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Anime

Anime-Style Gundam Model Painting

Anime-Style Gundam Model Painting

Seo Gyeong-deok channels his lifelong love for anime by painting Gundam models and other figures in a vibrant two-dimensional cartoon style. Thestory met with Seo to learn more about his craft. He also accepts commissions. You can see more of his work on his Instagram page. Turn captions on.

If Zootopia Was an Anime

If Zootopia Was an Anime

(PG-13) Mike Inel pokes fun at both Disney and anime style, re-animating the classic scene from Zootopia with the animal naturalist club with slightly more humanoid forms. Side-by-side comparison here.

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Ultraman (Trailer 2)

Ultraman (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Netflix’s CGI adaptation of the 2011 Ultraman manga. As is often the case, our hero Shinjiro Hayata is a high school student, suddenly tasked with becoming the next Ultraman. Fortunately, amidst a flood of foes, he has a couple of allies as well.

The Philosophy of Mob Psycho 100

The Philosophy of Mob Psycho 100

“Fight on! Fight on!” Made by the creator of One Punch Man, the hilarious anime Mob Psycho 100 is also about the struggles of a character with god-like powers. But as Wisecrack explores, the lesson here is about hard work and realizing one’s place in the world.

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 (Trailer)

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 (Trailer)

1! 2! 3! 4! The hilarious and action-packed anime about puberty returns. In Mob Psycho 100‘s second season, the evil Claw organization continues to be a thorn on young Mob’s side. On a lighter note, it seems he’s going to have a girlfriend. Premieres 1/7/19.

One-Punch Man Season 2 (Teaser)

One-Punch Man Season 2 (Teaser)

The long-awaited second season of the hilarious anime One-Punch Man is… still far away. Premiering on April 2019, the new season sees Saitama, Genos and the other heroes facing new villains, including the most powerful human on Earth.

Jump Force

Jump Force

Bandai Namco’s Jump Force is a 3D fighting game that feature’s some of the most famous anime heroes and villains from Weekly Shonen Jump. The characters include Goku, Luffy, Naruto, Gon, Deku, Ichigo, Yusuke and more. It also has a robust character creator.

Evangelion on Netflix (Trailer)

Evangelion on Netflix (Trailer)

Netflix just added a legend to its growing library of anime. Originally released in 1995, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a bizarre, complex and beautiful series about psychic teenagers piloting bio-mechs to combat giant monsters. Premieres Spring 2019.

Ultraman (Trailer)

Ultraman (Trailer)

The Ultraman manga that started in 2011 is a sequel to the classic Ultraman TV show. Now it’s getting a CGI series on Netflix. In the new story, a boy inherits the power of Ultraman from his father, who was the original hero. Premieres 4/1/19.

Animator of the Human Soul

Animator of the Human Soul

(SPOILERS) ScreenPrism looks at the work of director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Boy and The Beast, Mirai). Some are calling Hosoda the next Hayao Miyazaki. Regardless, his films are about exploring love in everyday life.

Mirai (Trailer)

Mirai (Trailer)

From filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast) comes another charming animated film. Mirai is about a boy who gets jealous of his baby sister, until he meets the future version of her. Premieres 11/29/18.

Star Wars: A New Hope Anime Trailer

Star Wars: A New Hope Anime Trailer

Dmitry Grozov aka Ahriman made this awesome fan trailer for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in the style of ’70s anime, complete with Japanese dub. It’s not as smooth or sharp as OtaKing’s legendary TIE Fighter, but the jankiness only adds nostalgia.

Rick and Morty as Anime

Rick and Morty as Anime

Rick and Morty is more than wild enough to be an anime. Malec shows us just how it would look like if done in the style of Japanese animation with this dramatic introduction sequence. Rick seems way too kindhearted here though.

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Forging Rurouni Kenshin’s Katana

Forging Rurouni Kenshin’s Katana

Man at Arms: Reforged‘s latest build is the iconic sakabatou, or the reverse blade katana from Rurouni Kenshin aka Samurai X. They also go over the sword’s meaning as well as historical trivia about swordsmiths and samurai.

Batman Ninja (Blu-ray & DVD)

Batman Ninja (Blu-ray & DVD)

DC Comics‘ latest Batman animated movie is now available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD. Batman Ninja is a decidedly Japanese and anime-flavored take on the Caped Crusader, featuring various anime styles of imagery and over-the-top action sequences.

AWAKEN AKIRA

AWAKEN AKIRA

Ash Thorp and XiaoLin “Zaoeyo” Zeng are huge fans of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic anime, AKIRA, so they did what any superfans with the time and artistic talent would do, they created an eye-popping animated tribute to the film. It’s way too short, but still amazing.

