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J!-ENT SPOTLIGHT

alt text Q&A with Kenichi Sonoda (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Q&A with Kenichi Sonoda (by Michelle Tymon, Dennis A. Amith and Photos by Rhiannan Smith) When it comes to world renown artists and animators, one man who received international attention before anime would become part of international pop culture was Kenichi Sonoda. Working for the anime studio... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

Attack Force Z 35th anniversary edition staring Mel Gibson on Blu-ray 11/7

ATTACK FORCE Z, the World War II action classic starring Mel Gibson, makes its high definition debut from Umbrella Entertainment and MVD Entertainmnet Group Coming... 

ALAN JACKSON AND CHRIS STAPLETON ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP FOR THE “11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™” SEPT. 15 ON CBS

Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Hillary Scott and Jimmy Webb to Present Music Event to... 

alt text BRAVO MEDIA BRINGS BIG DRAMA IN “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY” THREE-PART REUNION KICKING OFF WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 9PM ET/PT

The Roller-Coaster Season Comes to a Heart-Pounding Climax Tonight at 9pm ET/PT NEW YORK – August 9, 2017 – Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of New York City”... 

VANESSA HUDGENS TO BE HONORED WITH “#SEEHER AWARD” AT “TEEN CHOICE 2017” LIVE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, ON FOX

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has partnered with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to present TEEN CHOICE’s first-ever #SeeHer Award to Vanessa Hudgens. Currently... 

MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTAR BRUNO MARS TO BE HONORED WITH THE “VISIONARY AWARD” AT “TEEN CHOICE 2017” LIVE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, ON FOX

Anthony Anderson, Fifth Harmony and Logan Paul Confirmed as Special Presenters The TEEN CHOICE 2017 Visionary Award recipient is multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar... 

“CANDY CRUSH,” BASED ON THE POPULAR MOBILE GAME FRANCHISE, COMES TO LIFE AS TEAMS OF TWO COMPETE ON ENORMOUS, INTERACTIVE GAME BOARDS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

“I Like to Move Fast” – CANDY CRUSH is a live action game show based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise where players match colorful candies in combinations... 

POP CULTURE & OTHER REVIEWS

alt text Naruto Chibi Sasasuke’s Sharingan Legend vol. 1 by Kenji Taira (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Naruto Chibi Sasasuke’s Sharingan Legend” is a gag manga that is not meant to be... 

alt text Q&A with Kenichi Sonoda (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Q&A with Kenichi Sonoda (by Michelle Tymon, Dennis A. Amith and Photos by Rhiannan Smith) When... 

alt text Land of the Lustrous vol. 1 by Haruka Ichikawa (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If anything, I want to see how this series develops overtime as vol. 1 gave us a taste of the jewel... 

alt text Boruto – Naruto Next Generations – vol. 2 – Story by Ukyo Kodachi and Art by Mikio Ikemoto (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

If you enjoyed “Naruto”, you’ll find “Boruto – Naruto Next Generations... 

alt text Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt vol. 4 – Story and Art by Yasuo Ohtagaki (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Prepare for a new threat to both Federation and also Zeon…the Nanyang Alliance in vol. 4 of “Mobile... 

alt text Terra Formars Vol. 18 (Story by Yu Sasuga, Art by Ken-Ichi Tachibana) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Terraformars” is an exciting, violent but addictive series that I am always looking forward... 

alt text Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 22 by Naoshi Komi (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Will Raku accept Marika? And what happens as Raku and friends try to prevent the forced marriage of... 

alt text Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol. 24 by Shinobu Ohtaka (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

“Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic” vol. 24 answers many questions that people have been longing... 

alt text Utada Hikaru – New Single Releases

NEW RELEASES AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD MONDAY JULY 10TH 2017 & FRIDAY JULY 20TH 2017   Japanese... 

Aniplex of America Names Shu Nishimoto as President

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 23, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced today that Shu Nishimoto has been appointed... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

Attack Force Z 35th anniversary edition staring Mel Gibson on Blu-ray 11/7

ATTACK FORCE Z, the World War II action classic starring Mel Gibson, makes its high definition debut from Umbrella Entertainment and MVD Entertainmnet Group Coming to Blu-ray and digital on... 

ALAN JACKSON AND CHRIS STAPLETON ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP FOR THE “11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™” SEPT. 15 ON CBS

Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Hillary Scott and Jimmy Webb to Present Music Event to Recognize “52nd Academy of... 

alt text BRAVO MEDIA BRINGS BIG DRAMA IN “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY” THREE-PART REUNION KICKING OFF WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 9PM ET/PT

The Roller-Coaster Season Comes to a Heart-Pounding Climax Tonight at 9pm ET/PT NEW YORK – August 9, 2017 – Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” winds the summer down with... 

4K ULTRA HD REVIEWS

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... 

alt text Resident Evil: Vendetta (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

If you are a fan of the “Resident Evil” series and loved the video games and the previous two animated films, I can easily say that “Resident Evil: Vendetta” is the best animated... 

alt text Smurfs: The Lost Village (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

For those who enjoy the Smurfs and videophile/audiophile parents looking for an animated film that looks great in 4K Ultra HD, who also want to entertain their children or the entire family, you can’t... 

alt text The Fifth Element (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

“The Fifth Element” is a fascinating, entertaining Luc Besson sci-fi action film that looks and sounds better with this 2017 4K Ultra HD release.  While not the best Besson film ever created, nor... 

alt text Leon the Professional (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

“Leon the Professional” is a Luc Besson masterpiece. It’s one of the most exciting films to come out from Besson with action, emotion and just all-out frenzy that you just can’t stop watching!... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

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

If you are in the mood for a popcorn sci-fi action film, then “Kill Switch” may be to your liking.  Just don’t come into the film expecting anything to deep. Images courtesy of ©... 

alt text Gurren Lagann Complete Blu-ray Disc Box (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Gurren Lagann” can be described in one word and that is “Fantastic!” and it’s great that fans can enjoy the complete TV series and both animated films with this 10th Anniversary collection. ... 

alt text Black Sails: The Complete Fourth Season (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Black Sails: The Complete Fourth Season” is truly the best season yet.  The sheer magnitude of the war, the series captivates you with the awesome special effects but also how characters... 

alt text The Blacklist: The Complete Fourth Season (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

For those who thought that “The Blacklist” was losing steam for season three, I felt the fourth season, writers really needed to bring back fans who were thinking the story was not as exciting... 

alt text GATE Complete Collection (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“GATE Complete Collection” is an anime series that is probably one of the better anime series I have seen from Sentai Filmworks in the past few years.  It’s addictive, exciting and... 

alt text KanColle Kantai Collection (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“KanColle Kantai Collection” is an action anime series inspired by the popular browser-based and PS Vita video game. It’s a series that caught Japan by storm in 2015 and now the anime... 

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

“The Exception” may not be historically factual, there are elements in the film that help keep you captivated.  With a wonderful performance by Christopher Plummer and a fascinating blend... 

DVD REVIEWS

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

“One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage One” is another fun, action-packed volume as Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates reunite two years later and demonstrate their new skills that they have learned. ... 

alt text Amar Akbar & Tony (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

Atul Malhotra’s “Amar Akbar & Tony” is an entertaining comedy film that touches upon culture and contemporary life in London without having to become deep or banal.  Recommended! Images... 

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