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Funimation Drops ‘Ragnarok-The Animation,’ ‘Burst Angel’ and ‘Witchblade’ on YouTube

Free through November 30, 70+ HD episodes of the three anime series, with English subtitles, are now available for free in the US, Canada, and Japan.

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6th Annual Imagine This Women's Film Festival

By Patrice | Monday, September 6, 2021 at 8:38am
Begins: September 24, 2021

#ITWIFF21 Film Guide is Live! 160+ films. 30+ countries - Made by Women & Non-Binary Filmmakers, for Everyone; the 6th Annual Imagine This Women’s Film Festival returns this month from Sept 24 - Oct 3rd with both online and in-person programming, featuring 163 films made by women and non-binary filmmakers and 17 screenplays by women storytellers.

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Beau DeMayo Talks Blood, Guts and Honor in ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’

For the writer and producer of Netflix’s new anime feature about the life of Geralt’s grizzled mentor, Vesemir, viewers hopefully grapple with the moral dilemma of whether sometimes dark and horrible ends justify the means.

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DC’s ‘Catwoman: Hunted’ Anime Feature Snags Badass Female Voice Cast

The latex-infused heist adventure officialy begins pre-production, adding Elizabeth Gillies as Catwoman, Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman, and Lauren Cohan as Julia Pennyworth; release planned in early 2022.

This is the Anime You’ve Been Looking For! Headline News

First Epic Trailer Drops for ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Anime Anthology Series

The otherworldly series features nine stories by seven Japanese anime studios, all underscored by musical legend John Williams, set to release September 22 on Disney+.

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NYC's 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Returns September 23 - October 2

Begins: September 23, 2021

Winter Film Awards showcases the best in indie films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers.

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Cast Revealed for Live-Action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series

The age appropriate, Asian and Indigenous cast for Netflix’s adaptation of Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, the eponymous Last Airbender, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko.

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Jason DeMarco Expands Duties, Joins Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios

Veteran Adult Swim creative executive named SVP Anime and Action Series/Longform, will lead studios’ expansion into anime development, production, and programming; tenure begins with ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim.’

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Netflix’s Drops ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN’ Trailer and Key Art

The final battle to end the century-long, fateful confrontations between the Joestar family and DIO begins; based on the Japanese manga series by Hirohiko Araki, the series hits the streamer in December.

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Netflix Drops ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 9, 2021 at 8:39am

Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir, unleashes his sword and neatly trimmed beard in the hunt for monsters, coin, and other pleasures in the highly anticipated 2D anime ‘The Witcher’ prequel, premiering globally on August 23. 

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‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Clip and Key Art Revealed

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll treated Virtual Crunchyroll expo fans to a thrilling opening sequence from the anime series reminiscent of the live-action ‘Blade Runner’ franchise; check out the clip featuring a song by Grammy Award-winning singer- songwriter Alessia Cara.

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Crunchyroll and Zoe Saldana Developing ‘Dark Star Squadron’

Actress’ Cinestar Pictures partners with the global anime brand to develop epic space opera; deal coincides with platform’s announcement they’ve surpassed 5 million subscribers and 120 million registered users worldwide.

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Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 Coming August 5-7

Online event brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation; program features special guests, world premieres, panels, Crunchyroll Games showcase and special musical performances.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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‘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.’

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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.

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‘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.’

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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.

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