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The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise has been a resounding success for some time now and it looks like it has no plans of slowing down. The latest achievement for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is a new record for limited-edition Blu-ray discs and other home releases.
According to Anime News Network, Oricon has confirmed that Mugen Train sold 268,000 limited-edition Blu-ray Discs on its first day of release on Wednesday, June 16. In addition to that, the anime film sold 218,000 regular-edition DVDs. This brings the home release total to 486,000 discs in just one day.
Not surprisingly, Oricon confirmed that the Demon Slayer movie has topped both the daily Blu-ray Disc and daily DVD sales ranking charts.
This is yet another victory for the Demon Slayer movie, which already holds several records for its theatrical run. The film is currently the highest-grossing film of 2020 as well as the highest-grossing anime and Japanese film of all time.
For those who have yet to see Mugen Train in theaters and can't afford the limited-edition Blu-rays, you can still watch the film this month. It was previously confirmed that the Demon Slayer movie will stream exclusively on Funimation next week.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie - Mugen Train will begin streaming on Funimation on June 22, 2021. Its sequel, Demon Slayer Season 2, is officially titled Yukaku-hen and has not yet been given an official release date. However, the second season of Kimetsu no Yaiba is already expected to premiere in October 2021.
Related: Demon Slayer Complete Manga Box Set Now Available for Pre-Order
There is little doubt that the second episode of Loki was an exciting one and Marvel Studios just had to hype it up in a promo. However, it looks like the teaser also featured the location where the God of Mischief will head to in Episode 3.
In The Variant, it was revealed that the fugitive Variant is a female version of Loki who has been stealing reset charges to alter the timeline. She activates several new branches in the timeline and escapes through one, forcing Loki to follow her.
So where did the Variant and Loki go? The mysterious new location and timeline may have been revealed in the new promo for this week's episode. Check it out below.
The teaser actually features a lot of footage from Episode 2. However, there's one that has yet to be seen in the series. At the 0:19 mark, we see a mysterious location featuring a pirate ship and a crashed UFO.
It's a strange place and it could be one of the places where Sylvie Lushton has altered the timeline. After all, the Variant had chosen all those locations for a reason and she chose familiar places like Vormir and Ego the Living Planet. We're not sure where this is but we'll surely find out next Wednesday.
The second episode of Loki is titled The Variant and is now streaming on Disney+. The title of Episode 3 has not yet been revealed. Nevertheless, the next episode will premiere on the streaming service on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
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It's no secret that the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga has already concluded last year but there have been no updates whether a spin-off or a sequel is in the works. In the meantime, fans can get the manga's complete box set which is now available for pre-order.
There is little doubt that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is currently one of the biggest selling manga titles worldwide. The success of the anime has led to fans purchasing the manga volumes in an effort to find out what happens to Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko.
If you still haven't caught up with the manga, you can finally do so by getting the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba complete Box Set. The set includes all 23 volumes of the manga, a full-color double-sided poster, and an exclusive commemorative mini-book.
Although the box set is now available for pre-order, it will be released in October. With that in mind, October is set to be a busy month for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
It was previously reported that Demon Slayer Season 2 is already expected to premiere in October this year. Although the anime's second season has not yet been given an official release date, it could only be a couple of weeks after the release of the manga box set in early October.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba complete manga box set retails for $169.99 and is now available for pre-order. It will start shipping on October 5, 2021.
Related: Demon Slayer Movie Mugen Train to Stream on Funimation Next Week
We recently got an awesome teaser for The Witcher Season 2 but it only focused on Princess Ciri. Luckily, fans who have been hoping to see some new footage featuring Geralt of Rivia will finally get what they want in the show's latest promo.
The new teaser for Season 2 was dropped by the official The Witcher Twitter account. Not surprisingly, the caption teases fans who have been waiting for Geralt footage as it promises to reveal a little bit of the White Wolf's destiny. Check it out below.
What does destiny have in store for Geralt of Rivia in Season 2? Here's a clue. pic.twitter.com/u1uXAnzUfG
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) June 18, 2021
We're loving the new footage of Geralt especially since it confirms that the monster hunter may have found another monster to fight. In addition to that, Geralt is shown speaking with someone at Kaer Morhen and we're eager to see more of this when the show returns later this year.
The official description for The Witcher Season 2 reads as follows:
"Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside."
The Witcher Season 2 will bring back Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra. The second season has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to air on Netflix in late 2021.
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The cast of John Wick 4 is already impressive but the sequel has just added another amazing star. Mortal Kombat actor Hiroyuki Sanada is the latest addition to the fourth John Wick movie and that means he will be reunited with former co-star Keanu Reeves.
