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Studio BONES Turns 25! Crunchyroll Produces Documentary to Celebrate

Date: 2024 February 12 19:45 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from streaming giant Crunchyroll have sent us details of a new Studio BONES Documentary. The celebrate the anniversary Crunchyroll have produced a new 4 part documentary to capture the history behind such hits including Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (the Cowboy Bebop Movie), My Hero Academia, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and much more.

BONES 25: Dreaming Forward will be available from Tuesday 13th February 2024 and will coincide with the launch of Studio BONES new anime, Metallic Rouge.

You can check out a trailer of the documentary on YouTube.

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Attack on Titan x Game Beauty Makeup Collection Volume 1

Date: 2024 February 11 15:06 | Posted By:

Category > Retail

We do like a fun collaboration. The good folks at US firm Game Beauty have teamed up with Kodansha to create a limited-edition Attack on Titan makeup collection.

"Embrace the strength of the heroes with four natural-toned lip glosses, each capturing the essence of a beloved character: Eren's unwavering courage in a brick red, Mikasa's fierce loyalty in a fiery red, Levi's icy precision in an almond pink with silver shimmers, and Armin's strategic brilliance in a peachy nude with golden shimmers..."

Game Beauty is female-owned business that aims to bridge the two worlds of makeup and virtual-reality by offering high-quality beauty products inspired by your favourite video game and anime concepts.

The make up collection is available to pre-order now from Game Beauty until 7th March 2024.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- Movie UK and Ireland Release Details

Date: 2024 January 21 16:19 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from streaming giant Crunchyroll have sent us details about the special world tour of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training-.

The film combines episode 11 of the Swordsmith Village Arc which concludes the story arc and then follows on with Episode 1 of the Hashira Training Arc.

It'll hit the UK and Ireland from Friday 23rd February 2024. A special screening will be held on Sunday 25th February 2024 at BFI IMAX in London featuring guests Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado's voice actor) and producer Yuma Takahashi. Tickets will be available soon.

The movie will be released across various countries / territories this February 2024. Read on to find out more...

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Delicious in Dungeon Social Media Giveaway

Date: 2024 January 10 21:11 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Kadokawa have sent us details about a great little social media campaign they're running to promote the new Delicious in Dungeon anime that's now streaming on Netflix.

The anime follows the story of a group of adventures who have failed on their quest. With Laios the hero down on his luck and against the clock as his sister is slowly getting digested by a red dragon. He has to return to the dungeon to rescue his sister, but is flat of our money and resources to buy food, so resorts to eating dungeon monsters!

The comedy series is animated by Studio Trigger, who have also down the fantastic Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, BNA, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia to name a few of their titles.

The manga is availble in English from Yen Press.

Anyway, the competition in question is a follow the X (formally known as Twitter) accounts and repost the giveaway post in order for your chance to win some signed goodies.

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Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron Wins Golden Globe Award

Date: 2024 January 09 21:24 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Animated 2024. The coveted award forms part of Hollywood's Award season. Miyazaki is the first Japanese director to have won this category (which was established in 2007).

Anime has been nominated in the past (such as Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai and Masaaki Yuasa Inu-Oh), but has until now failed to win. This year the film went up against Makoto Shinkai's Suzume, Wish , The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Elemental.

The Boy and the Heron was also nominated for Best Original Score - Motion Picture for Joe Hisaishi's work, however he Ludwig Göransson won this category for the Oppenheimer score.

The Boy and the Heron has been shown in the US and UK will probably get a wider release due to award win.

Hayao Miyazaki was also the first Japanese Animation director to win an Oscar for Spirited Away.

Souce: The Golden Globes

Crunchyroll Unveils Winter Season of Anime for the Start of 2024

Date: 2023 December 14 20:22 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from streaming giants Crunchyroll have just sent us details for their Winter 2024 line up. As 2023 winds down, they've got some great titles to lined up to start the new year.

Headlining on 29th December 2023, Burn The Witch returns and we'll get more adventures in Reverse London.

