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The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival Coming Online October 24-25

Celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary, the event will include four short film programs featuring award-winning and emerging talent in Japanese animation; highlights include Koji Yamamura’s ‘Water Dreams/Dreams into Drawing.’

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Animating the Essence of Nature in Ayumu Watanabe’s ‘Children of the Sea’

The director discusses bringing Daisuke Igarashi’s 2006 manga to life in a dazzling, iridescent, and beautifully animated film that captures the complex bonds between all living things.

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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. 

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Netflix Pushes Anime’s Visual Boundaries in Akira Saitoh’s ‘Sol Levante’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:22am

Breathtakingly beautiful new experimental short from Production I.G., one of world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR projects, is now available for viewing.

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‘Mei and the Kittenbus,’ the Cutest Miyazaki Sequel No One Has Ever Seen

The obscure, delightful animated short film sequel to ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ released in 2002, chronicles the adventures of a small girl and her mystical feline vehicle friend. 

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Crunchyroll, Fathom Events Bringing ‘Saga of Tanya the Evil - the Movie -’ to U.S. Theaters

Anime feature directed by Yutaka Uemura continues the misadventures Tanya Degurechaff in a brand-new story arc in a special one-night movie event on May 16.

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CLIP: Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ Now Available on Blu-ray

From Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio, anime feature from the creators of the critically acclaimed ‘Liz and the Blue Bird’ now available on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download.

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GKIDS Bringing Animation Is Film Festival to Beijing

Special animation section at the 2019 Beijing Int’l Film Festival is largest slate of international animated feature films to be shown in China.

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TEASER: GKIDS Acquires NorAm Rights to ‘Children of the Sea’

Latest animated feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C is directed by Ayumu Watanabe with a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2019: Guest Country Japan in the Spotlight

Toei Animation’s Yôichi Kotabe to serve as Guest of Honor; Studio Ponoc’s short film anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ to receive French premiere.

GKIDS Headline News

TRAILER: GKIDS, Fathom Set Theatrical Dates for Madhouse Feature ‘Okko’s Inn’

New feature from Studio Ghibli veteran Kitarō Kōsaka and famed anime studio Madhouse to screen theatrically in both its original Japanese language and a new English-dubbed version on April 22 & 23.

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Merging Hand-Drawn Tradition with CG Artistry for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

The acclaimed director of ‘Wolf Children’ and ‘The Boy and the Beast’ paints an intimate portrait of a young boy’s vivid imagination and how it helps him accept the arrival of his baby sister in one of the last Japanese animated features to employ hand-drawn animation.

Anime Headline News

Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ Arrives on Disc April 2

Shout! Factory and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio to release anime feature from the director of the critically acclaimed ‘Liz and the Blue Bird’ on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download.

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CLIPS: Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ Returns to U.S. Cinemas Jan. 28 & 31

Based on the original manage by Yoshitoki Oima, hit Japanese coming-of-age drama is  a moving depiction of the struggles of adolescence.

GKIDS Headline News

CLIPS: Studio Ponoc’s Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ Now in Theaters!

Animated anthology from Studio Ponoc follows the studio’s critically acclaimed 2017 release, ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower.’

Anime Headline News

‘Liz and the Blue Bird’ Flies Home on March 5

Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio to release anime feature from the creators of the critically acclaimed ‘A Silent Voice’ on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download.

GKIDS Headline News

CLIP: Studio Ponoc’s Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ in Theaters January 10 & 12

Animated anthology from Studio Ponoc follows the studio’s critically acclaimed 2017 release, ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower.’

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