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Garm Wars photo
Garm Wars

Garm Wars: The Last Druid looks amazing

Pure eye candy
Oct 28
Momoru Oshii screened his latest live-action Production I.G. film, Garm Wars: The Last Druid this week at The Tokyo International Film Fest. The amazing looking film is actually his first English language outing for the vete... read
Psycho Pass photo
Can the world stay the same?
Psycho Pass season two is in full swing and as usual, your favorite Editor in Chief is late to the game. So, things kind of pick up right where season one left off, albeit a bit too casually. In fact, the whole episode plays ... read feature

A Letter to Momo photo
A Letter to Momo

A Letter to Momo opens in America this week

Meet up time?
Aug 25
The award winning Production I.G. film A Letter to Momo, is set to hit theaters this week, and with any luck might be hitting your home town. The beautiful looking film has the makings of a classic, and is a tale of a shy ki... read
Psycho-Pass photo

New Psycho-Pass movie trailer shows us a lot of nothing

I can't wait til October
Jul 08
I've been waiting patiently for any new information about the upcoming Psycho-Pass film, slated to hit theaters this winter. You can imagine my frustration when the site posted a teaser trailer, that shows us absolutely noth... read
HAL photo
Looks pretty
This one seemed have just slipped by me. Studio WIT, which is a subdivision of the mighty Production I.G. has a new animated film coming out, under the unassuming title HAL. The name gives me some serious Space Odyssey flash... read feature

Gargantia photo

Internet Explorer collab lets your browser fly around the Gargantia fleet

A bilingual and open source ad for Internet Explorer
Jun 18
It's a video game you can play on the browser; it shows off the open source graphics engine Turbulenz. It's called Sky Courier, and this browser game puts you in the seat of apowered glider from Gargantia, in which you have ... read
Review: Hal photo
"Please, save that child."
Wit Studio is probably best known for their work on the hit anime Attack on Titan, but in stark contrast with high octane action and drama we might associate with Wit, they released a quiet yet ambitious short film OVA, Hal. ... read feature

News photo

Production I.G. to adapt Sugiura's Sarasuberi

Studio to team with Colorful's Keichi Hara
Apr 28
Last week Production I.G. announced plans to team with Colorful's Keiichi Hara for an upcoming animated feature. The film will be an adaption of the acclaimed 80s' historical manga Sarusuberi from the late Hinako Su... read
Haikyu!! photo
Jump like you mean it
If we were ranking these new shows based on animation quality alone, Haikyu!! would be king of the mountain; out of everything I've seen so far this season, only the first episode Captain Earth has better animation...may... read feature

Anime photo

New two part Gargantia OVA coming fall 2014

Mar 22
[Update: Added official key visual] We've known for some time that a sequel to 2013's Gen Urobuchi/Kazuya Murata original TV anime, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, was in the works. At this weekend's AnimeJapan event, it w... read
Blood-C photo

Blood-C summed up in 60 seconds

Yep, that looks right
Mar 03
You may remember that I wasn't too hot on Blood-C or its sequel, The Last Dark. It really suffers from a listless plot that doesn't do much with its interesting lead character. However, it does have interesting moments, many... read
Anime photo

Moribito added to Neon Alley's mid-season schedule

To begin streaming on January 17th
Jan 08
Viz Media's streaming network Neon Alley is half way through their fall season of programming. To mark the occasion they'll be adding some new programming to their schedule, starting with the mid-season debut of 2007's M... read
Card Captor Sakura photo
Card Captor Sakura

Card Captor Sakura production material books on the way

I want all of them
Dec 11
Card Captor Sakura is one of my top ten favorite anime series of all time. It's charming, heart warming, exciting, and unique in many ways. I personally think it's Clamp's best work. AnimeStyle will be publishing three separa... read
Review photo
Last chance for redemption
One of my largest criticisms in my review of Blood C was that it had no definitive ending. Yes, there was a resolution involving most of the characters in town, but it was clear that the show was a 12-episode precursor to the... read feature

Blood C photo
Blood C

Blood C receives animation award

Well, the animation WAS pretty good
Oct 22
While it isn't a perfect show, Blood C is an alright horror show that looks and sounds solid. It seems that other publications agreed, as the 12 episode program was awarded the 2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation. Presented ... read
Ghost in the Shell ARISE photo
Ghost in the Shell ARISE

Ghost in the Shell ARISE border 2: Ghost Whispers trailer

Explosions, gun play, and lots of CG
Oct 18
While not without problems, I enjoyed the first entry of Ghost in the Shell ARISE.  I've always been a big GitS fan, and though ARISE made some odd changes (voice actors, character designs), on the whole it felt like a ... read
Psycho-Pass photo

Psycho-Pass will continue!

