Fanime 2013: The Masquerade of The Black and White Ball

Convention-based masquerades have dramatically evolved since their Carnival influences of the fifteenth century. Ambiguously representing the unabridged rules of each host, masquerades have become synonymous with staged performances and secular contests. Masquerade balls illustrate how popular culture continues to influence and transform the countless stages of costumed culture. Despite this … Continue reading

Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichirō Watanabe says the live-action film is still in the works

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Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of the Cowboy Bebop anime series, has shed some light on the live-action adaptation of the anime. The last we heard about the Cowboy Bebop movie was that it was dead, since the budget was too high. During the London MCM Comic Con, Watanabe tells RedCarpetNewsTV … Continue reading

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong – Comic Review

When I was given this graphic novel to read, I wasn’t really expecting much to tell you the truth. The comics that I usually read deal with superheroes or people with amazing powers. However after finishing this piece, I really and thoroughly enjoyed it. The majority of us have experienced … Continue reading

San Francisco gets their first Japanese film festival in July and includes live-action Rurouni Kenshi

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Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first fully-dedicated Japanese film festival in…San Francisco. It will include some notable movies like the the live-action Rurouni Kenshin (which I thought was a great movie), Space Battleship Yamato, and Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower. There are 15 live-action and anime films … Continue reading

Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock gets its first eye poppin’ trailer

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Update: The video has been removed at the request of Toei Animation. The first international trailer for Toei Animation’s first CG feature based on Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock has just hit the internet. Working under the title Harlock: Space Pirate, the movie is about Harlock and his band of outlaws that fight against Earth’s … Continue reading

KyoAni’s Swimming Anime ‘Free!’ is real and set to air this summer

Remember that incredibly, well made anime commercial that set the internet on fire last month? ANN reports that Kyoto Animation has officially unveiled the show’s name to be Free!. Based off an honorable mention of “High Speed!!” by Kouji Ouji from Kyoto Animation’s 2011 Animation Awards, Free! is set to … Continue reading

Iron Man 3’s Shane Black has his sights on Death Note and Doc Savage

Iron Man 3 is definitely going to be one of Shane Black’s biggest movie projects. But what is he going to direct after that? He’s got some film projects he’s interested in from Warner Bros. and Sony including the popular anime/manga Death Note and the old-school pulp novel Doc Savage. “Right … Continue reading

Sailor Moon gets a poseable S.H.Figuarts figure

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Here’s one for the lady figure collectors…and Sailor Moon fans. Sailor Moon, the one that fights evil by moonlight, is getting her own S.H.Figuarts figure. In the world of poseable figures that’s dominated by male characters, this should be a special one. Sailor Moon comes with her Moon Stick. The figure … Continue reading

Teaser trailer debuts for live-action Gatchaman movie

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While Hollywood is making superhero movies left and right, Japan’s own cartoon heroes, Gatchaman, is getting their own live-action movie remake. Known in its native country as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, the series was originally aired in the states as Battle of the Planets and later in the 90s as G-Force: Guardians of Space. … Continue reading

Sakuracon 2013: Luna Haruna and Eir Aoi

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Channeling The Immaterial There is an intervening substance that exists between the fabric of music and conceptual art. Metaphysically, this medium functions as a translator or a guide through each substance. The process of creating music employs the immaterial nature of the imagination, and the images coalesce into sound. Each … Continue reading

Black Rock Shooter The Game coming exclusively to the PSN April 23

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Back in 2011 NIS America announced that they had signed a partnership with Imagepooch to bring games over to North America and Europe. The exciting part was that Black Rock Shooter was announced to be one of those titles. BRS was very popular at that point, and then all information … Continue reading

Wondercon 2013: Kotobukiya Spring Preview 2013

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At WonderCon 2013, Kotobukiya showcased their Spring Preview line which included previous announcements from New York Toy Fair and a couple of new announcements exclusive for WonderCon. I am especially loving the new “Cu-poche” line, which has similarities to the Nendoroid line but features a stronger and metallic base. Can’t … Continue reading

Giveaway: Digimon Adventure Set: The Complete Second Season

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Digimon…Digital Monsters, Digimon are the champions! A song you probably often in your childhood. There have been multiple Digimon series but nothing can beat the original two series, featuring Augumon and the original DigiDestined… Or how about a sequel to that same series featuring the original team but a few members and … Continue reading

Rooster Teeth releases the ‘Black’ trailer for Monty Oum’s RWBY

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Rooster Teeth has just released the “Black” trailer for the upcoming RWBY animated series (pronounced ruby) by Monty Oum. The trailer premiered during the RWBY panel at PAX East in Boston, MA. It features the third character of the series, with one more character trailer to go before the series … Continue reading