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Klonoa Anime Film Adaptation Canceled

Last year, it was revealed that Bandai Namco’s icomic platforming game franchise, Klonoa, will be getting an anime film adaptation. Production was said to be handled by US-based studio Henshin, Inc, and Rob Pereyda was attached as producer. Unfortunately for fans of the series, the project has already been canceled. The announcement of the cancelation came from manga author Hitoshi Ariga, who ...


Hollywood Prepping Live-Action Adaptation of YOUR NAME

In a little bit of news that will probably be met with a collective groan, the Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams (via his Bad Robot company) are planning to produce a live action adaptation of the successful anime movie Your Name. According to the announcement, Oscar-nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) is in charge of writing the script, with the original ...


Kobito-Zukan Picture Books Get TV Anime Spinoff

The popular Kobito-Zukan picture book series gets a television anime adaptation. The retitled Chobitto-Zukan spinoff will run on Tokyo MX, Kids Sation and TV Kanazawa channels. The picture book series was launched in 2006 and focused on Kobitos, the mysterious creatures that are neither plants nor insects. It has 2.7 million printed copies and the characters acquired the Licensing of the Year ...


Taboo Tattoo To Get Adapted Into Anime

It has been previously reported that a seinen manga series by Shinjirō, Taboo Tattoo, is being adapted into a television anime series and slated for a July 2016 debut. Now, the staff for the upcoming series has also been announced. Takashi Watanabe (Shakugan no Shana, The Slayers, Freezing, Heavy Object) will be the director of the ‘stylish action epic’ series at J.C. Staff anime studio. ...


Shonen Ashibe Gets Third Television Anime Adaptation

After 23 years, the comedy manga series of Hiromi Morishita Shonen Ashibe is all set for its third TV anime adaptation on NHK Educational TV for an April 2016 premiere. Its first episode on TV was aired for 37 episodes (111 vignettes) starting April to December 1991, and the 2nd followed for 25 episodes (75 vignettes) starting October 1992 to March 1993. Shonen Ashibe follows the everyday life ...


Monster Hunter to Get its Own TV Anime Next Year

There’s no denying the popularity of Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise. With over 2 dozen games spanning 3 generations of consoles (along with all the merchandise they came with), an anime adaptation is not surprising. In fact, what’s surprising is that it took this long for a TV anime to materialize. The announcement of a Monster Hunter TV anime was made during the recent Tokyo Game Show ...


Monster Strike Anime Making its Way to Youtube in October

According to a recent update from the website of Mixi’s mobile action RPG, Monster Strike, an anime adaptation is in the works and will be debuting for fans all over the globe via Youtube. The Youtube stream will be offered in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean languages and has been penciled in for an October 10, 2015 premiere. Under the Youtube channel, a new 7 minute episode will be ...


TV Anime for Phantasy Star Online 2 Announced

Fans of the Phantasy Star franchise, particularly Phantasy Star Online 2 will have something to look forward to beyond videogames, as Sega has recently announced plans for a TV anime adaptation of the online action RPG. The announcement was made during an event in Okinawa, and while details are still sparse at this junction in time, it has been said that the story will be original and will be ...


FUNimation Secures Rights to Samurai Warriors Anime

FUNimation has recently announced that they have added the anime adaptation of Koei’s Samurai Warriors/Sengoku Musou to their winter simulcast line-up. The franchise is known for the third person hack-and-slash games loosely based on Japanese history, and has seen iterations on various consoles and handhelds throughout the years. The first episode of the Samurai Warriors anime is scheduled to ...


New Sengoku Basara TV Anime, Judge End, Scheduled for This Year

It was recently confirmed that the latest TV anime adaptation of Capcom’s video game series Sengoku Basara, tited Judge End, is already being developed. The franchise has already had two prior anime adaptations, which aired in 2009 and 2010 respectively, as well as one feature film in 2011. The latest anime series will help support the PS3 game Sengoku Basara 4, which was released last January ...

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