Anime director Masaaki Yuasa’s recent movie Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, in U.S. theaters August 21, has all the adventure of a night high or drunk in a foreign city with none of the depravity.
It’s often said that My Neighbor Totoro takes place during the last half of the 1950s. But when exactly? The movie’s story might seem contained over a few months, so it should be easy to pin down when. But that’s where things get strange.
Voice actor Unsho Ishizuka, who voiced Professor Oak and narrated the Pokémon anime in Japanese, has died.
There are plans to open a VR-based massage shop called Toranoana VR Relaxation in Tokyo’s Akihabara. Customers don VR headsets as they get foot rubs from virtual anime girls.
Just as manga characters change and evolve, anime characters do the same. Maybe it’s because artistic styles come in and out of fashion or due to the visions of different studios or directors. Whatever the reason, they change.
To promote the upcoming anime movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, several statues are being exhibited at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Japan. The Frieza one talks.
Oh hey, people are still doing this anime intro thing, excellent. This one’s for the original Metal Gear Solid.
Many anime studios tend to look like regular, bland offices. They’re functional, which is fine, but lack personality and style. The headquarters for anime studio P.A. Works is functional, too, but it also looks quite nice.
This is Zundomaru. The character is appearing in the latest Yokai Watch anime series and has been receiving complaints for being lewd and vulgar.
Next February, a new Code Geass anime feature will be released in Japanese movie theaters. It’s called Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection.
Iconic 1980s anime City Hunter has already been turned into several live-action TV shows, including a Korean drama, a Jackie Chan Hong Kong movie and an anime movie. Next year, it’s getting another anime movie, with the original voice cast. Here is the debut trailer.
Starting tomorrow, a VR title is coming to Steam that lets folks experience what it’s like to be poked by an anime girl.
Iconic manga and anime Fist of the North Star is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
In the Pokémon anime, Ash is ten years old. Eternally. But in the Digimon anime, the human characters are getting older.
OK, we’re pretty much done with leaks: these are some of the first official shots of Adidas’ anticipated upcoming collaboration with Dragon Ball Z, and they show the first two pairs are running with a Goku vs. Frieza theme.
By all accounts, the original 1991 release of Asics’ Gel Saga was inspired by the aesthetics of Gundam, making it one of the first nerd sneakers in history. The shoe’s 2018 re-release is paying homage to that heritage.
Here is the teaser for the upcoming Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, which is dated for 2020 in Japan. As previously reported, the movie doesn’t yet have an international release date.
Heaven Will Be Mine is a visual novel about giant robots, political intrigue, and maybe even smooching the enemy. It combines evocative writing with a multi-perspective story that’s as engrossing as any anime.
It’s summer! In many places, it’s hot. If you collect anime or video game themed figures, take heed. Severe summer temps can wreak havoc on collectibles.
Iconic anime studio Toei Animation is opening a new museum later this month. It’s located in Tokyo and called Toei Animation Museum.