Brian Tootle

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The Stunning Art Behind 20 Years of Ghost in the Shell Anime

Although the movie faltered elsewhere, the future designs of this year’s <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> movie were definitely one of its greatest draws, building …

Animation Spotlight.// The Madhouse of the Itano Circus

Within the world of Japanese animation, there are very few techniques more revered than the legendary "Itano Circus." Through the use and abuse of an …

Sucker Punch’s stunning new PS4 game revealed: open-world samurai epic Ghost of Tsushima

Is there a game that you always wished someone would make, but they never did? Well, that’s what we’ve been doing here at Sucker Punch for the last …

WATCH: New Japanese idol, voice actress speaks fluent English on live streams

Image: 22/7 official website<p>A new Japanese voice actress and idol revealed a secret skill that has been getting a lot of attention from netizens. She …

You Can Now Watch the Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Anime From the Director of Cowboy Bebop

Shinichirō Watanabe is one of the most iconic anime directors in the business, thanks to his work on the beloved <i>Samurai Champloo</i> and <i>Cowboy Bebop</i>. But …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Swimming Pools

Ethereal, doe-eyed Chinese cosplayer wins over Japanese Twitter 【Photos】

Meet the <b>anime-doll lookalike</b> who’s winning hearts all over the Internet. <b></b><p>The latest in a long-line of <b>doll-like cosplayers</b> hailing from China, Twitter …

Neon Genesis Evangelion’s final film gets a teaser, after a half-decade of waiting

Congratulations!<p>Fans of anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion have waited five years for the final installment in its feature film revival franchise. The series’ official website has offered a sign of life that <i>Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0</i> really exists with a very, very small teaser.<p>The anime’s homepage …

The First Trailer for the FLCL Sequel Is Weird, But Not in the Way I Expected

<i>FLCL</i>, a six-episode anime series that’s a stirring coming-of-age tale complete with great rock music, giant robots that grow out of kids’ heads, and …

Beloved Hayao Miyazaki Film Set To Get A Theme Park Of Its Own

Hayao Miyazaki's many fans worldwide just got an unexpected gift.<p>Studio Ghibli, the animation firm co-founded by the beloved anime director, plans to build a theme park dedicated to one of his most famous creations: <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i>. Hideaki Omura — governor of Japan's Aichi Prefecture, where the …

Akira Creator Katsuhiro Otomo's 'One Major Condition' for the Live-Action Movie

"I had to check and approve the scenario."<p>Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of the Akira manga and director of the iconic 1988 anime film, has revealed …

Anime

New Behind-the-Scenes Stills from Alien: Covenant – The Official Collector’s Edition

Although it’s still not due for general retail release until June the 6th, the comic book store exclusive edition of Alien Covenant: The Official …

Comic Books

Valve's New 'SteamVR Home' Beta May Mean You Never Leave VR

Valve’s new <i>SteamVR Home</i> Beta just launched and it represents a vast improvement on what has gone before with fully 3D, customisable environments, a …

The New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Is Here and It's Gorgeous

The second trailer for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is here and, as expected, it’s just undeniably beautiful.<p>Those visuals. That music. Holy crap, this is <i>Blade</i> …

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?<p><i>“The connectivity that is the heart of</i> …

Great Britain

Alien: Covenant | Prologue: The Crossing | 20th Century FOX

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Gorillaz Announce North American Tour

Gorillaz have announced a North American tour behind their next studio album <i>Humanz</i>. The tour kicks off in Chicago, IL this July, and includes a string of dates through September and August. Check out the full itinerary below. It follows the announcement in March of Gorillaz’s first North American …

Gorillaz

Someone Built a Working Lego Version of the Red Keep From Game of Thrones' Opening

The opening for HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> is one of the few title sequences you don’t want to skip past during a binge-watching session. But Claus-Marc …

HP Lovecraft Comes to the World of Anime!

'Force of Will' features a girl who has the power to give life to the things she writes.<p>A monster stalks and destroys everything that crosses its path in a feature film inspired by <i>The Call of Cthulhu</i>, the immortal story by sci-fi scion HP Lovecraft. The film, by Yamatoworks, is titled <i>Force of Will,</i> …

Anime

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OMG What a beautiful terrifying image

Check Out the Star Wars Poster Show Fans Waited Days to See

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, so Mondo—the Texas-based art gallery and print shop—knew it had to go big, or leave Austin. So …

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The Gorgeous First Trailer for Pixar's Coco Is Here

We’ve been hearing about Pixar’s next movie for a while now, but this morning we finally got our first good look at <i>Coco</i>, the studio’s new movie about …

Undead Cafe Game Necrobarista Was Made Out Of Frustration With The State Of Anime

Recently, a game called <i>Necrobarista</i> caught my eye. It’s about a cafe the dead return to for one last cup of coffee, and it’s got an art style that …

Anime

'90s Girls Will Swoon Over This Makeup Artist's Sailor Moon Looks

<b>Sailor Moon</b> is totally having a moment in the beauty world, and our nostalgic selves are so into it. After discovering a swoon-worthy eye shadow palette and eyeliner inspired by the manga series, we've found another reason to stay stuck in our childhood days spent watching our favorite badass …

Anime

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National Geographic Photographers’ Favorite Wildlife Pictures

In honor of World Wildlife Day, National Geographic photographers share their favorite wildlife photos.<p>In honor of World Wildlife Day, March 3, National Geographic photographers share their favorite wildlife photos from the sea, on land, and in the air.<p>“The future of wildlife is in our hands” is …

Nature