According to Deadline, Sanada is the newest addition to the cast of John Wick 4. Although Sanada's role has not yet been revealed, there are speculations that he will be playing one of Wick's new allies in the film.
Director Chad Stahelski has expressed his excitement about working with Sanada for the first time. “Having long admired Hiroyuki as both actor and action performer, I’m thrilled and honored to welcome him to the John Wick family,” Stahelski said.
Although this is the first time for Stahelski to work with Sanada, Reeves is set for a happy reunion with the actor. The two had previously worked on 2013's 47 Ronin. With that in mind, we're hoping that his new character will once again be an ally to Reeves' character.
Sanada is also known for his work in The Last Samurai, The Wolverine, and Avengers: Endgame. His most recent role was as the villainous Bly Tanaka in Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead.
John Wick 4 recently added It: Chapter 2 star Bill Skarsgård, Donnie Yen of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Shamier Anderson from Wynonna Earp, and newcomer Rina Sawayama. Laurence Fishbourne, Ian McShane, Asia Kate Dillon, and Lance Reddick are also expected to return in the film.
John Wick 4 will hit theaters on May 27, 2022.
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There is little doubt that Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 has fans talking about the return of a recently absent character. However, it has also led to Anakin Skywalker trending as people made some hilarious comparisons to the future Darth Vader.
WATCH OUT FOR SPOILERS FROM STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH EPISODE 8!
In Reunion, the Empire finally learned the Bad Batch's location because of the Scrapper Guild. The Empire then sends Crosshair to kill Clone Force 99 and their former member doesn't waste time in trying to get the job done.
Crosshair quickly cuts the team off from their ship, forcing them to try and escape through the cruiser's ion engine. Although the plan is to kill them by turning the engine on, the Bad Batch uses explosives to cause an explosion.
Unfortunately, Crosshair is badly injured in the explosion and although he did survive, his injuries left him looking a lot like Anakin after the duel on Mustafar with Obi-Wan Kenobi in Revenge of the Sith. Needless to say, fans can't help but make comparisons between the two.
tbb spoilers the bad batch #TheBadBatch
did they purposefully invoke images of anakin/vader here??? bc that was all i could think of when i saw it through my tears pic.twitter.com/TFGzOBKqsz
— jedha (@lothjedi) June 18, 2021
// #TheBadBatch spoilers
Anakin watching crosshair getting crisped pic.twitter.com/xqPmvH8B4s
— Jess the bad batch era (@355Jess) June 18, 2021
// tbb spoilers
why crosshair be actin more and more like anakin skywalker in this ep hmm
— sali` (@sithmerrin) June 18, 2021
— Shado | TBB spoilers (@DarthShxdo) June 18, 2021
The whole "work for the Empire, get burned to a crisp, and end up with an evil new look" similarity isn't the only thing that people noticed. At one point, Crosshair orders his companions to kill Omega, a scary command that confirmed he had no qualms about killing children. That's pretty close to Anakin's shocking slaughter of the younglings in Episode III.
Crosshair be out here pulling an Anakin Skywalker by commanding a platoon to aim for a literal child
— atlas (@easuguitan) June 18, 2021
For now, it's still unclear if Crosshair will get the Vader makeover in The Bad Batch. Nevertheless, we're hoping that Omega is right and he can still be saved.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 is now streaming on Disney+.
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Fans were undoubtedly thrilled that Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 has been titled Reunion. After all, this would mean that Clone Force 99 will be reunited with another old friend. However, the episode also brought back a surprise character and it's causing mixed reactions from people.
WATCH OUT! The following contains SPOILERS from The Bad Batch Episode 8 so PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
In Reunion, Lama Su is understandably concerned that Fennec Shand was unable to retrieve Omega from Clone Force 99. The Kaminoan decides to hire a second bounty hunter to bring back the young clone.
The episode then focused on the bigger picture as Crosshair is sent to kill his former team members. At first, it looked like Clone Force 99 would be able to escape Crosshair after he was injured in an engine explosion. However, the team would not be able to leave intact.
Hunter and Omega are confronted by the second bounty hunter who turns out to be Cad Bane. Although his return was initially a happy moment, things immediately went sour for viewers as Bane shoots Hunter and takes Omega away.
when i first saw when i realized
cad bane show up what he did pic.twitter.com/MvnldbBtaP
— emily loki spoilers (@loki_supremacy) June 18, 2021
#TheBadBatch me seeing Cad Bane and realising what he’s going to do: pic.twitter.com/GQLkrUi2HB
— Maria J Lima (@mjlima136) June 18, 2021
Cad Bane is back no fucking way! Poor Hunter though :( #StarWars #TheBadBatch pic.twitter.com/cI22W1ff2g
— Orli Wan Kenobi (@herculance) June 18, 2021
the bad batch spoilers // #TheBadBatch
me when i saw cad bane vs. what he did next pic.twitter.com/hsSx2PS2vd
— variant arya (@etcrncls) June 18, 2021
There is little doubt that Bane is just doing what he's paid to do. On the other hand, people freaked out over his actions. Luckily, it is later revealed that Hunter survived and he is taken away by the other members of the Bad Batch. Let's just hope they will be able to find Omega before it's too late.
