Johna Bates

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The 7 Most Popular Anime Series that Everyone Is Watching

Everyone always wants to be in the know, to know what's popular and topping the charts.<p>With literally hundreds of anime series airing all around the …

North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 20-26

Nekomonogatari (Black), Eureka Seven anime; first <i>Sword Art Online</i> light novel ship<p>Anime Releases<p>Title<p>Publisher<p>Suggested Retail Price<p>Date<p>Eureka Seven …

What is Anime? An Introduction to Japanese Animation

The word anime — pronounced "<i>ah-</i>knee-may" — is an abbreviation of the word animation<i>.</i> In Japan, the word is used to refer to all animation. However, …

Short Peace review – fascinating curio for fans of anime art

Four beautifully animated short films and a brilliantly madcap game from some of the greatest directors in Japan<p>The second release in a good week for anime fans, <i>Short Peace</i> is a fascinating curio – it features a four-part animated short film anthology from some of the greatest directors in Japan, …

Anime Preview Spring 2014 - Unbound Worlds

It’s spring season in the world of anime and I think it’s about time we talked about that corner of geekhood here on Unbound Worlds, don’t you? …

Spring Anime is in the Air | Lists | MTV 81

©BONES/CAPTAIN EARTH COMMITTEE, MBS<p>The spring season has sprung a fresh batch of giant robots, throwback action-thrillers and artsy fairy tales. …

JaegerZ Vs Kaiju - The Biggest Anime Battle Of All Time!

JaegerZ vs Kaiju by Loku<p>The battle between giant robots and giant monsters didn't begin in the pacific rim, they've been battling their way across …

Persona 4 Golden anime coming to Japan this July

A1-Pictures will release an anime based on the <i>Persona 4</i> PlayStation Vita remake, <i>Persona 4 Golden</i>, this July, Atlus announced today during an hour-long stream.<p>The show will air in Japan; a site for the anime is up now. The show's character page appears to include the protagonist and party members …

FEATURE: Anime-Planet Recommends... Introductory Edition!

<i>A while back, Crunchyroll announced a special partnership with Anime-Planet.com, and excitement abounded! Now, to continue the fun, Kim from</i> …

The 5 Best Reasons You Should Watch Anime

There’s no denying how popular Japanese animation (also called, “anime” by fans of the genre) has become. From its niche presence in the 70s and 80s …

North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 4-10

<i>Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress</i> anime, <i>Alice in the Country of Hearts: Love Labyrinth of Thorns, Zero's Familiar: Chevalier</i> manga ship<p>Anime …

Toei Animation Makes Circle Pandemica Smartphone RPG

Players fight to survive in world decimated by virus<p>The anime studio Toei Animation (One Piece, Dragon Ball) is developing an original smartphone …

Fujifabric, Chico with HoneyWorks Perform Ao Haru Ride Anime Songs

Chelsy will perform insert song<p>The June issue of Shueisha's Betsuma magazine is announcing the performers of the songs for the Ao Haru Ride …

Autograph Session Info for Crunchyroll is Going to Anime Central!

AUTOGRAPH SESSION INFORMATION<p>Premium Members not only get a nifty poster of your choice, we will be having <b>exclusive</b> Wake Up, Girls! autograph …

Fashion Spotlight: My Nighttime Friends and Full Moon for Anime fans

<b>Ript Apparel</b> has two designs today for fans of some great anime films. <b>My Nighttime Friends</b> and <b>Full Moon</b> from <b>RebelArt</b> and <b>iwildingwill</b> be for sale on</b> …

Beachside Novel Kurage no Shokudō Has Anime in the Works

Yozakura Quartet staffers adapt Miyako Aoyama's story of a boy discovered on a beach<p>An anime adaptation of Miyako Aoyama's serialized light novel …

North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 11-17

Haganai NEXT, Koe de Oshigoto!, The Book of Bantorra DVDs; Monster Soul, Whispered Words <i>manga</i> ship<p>Anime Releases<p>Title<p>Publisher<p>Suggested Retail …

Uta no Prince-sama Boys Take Over Animate Cafe - Interest

Limited-time menu, merchandise introduced<p>The <i>bishōnen</i> idol singers of the visual novel/anime <i>Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%</i> are taking charge of …

[Premiere] Pharrell Goes Anime In This Remix Video For Takashi Murakami's "Jellyfish Eyes"

"Last Night, Good Night" finds Pharrell Williams dancing alongside Hatsune Miku inside the colorful animated world of Murakami's feature film.<p>Multitalented musician Pharrell Williams and "superflat" fine artist Takashi Murakami have teamed up for another collaboration that is both visually and …

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Anime Pharrell (And His Hat) Star In New Takashi Murakami Music Video

It's hard to say which is the bigger star in Pharrell's latest music video: Pharrell, or Hatsune Miku, the virtual Japanese "pop sensation" who does not physically exist:<p>The video, directed by "superflat" artist Takashi Murakami, is really all about questions. Where exactly in space is this insane …

Saori Hayami, Aya Suzaki Join Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? Anime Cast

Megumi Takamoto also joins cast for series premiering in July<p>The official website for the television anime of Takehaya's Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!? …

New Hand-painted and Animated ‘GIF-iti’ by INSA | Colossal

<p>Fine artist and designer INSA (previously) continues creating his signature animated “GIF-iti” pieces in locations around the world. Each mural is …

Latest Look at "Gundam Origin" Anime

Hopefully this sort of preview turns into a monthly occasion, because a month after the first character design preview, the site for <i>Mobile Suit</i> …

Viz Licenses Classic "Sailor Moon" Anime and "Sailor Moon Crystal"

As announced at Anime Central, Viz Media locked down a whopper of a license with the addition of the classic <i>Sailor Moon</i> anime and the upcoming <i>Sailor</i> …

Viz Licenses New Sailor Moon Crystal Anime

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal to premiere on July 5 online<p>North American anime distributor Viz Media announced after its Anime Central panel on …

Megumi Toyoguchi, Tsuyoshi Koyama Join Hanayamata Anime Cast in July

Sakurasou's Ishizuka directs schoolgirl dancing anime at MADHOUSE with scripts by K-ON's Yoshida<p>The official website for the television anime of Sou …

Hulu Will Now Stream The Anime Classic ‘Sailor Moon’ For All To See

Are you a big fan of <i>Sailor Moon</i>, but have no idea where to watch it? Well, Hulu is solving the problem for you by bringing you the classic anime about girls in Japanese school girl outfits fighting monsters. From Variety:<p>The Internet TV service will stream the first four episodes of “Sailor Moon” — …

Funimation Unveils Hal Anime Film's English Dub Cast

Chris Burnett, Bryn Apprill, Todd Haberkorn star in fall release<p>North American anime distributor Funimation announced its English dub cast for the …

Viz Licenses Sailor Moon Anime Including New Crystal Series

Though Kodansha will remain the publisher of Naoko Takeuchi's <i>Sailor Moon</i> manga, Viz Media announced last Friday that they've licensed effectively all …