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Toei Animation partners with Bandai Namco on a slate of new games

Toei Animation partners with Bandai Namco on a slate of new games

Gaming
Toei Animation has partnered with Japanese video game developer and publisher Bandai Namco on a number of new games inspired by its animated series One Piece.   The adventure show follows a pirate named Luffy as he searches for legendary treasure with his friends. On its part, Bandai Namco has decided to launch two new games inspired by the series this year. The first one titled Grand Cruise is a virtual reality experience that enables players to discover what it’s like to be the pirate crew’s newest recruit. The game will be released exclusively on PlayStation 4. The second title World Seeker is an action/adventure game that puts players in Luffy’s shoes. Featuring an elaborate storyline and a focus on exploration, the game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital
Toei Animation starts work on next Dragon Ball franchise

Toei Animation starts work on next Dragon Ball franchise

Animation
Toei Animation has started work on the 20th feature film of its globally popular Dragon Ball franchise during Japan’s Jump Festa anime and manga con. The latest film will focus on the ever unraveling mythos of the ultra powerful Saiyan and is due out in Japan in December, next year. The original manga creator Akira Toriyama will lead the original story, screenplay and character design processes. Since 1986, the series has introduced many memorable and beloved characters to countless die-hard fans. The recent years have witnessed a new wave of renaissance for the Dragon Ball series. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods that released in 2013 was a welcomed return to the big screen for the first time in 17 years. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F followed that up with more success in 2015. Fr
Glitter Force Doki Doki  on Netflix next week

Glitter Force Doki Doki on Netflix next week

Channels
Netflix and Toei Animation have got together to bring Glitter Force Doki Doki to the streaming giant next week. The series, which is an adaptation of 2013-2014’s Doki! Doki! Pretty Cur follows up the Netflix original Glitter Force itself an adaptation of 2012-2013’s Smile PreCure! series. The magical girl series is set to drop its latest batch of episodes on the 18th of this month. The English version of the show stars Stephanie Sheh, Melissa Fahn, Cassandra Lee Morris and Debi Derryberry, with Erica Mendez and Tara Sands as the cute assistants, Davi and Kippie respectively.  Way back in 2004, The Pretty Cure franchise debuted in Japan and since then it has been running with a new series every year. In 2006, 4Kids Entertainment announced they had licensed the series, though nothing e