It looks like fans of the hit anime series "Tokyo Ghoul" will once again have to be a little more patient while waiting for Season 3 as rumors have it that the premier date has been pushed back, the reason of which is due to insufficient source material to come up with a good storyline.
And because it's almost halfway through 2016, there no longer is a chance for the new season to air this year. Therefore, it likely will air in early 2017, provided the writers and creators of the series will be able to gather sufficient manga materials to make up one season.
Well, one reason why there's been a lot of delay for season 3 is that there was some criticism in Season 2 after some episodes clearly had redundant scenes, a sign that the storytellers may have ran out of ideas. more >>
It didn't take long for Chinese smart phone manufacturer Huawei to finally join the bandwagon in integrating virtual reality to their consumer products. During an event in Shanghai where its two flagship phones – P9 and P9 Plus were announced, the crowd was treated with a surprise with the unveiling of the Huawei VR.
A report from Forbes says that the new VR headset from the Chinese electronics brand actually looks very similar to the industry leader, Samsung's Gear VR headset and that the new device is actually exclusive for the two P9 smartphones. So it made perfect sense to make a surprise announcement during the same time the new phones were unveiled, giving consumers more reason to be interested.
Also, the headset is said to be also compatible to the Huawei Mate 8, which certainly is good news for those who already own the earlier launched smart phone. more >>
A pair of suspected Hindu radicals attacked and beat a pastor and his pregnant wife at a church in Chhattisgarh, India, and then set a Bible and other articles inside the church on fire.
PTI reported that the men had initially identified themselves as members of another Christian denomination, and were allowed inside the Bastar church due to their desire to pray on Sunday night. After they came in, however, they beat the pastor and his wife before pouring inflammable liquid on the Bible, setting it and other religious material ablaze.
Arun Pannalal, president of Chhattisgarh's Christian Forum, claimed that the two attackers, armed with a knife, hammer, and sword, are members of a radical Hindu organization. more >>
Episode 39 of "Dragon Ball Super" was as usual epic and action-packed, highlighted by Goku's battle with Hit reaching boiling point. Goku eventually figured out how to combat Hit's primary ability, which is to make a time jump, but it certainly looked like Hit is still making strides to improve his battle abilities. The episode also showcased something that's seen rarely in Goku, where he had no other choice but to use the Kaioken technique in order to give his Super Saiyan Blue that much needed boost, eventually giving him the advantage at the episode's end.
In the recently released trailer for Episode 40 meanwhile, Goku and Hit face each other in mid-air with their respective powers just waiting to be unleashed. Goku is already in his Super Saiyan Blue mode while challenging Hit to take the fight to him using his full power. And because Hit didn't want anything to be left out on luck, he had no other recourse but to show his most powerful technique. The preview then ends with Goku and Hit on a collision course, leaving everything hanging at that point.
The episode, titled "The Conclusion" will feature the end of the tournament versus Universe 6, with the fate of the Earth hanging in the balance. As expected though, Goku should still have enough tricks up his sleeves to overwhelm and defeat Hit in the last round of the tournament. more >>
A Christian house church leader and his wife were buried alive in China's central Henan province for protesting against the government-ordered demolition of their church, and while the man managed to escape, his wife suffocated to death.
China Aid reported on the grisly news on Monday, noting the tragedy occurred last week at Beitou Church in Zhumadian, Henan province. Communist government authorities reportedly ordered the demolition of the church after Li Jiangong, the person in charge of the church, and his wife, Ding Cuimei, refused to hand over the church grounds to a local developer.
The husband and wife decided to try and stop the demolition and stepped in front of the bulldozing crew, but were purposefully shoved into a pit, where a bulldozer covered their bodies with soil. more >>
Pastor Kong Hee of Singapore's City Harvest Church says his congregation is sending at least three relief teams to Japan to assist in recovery efforts just days after twin earthquakes killed 42 people and destroy a church his team preached at just weeks ago.
"On the night of 14 April, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale shook the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. The epicentre is at a distance of 7 km from the city of Kumamoto. My wife, Sun [Ho,] and her team were just there two weeks ago ministering at Kumamoto Harvest Church, an amazing church led by senior Pastor Rev. Yoji Nakamura," Kong wrote on Sunday in a Facebook update.
"In the town of Mashiki, near the epicentre, buildings and homes have collapsed. 44,000 people were evacuated. The church in Mashiki has completely collapsed, and the senior pastor's family members are currently hospitalized," he added. more >>