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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text “THE X-FILES” RETURNS TO FOX

Emmy Award-winning Pop Culture Phenomenon From Chris Carter Is Back as Six-Episode Event Series David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to Reprise Their Roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

alt text AFTER THE MERGE, ALLIANCES ARE TESTED AS CASTAWAYS MUST ADAPT TO PLAYING AN INDIVIDUAL GAME, ON “SURVIVOR,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

“The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight” – Alliances are tested as castaways must adapt to playing an individual game after the merge.  Also, castaways fight for individual... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 3/26-4/3, 2015

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT   (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule (n) Denotes new broadcast)   Thursday, March 26   Actor... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 3/26-4/8, 2015

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT, Following Broadcasts of the “Late Show with David Letterman”)   (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule,... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE TALK” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 3/30-4/3, 2015

Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule, (n) Denotes new)   Monday, March 30 Actress Regina... 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON “THE TALK” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 3/30-4/3, 2015

Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule, (n) Denotes new)   Monday, March 30 Actress Regina... 

DON MISCHER PRODUCTIONS TO PRODUCE “67TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS” AIRING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, LIVE ON FOX

EMMY® Award-winning producer Don Mischer and partners Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare will return as producers of the 67TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS airing LIVE coast-to-coast... 

J!-ENT INTERVIEWS/ARTICLES

alt text Anime on Display 2015 Report by Darren Yamashita (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Anime on Display (AOD) was back at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel this year, a celebration... 

alt text Bak-Anime 2015 by Derek Orchard (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Article and Photos by Derek Orchard Bak-anime was held at the Bakersfield Marriott at the convention... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

alt text Our J!-ENT 2014 ANNUAL is now available!

Each year, we release a J!-ENT annual issue that deals with Asian pop culture and also our event coverage... 

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alt text Japanese game song singer Sakina will make her US debut at Sabaku Con 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

New York, NY (March 2, 2015) – Sakina, a brand new artist from FTL Entertainment, is set to debut... 

GARNiDELiA announced as a Music Guest of Honor at Sakura-Con!

GARNiDELiA, a music unit composed of MARiA, a female vocalist and music composer toku, has been announced... 

WONG KAR WAI TO PRODUCE ALIBABA PICTURES GROUP’S DEBUT FILM BAI DU REN

Urban romantic comedy will star Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and written and directed by best-selling author Zhang... 

ANIME RELATED NEWS

The English Dub of DURARARA!! X 2 will be Available on Streaming Starting March 10

SANTA MONICA, CA (March 6, 2015) –Following the announcement of DURARARA!! being available for streaming... 

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF SAILOR MOON SEASON 1, SET 2

Latest Editions Of Legendary Anime Series Feature Episodes 24-46 Presented In High Definition Blu-ray/DVD Combo... 

COMIC/MANGA NEWS & REVIEWS

alt text Master Keaton – Omnibus Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa, Story by Hokusei Katsushika, Takashi Nagasaki (A J!-ENT Manga Review)

An exciting, smartly written manga series…”Master Keaton” is highly recommended! ©... 

TOY NEWS & REVIEWS

alt text life in plastic: LEGO Legends of Chima – Gorzan’s Walker (30262) Review

I have not been disappointed by a LEGO Legends of Chima polybag release at all. Each of the minifigure... 

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KOEI TECMO AMERICA LAUNCHES TOUKIDEN: KIWAMI FOR PLAYSTATION®4 AND PLAYSTATION®VITA

Do Battle with Titanic Demons and Rescue Fallen Heroes in Humanity’s Last Stand for Survival; Includes All Content from Epic Preceding Title, Toukiden: The Age of Demons BURLINGAME, Calif. – March... 

alt text AFTER THE MERGE, ALLIANCES ARE TESTED AS CASTAWAYS MUST ADAPT TO PLAYING AN INDIVIDUAL GAME, ON “SURVIVOR,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

“The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight” – Alliances are tested as castaways must adapt to playing an individual game after the merge.  Also, castaways fight for individual immunity in a classic game of... 

DON MISCHER PRODUCTIONS TO PRODUCE “67TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS” AIRING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, LIVE ON FOX

EMMY® Award-winning producer Don Mischer and partners Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare will return as producers of the 67TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS airing LIVE coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A.... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text The Breakfast Club – 30th Anniversary Edition (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Breakfast Club” will always be regarded as one of the best high school films ever made and it’s wonderful that the film has received digital remastering and was restored in 4K for... 

alt text Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife” has its moments of humor but its hard to combine immorality with sexual romance and sentimentality because it doesn’t make sense nor does it make... 

alt text Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 5: Special Edition (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

Featuring a hilarious and delightful storyline written with non-stop humor and action, “Ranma 1/2″ is at true anime classic that will forever entertain many generations of anime fans and will forever... 

alt text The Legend of Korra – Book Four: Balance (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Legend of Korra” ends on a positive note and the final season “Book Four: Balance” is a fitting end for the series.  If you have stayed with the animated series for this... 

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

“Foxcatcher” is a gripping film that felt real and you thank the director for his meticulous research but also the actors who pulled off their characters magnificently. This is no doubt a... 

alt text Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Another magnificent animated film in the Tinker Bell film series, “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast” is a delightful and heartwarming story which I definitely recommend for the... 

alt text Kill la Kill Volume 4: Limited Edition (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Kill la Kill” is an exciting series and the series is preparing to ramp up for an exciting conclusion.  If you have stuck with the series for this long, then “Kill la Kill Volume... 

alt text My Girl (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Enjoyable yet heartbreaking, “My Girl” is one of the more memorable films from the early ’90s and it sticks out because of its unexpected tragedy and many may have mistook this film... 

alt text Troop Beverly Hills (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you loved “Troop Beverly Hills” and its quirky late ’80s comedy, then you’ll definitely enjoy the release of this film on Blu-ray! Images courtesy of © 1989 WEG Acquisition.... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text Uncle Grandpa – Good Mornin’ (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

With a total of 12 hilarious episodes to keep the children (or the young at heart) busy during Spring Break, “Uncle Grandpa – Good Mornin'” is a wacky, strange and hilarious series for... 

alt text The Soft Skin – The Criterion Collection #749 (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“The Soft Skin” is a brilliant, suspenseful film from Francois Truffaut.  Inspired by Alfred Hitchock, “The Soft Skin” revolves around an affair gone bad.  Shocking for it’s... 

alt text Annie (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Annie” is a fun, upbeat family film and if you were never familiar with the original Broadway play or the 1982 film, then you may enjoy this film even more. Images courtesy of © 2014 Sony... 

alt text Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat! (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

After losing to Shredder and the Kraang, the Turtles move with April O’Neil to Northampton to heal and plan their next battle.  But the group quickly learn that things are not all safe in Northampton!... 

alt text The Red Tent (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“The Red Tent” was no doubt a compelling two-episode mini-series that features a heartbreaking but also a courageous tale of Dinah during the times of the Old Testament.   I was impressed... 

VIDEO GAME NEWS

KOEI TECMO AMERICA LAUNCHES TOUKIDEN: KIWAMI FOR PLAYSTATION®4 AND PLAYSTATION®VITA

Do Battle with Titanic Demons and Rescue Fallen Heroes in Humanity’s Last Stand for Survival; Includes... 

KOEI TECMO AMERICA RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR ATELIER SHALLIE: ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUSK SEA

KOEI TECMO America today released the first trailer for Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea telling... 

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