While 6th January 2024 sees the continuation of One Piece, and we're introduced to new series Solo Leveling and A Sign of Affection. We've covered Solo Leveling before when it had a special London screening. We're also very curious about A Sign of Affection as the romantic series looks promising.

We're most excited about the confirmation that Frieren: Beyond Journey's End will be continuing too. We've really been enjoying this story of Elf Mage Frieren who's quest has finished and has started to figure out what to do next.

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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Hits Crunchyroll from 16th November 2023

Date: 2023 November 13 20:49 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from streaming giant Crunchyroll have sent us news that Makoto Shinkai's latest movie Suzume will be available on the streaming platform from Thursday 16th November 2023.

The director is best known for anime box office smash hits Your Name and Weathering With You. Suzume is his latest offering in with the titular character must travel around various ruins across Japan closing doors that are the cause of devastation. The film went on to gross over $300 million worldwide during its initial theatrical run, making it the fourth highest-grossing anime film of all time.

If you want to know more about the movie you can read our spoiler free Suzume movie review or our interview with Makoto Shinkai about the film.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

Attack on Titan Concludes on Crunchyroll

Date: 2023 November 03 17:23 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Remember remember the 5th of November as that's when Attack on Titan Final Season The Final Chapters Special 2 will be arriving on Crunchyroll. The epic conclusion to the colossal series will be available on the streaming service from 5th November 2023 in the UK and over 200 countries and territories around the world.

This will conclude the anime series, which has been running for 10 years now! Based on the hit manga (with over 100 million volumes sold worldwide) it tells the tale of Eren Jaeger and his friends who live inside the towering walls of a fortified city. The last of humanity survive behind the safety of the walls as outside roam man eating titans. Eren's life goes downhill when titans bust into his part of the city and chaos ensues.

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Crunchyroll Autumn 2023 Streaming Line Up

Date: 2023 September 25 19:55 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming giants Crunchyroll have sent us details of their upcoming Autumn 2023 anime season. Content wise they'll be bringing everyone over 50 new, returning, and continuing series.

We're most excited about Frieren: Beyond Journey's End which gets released on Friday 29th September 2023. It tells the story of an elf mage at the end of her adventure and has to come to terms with her human comrades settling down after their heroic quest, while she has a significantly longer lifespan. Along with more Dr. Stone. Other fan favourites including One Piece return, plus Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.

One that might go under your radar is Under Ninja (based on the manga by the same name), in a world where ninja still exist in Japan.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

World Premiere Screening of My Hero Academia Season 6 at NYCC 2023

Date: 2023 September 20 19:59 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Streaming giant Crunchyroll have sent us details of the World Premiere Screening of My Hero Academia Season 6. The original episode UA Heroes Battle will be shown at New York Comic Con 2023 on Friday 13th of October 2023.

This early, exclusive world preview will feature the English dub and will be available to NYCC attendees before it is screened in Japan.

In this special episode the cast play a card game U.A. Heroes Battle that the support course made. In a useful tie in e, Crunchyroll will be giving away limited edition character cards at the screening provided by UVS Games that are based on the new original episode and playable with the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game. In our mind this is a plus ultra promotion.

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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Streaming Release Details

Date: 2023 July 02 17:31 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming firm Crunchyroll have just sent us details about Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 which will be released on Thursday 6th July 2023.

The first part of Season 2 focuses on Gojo's and Geto's past in the Hidden Inventory / Premature Death arc. It's animated by MAPPA, so expect high quality fast paced animation from the studio that brought you Chainsaw Man; Attack on Titan Final Season; Hell's Paradise.

It'll be available both subbed and dubbed in the release languages of each region, with each episode premiering every week after its broadcast in Japan.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

Psycho-Pass: Providence Movie Cinema Release Details

Date: 2023 May 21 16:38 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from streaming giants Crunchyroll have sent us details of the cinematic release of the new Psycho-Pass: Providence movie. It's due out in the US from July 14th 2023 (with sneak-peak screenings on 11th & 13th July). The UK release date has yet to be announced, but will be announced soon.

