lust Geass , Vol #1, Graphic Novel- May 19Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan , Vol #12, (4-Koma) Graphic Novel- May 19Otherworldly Iza...
Tags: Anime, Robert, Tanya, Kobayashi, Schedule Updates, Elma, Upcoming Manga, JK Haru, Shimamura

Captain Marvel v2 #30 - Jim Starlin art & cover

Jim Starlin Captain Marvel v2 #30, 1974 - Endowed with new powers, Captain Marvel takes on Thano's newest ally, The Controller. Jim Starlin produces some of his most daring layouts with this issue, specifically the fight scenes on pages 17-27 (see interior page below). Open panels and varying perspectives add to the chaos and excitement. Despite the awkward figure drawing on page 23, overall [Author: Unknown]
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This Adele Parody About Being Stuck Inside Is So Cathartic

HELLO FROM THE INSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE People all across this nation are continuing to adhere to social distancing rules outlined by the CDC, as well as orders implemented at a state or regional level like Safer At Home, and I think it’s fair to assume that some all of us are beginning to go a little bit completely insane. Even the introverts among us (like me) are starting to get that cabin fever itch, and if we’re not careful, if we start to lose our grip even a tiny bit, who knows wher...
Tags: Cdc, Adele, Humor, Chris, Sloane Hughes, Safer At Home, Voice Chris Mann

This Driver Announces Her Divorce In Rush Hour

I mean, that’s one way to do it Marriage is hard, but rush hour traffic is harder. In relationships, there is compromise (and if there isn’t - y’all can just break up!). However, rush hour traffic loves no one: no matter how carefully you plan your route to ensure you won’t be late, rush hour traffic will selfishly cause unprecedented slowdowns and senseless lane closures that will make you so late for work that that your co-workers will start to think you’re a careless asshole when reall...
Tags: Humor, Laura, Joe Saunders, Alexander Greer, Annie Mae Coleman, Alex Greer, Funny Or DieJoe SaundersAlexander Greer, DieJoe SaundersAlexander Greer

The Film Doctor's one sentence review of Back to the Future

Why isn't the movie called Back to the Present (?), since Marty never does go into the future, even though, admittedly, Dr. Brown does late in the storyline as an afterthought; Robert Zemeckis could have called it Oedipus, the Skater Punk since the younger Lea Thompson as Marty's youthful mother steals the movie given her premature interest in her son and Crispin Glover as George McFly (Marty's dad) is simply astonishingly good as the consummate dork as Christopher Lloyd bugs out his eyes and p...
Tags: Movies, Nike, Punk, Robert Zemeckis, Brown, Marty, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, The Film Doctor, George McFly Marty

paranoid links

---J. Hoberman on Jean Cocteau's Orpheus---Monty Python's meaning of life song---the irony of Elizabeth and Darcy's dance---"Money" by the Flying Lizards---"The Future's So Bright" by Timbuk 3---the first scene of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining---"Candy Everybody Wants" by 10,000 Maniacs---"Mayor of Simpleton" by XTC---"New Year's Day" by U2---a brief golf scene in Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola---"The Trick Is To Keep Breathing" by Garbage [Author: The Film Doctor ]
Tags: Movies, Jane Austen, Stanley Kubrick, Jean Cocteau, Garbage, David Foster Wallace, Elizabeth, Sofia, Darcy, XTC, J Hoberman, The Film Doctor, Timbuk 3

Superhero Bits: Mike Mignola Auctioning ‘Hellboy’ Sketches for Charity, ‘Stargirl’ Secrets Teased & More

Want to watch a weekly video series hosted by Marvel’s Joe Quesada? Could we see Green Lantern or The Flash pop up on Stargirl? Want to get your hands on a Mike Mignola sketch and support a good cause? What did Michael Caine have to say about taking the role of Alfred in Batman Begins? Want to be inducted into the Green Lantern Corps. by voice actor Phil LaMarr? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Here’s another promo spot for Stargirl, arriving soon on DC Universe followe...
Tags: Comic Book/Superhero, Superhero Bits, Batman, Daredevil, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Green-Lantern, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hellboy, Spider-man, Stargirl, The-Flash, X-Men

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Hanjuku Succubus Potential Succupote Will Lure in All the Amorous Men

Curious males who have ever wondered how mating with a succubus would play out might find the Hanjuku Succubus Potential Succupote to be a believable experience, as the sex toy is tailored around the concept of providing its user with direct access to the tempting monster girl’s hypnotizing love channel. Made in collaboration with onahole […]
Tags: Sponsored, Japan, Shopping, Anime, Otaku, H, Image Gallery, Onanism, Pettanko, Onaholes, OtonaJP

