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2:30 PM on 02.06.2014

Robocop's prime directives need to adjusted

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...

Hiroko Yamamura


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12:00 PM on 01.27.2014

Hollywood's Ghost in the Shell adaptation gets a director

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...

Josh Tolentino

7:00 PM on 01.15.2014

Gundam creator Tomino to collaborate with Legacy Effects

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...

Ben Huber

3:30 PM on 01.06.2014

Our first real look at Hollywood's adaption of Kite

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...

Tim Sheehy

8:00 AM on 12.12.2013

All You Need is Kill film adaptation looks amazing

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

5:00 PM on 10.11.2013

Miyavi to star in Hollywood film?

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...

Tim Sheehy

12:00 PM on 08.13.2013

Pacific Rim faces off with Gundam

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Live action Akira refuses to die!

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

3:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Keanu and his 47 Ronin spice up a classic tale

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 07.27.2013

Leonardo DiCaprio believes in Robotechnology

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

1:00 PM on 07.11.2013

Can the Old Boy remake bring anything new?

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

5:00 PM on 06.29.2013

New Pacific Rim featurette goes behind-the-scenes

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.

Tim Sheehy