We interviewed the director of Natsume Yuujinchou, Baccano!, and Durarara!! as well as the producer from studio Brains Base at Fanime 2013! Find out about some of the conflicts, challenges, and pitfalls of adapting manga to anime and some thoughts about Natsume in particular.
A look at the upcoming, Takashi Miike directed “Phoenix Wright” movie and its just-released trailer.
Anime news outlets have been all a buzz with talk that anime distributor Funimation is said to be developing a new division devoted solely to the distribution of hentai anime and games. All titles are said to be released under the branding Funimation Exxxtreme (which pundits have already labeled F-ckimation Products). While most marketing analyst [...]
Recently I attended a gem of a convention tucked just beyond the Rocky Mountains in Denver, CO. Nan Desu Kan has been in operation for about 14 years now and has progressively grown in attendance every year. (So much so that I foresee them moving to a larger venue before too long.) Currently Nan Desu Kan is [...]
Apparently, it has been confirmed that famed anime director Satoshi Kon , director of such works as Perfect Blue and Paprika, has in fact died at the age of 46. Initial statements were made over twitter by founding member of Gainax Takeda Yasuhiro earlier today, followed by an apparent confirmation from Madhouse president Masou Maruyama. [...]
This year at AX brought many things, including some exciting guests, shows, and the first ever English subtitled screening of the new Trigun movie! It was introduced by Japanese producer Shigeru Kitayama and brought to AX by Funimation. The story brings all of the well known characters from the Trigun anime to the big screen. [...]
A short while back, the Japanese rock band The Pillows finished their Delicious Bump tour with all girl rock band the Noodles. While they were here in Los Angeles we stopped by to catch their show and have a brief chat with them.
I have been a fan of Battle Royale since the English translation of the novel hit stateside back in 2003. Much later than most, I saw the film after having read the novel. While I could certainly see what people liked about the film, it was still hard for me to reconcile the various shifts [...]
Though it would not be called an atypical shojo love comedy by any stretch, one thing that Love-Com does well is make good use of it’s comedic effects while adding just enough drama. It did this well enough to keep my wife and I following the story rather religiously to the end. After a while, [...]
Imagine being at the end of your rope financially and being given one opportunity to pay nearly a lifetime of debt in a fight to the “debt” on the open seas. Yeah, I said “debt” not death. Unlike, the kids from Battle Royale, Kaiji and the other down-and-out passengers of the Espoir are not give [...]
From ANN- Japanese Man Arrested for Selling Pirated Ghibli DVDs Kazue Orita, a tutoring school manager in Eniwa City in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, was arrested this week on suspicion of selling pirated anime DVDs. The man allegedly sold unauthorized DVD copies of My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa – Castle in the Sky, and [...]
After being drawn in to the story of a prankster Hokage wanna-be turned bona-fide ninja with the help of his (ahem) inner strength, there came a time there-after that the show just made me stop caring. Actually, it was after attempting to watch Episode 161 to be precise. After that, I just stopped watching it [...]