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Toei Animation Headline News

Brazil’s PlayArte Pictures Renews ‘Saint Seiya’ Home Entertainment Deal

Toei Animation has entered into an agreement with Brazilian home video distributor PlayArte Pictures Entretenimento for ‘Saint Seiya’ series and films.

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Who Are We Kidding: Subliminal Child-Porn Images in Japanese Manga and Anime

By Kumi Kaoru | Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:17am

Anime historian Kumi Kaoru’s unpopular position brings much-needed attention to the wink-wink-nudge-nudge world of subliminal child-porn imagery in Japanese manga and anime.

Funimation Entertainment Headline News

Funmation Sets Theatrical Run for ‘The Boy and The Beast’

The latest masterpiece from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda opens in U.S. theaters nationwide on March 4; advance tickets for the original Japanese-language version & the new English dub version available starting February 5.

Toei Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Launches Remastered Versions of ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Saint Seiya’ in Latin America

‘Dragon Ball Z’ licensed to Corporacion Ecuatoriana de TV.S.A. in Ecuador and Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua; Saint Seiya sold to Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Daisy Ridley Leads Voice Cast for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

Playing in New York at the IFC Center, new English-language version of ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ director Isao Takahata’s 1991 animated feature, ‘Only Yesterday,’ expands to additional cities beginning February 26.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

GKIDS Sets 25th Anniversary Release of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS bringing complete 22-film Studio Ghibli retrospective to New York’s IFC Center December 11-31; Nationwide release of ‘Only Yesterday’ follows on February 26.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ Arrives on Blu-ray Oct. 6

From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.

Short Films Headline News

3D Miyazaki Tribute Made with Open-Source Software

French 3D artist dono employs open-source 3D creation suite Blender, Photoshop alternative GIMP, 3D renderer Octane and free compositing software Natron to create stunning 3D backgrounds from legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved classic films.

Anime Headline News

Latest ‘Naruto’ Feature to See Theatrical Run

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts debut ‘Boruto: Naruto The Movie’ in over 80 major U.S. CITIES this October; Action-filled new anime adventure features the rebellious son of the legendary ninja Naruto who seeks to become an even greater ninja.

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