Praise Red Saber! “Fate/Grand Order” Celebrates The Arts This Fall With Nero Festival Redux ~2016 Autumn~

New “F/GO” figures also go on sale

It’s time once again (or the first time really, but play along with the game’s fiction) for Emperor Nero Claudius’ Autumn Festival. Here, Servants from smartphone RPG Fate/Grand Order battle each other for prizes and the honor of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka “Red Saber,” “Aka Seiba” for “Fate/EXTRA Playable Saber”) in a grand tournament. And, of course, there are new illustrations for this great patron of the arts.

Crunchyroll Adds “Bloodivores” Anime to Fall 2016 Simulcast Lineup

First episode premieres on October 1 at 6:30am Pacific Time

Crunchyroll’s fall 2016 simulcast announcements continue with the addition of Bloodivores. Based on Bai Xiao’s popular webcomic, the series officially debuts October 1 at 6:30am Pacific Time (Saturday). Read on for more.

Prison Hijinks Showcased In “Nanbaka” Fall Anime Commercial

Gintama’s Shinji Takamatsu helms prison comedy

Tokuma Japan has posted their latest spot for the fall TV anime adaptation of Nanbaka, based on the prison action comedy manga by Sho Futamata (now available on Crunchyroll Manga. Hashiguchikanaderiya hugs The Super Ball perform opening “Rin! Rin! Hi! Hi!,” while the ending “Nanbaka Jailbreak Theory” is by the cast.

Black Panther’s Pride: King’s Crusade

Read through some of T’Challa’s most thrilling adventures on Marvel Unlimited to mark Black Panther’s 50th anniversary!

Christopher Priest continued to test T’Challa’s nature in the pages of BLACK PANTHER #2635 with art by Sal Velluto, Norm Breyfogle, and Jim Calafiore. This batch of issues kicked off with a reunion between the Wakandan king and his childhood sweetheart Storm after the events of Maximum Security.

While T’Challa attempted to clean up his realm, he ran afoul of Lord Ghaur of the Deviant Lemurians. Ghaur claimed the Panther held one of his people without reason and wanted the young woman returned. Due to some complicated political alliances between the likes of the Deviant Lemurians, Namor’s Atlantis and Doctor Doom, this conflict threatened to send the world into a war the likes of which it had never seen before.

Unfortunately, at this same time, T’Challa’s half-brother The White Wolf arranged for Klaw to return by way of Vibraxas, the young hero whose vibrational powers remained in flux at the time. As the Marvel Kings continued their conflict, Klaw did his level best to cause his own heaps of trouble. Thanks to some clever thinking by both T’Challa and Everett K. Ross, they silenced the drums of war. However, opinions toward Wakanda and its monarch remained less than high, especially after he nearly killed Klaw in front of a crowd.

More than anyone, though, Malice wanted to take a pound of flesh from T’Challa and would have succeeded if he hadn’t hired the likes of Dakota North to keep Monica Lynne safe. As you might expect, he also had his own intricate plan to stop the former Dora Milaje from killing other people he loved.

With the immediate threat of Malice snuffed out for the time being, the Panther then focused on Man-Ape’s rejuvenated plans to reinstate his clan, the Jabari. The would be leader also revealed the Queen, Panther’s latest Dora Milaje, as his cousin and also the blood-defined leader of their clan. This fight with Man-Ape ended with a huge cliffhanger as the villain unveiled the supposed original Black Panther suspended in a block of ice!

Secrets of Wakanda 

Between yesterday’s entry where we witnessed Man-Ape’s first appearance and this more modern one, we’ve gotten to know aspects of M’Baku, but far from the whole story. After his apparent death in AVENGERS #62, Man-Ape came back to life thanks to N’Gamo. He headed to America where he joined the Lethal Legion to take on the Avengers. He even joined up with the Masters of Evil to cause more trouble. After Priest’s run, Reginald Hudlin wrote Man-Ape into T’Challa and Strom’s wedding where a brief tiff with Spider-Man marked the event’s only altercation! Oh, and you might be wondering where he got those enhanced abilities. Well, he ate the flesh of a white gorilla.

Black Panther’s Pride: King’s Crusade

Read through some of T’Challa’s most thrilling adventures on Marvel Unlimited to mark Black Panther’s 50th anniversary!

Christopher Priest continued to test T’Challa’s nature in the pages of BLACK PANTHER #2635 with art by Sal Velluto, Norm Breyfogle, and Jim Calafiore. This batch of issues kicked off with a reunion between the Wakandan king and his childhood sweetheart Storm after the events of Maximum Security.

While T’Challa attempted to clean up his realm, he ran afoul of Lord Ghaur of the Deviant Lemurians. Ghaur claimed the Panther held one of his people without reason and wanted the young woman returned. Due to some complicated political alliances between the likes of the Deviant Lemurians, Namor’s Atlantis and Doctor Doom, this conflict threatened to send the world into a war the likes of which it had never seen before.

