Monthly Archives: March 2013

All Esper Dayo! trailer

In an odd move for an acclaimed thriller director like Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Love Exposure, Suicide Circle), his next project will be a comedic TV series consisting of 12-minute episodes, based on a manga by Kiminori Wakasugi (Detroit Metal … Continue reading

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Sentai Filmworks releasing Another anime

No, not just another anime, but the anime called “Another”. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s one of the best shows from last year, a horror mystery about a killer curse, in the gothic style of Japanese kaidan (again, … Continue reading

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Symphogear season 2 promo

I may be in an extreme minority about this, but Senki Zesshō Symphogear, the anime about armored pop idol magical girls who belt out songs while dispatching monsters in the most over-the-top ways, was one of my absolute favorite shows … Continue reading

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Akira Takarada cameo confirmed for Godzilla 2014

Akira Takarada, a veteran actor of the Godzilla series since its inception in 1954, has made no secret his desire to get involved with the 2014 American outing. Fortunately, it appears that director Gareth Edwards is a little more open … Continue reading

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Daft Punk getting SH Figuarts treatment

A little questionable but not unprecedented for SH Figuarts, considering that the characters don’t actually equip or transform, but still pretty cool: the brand of highly-articulated action figures is broadening its horizons again to include real (ish) people, the French … Continue reading

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Garo Gaiden: Whistle of the Phantom Peach Trailer

So much Garo, so little time! In addition to the new theatrical film and new TV series that’s coming in April, there’s another Gaiden (side story) chapter coming as a direct-to-video film coming in July. This particular story won’t feature … Continue reading

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009 Re:Cyborg coming to UK Home Video

If you’re thinking of importing the Japanese home video release of 009 Re:Cyborg for the English subtitles, a more affordable alternative is now slated for release in the UK via Anime Limited. What’s more, it’s getting a dub via NYAV … Continue reading

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Exciting Patlabor news

Two bits of exciting news for fans of giant robot cop drama Patlabor! The first is that Maiden Japan has license rescued the 47-episode Mobile Police Patlabor TV series, which was previously available from Central Park Media. The TV series … Continue reading

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3rd Nanoha movie, new manga announced

It’s little surprise after the success of the two theatrical Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha movies that a third film has been announced: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Movie the 3rd: Reflection. What’s unusual, however, is that while the first two films … Continue reading

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Gainax back on a Wings of Honneamise sequel

The long-neglected Blue Uru, a sequel to Wings of Honneamise that Gainax first planned in 1992, is back in development. It’s nice to see them revisiting a property that’s not Evangelion, but every time they come back to a project … Continue reading

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Kaiju Combat Kickstarter page suspended over nonsense

Backers of the Kaiju Combat video game series Kickstarter project received a discouraging email on March 20, stating that the page had been taken down because of an intellectual property dispute. This was a cause of some confusion: Was Toho … Continue reading

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Land of Giants short

Land of Giants is a short film intended as a teaser/pilot to eventually lead to either a TV series or feature film, if it gains enough buzz. Because it’s pretty cool, I’m doing my civic duty of reposting it here. … Continue reading

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Filming has started on Godzilla 2014!

The 2014 American Godzilla film has started filming in Vancouver this week. Confirmed cast members look to be a Aaron Johnson (of Kick Ass), Bryan Cranston (of Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen (of Silent House), Juliette Binoche (of The English Patient), … Continue reading

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Maiden Japan rescues Black Magic M66

Maiden Japan continues to surprise with yet another acquisition that seems unlike their brand: Masamune Shirow’s killer robot OAV* Black Magic M66 has been rescued for a new DVD release on July 6. Don’t toss your Manga Entertainment copies just … Continue reading

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Japanese 009 Re:Cyborg DVD/Blu Rays to have English subtitles

Since odds of Production IG’s Cyborg 009 movie 009 Re: Cyborg getting a legit US release are sort of low, it’s encouraging to know that the film’s Japanese home video releases will have English subtitles. The deluxe Blu Ray set … Continue reading

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Tormented on North American home video

Takashi Shimizu’s 2011 J-horror film Rabit Horror 3D is coming to North American DVD and Blu Ray on April 2 via Well Go USA, under the much less whelming monicker Tormented. The retitling obfuscates the The Ring-meets-Alice in Wonderland theme … Continue reading

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Teaser for Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace

Fans of Neo Tokyo, Robot Carnival, and Memories should get excited, as there’s another anime anthology film with Katsuhiro Otomo at the helm on the way: Short Peace. Drawing on Otomo’s 1979 manga, there will be segments directed by Shuhei … Continue reading

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Jmanga.com shutting down

Bad news for fans of obscure manga: if you want to legally read, say, Takao Saito’s Barom One in English, you have only until May 30th to do so. If you haven’t used Jmanga.com‘s points to buy said manga yet, you … Continue reading

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IDW’s Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

The confusing chronology of IDW’s ongoing Godzilla comics series continues with Godzilla: Rulers of Earth starting this June after their epithet-less Godzilla comic wraps at issue 13. It will carry on the continuity established by Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, so … Continue reading

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The Wolfman vs. Godzilla director at G-Fest XX

Many were a little cheesed off at G-Fest last year when we (as hardcore Godzilla fans) were denied a look at the Gareth Edwards 2014 Godzilla trailer that screened at San Diego Comic Con. However, there was an unannounced treat … Continue reading

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Travelers: Dimension Police trailer

Here’s a trailer for Koichi Sakamoto’s upcoming film Travelers: Dimension Police. The ad is full of action and fan service, and without any dialogue. What more could a foreign market ask for? via jefusion

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Australian King Kong stage musical opens in June

Just in time to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the original King Kong comes news about a musical stage-play version. Five years in the making, the show is set to premiere in Melbourne on May 28, complete with a six-meter … Continue reading

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Kindle release of Kimagure Orange Road in English

Back when the American version of Shonen Jump launched a decade ago, there were hints that they might release Izumi Matsumoto’s Kimagure Orange Road as one of the many manga titles under the Japanese magazine’s umbrella set for the US. This … Continue reading

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Sea Jetter Kaito movie

The local hero of the Miyagi prefecture, Sea Jetter Kaito, will be getting his own movie at the Ishinomori manga museum starting March 23. The character is based on one of Shotaro Ishinomori’s scrapped sketches (that was later used for … Continue reading

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