Ghost in the Shell Next-Gen Anime Series Coming to Netflix

A new adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell manga, titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, is coming to Netflix in 2020 — by wait of 3DCG animation. Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Araki (Appleseed) are set to serve as directors on the project using next-generation animation, with […]

Hulu’s expanded Funimation deal gives it first dibs on anime shows

Hulu likes to see itself as a go-to source for anime in the US (with certain exceptions), and it just cemented a deal reflecting that. The streaming service has struck an expanded “multi-year” deal with Funimation that gives it more access to desirable shows. It’ll have “first look” at US streaming rights to anime series […]

Cowboy Bebop: Live-Action Series Based on Japanese Anime Phenom Scores 10-Episode Netflix Order

Netflix is saying “Giddy up!” to Cowboy Bebop, placing a 10-episode series order for a live-action version of the late ’90s Japanese anime phenom, TVLine has learned. Set in the future, the jazz-inspired, genre-bending series follows a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters (named Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed) on the run from their pasts […]

Meet 20-year-old Tenshin Nasukawa, Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent who loves anime, aliens, and Harry Potter

Reuters Tenshin Nasukawa may well be the most interesting 20-year-old in combat sports. Last week, Nasukawa was a relatively obscure fighter, globally-speaking. Though he is a rising star in Japanese mixed martial arts, he competes in the Rizin Fighting Federation, a promotion that is only three years old and receives little press in the US […]

‘Godzilla: The Planet Eater’ Review: King Ghidorah Helps End Netflix’s Anime Godzilla Trilogy in a Grand Fashion

Netflix’s anime Godzilla trilogy has suffered in some ways from the staggered method of its release. The installments have been spaced out about six months apart from each other so that the movies could enjoy a theatrical run in Japan before their worldwide Netflix release. In retrospect, this is a series that might benefit more […]

Elon Musk likes anime and says it's time to build a giant robot

Billionaire Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame has revealed another facet to his eccentric nature: he likes anime. Perhaps too much so, because he may be planning to build a giant anime robot. It began as an innocent tweet where Musk simply said he loves ‘Your Name’, a romantic fantasy drama anime with a […]

The Morning Watch: ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets an Anime Makeover, Drew Barrymore Breaks Down Her Career & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out what Rick and Morty might be […]

The Top 5 Anime Film Directors Working Today Who Aren’t Hayao Miyazaki

(Welcome to Let’s Get Animated!, a column that spotlights the best of film animation. In this edition: the best modern anime film directors to keep an eye on.) Ask any animation buff and they can list off a handful of great Western animation directors, and one Japanese one. Despite anime’s place on the global stage […]

How a Classic Anime Seems to Have Inspired ‘Star Wars Resistance’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired or in this case help us better understand George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:Robotech) Cobbled together out of three distinct different anime series from Japan, Robotech became a cult phenomenon in the United States […]

‘Star Wars Resistance’ trailer shows off its anime style

Star Wars’ latest animated series, Rebels, ended its four-season run this spring — but fans didn’t have to wait long to get a tease of details for the next show. While the last was set between the prequels and original trilogy, Star Wars Resistance explores what happened before The Force Awakens as General Leia Organa […]