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Poster, Trailer And Images For Koike's LUPIN THE THIRD Anime

While Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been making headlines with his upcoming live action adaptation of hugely popular and long running manga and anime series Lupin The Third, his is not the only high profile new Lupin project in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The First Trailer For Yuasa's PING PONG

In an intriguing match of talents, Mind Game director Yuasa Masaaki has taken the controls of a new anime adaptation of Tekkon Kinkreet writer Matsumoto Taiyo's hugely popular coming of age sports story Ping Pong.Already the subject of an excellent... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia And New Zealand! Win Awesome Anime From Hanabee!

It's been almost two years since Hanabee made its public launch, and within this short time, the Australian anime distributor has already developed an amazing catalogue of titles that are both varied and exciting, and includes such fan favorites as... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

DVD Review: Urasawa Naoki's MONSTER, Episodes 16-30

(Secret societies are all fun and games, until someone starts planning a genocide...) Last weekend, the whole world seemed to be watching marathon sessions of House of Cards when its second season arrived on Netflix. Not me though: I had... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Upcoming APPLESEED ALPHA Film Will Be A Reboot-Slash-Prequel

Masamune Shirow's manga "Appleseed" has been adapted for the cinema several times already, and according to IGN.com, this summer we can add a new one: Appleseed Alpha. Details are sketchy, but apparently this is a "reboot" taking place before the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SNOW WHITE Director To Direct Live Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

Will those who got all worked up about the live action Akira feel the same about this one? Time to find out ...Deadline is reporting that Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders has signed on to direct a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DVD Review: Urasawa Naoki's MONSTER, Episodes 1-15

(To all the people who thought Hitler wasn't quite blond enough: wait until you see Johan...) A surgeon is on the run from the law for crimes he didn't commit, while hunting for the real murderer. Is this The Fugitive?... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

ATTACK ON TITAN Will Probably Be the Cause of World War III

Who would have thought that an anime about naked giants attempting to use the last of humanity for their own personal buffet would evoke World War II, Japanese imperial thought, and advocate the individual's sacrifice to group-think? Or maybe over... More »
  

Parental Thoughts About THE WOLF CHILDREN

(Warning: I'm getting personal, and there are some spoilers, not many though...) This month, Manga UK and Madman Australia release Hosoda Mamoru's The Wolf Children, finishing up that title's worldwide home-distribution in English-speaking regions. The eighteen months since the world... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

New GIOVANNI'S ISLAND Trailer Looks Gorgeous

Splendid! For those in the mood for something a bit more serious this holiday season, how about the new, hand-drawn, gorgeous-looking trailer for Production I.G.'s Giovanni's Island (Giovanni no Shima)? As our own Andrew Mack noted in September, Mizuho Nishikubo,... More »
  

Madman Stuffs Your Xmas Stocking With Beautiful, Exciting Anime

As per usual, Madman Entertainment's slate of DVD and Blu-ray releases for the holiday season just keeps on giving, and this year proves no exception.To ensure you don't miss out on the truly geek-tastic Anime boxsets and releases on offer... More »
  

Atrocity, Art, And Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES

Even as it was earning the Best Animated feature accolade from the Boston Film Critics Society over the weekend, The Wind Rises continued to be dogged by the same controversy which has trailed it since its release back in Japan.... More »
  

Space Boobs! Space Cat! Space Tongue! (Sort Of) Space Vagina! It's A New Trailer For Watanabe's SPACE DANDY!

Japanese director Watanabe Shinichiro is responsible for one of the truly landmark moments in contemporary anime with his noir infused tale of space bounty hunters Cowboy Bebop and he's back in familiar territory with his upcoming Space Dandy - the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LUPIN THE THIRD Live Action Feature To Open Next Summer

It's been announced that a live action film of the hugely popular character Lupin III will arrive in the summer of next year. The first Lupin manga was published in 1967 and has continued to be hugely popular, spawning numerous... More »
  

MUSHISHI Returns In January With New Hour Long Special

Put all thoughts of Otomo Katsuhiro's live action adaptation of Urushibara Yuki's manga Mushishi out your head. It's not very good. We know. But the Nagahama Hiroshi directed anime series? That's an entirely different matter and Nagahama is returning to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: COWBOY BEBOP Remastered Sessions Is A Mandatory Masterpiece

Cowboy Bebop is now available as a sublimely remastered Blu-ray collection. Stop what you are doing and buy it now. Perhaps some reading this may enquire as to what Cowboy Bebop is and hesitate on such a purchase, hopefully this... More »
  

Contest: Win a Prize Pack From Mamoru Hosoda's WOLF CHILDREN!

Here's your chance to win the film that our own Hugo Ozman says "establishes Mamoru Hosoda as a master animator and storyteller in his own right." That's right, we have a Wolf Children prize pack from FUNimation for one lucky... More »
  

Watch Six Minutes Of Studio Ghibli's TALE OF THE BAMBOO CUTTER Now!

Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao returns to Japanese screens on November 23rd with the release of his latest animated feature, The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) and with the public release just around the corner a six... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: BLACK LAGOON: ROBERTA'S BLOOD TRAIL, A Welcome Revisit

(Putting the "Maid" back in "Warrior Maiden", this is Roberta: she has a big gun, she took it from her Lord...) Let's start this review with saying that I am a huge fan of the first two seasons of Black... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Anime Limited Debuts English-Friendly PERFECT BLUE Blu-ray This Month

Perfect Blue, a film that many consider to be filmmaker Kon Satoshi's masterpiece, will make its English-friendly Blu-ray debut on November 18 from UK distributor Anime Limited. The film has already seen release on Blu in Japan and Taiwan, but... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
 
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