Posts tagged with anime

Jun 7 2017

I want to visit!

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Big news for Studio Ghibli fans: in 2018, the studio plans to open a My Neighbor Totoro-inspired theme park in Japan's Aichi prefecture. The park will be designed in a way that doesn't disturb the local wildlife, and...

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Apr 6 2017

Reworking the story

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There's a glowing review up on NPR of the animated Japanese movie Your Name, which is apparently based on a classic Japanese poem by author Ono no Komachi. I'm not sure which poem, but you can read a selection of Komachi's work...

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Feb 23 2017

Once and future Studio Ghibli

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The trailer is out for Mary and the Witch's Flower, which I'm interested in for two reasons. First, it's based on a novel by Mary Stewart, author of my beloved Nine Coaches Waiting (which is...

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Jan 6 2015

Doom, gloom, cyborgs

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And speaking of dystopian futures with creepy digital mind-control, they're making an American live-action version of Masamune Shirow's classic manga/anime Ghost in the Shell...

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Dec 9 2014

And speaking of Takahashi...

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...there's going to be an anime version of Rin-ne! Not that I really had any doubt (almost all of Takahashi's work has been animated, and most of it has been wildly successful), but I hadn't heard any details until recently...

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Oct 31 2011

The Magic Tree House gets animated

The full-length trailer is out for the upcoming Japanese anime adaptation of Mary Pope Osborne's mega-popular Magic Tree House books. The film will open in Japan on January 7, 2012, and I suspect...

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Oct 18 2011

Dude must have a lot of time on his hands

Speaking of classic manga adaptations, AnimeNewsNetwork has announced that the 1982 animated film The Last Unicorn is getting a theatrical re-release in 2012 and 2013, and author Peter S. Beagle i...

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Mar 21 2011

Imagine a Japanese Nancy Drew paired with a demonic Sherlock Holmes

I was delighted to discover that the deeply weird horror/mystery/comedy anime Neuro has turned up on Hulu. I don't think the manga is available in English and it's not the kind of show that comes...

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Sep 8 2009

Mark your calendars, anime geeks.

A quick reminder for disorganized Rumiko Takahashi fans: Inuyasha: the Final Act will begin airing in Japan on October 3rd.People who watched the original TV series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swi...

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Aug 24 2009

Popular shojo manga comes to TV

AnimeNewsNetwork informs me that someone is making an anime version of Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, the super-popular shojo manga by Hiro Fujiwara. This series, while cute, is one of those stories that...

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Jul 9 2009

More budget-friendly Wordcandy fun...

Speaking of free stuff (always our favorite price!), VIZ Media is offering a free iTunes download of the first episode of the anime Honey and Clover (based on the super-popular shojo manga of the ...

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Mar 27 2009

Wordcandy odds and ends...

They've cast the three main characters of the upcoming CW adaptation of L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries.The anime adaptation of Skip Beat is winding down. People always want another season of popular...

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Feb 10 2009

Woot! (Part II)

And the good news keeps coming! Viz Media has announced that they've picked up the new, as-yet-unnamed Rumiko Takahashi title (as expected), AND they've licensed Boys Over Flowers: Jewelry Box, a ...

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Feb 10 2009

Woot! (Part I)

It is a day of wondrous anime- and manga-related news, dear readers. At its New York Comic Con panel, North American publisher Yen Press announced on Saturday that it has picked up the license for...

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Dec 9 2008

Nodame Cantabile keeps up the awesome

AnimeNewsNetwork has announced that there will be a third "season" of the anime adaptation of Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile manga, set to air in fall '09. I'm totally obsessed with the curre...

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Nov 11 2008

Why don't we ever get to see animated versions of, like, Paradise Lost?

According to AnimeNewsNetwork, anime director Osamu Dezaki is planning to debut his anime Genji Monogatari Sen-nen-ki Genji ("The Tale of Genji: A Millennium-Old Journal") on Japanese television i...

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Oct 15 2008

Anime season is up and running

October is here, and all that delicious anime has finally landed!Skip Beat!:Vampire Knight - Guilty:Nodame Cantabile - Paris:

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Oct 13 2008

Watch Ouran, School Rumble on the cheap

Anime distributor Funimation is currently streaming the first two episodes of the Ouran High School Host Club anime adaptation AND the first four episodes of the second season of School Rumble. I ...

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Sep 30 2008

Skip Beat: the anime

Gyah. I've watched and enjoyed a lot of shojo-manga-based anime in the past two years, but very few series have done an even halfway-decent job of replicating their source material. (For every ser...

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Sep 19 2008

The Masque of the Red Death: anime-style

AnimeNewsNetwork has an interesting article up about The Masque of the Black Death, the last script co-written by legendary director Akira Kurosawa before his death in 1998. The script is an adapt...

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Sep 10 2008

Nodame in Paris

The promo video for the upcoming Nodame Cantabile Paris arc anime is up. It's all in Japanese, but that's okay--Nodame's awesomeness needs no translation:This series will premiere in Japan on Oct...

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Aug 19 2008

Gakuen Alice licensed

I'm hearing that the anime adaptation of the popular manga Gakuen Alice has been licensed here in the U.S. I enjoyed this half-cute, half-creepy 26-episode series about a spunky 10-year-old who f...

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Aug 18 2008

Next chapter of Nodame delayed?

AnimeNewsNetwork.com is reporting that Nodame Cantabile (one of my favorite series) is going on hiatus until October, as series creator Tomoko Ninomiya is going on maternity leave. However, the fi...

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Aug 8 2008

Yay!

I can't believe that I'm only NOW learning that there's going to be a sequel to the anime adaptation of Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile, covering her "Paris" story arc. I love this series (the...

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Jul 18 2008

Moribito to appear on Adult Swim?

AnimeNewsNetwork has confirmed that the Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit anime series will premiere on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on August 24. Moribito is an adaptation if Nahoko Uehashi's fan...

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Jul 15 2008

Keepin' the economy afloat

I was happy to see that Anime Expo (the largest anime-oriented show in the country) did reasonably well this year. After two years of stagnant attendance rates, numbers were actually UP about 5% f...

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Jul 2 2008

Slayers Revolution

The fourth anime series inspired by Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi's comedy/fantasy Slayers novels premiers today in Japan! The anime is called Slayers Revolution, and apparently it picks up shor...

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Jun 26 2008

Hypnotizing...

I've recently started watching the anime version of the bread-baking shounen manga Yakitate!! Japan. The series is pretty good (although some of the jokes feel a little overstretched to me), but ...

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Jun 20 2008

Thank you, anime gods!

Remember how I was hoping for a Skip Beat! anime? Well, I whined, and the anime gods delivered. According to Anime News Network, an anime version of Yoshiki Nakamura's story will be coming out t...

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May 16 2008

Death Note promotion

I just got the following notice from VIZ Media:"San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, anim...

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