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Commercials for The Heroic Legend of Arslan are here

It's been quite a long time since I've heard the title, The Heroic Legend of Arslan. I remember there was a pretty sweet OVA series a while back, as well as a very popular series of novels and manga. It looks as though the story is getting...

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New Godzilla poster is retro-awesome

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 like to see these ...

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The Grudge gets a Hollywood reboot

The Grudge was part of the Japanese horror wave in the early 2000s that hit the West and gave millions the irrational fear of long, messy bed-hair and gutteral throat sounds. To my surprise, a reboot of The Grudge was said to be in the...

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Sega's 3D Classics finally heading west

Did you know that there are quite a few games in the 3D Classics range for Nintendo 3DS that haven't been released outside of Japan? There are a couple of games that were released only in Japan, which is kind of understandable, but there ar...

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Enjoy 10 minutes Space Battleship Yamato 2199 movie

With all the fun anime that's been on TV in Japan lately, somehow I've totally forgotten to watch the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 show. The gorgeous looking show has also been compiled into theatrical releases, with the last one, Spa...

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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 history was set. I w...

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Do you want to still be part of this Gatchaman Crowd?

I just don't know what to think here. The official Gatchaman Crowds website has finally taken off the veil on Gatchaman information we've all been waiting for. Yeah... it's um, different. The original Gatchaman theme song is not going throu...

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Oh man, the new Gatchaman trailer is sick

Oh man, it's finally here. The full Gatchaman trailer displays its loveliness in of its 1:33 minutes of glory! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't completely stoked about this! Super Science Ninja Team Gatchaman is one of my old school favorit...

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New Captain Harlock trailer in all its Space Opera glory

If you've been on the fence about the upcoming Captain Harlock movie, I'm betting that this hot new trailer is going to sell you on it. The upcoming remake of the Leiji Matsumoto classic from 1970 sports a record breaking 30 million dollar...

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There's a familiar face in this Gatchaman Crowd

Some more art work has been released from the upcoming Super Science Ninja Team Gatchaman remake. Just when I said I was happy to see little evidence of the previous shows in the new Gatchaman Crowds, a very familiar face... errr name, make...

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A Daily Dose of Music: Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Thy've been jamming this tune live for quite a few years now, but it's finally a single. The fellas from my beloved Asian Kung-Fu Generation have released a new video of their cover of the seminal 90's Alternative classic, Loser. I'm not m...

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Gatchaman Crowds looks... different

If you were thinking the upcoming Gatchaman Crowds would look even remotely similar to the original Super Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, you're in for a bit of a surprise. Personally, I'm delighted to see the concept go in a new di...

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Spike Lee's Old Boy remake gets a poster

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. However, since the K...

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A new Gatchaman anime is slated to air this summer

In some surprising news, it looks as though the 1972 classic anime, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, is getting a heavy facelift and reboot. A few tantalizing images have surfaces on Kenji Nakamura's take on the series, Gatchaman Cro...


Captain Harlock returns to battle this Fall

Oh man, it's finally here. I am so excited for the upcoming Captain Harlok remake! Toei have unleashed a new 48 second nostalgia inducing roller coaster of pleasure, with the English dubber international trailer fo...


Is Mamoru Oshii working on a live-action Patlabor?

Patlabor fans pay attention! That fabled live-action film might just become a reality. During a recent stream of Nico Nico Namahousou, Mamoru Oshii and Toshio Suzuki were talking about a few things when the questioned about the rival or Osh...


Robotech fan film begins to take shape

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 may attention in...


EXILE's Akira to star in Great Teacher Onizuka remake

For a long time, people have loved GTO, a.k.a. Great Teacher Onizuka, the story of a gang-member-turned-awesome-teacher. The original manga ran from 1997 to 2002, which spawned a live-action TV drama, a movie, and an anime, all around ...


Shonen Jump Alpha serializes Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration

The first time I heard of Rurouni Kenshin wasn't from some Samurai X OVA, it was from an extremely early issue of the US Shonen Jump, highlighting popular series from Weekly Shonen Jump. After the anime started airing on Toonami, Viz announ...


Space Battleship Yamato 2199 almost out, gets manga

If you weren't aware, there's a new Space Battleship Yamato project that's just about finished. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a 26-episode remake of the original series made by Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Leiji Matsumoto in 1974. (Some older ...


This Akira synopsis made me shed a single tear

If actor employment site Acting Auditions is to be believed, we have found our first real synopsis of the live action train wreck in the making, Akira. I say train wreck because from what I can tell, the actual point of the film and manga h...


The Ranma 1/2 live drama trailer is here

Your nervous wait is finally over. The trailer for the Ranma 1/2 live drama trailer is finally ready to be viewed! I have to say, this look better than I expected. I guess the use of the word drama had me worried. It looks every bit as wild...


Space Battleship Yamato returns

There is not really anything that is more iconic in anime than the sight of the Space Battleship Yamato. The story will be returning to the big screen and TV in April, this time under the helm of Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon). The trailer for...


TGS 2011: Falcom surprises with a remake of Ys IV

I've been pretty excited about the PS Vita since its initial announcement, but this latest bit of news was enough to send me into an insane fervor. Japanese developer Falcom announced at the Tokyo Game Show that they would be remaking the f...


Ys I & II Chronicles is out today!

So what if Sony's PSP2 or NGP or whatever the hell they decide to call it has been unveiled to the public? JRPG fans know that the much more affordable original PSP has become an amazing system for their favorite genre. Today, XSEED continu...


Japanator Recommends: Ys: The Oath in Felghana

The Ys series has always been in my peripheral vision whenever I look at the RPG genre. I've heard whispers from old-school gamers about it, but I've honestly never took the time to track down a copy. Maybe it's the relative obscurity of th...


OHH MY LOVEEEEEE: 'Ghost" gets a j-remake

Why popular 90s flick "Ghost" wasn't a j-drama in the first place I can't even imagine, because the story is perfectly cheesy enough to fit the bill, but it looks like that oversight is about to be remedied. We spotted over at Tok...


Captain Obvious: Evangelion 2.22 gets many many preorders

Did you really expect anything else? Gainax is not only the king of angsting youngsters, but also the king of rereleases and getting people to buy them.The next installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion movie quadrilogy, Evangelion 2.22: You...


Zac Efron says Death Note remake not coming anytime soon

While I don't particularly want to see an American remake of Death Note, it's obvious it is still on the horizon, because when something makes money Hollywood must jump in and do it their way. If we have to have one, I don't really have a p...


The Art of Evangelion: how it shaped the series

Neon Genesis Evangelion is an influential anime series for many reasons: it's unique story (for its time), interesting characters (for its time), and exciting mecha designs (for its time). The reason for all those disclaimers? Now everyone ...


Spielberg and Smith's Oldboy dead, otaku relieved

Around the world, a collective sigh of relief is breathed by otaku everywhere. Steven Spielberg and Will Smith had been conspiring to remake the Korean film Oldboy (which was based on a Japanese manga). The absurdity of the idea seemed to e...


Assault Girls already being eyed for a US remake

I know what you're thinking: "US remake already? Didn't I just see trailers for this movie?" Yeah, you did. I guess Hollywood's eagle eye is sharper than ever. Twitchfilm is reporting that during a recent Shibuya press conference,...


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