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Analog On (Trailer)

Analog On (Trailer)

Jeremy Polgar spent the last year perfecting this awesomely animated concept trailer for a film about Analog, the last android in existence and a journey of revenge which leads her down an unexpected path. We love the action, ’80s tinged neon glow, and sharp linework.

Paper Cup Anime Theater

Paper Cup Anime Theater

Inspired by anime One-Punch Man, artist Shinrashinge created a wonderful hand-animated interpretation, which plays out on a series of three stacked paper coffee cups, using illustrations and cutouts to acheive the effect.

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Dodoba

Dodoba

A stranger from another village is on trial for the murder of his friend in an amphibian community. CalArts student Yon Hui’s graduation film is a throwback anime about prejudice based on appearance. Be sure to watch the end credits.

The Boy and the Beast (Trailer)

The Boy and the Beast (Trailer)

From Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children) comes The Boy and the Beast, an animated movie about a monster warrior who takes an orphaned boy from Tokyo as his apprentice.

TIE Fighter

TIE Fighter

Animator Paul Johnson (aka “OtaKing”) spent countless nights and weekends over a four year period creating this epic Star Wars fan film, drawn in the style of 1980s anime. Trust us when we say this needs to be made into a feature film.

The Ad-libbed Anime

The Ad-libbed Anime

(Offensive Humor) “Just fill the hole, hole-filler!” In 2005, ADV Films was allowed to rewrite the script of Ghost Stories for its U.S. release. They went crazy and turned the anime into a parody of itself, thanks to the actors’ hilarious improv.

Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia

A Netflix original anime series based on the eponymous manga (not the Muse track) follows a young man living among the last living humans, who abandoned Earth as it was destroyed by alien monsters. Premieres 7/4/14. Captions on.

The AKIRA Project

The AKIRA Project

Almost two years in the making, this live-action fan tribute trailer for AKIRA does a great job capturing the spirit of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic anime film. And if you’re in the mood for AKIRA fan trailers, you must watch this.

Akira 25th Anniv. Blu-ray & DVD

Akira 25th Anniv. Blu-ray & DVD

The 25th anniversary Blu-ray & DVD combo of the influential cyberpunk masterpiece comes with a ton of features, including all previous English dubs, a 24-bit version of the Japanese dub and over 2 hours of bonus videos.

Anime Doctor Who

Anime Doctor Who

Prepare to be animated! The Nerdist and Rug Burn envision what Doctor Who might look like if it were an anime. How ever will the Doctor and Amy defeat Davros’ ultimate deadly weapon? Timey-wimey-super-combo! Activate!

Anime Makeovers

Anime Makeovers

(Link NSFW) Phil Mimms aka HMN ALNS likes to draw popular anime characters in flashy street clothes. He’s drawn characters from Naruto, Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball Z. You can buy his merch on Red Bubble.

Shogun Warriors Posters

Shogun Warriors Posters

Get your late 70’s giant robot fix on with this fun poster series from the Boiling Point Creative Group. Unlike the original toys, these pieces aren’t spring loaded and won’t smack you in the eyeball.

The New Kind: Part 1

The New Kind: Part 1

Peter Hyoguchi’s collaborative, crowd-funded Anime series has completed its first episode, introducing us to the incredible hidden genetic abilities of its protagonists, including the ability to turn into mechs.

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DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga

DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga

An impressive DragonBall Z fan trailer from Harry & George Kirby, who created the action and effects-packed short to show the potential for a live-action DBZ flick – that doesn’t suck. (Thanks Jeff!)

The New Kind (Teaser)

The New Kind (Teaser)

250 VFX artists – including some from Hollywood – are contributing time to this Anime series about two lovers who have never physically met – yet are connected psychically. Help fund production here.

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

This fun footage of DragonCon 2011 from YouTube user beatdownboogie has clips of renowned cosplayer Yaya Han, the Nightmare Armor costume makers and a seemingly perfect soundtrack.

Dub of the North Star

Dub of the North Star

(NSFW: Language) Cult classic Fist of the North Star was so violent it was silly. This parody dub a la Kung Pow by YouTuber WeeklyTubeShow2 is just plain silly. Dumb humor at its finest.

Epic Anime Time

Epic Anime Time

At Toronto’s Anime North convention, Yung Lee decided to do something a little different than just capturing shots of cosplayers, going the extra mile to turn them into stars in their own Anime.

ROSA (Trailer)

ROSA (Trailer)

Jesús Orellana’s richly animated ROSA is the story of a robot charged with recovering rare plant species to restore earth’s ecosystems, in a future megalopolis devoid of natural life. (Thanks Nate!)

Anime Guy Goes on a Date

Anime Guy Goes on a Date

(Sllightly NSFW) Andy might look like your average ordinary guy, but it turns out that he comes from a long family line of Japanese cartoon characters, and at times lives his life in an anime.

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Trailer: Gatchaman

Trailer: Gatchaman

We first got a peek at Gatchaman all the way back in 2008. Now it looks like the CGI Japanimation flick is finally nearing release. In this clip, the protagonists go up against a giant mecha-bug.

Art By BattlePeach

Art By BattlePeach

The anime-inspired illustrations of Jonatan Cantero aka BattlePeach look like screenshots from an animated film, with plants, animals, monsters and yes, farting ninjas in all sorts of wild scenarios.

Stop Motion: Bad Apple

Stop Motion: Bad Apple

Whether or not you believe that this Bad Apple video was made without photo-editing, it’s still a pretty badass stop-motion piece; it was created with 6,566 printouts captured on a webcam.

Juri: Super Street Fighter IV

Juri: Super Street Fighter IV

Super Street Fighter IV has a peculiar animated style for its trailers, but this Juri trailer is actually animated anime-style; it’s available with the game in Japan, but no word on a US release.

DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy

DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy

It didn’t do well in theaters, but we’re still rootin’ for Astro Boy as a robot-tastic flick; it arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 3/16/2010 with deleted scenes, featurettes, and two new animated scenes.

Trailer: Fist of the North Star

Trailer: Fist of the North Star

There’s no gameplay footage in this trailer for Fist of the North Star, but we’re still plenty excited: the Dynasty Warriors-style game is due out next year on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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