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Encounter with Japan Part 4

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.

Series Headline News

Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment Launches Series Site for Gasaraki

Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of

Film Headline News

Dickens in London: A Cross-Platform Celebration of Dickens’s Life

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.

Ideation Blogs

Encounter with Japan Part 1

"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.


CTN-X: A Student's Perspective

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:00pm

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.

Headline News

Nozomi Releases Revolutionary Girl Utena on DVD

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.

Headline News

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Grave Of The Fireflies

Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the company’s acquisition of distribution rights for the critically acclaimed animation masterpiece GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES.

Screenwriting Blogs


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.

Headline News

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Coming To Big Screen in January

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.

Headline News

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Anime Seris Un-Go

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.

Media Headline News

Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds Released On DVD/Blu-ray

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.

Screenwriting Blogs


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...

Anime Headline News

Sentai Filmworks Licenses The World God Only Knows

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.

Headline News

Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi Arriving In Stores Oct. 25

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.

Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Highlights Toriko at MIPCOM 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.