VIZ Media, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, thrilled fans during its official Anime Expo 2018 panel as it announced the acquisition of the MEGALOBOX anime series along with details about several new publishing acquisitions including NieR: Automata: Short Story Long and Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection. More info after the break. Continue reading
Aniplex of America revealed at their industry panel at Anime Expo 2018 that they will be bringing their anime film I Want to Eat Your Pancreas to theaters in the near future. Based on Yoru Sumino’s award-winning novel of the same name, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas will be produced by Studio VOLN (“Idol Incidents;” “Ushio & Tora”) and directed by Shinichiro Ushijima (“Hunter x Hunter;” “One Punch Man”) with Yuichi Oka (“Eromanga Sensei;” “To-Love Ru”) serving as both character designer and chief animation director. More info after the break. Continue reading
One of the most highly anticipated events of Anime Expo, the My Hero Academia Movie: Two Heroes world premiere, did not disappoint its fans, many of whom began lining the perimeter of the convention center at 3am in hopes of receiving one of the limited attendee wristbands that would grant access to the event. Set between the second and third seasons of My Hero Academia, the movie takes place on the man made, technologically advanced ‘I-Island,’ which is known not only for it’s impenetrable security system, but for it’s open policy of quirk usage. Check out our review after the jump! Continue reading
Scarlett Johansson has enjoyed an immense amount of success, recently portraying S.H.I.E.L.D.’s femme fatale, Black Widow in several Marvel Studios movies. Her other action film, Lucy, also proved to be a triumphant venture into action films, grossing over $126 million in the U.S. Johansson is continuing to follow her action film trend with a film adaptation of the beloved anime, Ghost in the Shell. Learn more about her role after the break.
On the final day at Jump Festa 2105, during the Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Super Stage event, a new trailer was revealed along with the announcement of new characters, the voice actors, and the bands who will be performing the opening and end credit theme songs for the anime series. For anyone who loves food, this wacky shōnen series will absolutely take the cake. Check out the trailer after the break. Continue reading
The long-awaited live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan inches one step closer to actualization as the first character posters reveal the cast in full costume. This is our first official glimpse of how the film intends to accurately portray the highly celebrated anime series. Mirroring its epic nature, these posters do the characters justice with incredibly matching gear and uniforms. Check out all 13 posters after the break. Continue reading
Much like Willy Wonka, opening his chocolate factory to five golden ticket claimers, Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away; Howl’s Moving Castle; Princess Mononoke) has given audiences an in-depth look within the halls of Studio Ghibli in the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. Offering incredible insights into one of the most celebrated animation studios in the world, fans will be overjoyed to see not only the animation process, but also gain a unique perspective of Miyazaki himself. Continue reading
Even without a Pixar release this year, 2014 has been a great for animation fans. We have been graced with the likes of The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Ernest & Celestine, and The Boxtrolls, just to name a few. GKIDS, one of the leading distributors of Japanese anime to North American audiences, is set to release three new gems on November 11, Patema Inverted, Welcome to the Space Show, and Nocturna. Learn more after the break.
After the recent announcement of an HD release of Cowboy Bebop, one of the most celebrated animes of our generation, it was only a matter of time before more details came rolling out. FUNimation has now released an official trailer along with special features details and premium edition artwork first looks. Check them out after the break. Continue reading
Okay. Three. Two. One. Let’s jam! Funimation announced today their plans to rerelease, in beautiful HD, one of the most celebrated anime series of our time, Cowboy Bebop. Since its original run from 1997 to 1998, nothing has truly compared to this hip, futuristic space western noir. After the jump, check out what special features come packaged with the premium edition when it releases on December 16. Continue reading