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Final Impressions: Chihayafuru

It's kind of a sad feeling, knowing that something that you love is often misunderstood by others. In the case of the characters in Chihayafuru, it's the game of karuta that is such a niche competitive sport, and one that the...


Surprise! Ninja Scroll's Blu-ray to have US English dub

Why should you be surprised? Because the English dub is going to be included in the Japanese Blu-ray release of Ninja Scroll, which will probably obliterate the chances of this getting a western release. I guess this also means that Ma...


Madhouse to produce animated Peanuts shorts

This is pretty rad. Studio Madhouse, animators of such beloved series as Black Lagoon, Death Note, Trigun, Chihayafuru and a barrage of hit films, will be pairing with Peanuts Worldwide to produce animated shorts with Peanuts characters. I ...


Satoshi Kon's The Dream Machine may be dead

[As originally posted on Flixist] Satoshi Kon's death in August 2010 was a sad blow to fans of 2D animation. The anime director died at the age of 47, leaving behind a short body of work: Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Toky...


Live in Los Angeles? Don't miss Redline!

Surprisingly good racing anime movie Redline is going to be showing at an independent movie theater in Los Angeles from Dec. 2 through the 8th! Seriously, if you haven't watched it, you should go see it. Even if you have watched it, it's gr...


First Impressions: Chihayafuru

There's something appealing about the uncertain. By human's very nature, we find ourselves to be curious about things that are meant to be kept hidden or restricted from us. In the most basic of sense, after all, curiosity helps drive our i...


Two episodes of the Supernatural anime are here

And they're here for you, if you happen to be a lover of hot 2D man-meat and live in North America, where the CW channel is hosting two free episodes of Madhouse's anime adaptation of Supernatural, a live-action TV series starring two hunks...


Iron Man and Wolverine airing on G4 starting July 29

We knew they were coming eventually, but now G4 has finally announced air dates for the start of the Marvel-Madhouse collaborations Iron Man and Wolverine. The two shows will air back-to-back starting Friday, July 29 at 11PM ET/PT, wit...


Blade gets anime adaptation

The Marvel anime train keeps on rolling. Not content with animating Iron Man, Wolverine, and the X-Men, Madhouse has turned its sights on Blade, the black dhampir who hunts vampires. Animax has put together a site for the upcoming series, d...


Streaming GET: Ultra Violet, Viper's Creed now on Crackle

If you're looking to find a new simulcast/streaming outlet besides the usual Hulu/Anime Network/Crunchyroll triad, Crackle might be for you. Alternatively, maybe you just love watching things on Crackle. In either case, the network's acquir...


Supernatural: The Anime Series is out in July for America

That's a fast turn-around! While the anime adaptation of the American TV series Supernatural got a staggered release in Japan - episodes 1-2 on January 12, episodes 3-12 on February 2, and episodes 13-22 on April 6 - North American viewers ...


X-Men gets an anime adaptation, looks awesome

Surprise, everyone! Looks like the X-Men are coming to Japan in anime form! Now I know this wouldn't be the first time a Marvel franchise has attempted the crossover to eastern audiences, with Iron Man and Wolverine having tried to mak...


Highschool of the Dead jiggles onto Hulu

Did you not get enough of Highschool of the Dead when it aired last summer? Or perhaps you just didn't want to pony up the cash for The Anime Network's simulcast of it? Well don't feel bad, because now you can get all your zombie-slaying, b...


Hosoda up against Toy Story 3's Unkrick for best director

I've got a lot of love for Summer Wars, as you can tell, and so should a lot of you! I've also got a lot of love for Mamoru Hosada, director of said film, as well as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time ,which I know a lot of...


Want to see Summer Wars in theaters? Then fight for it!

Chances are a lot of people here have seen the glorious Madhouse film Summer Wars, but for those who haven't seen then newest film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Lept Through Time), then now's your chance to act, because it could...


