Good afternoon, we’re going to have a special edition of This Week In The Nerd Fandom. Here are several big topics that have been going on recently, and be sure to check out the relaunch of the Patreon Page, a new poll has been released for the next Comic Book Series you would like to see reviewed as a Patreon Exclusive.
Chainsaw Man, Bleach is among 2022’s Most Pirated Series according to a new Variety Report
In a new special report from Variety’s Intelligence Platform and Piracy Research Firm, Muso revealed that the recent anime series Chainsaw Man and Bleach were amongst the most pirated series in the United States. Joining the ranks of HBO’s Game of Thrones Prequel Series, House of Dragons, and Amazon Studios’ Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season One. Fun fact, Anime Titles make up about 50% of the most pirated series in the US last year. Also, the most pirated film in the United States was Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
- House of Dragons, Season One 17%
- Chainsaw Man, Season One 13%
- Running Man, Season One 12%
- Rick and Morty, Season Six 12%
- Moon Knight, Season One 9%
- Bleach, Season One 6%
- The Eminence in Shadow 8%
- The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, Season One 7%
- Spy X Family, Season One 7%
- The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season Two 6%
Bushiroad Announces That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vol. 3 Booster Set
Another surprising announcement recently comes from Bushiroad, this time adapting That Time I Got Reincarnated As Slime for another Booster Set. It will be set to release on July 21st, 2023, and will feature hot-stamped cards signed by Miho Okasaki (Rimuru), Tomoaki Maeno (Veldora), Makoto Furukawa (Benimaru), Sayaka Senbongi (Shuna). MAO (Shion), Rina Hidaka (Milim), Atsumi Tanezaki (Mjurran), and Taiki Kawakami, the mangaka of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. There are 100 total types of cards plus 50 types of parallels in this set. For more information on this announcement, head over to ICv2, and to Weiß Schwarz. Pre-orders are now available and end on March 10th, 2023.
It’s The Justice League and Team RWBY Teaming up in Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen
De-Aged Superheroes, Huntsmen, and Super Powered Grimm. Not one of the strangest ideas from DC Comics but doesn’t have a strong approach to being memorable either. Warner Bros. Animation and Rooster Teeth are bringing together a brand-new animated film, set to be released on April 25th, 2023 on Digital Platforms, Blu-Ray, and 4K HD.
In this variation, the Justice League Consists of Superman (Chandler Riggs), Batman (Nat Wolff), Wonder Woman (Natalie Alyn Lind), Vixen (Ozioma Akagha), The Flash/Barry Allen (David Errigo Jr.), Green Lantern (Jeannie Tirado), and Cyborg (Tru Valentino). As for the RWBY cast, we have Ruby (Lindsay Camp), Weiss (Kara Eberle), Blake (Arryn Zech), Pyrrha (Barbara Dunkelman), Glynda (Tiana Camacho), Oscar (Aaron Dismuke), Jacques (Jason Douglas), Nora (Samantha Ireland), Jaune (Miles Luna), Professor Ozpin (Shannon McCormick), Lie Ren (Neath Oum), Kali (Tara Platt).
Eida finally makes her appearance in the Boruto: Naruto Generations Anime Series
If you have been keeping up with the manga, then you’re familiar with this lady, Eida. For those who aren’t, Eida is a Cyborg who has been cryogenically frozen and modified by Armado. She made her appearance in the most recent episode of Boruto, and soon, her brother Daemon will be close behind.
After a hellacious time of being Eobard Thawne, The Flash Gets a New Trailer During The Superbowl
As a fan of the Superhero, The Flash, I was originally excited about a new film focusing on the Scarlet Speedster until the main actor portraying Barry Allen ended up hurting not only their movie but also ruining their career as unintentionally acting as the Flash’s Arch Nemesis, Eobard Thawne, The Reverse Flash in a weird crime spree. A new trailer made its debut at tonight’s Super Bowl Game, bringing Michael Keaton’s Batman, the debut of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, and the return of Michael Shannon’s General Zod.
According to James Gunn, the Flash is expected to be a major player in DC’s Onscreen Stories, ahead of the reboot. Andy Muschietti, best known for directing 2017’s “It” and its sequel, helms “The Flash.” The script was written by Christina Hodson and produced by Michael Disco and Barbara Muschietti. The film is set to premiere on June 16th.
The Mario Bros. Are Number One, In A Number Two Business in the Newest Commercial
Captain Lou would be proud. The newest promotion for the Super Mario Bros. Movie pays homage to the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! They recreated the classic song with a brand-new commercial promoting their Plumbing Service. And it includes a special website, complete with a contact number and testimonials! The Super Mario Bros Movie will premiere on April 7th in the US, and on April 28th in Japan.
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