The events of the movie bridge the gap between Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case 3: On the Other Side of Love and Hate and season 3 of the Psycho-Pass TV series.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Announces New Movies to the Platform for April 2023

Date: 2023 April 24 20:06 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from streaming giant Crunchyroll have sent us details of their upcoming film slate available for home streaming. Normally when you think of the service series come to mind, but don't forget they've also got a great line up of movies to watch on the streaming service too.

They headline with That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond (which is out now), The Quintessential Quintuplets movie (which it out 28th April 2023).

Also out is the promising To Every You I've Loved Before and To Me, The One Who Loved You.

Plus for Gundam fans on 28th April 2023, they'll be releasing Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan's Island.

The press release mentions various movies available, but it does vary by region, with the Mamoru Hosoda back catalogue not currently available in the UK.

If you are looking for something light, fluffy futuristic and enjoyable then give the Sing a Bit of Harmony film a try, we really enjoyed it.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

An Interview with Makoto Shinkai Director of Suzume

Date: 2023 April 10 19:02 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Makoto Shinkai's latest movie hits cinemas around North America, UK and Ireland from Friday 14th April 2023. We caught up the with the acclaimed anime director while he was in London to ask him about his new film.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Movie Review

Date: 2023 April 10 19:02 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Makoto Shinkai's latest cinematic offering Suzume hits cinemas from Friday 14th April 2023 in the UK, Ireland and North America. It's released by Crunchyroll. If you're curious about this animated marvel then you'll be pleased to know we've got a review ready for you!

Makoto Shinkai's latest cinematic offering Suzume hits cinemas from Friday 14th April 2023 in the UK, Ireland and North America. It's released by Crunchyroll. If you're curious about this animated marvel then you'll be pleased to know we've got a review ready for you!

If you want to know more about Suzume you can also read our interview with director Makoto Shinkai.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Crunchyroll casts actress Nichole Sakura as English voice of the title role in Makoto Shinkai's film Suzume

Date: 2023 April 04 19:51 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The new anime film from hit director Makoto Shinkai - Suzume is due to hit the cinemas next week from Friday 14th April 2023. Crunchyroll have just sent us details of the dub cast.

Nichole Sakura is cast as Suzume. You may have seen her as Cheyenne on Superstore or heard her other voice acting work on Star Wars: Visions.

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Crunchyroll Announces Spring Anime Streaming Season 2023

Date: 2023 March 23 17:30 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming giants Crunchyroll have sent us details of their Spring 2023 streaming line up. This season has so much good stuff available this spring.

We're excited about the Skip and Loafer anime due for release on 4th April 2023, based on the popular and much loved manga it follows the of a rural girl getting used to life in the big city of Tokyo, amongst other things.

Ranking of Kings returns with Ranks of King : The Treasure Chest of Courage. This is due for release on 13th April 2023.

We're really looking forward to The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2, as the first season and specials were so good. That and it's great to see some anime set in the English countryside. After all not much anime is set in the Cotswalds.

Mobile Suit Gundam The Witch from Mercury returns for a second season. We're also curious about A Galaxy Next Door as we've read the first volume of the manga and it shows promise.

We've already covered Doctor Stone, which returns for a third season and are looking forward to more silly science adventures.

There's also more Vinland Saga Season 2 and One Piece.

There's something for everyone and we're sure you'll find something to enjoy this Spring 2023 anime season.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

BlackMilk Clothing to Release Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Collection

Date: 2023 March 19 16:41 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Aussie based clothing company BlackMilk Clothing have just sent us details of their up coming Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Collection. This official collaboration with Toei Animation has a range of various different designs from bright and bold to darker designs.

We really like the Ribbon Transformation Longline Evil Tee Dress with it's bright bold pink ribbons over the blue transformation background. While if you fancy something a bit darker the Sailor Guardians Stars Sheer Midaxi Dress is likely to appeal.

Fans can preview the collection in full and wishlist items ahead of the release. The collection is due to go live on 7am (AEST) 21 March / 2pm (PT) 20th March 2023.

BlackMilk Clothing have a great range of other collections including The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon and Sanrio.

