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Yep, you read that right: Robotech. Not Macross, but the world of Rick Hunter, Veritechs, hovertanks, and the Robotech Masters. That Robotech, the oddly compelling Frankenstein's monster assembled from cuts of Macross, S...


Don't you love it when, for some trick of fate or circumstance, the idle fantasies you used to dream up when you were a dumb kid somehow come true? That's what happened for a lot of folks a couple days ago when Director Jose...


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...


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...




Silent Library was based off a segment of a Japanese show, Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! Yes, that is a really long name. While it didn't quite pack the same punch as the original, it was a pretty funny show for a...


Legendary writer and director, Hayao Miyazaki accepted an honorary Oscar this weekend, highlighting his prolific career. While the road hasn't been smooth over the past few years for the Studio Ghibli head honcho, there's no...


[Update: It seems Kadokawa's taken down the video. We'll update the post with a new source as soon as we can find one.] Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, abou...


Fans of classic Japanese space opera have a reason to celebrate of be concerned, depending on your predisposition. US based Skydance Productions has acquired the rights to produce the remake of the seminal Leiji Matsumoto 197...


That seems to be the story Paramount have gone with in their new "Legend of the Yokai" trailer for this year's big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, opening on August 8th. According to the stylized animations and ster...


I think I'll take a few more excuses to write about Godzilla before the film comes out! Yes, this new Godzilla poster is just about perfect. I wish it was a tad more detailed, but other than that, it's pretty spot-on. I'd lik...


With this week's release of Transcendence, a movie where a scientist played by Johnny Depp escapes his death by digitizing himself, talk has started up again about concepts that first appeared in anime showing up in big Holly...


With the live action adaptation of All You Need Is Kill (rebranded as Edge of Tomorrow) set to release on June 6, Viz's Haikasoru line is preparing to capitalize on the blockbuster film. They'll be dropping an updated version...


Every year in Japan, cheerful hoards of people gather on February 3rd to celebrate Setsubun. The holiday is basically a way to ring in the new year, and rid your life and home of any bad spirits. It's pretty festive occasion...


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...


Here's one of your favorite things, internet: an announcement of an announcement! The creator of Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino, will be collaborating with the Hollywood special effects company Legacy Effects to create "movies base...


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...


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...


Popular Visual Kei artist, and human peacock, Miyavi has managed to pique the interest of Hollywood executives, and more specifically, actor-turned-director Angelina Jolie, who have cast the musician in their upcoming film Un...


After becoming a living mecha god after his recent Pacific Rim movie, you'd think that director Guillermo del Toro would be hard to impress. A news crew followed the visionary around Tokyo, making a few stops to buy stuff, a...


Apparently no one got the memo on how to kill things with fire, as the live action version of the classic anime film, Akira has reared its head again! Last we heard, the project was put back on the shelf due to budget reasons...


Looking at the trailer for the upcoming Universal Studio's film, 47 Ronin, you might not guess that the movie is inspired by a group of real samurai. The tale actually goes back to the 18th century, and follows a group of sa...


In what may actually pan out to be a wild rumor, mega Hollywood star Leonard DiCaprio has been heard uttering a word that elicits extreme emotions in many anime fans, "Robotech." Yes, the lovechild of Carl Macek's Harmony Gol...


When the film adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya's Old Boy manga was released in Korea, it sent shockwave across the film industry. The grittiness, plot, and twists still have people talking today, and its place in histo...


Warner Brothers have released a brand new featurette for Guillermo del Toro's Giant Robot-love letter, Pacific Rim. The three and a half minute clip takes us behind-the-scenes to outline the plot, and introduce us to several of its characters. Fortunately -- or not, depending on how you view things -- there isn't much in the way of new footage, so at least you won't be spoiled too much.


Well, this is a surprise. After months of practically-confirmed rumors surrounding Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami has gone and confirmed that indeed, David Hatyer will not be the playing the voice of Snake....


Here's some sweet news for fans of a diverse range of things. Fans of Harry Potter, fans of Japanese gangsters, fans of books, and fans of movies can now rejoice together, as Jake Adelstein's book Tokyo Vice is getting a...


I never picked up the original Old Boy manga, but I was a really big fan of the Chan Woo Park film. Ever since I heard Spike Lee had decided to remake the film for Western audiences, I've been quite wary of the concept. Howev...


Fans of the controversial and popular and Japanese film and novel, Battle Royale can let out a hearty sigh of relief. It was announced a while back the the CW had been in talks about acquiring&nb...


We were all pretty hyped to hear that some really fantastic anime films had made the Oscar short list for possible nominations. Well, you know what happens when you get your hopes up! Ghibli's lovely, From Up on Poppy Hi...


Miura could sell me anything, especially when she invokes the power of Danbo! This time she not peddling Jaws Blu-Rays, but instead the classic Spielberg flick, ET. Perhaps they could do stop motion movies with Yotsuba&! Revoltechs. That I would buy! [Via ANN]


Now here's a bit of a weird, or at least uncommon occurrence. Idol horde AKB48, a group I figured only otaku would know of in North America, has been tapped to perform a song for the Hollywood movie Wreck-It-Ralph, which fran...


And this time it's actually true! For years we've seen rumors of a Hollywood-produced Metal Gear movie come and go, but series auteur Hideo Kojima's stuck to his guns, forever saying that he was waiting for just the righ...


Jaws is all set to be released on a special collector's edition Blu-Ray in Japan. The Speilberg hit has an exciting new commercial with an unlikely ambassador. Who in the world could control the sheer power of this...


Oldboy is one of those classics for anyone who watches Asian cinema. The best-known title in Park Chan-wook's Vengeance trilogy has long been "in the works" for an American remake. Spike Lee is already set to direct it a...


I never though of Darth Vader as a dependable guy, but man, he looks like a pal. Chilling with what ever you are doing, Vader is judging. Is that what's going on here? Maybe I'm missing the whole tie in with the new Samsung ...


Well, maybe our favorite wide eye girl didn't quite troll the American comedian, but close enough. On a recent episode of his sitcom Louie, the comedian can be seen ever so lovingly stroking his issues of Yotsuba. Not so weird though, right? I mean who in the world doesn't read the Yotsuba&! manga? It's always good to see our girl in action. [Via Crunchyroll]


Still waiting in dread for the potential of a Hollywood Robotech remake? Well, some talented Spanish speaking "fans" have gotten together on a project that they are calling Robotech: Valkyrie Project, and you might want to m...


You just can't keep a good girl down. After a roller coaster ride of manga resurrections, and anime adaptations. Gunnm, aka Battle Angel Alita, may still be made into a Hollywood movie. Perhaps we won't be seeing Gally o...


Yes, an "action-adventure Sixth Sense". Such are the words of Dan Mazeau, screenwriter for Wrath of the Titans and the live-action adaptation of background-less swordfighting anime and manga Bleach. Speaking at a pr...


I want Pizza! Wait, wrong Olsen. Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of the sensation known as the Olsen Twins, is now in talks with producers about the lead female role in the Spike Lee's remake of Old Boy. Park Chan-Wook's ...






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