The film will air on Japanese tv on December 30, with a North American release following early next year.
Dreamworks’ sequel took an estimated $9.7 million over the Friday-Sunday period, which would mark the strongest opening since Pixar’s “Onward.”
With a career running from Miyazaki to Mario, Kotabe has made an indelible mark on both anime and video games.
Japan’s anime industry is growing, however, it expects fierce competition from both China and Hollywood, the latter of which it says “has finally advanced into the realm overlapping with the adult animation market that had been Japan’s monopoly.”
The film is on its way to becoming the highest-grossing release in Japanese theatrical history.
These indie animated features remind us that there isn’t — or shouldn’t have to be — anything inevitable about Hollywood’s dominance at the Oscars.
A rift has emerged between the organizations that ran Hiroshima Int’l Animation Festival for more than 35 years.
“The sprawling story seems to touch on almost every aspect of human life,” says Long. “I found it overwhelming and strangely addictive.”
The new event will still feature an animation element, but the festival’s co-founder and director Sayoko Kinoshita will not be involved.
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Consolidation ahoy! Sony is already home to several anime units, including Crunchyroll’s main competitor Funimation.
“Demon Slayer” has grossed more than $100 million in ten days. “Over the Moon” managed only $582,000 in its first weekend.
The streamer is partnering with Naz, Science Saru, and Mappa in Japan, as well as Studio Mir in South Korea.
The division will produce and distribute “coveted anime series” both in Japan and globally.
“I just don’t think we’ll ever get something that game-changing in animation again,” says Louis of Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk classic.
The manga spin-off took $44 million in its first three days in Japan, more than doubling the previous record.
Japan’s beloved crime-caper franchise is rebooted in 3d cgi with skill and smarts.
“Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time” wraps up the tetralogy of films that began in 2007.
Nihei’s new film “Polka-Dot Boy” premieres this week at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
“I didn’t initially know that ‘Gatchaman’ was a Japanese production,” says Tindle, “but I could sense that it was different.”