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Tama & Friends Reunite in May for Cats Tail’s Tales

For the first time in 26 years, the kitty stars of the adorable anime brand Tama & Friends will reunite for a new feature film titled Cats Tail’s Tales. The new feature is scheduled for a May 10 release, and comes courtesy of Tokyo-based Sony Creative Products, which is in charge of the license for the Japanese market. Cats Tail’s Tales follows the adventures of three cats – ...

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Batman Ninja Digital Release, NYC Fan Events, & Exclusive Interviews

Batman Ninja, a film that will completely blow you away, especially if you are a Batman fan and/or anime fan, was just released on Digital HD today! You can get it on the iTunes online store, Google Play online store, Playstation online store or any online store that sells digital movies. OK, that would be big enough news to drop what you’re doing right now and download and enjoy Batman ...

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FUNimation Releases New Trailer for Your Name

FUNimation Films has recently unveiled a new trailer for director Makoto Shinkai’s top-grossing anime film Your Name, along with opening advanced ticketing for the North American theatrical release. The film is notable for being the highest grossing film of 2016, surpassing even Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle. The North American theatrical ...

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Lupus and Melusine Team Up with Sarah Radclyffe and Barnaby Spurrier for Kensukes Kingdom

The folks behind the highly praised animated feature Ethel & Ernest, Lupus Films and Melusine Productions, is teaming up with producers Sarah Radclyffe and Barnaby Spurrier in order to produce a 2D and mixed media animated adventure titled Kensuke’s Kingdom. Based on the best-selling book by award-wining British author Michael Morpurgo, Kensuke’s Kingdom follows the adventures of a boy ...

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Watch Streams of Vintage Japanese Animation

Fans of anime know that despite being common in the medium, there is more to anime than the art style (which is far more eclectic than detractors would have you believe.) While the Internet has made it easy to watch decades’ worth of anime from different studios without resorting to piracy, the earliest known works are difficult to find, and it is a shame that a huge chunk of the medium’s 100 ...

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New Beyblade Burst Anime Coming This Spring

The current Beyblade: Burst anime series is expected to wrap up on March 27th via its 51st episode. But don’t be sad because you don’t need to wait too long for a follow up, as the next Beyblade anime in the Burst franchise will be coming up in April’s spring season. Titled Beyblade Burst God, the new anime series will also be directed by Katsuhito Akiyama and produced by OLM, with writing ...

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Mobius Final Fantasy Coming to PC in the West This February

The PC version of the mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy was already released in Japan back in November, but obviously those of us in non-Japanese speaking countries will have trouble experiencing the game even if we know how to import, on account of the game (and the franchise itself) being reliant on one’s ability to read and understand the language it uses. Thankfully, Square Enix is bringing ...

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Kubo and the Two Strings Heading to Japan

LAIKA has recently inked a new distribution deal with GAGA Corporation, under which their latest film Kubo and the Two Strings will get a Japanese release. While the exact release date is still pending, the announcement confirms it for 2017. GAGA is noted for also distributing LAIKA’s first feature film, Coraline. The release is notable as Kubo and the Two Strings’ is intentionally inspired ...

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New Trailer Released for Akiba’s Trip Anime Adaptation

The official Youtube channel for Akiba’s Trip – the Animation has just released a new trailer for the upcoming anime, which is adapted from the cult-favorite, fanservice-heavy videogame franchise in which you save Akiba from energy-sucking vampires by stripping them of their clothes, so that they can be exposed to sunlight (which, if you haven’t been keeping up on your vampire lore, is ...

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Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Coming to PC

2016 saw the PC platform receive ports of games that people expected to languish behind console platform walls, particularly a number of games from Japanese devs (who are mostly focused on consoles due to the PC platform’s less than low popularity as a gaming device in Japan.) 2017 seems poised to continue the trend, with Idea Factory International revealing that they will be planning a PC port ...

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DoDonPachi Resurrection Coming to PC via Steam

2016 seems to be the year in which many Japanese and arcade/console-exclusive games finally made their way to the PC platform via Valve’s Steam distribution service. Cave’s bullet hell SHMUP DoDonPachi Resurrection seems to tick both boxes properly, as it is both a Japanese game with anime-inspired visuals and was only recently made available on the Xbox 360. And now it’s also coming to PC ...

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Keroppi Stars in Dokonjō Gaeru Sequel

Fans of Dokonjō Gaeru or Gutsy Frog will be surprised by Sanrio’s news that the famous sequel series featuring Keroppi, the frog mascot character is in the works. The comedy manga, written by Yasumi Yoshizawa is about a boy who ends up with a flattened, talking frog attached to his favorite T-shirt. The new series is entitled Dokonjō!! Kero Kero Keroppi and is set 28 years after the ending of ...

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