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Dr. Stone Returns to Crunchyroll for a Third Season

Date: 2023 March 13 21:02 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from streaming giant Crunchyroll have just sent us details that Dr. Stone will return from 6th April 2023 with Dr. Stone New World. The hilarious action show rocks back for a 3rd season with Senku getting up to more science as he brings more advances to the stone world. This series our team of science users build a ship to go off on a naval voyage to find the mystery of the global petrification event.

It's based on the manga by the same written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. We've really enjoyed the first two season and the special episode which leads up to this season. The show is silly, fun and action packed, while watching it you'll feel like a science genius as you'll watch Senku use science to extract various raw materials to build components and then use them to make modern technology in post apocalyptic stone age.

You can catch previous season of Dr. Stone now on Crunchyroll or if you're already up to date, wait until Thursday 6th April 2023 for the new season.

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Sony Adds Crunchyroll Button to 2023 Sony Bravia TV Remotes

Date: 2023 March 02 20:38 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime giant Crunchyroll have sent us news that Sony will be adding a Crunchyroll button onto their 2023 Sony Bravia TV line up. Smart TVs have long had Netflix Buttons, and new Sony Bravia line has other streaming services on it's remote including Disney+, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.

The fact Sony are willing to add a Crunchyroll button to their TV remotes shows how willing they are to invest in their anime acquisition and that they know there is enough demand for an anime stream service button! We believe it shows you how mainstream anime has become. Keen readers will note that Sony own Crunchyroll. It's fascinating to see that Sony are willing to do this. As getting an actual button on a remote can take a lot of corporate wrangling, even if Sony do own the company in question. They have to justify the existence of adding a button to a remote and there can be other services that are also up for consideration.

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Leiji Matsumoto 1938-2023

Date: 2023 February 26 11:05 | Posted By:

Category > Current Affairs

This week it was announced that renowned manga artist Leiji Matsumoto had died on 13th February 2023 of acute heart failure in a Tokyo hospital, at the age of 85.

You may have encountered his highly influential works such as Galaxy Express 999, Queen Emeraldas, Space Pirate Captain Harlock or even Interstella 5555 his collaboration with Daft Punk.

You could read the BBC Obituary or equally well written Financial Times Obituary , but the best write up we've found is on Anime Limited's Blog it's written by anime expert Helen McCarthy, who has written numerous books on anime including a collection of Essays on Leiji Matsumoto.

Souce: Anime Limited

Ballmastrz: Rubicon The Anime An Interview with Christy Karacas

Date: 2023 February 16 19:08 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Fans of Adult Swim will be aware of Ballmastrz: 9009 an anime inspired animation about THE GAME. The next logical step for the series was to get an anime studio to actually animated it. The result was the special Ballmastrz: Rubicon, animated by Studio 4℃ in Japan (Mind Game, Tekkonkinkreet, Detroit Metal City) with Takashi Nakamura (Robot Carnival, AKIRA, Yatterman, Catnapped!) serving as animation director. Keen to find out more we got in touch with Ballmastrz creator Christy Karacas to talk about this anime space opera.

Ballmastrz: Rubicon arrives Monday, February 20 2023. It premiere at Midnight on Adult Swim and the next day on HBO Max and digital retailers. All episodes of Ballmastrz: 9009 are now available on the Adult Swim hub on HBO Max.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Discotek Media Announce 2023 Licences

Date: 2023 February 05 12:56 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

US anime boutique label Discotek Media announced their upcoming titles for 2023 in their usual Twitch live stream channel on Monday night, the 30th of January 2023. It included some long-anticipated releases, some surprises, and clarifications on existing titles.

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Anime Limited To Distribute Suzume Movie Soundtrack

Date: 2023 February 01 20:31 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Anime Limited have just sent us some news that they have the rights to distribute the Suzume soundtrack. Makoto Shinkai's latest movie is due to hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland this April 2023. The director joins forces again with RADWIMPS to create the soundtrack for this film and also brings in Kazuma Jinnouchi.

Anime Limited are currently taking pre-orders for the Japanese Import edition on vinyl. It's currently priced at £59.99 (on offer from £69.99). An official western version is due for release sometime early Q3 2023.

