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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Anime’

Scarlett Johansson Will Play Lead In Ghost In The Shell; Is Hollywood Whitewashing An Anime Classic?

Hollywood doesn’t have a stellar track record when it comes to adapting anime, and it seems the trend is going to continue with the announcement that the oft-criticized Ghost in the Shell adaptation is pushing through. The latest news about the adaptation is that Scarlett Johansson will be starring in the lead role based on Major Motoko Kusanagi, the protagonist …

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Netflix’s First Original Anime Debuts July 4th

Netflix’s first original anime series, Knights of Sidonia, finally has a release date. All 12 episodes of the epic series will hit Netflix on July 4th. Knights of Sidonia is based on the popular manga series by Tsutomu Nihei. The 12-episode arc has already aired in Japan. According to Netflix, the story “follows Nagate, a low-born youth in a society …

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Sailor Moon Is Back And Uncut, Streaming On Hulu

Sailor Moon, like Akira and Ranma 1/2, was for many their first exposure to anime. The popular television series first aired in the U.S. back in September 1995 and is now making a comeback in its original unedited form. Viz Media announced today that it has acquired the North American rights to the entire Sailor Moon anime franchise. The license …

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Cowboy Bebop Coming To Blu Ray, 1440p HD on YouTube

For those that are lifelong fans (and those with ears perked and eyes open), Cowboy Bebop will be released on Blu-ray and digital in the U.S. in 2014. If you really can’t wait that long, the whole series has been uploaded on YouTube in 1440p HD. Yes, you read that correctly. For those unfamiliar with Cowboy Bebop, let’s start off …

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Microsoft Turned Internet Explorer Into A Magical Girl (And It’s Awesome)

Pretty Cure? Old hat. Madoka Magica? Nobody cares anymore. Princess Tutu? Art house garbage. The world of magical girl anime needs a new savior, and Microsoft has just come to the rescue. Say hello to Inori Aizawa, Microsoft’s anime personification of Internet Explorer 11. This is a real marketing effort on behalf of Microsoft to get all those otaku who …

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‘Pokemon Origins’ Cartoon to Stream For Free in November

With Nintendo readying the launch of Pokemon X and Y in just a matter of weeks, it seems that Pokemon might make be this year’s handheld equivalent to the recent success of Grand Theft Auto V. In addition to the games, Nintendo will be blanketing media with new Pokemon content. Much like Rovio‘s Angry Birds, Pokemon content is now steaming …

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Hyao Miyazaki: Celebrated Filmaker Retires, Ends Era

Celebrated manga artist and Anime icon Hyao Miyazaki announced his retirement Saturday, just after the release of his last film, “The Wind Rises”. Koji Hoshino, the head of Mr. Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli, announced the news Sunday at the Venice Film Festival, where “The Wind Rises” received its international premiere and is screening in competition, Variety reported. Mr. Miyazaki is …

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Osamu Tezuka Fans Rejoice: Astro Boy Is Now On YouTube

Osamu Tezuka is a name that should be familiar to most, if not all, fans of Japanese animation and comics. He spearheaded the expressive big eye style that the genre uses to this day. He also created numerous manga that continue to be some of the best works in the medium. Unfortunately, a lot of the older anime based on …

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Mass Effect Animated Movie Trailer Released

A full trailer for the upcoming animated Mass Effect movie Mass Effect: Paragon Lost hit the internet today. According to the video description, the movie shows the story of an Alliance marine named James Vega, who leads a special forces squad against the collectors. Vega and his soldiers are stationed at a remote colony that is attacked, and they must …

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Subway’s Facebook Page Trolled with Anime Porn [NSFW]

One one hand, this is a cautionary tale for all brands that maintain Facebook pages. On the other hand, this is just really, really f-in’ funny. Subway’s Facebook page has been hijacked by a wave of anime porn. And not just generic images of anime porn, but with images involving Subway’s many five-dollar footlongs. The Daily Dot first spotted the …

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Mass Effect Getting Anime Adaptation This Fall

Have you ever wondered what Mass Effect would be like as a movie? Well, it’s not a movie, but Funimation is making an anime based on the series. Announced last year, nobody really had any idea of what an anime adaptation of Mass Effect would look like. We finally get our first look today at SXSW where Funimation’s James Vega …

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