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US TRAILER: “In This Corner of the World”

Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, In This Corner of the World is based on an award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno. The film is an empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, a captivating story about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio […]

ANIME REVIEW: “Girls und Panzer”

The parvenu father in Thomas Mann’s short story “The Blood of the Walsungs” tells his future son-in-law that the secret to enjoying life is never to get used to anything, to be constantly surprised. He would have loved anime. No matter how many series or features you watch, there’s always something new and unexpected. And […]

ANIME REVIEW: “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: The Movie”

Haruhi Suzumiya (voiced by Wendee Lee) is a fascinating individual, as she’d be the first person to tell you. She’s smart, athletic and may be the prettiest freshman in North High, but she’s also the most difficult. She wants nothing to do with the “boring” activities most high school students enjoy. She establishes the SOS […]

ANIME REVIEW: “One Piece: Heart of Gold”

Although it aired as a stand-alone broadcast special a week before the opening of the theatrical feature One Piece Film: Gold (2016), the two-hour One Piece: Heart of Gold (2016) is essentially a lengthy introduction to the film. Both adventures were written by Tsuomu Kuriowa and take place shortly after the “Dress Rosa” story arc […]

TMS Will Air English-Dubbed “Lupin The 3rd Part 4” on Adult Swim

TMS Entertainment USA has announced the latest installment of the Lupin 3rd series, Lupin The 3rd Part 4, will launch on Adult Swim on Saturday, June 17th. It will appear in the weekly TOONAMI programming block and be English dubbed. Lupin The 3rd Part 4 (26 x 30-minute episodes) is the latest series with Lupin […]

Shout! and Funimation Plan Summer Release of “In This Corner Of The World”

Shout! Factory has tapped Funimation Films as its theatrical partner to jointly launch acclaimed animated feature In This Corner Of The World across U.S. cinemas on Friday, August 11th, 2017. Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi. Produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio […]

ANIME REVIEW: “Steins; Gate: The Movie: Load Region of Déjà Vu”

The time travel adventure Steins;Gate began as an Xbox game, which was adapted to a light novel, a manga, a radio play and a board game before it became a popular broadcast series in 2011. Two years later, two of the directors and much of the staff returned to make the theatrical feature Steins;Gate: The […]

ANIME REVIEW: “Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team #1”

Although there’s plenty of mecha battles, the 13-part OAV Mobil Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996) focuses more on the character relationships than other entries in this long-running franchise. Set in 0079 UC (Universal Century), within the main Gundam continuity, 08th MS Team OAV brings Shiro Amada (Steve Cannon) to Earth to lead a […]

New “Ghost in the Shell” Anime Annouced

Kodansha Ltd. (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo with CEO/President Yoshinobu Noma) and Production I.G, Inc. (Musashino-shi, Tokyo with CEO/President Mitsuhisa Ishikawa) have announced the production of a new anime feature of Ghost in the Shell The new animation will be co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama (director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series) and Shinji Aramaki (director […]

Maki Terashima-Furuta has been promoted to the role of President of PRODUCTION IG USA.

Production I.G, one of the world’s leading animation production houses, inspiring Hollywood creators with works such as Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, A Letter to Momo, Attack on Titan, and many more, announced today that Maki Terashima-Furuta has been promoted to the role of President of PRODUCTION IG […]

Anime Review: “The World’s Greatest First Love”

Shounen-ai—literally “boy’s love”–is a curious genre of anime and manga that has no American counterpart. It depicts innocent romances between bishonen (beautiful young men), but it’s created by women for female audiences. Some people use the word interchangeably with yaoi. Others maintain yaoi involves sexually explicit scenes, while shounen-ai never does. The characters may kiss […]

ANIME REVIEW: “Noragami Aragoto: Season Two”

Times are tough for Yato (voice by Jason Liebrecht), the minor god of calamity who’s at the center of the broadcast series Noragami Aragoto (2015), the sequel to Noragami (2014). He’s still knocking around Tokyo in an old warm-up suit and busted boots, offering to grant wishes for ¥5 coins. Yato may be broke, but […]

ANIME REVIEW: “Ultimate Otaku Teacher”

The 2015 broadcast comedy Ultimate Otaku Teacher focuses on the nutty Jun’ichiro Kagami (Anthony Bowling). At 17, Kagami was a physics prodigy, authoring a paper that proved it was theoretically possible to create Doraemon’s Anywhere Door. But when he discovered the technology needed to realize his vision wouldn’t exist for at least another century, he […]

ANIME REVIEW: “Amagi Brilliant Park: Complete Collection”

The broadcast series Amagi Brilliant Park boasts an impressive pedigree: Its original creator is Shoji Gatou, who wrote the light novels that served as the basis for the hit comedy-adventure Full Metal Panic! Former child actor Seiya Kanie (Adam Gibbs) is one of the brightest and best-looking students in his high school. But he’s so […]

ANIME REVIEW: “Wolf’s Rain”

On the “Day of Destruction,” which occurred 200 years before the fantasy-adventure Wolf’s Rain (2003) begins, much of human civilization was destroyed. Wolves supposedly died out at the same time, yet the story centers on four humans who turn into wolves. Like the young father in Hosoda’s Wolf Children, they are wolfmen: not the violent […]