FUNimation Reveals the Details of Their ‘Shin Godzilla’ License

FUNimation Films announced that they had acquired the live-action film Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. yesterday at their panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. They have just posted the details of this license. FUNimation has the theatrical, home video, video on demand and broadcast rights for the new film. These rights cover the Americas, which include North America, Central America, South Ame...

Aniplex of America Announces “Yuki Kajiura Live ~featuring Sword Art Online~” Concert

Aniplex of America has just announced that ticket sales will begin this Saturday, the 23rd of July, for the “Yuki Kajiura LIVE ~featuring SWORD ART ONLINE~” concert. Sales will begin at 12pm PDT through Ticketmaster. Tickets can be pre-ordered here from that time. The concert will be held at the world-famous Dolby Theatre on January 14, 2017. There will be VIP tickets available, which ...

FUNimation’s Announcements from San Diego Comic-Con 2016

FUNimation Entertainment has just hosted their FUNimation Industry Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. From this panel comes four announcements, including titles that continue FUNimation’s recent trend of branching out into live-action acquisitions. First up is the announcement of a Blu-ray release of Ergo Proxy. This is the first time that 23-episode series will be available in North America...

FUNimation to Bring the ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Film Trilogy to U.S. Theaters

FUNimation Entertainment is bringing the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film trilogy to the U.S. this autumn. The first film, subtitled Origins, will be shown in cinemas from August 8-10. Kyoto Inferno, the second film, will be shown in cinemas from September 12-14. The Legend Ends, the final film in the trilogy, will be shown from October 3-5. The films are adapted from the original manga series and...

Anime Expo 2016 to Feature Guests from One Punch Man, Love Live! Sunshine!!, and More

We have some great news for those who are planning to attend Anime Expo 2016. It has been revealed that Anisong World Matsuri, a series of events and concerts that will be taking place during the expo, will feature quite a number of talented and well known performers. Some of the highlights of these events and performances include six of Love Live! Sunshine!!‘s Aqours idols making appearance...

Viz Media Announces Live-Action Content Development Partnership

Viz Media has partnered with global talent and literary agency United Talent Agency (UTA) to develop live-action content based on Viz Media’s licensed anime and manga. Viz Media was established in 1986 and has licensed many of the most popular Japanese series and franchises since then. This includes titles such as Death Note, Naruto, the One Piece manga and both anime adaptations on Sailor M...

Live-Action Film ‘Arch Angels’ Acquired by Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks has just announced its acquisition of the 2006 Japanese live-action film Arch Angels. The film was produced as Warau Michael (Warau Mikaeru) and is based on Izumi Kawahara’s 1987 manga of the same name. It will be available on home video in the near future. Sentai Filmworks provided a synopsis of the film: St. Michael’s is an elite Catholic boarding school nestled on a...

Wandering Son Mangaka Creates Short Manga For Upcoming Single

When it comes to making music getting a mangaka involved is always a good option; they can design an album cover like the Evangelion author did for Eric Clapton, or they can create a short manga to be included in an upcoming single like Takako Shimura. The creator of Wandering Son and Aoi Hana has created a short series which will accompany the latest single from voice actress/signer Kana Hanazawa...

Pokémon Red And Blue Go Retro With Vinyl Album Available

The beloved games may only be 20 years old this year, but Pokémon Red and Blue are celebrating by going retro… real retro… vinyl retro to be exact. A limited edition pressing has been announced containing the original soundtrack from the game, which was composed by Junichi Masuda. Keeping with the Pokémon theme, the record is colored red and white to resemble the iconic Pokeball, only 500 of these...

KyoAni To Produce Koe No Katachi Movie Adaptation

Kyoto Animation has been confirmed as the production company behind the film adaptation of the highly popular manga Koe no Katchi (or A Silent Voice). The 7 volume manga follows the redemption story of Shouya Ishida, a boy who bullied deaf transfer student Shouko Nishimiya in elementary school to the point where she ended up leaving, resulting in him being ostracized because of this actions. He be...

2channel Founder Hiroyuki Nishimura Becomes the New Owner of 4chan

4chan, an anonymous image board, is nearly twelve years old and is close to featuring its two billionth post. Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of the Japanese image board 2channel, has taken over Moot’s position as the new owner of 4chan. Hiroyuki Nishimura created 2channel in 1999. The success of the site led to the founding of Futaba Channel, which in turn inspired 4chan. Moot and Hiroyuki ...

Shigeru Miyamoto Debunks Popular Myths About Mario

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo of Europe shared a video featuring Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario Bros. and many other hugely successful video game franchises. In this video, which clocks in at 78 seconds, Shigeru Miyamoto reveals the truth about popular Mario myths. If you want to find out the truth behind Mario’s name, who Bowser Jr.’s ...

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