March 31 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW March 31 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s March 31 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The riveting conclusion of the landmark Skywalker saga, new legends will be born—and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. Star Wars: The Skywalke...
Tags: DVD, Horror, Movies, TV, Blu-ray, Movie News, TV News

Reviewing the Interspecies Reviewers

Interspecies Reviewers the TV anime was a fun and thought-provoking series, but it only seems that way if you are in a certain contextual zone. The executive summary is not too much more than that a fantasy RPG-type universe group of adventurers got a side gig as brothel reviewers, and crowdfunded their escapades using some funky bulletin board distribution system powered by centaurs. Fantasy Brothel Yelp is not what I had in mind when I first watched this, and it suddenly dawned on me ...
Tags: Japan, Anime, Galapagos, Ishuzoku Reviewers, Interspecies Reviewers

The Star Wars Show Gets Up Close With Some ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Props

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit Blu-ray this week, and so did The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That means the final entry in the Skywalker Saga is back in the news yet again. Case in point: a new episode of The Star Wars Show on YouTube goes all-in on the many Rise of Skywalker props, including a plethora of stuff that appeared in John Williams‘ cameo scene. And these weren’t just your average props, either. Each was intended to reference a different film that featured a John W...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Video Clips, Nixon, Skywalker, Marv, Behind the Scenes Footage, Time Turner, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Sankara Stones

Disneynature’s ‘Elephant’ and ‘Dolphin Reef’ Trailer Brings the Wild into Your Home

Since 2008, Disneynature has released near a dozen and a half documentaries that focus on various ecosystems and the creatures who inhabit them. Traditionally, these movies arrive in theaters around Earth Day. But this year, Disney is bringing nature into your home with two new feature-length Disneynature documentaries arriving on Disney+ this week. Elephant shines a light on an African elephant named Shani and her son Jimo as they make the journey across the Kalahari Desert . Meanwhile, Dolph...
Tags: Echo, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Elephant, Movie Trailers, Disneynature, Pacific, Natalie Portman, Gaïa, Shani, Jomo, Jimo, MEGHAN MARKLE, Disney/Pixar, Alastair Fothergill Keith Scholey

Ani-Gamers Podcast #133 – Beastarsonas with dakazu

Evan and David cover the latest COVID-19 news, including the cancellation of Comiket 98, then sit down with dakazu from the Manga Machinations Podcast to review Studio Orange’s 2019 anime adaptation of Paru Itagaki’s anthropomorphic animal manga Beastars . Topics include: “Anime Cons Cancel Your Damn Conventions” challenge, Animal Crossing is better than Slack, and the return of The Violence and the Banging. Note: AnimeNEXT cancelled about a day after we recorded. Special thanks to Patrick ...
Tags: David, Tokyo, Anime, Manga, Evan, Evan Minto, Scott Gratton, Comiket, Patrick Sutton, Studio Orange, Otaku USA, Magazine Evan, Paru Itagaki, Beastars, Anime News Network Evan, COVID-19

Monster Movie ‘Don’t Go in the Water’ Coming From ‘Watchmen’ Director Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams, whose directing credits include episodes of Watchmen, The Walking Dead, Lost, and more, is set to helm Universal’s new monster movie Don’t Go in the Water. There are zero plot details at the moment, but it’s safe to assume from the monster movie distinction and the title that this is going to be some sort of aquatic horror movie – and we could always use more of those. Variety has the scoop on Don’t Go in the Water, described simply as a “suspenseful monster movie” from dir...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Williams, Manhattan, Universal, Kristen Stewart, Don, Angela, Dan Levine, Stephen Williams, Shawn Levy, Adam Rodin, Adam Kolbrenner, Laps Entertainment, Lit Entertainment Group, Don't Go in the Water

Quibi Will Hit Its April 6 Launch Date, Lawsuits be Damned [Updated]

Update: A source close to these proceedings has reached out to clarify that Eko’s injunction is not intended to stop Quibi’s launch, but is rather the next step in the company’s court filing. If Eko had filed a temporary restraining order, that would have been a different matter altogether. Quibi’s launch will proceed as planned, but we’ll be keeping our eye on these court cases as they develop. Our original article follows. Quibi, the mobile-only streaming platform which has full backing from ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Legal, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Eko, Quibi, Quibi Lawsuit Bring Down, Eko Quibi

Will Quibi Hit Its Launch Date, or be Shut Down Due to a Lawsuit?

