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If The Mandalorian Was an Anime

If The Mandalorian Was an Anime

The Mandalorian is a pretty damned fine series as-is. But it’s still fun to envision variants of the show, like this fun anime style opening put together by Malec, Martial Coulon, Antoine Bertrand, KronoMuzik, and Kenny dozo. Kawaii Baby Yoda is just as adorable as his live-action inspiration.

Blood of Zeus (Trailer)

Blood of Zeus (Trailer)

After the gods of Olympus defeat the titans, a group of terrifying giants rises in their place. Can Heron, the half-human son of Zeus, help save humanity? Its man versus monster in this upcoming Netflix anime series, inspired by ancient Greek mythology. Drops 10.27.2020.

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Children of the Sea (Trailer)

Children of the Sea (Trailer)

Based on the manga by Daisuke Igarashi, Children of the Sea tells the story of a girl who feels drawn to the waters at the aquarium where her dad works. As she meets two other children with similar experiences, they come to find that fish are mysteriously disappearing from oceans around the world. Drops 8.31.20.

Ghost in the Shell 4K

Ghost in the Shell 4K

Mamoru Oshii’s anime classic Ghost in the Shell gets remastered in ultra high-definition, with a release on 4K UHD disc, along with Blu-ray and digital copies. The 25th anniversary SteelBook includes both Japanese and English audio tracks in Dolby Atmos, as well as Dolby Vision HDR support. Drops 9.8.2020.

Rick and Morty vs. Genocider

Rick and Morty vs. Genocider

In this awesome anime short, the council of Ricks sends Morty on an adventure to Tokyo, where he must defeat one of the greatest threats in the multiverse. Naturally, things take an unexpected turn or two. Created by Tower of God director Takashi Sano, and TMS, the animation studio behind Akira among other things.

The Weeknd: Snowchild

The Weeknd: Snowchild

The official music video for “Snowchild” pairs cinematic, anime imagery with The Weeknd’s autobiographical track about his quick rise to fame and fortune, his struggles with drugs, and the challenges that come with celebrity life. Directed by Arthell Isom of D’ART Shtajio.

Infinite Anime Characters

Infinite Anime Characters

Disproportionately big eyes, a sailor’s outfit, brightly-colored hair… these are but a few of the trademark characteristics of girls in anime. Over at MakeGirlsMoe, machine learning algorithms can generate a seemingly endless set of anime characters, as seen in the video here.

Samurai & Shogun Rick and Morty

Samurai & Shogun Rick and Morty

(PG-13: Gore) Rick and Morty star in this bloodsoaked anime about a group of angry Ninja Ricks who think Rick WTM-72 has kidnapped Shogun Morty, and will do anything to stop him. Directed and written by Kaichi Sato, and produced by Studio DEEN. In Japanese, with English subtitles.

Fusion Wallet: Cyberpunk Edition

Fusion Wallet: Cyberpunk Edition

There are tons of wallets to choose from these days, but we’ve never seen one that looks like this. It has an all-aluminum body with an aesthetic inspired by Japanese cyberpunk anime. Each one is made from numerous CNC-machined parts, with exposed Torx screwheads to complete the look. Available in 3 customizable designs.

Akira Remix

Akira Remix

(Gore) Eclectic Method pays tribute to one of the greatest anime films of all time, with this funky remix of sound bites from Katsuhiro Otomo’s visionary 1988 cyberpunk classic Akira. We were hoping to see a bit more of Neo-Tokyo though.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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