Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aya Hisakawa Join Ghost in the Shell Arise Cast
posted on 2014-04-21 02:35 EDT
Suzuki plays Motoko's lover, Shunsuke Sakuya replaces late Tomoyuki Dan as Ishikawa, Ai Kayano plays agent
Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Aya Hisakawa, Ai Kayano, and Shunsuke Sakuya are joining the cast of the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime for the third episode, which will play in Japanese theaters on June 28. Suzuki will play the new character Akira Hose, Motoko Kusanagi's lover. A new facet of Motoko will be revealed through this custom-made cyborg engineer.
Hisakawa will play another new character, Dr. Zhinzhee Bekka Arr Thied of the Republic of Kuzan's government water enterprise.
Kayano will play Emma, a new agent scouted by the 501 Organization.
Shunsuke Sakuya will play Ishikawa after Ishikawa's first voice actor in this anime, Tomoyuki Dan, passed away last October.
Sean Lennon, the son of the late musician John Lennon and artist Yoko Ono, co-created the ending theme song for Ghost in the Shell Arise border: 3 Ghost Tears with the anime's composer Keigo Oyamada (also known as Cornelius). Cornelius revealed that the episode has a contract killer who falls in love with his target, a cyborg.
Ghost in the Shell Arise border: 3 Ghost Tears will open in Japan on June 28, and it finally assembles all the members of the team. Funimation licensed the four-part anime and released the first episode in a special imported edition in August. The company plans to screen the first two episodes in a limited theatrical run later this year. The company is also offering the special-edition release prior to its typical English-language home video release.
Pokémon XY Episode About Sunken Passenger Ship Delayed
posted on 2014-04-21 13:30 EDT
South Korean ferry sank on Wednesday with hundreds dead or missing
The official website for the Pokémon XY television series announced on Monday that the previously scheduled episode for Thursday, April 24, "Kaitei no Shiro! Kuzumō to Doramidoro!!" (Castle at the Bottom of the Ocean! Skrelp and Dragalge!!), has been delayed indefinitely "due to circumstances."
A South Korean ferry sank off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday. Of the 462 passengers, including 325 high school students, 87 have been confirmed dead and 215 remain missing.
In the episode, Ash (Satoshi) is fishing on the Muraille Coast when he pulls in a Skrelp that inflicts Pikachu with a deadly poison. A passing married couple is able to provide an antidote. The couple are underwater archaeologists who are looking for sunken ship in the area so Ash and his friends decide to help, but Team Rocket also comes looking for the ship's treasure.
The episode that will play instead is "Shōyō Gym Ikusa! Pikachu tai Chigoras!!" (Cyllage Gym Battle! Pikachu vs. Tyrunt!!). Pokémon XY airs Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Japan.