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Gkids to Release "Welcome to the Space Show" in October

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GKids Films has confirmed through a comment on its Facebook page that plans to release A-1 Pictures’ 2010 science fiction adventure film Welcome to the Space Show on Blu-ray and DVD for North America on October 14, 2014. The film tells the story of five young children who encounter an injured talking dog-like alien named […]

Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" - Battlestar Yamato Doesn't Quite Take Off

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The original Space Battleship Yamato TV series was one of my gateways to anime, although it was called Star Blazers at the time and we didn’t have a fancy special word for it other than, “that cool Japanese cartoon.” Leiji Matsumoto’s space epic was gripping to a generation for whom Star Wars was the latest […]

PR: Snag Beginner's Animation Software On The Cheap

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Want to start making your own cartoons or digital comics? Smith Micro Software is currently running a deep discount sale on a bundle of its beginner animation and comics programs. The sale includes Poser Debut, Anime Studio Debut 10, Clip Studio Paint Pro, and Motion Artist for $69.99. The regular price for all four is […]

Honda Brings Anime-Inspired Motorcycle To London Comic Con

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Japanese anime and manga are big, Honda is big and motorcycles are cool. So naturally it makes sense that Honda will be debuting their new NM4 Vultus motorcycle at the 2014 London Comic Con. Honda hopes the motorcycle appeals to anime and manga fans with its futuristic styling and unique features such as a multi-coloured […]

Review: "Sekirei" Double Seasons, Double Formats, Double-Ds

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The Sekirei Plan is on! The Sekirei are 108 humanoid girls trained to fight and defeat each other using special powers that are unlocked when they kiss their Ashikabi, a regular guy or girl that they’ll work with to survive. What started as a game turns dark as Tokyo’s sealed off and fights get brutal. […]

Sword Art Online II Making An Anime Expo 2014 Appearance

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The premiere USA screening of “Sword Art Online II” will be shown at the Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles this summer. In addition, SAO series author Reki Kawahara and illustrator/character designer abec will both be in attendance and participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events. The “Sword Art Online II” premiere screening will […]

Viz Media Licenses All "Sailor Moon" Animation for North America

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During a panel at the Anime Central convention on Friday, anime and manga distributor Viz Media announced that it has acquired distribution rights to the 1990s Sailor Moon television anime along with its three feature films and related animated specials, as well as Toei Animation’s upcoming remake Sailor Moon Crystal. Viz plans to release all […]

PR: What's on at MCM London Comic Con?

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY What’s on at MCM London Comic Con? The UK’s biggest and best celebration of pop. culture, MCM London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 23-25 May for a long weekend packed with special guests, sci-fi, movies, videogames, comic books, eSports, online video, anime and […]

Kill la Kill Bigwigs Making Anime Expo Appearance

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Several bigwigs from the “Kill la Kill” series will be making appearances at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles this summer. Kazuki Nakashima [original story and script writer], SUSHIO (character designer and chief animation director), Yousuke Toba (producer) and voice actors Ami Koshimizu (Ryuko Matoi) and Ryoka Yuzuki (Satsuki Kiryuin) will all be participating in […]

Review: "Blood-C: The Last Dark" - All Apologies For A Beautiful Disaster

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WARNING: Spoilers for the original Blood-C anime series are sprinkled liberally throughout the review below. The ending of Blood-C left things in uncertainty. Only three characters with dialogue survived in the end: Saya, Fumito, and Fuka, along with a mysterious talking dog). Everyone else was gruesomely slaughtered in one of the most brutal massacres in […]

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