You can also stream/download the soundtrack from many popular official streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Although an primarily an anime company, Anime Limited are also a record label with an excellent catalogue of anime soundtracks.

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What's on NHK World?

Date: 2023 January 29 13:05 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

Being a fan of anime, manga and Japanese stuff in general it's always good to find a great source of content. Most fans will hunt on DVDs and blu-rays for those extra features, read magazines and articles and various bonus features included in books and so on. They'll even read websites like this one, but one resource that we find that is frequently overlooked is NHK World.

NHK is the national state broadcaster for Japan. NHK World is it's international arm. It's content is available in a selection of languages including either dubbed into English or in Japanese with English Subtitles. The service is free to access and is available on a wide range of satellite and cable providers in the US, UK and further afield. You can also watch it free and legally on the website or app that's offered on many platforms including iOS (iPhone and iPad), Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Roku and more. You can watch the live broadcast or the video on demand service.

A lot of the content there is excellent for anime and manga fans.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Azuki to Release New Shojo Comedy Manga I Fell for a Fujoshi

Date: 2023 January 21 13:20 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

For those of you who read Shojo manga, a new title is on the horizon. Digital manga subscription service Azuki announced today that the romantic comedy manga I Fell For A Fujoshi by Toako has been exclusively licensed for worldwide release in English.

The first two chapters will be available on the Azuki app on Feb 7th 2023 but a free preview is now available.

The manga was originally published in Comic Elmo, which previously published The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting and Natsume & Natsume. The series is about a high school boy who confesses to his childhood crush. But after a misunderstanding foils his plan, he must pretend to be a fan of Boys Love manga in order to win her over.

The series will be available to read for free with advertisements but a $4.99 per month premium subscription that unlocks Azuki's entire catalog of more than 200 series is also available. If you're unsure of the price or content, readers the the option of trying out Azuki with a 14-day free trial.

If you're a fan of romance shenanigans, then it will be hard to pass on I Fell For A Fujoshi.

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Trigun Stampede Anime Review

Date: 2023 January 06 18:24 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Highly anticipated new anime series Trigun Stampede hits streaming service Cruchyroll from Saturday 7th January 2023. We were lucky to get a sneak peak of the series and watch the first episode before it's released. So is Vash the same? Is the CGI animation any good? Well read our spoiler free review to find out!

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Jump Festa 2023 Live Stream Details

Date: 2022 December 12 20:15 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Japanese publishing giants Shueisha Inc. have just sent us details of an on-line event. The yearly mega event Jump Festa 2023 will live stream for international fans. Set to run from 17th to 18th December 2022 the streaming weekend will cover content around Jump titles. The various events will have either available with English subtitles and simultaneous interpretation or just English subtitles. This is the first time the content of the Jump Festa will be streamed in English, so you'll get to see everything just like a fan in Japan too!

You can visit https://www.youtube.com/c/jumpchannel during that time to catch the content.

Read More... | Souce: Jump YouTube Channel

Anime Limited Announces First North American Slate at Anime NYC

Date: 2022 November 21 20:32 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks at anime publishers Anime Limited have just announced their North American release slate. Headlining with vinyls they also have a few home video releases worth grabbing.

Announced at Anime NYC they've got Re:Zero -starting life in another world- OST on vinyl, Dr. STONE, Little Witch Academia all on vinyl OST, along with Macross Plus Original Soundtrack - Ultimate Edition Vinyl. This best of a set includes the OST, the OST II, along with OST Plus For fans only Sharon Apple: The Cream P-U-F.

They've got some nice collectors edition blu-rays, but we're most excited about A Place Further Than the Universe on blu-ray. For those unfamiliar, when Anime Limited do collectors editions, they really do mean it. Their releases often contain plenty of extras, sometimes books or post cards along with extra content too. They're really worth the money.

Anime Limited have also launched a North American newsletter to sign up visit https://www.alltheanime.com/pages/north-american-releases-newsletter.

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited

Yen Press Announces Two Dozen New Licenses

Date: 2022 November 21 20:02 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Manga publisher Yen Press announces at AnimeNYC their manga, light novels, manhwa line up, and more at industry panel.

