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PR: First Guests Announced for MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia

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MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH  First guests announced for MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. […]

PR: VIZ Media Adds "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising" San Francisco Theatrical Screening

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VIZ MEDIA ADDS TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING SAN FRANCISCO NEW PEOPLE CINEMA THEATRICAL SCREENING  22 Major U.S. Cities To Screen The All-New Anime Action Film From The Smash Hit Japanese Superhero Franchise VIZ Media has announced a special theatrical screening of the new anime feature film TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE […]

Namco Bandai's ShiftyLook Webcomic Studio To Close

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ShiftyLook, the webcomic studio that has for the last few years been producing webcomics based on lesser known characters from the Namco games library, has announced it will be closing later this year. Having made its success with webcomic adaptations of game characters including Bravoman and Wonder Momo, the studio began branching out into other […]

"One Piece Film Z" to be Released in English in 2014

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The Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has confirmed on its official twitter account that it plans to publish a bilingual release for Toei Animation’s One Piece Film Z on home video in July 2014.  Madman Entertainment typically releases its anime titles with both an English dub and the Japanese audio track with English subtitles. This revelation […]

Review: Does "Bakemonogatari" Deserve Your Time (and Money) Investment?

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Possessed by a sexually-charged cat demon. Painfully wrapped by an invisible snake. Slowly turning into a rampaging gorilla. These are just a few of the supernatural elements that Araragi must face off against to keep sanity in the city and his school. Why him? Beyond all these afflictions happening to people he interacts with, he’s […]

Review: "The Wind Rises" - Miyazaki's Solemn Tribute to Invention

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Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]

Liveblogging Animation at the 2014 Oscars

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The award ceremony for the 86th annual Academy Awards has begun, and a liveblog for all things animation-related will be happening right here. As always the academy will be offering golden statues for the best animated film of 2013, as well as the best animated short. Let’s review our nominees below. Best Animated Feature Film […]

Katsuhiro Otomo's "Short Peace" Anthology to Run in US Starting March 3, 2014

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Madhouse CEO Speaks Out On "Ninja Scroll" Sequel

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The official website of the Japanese animation studio Madhouse has posted an English statement from CEO Hiroyuki Okada about the status of a planned sequel for its 1993 action film Ninja Scroll that first came to light in 2012. In the statement Okada reveals that Ninja Scroll director, screenwriter and character designer Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Lensman, Wicked City, Demon […]

PR: Pokémon Coming to Netflix

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Done with House of Cards? Now you can switch it up, a lot, and binge-watch Pikachu and friends, because Pokémon is coming to Netflix streaming March 1. The initial offerings include first season of the television series, Pokémon: Indigo League, the Pokémon: Black & White season, and two feature length Pokémon movies. The full press release follows: POKÉMON ANIMATION WILL BE […]

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