Nintendo currently filming something at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood

Looks like Nintendo is up to something at CityWalk Hollywood. Signs like this are in the area, letting people know that they might be captured on film. Could this be something for the upcoming Universal/Nintendo theme park collab? Hopefully we find out what they're up to soon!

Thanks to Lee5 for the heads up!

UPDATE - Here's another pic of what's going on, thanks to user Magitroopa.

A specific Pokemon anime episode will not air stateside, marking the first time this has happened since 2002

Disney XD is looking to avoid any potential anger or outrage by passing over an episode of the Pokemon anime series. Ep. 64 in the Sun and Moon series is called "Touchdown of Friendship!!” where Ash ends up quite attached to a group of Passimian. In order to protect the group of Passimian, Ash not only starts acting/moving like them, he also gets his face painted black to look more like the Pokemon.

Disney XD is most likely afraid that the imagery in this episode will be likened to blackface, which is why they're skipping over it altogether.

Mega Man: Fully Charged animated series premiering at Comic-Con

"Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (CAPCOM, video game producer, Mega Man, Asura's Wrath), Man of Action (creators of Ben 10 and the team and characters of Big Hero 6), and Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative and animated production, Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2D series)) give a behind-the-scenes peek into the production of this new animated show, aimed at kids 5 to 11.

Celebrating the 30-year legacy of this iconic, game-based character, the panelists will discuss the background and creative evolution of the new series, followed by screening of never-before-seen footage from the show, coming soon to Cartoon Network."

Mega Man: Fully Charged footage will be part of the Mega Man panel on Friday, July 20th at 6:00 pm in Room 25ABC. Let's hope the debut wows us all in a good way!

Nintendo to give "serious thought" on how to expand into China

Coming from Nintendo's shareholders meeting...

Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Festival - first details shared

- taking place at three different malls in Japan from July 13 to August 26, 2018
- events include Stamp Rally, Restaurant Fair, and Let’s Draw A Picture, Everyone
- Stamp Rally will be at Landmark Plaza (home of Pokemon Center Yokohama), MARKIS Minato Mirai (a Pokemon Center branch office will be set up for the duration of the campaign), and Sunshine City (home of Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo)
- participants will have to collect stamps from 4 locations in the Yokohama area or 4 locations in the Ikebukuro area
- collect enough stamps to earn the following:

Eevee Sun Visor (for all participants)
Eevee’s Accessory – 12 to collect, attachable on sun visor. Random design will be given (4 points)
Special Clear File (receive stamps from 4 locations in the Yokohama/Ikebukuro area or stamps from all 8 locations. Spend 2000 yen at Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo or Pokemon Center Yokohama to receive)
Random Pokemon Prizes (8 points)

- Restaurant Fair will be organized at MARKIS Minato Mirai and Sunshine City
- order select items from participating restaurants to receive an original sticker
- stickers available are as follows:

MARKIS Minato Mirai – Series 1 (July 20 – August 9)
MARKIS Minato Mirai – Series 2 (August 10 – September 2)
Sunshine City – Series 1 (July 13 – August 9)
Sunshine City – Series 2 (August 10 – September 2)

Google Japan accidentally labels Ubisoft's Davide Soliani as Shigeru Miyamoto

If you're on Google Japan and you do a search for Shigeru Miyamoto, you'll get the details seen above. There are indeed some pics of Miyamoto there, but the main image is of Ubisoft's Davide Soliani, the man behind Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Looks like all the attention Soliani got after Mario + Rabbids' reveal has raised his status quite a bit!

Netflix's Castlevania gets a premiere date for the second season

While it's quite a wait to get to the second season, the timing does seem appropriate. With people in the mood for scary fodder around Halloween, Castlevania should be the perfect pick for viewing. Let's hope the second season is just as good as the first!