Thursday, August 5, 2021

Starfleet Academy Star Trek Series in Development at Paramount+

During an interview with The New York Times, filmmaker and producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Clarice) revealed that Paramount+ is developing a series centered on the Starfleet Academy.RELATED: Paramount+’s Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Trailer ReleasedEmmy-nominated Kurtzman has produced five shows in the Star Trek universe for Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuting in 2022. The outlet confirmed that another project, Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh in her reprised role as Captain Philippa Georgiou is also in the works along with a “show built around the Starfleet Academy, which will be aimed at a younger audience.”It has not yet been confirmed if the Starfleet Academy project will be a live-action or animated series.“I think we’re just getting started,” said Kurtzman about the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. “There’s just so much more to be had.”President of CBS Studios David Stapf added: “Anything goes, as long as it can fit into the Star Trek ethos of inspiration, optimism, and the general idea that humankind is good. So comedy, adult animation, kids’ animation — you name the genre, and there’s probably a Star Trek version of it.”RELATED: Star Trek: Prodigy Teaser For Nickelodeon & Paramount+’s Animated SeriesKurtzman, who revealed to the outlet that he “wants to get much weirder with the franchise,” said if it were up to him, he would be “pushing the boundaries much further than I think most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain foundation in order to get there and we’re still building our foundation.”
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    Platinum End Release Date & Cast Revealed

    The anime adaptation of the popular manga series Platinum End officially has a release date, with the series announcing that it would be debuting in just two months alongside some new cast information.RELATED: Death Note Creators’ Platinum End Gets New TrailerPlatinum End will premiere on October 7 on TBS and October 8 on BS11 in Japan (via Anime News Network), with the series planning on going for an uninterrupted 24-episode run through March 2022. Crunchyroll will be streaming the entire anime this fall, so international fans looking to catch the action unfold won’t have to wait too long.Alongside the release information, two new cast members have been announced. Kaori Made will be taking on the role of Mimi Yamada, while Shōya Chiba will play Mizukiyo Minamikawa in the upcoming anime.The cast for Platinum End also includes:Miyu Irino as Mirai KakehashiYui Ogura as NasseNatsuki Hanae as RevelM.A.O as Saki HanakagoToshiyuki Morikawa as Nanato MukaidōAi Kayano as BaretKaito Ishikawa as Kanade UryūKikuko Inoue as MeyzaTomoaki Maeno as Hajime SokotaniHikaru Midorikawa as Balta“As his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness,” says the official description from VIZ. “But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.”Hideya Takahashi, who is best known for his work on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, is directing Platinum End. The anime adaptation will hail from the studio Signal.MD. Shinichi Inotsume will compose while Koji Oodate will handle character design.ALSO: Legend of Mana Anime Adaptation in the Works by WB JapanPlatinum End is a manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was serialized in Jump Square between November 2014 and January 2021.

    My Hero Academia Dub Casts Season 5 Villain Flect Turn

    After being teased in the promotional material for My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, Flect Turn has officially made his debut and Funimation announced the casting for his English voice actor. RELATED: My Hero Academia Dub Casts Meta Liberation Army’s Re-DestroRobbie Daymond will voice Flect Turn for the anime series, with his first appearance coming in the upcoming Episode 104 of the highly popular anime. Daymond is known for his many roles across a myriad of shows, including voicing Mamoru Chiba in Sailor Moon, Joe in Digimon Adventure tri., Sorry in Tales Zestiria the X, and Jin More in The God of High School. The first part of My Hero Academia Season 5 made its debut in Japan back in March. It adapts the Joint Training arc of the manga in which class 1A and class 1B go against each other. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation in Japanese with English subtitles; the latter also has the English dub available. The fifth season also began airing on Toonami in May.My Hero Academia began as a manga series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. The anime television adaptation, which is produced by Bones, made its debut in 2016. Both are still ongoing.RELATED: My Hero Academia Season 5 Trailer Previews Endeavor Agency ArcThe third My Hero Academia film, titled World Heroes’ Mission, will debut in theaters in Japan on August 6, 2021. A North America release has yet to be announced.

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