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Otakon 2015: Roundtable Interview With Director Ei Aoki & Producers Toshiyuki Nagano, Shizuka Kurosaki

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 10, 2015
Ei Aoki, Toshiyuki Nagano and Shizuka Kurosaki are a trio that hail from a younger, up-and-coming generation in the anime industry today. In her early career as a producer at the major Japanese production company Aniplex, Ms. Kurosaki has been involved in the supernatural thriller film series The Garden of Sinners, the recently completed fantasy […]

Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Voice Actress Romi Park

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 10, 2015
Born and raised in Tokyo, Korean-Japanese voice actress Romi Park is one of the most prolific performers in her field, with years of experience doing voiceover work for for not only Japanese animation but also Japanese dubs for other cartoons (most notably Finn the human from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time), video games, movies and television programs. […]


Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Dragon Ball Actors Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 10, 2015
Two of the leading stars of the English voice cast for the Dragon Ball franchise, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat have performed a large number of roles for the property’s various iterations over the years. Mr. Schemmel has played the lead hero Son Goku througout FUNimation’s dub as well as the major role of King Kai, […]

Otakon 2015: Voice Actor and Director Christopher Sabat on “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F”, Broadcast Dubs

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 3, 2015
A true veteran of the voice acting industry, Christopher Sabat is both a prolific actor and an experienced voice director in his own right. In addition to owning the game audio and voice-over production studio Okratron 5000 in Dallas, Texas Mr. Sabat is known for numerous English roles in such Japanese cartoons as One Piece […]


Review: “Adventure Time” Season 5 Grows Up And Stays Fun

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 31, 2015
Adventure Time has never been a show afraid to push its limits, and season 5 is arguably where Cartoon Network’s landmark series experiments with narratives the most. The substantial 52-episode season more takes more opportunities than ever before to wade into serious territory and explore the background of its characters and its world, while our central […]

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans” Revealed by Sunrise

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 16, 2015
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, the latest entry in Japan’s 36 year old Gundam sci-fi mecha franchise, was announced by Sunrise Inc this week. The new show is an original and standalone story helmed by Director Tatsuyuki Nagai and Animation Kobe Award-winning writer Mari Okada, both younger creators in their late 30s whose past collaborations […]


SDCC2015: “The Iron Giant” To Get “Signature Edition” Rerelease With New Scenes

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 8, 2015
Warner Bros Animation’s 1999 film The Iron Giant will receive a long-awaited remastered rerelease this fall, director Brad Bird first revealed on twitter Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Bird teased further details to be revealed during San Diego Comic Con this week, but in the meantime Fathom Events has announced today that it is partnering with Warner […]

“Legend of the Galactic Heroes” Science Fiction Animation, Novels To Be Released In English

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 6, 2015
Science fiction fans got momentous news this past weekend with separate announcements that media for Japan’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes would be released in English during Anime Expo 2015. Sentai Filmworks announced that it had licensed home video rights for the long-running cartoon, while Viz Media will begin to publish the original books written […]


Viz Media Licenses “One Punch Man” Animated Series

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 3, 2015
At Anime Expo on Thursday Viz Media announced the acquisition of the animated version of One Punch Man, which was announced for a Fall premiere in Japan earlier this year in March. Viz will stream the series in English concurrent with the Japanese broadcast, and it will be available on the streaming website Daisuki as […]
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“Inside Out” Continues Box Office Success With $52.1 Million Second Weekend

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 30, 2015
Pixar’s Inside Out pulled in an estimated $52.13 in its second weekend at the U.S. box office per Box Office Mojo, marking a modest 42% drop from its expectation-defying $90.4 million opening weekend. After ten days the film’s earnings stand at an estimated $184.95 million domestically, and Inside Out is tracking ahead of every other […]