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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Jugemu

Fullmetal Alchemist: Jugemu

The DVD release of the excellent anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood contains a series of non-canonical and lighthearted side episodes. One of them is this parody of Jugemu, a Japanese oral folktale that has a hilariously stupid premise.

Funko POP! x Ghost in the Shell

Funko POP! x Ghost in the Shell
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To coincide with the release of the Ghost in the Shell live-action movie, Funko is releasing POP! versions of Major Kusanagi, Batou, and Geisha. It’s only a matter of time before they release a special edition with her face opened up.

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer 2)

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer 2)

(SPOILERS) It’s been four freakin’ years, but the second season of Attack on Titan is finally coming. Unfortunately for us, the huge reveals are already popping up in the trailers. We sacrificed ourselves for you! Now run! Wait until 4/1/17. Mirror here.

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