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PR: MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors Last weekend saw MCM London Comic Con pass the 100,000 visitor mark for the first time, smashing the Excel-based event’s previous highest attendance record. Show organisers revealed that 101,600 attendees came through the doors of […]

Review: "Patema Inverted (UK Kickstarter Project/Theatrical Release)": Makes Your Spirit Soar

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The opening moments of Patema Inverted successfully grab one’s attention and curiousity. As we watch through what appears to be a video camera and hear panicked, static-riddled cries in different languages, a city’s worth of buildings begin to rupture and float upwards into the vast sky. Instead of being a misguided attempt to turn Pixar’s […]

PR: FUNimation to Premiere "Terror in Resonance" at Anime Expo 2014

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FUNimation to Premiere Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo Flower Mound, TX – May 27, 2014 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that it will host a world premiere screening of  Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles while simultaneously screening at Japan Expo in Paris. The screening will take place Saturday, July 5, […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: Leiji Matsumoto's "Star Blazers," "Yamato 2199," and "Galaxy Railways"

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Netflix Sets Dates For "Knights of Sidonia", "Harlock: Space Pirate"

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In a pair of recent announcements, the video service Netflix confirmed that it will begin global video streams for Polygon Pictures’ sci-fi mecha anime Knights of Sidonia on July 4, 2014 and Toei’s 2013 film Harlock: Space Pirate (a.k.a. Space Pirate Captain Harlock) on August 1, 2014. Knights of Sidonia was first announced last December […]

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. […]

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