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.
On Friday, April 9 at 7:00pm, a meeting aptly titled Mecha Mania: Four Decades of Slam-Bang Sci-Fi Robot Anime will take place at Viz Cinema.
Download it. Buy the DVD. I don’t care. Just get it! This is by far the coolest series I’ve seen in a long time.
All three Eden of the East movies (The King of Eden, Paradise Lost, and Air Communication) penned and directed by Kenji Kamiyama are now in the hands of FUNimation. The release date is set for 2011.
Overall, I like it. I like it a lot. On a sunny day, the monorail ride across the bay to the Tokyo Big Site is worth it alone. During my ride, I not only witnessed a cutesy pop concert, but also some Tokyo drifting.
VIZ Media invites fans to catch the last episode of INUYASHA THE FINAL ACT scheduled to air on VIZAnime.com today!
When Pokémon first arrived in the United States in 1998, little did anyone know it would be one of the most enduring animated series of all time.
Stan Lee’s heroic fingerprints are all over this project, and studio Bones is rapidly emerging as the preeminent anime filter for video game and western content (e.g. the HALO anime series). For everyone, this cultural hybrid is arguably something new.
Now while I haven’t perused any complete episodes, the extended trailers that debuted last week suggest a human drama that shouldn’t disappoint.
When you see a never ending line of Otaku marching toward an exhibition gate, a press pass is priceless. But even after bypassing this dragon's tail, I was immediately submerged in a wave of anime fans as I waded into the exhibition hall.
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), a global provider of children's entertainment, has set MIP-TV 2010 to offer for license up to 39 all-new half-hour episodes of “Tai Chi Chasers,” a popular fantasy adventure series, it was announced today by Brian Lacey, Executive Vice President, International.
In case you haven’t heard, a promotional video (108 seconds) for Ikkitousen Xtreme Xecutor is currently being streamed on the anime’s Japanese website. The actual premiere is set for April 11.
And depending on how my Friday and Saturday goes – this is Tokyo, after all –, I might even try some live blogging; bring you some images and a report or two straight from the source. Hell, maybe I’ll even get a twitter and blow smoke up the rear of my mundane wait in the airport.