Read More... | Souce: Yen Press Twitter

Laid-Back Camp The Movie Streaming Release Details

Date: 2022 November 16 20:11 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from streaming service Crunchyroll have sent us details of the up coming release of Laid-Back Camp: The Movie. The film will hit the streaming service from Thursday 24th November 2022. We really enjoyed the relaxing slice of life story in which high school girls go camping around various bits of Japan, if you like slower shows like K-On, this one is for you.

You can watch the official trailer, or catch up with the series before the movie streams.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

My Neighbour Totoro Stage Play Review

Date: 2022 November 13 14:07 | Posted By:

Category > Features

When The Royal Shakespeare Company announced that they were doing a live action stage play of My Neighbour Totoro, we got very excited. It had all the hallmarks of something great! It was done in collaboration with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Improbable and Nippon TV. Joe Hisaishi, composer and long term Studio Ghibli collaborator, is the executive producer tasked by Totoro director Hayao Miyazaki to bring his much loved and highly influential film to the stage. If this wasn't enough, Jim Henson's Creature Shop was brought in to create all the puppets for this production!

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Discotek Media Announce Winter 2023 Licenses

Date: 2022 October 30 20:32 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Discotek Media, the US boutique anime label, has announced its upcoming licenses for Winter 2023 as well as updates on their upcoming releases.

Read More... | Souce: Discotek Media twitch stream

Vinland Saga Season 2 to Stream on Crunchyroll

Date: 2022 October 26 19:56 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming service Crunchyroll have sent us details of their latest streaming acquisition. Vinland Saga Season 2 will stream on the service simulcast from January 2023.

It follows the story of Thorfinn a young Viking with a passion for revenge (well that was season 1). Season 2 follows the further adventures of Thorfinn! The historical action anime series feels like tale Vikings would tell around a campfire at night. It's violent in a way you'd expect medieval Europe to be, and it's amusing to hear it all in Japanese. It's also great to see certain places in the UK get a mention as they off to Gainsborough and Bath in season 1!

We really enjoyed Season 1 (which is currently showing on Netflix and Amazon Prime).

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

Art of Dragon Ball Showcase Auction at Heritage Auctions

Date: 2022 October 12 18:49 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Heritage Auctions have sent us details of an upcoming Art of Dragon Ball Showcase Auction. Set to run from October 20 - November 17.

The auction line up contains plenty of production cels from Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT along with various other items.

Read More... | Souce: Heritage Auctions

One Piece Film: Red Takes Over New York's Times Square

Date: 2022 October 04 19:59 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The new One Piece Film Red is about to hit the big screens this November 2022. To celebrate in New York, they're going to take over Times Square!

The One Piece production committee have announced that a large-scale takeover ad campaign in New York's Times Square will run exclusively on Saturday, October 8 2022 between 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. (EST). Set to launch during New York Comic Con, this isn't one bill board. This is going to be the whole of Times Square.

Visit onepiecefilm.red to find a screening near you.

Read More... | Souce: One Piece Production Committee

Pantopia - Figure and Animation Project

Date: 2022 September 04 14:15 | Posted By:

Category > Retail

We've just been sent some details about Plantopia a collaboration between Japan's anime figurine makers - Good Smile Company, Max Factory - and anime producers Twin Engine (with credits that include Vinland Saga).

Plantopia is set to be a figure driven anime series, with lots to offer fans who like collecting detailed figures.
They've set up a Kickstarter so you can read more and make a contribution if you like.

Read More... | Souce: Plantopia Website

My Hero Academia Season 6 comes to Crunchyroll this October 2022

Date: 2022 August 09 18:36 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming giant Crunchyroll have sent us details about the streaming release of My Hero Academia Season 6. The latest series will arrive on the streaming service from October 2022. Lots of action is promised as Tomura is now in charge of even more villains and is set for some good up coming conflict!

