Based on the extensive work of beloved manga creator Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy: Edge of Time is a digital collectible card game that sees classic characters reimagined for the modern age.
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…
In the latest episode of Pokémon XYZ, Ash faced off against Alain for the Kalos League Championship. Since Ash has been doing so well this season and since he’s become somewhat of a cooler character, victory seemed possible.
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.
Summer can mean a few things: Frolicking in unbearable humidity until your skin is a festering wreck, or cuddling up next to the AC and binge-watching anime. No judgment here.
It’s hot outside. Let’s stay in and watch some anime.
From anime girls to abstract shapes, Japanese tattooing has changed. Or has it?
Fans of Hajime Isayama’s smash hit manga, and the wildly successful anime that it spawned in 2014, have been waiting for the show’s return to TV for over two years now—they’ve had to make do with movies, spinoff short series, and even baby-fied versions of Eren and the crew. But the wait for season 2 is nearly over.
The viral Japanese webcomic and manga One Punch Man was finally turned into an excellent, frequently ludicrous anime by Madhouse last year, and it was a brilliant take on over the top superhero action. But good news! It’s finally coming to the West on Adult Swim’s Toonami—and it’s coming very soon.
The idea of a live-action American remake of the seminal anime movie Akira has always seemed like a disaster in the making to me, and the fact that the movie has languished in various forms of development hell seems to corroborate that idea. But after seeing this concept art of Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in…
Do you like Evangelion? Do you like working out? Do you live in Japan? If you answered yes to all these questions, I’m pretty sure you still won’t want these utterly ridiculous, yet totally real Evangelion-branded dumbbells.
Naruto Scott Murphy was born earlier this month at 5:23am in Titusville, Florida, to parents Devon Scott Murphy and Deedra Lee Newsome. The baby, whose legal name—and I cannot stress this enough—is Naruto, was of normal health, aside of course from the giant, mythical nine-tailed fox sealed inside him.
Remember that wild looking Gundam anime that had the smoothest jazz soundtrack around? Well, good news—it’s coming to the U.S., and you can watch the first seven minutes of the English dub right here, right now.
Especially if you grew up watching it, Dragon Ball is hard not to love, with its rich landscapes, totally unexplained animal people, and of course, Goku, the gifted but naive fighter at the center of it. Where formative experiences with anime are concerned, this show holds a special place in a lot of people’s hearts.…
For Western fans, Toonami and Gundam go hand in hand—ever since the animation block aired Gundam Wing, the series in the long-running franchise that popularized Gundam in the West back in 1996. Now, for the first time in over a decade, Toonami will broadcast a Gundam series once more.
In Peter Tieryas’ novel The United States of Japan, the United States loses the Second World War to Japan, and finds itself split between the invading Japanese army and Nazi Germany.
The story of Edward and Alphonse Elric begins yet again. Fumihiko Sori will direct the film (he did the 2012 Dragon Age anime movie, based on the video games) for a 2017 release; Ryosuke Yamada, member of the J-pop/idol group Hey! Say! JUMP will star as Ed.
Western fans of Japan’s epic scifi anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes have been waiting decades for an official English release. They’re finally getting one this year, but that’s not all! The original novels by Yoshiki Tanaka are coming too, and io9 has an exclusive preview.
For 20 years, Pokémon has had the reputation of a cheery kid’s franchise. But under the veneer of Ash and co.’s adventures, there lies one of the most sinister dystopias around. To celebrate Pokémon’s 20th birthday this week (and its newest games), here’s a few reasons as to why the Pokénation is much more terrifying…