The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies has announced the North American debut on December 1st of BUTTERFLIES, FLOWERS, a new manga series that takes place against a backdrop of office romance and social class.
Groundbreaking, seminal, visionary: these are the necessary adjectives to be predicated upon Ghost in The Shell.
As I’ve said before, this series is a masculine-fueled guilty pleasure. Yuji Shiozaki, creator of the original manga, had the seductive foresight to merge Tekken with schoolgirl outfits and maid uniforms. Pure genius.
FUNimation Entertainment officially announced the acquisition of four new titles: Tetsuwan Birdy Decode, Sekirei, Full Metal Panic!, and Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU.
Unfortunately, if you’re a disciple of either the manga or anime, this movie will probably leave you in a state of blah.
If you can’t tell by now, I like this game. It’s just fun. And, like I’ve said before about Wii games in general, it’s even better when fighting friends and family!
Fan service. After adding up all the tight outfits and silicone pouring out of blouses, that’s all I can say. Unfortunately, there’s not much else here.
Story, action, and failingly real love: Evangelion 1.01 is why we cherish anime. Between the artistry of a supposed cartoon and the drama worthy of a live action film, we find ourselves awkwardly both children and adults.
Normally it’s the CW that conspires to persuade us that our high school years are indeed the most important time of our life. But don’t leave anime out! First loves and heartbreaks are just as common.
The holiday season means one thing: family. Fortunately Namco Bandai has provided a great coping mechanism. No, not eggnog. With the release of Dragon Ball Revenge of Piccolo and Tekken 6, we've got fighting, fighting, and more fighting!
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues the momentum behind its hit INUYASHA brand with the announcement of the release of Rumiko Takahashi’s original manga series in new VIZBIG omnibus editions.
GenArts has purchased wondertouch to add particle effects to its growing software arsenal in a strategy to standardize VFX workflows.
Okay, “King’s Seal” aside, which is nothing more than an unexplained ploy to drive the plot, Bleach The Movie 2 scores a big win!
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, expands its popular SHOJO BEAT imprint with the release of Kyousuke Motomi’s BEAST MASTER manga on November 3rd.
SHUTTER ISLAND scribe Laeta Kalogridis will adapt the anime classic GHOST IN THE SHELL into a 3-D live-action feature for DreamWorks, reports VARIETY.
Nostalgic. Yes. Melodramatic. A little. Yet, admittedly, Honey and Clover reached down my throat and strummed my nostalgic, nay chick-flick, vein. Yes, I too have been overrun by the forces of Honey and Clover. I too want to know what ultimately happens to Takemoto, Mayama Morita, Hagu, and Ayumi.
Regardless of possible complaints, this film will introduce Astro Boy to a new generation of fans. That is a good thing! And if they ultimately seek out and connect with Tezuka’s original creation, i.e. the original manga and anime, even better.
Although I have reviewed these anime titles in the past, the release of their box sets compels me to toss around a few words. Surely, as the heading suggests – and, again, the title of my new book –, whose day isn’t inundated with girls, guns, beasts, and even a few lacking the social skills?