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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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Honda Brings Anime-Inspired Motorcycle To London Comic Con

by Alex Beanon May 20, 2014
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 […]

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Anime Limited Launching Kickstarter For Definitive Edition of "Patema Inverted"

by Grant Whiteon April 30, 2014
Already having announced a limited theatrical release, Scotland based UK anime licensor Anime Limited will begin a Kickstarter campaign for Patema Inverted. Due to launch 2nd May for a planned release in October, the Kickstarter will enable the company to reproduce and translate various extras (both digital and physical) from the Japanese Deluxe Edition including […]
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DreamWorks Brings Ghost In The Shell Back To Life

by Alex Beanon January 25, 2014
Popular manga thriller title “Ghost in the Shell” is set to have another resurrection as film animation studio DreamWorks will bring a new live-action adaptation to the big screen. The film, based on a plotline following a futuristic battle against techno crime by a covert special ops unit does not yet have a voice cast […]

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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 […]

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Big News for Comic Book Guy on Upcoming Episode of "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
ComicsAlliance.com has uncovered stills and loglines for an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, where Comic Book Guy will apparently marry a manga artist. The episode title is “Married to the Blob,” Stan Lee is set to make a cameo voice appearance in the episode. ComicsAlliance also has stills and more details about the episode in […]
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Oldboy Becomes A Spike Lee Joint

by Alex Beanon July 12, 2013
Based loosely on the Japanese manga, “Old Boy”, the film about a man imprisoned for 15 years and then mysteriously released by an unknown captor was a South Korean hit 10 years ago. Now comes the Spike Lee remake starring Josh Brolin in the lead role and due for an October 25, 2013 release…

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Keiji Nakazawa, "Barefoot Gen" Creator, 1939 - 2012

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2012
Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the Barefoot Gen manga documenting his life in Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, passed away on December 19, 2012, at the age of 73 due to lung cancer. A native of Hiroshima, Nakazawa was only 6 when the atomic bomb was dropped, and his father, […]
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NYCC 2012: Viz Media Licenses "Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration", "Tiger & Bunny" Manga, "Barrage" and More

by Todd DuBoison October 14, 2012
At its New York Comic Con panel, Viz Media announced its plans to release Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration in “Spring/Summer 2013″. An alternate and condensed retelling of Watsuki’s original story about a former assassin questing for penance in Japan’s Meiji Era, the comic was created to commemorate the live-action film adaptation released in Japanese […]