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Oct24

Pokemon: The First Movie returns to theaters

2016 at 07:15 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the classic Nintendo franchise, the original 1998 Pokémon film, “Pokémon: The First Movie”, will be making a grand return to theaters nationwide! The re-screening of the popular children’s movie will take place at 200 select Cinemark locations across the United States, and will take place from October 29th to November 1st. Both “Pokémon: The First Movie” and the animated short “Pikachu’s Vacation” will air, similarly to the movie’s original release nearly two decades ago. The movie re-release comes as a part of a year-long celebration of the Pokémon franchise, including the release of the original Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow games on the Nintendo 3DS system, along with the Pokémon Go smartphone app and the upcoming release of the brand-new Pokémon Sun and Moon 3DS games in November. Make sure to keep an eye out for participating Cinemark locations this Halloween to take part in this nostalgic experience!

Oct13

Studio Ghibli artist Michiyo Yasuda passes away

2016 at 04:27 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After decades of working on Studio Ghibli’s many films, the unfortunate news has come to light that prolific Ghibli artist Michiyo Yasuda has passed away earlier this month. Yasuda, who was 77 when she passed on October 5th, originally worked at Toei Doga in 1958, and became one of Studio Ghibli’s most influential color artists from the studio’s inception. Her work includes iconic Ghibli films like Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Ponyo, and most recently The Wind Rises, along with other animated pieces like the Hols: Prince of the Sun and the Future Boy Conan series.

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In total, Yasuda’s career at Ghibli spans 40 years and many films, and she as surely left her mark on Ghibi and the animated medium as a whole with her gorgeous color design and artwork. As Yasuda herself said in a 2009 interview, “Color has a meaning, and it makes the film more easily understood. Colors and pictures can enhance what the situation is on screen.” Her passing will be dearly missed by fans from all over the world, and her integral role in making Ghibli films what they are will not soon be forgotten.

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Sep20

Pokémon receives new “Generations” online series

2016 at 07:21 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The Pokémon franchise is gearing up for the release of the newest games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, by releasing a weekly series of animated shorts based on the many iterations of the popular video game! The series, titled “Pokémon Generations”, will consist of 5-minute shorts following influential characters and side-stories never before seen in any of the games, making them a must-see for any diehard Pokémon fan, young and old! The series released its first two episodes this past Friday, with more episodes planned for release every Friday through December 23rd, 2016. Check out the first two episodes on the Pokémon YouTube channel below, and get ready for the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon on November 18th!



Aug19

Godzilla anime film announced

2016 at 05:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After the success of the recent “Godzilla: Resurgence” film, animation studio POLYGON PICTURES has announced that a brand-new Godzilla animated film is in the works for 2017! The announcement was released alongside a teaser image of the film, showing a futuristic vehicle on what appears to be Monster Island, long thought to be the home of Godzilla and other kaiju from throughout the series’ history. The announcement also revealed that Kobun Shizuno, known for his work on Detective Conan and Fist of the North Star, and Hiroyuki Seshita, who has worked on Ajin and Knights of Sidonia, will be directing the film, with story and screenplay written by Gen Urobuchi of Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero fame. More news on this anime adaptation of the classic monster will surely be released throughout the rest of the year, so stay tuned!

Aug01

Patlabor reboot coming this fall

2016 at 04:22 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Coming off the heels of the 2014 live-action adaptation of the classic manga and anime Patlabor, anime project Japan Animator Expo has announced that a short animated reboot of Patlabor will release this fall! The project, headed by Hideki Anno’s Studio Khara, will debut at Japan Animator Expo’s week-long screening event starting on October 15th. Featuring a fresh look at the characters and scenario of the late 1980s franchise, the Patlabor short will feature the return of Patlabor’s original scriptwriter and composer, along with other big names in the anime industry!

