Tag "anime"

Pretty Packaging: Anime Limited's Second KILL LA KILL Boxset

It's been a few months since the release of Anime Limited's first Kill La Kill boxset (reviewed here and seen in detail here), so the wait has been long, but finally the second one out of three has arrived. These... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fan-Animated STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER Lets The Empire Strike Back

Filling in for our resident Jedi Master Jason Gorber, the once vibrant pre-teen Star Wars fan in me is just giddy over animator Paul Johnson's stellar, 80s Anime-inspired short film Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Fans of the classic Star Wars... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Full ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM Trailer Promises A Glossy Oddity

Matsui Yusei's manga Assassination Classroom is every bit as odd as the premise suggests. The story of a bright yellow, octopus-like alien creature that arrives on Earth after having destroyed most of the moon and announces he will soon do... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: GIOVANNI'S ISLAND Ultimate Edition Hits The Soul

Nishikubo Mizuho's film Giovanni's Island is picking up awards by the truckload all over the world, and is currently a nominee in the upcoming Japan Academy Prizes. And rightly so, if our man-in-Japan Christopher is to be believed. He called... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Rest In Peace, Origa

Earlier today, Anime News Network alerted its readers that Russian-born singer Olga Vitalevna Yakovleva, better known as Origa, has died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer. Origa was very popular in Japan, and known worldwide for singing the opening... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM: Korosensei Arrives In The Live Action Teaser

In a land replete with things that make one arch an eyebrow and say, "Hmm?", Matsui Yusei's manga Assassination Classroom still manages to cut through the sheer volume of weird things stocking manga shelves to make you think, "Well, that's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: PATEMA INVERTED Gets A Release Worth Flipping Over

For the last months, Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. has been churning out classy Limited Edition after classy Limited Edition, and the end is not yet in sight if their announcements are to be believed. But even among their great current... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

PARASYTE 2 Teaser Hints At More Mutant Action

The first part of Yamazaki Takashi's adaptation of Iwaaki Hitoshi's scifi-horror manga Parasyte has been racking up huge business at the Japanese box office and now production house Toho are looking to build on that success with a teaser for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: KILL LA KILL Kicks Ass And Has A UK Boxset

(For those with a sailor-suit fetish and/or a certain sense of humor, Christmas sure has arrived early...) Confession time: when the first trailer and images of the anime series Kill La Kill appeared on the Internet last year, I thought... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: Anime Limited's KILL LA KILL Boxset

Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. impressed people with their announced releases this year, of several titles new and old, movies and series. Now that we finally see those releases roll out, it's time to be impressed again. Last month we saw... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Check These Insane Studio Ghibli Releases From Madman

(OK, that title was meant as a pun of sorts, as these are some of the sanest editions I've ever seen...) Is there any film studio in the world who can match Studio Ghibli's stellar track record? Maybe not,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Book Review: Miyazaki Hayao's PRINCESS MONONOKE: THE FIRST STORY

This year, the legendary animation director Miyazaki Hayao got an honorary Academy Award for his stellar work in film. For the past thirty years he has been responsible for a string of films which range from very great to awesome,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch A Mitt Full Of TV Spots For Yamazaki's Live Action PARASYTE

Fresh from its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival - where our own Christopher O'Keeffe saw and reviewed it - a quartet of TV spots for Japanese VFX wizard Yamazaki Takashi's live action adaptation of popular manga Parasyte... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Yamamoto Eiichi's 70s Erotic Anime BELLADONNA OF SADNESS Is Being Restored For US Release

Los Angeles based distributor Cinelicious Pics has been turning heads over the last few months. The brand-new company may have licensed only a few titles yet, but those include some Twitch favorites, like for example Ragnar Bragason's Metalhead, and Anurag... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: GURREN LAGANN ULTIMATE EDITION Blu-ray Drills A Hole In The Heavens

(Such a crazy-good edition for such an insane series can only be fitting...) Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. has managed quite some scoops upon start-up: their first Blu-ray release last year was Cowboy Bebop, and in February they were the first... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Book Review: MASAAKI YUASA SKETCHBOOK FOR ANIMATION PROJECTS

(Book titles don't get more truthfully descriptive than that...) One of the most distinctly unique talents working in animation, Japanese artist Yuasa Masaaki has had quite some coverage on the Twitch site. You can say we're big fans of his... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Scarlett Johansson Touted For Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

It was previously reported that The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was in talks to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of influential Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell. Deadline has now reported that Robbie is no longer up... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Camera Japan Review: SHORT PEACE Has Great Shorts But No Peace

(Otomo Katsuhiro once again searches for beauty in violence and destruction, and this time he has brought some friends...) Seeing anime on a big screen is always a special affair in the Netherlands, and there are only a few... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Full PARASYTE Trailer Plays Like MEN IN BLACK With Added Decapitations

I suppose it would have been foolish for anyone familiar with Yamazaki Takashi's previous work to have hoped that the helmer of the Always series, a director who has consistently gunned for the broadest possible audience, would have taken a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER Delivers Funny Anime-Fast-Food

(If you thought curly fries were the most twisted thing in fast food, think again...) This week, the hit anime The Devil is a Part-Timer will be released in Australia and New Zealand, courtesy of local distributor Siren Visual. Known... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
 
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