Welcome to the first edition of Bullet Lines, a news roundup for AniTAY.

ANIME

The second season of Vinland Saga is almost a reality.

The website for the anime adaptation of Makoto Yukimura’s manga, Vinland Saga, has revealed the first promo for the pending second season.

Shuhei Yabuta in the direction and Takahiko ABiru as character designer will be part of the staff.

The first season can be found on Amazon Prime, and has the following as a synopsis: “At the end of the first millennium, the Vikings, the most powerful but heinous tribe, have appeared everywhere. Thorfinn, the son of the greatest warrior, lived his childhood on the battlefield. He was looking for the dream land, called Vinlandia. This is the story of a true hero, during a turbulent time”.

Thanks to Shadow Haken for helping me with this note.

Source: Anime News Network.

Netflix streams New Shaman King Anime’s English Dub Trailer

Netflix streamed an English-dubbed trailer for the Shaman King anime that premiered on April 1 and is ongoing. It will stream worldwide on August 9 and will have 52 episodes, covering all 35 volumes of the manga’s new complete edition, which Kodansha started publishing in print volumes in Japan last June.

Source: Anime News Network.

MANGA

One Piece to Feature Where’s Waldo? Crossover in July 19 Weekly Shonen Jump Issue

The One Piece Staff official Twitter account announced that issues 33rd and 34th of Weekly Shonen Jump will include a crossover between One Piece and the Where’s Waldo? children’s puzzle book series (referred to as Where’s Wally? outside North America) The issue will ship on July 19.

Source: Anime News Network.

MUSIC

BABYMETAL To Release ’10 Babymetal Budokan’ Album In October

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release the live album called “10 Babymetal Budokan”, digitally and on two-disc CD on October 1 via Babymetal Records, followed by a two-side LP vinyl release in late November, as part of the celebration of its tenth anniversary. It covers the exclusive shows they played in the legendary Budokan venue in Tokyo, Japan, where they became the youngest female artists to headline seven years ago.

Also, an encore global stream will go out on Saturday, July 24th at 12 p.m. Los Angeles/ 3 p.m. New York / 8 p.m. London / 9 p.m. Berlin and will be viewable on-demand until Sunday, July 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Early-bird tickets are available via babymetal.live, with bundle options featuring special, limited-edition merchandise items as well as pre-orders for the “10 Babymetal Budokan” live album. Exclusive merchandise items will be available during the stream.

Source: Blabbermouth.

VIDEOGAMES

Mario achieves a new record.

Heritage Auctions auctioned a new, boxed cartridge for Super Mario 64, a title released for the Nintendo 64 console in 1996, for $ 1,560,000 this weekend. It won the record for being the most expensive video game in history, which The Legend of Zelda previously held.

Source: Reforma: Corazón de México.

Samurai Warriors 5 launches a demo.

In the first months of the year it was announced that the fifth installment of the musou series, Samurai Warriors, was on its way. Being already a few days from its premiere, Tecmo-Koei decided to launch on July 20 a demo for the title for anyone who wants to try the title a week before its release. In this fifth installment of Samurai Warriors, the story will focus on the life of Oda Nobunaga, Daimio of the Sengoku period known as the Demon King beginning from his youth until his premature death at the hands of Mitsuhide Akechi, his own henchman. The full game will be out on July 27 for all consoles and Steam.

Once again, my sincere thanks to Shadow Haken for helping me with this note.

Source: Nintendo Life

Pokémon Unite Team Battle Game Launches for Switch on July 21

The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with Tencent’s TiMi Studio Group announced the launch of Pokémon Unite on Nintendo Switch for July 21. If players log in to the game by August 31 at 10:59 a.m. EDT they will unlock the playable Pokémon Zeraora. The game will also launch for iOS and Android devices in September.

The game is the franchise’s first strategic team-based battle game that allows ten players to participate in five-on-five real-time battles, where each team has five goals that they use to catch Pokémon and score points, and it supports cross-platform play. Captured Pokémon will be able to defeat other Pokémon to level up and learn attacks. Each Pokémon will have its own special Unite move that players can unlock when they reach a certain level. The team that scores the most points until the timer drops down to zero wins. The free-to-start game will include in-app purchases.

Source: Anime News Network.

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