Differences in marketing from the United States to overseas are actually pretty commonplace. Some are more egregious than others, both humorously and unpleasantly. The changes are made for a variety of reasons due to language, culture, or style. And this begs the question: How much of an impact do these title changes make on the people who see them?
Earlier this month, Crunchyroll reported on a teaser video which hinted that the 20th installment in the Detective Conan series of anime theatrical films was coming our way. Now this speculation appears to be confirmed, because a new teaser visual (below) has been released along with the official title of the 20th film: Detective Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare (“Nightmare of Pure Black”)!
Gojira. Godzilla. The undisputed heavyweight Kaiju champ. Quite literally a force of nature. The movie that came out this Summer rebooted him for world audiences, and was the first time, IMHO, that an American studio did justice to him. This year is the 60th anniversary of his Japanese debut, and the celebration has been going on all year in Japan.
After finishing Trigun Maximum in 2007, Yasuhiro Nightow launched Bloodline Battlefront as a one-shot manga story in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in May of 2008. He then turned it into a three-part mini-series called Kekkai Sensen -Mafūgai Kessha- in the same magazine in 2009. Since then, the story has become a regular series in Jump, with Shueisha publishing the ninth compiled book volume in June.