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Ghost in the Shell: Opening Scene

Ghost in the Shell: Opening Scene

To get fans excited for the new live-action Ghost in the Shell, Paramount has released the first 5 minutes of the film. The opening sequence is packed with eye-candy, and an awesome action sequence, which includes ScarJo taking a Major leap off of a building.

Cowboy Bebop: The Meaning of Nothing

Cowboy Bebop: The Meaning of Nothing

“When there’s no one to hunt, we have nothing. Nothing to do, nothing to live on.” (SPOILERS) Channel Criswell’s obvious love for Cowboy Bebop makes his analysis a bit redundant and unstructured, but it’s still compelling and makes a lot of sense.

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2020 Olympics Ambassadors

2020 Olympics Ambassadors

Olympic ambassadors are chosen from the host country’s exemplary citizens. Since the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, who better to represent Japan than the likes of the seventh hokage and a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan? Troll level: Shin-chan.

Toonami: A History of Broadcast Anime

Toonami: A History of Broadcast Anime

YouTuber kaptainkristian tips his hat to Toonami. While not the first to broadcast Japanese cartoons to American audiences, Cartoon Network’s niche program block sought to bring anime to mainstream while championing its diversity.

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter (Trailer)

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter (Trailer)

Fans of Studio Ghibli will want to add this one to their Amazon Prime watch list now. The 26-episode animated series about the adventures of a thief’s daughter premiered in Japan in 2014, but is getting its US translated debut on 1/27/17, narrated by Gillian Anderson.

Gravity Rush: Overture

Gravity Rush: Overture

A beautiful and mostly lighthearted two-part anime featuring Gravity Rush heroines Kat and Raven. Overture takes place between Gravity Rush and its upcoming sequel. If you’re not familiar with the series, all you need to know is that Kat and Raven can manipulate gravity.

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer)

Attack on Titan: Season 2 (Trailer)

Attack on Titan‘s anime adaptation is criminally behind the manga, but for many of us it doesn’t really matter. Check out the new villains and foes that enter the scene in the continuation of Hajime Isayama’s brutal action fantasy story. Drops 4/2017 on Funimation. Mirror here.

X-Story

X-Story

Director Vitaliy Shushko and a team of talented 3D modelers, compositors, and animators created this stunning short film set in a dystopian future. It favors style and action over plot, but that doesn’t make this futuristic and mysterious anime any less fantastic.

Ghost in the Shell (Trailer)

Ghost in the Shell (Trailer)

Whether or not you agree with the casting of Scar-Jo in the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi, this trailer has us pretty excited about where the live action version of Masamune Shirow’s classic anime looks to be headed, with incredible visuals and thrilling action.

One Punch Man: A Hero Defined

One Punch Man: A Hero Defined

(SPOILERS) Anime critic Mother’s Basement breaks down the fight between the Sea King and the heroes in One Punch Man. The story arc provides lots of humor, action and drama, and outlines the responsibilities of a hero: a weapon, a leader, and a symbol of hope.

Don’t Attack the Titans

Don’t Attack the Titans

The Film Theorists argue that the people in the anime adaptation of Attack on Titan would be better off staying inside their walled cities instead of trying to defeat the giants. Assuming that the rich and powerful are willing to share with the poor. Skip to 4:13.

Miss Hokusai (Trailer)

Miss Hokusai (Trailer)

“With two brushes and four chopsticks, we’ll get by anywhere.” Miss Hokusai is a feature-length adaptation of the eponymous manga about the life of Sakae, who grew up in the shadow of her father, the great 19th century artist Hokusai.

FLCL: Journey to Maturity

FLCL: Journey to Maturity

One of Adult Swim’s best imports, the anime Fooly Cooly is convoluted and overwhelming at times. But as kaptainkristian explains, there was a method to the show’s madness. It was the world seen through the eyes of someone going through puberty.

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Anime Baseball

Anime Baseball

It’s pure coincidence that the same week we featured this video that Corridor Digital dropped their own take on baseball being played in overly melodramatic anime style. We’re thinking their version should have been titled Scott Pilgrim vs. The Yankees.

Overwatch Anime-style Credits

Overwatch Anime-style Credits

YouTuber inkling inkling imagines what Overwatch‘s opening and ending sequences would be like if it was an anime. J-rock? Check! Quick cuts between action scenes and character closeups? Check! Whole roster poses at the end? Check!

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.

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.

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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.

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