ANIME EXPO 2018: Live-Action GUNDAM Movie is Being Co-Produced by Sunrise and Legendary Entertainment

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Sunrise President & CEO Yasuo Miyakawa revealed that Sunrise will be working in partnership alongside Legendary Entertainment on the first official live-action Gundam movie. Legendary’s Executive Vice President of Production, Cale Boyter, and Bandai Namco President Mitsuaki Taguchi also appeared at the panel to confirm the news with former Bandai Entertainment Director of Marketing and current Legendary Comics’ Senior Vice President of Publishing, Robert Napton moderating the panel. Discover more info after the break. Continue reading

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ANIME EXPO 2018: I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS Anime Adaptation Coming to Theaters by Aniplex

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Theatrical Announcement

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

ANIME EXPO 2017: First Live-Action FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Trailer Reaction

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Joined by director Fumihiko Sori and actor Ryosuke Yamada, Anime Expo 2017 was host to the first full live-action trailer for Fullmetal Alchemist. The film adaptation to the beloved manga and popular anime series, this panel comes as the first ever live-action movie panel for Anime Expo. Fans were on their feet to see Yamada in the flesh who stars as the lead character, Edward Elric. Continue reading

ANIME EXPO 2017: FLCL Seasons 2 and 3 Trailer and Details Revealed

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The long awaited return of “FLCL” has finally come to fruition now that the trailer for seasons 2 and 3 were revealed at Anime Expo this week. Announced during a panel with Production I.G.’s Maki Terashima-Furuta and Toonami’s Jason DeMarco, we have come to find out that each season will be six episodes that will come some time in 2018. Continue reading

ANIME EXPO 2017: WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM Season 1 Premiere

ANIME EXPO 2017 WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM Season 1 Premiere

My expectations were up in the air as I settled in for the world premiere of Yoshimi Itazu’s anime adaptation of the popular manga “Welcome to the Ballroomin the crowded events hall of Anime Expo 2017. While my familiarity with the series’ production companies – Production I.G. and Pony Canyon – lies inherently behind Attack on Titan, I’ve never explored the world of sports anime genre, nor did I ever think that I would be sitting down to digest one about ballroom dancing. Continue reading

Anime Expo 2016 Cosplay Photo Gallery

Anime Expo 2016 Cosplay Photo Gallery

Otakus from across the land have gathered to Los Angeles for Anime Expo 2016. And we’ve got the cosplay photo gallery of this year’s creative cosplayers. Continue reading