This may come as a surprise to you: with its 10 seasons and 161 episodes that have aired over the past 16 years, The Fairly OddParents is the longest-running fantasy television show in American history. Naturally, when a show’s been running for that long, you’ve gotta spice things up to keep them interesting.
If you’re familiar with Japanese horror, you’ve probably heard about the work of Junji Ito—the author behind viral horror stories like The Enigma of Amigara Fault and Uzumaki. Now, some of his most famous spooky tales are being adapted into a new anime anthology show.
In late 2016, a Korean blogger named Glayer made a short 28-second tribute to Overwatch’s D.Va based on the opening for the popular anime Himouto! Umaru-chan. Now in 2017, he’s finally finished the tribute.
Feel that chill in the air? It’s no longer summer, so let’s welcome autumn the best way possible: by watching new anime.
I watch few fictional shows. My tastes are not really cut out for pop culture. But when someone told me Neo Yokio was “a six episode long dril tweet,” I decided the Netflix anime series, created by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, would be worth investigating. So I watched the generally derided series with a few…
Last year, Tatsunoko announced it would be celebrating its 55th anniversary with an Avengers-esque mashup of some of its most iconic superheroes for a new anime series—and although Western audiences may only be vaguely familiar with some of these heroes, they’ll be getting to see the new show, too.
Netflix’s original series Neo Yokio waffles between being an indictment of capitalism and a celebration of wealth. While it’s charmingly written, I’m confused about what it wants to say about the wealthy and their pursuits.
Shinichirō Watanabe is one of the most iconic anime directors in the business, thanks to his work on the beloved Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop. But his latest work is an intriguing sidestep: a 15-minute short film set in the world of Blade Runner.
Anticipation is sky-high for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which is due out November 3 and looks exceedingly fun. With his spotlight at an all-time high, he may soon sign on for another one of Hollywood’s most eagerly awaited projects: the live-action Akira movie.
Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame is directing a short Blade Runner anime. Sony Pictures Japan has uploaded a sneak peek of the short.
LastMan sounds like a movie from the ‘80s, wants to be set in the 1970s, and looks like it’s supposed to be happening in the ‘90s. It’s a messy jumble of execution that occasionally manages to be appealing despite itself.
Game scenario director Hiroo Otsubo has an interesting work process: he creates anime-style art in Excel.
Jaden Smith, Steve Buscemi, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Desus and Mero, Jason Schwartzman, Tavi Gevinson, and more, all doing voice work for a semi-satirical anime set in a hipster-future New York City? Okay.
The ink has barely dried on Netflix’s Death Note adaptation, and yet another adaptation of the iconic manga and anime is already happening. The latest iteration: a 12-hour audio drama series.
Anime, you’ve changed! To be honest, the look of it is always changing. Styles and fads suit each age, so let’s see how anime has evolved over the past few decades.
Greetings from the future! Welcome to “Postal Apocalypse,” io9's admittedly sporadic mail column by me, editor Rob Bricken. This week I’ve got a lot of Defenders questions (from one curious reader), a lot more Game of Thrones questions (from many curious readers), and I explain why you should only be slightly worried…
In the trailer for the upcoming Godzilla anime, we don’t get a good look at the titular monster’s mug. An official statue to promote the movie has gone on display in Japan, finally providing a real-life look at the anime version. Damn, does this Godzilla look old and melty.
Disney is no longer distributing most Studio Ghibli movies in America, sparking hope that the beloved anime films will finally be more accessible both in American theaters, as well as DVD and Blu-Ray.