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Full-Blown Fullmetal Alchemist Goes Fully Live-Action, In Full Trailer

Full-Blown Fullmetal Alchemist Goes Fully Live-Action, In Full Trailer

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Fullmetal Alchemist, the story that refuses to die, will not stop until it's inhabited every entertainment medium known to man, twice. Inspired by the original manga from Arakawa Hiromu, the journey of two brothers in a fantastical world has been chronicled multiple times in animated form, to rapturous praise by many, and critical side-eyes by a few. We imagine the same will be the case when their latest incarnation, in the form of this new live-action film, comes to the big screen this December. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NRt4keIZZk I haven't seen more than a few episodes of the anime years ago (shut up, I know) but, at the very least, the film looks visually striking. The effects work is far beyond what I'd expected to see, and the scenery and costumes are all lovely. Apparentl...
Game of Thrones: The Anime – Winter is Animated

Game of Thrones: The Anime – Winter is Animated

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The war for the Iron Throne just got a little more epic, with this fun opening credits sequence from French Youtuber Malec. Inspired by the wildly popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, this interprets the battle to save Westeros, and the many dramatic turns it takes, in a fashion only Japanese animation can deliver. Or at least something like it. Check out the fan-made opening credits sequence here, but newcomers be warned. There be spoilers in these waters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efD3nmwF-IM I love that the music, while evoking the typical sound of classic anime openers, also adopts the style of the actual Game of Thrones theme, one of the most iconic of its kind. Interspersing Japanese lyrics with seemingly random English adds the perfect touch. Particularly the phra...
Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

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A loud thunderclap rang out in the Ultraman fandom when it was announced that Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman, the sequel to China's animated Dragon Force movie, would feature their own interpretation of the classic red-and-silver giant hero Ultraman, owned by Japan's Tsuburaya Productions. Not only that, but this character, whose use of the Ultraman name is highly discouraged by its Japanese owners, was portrayed as a villain in the film's promotional material. Embroiled in legal battles for years over the rights to their original intellectual property, Tsuburaya has had its hands full. But they're not the only ones upset over this development. It seems even the Ultraman actors themselves have begun adding their voices to the chorus speaking out against this project. Actor and musici...
Watch ‘Infini-T Force’ Today at TubiTV and Viz

Watch ‘Infini-T Force’ Today at TubiTV and Viz

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Well, that was easy. Infini-T Force, the animated superhero drama that unites characters from several different iconic series, is available to watch now for free, in Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of TubiTV and Viz.com. We discussed the show before it was released to the masses, but now we can all see it for ourselves. Already, the first two episodes are up for streaming, and they're a doozy. Gathering heroes from the Tatsunoko Productions classics Gatchaman, Casshan, Tekkaman, and Hurricane Polimar, the new series begins with a bang, but quickly settles into its greatest strength, which is its loving portrayal of the characters from each of these famous anime titles. I especially enjoy Joe the Eagle of Gatchaman, who presents almost like some kind of Reverse Captain ...
Batman Ninja: The Dark Knight Anime from Afro Samurai & Kamen Rider Masterminds

Batman Ninja: The Dark Knight Anime from Afro Samurai & Kamen Rider Masterminds

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Hold onto your Pocky, anime fans. Batman is coming back to the Japanese animation world with an all-new project, descending upon us in 2018. This time, he brings with him a pool of talent that gave us the likes of the animated Afro Samurai as well as the special effects actioner Kamen Rider Fourze. While Batman inches one step closer to his apparent goal of filling every possible screen on every continent at the exact same time, here's a brief rundown of what we know so far. This feature-length anime, titled simply Batman Ninja, is the work of director Mizusaki Junpei, whose talents were brought to several MegaMan X video games before landing a producing gig with the popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. Joining him is Nakashima Kazuki, best known to some of us as a lead writer f...
Sharpen Your Blades – ‘Sword Art Online’ Gets a US Live-Action Series

Sharpen Your Blades – ‘Sword Art Online’ Gets a US Live-Action Series

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Another beloved Japanese animated title is about to be adapted for American consumption, and so our watch begins. The track record of Hollywood in handling anime properties has not always been the steadiest. Recent efforts like this year's Ghost in the Shell failed to impress while some pray each day that the Akira adaptation never gets motivated enough to actually happen after years driving fans to drink. This is the atmosphere into which Sword Art Online enters. The novel and animated series about people trapped within a virtual reality, living out their lives in a fantasy world of swords and savagery, has built a passionate fanbase over the years, so it seemed inevitable that someone would eventually come knocking on its door. For better or for worse, we'd like to remain positive a...
Infinit-T Force: The Tatsunoko Cinematic Universe

Infinit-T Force: The Tatsunoko Cinematic Universe

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Tatsunoko Productions celebrates 55 years of badassery with the animated crossover event, Infini-T Force. The CG anime series gathers heroes from four of its classic titles to form a new band of superpowered saviors. Dating as far back as 1972, these iconic characters have been through many iterations across the decades, finally arriving together in this television story that unifies them all in grand fashion. In case the amusingly on-the-nose meta-joke in the name "Infini-T" doesn't ring any bells, this team consists of four main players, nearly all of which have had some connection to the English-speaking world, even if only in a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon sort of way. First there's Ken the Eagle from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. His anime adventures are well-known to anime fans...
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

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In the year 2022, human-like androids known as Replicants have had it up to here with mankind and they're ready to stake their claim to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But first, they'll have to make a whole lot of other people very unhappy. Thus begins Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, Watanabe Shinichiro's striking animated prequel to Arrival director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049. The third and final short in a trilogy of prequels to the film, if Black Out 2022 doesn't prepare us for what Denis Villeneuve has in store with his Ryan Gosling/Harrison Ford actioner, I don't know what will. Each short being its own piece can be viewed independently of each other, the last of which set (as the title suggests) over two decades prior to the new movie's event...
Crush Your Enemies in the ‘Attack on Titan 2’ Video Game

Crush Your Enemies in the ‘Attack on Titan 2’ Video Game

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Eren Yaeger is back to put the hurt on some Titans in this video game adaptation of the wildly successful anime series Attack on Titan. This western release chronicles the show's second season, furthering the adventures of the last surviving heroes of a race overrun with enormous man-eating giants. Let the chaos begin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzGlOhufQdA&t=1s Those who have never touched greatness and witnessed its majesty should do themselves a favor and check out the anime, based on Isayama Hajime's manga of the same name. This upcoming release takes its cues from the intense second season, dubbed Attack on TItan 2, deepening the mysteries surrounding the Titans and those who fight against them, using their Omni-Directional Maneuvering Gear like ancient Spider-Men, swingi...
Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 4 Trailer Brings the Razzle-Dazzle

Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 4 Trailer Brings the Razzle-Dazzle

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Voltron: Legendary Defender returns with a brand new season, ready to wow us with more great characters, slick animation, and action-packed space adventure. It's everything you'd want from a show about a team of heroes piloting super robots to defend the innocent against a monstrous enemy. Other properties should be taking notes. This is how it's done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtGxLvrMGbo It's officially called the fourth season, but let's be honest. It's the second half of a season that began just a few months ago. As long as they continue to deliver on the thrills, the laughs, and the beautiful visuals, they can call it season 99 for all we care. Voltron: Legendary Defender returns October 13 on Netflix.