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SVOD Headline News

Cinedigm Merging Viewster into Newly Launched CONtv Anime

New global 24/7 linear and AVOD network begins streaming on CONtv’s 120 million device network with library of popular anime films and series including ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ ‘AD Police,’ and ‘Vampire Princess Miyu.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Makoto Sinkai’s ‘Weathering With You’ Coming to Digital August 4

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Blu-ray + DVD and SteelBook releases coming September 15; limited-edition collector's set being released in November.

Festivals Headline News

Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘INU-OH’ Just Added to Annecy 2020 Work in Progress Presentations

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:39am

Award-winning director discusses his latest film, an animated musical about a 14 century Japanese Sarugaku Noh performer, set for a 2021 release. 

WAKFU Headline News

Ankama Launches ‘WAKFU’ Season 4 Kickstarter Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:37am

Led by series creator Tot, the French studio behind the famed anime-inspired series looks to crowdsourcing for production support to give fans new, expanded adventures they’ve been waiting for. 

Events Headline News

FunimationCon 2020 Reveals Program Highlights for July 3-4 Virtual Event

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:13pm

Free event will bring the anime community together for a virtual celebration featuring panels, cosplay, and special streamed performance from the 2019 SACRA Music Festival. 

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Kevin Kolde Talks ‘Castlevania’s Unapologetic Violence and Season 3 Finale

For the executive producer of Netflix’s hit animated medieval fantasy, great characters are key, but the show’s brutal vampire world wouldn’t be the same without the gore.

Business Headline News

‘Astroboy’ and ‘Black Jack’ to Stream on RetroCrush Beginning June 5

Digital Media Rights inks deal for North American rights to line-up of Tezuka Productions’ classic anime titles.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Bringing Remastered ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Home June 2

Now available on digital, pre-orders being taken for Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, with first-time English dub and bonus features, plus limited edition lithograph while supplies last.   

People Headline News

Crunchyroll Appoints Julian Lai-Hung to Head Japan and Asia-Pacific Business Development

String of new executive hires comes on the heels of recent partnership with HBO Max and acquisition of VIZ Media Group.

SVOD Headline News

Crunchyroll Curating Big Anime Slate for HBO Max Launch

Upcoming May 27 streaming platform launch will feature 17 fan favorites including 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,' 'Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World,' and 'Keep Your Hands off Eizouken.'

Virtual Reality Headline News

Funimation and Bigscreen Bring 30+ Anime Films to VR

Virtual anime movie theater to kick off May 1 with special weekend of live film screenings starting with fan favorite, ‘Your Name.’ 

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Jonah Scott and the Expressive Multi-Layered CG Animation of ‘Beastars’

For the voice acting star of Netflix’s new anime series, the show’s nuanced use of 3D/CG is as big a story as the mature themes of sexuality and mental health. 

Anime Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for Crunchyroll Original ‘The God of High School’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:38pm

Studios’ latest original series, based on Yongje Park and WEBTOON’s comic series of same name, will premiere exclusively on the streaming platform this coming July.

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