I’ve had a lot of trouble catching on to anime over the years, but every so often there’s a show that sounds so incredibly insane that I can’t help but watch it. That’s how I got reeled into a shows li... read feature
I've mentioned this before, but of the many games that tried to steal Monster Hunter's fire, I liked God Eater the most. While mechanically it was often just "diet" Monster Hunter, its approach to storytelling and anime... read
[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!]
I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in ... read
Given the climate of anime production these days, one could see it as inevitable, but as a fan of the One Punch Man manga, it's pretty exciting to hear that the show will finally be getting a TV anime adaptation.
The internet erupted as you might expect when DreamWorks Pictures announced that the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi had gone to Caucasian actress, Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation. It looks like... read
At times it seems like Dreamworks' planned live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell has been in development hell for so long that we were contemplating writing a script that automatically tagged any story about it wi... read
The uber popular manga Prophecy, written by Testuya Tsutsui is getting an adaptation on the big screen in Japan. The tale of unfulfilled justice and judgment makes its debut in theaters on June 6th, adding to the already solid summer movie line-up. I hope the film can give the slow burning crime thriller a bit of justice, as the shots look pretty good so far! read
When you have some love for a project, it really shows. Throw in some decent acting, a knack for special effects, and some martial arts skills --you are onto something special. Dragon Ball Z fan group, Robot Underground is m... read
I'm quite sure there's no way that you haven't seen this year's best movie, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy yet. However, if for some reason you've been on a 2D diet, drop what you're doing and take in one of the most enjoy... read
The live adaption of the classic anime thief Lupin III, is set to hit theaters in Japan on August 30th, but you don't have to wait that long to get a glimpse. There's a new trailer making its rounds, and this time the video ... read
Japanator's about more than anime, don't you know! It's also about watching dignified hunks like Ken Watanabe do a samurai take on Clint Eastwood's 1992 western Unforgiven, and that's exactly what this is.
A short while ago we reported on the announcement of a Princess Jellyfish film (based off of Akiko Higashimura's manga), but the listing neglected an important detail: whether it was live-action or animated. I surmised that i... read
Hey you! Yeah, you! Do you want to see a short teaser for the upcoming Lupin III live-action adaption? I bet you do! This 30-second clip came out a few days ago, but it was covered in the typical trappings of Japanese TV, so... read
I know there is a small but dedicated fanbase out there for Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime). Both the original manga by Akiko Higashimura and the anime by Brain's Base for Noitamina were great versions of the story, and I'm a... read
Color this convenient: shortly after the English release of Moyoco Anno's Insufficient Direction, it's been announced that it's getting an anime adaptation. It won't be much -- 13 3-minute flash animations as a part of Animus... read
Video games! Who needs 'em! What's really cool is live-action, that's what! Keiji Inafune may be riding a wave of success after his Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 blazed past Kickstarter goals and into the internet... read
Oh boy, here we go.
It's been more than half a decade since Dreamworks acquired the rights to produce a live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, and mostly it's been all quiet. Many had simply consigned the idea to vapor... read
Hollywood's upcoming live-action adaption of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime cult-classic Kite has been in development for years. Thanks to this new trailer, we're finally getting our first real look at the film, and i... read
Sure, we may still be waiting for both The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya to venture out of Japan, but let's forget that for a minute and get excited for another new film! Film distributor TOHO has recently re... read
When I first heard that Hiroshi Sakurazaka's classic sci-fi light novel, All You Need is Kill was getting the Hollywood treatment, I got a bit worried. It was initially announced that Brad Pitt was attached to the film as th... read
Mark your calendar for the Spring 2014 season, because Tsutomu Sato's light novel series The Irregular at Magic High School will be getting an anime adaptation courtesy of the folks at Madhouse. Saki's director Manabu On... read
According to the latest issue of Young King Ours magazine, Ruri Miyahara's latest manga, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, is getting an anime adaptation. The romantic comedy features a boy who's living alone in the Kawais... read
I don't know about you, but a part of me is wishing for 2013 to be over already. Other than Space Dandy's super amazing entry into the 2014 Winter Anime Season, the return of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is another fine treat to ... read
Confession time! I know very little about Soul Eater, besides the fact that its ending credits were used for the awesome Persona 4 mashup I've embedded before. That said, it does seem to be popular, and the saga of ... read
I like Hiro Mizushima a whole lot.
My first encounter with the talented Japanese actor came via Kamen Rider Kabuto, a show that was only ever as over the top as Mizushima's portrayal of Souji Tendou. I also thought he was gre... read
Recently, the actor Keanu Reeves hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to promote his new film, Man of Tai Chi. Of course, most of the questions were about Bill & Ted and The Matrix, but Reeves did respond to one question... read
Talk about a complete face off. Now that Viz has announced that they have acquired the rights to simulcast Coppelion, we're in for a double dose of post apocalyptic shows with over-the-top school girls. While Coppelion share... read
Of all the popular light novel series to adapt into a live action film, Haganai is probably the last one I would ever consider. Yet here we are, looking at images for the upcoming movie. What a world we live in, eh?
This tim... read
I'm probably the worse person to ask when it comes to Kyoto Animation related things, since the last KyoAni related thing that I saw was the first episode of Chuunibiyo and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumia. Instead of mak... read
The second part of the film version of Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, finally has a release date and trailer. The incredibly deep and award winning manga first made its way to the big screen back in 2010, and the sequel will finally... read
I hadn't actually ever read Yua Kotegawa's 2 part manga series Aracana before. However, whenever I hear about new Japanese horror or manga adaptations my ears perk up. AFter watching the new trailer, I can't say I'm itching ... read
After a brief hiatus, the anime adaptation of the hit manga, Coppelion looks to be coming along nicely. The story focuses on a group of students living in a post nuclear meltdown Japan. After the disaster played out in Fukus... read