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Dragon Ball Returns with New Anime Series in July!


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The wildly popular “Dragon Ball” franchise will return in July with its first new, original television anime series in 18 years. The last was “Dragon Ball GT,” which aired from 1996 to 1997.

Anime News Network reports that “Dragon Ball Super” is set a few years after the defeat of the planet-destroying Majin Buu/Majin Boo, at a time when Earth is peaceful again. “Dragon Ball” creator Akira Toriyama is credited with “original story and character concepts.”

“As I read the plot [of the series] I’ve already received from Akira Toriyama, my dreams for this begin to expand, ” said Fuji TV producer Osamu Nozaki. “An enemy even stronger than Buu or Freeza may appear …”  The new film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,'” which is also set after the Majin Buu Saga, opened April 18 in Japan. The 19th film in the franchise, it made its North American premiere April 11; it will receive theatrical release this summer.




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April 28, 2015


Adam Wingard on Board to Direct Hollywood Adaptation of Death Note!


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Adam Wingard, known for “The Guest” and “You’re Next,” is on board to direct an adaptation of the horror manga “Death Note” for Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Originally a Japanese manga, “Death Note” follows a high school student named Light Yagami. who discovers a book that kills anyone whose name is written in it. With this power, Yagami attempts to cleanse the world of evil. However, a detective called L catches on and hunts down Yagami to put an end to that.


Wingard replaces Shane Black, who was originally attached to direct.  Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka will produce the project, with Doug Davison and Brian Witten signed on to executive produce. Jeremy Slater penned the most recent version of the script.



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Naomi Novik, author of Del Rey's classic Temeraire series, makes a return appearance on Fictional Frontiers.  Generating incredible buzz in advance of its May release, Naomi is here to discuss her latest fantasy novel: Uprooted.


James Berardinelli, the nation's best online film critic and founder of ReelViews (, returns in his bimonthly segment on Fictional Frontiers.  James looks back at Star Wars Celebration, and ahead to what Star Wars: The  Force Awakens means for genre entertainment.
























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