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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…