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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text J!-ENT’s Dennis A. Amith interviews Misaki Iwasa (Wasamin)

AKB48 has dominated the Japanese music charts for numerous years and while many may recognize the main core members of the group, there is one former AKB48 member who has shined thanks to her talent of singing enka songs. Her name is Misaki Iwasa, known by her fans as “Wasamin” and was a 7th Generation... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

“SPRINGFIELD OF DREAMS: THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON” AIRS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, ON FOX

Documentary Honors 25th Anniversary of THE SIMPSONS’ “Homer at the Bat” Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Twenty-five years after THE SIMPSONS’ “Homer at the Bat”... 

CBS RENEWS SUMMER THRILLER “SALVATION” FOR SEASON TWO

(Left to Right: Charlie Rowe, Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Ian Anthony Dale) STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2017 – CBS today announced the second season renewal... 

THE ROYALS RETURN HOME TO FINISH MAXIMUS, ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ‘MARVEL’S INHUMANS’ ON ABC

Havoc in the Hidden Land” – With only two episodes left this season, The Royal Family returns to Attilan and comes face-to-face with Maximus. Can a truce be reached or... 

CINDERELLA JOINS FORCES WITH A NEW FRIEND TO TAKE DOWN LADY TREMAINE, AND VICTORIA BELFREY MAKES AN UNNERVING DISCOVERY BACK IN HYPERION HEIGHTS, ON ABC’S ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’

The Garden of Forking Paths” – When Cinderella finds herself staring danger in the eye, she receives help from an unlikely source. Her rescue leads to an alliance that... 

OLIVER STARK, AISHA HINDS, KENNETH CHOI AND ROCKMOND DUNBAR CAST IN SERIES REGULAR ROLES ON FOX’S “9-1-1,” FROM CREATORS RYAN MURPHY, BRAD FALCHUK AND TIM MINEAR

Series Stars Academy and Emmy Award Nominee Angela Bassett, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Nominee Peter Krause and Emmy Award Nominee Connie Britton   Ryan Murphy, Brad... 

alt text SHEMAR MOORE STARS AS A LOCALLY BORN SWAT SERGEANT NEWLY TASKED TO RUN A SPECIALIZED TACTICAL UNIT THAT IS THE LAST STOP IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IN LOS ANGELES, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE NEW DRAMA “S.W.A.T.,” THURSDAY, NOV. 2

Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim Star in the Police Drama Inspired by the Television Series... 

POP CULTURE & OTHER REVIEWS

alt text J!-ENT’s Dennis A. Amith interviews Misaki Iwasa (Wasamin)

AKB48 has dominated the Japanese music charts for numerous years and while many may recognize the main... 

alt text Interview with Penelope Lagos, Author of “I Miss My Best Friend” (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Back in 2011, I had the opportunity to interview actress Penelope Lagos about a film that she starred... 

alt text Golden Kamuy vol. 2 – Story & Art by Satoru Noda (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Satoru Noda’s “Golden Kamuy” is turning out to be a fantastic, action-packed manga... 

alt text Bleach Vol. 71 – Story & Art by Tite Kubo (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Bleach” vol. 71 is an action-packed volume and is more geared to the dedicated readers... 

alt text Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 23 by Naoshi Komi (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

How will Haru Oodera and Seishiro Tsugumi’s crush on Raku end and what will Raku discover about... 

alt text VIZ Media Details Acquisition Of Hot New Anime Series INFINI-T FORCE

VIZ Media proudly announces the acquisition of INFINI-T FORCE, a hero-action series from the legendary... 

Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘Girls’ Last Tour’

HOUSTON, TX, September 26, 2017 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition ofGirls’... 

alt text Utada Hikaru “Anata” New Single Release 09/25/2017

Utada Hikaru has been showing great sales in 2017 with her 1st single, “Oozora de Dakishimete” (Suntory... 

alt text Owarimonogatari Anime Ending 18th Single “SHIORI” 0929.2017 DIGITAL RELEASE

Japanese girl duo ClariS is digitally releasing their 18th Single, “SHIORI” on September 29th, 2017! ... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

“SPRINGFIELD OF DREAMS: THE LEGEND OF HOMER SIMPSON” AIRS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, ON FOX

Documentary Honors 25th Anniversary of THE SIMPSONS’ “Homer at the Bat” Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Twenty-five years after THE SIMPSONS’ “Homer at the Bat” originally aired, America’s... 

CBS RENEWS SUMMER THRILLER “SALVATION” FOR SEASON TWO

(Left to Right: Charlie Rowe, Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Ian Anthony Dale) STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2017 – CBS today announced the second season renewal of the suspense thriller SALVATION... 

THE ROYALS RETURN HOME TO FINISH MAXIMUS, ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ‘MARVEL’S INHUMANS’ ON ABC

Havoc in the Hidden Land” – With only two episodes left this season, The Royal Family returns to Attilan and comes face-to-face with Maximus. Can a truce be reached or is all-out war inevitable? An... 

4K ULTRA HD REVIEWS

alt text Spider-Man: Homecoming (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Disc Review)

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” may not be featuring the Spider-Man that I grew up reading but I will say that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was entertaining to the point that I watched it... 

alt text Warrior (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

Gavin O’Connor’s “Warrior” is a riveting action film that captures the thrill of MMA fighting, the thrill of competition and the heart of a fighter.  Recommended! Images courtesy... 

alt text E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

For fans of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and have the equipment to play 4K Ultra HD films, then definitely upgrade to this 4K Ultra HD 35th Anniversary release.  The film looks and sounds... 

alt text Baywatch: Extended Cut (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

“Baywatch: Extended Cut” is a hilarious action comedy that pays homage to the hit TV series but also is a laugh-out loud, fun and crazy film.  Sure, it may not be for everyone, but as a guy... 

alt text Ghost in the Shell (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

Considering the other not-so-good Hollywood-made anime live-action film adaptations, one can’t deny that “Ghost in the Shell” is one of the better adaptations from an anime or manga... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text Occultic;Nine vol. 1 (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Occultic;Nine” is a fascinating, dark series written by Chiyomaru Shikura that takes your typical investigative anime series but adding a bit of mysticism, humor and suspense all in one! ... 

alt text Tokyo Ravens: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Tokyo Ravens” is an entertaining anime series that kicks off with a lot of fun and humor in the series’ first half, but becomes a bit more darker, magic heavy and action-driven by... 

alt text Ushio & Tora: Complete TV Series (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Ushio & Tora – Complete TV Series” is definitely one of my favorite anime releases on blu-ray for 2017! Image courtesy of © 2017 Sentai Filmworks. All Rights Reserved. TITLE:... 

alt text Ranma 1/2 OVA & Movies Collection (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

This set is magnificent. You get nearly all the “Ranma 1/2” OVA’s and the three films collected in one set, in high definition and for a great price. If you are a “Ranma 1/2”... 

alt text A Ghost Story (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” is a hauntingly, captivating film.  It’s fresh concept, creative and poignant.  Recommended! Images courtesy of © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment.... 

alt text Beggars of Life (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

With the popularity of Louise Brooks, there is no denying that “Beggars of Life” is a must-buy, must-own title.  And for silent film fans, the film is entertaining, suspenseful and action-packed.... 

alt text The Hero (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Brett Haley’s “The Hero” is a touching film that takes on one’s life of dealing with potential death after being diagnosed with cancer.  Despite having a celebrated life as a... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage Two (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

“One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage Two” is another fun, action-packed volume as Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates are accused of conspiracy of wanting to destroy Fishman island, while the true... 

alt text Ancient Aliens: Season 10 (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

Anything is possible and there are so many unexplained things in our planet, let alone the entire galaxy and universe. If these unexplained mysteries interest you, then you will no doubt enjoy “Ancient... 

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