Read More... | Souce: Crunchyroll

The Deer King Movie Review

Date: 2022 July 25 18:57 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The Deer King is set to hit cinemas around the UK from Wednesday 27th July 2022 thanks to the good folks from Anime Limited. The movie marks the directorial debut of veteran animator Masashi Ando. Is the action adventure worth seeing? Well read on to find out!

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Crunchyroll Reduces Monthly Subscription Price in Nearly 100 Countries including UK and Ireland

Date: 2022 July 18 19:32 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming mega service Crunchyroll have just announced they're reducing their monthly subscription price for almost 100 countries and territories including the UK and Ireland.

In the UK, Mega Fan will change from £7.99 to £5.99 GBP and in Ireland, Mega Fan will change from €9.99 to €6.49 EUR.

All subscription tiers allow you to watch ad free content, while the basic fan tier allows you to watch Crunchyroll on one device at a time, the Mega Fan tier allows off-line viewing and for 4 devices simultaneously.

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Crunchyrolll Announces Chainsaw Man Streaming Rights

Date: 2022 May 16 19:01 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime mega company Crunchyroll have just revealed that they have the streaming rights for the upcoming Chainsaw Man anime series. Crunchyroll state that it'll be shown sometime in 2022 in one of the upcoming seasons simulcast. They've yet to confirm a release date. It'll be released subbed and with dubs in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French and German.

The Chainsaw Man anime series will be animated by MAPPA who are best known for Attack on Titan Final Season; Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuri!!! on Ice and many more. The Chainsaw man manga is created by Tatsuki Fujimoto who blends action, horror and violence with the occasional comedic twist. Part of the joy of the series is you can't predict where it's going next. Fujimoto has also created some amazing stand alone one shot manga titles, which suggest you read Look Back and Goodbye, Eri, which can be read on Viz.com.

You can buy the manga from all good booksellers, including Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

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Crunchyroll Announces Release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Date: 2022 May 10 19:39 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from anime media giant Crunchyroll have just announced that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero the movie will be released globally this summer 2022. The movie will debut in Japan on 11th June 2022, and then be released in cinemas across the globe in Summer 2022.

The latest offering from the hugely popular franchise sees the return of the Red Ribbon army with new foes for our fighters. This is the second film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise. Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released in 2018 to fans around the globe. It grossed over $120 million at the box office globally and is the 5th highest-grossing anime movie at the box office in the US. We imagine this movie will perform similarly!

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Discotek Media Announces Licences for Q2 2022

Date: 2022 March 21 20:22 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Discotek Media announces new, rescued, and existing license info via Twitch livestream.

North American anime label Discotek Media announced on Monday night via their Twitch live stream that they had licensed several new titles as well as providing production updates for upcoming, already announced releases. The new licences in the line-up the 1980's version of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy, Symphogear GX (Season 3 of the franchise), a 2k, director-approved re-release of Cyber City Odeo 808, the English dub version of Mon Colle Knights, US animated 90's show Double Dragon, licence rescues, and more.

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Crunchyroll and Funimation Merge into One Offering

Date: 2022 March 02 22:10 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll have announced that they've merged brands with Funimation. Crunchyroll now replaces Funimation for all global content.

In December 2020, Sony bought Crunchyroll for $1.175 Billion USD. Sony also owned Funimation. Up until now they were running the streaming services separately with fans having to buy subscriptions to both if they wanted to watch exclusive titles on each platform. This issue has now been resolve and merging into Crunchyroll makes sense as they have more brand recognition as a streaming service. As a result all titles that were exclusively available on Funimation will now be added to Crunchyroll.

Funimation will also be rebranded to Crunchyroll for home video offerings. In April 2021, much loved brand Manga Entertainment UK (which was also owned by Sony, via Funimation) rebranded as Funimation. Now the brands will be consolidated to Crunchyroll.

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Voidol2 Anime Style Voice Changing Software Review

Date: 2022 February 08 21:06 | Posted By:

Category > Features

After we heard about Crimson Technology's voice changing Voidol2 software we were curious to know more about it. It's aimed at those who want to change their voices to that of a Japanese school girl, robot or something else for whatever reason. It's mainly aimed at streamers, VTubers and other content creators.

