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. It has been announced that 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 inspire...

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 lasts just 78 seconds, Shigeru Miyamoto reveals the truth about many popular Mario-related myths. If you want to find out the truth behind Mario’s name, who Bowser J...

Shout! Factory Sets Release Date for ‘Gosei Sentai Dairanger’ DVD Collection

Shout! Factory has set the release date for their DVD release of Gosei Sentai Dairanger. They announced that they would be releasing the series in July. Elements of the 1993-1994 series Gosei Sentai Dairanger were adapted into Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The complete original series will be released on DVD in North America and Canada on November 10, 2015 with Japanese audio and English su...

FUNimation Announces Theatrical Dates for the Live-Action ‘Attack on Titan’ Films

FUNimation Entertainment has just announced the North American theatrical dates for the two live-action Attack on Titan films. Part 1 will begin its theatrical run on September 30, 2015 with part 2 following shortly after on October 20, 2015. They will be shown in cinemas across North America and Canada. The world premiere of part 1 happened just last month in Los Angeles. There was an “extr...

Pokémon Red and Blue Brock Now A 3D Figurine

From pixels to plastic, the sprite of gym leader Brock from the original Pokémon Red and Blue has been transformed into a highly detailed figure and is now available to pre-order from the Premium Bandai website. The figuring shows the 12cm Brock (also known as Takashi) standing straight and proud with his arms crossed against his chest, the amount of detail put into his clothing and appearance is ...

The Boy And The Beast Compete For Golden Shell Award

It has been nearly three years since Mamoru Hosoda released Wolf Children and now that his newest anime film The boy and the Beast is out it has become very popular, both in Japan and Spain. Created by Hosodas’ animation company Studio Chizu, the film has been confirmed to not only showcase in the upcoming San Sebastian International Film Festival, but will also be competing for the Golden S...

Akira Review

Akira Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha Publisher: Toho Format: Cinema (Event Cinemas, George St) Release Date: Out now Overview So it turns out that those crazy/awesome/crazy awesome people at In The House decided that they would start off their newest screening season with the anime classic; Akira. Needless to say, I was excited to see Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark film in a cinema as I unfortunately mis...

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