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After it's 3rd week at the cinemas, the info regarding Heisei Rider Vs Showa Rider: Kamen Rider War Feat. Super Sentai's box office performance has been announced.
X Japan's Yoshiki to Perform for Saint Seiya CG Film's Theme

X Japan's leader Yoshiki (48) contributes and renders his voice for the theme of the upcoming Saint Seiya: Legend of sanctuary CG film. It has also been revealed that the song would be heard in every country that would be releasing this first Saint Seiya film in a decade.

"Hero (Yoshiki Classical Version)" has been written by Yoshiki himself for the film. Violet UK's female vocalist Katie Fritzgerald, would be singing the ballad while Yoshiki himself gets into the piano work. In fact, Yoshiki had watched the film before he produced the song being a self-professed anime fan. He put himself on deep thoughts about the kind of song that would perfectly match the film upon deciding to write this ballad. In addition, he said that the song has the hero's motif with beautiful melody that will bring great impact to the listener's heart.

The song will be unveiled on Yoshiki's 10-country, 13-city tour, "#Yoshiki Classical World Tour part 1" as it begins on April 25th at Costa Mesa, California.

This popular Sanctuary arc is the one to adapted from Kuromada Masami's original Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga of "Bronze Saints vs. Gold Saints." Also, both the official website and trailer contains the following quotation from the mangaka himself: "The Seiya legend began here."

Satou Keiichi (Tiger & Bunny, Ashura) is in-charge of the project, while Kuromada is credited still as the original creator and chief production supervisor. It is also him who gave the film's title. Aside form that, the screenplay is written by the scriptwriter of the six Tiger & Bunny episode, Suzuki Tomohiro.

The film is scheduled to open in Japan on June 21st and will be shown also in Mexico and Peru this year.

via Anime News Network | Oricon
New Characters For Kamen Rider Battride Wars II

Bandai Games has announced that more characters from various Kamen Rider series/movies will be appearing in the upcoming Kamen Rider Battride Wars II game!
Details of Heroes Features Gaim Kachidoki Arms, Gaim #1 Arms & Baron Lemon Energy Arms

Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms, Gaim #1 Arms, and Kamen Rider Baron Lemon Energy Arms were featured in the latest edition of Details of Heroes. Two of these forms has already made their appearance in the Kamen Rider Gaim TV series exvept for Gaim #1 Arms.

By the use of the Kachidoki Lock Seed, Gaim was able to transform into Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms which is fully equipped with the DJ Gun and flagpoles that could also serve as weapons. Also, upon using the Showa Rider Lock Seed, he can turn into Kamen Rider Gain #1 as it was inspired by Kamen Rider #1.

On the other hand, as Baron uses the Genesis Driver together with the Lemon Energy Lock Seed, he could transform into Kamen Rider Baron Lemon Energy Arms which is equipped with the sonic Arrow.

via OrendsRange | Fruit Rider News (link 2)
1st Teaser Streamed for Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone Anime Film

The first teaser for the upcoming Lupin the III film, "Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" has begun streaming on Friday and alongside with it is a new key visual. In fact, the teaser trailer, the new key visual and the film's official website carry the same tagline, "So long, Jigen."

Lupin: Can you make it?
Jigen: Who are you talking to? Do you think that I will be beaten? In the end, you're a business partner, not a friend.
Lupin: Oh, yeah? Suit yourself.
Text: So long, Jigen.
Text: Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone

The film revolves around Lupin and Jigen infiltrating East Doroa in order to get the secret treasure Little Comet. A singer fromt East Doroa by the name of Queen Malta has just been assassinated in the neighboring West Doroa causing tension at the border. Successfully, the duo was able to steal the Little Comet, but then a sniper almost got Jigen while get away from the scene. With that, Jigen faced a powerful nemy by the name of Okuzaki Yael known to be an assassin who prepares graves for his targets before killing them. There is also a rumor that no one has survived after he makes a grave for whoever his target is.

Film producer Kiyozono Yu (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine) stated, "I want to continue to create even more spinoffs with a new, cool Lupin III." In line with that, film director Isshi Katsuhiko (Redline) lends his strength as the film's creative adviser while Takahashi Yuuya (Tiger & Bunny) is in-charge of writing the screenplay, and Shimoji James (Redline) takes his role for the music.

Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone will last for 51 minutes and will have a limited special screening at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater from June 21-27.

via Anime News Network
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