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Battle of the Planets: an anime documentary (video).

February 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Battle of the Planets: an anime documentary (video).

Back in the late 1970’s, the film Star Wars was released and it became a sensation. It made so much money everyone was searching for the next Star Wars clone. Sandy Frank saw his opportunity in a hyper-popular Japanese anime called Gatchaman. He purchased the English rights, re-edited, and re-dubbed the episodes, and thus was […]

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Studio Ghibli theme park to build a life-size Howl’s Moving Castle.

February 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Studio Ghibli theme park to build a life-size Howl’s Moving Castle.

The monster-massive Studio Ghibli theme park which is being designed for construction in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has just released details for its life-size Howl’s Moving Castle. Now, the good news is that you’re getting this beast, the slightly less good news is that they’re building the HMC in the three-storey-tall ‘scout mode’, which is when […]

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Tomb Raider and Skull Island cartoons on the way from Netflix (news).

January 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Tomb Raider and Skull Island cartoons on the way from Netflix (news).

Netflix and Legendary Television are now collaborating to produce two new anime series, one based on Skull Island and the second on Tomb Raider. This adds to their work on their upcoming anime series, Pacific Rim: The Black. Skull Island will be an animated adventure series about shipwrecked characters desperate to escape the most dangerous […]

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Inside a Japanese Anime studio (video).

December 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Inside a Japanese Anime studio (video).

Our Joey goes behind the scenes inside the CloverWorks Studios in Tokyo to bring you an inside look at how anime is created, how long it takes, and the inside-gen on the process of making a Japanese animated movie or TV series. CloverWorks are the bods behind such works as Slow Start, Darling in the […]

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Sweet Home (Netflix horror film: trailer).

December 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sweet Home (Netflix horror film: trailer).

Here’s Sweet Home, a new South Korean horror film from Netflix streaming on December 18th, 2020 – based on the South Korean manga of the same name (manga is called manhwa in Korea). A curse from a demon converts large portions of mankind into mutant monsters and destroys civilization, a teen is given super-powers by the curse, and […]

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Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

‘Afro Samurai: Volume 1’ is the basis for the hit anime Spike TV series ‘Afro Samurai’ which features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. The story was originally serialised in the avant-garde manga magazine ‘Nou Nou Hau’ and later issued in this pretty pocketbook version. It’s set in […]

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Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

November 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

If you like cos-play and you like anime, then over in Japan they have a massive con that blends the two in a supernova of superbness – Super Robo Cos Expo 2020. Watch their video and pray for air-travel back to Tokyo to be reinstated!

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Sharing A House With The Never-Ending Man (15 Years At Studio Ghibli) by Steve Alpert (book review).

November 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sharing A House With The Never-Ending Man (15 Years At Studio Ghibli) by Steve Alpert (book review).

Studio Ghibli has produced some of Japan’s most popular anime, with probably their most well-known film, ‘Spirited Away’, earning ¥30.4 billion, making it the highest grossing film in Japanese history. So for anime fans a book written from inside the generally secretive ‘Japanese Disney’ is definitely of interest. To make things clear from the outset, […]

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Masamune Shirow: the God-Emperor of manga (video).

October 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Masamune Shirow: the God-Emperor of manga (video).

In this one-hour-long special, Ed and Jim get togther to explore the fabulous manga works of creator Masamune Shirow. Do you love your Appleseed and your Ghost in the Shell? Then this is the piece for you!

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Eden (Netflix anime: new trailer).

October 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Eden (Netflix anime: new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for Eden, the first Netflix-funded Japanese original Anime, made by director Yasuhiro Irie (of Fullmetal Alchemist fame), and concept designer Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop). Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, “Eden 3”. Or so they thought. One day, two […]

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