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming platform which has full backing from every major Hollywood studio and tons of big-name filmmakers and performers signed on to star in shows and movies, is supposed to launch next Monday, April 6, 2020. But a company called Eko is alleging that Quibi’s “Turnstyle” technology, which allows for seamless video transitions when switching between landscape and portrait mode, is actually stolen technology, and demanding that a judge stop Quibi’s launch until the situat...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Legal, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Eko, Quibi, Quibi Lawsuit Bring Down, Eko Quibi

Disney Buys More Land in Florida West of Magic Kingdom

Even though The Walt Disney Company is laying off construction workers and keeping its theme parks closed in the short term due to the coronavirus crisis, the Mouse House is still playing the long game when it comes to the theme park business. A new report says that an entity related to Disney has bought more than two dozen acres of land near the western edge of the Magic Kingdom for a little over one million dollars. But what exactly will the company use its new land for? The Orlando Busines...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Magic, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company, OBJ, Mouse House, Disney/Pixar, Orlando Business Journal, WDWNT, Florida West of Magic Kingdom, Celebration Co The Walt Disney Company, Reedy Lake

‘Birds of Prey’ Blu-ray Arrives on Blu-ray May 12

Birds of Prey, AKA Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, AKA Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, is currently on digital. But if you’re like me, and still prefer physical media, here’s some good news: the Blu-ray is on the way. The 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD release will arrive next month, May 12 to be exact, bringing with it all sorts of special features. Birds of Prey Birds of Prey didn’t exactly set the box office on fire – but you know what? It’s a fun movie. It has...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Blu, Cassandra, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Home Video, DVD/Blu-Ray, Christina Hodson, Cathy Yan, Victor Zsasz, Huntress Jurnee Smollett Bell

Coronavirus not slowing down NAR’s pocket listing policy

Several MLSs are adding a "Coming Soon" status for the first time as part of the rollout, while others are instituting weighty fines for violations.
Tags: Radio, NAR, Cindy Miller, Austin Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Maris, Houston Association of Realtors, Coming Soon, Select, HAR, CMLS, Art Carter, Metro MLS, John Mosey, MRED, MLS & Associations

Testing Kits Sent to the UK Contaminated With Coronavirus

Matters revolving around the Coronavirus have grown more dire as testing kits sent to the United Kingdom were found to be contaminated with the Chinese plague, whether this was intentional or a mere accident will likely be an incendiary discussion online. The country’s government has sought the goal of issuing 25,000 tests a day before […]
Tags: Health, UK, Accidents, Medical, International, United Kingdom, Anime, Coronavirus

Original Content podcast: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ launches with a bumpy, memorable season

Star Trek TV shows generally take a while to get good — but if any of them was going to have a strong start, you’d think it’d be “Star Trek: Picard.” After all, it returns Patrick Stewart to the role that made him famous, that of onetime Starfleet captain Jean-Luc Picard. Plus, the writing team was led by Michael Chabon, author of beloved novels like “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” and “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union.” (He also wrote a lovely New Yorker piece about writing for Star Tr...
Tags: Apple, TC, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Star Trek, Michael Chabon, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, Stewart, Jean Luc Picard, Picard, Star Trek TV, Starfleet, Brent Spiner

Yet Another Pandemic Challenge (Limerick)

The pandemic is causing a strain On emotional health. What a bane! We feel trapped! Tempers flare! Can’t escape! I need air! (Hey divorce lawyers, look for a gain.)
Tags: Humor, Limerick, Limericks, Pandemic, Mental Health Humor, Health & Medical Humor, Health Verse, Legal & Lawyer Humor, Lawyer Humor, Divorce Humor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Humor

‘Tiger King’: O.J. Simpson Says Carole Baskin’s Husband Is Definitely Dead

As if 2020 was not mind-bending enough what with the coronavirus pandemic, a looming election, and a butthole cut of Cats floating around somewhere, O.J. Simpson just stepped in to up the ante—with a social media post about Netflix’s also insane documentary, Tiger King. The takeaway? White people are crazy and Carole Baskin’s missing husband is definitely dead.Simpson was tried and acquitted of the 1994 double homicide of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. In a later ...
Tags: Florida, News, Celebrity, America, Netflix, Goldman, Nicole Brown Simpson, J Simpson, Simpson, Don Lewis, Ron Goldman, Baskin, Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Joseph Maldonado Passage aka Joe Exotic

Tarantino ‘Thinking A Lot About’ Writing ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Novel

With one movie left in his directing career, Tarantino is moving on to books, plays, and other artistic mediums.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Entertainment, Tarantino

‘Ultimate Tag’: Fox Sets Premiere Date & Unveils First Teaser Trailer

Fox has dropped its first teaser trailer for physical competition format Ultimate Tag and has set its premiere launch for May 20. The show, which launches at 9pm, was also designed for a summer run, and with all episodes in the can, it is one of the few non-scripted shows that hasn’t been interrupted by […]
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