Tag "anime"

Nagai Go's Android Hero Returns In CUTIE HONEY: TEARS

Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have Your Say: Who Would You Cast In A Live-action KILL LA KILL Film?

Plenty of words have been written and said about the ongoing disgruntlement with Scarlett Johansson being in the live-action Ghost in the Shell film. So when a Facebook friend of mine posed the fun question of who we'd cast in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL Reveals Its First Glimpse

And if you curious about how Scarlett Johansson was going to look like as Major Kusanagi, wonder no more: Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures released a first picture of their upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell film, and she's in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: BEYOND THE BOUNDARY Collector's Edition Crosses The Line

When people alerted me about the two Beyond the Boundary anime feature films, telling me they were pretty good, I got interested, and wanted to check out the anime series first. Well, lo and behold: Sentai Filmworks recently released one... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

More Bad Taste In The Full CHINYUKI Trailer

It was back in December that we first brought word of Yamaguchi Yudai's upcoming adaptation of cult favorite manga and anime Chinyuki: Taro To Yukaina Nakama Tachi noting that this one looks positively mad, even by Yamaguchi's totally gonzo standards.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full TONKATSU DJ AGE-TARO Trailer

It was just Tuesday when we shared the first teaser for Daichi Akitaro's adaptation of writer Ipyao and artist Koyama Yujiro's manga Tonkatsu DJ Age-taro and for those intrigued by the quirky tale of a young man working in his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Breaded Pork Meats DJ. Watch The First Teaser For TONKATSU DJ AGE-TARO

If you've caught yourself thinking that the anime scene has gotten very same-y over the past few years then you're not at all alone. While I'm certain there are some hardcore anime fans reading this who can provide some examples... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TERRA FORMARS: Full Trailer For Miike's Violent SciFi Picture Suggests Maybe We Should Just Stay Where We Are

After a long build up the full trailer for Miike Takashi's big screen adaptation of popular manga and anime series Terra Formars has arrived with our first significant look at the scope of the world and the action at hand.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mamoru Hosada's THE BOY AND THE BEAST Graces Aust And NZ Screens This March

Anime on-screen is always something to celebrate, and with Hosada's latest likened to the works of Miyazaki it is time to get very excited indeed as The Boy And The Beast hits Australian and New Zealand cinemas thanks to Madman... More »
  

Have Your Say: EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 Will (Not) Be Made

Ah, Evangelion... sigh. Its series and films are rightfully the stuff of legends. I tried to write a short overview of the franchise's history, when the first of the four Rebuild of Evangelion films was released on Blu-ray, but ouch,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Yamaguchi Yudai Poops On The Grave Of Good Taste With Live Action CHINYUKI Teaser

Twitch-fave director Yamaguchi Yudai - he of gonzo comedy oddities Cromartie High, Battlefield Baseball and Yakuza Weapon among others - is coming back to the big screen with a live action adaptation of cult favorite manga and anime Chinyuki: Taro... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Shinkai Makoto Returns With YOUR NAME

While Hosoda Mamoru has pretty resoundingly answered the question of who will take up the mantle of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki Hayao as the world's leading purveyor of smart, emotional resonant animation - hint: it's him - there was a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: LOVE, CHUNIBYO AND OTHER DELUSIONS Is Adorably Adorned

(Someone, really, really, REALLY liked this series!) When US distributor Sentai Filmworks gets the urge to go to town on their releases, they go full throttle apparently. When I posted pictures earlier this year of their lavish Knights of Sidonia... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

NINJA SCROLL: Watch Gary Shore's Proof Of Concept For The Feature That Never Was

Well, now. Here's an intriguing slice of 'what if' from director Gary Shore. It was back in 2009 that Shore first burst on to the scene with a dazzling proof of concept short titled Cup Of Tears, a hyper stylized... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA Has A Pretty Armor

US-based anime distributor Sentai Filmworks has a reputation for special limited editions which are pricey yet properly pimped. However, the "pricey" part can often been dodged somewhat by waiting a couple of months. This is always tricky of course with... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: TOKYO GHOUL Collector's Edition Goes For The Jugular

Scotland-based distributor Anime Limited has featured prominently in these Pretty Packaging articles, and there is a good reason for that: they often provide pretty packaging. Gambling on a market which other distributors have flat-out denied the existence of, Anime Limited... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: SPACE DANDY SEASON 2 Brings More Bling, Baby!

Earlier this year, Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. released the first 13 episodes of Space Dandy, Watanabe ShinichirĂ´'s unbelievably irreverent yet unbelievably good-looking series. At the time I mentioned what a nice catch it was for the young company, and how... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Book Review: THE ART OF SATOSHI KON Makes You Crave More

(Did you know there were Perfect Blue Trading Cards? Neither did I...) Me being a fan of anime director and artist Satoshi Kon isn't exactly a secret. I was very much shocked by his death five years ago, first because... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

New ATTACK ON TITAN: END OF THE WORLD Trailer Features More Discreet People-Eating

They're really big! And they eat people! The second (and concluding) installment of the big-screen adaptation, Attack on Titan: End of the World looks suitably apocalyptic. Installment #1 ate up the box office in Japan earlier this month, and now part... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Blu-ray Review: ELFEN LIED Bares Bodies And Souls

(... and often also the insides of both...) British distributor 101 Films seems to own exactly two anime licenses, and it released one of those a few weeks ago on Blu-ray, in a beautiful shiny steelbook (seen here). I'm... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
 
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