News Archive

The roles of Okina, Toshimichi Ōkubo, Hirobumi Itō, Yumi Komagata, and Chō Sawagejō have all been cast for the two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels. Also, the role of young Yahiko Myōjin has been recast. - MarkJulian
Japan Launches Talking 'Robot Astronaut' Kirobo Into Space that looks a lot like Astro Boy! - ThaHood
My rant on Pokemon box sets. - themcdougalbugle
A full-scale replica of the Patlabor mecha has been spotted by fans in Tokyo as it travels from its construction facility to the film's set. It's surprising to see a giant robot film use a full-scale model as opposed to going 100% CGI. - MarkJulian
Work was moving along nicely on a live-action adaptation of Akira, but Warner Bros. put the project on hold back in 2012. Well, director Jaume Collet-Serra - who was attached before production stalled - is once again in talks to helm the movie. Read on for details! - JoshWilding
Space Pirate Captain Harlock, a re-imagining of Leiji Matsumoto's sci-fi anime classic will premiere its slick cg animated visuals later this year in Japan. Continue on for more details and the newest trailer. - MarkJulian
The second teaser trailer for the live-action adaptation of the classic anime and manga from Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji has arrived online. Tiger Mask (タイガーマスク) follows main protagonist Naoto Date as he fights his way through the ranks of an evil wrestling organization. - MarkJulian
The final adventures of street racer Takumi Fujiwara are set to begin in the final manga volume of "Initial D" this month which will also be adapted into a final anime series titled "Initial D: The Final Stage." Surely a bit of sad news for longtime fans. - MarkJulian
First look at actor Takeru Satoh as Himura Kenshin in next year's "Rurouni Kenshin - The Kyoto Fire." If you missed seeing the first film (check out my review) you missed out on one of the best sword fights in recent film history. - MarkJulian
Both "Fairy Tail" and "Rave Master" were created by Hiro Mashima who previously wrote a crossover manga back in May 2011. Now that story is being given anime form as Natsu will come across Haru and Elie in a retelling of that adventure. - MarkJulian
We previously saw some official stills but now we have our first footage from the live-action adaptation of Yana Toboso's "Kuroshitsuji" also known as "Black Butler." - MarkJulian
A new manga known as Jaco the Galactic Patrolman has been confirmed to tie in with the legendary Dragon Ball series. How will it exactly? Find out after the jump! - CronoA7X
Fans of Hiro Mashima's "Fairy Tail" were a little disheartened when news back in March pronounced that the anime would be ending, however, Mashima himself has confirmed that the show will return. Aye! - MarkJulian
Check out the five main characters in Studio Trigger's follow up to the jaw-dropping epic, "Gurren Lagann." Will you be giving "Kill La Kill" a watch during the Fall anime season? - MarkJulian
Mamoru Oshii, the director behind the first "Ghost in the Shell" anime and adaptation of the manga, "28 1/2" has hopped aboard Tohokushinsha Film Corporation's live-action adaptation of the "Mobile Police Patlabor" anime. - MarkJulian
James Cameron says he'll devote his time to "Battle Angel Alita" in 2017 while speaking at the technology festival, TagDF. He also discusses his "Avatar" sequels and comments that "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" didn't need to be in 3D. - MarkJulian
Tatsuya Fujiwara, who portrayed Light Yagami in "Death Note" has joined the cast of the sequel to last summer's live-action "Rurouni Kenshin" film. Fujiwara will portray Shishio Makoto, villain of the "Kyoto Arc." - MarkJulian
The Japan produced live-action adaptation of the popular anime and manga, "Rurouni Kenshin" will reportedly receive not one but two more additional installments that cover the Kyota arc. Lead actor Takeru Sato confirmed to return in starring role. - MarkJulian
New trailer for the first of four prequel Ghost in the Shell OVA's, border:1 Ghost Pain. Visit our anime section for all the latest news on the Major, Gatchaman, Goku and more. - MarkJulian
Fans of classic old-school anime remember the name Lupin the III very fondly so the news of a new live-action Lupin the III film just may result in a goofy grin or two. Continue on for details. - MarkJulian
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