There are many impressive aspects of and qualities I now associate with Japanese people, their ways of lives and their culture with. However, what sets them apart in minds of those who have had a limited exposure to, or those who have never been there, are Anime and Manga, and to a lesser extent a mysterious Geisha.
Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of gasaraki.rightstuf.com.
Entertainment label Maiden Japan has announced the license of the action comedy series Polyphonica Crimson S.
As part of Dickens 2012, Film London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama have come together to commission five films and five radio plays – Dickens In London – to be broadcast simultaneously during the week of 6-10 February.
SUMMER WARS director Mamoru Hosoda will make OKAMI KODOMO NO AME TO YUKI (THE WOLF CHILDREN'S RAIN AND SNOW) his next project, reports Variety.
"Are you insane?” "Have you lost your mind?" "Are you not afraid?" "Don't you realize this is the worse time to go there?" This is just a sampling of the polite examples of reactions and comments my plans for a trip to Japan had triggered. And yet, based on my own life’s journey, I understood early on that, sometimes the worse time could be the best, the most raw, sincere, revealing and insightful.
CTNX is for the young and hungry, boasting a crowd of current students and the recently graduated, who are looking at an angle into their beloved, but notoriously tough, contemporary animation industry. There’s no doubt the event will keep on drawing in professionals, studios, and students, but it remains to be seen whether it can live up to high expectations. Seeing young talent engage with their idols, and feeling their way into a field they are clearly passionate about, is where CTN truly shines.
Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Apocalypse Saga DVD Set L.E. (Remastered Box Set 3) will be available on December 6, 2011.
Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the company’s acquisition of distribution rights for the critically acclaimed animation masterpiece GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES.
The secret to great screenplay writing is keeping it simple and visual. Words can be your friends as well as your deadliest enemy. Here’s a short tip that will improve your writing with every word you don’t write.
ELEVEN ARTS and FUNimation Entertainment are bringing the feature length followup film to the popular “Fullmetal Alchemist” anime franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, to the big screen in theaters across North America late January 2012 over 100 screens.
Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of UN-GO (pronounced An Go,) the eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, is proud to announce the DVD and Blu-ray release of the latest NARUTO feature film on October 25th.
When I’m not writing important blog posts I’m writing frivolous stuff like feature films. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with Chris Moujaes, the Director of Original Entertainment at FUNimation Entertainment, and producer April Bennett on Electronic Arts/Bioware’s animated feature film, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker...
Bryan Barber (IDLEWILD) has secured the film, merchandise and videogame rights to '60s anime GIGANTOR, reports Deadline.com.
Showrunner/exec producer Steven Lightfoot has left Starz's live-action adaptation of the anime series NOIR, reports Deadline.com.
Sentai Filmworks has formally confirmed the acquisition for the eagerly anticipated anime series THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS, which was first revealed to massive applause at the 2011 Anime Weekend Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia on September 30, 2011.
Sentai Filmworks has let the genie out of the bottle… or in this case, can… with the company’s announcement of the acquisition of the latest ‘pop’ culture phenomenon from Japan, AKIKAN!
Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi has been approved for production for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, releasing in North America on October 25 2011.
Toei Animation has set MIPCOM 2011 for the global distribution launch of TORIKO, the company’s newest animated hit series from Japan, it was announced by Kanji KAZAHAYA, Director, Global Licensing Business Department for Toei Animation.
Pokémon fans across America will be marking their calendars for a special limited engagement theatrical event this holiday season. The newest full-length Pokémon feature film, Pokémon the Movie: White--Victini and Zekrom, is coming to movie theater screens across the U.S. for one weekend only: December 3rd and 4th, 2011!
Kadokawa Pictures has announced that it will release Hiroyuki Okiura seven-years-in the-making A LETTER TO MOMO in 300 screens across Japan during the spring holiday of Golden Week, reports Variety.
There’s only a short time until VIZ Media’s Heroes of Anime summer sweepstakes ends on September 15th, and fans are encouraged to enter for a chance to win passes to attend the exclusive U.S theatrical premiere of the latest NARUTO feature film – NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BONDS – set to take place in New York City in October during the 2011 New York Comic Con.