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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 […]

ComicsAlliance Interviews Brandon Auman on "Iron Man: Rise of Technovore"

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ComicsAlliance.com has interviewed writer Brandon Auman about his work on Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, the direct-to-video animated feature collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and Japanese anime studio Madhouse. Among other topics, Auman discusses the broad themes that are in the work, the influence of the live-action movies and comics on his animated adaptations, the upcoming […]

Review: "Ninja Scroll" (UK Theatrical Screening): Art of the Ninja

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Ninja Scroll is a feature held as a classic amongst the echelons of Japanese animation fans. Unfortunately, here in the UK it is also linked to an urban legend of it all being ‘violent animated pornography’. I remember buying into these inaccurate slurs in my childhood and vowing I’d stay well away from the stuff […]

Review: "Texhnolyze" DVD Boxset Reissue: Still Highbrow Yet Hardcore

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During the anime of boom of the late 1990s to early 2000s, weird shows were par from the course. What Evangelion started became one of the dominant trends during the boom, as shows like Serial Experiments: Lain and Boogiepop Phantom focused around strange, intellectually complex tales in bizarre, almost-surreal worlds with heavy doses of paranormal […]

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