Thanks to the good folks at Crimson Technology we were able to get our hands on a review copy to give it a go.

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Bonhams Auctions Classic Anime Cels

Date: 2022 January 30 20:53 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from international auctioneers and valuers Bonhams have sent us details of their latest online sale The World Of Anime is set to run from 24th January until 2nd February 2022. The auction features various anime classics included Sailor Moon, Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2, Cardcaptor Sakura, Cardcaptor Sakura, One Piece, Evangelion and many more. The sale is being headlines by Studio Ghibli cels including some key scenes from Kiki's Delivery Service and Totoro.

Anime cel auctions are uncommon with traditional auctioneers, but unlike other online avenues you know that they've taken the time to verify the items on sale are authentic.

Highlighting the auction is a Kiki's Delivery service production cel featuring Kiki flying with Jiji. Bonhams estimates this cel will sell for anything between $15,000 - $25,000 (USD). In the same price bracket they've got a cel of Totoro asleep!

We'll be very interested to see what happens with all the cels up for auction. Some have already got some bids in place between the asking prices, while others have yet to gain any attention. As with any auction it's always the last 60 seconds where things get really interesting!

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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Review

Date: 2022 January 27 20:37 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

Mamoru Hosoda's latest movie Belle hits cinemas across the UK and Ireland from Friday 4th February 2022. Thanks to the good folks at anime company Anime Limited we've been able to see the movie in advance.

You can find out if the movie is any good by finding screening near you and book tickets via www.bellefilm.co.uk. Or you could read on to find out our thoughts on this fantastic movie with our or own review.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Sing a Bit of Harmony Review

Date: 2022 January 24 20:42 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

Anime movie Sing a Bit of Harmony will be out in UK and Ireland cinemas from Friday 28th January 2022. The film tells the classic story of Japanese School Girl meets robotic AI with hilarity and pandemonium ensuing. We've been lucky enough to catch it already. So read our review to find out what we thought.

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Crunchyroll Announces New Anime for 2022

Date: 2021 December 22 17:17 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming service Crunchyroll have just revealed details of their new anime for 2022. They headline with Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2, along with anime style FreakAngels (inspired by the works of writer Warren Ellis and artist Paul Duffield), My Dress-Up Darling, Orient, and The Case Study Of Vanitas.

They'll also be continuing to stream Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc and Platinum End alongside new episodes of Blade Runner: Black Lotus and of course One Piece.

We're most excited about Ranking of Kings, which will be streaming on Crunchyroll soon. Previously it was a Funimation exclusive but now it'll also be available on Crunchyroll.

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Funimation Announces 20 New and Returning Shows for 2022

Date: 2021 December 20 19:57 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

We're still processing 2020 and the good folks at anime distributors Funimation are telling is it's almost 2022 and they've got 20 new and returning shows. They'll be showing Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 from 9th January 2020, while from the 8th they'll be showing My Dress Up Darling. They'll be more Demon Slayer too, as the Entertainment District Arc continues along with lots of other good shows.

But let's be honest the one everyone is talking about is Ranking of Kings, we won't say anything about it. Just head over to Funimation and watch it if you haven't already.

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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle English Language Dub Cast Announced

Date: 2021 December 16 20:49 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from anime company Anime Limited have just sent us details of the dub cast for Belle. The English language dub features the voice talents of Chace Crawford (The Boys, Gossip Girl), Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect Strangers, The Good Place), and Hunter Schafer (Euphoria). In her first lead role Kylie McNeill is cast as Suzu and her digital alter-ego Belle.

Not only have they got a variety of voice talent for the dub they've who also recorded English-language versions of the film's soundtrack under the supervision from the film's original music team including Taisei Iwasaki, Takayuki Chiyo, and Ludvig Forssell. As singing is a key part of the movie this makes sense. It's great to see that the dub production team are going to these lengths.

Mamoru Hosoda's latest cinematic outing tells the story of country girl Belle, who becomes an online singing sensation in the virtual world of "U". It's a reinterpretation of Beauty and the Beast, with it's own modern digital take. We've been lucky enough to see it, and can only describe it as "perfection".

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited

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