Anime

A Silent Voice Is A Sensational Anime Movie About Bullying

In anime movie <i>A Silent Voice</i>, deaf girl Shoko Nishimiya’s sixth-grade notebook is full of apologies to the classmates who keep throwing her hearing …

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Why are so many directors un-retiring?

Whether driven by PR tactics or a need for some creative downtime, an increasing number of film-makers are playing retirement hokey-cokey<p>If anyone’s earned the right to do whatever he likes in retirement, it’s Hayao Miyazaki. This includes un-retiring, as the venerable 76-year-old animation master …

Hayao Miyazaki

‘Masamune-kun no Revenge’ Season 2 Release Date: Manga Spoilers Show Anime’s Future For Makabe And Aki Adagaki

The <i>Masamune-kun no Revenge</i> Season 2 release date is almost a necessity after the way the first season ended. After all, during the ending of episode …

Manga

Dad Turns His Sons’ Doodles Into Anime Characters, And The Result Is Amazing (New Pics)

Working together in what he calls the Father And Sons Design Workshop, Thomas and his kids come up with an eclectic assortment of funny, creepy, and …

Illustration

From Wonder Woman to Spirited Away: what really makes a superhero?

Hollywood firmly believes in superheroes who fulfil male adolescent fantasies of aggression and violence, but there are other ways to be a hero • JM Green is an Australian crime writer<p>There’s an instructive scene in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof when Big Daddy, a harsh Mississippi plantation owner, calls …

Hayao Miyazaki

The cult appeal of Poppy, the perfect pop idol of the future

The pop star of the future isn’t a person, exactly. She’s an android, a suspected cult leader, a carefully cultivated brand. She’s got bleach-blond …

Weird

Japan's Comiket - a place all the nerds come to

Comic Market, or Comiket as it is widely known, is the world's largest comic festival. It takes place twice every year at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. …

Japan

IT director Andrés Muschietti isn't a "big fan" of the classic 1990 adaptation

He just wasn't young enough, apparently.<p><i>IT</i> director Andrés Muschietti has revealed that he's not a "big fan" of the classic 1990 adaptation of …

Movies

‘Little Witch Academia’ Season 3 Release Date On Netflix: Akko, Sucy, Amanda, Diana Discussed By Yoh Yoshinari

The <i>Little Witch Academia</i> Season 3 release date on Netflix will probably leave Japanese <i>LWA</i> fans a little confused. After all, Episode 25 of <i>Ritoru</i> …

Manga

Nintendo Switch Bending Problems Are Still A Thing

Earlier this year, there were English language reports of the Nintendo Switch warping and bending. Now, there are similar reports from Japan.<p>In the …

Gaming

'Voltron: Legendary Defenders' Executive Producers On Battling Nostalgia in a Reboot

“We knew we needed to do honor to the stuff we remembered and what stood out to us as kids,” EP Lauren Montgomery tells TheWrap<p>For two seasons, the …

Entertainment

Hellboy's Rasputin Is Getting An Occult Origin Story In Voice Of The Dragon

In Mike Mignola's <i>Hellboy</i> series, Grigori Rasputin is the famed Russian occultist whose collaboration with German Nazis to bring about the apocalypse …

Comics

Johnny Depp's Studio to Produce The Secret World TV Show

August 15, 2017<p>Share This<p>Myths, Magic, and Secret Societies Coming to the Small Screen<p>Today, Funcom announced a partnership with Johnny Depp’s …

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is producing a TV adaptation of The Secret World, AKA the best MMO you never played

Video games get turned into movies all the time, television adaptations are a rarer beast

Johnny Depp

Just A 127-Hit Combo In Dragon Ball FighterZ

<i>Dragon Ball FighterZ</i> looks killer. Case in point: this clip of Goku unleashing a 127-hit combo on Cell.<p>As <i>EventHubs</i> points out, this is the first …

Dragon Ball

Giveaway: Win Free Tickets to See Studio Ghibli’s ‘Castle in the Sky’

Part of STUDIO GHIBLI FEST from GKIDS and Fathom Events, one of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s earliest films lands in U.S. theaters on August …

Preview of Future Quest Presents: Space Ghost #1

<b>Future Quest Presents: Space Ghost #1</b> hits comic book stores today courtesy of DC Comics, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; check it …

A Love Letter To The F-14 Tomcat

The F-14 Tomcat was a Cold War fighter first deployed in the 1970s. For over 30 years it served the US Navy with distinction, yet its greatest legacy …

15 Japanese Cartoons That Are Way Too Revealing For North American Standards

Japanese animation has always held appeal for Western audiences. When cyberpunk adventure movie <i>Akira</i> first screened in the West in the ’80s, …

Manga

The Best Dragon Ball Cosplay Of 2017

This year is not over, but this Master Roshi cosplay will be hard to top this year. And next year, too.<p>That’s body builder Taichi Shimizu, who …

Dragon Ball

Rick and Morty is Anime Now, Sorry

It’s been long overdue, but praise the heads in the sky because we’re now knee-deep in <i>Rick and Morty</i> season three. We have so many new jokes to …

Geek

The Beauty Of A Destroyed Gundam In Miniature Tokyo

Created by Taiwan-based model maker Hank Cheng, this piece is called “Gundam The Desolation After War.”<p><i>Kotaku</i> has previously profiled Cheng before, …

Japan

Dragon Ball Super Episode 103 Review

<i>Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode.</i><p>Universe 10 finds themselves in a tough spot this week as the Tournament of Power …

Dragon Ball

Echo: Ex-Hitman devs bring machine learning to stealth games | Ars Technica

"How do you interact with your own play style? That's the core of our gameplay."<p>The reference books that line the shelves of developer Ultra Ultra's …

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Scarlett Johansson’s ancestors were in the Warsaw Ghetto, celebrity genealogy series reveals

A number of Jewish celebrities learn about their backgrounds on the upcoming season of the show ‘Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates.’<p>A …

Scarlett Johansson

'Red' Writers Tackling Rewrite on Live-Action 'Naruto' Movie (Exclusive)

Michael Gracey is attached to direct the manga adaptation for Lionsgate.<p>Lionsgate's <i>Naruto</i> movie is getting a rewrite from Jon and Erich Hoeber.<p>The …

Movies

AI website’s automatic anime character designs are cute, quick, and free for anyone to create

Picking parameters and <b>having a brand-new anime-style character made takes only a few seconds</b>.<p>We recently took a look at how artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Los Angeles Anime Fest to Open with ‘No Game No Life Zero’

‘No Game No Life Zero,’ the highly anticipated prequel film to the popular anime series ‘No Game No Life,’ is set to kick off the Los Angeles Anime …

Hayao Miyazaki

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll just released a preview for philosophical anime Kino’s Journey’s

<b>Anime streaming service Crunchyroll just released a preview for philosophical anime Kino’s Journey’s new TV series, coming this Fall.</b> The original …

Get Ready to Shout “Dattebayo” for the Naruto Run Down Locust Walk September 10!

Can we all have a moment of honesty? Raise your hand if you have ever tried to...

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