The J-Pop/J-Rock presence at the Los Angeles Anime Expo continues to grow. Yes, Mano Erina will be attending the world premiere screening of her first film Kai-Ki: Tales of Terror from Tokyo. She will also be performing.
Naruto Shippuden is, thus far, a compelling evolution of the Naruto saga. The great action to which we’ve grown accustom is still there, but the maturing cast and their growing lives bring a much needed balance to years of inconsequential combat.
Giant Killing did have a high profile at this year’s Tokyo Anime Fair. The buzz was humming around this new soccer-centric series. I think it’s definitely worth a look!
SUPER SIZE ME director Morgan Spurlock is teaming with Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles and Legendary Pictures' head Thomas Tull for the documentary, COMIC-CON EPISODE FOUR: A FAN'S HOPE, reports VARIETY.
To help celebrate the preview of the Cross Game manga series, Viz is now also streaming the anime version on vizanime.com.
Sydney-based international sales and production entity Odin's Eye announced today a partnership with Tokyo- and Los Angeles-based media company TOKYOPOP to produce a feature film adaptation of TOKYOPOP's successful manga graphic novel series The Dreaming.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the very special North American premiere of the new anime series - CROSS GAME, a story set against the backdrop of baseball that explores the bonds of love shared between family and friends.
Attention Fullmetal Alchemist fans! This is your chance to win a free trip to Comic-Con International 2010. Here are the details straight from FUNimation. Read carefully.
Measuring 16 by 20 inches, and printed on archival quality paper, this print will be priced at $49.99 and include a certificate of authenticity.
The doujin genre itself is quite interesting. As fan-made, amateur products they normally incorporate famous anime characters – the actual copyright holders normally ignore such infringement, perhaps viewing it as both a source of free marketing and a means to create a stronger fan base. So, it doesn’t get more otaku than this.
High school antics, subtle fan service, and classic Bleach heroism: this is Bleach V. 27. In that difficult and often crucial transition period between story arcs, these four episodes get it right. Simply put, there’s nothing but fun and intrigue. That’s right, no filler!!!!
VARIETY reports that San Diego's Tourism Marketing District board is offering Comic-Con hotel tax revenue as an incentive to stay in the city.
If you haven’t experienced the Radical Axis vision, you’re falling behind. From the deviant fast-food characters of Aqua Teen Hunger Force to the alcoholic mouse of 12 oz. Mouse, Radical Axis continues to push the boundaries of animation’s familiar aesthetic and to joyously exercise the freedom of speech intrinsic to comedy’s carnival.
If you’re down for a little humility, maybe even to poke fun at your cherished anime world, then these little frogs are just what you need.
So, here is a simple list of anime whose content and artwork represent not just the expected, but also chase the slippery beast that is originality and re-invention.
Strike Witches gets an A for creativity. This series is utterly original! Not only do we have a re-imagined World War II era Earth, but also biotechnology that complements rather than consumes the human form.
Every year fans and industry insiders alike wonder whether Comic-Con’s days in San Diego are numbered. VARIETY reports that San Diego has made a big move to keep the Con right where it is.