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Hmmmm Headline News

Watch ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ First Look Teaser

In Netflix’s latest ‘The Witcher’ world effort, before Geralt, there was Vesemir slaying monsters for coin; see a clip, new images and the global voice cast list for the 2D anime film, premiering globally on August 23. 

Live-Action / Animated Documentary Headline News

‘The Witches of the Orient’ Hits Theaters July 16

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 12, 2021 at 3:56pm

Check out the trailer for Julien Faraut’s fascinating live-action / animated documentary about Japan’s 1964 Olympic gold medal women’s volleyball team, the direct inspiration for Chikako Urano’s ‘Attack No. 1’ manga and subsequent anime series.  

3DCG Anime Zombies Arrive! ANIMATIONWorld

Bringing Live-Action Directing to 3DCG in ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

Director Eiichiro Hasumi discusses producing his first animated project, and how a career spent outside animation helped him bring realism and drama to Capcom and Netflix’s new animated series, which premieres today.

Comic-Con@Home 2021 Headline News

‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Cast Revealed

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll set to debut first look at the highly anticipated new anime series, inspired by the ‘Blade Runner’ franchise, at the online Comic-Con@Home 2021 event on July 23.

Fantasy and Reality Collide Headline News

Studio Chizu Drops New Teaser for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:39pm

Highly anticipated animated musical fantasy will debut as an official selection in upcoming Cannes Premiere section July 15 before hitting Japanese theaters July 16; GKIDS to release theatrically in North America this winter, both in Japanese and English dubbed versions.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Rise of Ultraman Collection’ Coming on Blu-Ray July 10

Set features 9 episodes from the original ‘Ultraman’ series, a collectible booklet and episode guide, and a 5-part bonus feature, ‘Secrets of The Rise of Ultraman.’

Business Headline News

Wattpad and WEBTOON Merge Studio Divisions

New Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will create multi-platform, data-driven TV, film, and book content; parent company Naver commits $100M for production development and financing.

Ultraman Day! Headline News

‘Ultraman’ Celebrates 55th Anniversary with All-Day Streaming Event

On July 10, Shout! Factory TV and TokuSHOUTsu host a full-day streaming event filled with fan-favorite episodes, giveaways, and a brand-new special; program includes 19 hand-picked episodes across 9 ‘Ultraman’ series, culminating the debut of ‘Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.’

Go Go Gojira! Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Debuts June 24

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 4:15pm

New original ‘Godzilla’ anime series from bones and Orange combines hand-drawn and CG animation to tell the story of a grad student and an engineer brought together by a mysterious song to lead the fight against an unimaginable force.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Reveal ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’ Trailer and Art

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:13am

Coming this summer from Kazuto Makazawa and Production I.G., anime series follows a young girl and her samurai crew, on the run from pirates and the English Navy, as they hunt for unimaginable treasure and adventure.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

4 New Anime Series Coming to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10:42am

Day 2 of Annecy 2021 brought more great reveals from the streamer, including four upcoming anime titles, with initial concept art, presented during their Tuesday Studio Focus Panel.

Anime on Peacock Headline News

RetroCrush Anime Now Streaming on Peacock

The 24/7 anime destination’s fan favorite titles coming to the streamer include ‘The Twelve Kingdoms,’ ‘Black Jack: The Movie,’ and ‘Arcadia of My Youth;’ more movies and series coming soon from the extensive RetroCrush library.

Don’t blink! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’ Opening Clip

It all starts in the city streets of civil war-ravaged Penamstan, where bullets fly, and a U.S. special forces helicopter falls from the sky; based on Capcom’s hugely successful game franchise, the original CG anime series hits the streaming giant July 8.

Yes My Precious! Headline News

‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Now Underway

Acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama to direct an original film that tells the untold story of Helm’s Deep and the life and blood-soaked times of King Rohan; Sola Entertainment to animate, with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation producing.

Gritty and Mythical Anime Noir ANIMATIONWorld

‘Trese’ Vividly Brings Mythical Beasts of Filipino Folklore to Life

Premiering June 11, Netflix’s 2D animated series adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s gritty horror and crime comics is a highly original, noirish take on the culture’s deeply-rooted supernatural lore and superstitions.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Get Geeked With New Netflix Teaser

Geeked Week, the streamers free virtual event, runs June 7-11 across the @NetflixGeeked social channels; catch exclusive news, trailers, art, and drop-ins from stars of popular shows including ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Castlevania,’ and ‘The Old Guard.’

Fantasy and Reality Collide Headline News

Studio Chizu Releases New Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 1:47pm

Animated musical fantasy from the Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director boasts a talented Japanese and international crew that includes ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’ concept artist Jin Kim as well as ‘Wolfwalkers’ co-directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

Can Humanity and Robots Coexist? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Eden’ Marries 2D and 3D in a Powerful Picture of Parental Love

Premiering today, Justin Leach’s new series, Netflix’s first original anime, explores the idea of robots showing the compassion needed to raise a child found alive in a post-apocalyptic world without humans.

All New Asian American Projects Headline News

3 New Netflix Animated Projects Spotlight Asian American Creators

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9:03am

Streamer announces ‘The Monkey King’ feature, ‘Mech Cadets’ and ‘Boons and Curses’ series, all coming in 2023, joining its growing film and episodic slate that includes ‘Witch Boy,’ ‘Centaurworld,’ ‘Oni,’ and ‘Ghee Happy.’

A New Hero Emerges! Headline News

CG Animated ‘Ultraman’ Feature Now in Development at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:09pm

Shannon Tindle and John Aoshima to helm new film based on Eiji Tsuburaya’s iconic Japanese superhero that first found audiences 55 years ago.

Production Design ANIMATIONWorld

The Sharp, Edgy Designs of ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’

For art director Angela Sung and director Bridget Underwood, blending ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and classic Japanese anime gave the DreamWorks Animation series a bold look and feel unique to Western TV.

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