Jul27

LEVEL-5 reveals “Megaton Musashi” franchise

2016 at 05:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Media entertainment company LEVEL-5, known for their popular franchises like “Yokai Watch” and “Inazuma Eleven”, have revealed information on their latest project, known as “Megaton Musashi”! This new story will take place in a sci-fi future where humanity is on the verge of extinction thanks to the invasion of an alien race known as the Dorakuta, leaving the remainder of humanity with no recollection of the Dorakuta or their invasion. A small group of refugees whose minds were not altered to forget the Dorakuta are tasked to fight back against the alien race through the use of giant mecha known as Musashi, which have the ability to swap weapons and limbs with the use of special cards.

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The franchise, which takes inspiration from early mecha anime like Mazinger Z and Getter Robo, will include a television anime, video game franchise, collectible card game and action figures, featuring the titular Musashi and their weapon change gimmick. There are even plans for a serialized Megaton Musashi manga in internationally renowned manga pulication Shonen Jump, created by Mazinger Z inventor Go Nagai! Megaton Musashi is expected to launch next summer, but for the time being, check out the animated trailer below, and keep an eye out for more news as the year goes on!

Jul05

Attack on Titan second season announced

2016 at 05:07 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After a busy weekend at Anime Expo 2016, anime fans across the world have gotten even more good news in the announcement of a second season of the widely popular “Attack on Titan” anime! The announcement was released by the show’s producers over the weekend, along with the second season’s promotional poster showing protagonists Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and Levi facing off against the titans. The second season will continue where the first anime left off, following the story of the ongoing manga. The new show will air in 2017, and more details will be revealed as the show draws closer to its release date, so fans can get excited for another season of suspense and titan-fighting action next year!

Jun28

Dragon Ball woodblock prints to be sold at Anime Expo

2016 at 05:04 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Internationally renowned anime and manga franchise Dragon Ball will be headed to this year’s Anime Expo in a new way with the release of a set of authentic woodblock prints! These prints, which recreate an iconic image of protagonist Son Goku from the very first volume of the manga, were created using ages-old woodblock techniques, meticulously carved by hand and applied onto high-quality handmade paper. These qualities make this limited edition run of 200 prints a must-have for any diehard Dragon Ball fan! The prints, which will retail for $450, will go up for preorder online starting July 2nd, and will also be available at Anime Expo 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Visitors to Anime Expo will also be able to check out the woodblocks themselves, along with other woodblock prints for franchises like Vocaloid.

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Apr27

Godzilla vs Evangelion crossover event

2016 at 07:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In order to celebrate the upcoming release of “Godzilla Resurgence”, the first Japanese-made Godzilla film since Final Wars in 2004, the film’s official website has released several high-quality crossover artwork pieces of Godzilla facing off with Unit 01 from the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” anime franchise! Hideko Anno, the chief director of “Godzilla Resurgence”, was also the executive director of Evangelion, making this April Fools-themed collaboration between these two franchises even more poignant for fans of giant monster tales. For this special occasion, Godzilla designer Shinji Nishikawa and kaiju artist Yuji Kaida were contracted to make art pieces depicting these two popular monsters, and special prints and clear files of these pieces will be made available for fans who check out “Godzilla Resurgence” in theaters across Japan on July 29th.
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Sep22

Mechademia conference returns to MCAD this fall

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, or MCAD for short, will once again be bringing anime and Asian culture to the Twin Cities with their annual Mechademia conference! Originally titled “School Girls and Mobile Suits”, the Mechademia conference was originally founded in 2001 as a means for discussion of Asian culture and its influence in design, fashion, and art from all over the world. The three-day event has often hosted a number of talks and events hosted by internationally renowned artists in the past, including “Cowboy Bebop” and “Ghost in the Shell” screenwriter Dai Sato and art critic Hiroki Azuma, and will be hosting art and talks this year from manga artist Tomoko Taniguchi, fashion artist Novala Takemoto, videogame designer Brianna Wu, and more!

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On top of that, the event hosts a wide variety of workshops and hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages, and even a runway fashion show! The event even publishes an annual “Mechademia” art book, which has received international praise. Special thanks goes out to Samantha Rei Crossland and Frenchy Lunning for helping make this event a reality every year! The Mechademia conference will take place this month from September 25th to the 27th, so make sure to get your tickets and check out this awesome annual experience! Click here to find out more about Mechademia and MCAD!

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