The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots

The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots

(PG-13: Language) Despite their heritage, commercial success and inherent coolness, giant robots are not as popular today as they once wer. Gigguk charts the history of the mecha genre, its influence on anime and why it’s not as popular as it used to be.

UNIQLO x Weekly Shonen Jump SS 18

UNIQLO x Weekly Shonen Jump SS 18

UNIQLO is teaming up with Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump for a collection of t-shirts. The tees include some of the manga’s big hits, such as Hunter x Hunter and One Piece, as well as classics like Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragon Ball. That Yamcha shirt!

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Ideas member demon1408 made this kickass proposal for a 1/60th scale model of Gundam Barbatos Lupus from the hit anime Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. It’s fully articulated and comes with a sword-mace and guns. DIY instruction video here.

Batman Ninja (Trailer)

Batman Ninja (Trailer)

The Dark Knight is somehow transported to 15th century Japan. To his surprise, he finds medieval versions of some of his enemies and allies waiting for him. From Kill la Kill writer Kazuki Nakashima and Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki comes Batman Samurai Ninja.

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Genocidal Organ (Trailer)

Genocidal Organ (Trailer)

(PG-13, Gore) A spy hunts the man behind sudden genocides in poor countries. An animated adaptation of Satoshi Ito’s novel, Genocidal Organ is as ominous, dense and action-packed as Metal Gear Solid. It’s no coincidence – Ito was Hideo Kojima’s friend.

Basketball & Anime Ep. 1: Prison Ball

Basketball & Anime Ep. 1: Prison Ball

(PG-13: Language) “I don’t wanna win this way… but a W is a W.” Jay and Leland are about to win a friendly game against the Handle God. But they didn’t account for… Prison Ball. RDCworld1’s new series is a fun parody of Kuroko’s Basketball.

Anime Crimes Division Ep. 1

Anime Crimes Division Ep. 1

“Post your fan theories to Tumblr! Here we do real police work.” RocketJump and Crunchyroll’s Anime Crimes Division is a comedy whodunit series made by and for anime fans. In the first episode, the detectives investigate a brewing war between subbers and dubbers.

Infinite Anime Characters

Infinite Anime Characters

Disproportionately big eyes, a sailor’s outfit, colorful hair… these are but a few of the trademark characteristics of girls in anime. Over at MakeGirlsMoe, computer learning algorithms can generate a nearly infinite set of anime characters, as seen in the video here.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Shinichiro Watanabe’s (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champlooprequel short film for Blade Runner 2049. It’s about the catastrophic event in 2022 called the Blackout. A massive EMP set off above the US leads to a global crisis that persists in the movie.

The Philosophy of Death Note

The Philosophy of Death Note

(PG-13, SPOILERS) Wisecrack presents the questions of justice raised in the excellent supernatural detective series Death Note. Is justice peace and equality at all costs? Or is it simply anything that counters injustice as it happens?

The Philosophy of Fullmetal Alchemist

The Philosophy of Fullmetal Alchemist

(SPOILERS) Wisecrack points out how the excellent Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood urges us not to stubbornly subscribe to an ideology, rational or otherwise, because doing so would dehumanize us by discouraging us from questioning and thinking for ourselves.

FLCL Season 2 & 3 (Teaser)

FLCL Season 2 & 3 (Teaser)

Haruko and the Medical Mechanica are coming back. Production IG is making two more seasons – each consisting of 6 episodes – of FLCL, with the help of original series director Kazuya Tsurumaki and more music from The Pillows. Drops in 2018 on Adult Swim.

Edge of Tomorrow vs. All You Need is Kill

Edge of Tomorrow vs. All You Need is Kill

(SPOILERS, Gore) CineFix compares the underrated Edge of Tomorrow aka Live Die Repeat with its manga counterpart All You Need is Kill, which is a more faithful adaptation of the eponymous light novel. The movie cut a lot of corners, but it’s still a great film.

Mutafukaz (Trailer)

Mutafukaz (Trailer)

This new feature from Studio4°C (Batman Gotham Knight, Animatrix) and Ankama (WAKFU) looks to be packed with incredible visuals and lots of action. The story centers on a character who lives in the big city, and starts having visions of creatures after an accident.

The Philosophy of One Punch Man

The Philosophy of One Punch Man

(SPOILERS) Wisecrack takes on one of this century’s defining works of art. On the surface, One Punch Man seems like a brainless gag peppered with anime and superhero parodies. But at its heart lies a timely warning: an easy life is a pointless existence.

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