Unfortunately, at this same time, T’Challa’s half-brother The White Wolf arranged for Klaw to return by way of Vibraxas, the young hero whose vibrational powers remained in flux at the time. As the Marvel Kings continued their conflict, Klaw did his level best to cause his own heaps of trouble. Thanks to some clever thinking by both T’Challa and Everett K. Ross, they silenced the drums of war. However, opinions toward Wakanda and its monarch remained less than high, especially after he nearly killed Klaw in front of a crowd.

More than anyone, though, Malice wanted to take a pound of flesh from T’Challa and would have succeeded if he hadn’t hired the likes of Dakota North to keep Monica Lynne safe. As you might expect, he also had his own intricate plan to stop the former Dora Milaje from killing other people he loved.

With the immediate threat of Malice snuffed out for the time being, the Panther then focused on Man-Ape’s rejuvenated plans to reinstate his clan, the Jabari. The would be leader also revealed the Queen, Panther’s latest Dora Milaje, as his cousin and also the blood-defined leader of their clan. This fight with Man-Ape ended with a huge cliffhanger as the villain unveiled the supposed original Black Panther suspended in a block of ice!

Secrets of Wakanda 

Between yesterday’s entry where we witnessed Man-Ape’s first appearance and this more modern one, we’ve gotten to know aspects of M’Baku, but far from the whole story. After his apparent death in AVENGERS #62, Man-Ape came back to life thanks to N’Gamo. He headed to America where he joined the Lethal Legion to take on the Avengers. He even joined up with the Masters of Evil to cause more trouble. After Priest’s run, Reginald Hudlin wrote Man-Ape into T’Challa and Strom’s wedding where a brief tiff with Spider-Man marked the event’s only altercation! Oh, and you might be wondering where he got those enhanced abilities. Well, he ate the flesh of a white gorilla.

Follow the History of the Black Panther Pt. 20

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

After unwittingly participating in a S.H.I.E.L.D. Life Model Decoy test in MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #148, the Black Panther brought four young heroes together—Psi-Lord, Huntara, Vibraxas, and Devlor—to form a new team in FANTASTIC FORCE #1. The group acquitted themselves well against the Panther’s longtime foe, Klaw, in their first outing.

Returning to his native Wakanda in FANTASTIC FORCE #4, T’Challa expressed surprise that his government decided to revive a vibranium research facility that proved unsafe in the past. His protests grew more strident in FANTASTIC FORCE #5 as his young charges back in the States battled the Super-Adaptoid.

In FANTASTIC FOUR #400, the Black Panther participated in an all-out struggle between the Celestials and the Watchers, and fought against opponents plucked from different points in the timestream. Afterward, he attended the funeral of his believed-dead friend, Reed Richards.

T’Challa landed in New York City in FANTASTIC FORCE #10, angry over his protégé Vibraxas’ killing of a street thug and Franklin Richards’ leadership over the team the Panther funded. Mollified somewhat by Franklin handing the reins over to Johnny Storm, The Black Panther joined in a struggle with Lord Moses and his agents in FANTASTIC FORCE #11.

Following the Moses incident, T’Challa traveled with his team to the other-worldly Elsewhen to aid Psi-Lord against the armies of Vangaard in FANTASTIC FORCE #12. Back on Earth, he stopped a mind-controlled She-Hulk during her raid on a museum in FANTASTIC FORCE #13, and, after welcoming her to the group, flew back to Wakanda for the trial of Vibraxas and the deepening situation with the small nation’s Vibranium Research Facility.

Follow the History of the Black Panther Pt. 20

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

After unwittingly participating in a S.H.I.E.L.D. Life Model Decoy test in MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #148, the Black Panther brought four young heroes together—Psi-Lord, Huntara, Vibraxas, and Devlor—to form a new team in FANTASTIC FORCE #1. The group acquitted themselves well against the Panther’s longtime foe, Klaw, in their first outing.

Returning to his native Wakanda in FANTASTIC FORCE #4, T’Challa expressed surprise that his government decided to revive a vibranium research facility that proved unsafe in the past. His protests grew more strident in FANTASTIC FORCE #5 as his young charges back in the States battled the Super-Adaptoid.

In FANTASTIC FOUR #400, the Black Panther participated in an all-out struggle between the Celestials and the Watchers, and fought against opponents plucked from different points in the timestream. Afterward, he attended the funeral of his believed-dead friend, Reed Richards.

T’Challa landed in New York City in FANTASTIC FORCE #10, angry over his protégé Vibraxas’ killing of a street thug and Franklin Richards’ leadership over the team the Panther funded. Mollified somewhat by Franklin handing the reins over to Johnny Storm, The Black Panther joined in a struggle with Lord Moses and his agents in FANTASTIC FORCE #11.

Following the Moses incident, T’Challa traveled with his team to the other-worldly Elsewhen to aid Psi-Lord against the armies of Vangaard in FANTASTIC FORCE #12. Back on Earth, he stopped a mind-controlled She-Hulk during her raid on a museum in FANTASTIC FORCE #13, and, after welcoming her to the group, flew back to Wakanda for the trial of Vibraxas and the deepening situation with the small nation’s Vibranium Research Facility.