We're still happy that Bane is back and that he didn't kill Hunter. We're looking forward to seeing more of Bane next week.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 is now streaming on Disney+.
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We're already at the eighth episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and it's finally time for a particular character to return. Interestingly, Episode 8 also brought back an unexpected friend from Star Wars: The Clone Wars in the most shocking way.
WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS from Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
The eighth episode of The Bad Batch is titled Reunion and it doesn't take long before we find out why. The Scrappers Guild have reported the Bad Batch's location to the Empire who immediately sends Crosshair to kill them.
The former member of Clone Force 99 proves that he is the best guy to take down his team since he knows them too well. Crosshair efficiently cuts off The Bad Batch from their ship, forcing the team to escape through the cruiser's ion engine. He manages to pin them inside and tries to kill them by turning the engine on.
Interestingly, the Bad Batch is equally prepared for the plan. They sabotage the engine with explosives they have stolen from the cruiser's armory and Crosshair is horribly injured in the explosion.
The trouble doesn't end there. Omega and Hunter are confronted by the bounty hunter Cad Bane, who had been hired by Lama Su to retrieve the young clone. Bane shoots Hunter in the chest and takes Omega but Hunter survives and is taken by the Bad Batch as they escape on their ship.
Crosshair's return was a welcome one but it also put the clone in danger. We're hoping, just like Omega, that there is still a cure and he could eventually rejoin the team despite his injuries.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 is now streaming on Disney+.
Related: Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 RELEASE DATE and TIME, Countdown, Spoilers, Trailer, Clips, Plot, Theories, Leaks, Previews, News and Everything You Need To Know
There is little doubt that things are getting exciting for My Hero Academia Season 5. However, it looks like the current season of the anime will be taking a break after the highly anticipated Episode 101 this week.
In the latest episode of My Hero Academia Season 5, Izuku Midoriya tried to figure out a way to manifest Blackwhip. However, he also acknowledges that the quirk might not manifest since he is determined to master One for All first. Meanwhile, Shoto Todoroki and Katsuki Bakugo have earned their Hero Licenses and set to to the snowy streets to defeat a gang of thieves.
So what happens next? All will be revealed in My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 13. However, it was confirmed during an online fan event featuring the cast that fans will need to wait a little longer for the next story arc.
There were several updates dropped during the event. For instance, it was confirmed that My Hero Academia Episode 101 will be the final episode for the first story arc. The second story arc will kick off with Episode 102 and the show's timeslot will not be changed. Moreover, it was revealed that there will be no new episode airing on July 3 as the anime takes a break.
It has not yet been revealed when the next episode of My Hero Academia Season 5 will air. However, there is a possibility that the break is only temporary and that the anime will resume immediately in the following week. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 13 is titled Have a Merry Christmas! Episode 101 will air on June 19, 2021.
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It's finally official. Dune will get its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival this September. To celebrate, we got a new still from the film featuring Timothée Chalamet's Paul Atreides and his most important allies.
It was previously reported that Dune is one of the favorites to be screened at the Venice Film Festival. However, since the event takes place in September, it would mean that the world premiere will be happening a full month before its theatrical release.
Interestingly, the world premiere has been made official. La Biennale di Venezia has confirmed that Dune will screen during the Venice Film Festival in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido di Venezia. However, the reboot will not be competing for any of the main prizes at the event. The site also shared a new still from the film. Check it out below.
#Dune (@dunemovie) by #DenisVilleneuve will have its #OutOfCompetition world premiere at the #BiennaleCinema2021 #Venezia78! The highly anticipated movie, which stars an acclaimed cast, will be shown on Friday 3 September in the Sala Grande. Read more → https://t.co/x1QxLizvDQ pic.twitter.com/TTnV2F3xwX
— La Biennale di Venezia (@la_Biennale) June 17, 2021
This is welcome news considering that Dune was expected to be Legendary Pictures' major event last December. Unfortunately, the film had to be pushed back due to COVID-19 and Warner Bros. decided that it would get a theatrical and digital release on HBO Max.
The official synopsis for Dune reads as follows:
"A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
"As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive."
Dune will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, David Dastmalchian, with Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
The world premiere of Dune will be at the Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2021. It is then set to premiere in selected theaters and on HBO Max on October 1, 2021.
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