Takanori Aki, Hiroaki Matsuura, Max Watanabe to appear on panel with huke
Boy helps one of several aspring maiden knights win tournaments in academy
Dan Scanlon is a comparative babe in the Pixar woods, having helmed a pair of shorts and worked on various creative teams. The top brass have been impressed, however, because this summer, they have entrusted him with directing Monsters University, the highly anticipated sequel to Monsters Inc. During the press day at Pixar’s Emeryville headquarters...
"Mole's Adventure" to air again after 55 years on July 21
Jun Watanabe's mystery manga about young man searching for truth about father
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• Capcom Polls Fan Support for Physical Ace Attorney 5 Release
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Munpei Takagi stars in story by Warriors of Tao & R-16's Shinya Kuwahara
Kill Me Baby, Saiyuki anime; Utsubora, final Children of the Sea manga; Dissociation of Haruhi novel to ship
Adam Gibbs, Clint Bickham lead tsuritama dub cast; Monica Rial, Greg Ayres lead 'Another' dub cast
GEN Manga has released the complete 156-page collected edition of Kosuke Kabaya’s mixture of charming and morose speculative romantic sci-fi manga Android Angels. The “doujin” manga depicts a future world in which consumers can easily rent android companions, but only for a three-year span, leading to questions about the morality of erasing the memories of [...]
FUNimation has announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to the upcoming four-part Ghost in the Shell: Arise OVA series. FUNimation will initially release the series in a [presumably series of] limited-edition of 2,500 imported copies of the English subtitled Japanese Blu-ray, with an English translated booklet, before later producing a conventional domestic home video [...]
Canadian animation producer/distributor Nelvana has announced plans to sponsor the production of an additional two made-for-North-America Beyblade television series. The 13-episode “BeyRaiderz Shogun” will tentatively premiere next spring. “BeyWarriors Cyborg” will follow in fall 2014 with 26-episodes and two hour-long specials. Production of the new series will be supervised in Japan by d-rights. The new [...]
A film print of the nearly nine-minute-long color anime TV special Mogura no Aventure (Mole’s Adventure) was discovered last February in a warehouse in NTV’s Ikuta Studio in Kawasaki City. The short anime was originally broadcast on the NTV network on October 15, 1958. The first ever color anime feature film, Toei’s Hakujaden, also premiered [...]
The advertising obi found on new copies of the seventh collected volume of Adachitoka’s supernatural romantic adventure manga Noragami reveals that the series will be getting an anime television series adaptation. The manga that premiered in 2011 revolves around a lowly, insignificant god who rescues a human high-school girl, thereby indebting her to become his [...]
During last weekend’s “Love Live! μ’s 3rd Anniversary Love Live!” publicity event, a second season of the Love Live! television anime was announced for broadcast next spring. The 13-episode high-school-girl-idol-singers series aired from January to April of this year. Source: Anime News Network
The homepage for the Space Pirate Captain Harlock feature film has released a full trailer. Toei Animation & director Shinji (Appleseed) Aramaki’s CG feature adaptation of Leiji Matsumoto’s 1978 anime television series is scheduled to hit Japanese theaters on September 7.
A teaser trailer has revealed that the fourth Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume (Secret Society Eagle Talon) feature film will premiere this fall. Flash animation studio DLE Inc. is animating Taka no Tsume GO ~Yoshida, Himitsu Kessha Yameru tte yo~ (Eagle Talon GO ~Yoshida Said He’s Going to Quit the Secret Society~). The “Eagle Talon” [...]
Card game developer Bushiroad has announced that an anime based on its upcoming Future Card Buddyfight trading card game will premiere next spring. The CCG will be released simultaneously in Japan and North America next January. Source: Anime News Network
Amusement machine company Daiichi has announced that its new Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Itadaki pachinko machine will display the original “Matsuri Bayashi” and “Yoigoshi” anime stories. The “Yoigoshi” (Beyond Midnight) story in particular will be the first Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime to be set in the Heisei era. The anime, based on [...]
009-1: The End of the Beginning, a live-action adaptation of the late Shotaro Ishinomori’s 1967 sci-fi espionage action manga, will hit Japanese theaters on September 7. Koichi Sakamoto (Daikaiju Battle: Ultra Ginga Densetsu the Movie) directs Mayuko Iwasa (Detective Conan, Nodame Cantabile) playing Mylene Hoffman, the cyborg secret agent 009-1. The manga was previously adapted [...]
Question: I know it’s probably not wise to speculate, but what are your hopes or expectations, if any, for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Arise prequel/reboot? As a franchise that set both Japanese and international fans on edge before achieving new greats when it expanded to become a two-season TV series and with the [...]
Initial D, Evangelion: 3.33, Maaya Sakamoto, documentary with Girls & Panzer tie-in, Genki Genki Nontan rank
AKB48, Maaya Sakamoto, Mamoru Miyano, Evangelion 3:33, Yamato 2199 top charts
Billy Crystal was a stand-up comic in New York when he scored his first big break, playing Jodie Dallas in the hit TV sit-com Soap. The role was truly ground-breaking – the first openly gay recurring character in television &ndash...