A devastating fire caused by an apparent arson attack on one of Japan’s most prominent animation studios, Kyoto Animation, has left 33 dead, and four still unaccounted for. Among the dead are approximately 20 female employees, and a number of the injured are listed as in critical condition.
As a Canadian fan of Anime who started their own research journey in the early ’90s, I know how difficult it was to feed that fandom. Back in my day (sits back in rocking chair) discovery of new shows and movies came from friends-of-friends-of-friends, eager to share their latest collections of VHS series, likely purchased … Read more
Alita: Battle Angel is a tough robotic nut to crack. With a source material in the mix (Battle Angel Alita, of all titles), heavy touches of CG and the rambunctious Robert Rodriguez at the helm, you know this film is going to elicit strong emotions one way or another.
Prominent anime voice actor Vic Mignogna has finally taken to Twitter to respond to last week’s sexual harassment allegations levied against him.
Anime and film enthusiasts worldwide are in mourning over the recent passing of Studio Ghibli’s co-founder, Isao Takahata. According to a studio representative, Takahata passed away on Thursday at a Tokyo Hospital after succumbing to a battle with lung cancer. The internationally acclaimed director and screenwriter was 82-years-old.
Here’s a weird sentence that’ll soon become a new normal: the biggest movie opening this week debuts on Netflix. Adapted from a popular manga (which has already spawned an anime series and live action film franchise in Japan), Death Note should hit screens as a nerd culture wet dream. It’s a project too deranged for … Read more
One Piece will be getting a live action Hollywood adaptation in the form of a new TV series.