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Anime Limited To Release Production I.G.'s 'Miss Hokusai' In UK & Ireland

by Grant Whiteon February 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced they have obtained the rights to Miss Hokusai in the UK and Ireland. Produced by the always popular Production I.G., directed by Keiichi Hara and inspired by Hinako Sugiura’s comic Sarusuberi the film focusses on O-Ei, the little known daughter of the famous and influential Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai in 1814 […]
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Shonen Hollywood To Receive Blu-ray/DVD Release

by Alex Beanon June 27, 2014
Good news if you live in Japan [or can easily order items from Amazon Japan] as the anime adaptation of the “Shonen Hollywood” novel series is set to come to Blu-ray and DVD. The series – due to air next week [July 5] in Japan – follows the lives of boys who attend the imaginary […]

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution Has A Release Date

by Alex Beanon June 14, 2014
The video game “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution” finally has a release date – albeit, for Japan only at the moment – as well as the announcement that there will be a playable demo which may be ready in time for the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego next month. Screenshots and videos have […]
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CLIP: "Haruhi Hunting" Promotional Video

by Alex Beanon June 4, 2014
Anime sensation Haruhi Suzumiya has not been seen in four years since the release of “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” but now, in a promo video for a new pachinko game in Japan entitled “Haruhi Hunting: The Hunt For Memories Lost”, Japanese-based fans of the 2006 anime series are asked to locate 707 missing frames […]

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Japanese Soccer Stars Recreate Flash Kicker's Twin Goal

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2014
You know World Cup is getting tantalizingly closer when two members of Japan’s World Cup team – Takahiro Ogihara and Hotaru Yamaguchi – have time to work on their creativity by recreating the iconic “twin shot” performed by Flash Kicker [Captain Tsubasa] from the popular manga animation series, comic book and video game…
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Review: "Patema Inverted (UK Kickstarter Project/Theatrical Release)": Makes Your Spirit Soar

by Grant Whiteon May 28, 2014
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 […]

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"Patema Inverted" Released In UK Cinemas This May

by Grant Whiteon April 4, 2014
  Anime Limited will be releasing Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s Patema Inverted in UK cinemas this May. Patema is the princess of a subterranean society of humans who longs to go beyond the winding maze of tunnels. Doing so leads her to encounter a boy named Age, whose entire world is literally 180 degrees from that of […]
Jaume Collet-Serra and ComingSoon.net Completely Miss the Point of Akira Anime

Live-Action "Akira" Director Says Source Material and Japanese Culture Don't Have "Strong Characters"

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2014
ComingSoon.net has interviewed Jaume Collet-Serra, director of the upcoming Liam Neeson action vehicle Non-Stop, about his work on the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. He says that he is continuing to work on the adaptation (which Warner Bros. shelved due to budget concerns), but that the material is proving difficult to adapt. He invites […]

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Cross Media International Will Bring Osamu Tezuka's Cast of Characters to North America

by Shawn Hopkinson January 17, 2014
Astro Boy and friends have a new representative. Cross Media International, a San Franscisco-based production and management company, announced today that it entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Osamu Tezuka’s properties and characters in North America. Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga” and the “Walt Disney […]
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Japanese Government Launches "Cool Japan" Initiative

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
Anime News Network reports that the Japanese government has funded a new “Japan Channel” dedicated to exporting Japanese cultural programming internationally, including anime, dramas, music, and travel program. The initial seed money of 15.5 billion yen (approximately $14.7 million) is for subtitling and dubbing costs and publicity, as well as setting up foreign broadcasting offices […]