In contrast to American animated films, a large percentage of anime features are adaptations of popular Japanese comic books, or manga (and they say Hollywood has run out of ideas). Such adaptations make perfect sense, of course, because they supply a powerful brand name, loyal fan base and plenty of material for possible sequels. On […]
Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex won the Best Anime DVD award in Canada’s National DVD Award Show, CEN, beating out Sony Pictures’ Tokyo Godfathers and anime competitor ADV Films’ Evangelion: Platinum One and Lady Death: The Motion Picture. Stand Alone Complex Volume Two was also nominated in the […]
Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]
4Kids Entertainment has signed on several broadcasters for its new anime action adventure series Mew Mew Power including France 3, Cartoon Network Latin America, Nickelodeon Australia, TVNZ, SIC in Portugal, Greece’s Alter Channel, MNET South Africa and the Children’s Channel in Israel, among others. Mew Mew Power began airing on 4Kids TV in the U.S. […]
FUNimation Productions — the company that has brought Dragonball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and other anime properties to America — has launched their latest website, this time for Baki The Grappler. Located at www.bakithegrappler.com, the site features cast lists, voice actor interviews, the opening theme, trailers, and more.
Samuel L. Jackson will produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Gonzo and Fuji Television that will premiere on Spike TV in 2006, Active Anime reports. The series, set in a futuristic-feudal Japan, will focus on a black samurai on a mission to avenge the death of his father. […]