Major Mira Killian doesn’t remember who she was before. Now the character played by Scarlett Johansson is living inside a different kind of body about to start a different kind of life. She effortlessly leaps and shoots across a deliriously oversaturated cityscape with power and purpose. There’s something wrong at the…
Lots of bodies in bags... well, if you’re making successive iterations of cyborgs, you’ve got to get the raw material from somewhere, right?
The first animated entry into the Japanese Godzilla canon is going buck wild, it seems. We already had hints that it wasn’t just going to be your standard kaiju movie thanks to the out-of-this-world concept art, but a newly revealed synopsis teases just how out there the movie is going to get.
It’s hard to believe that the undisputed King of Kaiju has yet to actually get his own animated movie in Japan. That’s changing at last with the arrival of Polygon Pictures’ Godzilla film later this year, but there’s more good news: it’ll be easy to see outside of Japan when it airs, too.
In the wider Mobile Suit Gundam fandom, Gundam Wing isn’t regarded as the cream of the Gundam crop—but it still holds a special place in the hearts of many, as the series that introduced one of Japan’s most iconic Real Robot franchises to the West. And now, finally, it’s going to be made available on Blu-ray in the US…
Sadly, the premise of “grade school students taken in as apprentices to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” is not quite as bonkers as the Pokémon-meets-Marvel premise of the last Avengers anime, but it’s still pretty fun.
With a little over a month to go before the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie hits theaters, a new trailer is here, and it reveals a lot.
Thanks to his work on both the seminal manga and its animated adaptation, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will forever be remembered as an icon of the comics industry. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the manga this year, Kodansha has put together a tribute book containing art from artists across the world—and we’ve…
With the second season of the anime finally on its way, the bestselling manga continuing unabated, and not just two live-action movies but even an entire spinoff TV show under its belt, there’s a lot of Attack on Titan out there in 2017. But it turns out Warner Bros. believes you can never have too many giant, naked,…
Like a mix between Her and the Black Mirror Christmas Special, the Gatebox is a creepy personal assistant that puts the emphasis on personal and doesn’t seem to do much assisting.
Akira is considered an all-time classic in animation for many reasons—but one rarely championed is the way it uses light in the movie to support Katsuhiro Otomo’s commentary on the grim future of Neo-Tokyo.
You can’t keep Hayao Miyazaki away from what he loves. The celebrated anime director announced during a television special that he wants to come out of retirement to turn his 20-year pet project into a full-length animated feature.
Eight seconds of movie footage isn’t usually something worth posting, but when it’s as significant as this teaser for the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie’s first trailer, you have to make an exception.
The world is already overwhelmed with projects that have had comics luminary Stan Lee’s name slapped on them for no reason other than trying to capitalize and name recognition and past works. What’s one more?
There is seemingly no way to stop Funko from turning every franchise on the planet into a big-eyed pop vinyl army, like the gray goo apocalypse but with figurines. Their latest conquest? Spike and friends from the excellent Cowboy Bebop.
As a journalist who once covered the anime industry, I’ve seen some stuff. I’ve seen Tokyo destroyed countless times. I saw a piece of candy kick a demon’s ass. I watched KFC’s Col. Sanders slowly creep out of the darkness to menace a young man. I watched whatever the hell Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo was. And I still don’t know…
Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell, the ever-present threat of the chance for a western Akira movie... we’re living in an age of big anime-to-live-action-film adaptations. And now the zany shenanigans of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure are joining the bandwagon, courtesy of Warner Bros. and Toho.
In the wake of Shin Godzilla’s arrival in Japan, there’s been swirling rumors of a new Godzilla anime on the horizon—which would, surprisingly, be the King of Kaiju’s first ever anime series. Now they’ve been validated, although it’s not quite an anime series—instead a new animated Godzilla film is coming out next…
The popular Japanese anime TV series turned film franchise Tiger and Bunny is coming to America. Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment and others have hired screenwriter Ellen Shanman to adapt the work into live-action form.
Akira is one of the best and most beloved anime* of all time. Full stop.