Satoshi Kon's Yume-Miru Kikai resumes production

When Satoshi Kon passed away, he left not only a huge legacy behind him, but a project sitting in front of him as well. That film, Yume-Miru Kikai (The Dream Machine), was thought to simply languish as an unfinished work for the rest of tim...


Japanator Recommends: Oh! Edo Rocket Season 1 Part 1

Oh! Edo Rocket is a show unlike anything I've ever seen before. When I originally began to research the show, I learned that it was based on a staged play set in the Edo period about a young boy and his attempts to build a rocket that ...


FUNimation submits Summer Wars to Oscar nominee pool

You may have heard of this fellow named Mamoru Hosoda recently... he made a little film called The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which won a bunch of awards, nothing big. He also made Summer Wars, a coming-of-age story about a boy who uninte...


Mash-ups are awesome: Highschool of the DRRR!!

Durarara!! is arguably one of the stronger anime series of the new decade. Highschool of the Dead is one of the most buzzworthy shows in recent memory. What happens when you take the already much-parodied indie-rock vibe of DRRR!!'s second ...


Japanator Recommends: Casshern Sins

Imagine a world in which the end of all life, both natural and man-made, was imminent. What would you do as the end of the world approached? How could you deal with the knowledge that death was slowly eating you alive? What purpose could yo...


The anime adaptation of Supernatural isn't that sexy

While my preference for 2-D over 3-D Disgusting Pig is well-known, I can't help but second my elder sister's observation: that the upcoming anime adaptation of the CW's live-action series Supernatural is simply not as sexy as the meatbag-ba...


Japanator Recommends: X

If most anime fans were asked what the typical CLAMP work would contain, noodley pretty boys swinging swords in fantasy settings would probably top the list followed by adorable little girls whirling magical wands accompanied by fluffy lion...


New Black Lagoon trailer isn't all that new

I have much respect for Black Lagoon. It's an astoundingly well-made action anime and easily one of the best shows of the past decade. So, when I learned last July that the third incarnation of the show would be an OVA, I was pretty elated....


FUNimation will be simulcasting Rainbow

To be downright blunt on the matter, Madhouse's Rainbow is simply not a show for everyone. In fact, out of all the people I know that have watched it, only a few have been able to continue their viewership with the show. When it first aired...


Japanator Recommends: Mai Mai Miracle

In the era of moe anime, screening through the hundreds of new titles annually is a chore. Still from time to time I would come across something that makes the assault on my sanity worth the while. Mai Mai Miracle is precisely that sort of ...


Summer Wars wins in 64th Mainichi Film Awards

Madhouse's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was one of the best animated films in recent memory, thanks much in part to director Mamoru Hosoda. No surprise then, when everyone was excited for Summer Wars, their next film that released in Jap...


Madhouse gets its own NicoNico channel, shares awesome

While we're waiting for Nico Nico USA to cover more than just the Space Shuttle launch, the Japanese Nico Nico continues to get awesome stuff in the way of official channels -- the latest and greatest is from Madhouse. If you've got a NicoN...


Madhouse's Mai Mai Miracle is a gorgeous trip into fantasy

If you're even remotely familiar with the works of Studio Ghibli, you're already looking at these photos and thinking "Looks like Ghibli". There may be a reason for that: the film, called Mai Mai Miracle, was made by Katabuchi Sun...


SDCC: Ironman is also getting the anime treatment

Halo isn't the only series that's getting its own anime adaptation. Tapped by Marvel, studio Madhouse is producing the Ironman animated series, slated to come out in 2010 to coincide with the release of Ironman 2. As a giant fan of anything...


Black Lagoon season 3 OVA announced

It looks as though there'll be a third season of Black Lagoon after all. Unfortunately it might be limited to an OVA, but that's understandable considering the speed at which the manga is being released in Japan. Until now, the potential fo...


Madhouse's Masao Maruyama rounds out Otakon guest lineup

Well, it looks like Otakon is going to be filled with a lot of time to hang out and relax with friends, because with the announcement of Masao Maruyama returning to Otakon once again, they've started soliciting interview requests -- which m...


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