“Everything about my life is utterly horrible,” says an American animator working in Japan, and that’s how he likes it.
Here’s how one fan re-imagined Cartoon Network’s “Gumball” as an anime series.
After months of speculation, Scarlett Johansson has been confirmed as the star of DreamWorks’s live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s manga “Ghost in the Shell.”
Yesterday at the Tokyo International Film Festival, animation director Hideaki Anno unveiled a new streaming called “Animator Expo” that intends to give exposure to up-and-coming filmmakers in the Japanese animation industry.
The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is putting a special emphasis on animation this year, and has announced that Disney’s “Big Hero 6” will be the opening night film of their 27th edition.
In his four features and one TV series, the late anime director Satoshi Kon developed a unique style of cutting and editing, says Tony Zhou in a new video essay.
Hell hath no fury like a fanboy spurned, but that usually doesn’t occur until after the film in question has been released to theaters. Tired of having their expectations dashed by disappointing news of the long anticipated live-action “Akira” adaptation, fans completed their own live version of a trailer for the popular manga-turned-anime, one that attempts to “do ‘Akira’ justice” by following the source material as closely as possible.
I can remember looking at anime titles in British video catalogues back in the nineties; as the pastoral fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki would not reach prominence in this country until the new millennium, UK distributors placed a strong emphasis on futuristic thrillers. The films of Mamoru Oshii certainly fit that bill.
Next Friday, April 18th, Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Short Peace” will make its U.S. theatrical debut.
Table tennis sounds like just about the last thing that needs an animated series, but leave it to the Japanese to make the sport as exciting as a superhero action-adventure series. This is our first extended look at “Ping Pong,” a new 11-episode animated series by Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa (“Mind Game,” “The Tatami Galaxy”) that will debut April 10th on Fuji TV’s late-night noitaminA block.