Maybe Shinya's hair will get messy?
Sep 09
One of my highlights of this past year was definitely the gritty sci-fi series, Psycho-Pass. The Production I.G. hit brought a lot of Western sensibility as well as some lovely gory moments to the mysterious show. While thin... read
Psycho-Pass 0 photo
Psycho-Pass 0

Listen closely to Psycho-Pass 0

Sounds like fun!
Aug 05
I never really got into audio books. I tried to use them when cramming in college, but would always find myself skipping tracks to something more interesting. If there is any sure fire way to get to sleep, try playing an aud... read
Kick-Heart photo

Kick-Heart gets an award kicked its way

Definitely not a kick-back
Jul 30
Who says good things don't get recognized in today's society, eh? A definite Good Thing, Kick-Heart, the Kickstarter-funded pro-wrestling anime affair from Masaaki Yuasa and Production I.G., has just gotten the nod from New ... read
Friday Night Fights photo
Squirrel Battle!
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! The crowd was roaring last week, and kicks were flying all over the place! Chun-Li and Chie were both decimating the J-tor Arena as their foots clashed gloriously. As the tide of victory was goin... read feature

TRIGGER Kickstarter photo
Studio TRIGGER knocks their KS goal out of the park.
In less than six hours, TRIGGER reached the goal of $150,000 on their Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter project. While this certainly doesn't break any KS records, it is nonetheless a huge victory for fans of animation and ... read feature

Yamato 2199 Dub photo
Yamato 2199 Dub

AX '13: Yamato 2199 getting English dub

We Star Blazers now
Jul 07
Hey, remember Star Blazers, the English incarnation of Space Battleship Yamato? Well, it's back! Sort of. Production I.G. and its partners are apparently opting to take advantage of Star Blazers' greater recognition in the w... read
FI: Gargantia photo
It's like Water World, except not really.
Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos was a much better film than anybody ever expected it to be. Kazuya Murata's first animated feature, Milos was a beautiful looking feature that felt like a substantial side story in t... read feature

Genshiken trailer photo
Genshiken trailer

It's almost time to see our Genshiken pals again!

This summer best not disappoint!
Jun 26
All members of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture please stand up! It seems like the wait has been forever, but Genshiken: Second Season is almost upon us! The always amazing Production I.G. are running the s... read
GITS Arise preview photo
GITS Arise preview

The first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise rise up

Or should I say 'arise'?
Jun 14
Hankering for another dose of Ghost in the Shell and schlocky Microsoft Surface promos aren't enough to do the job? Bandai and Production IG have just the thing for you! How about eight full minutes of Ghost in the Shell Ari... read
Blood-C Review photo
More claret than your local winery
When I watched Blood C in Summer of 2011, I thought it was a show that had a lot of promise. It started out with the distinct feeling that something wasn't right in an idyllic town that was being pressed upon by nightmarish b... read feature

GitS: ARISE trailer photo
GitS: ARISE trailer

Ghost in the Shell: ARISE gets a dramatic trailer

This is a much better look at the new GitS.
May 11
Despite some odd design choices, I'm actually really looking forward to the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: ARISE OVAs. I've been a huge fan of the franchise since I was a kid, and I was thrilled to here we'd be getting mo... read
Friday Night Fights photo
A showdown within a showdown.
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Love Machine tried to absorb Diaboromon with all of his might, but he couldn't keep up with his multiplication ability. That said, Diaboromon finishes Love Machine off with a barrage of... read feature

Attack on Titan piano photo
Attack on Titan piano

Check out this cool piano cover of Attack on Titan's OP

This is really, really awesome.
Apr 15
It's not secret that I'm in love with Attack on Titan's opening theme, Guren no Yumiya (Linked Horizon). After discovering group leader Revo through Bravely Default's amazing soundtrack, I've been devouring anything the man ... read
FI: Attack on Titan photo
A bloody good time.
Attack on Titan has the best opening theme of the season.  There, I said it. Linked Horizon's Guren no Yumiya is a quick moving, almost mesmerizing theme that sets the pace for the rest of the first episode. The visuals ... read feature

Gargantia Impressions photo
It's a brave new world out there.
I love science fiction. Ever since my first encounter with Gainax's Gunbuster back in the day, I've had a soft spot for scifi anime. The technobabble, space battleships, giant robots; I'm immediately willing to give something... read feature

Sentai's two new licenses photo
Sentai's two new licenses

Surprise: Sentai grabs Majestic Prince and Shining Hearts

A robot series with SEED designs and a fantasy show about bread.
Apr 05
In case you haven't noticed, I was actually being sarcastic about my reaction to Sentai's two new licenses. In their never ending battle to license everything, they are using their preemptive licensing strike to grab Maj... read

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