Monday, October 31, 2016



Deadpool Director Tim Miller Develops Sonic the Hedgehog Film

Oscar nominee Jeff Fowler ("Gopher Broke") would direct CG/live-action hybrid

Production I.G Creates Short Anime to Celebrate Iwaki Meisei University's New Nursing School

Iwaki Meisei University in Iwaki, Fukushima plans to open a new School of Nursing next April. This wouldn't typically be anime news, but Production I.G...

Trunk Creates Appalachian Wonderland for Shirley Collins’ ‘Pretty Polly’

Trunk director Layla Atkinson employs rough cardboard and simple drawings inspired by American folk art combined with beautiful lighting to create the music video’s stop-motion aesthetic. Source



‘Space Jam’ Bounces Back into Theaters November 13 & 16

Celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary, The Tune Squad returns with Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Bill Murray, Daffy Duck and more as they face off against the Monstars in the unforgettable ‘90s classic. Source

ANNY, AniScreen to Present ‘Definitely Not a Czechoslovak Screening!’

Selection of 11 animated short films by Czech and Slovak young filmmakers curated by Eliška Děcká to be held in New York City on Wednesday, November 9. Source

Portfolio Entertainment Announces New Sales for ‘Freaktown’

New series from Peter Ricq and Philippe Ivanusic, the creators of ‘The League of Super Evil,’ set to launch in the U.K., Denmark and India. Source

Disney Announces Return of ‘Muppet Babies’ Series

New CG-animated series executive produced by Tom Warburton is set to debut on Disney Junior in early 2018. Source

MAXON Announces Cross-Platform GPU Rendering Collaboration

MAXON’s Cinema 4D application leverages GPU computing with AMD’s Radeon ProRender technology. Source

Hoho Announces New SVOD Deals for ‘Cloudbabies’ and ‘Abadas’

Hoho Rights signs streaming deals with Hopster and Playkids; announces partnership with X-Media Digital to launch ‘Cloudbabies’ in the Russian language. Source

FremantleMedia Secures Landmark Deal with CCTV

‘Kate and Mim-Min’ and ‘Tree Fu Tom’ set to air on Chinese state-owned children’s channel CCTV-14; animated preschool series will also stream on leading Chinese digital platforms. Source

Iloura Heightens the Intensity in ‘Deepwater Horizon’

Led by VFX supervisor Jason Billington, Deluxe Entertainment-owned effects house is tapped to heighten realism in many of the film’s high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. Source

Keyakizaka46 Idol Group Members' Nazi-Like Costumes Raise Eyebrows

Keyakizaka46 is a sister idol group of Nogizaka46, which is in turn a spinoff "rival" group of the popular AKB48. Their relation to the popular idol groups...

Estonia’s Animated Dreams Unveils Competition Lineup

Grand Competition includes a total of 28 animated films from 21 different countries. Source

Argentina’s ‘Uncanny Valley’ Short Tops animago AWARD 2016

Jury Prize is awarded to Israel’s ‘Ma’agalim’ by Uri Lotan & Yoav Shtibelman; Best Visualization awarded to the U.K.’s ‘A Guide To Happy’ from Panoply Creative. Source



Detective Conan Fan Buys Auctioned Mugs at Huge Markup

One Detective Conan fan may be drowning financial sorrows with two cups of coffee today. This year's 39th issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine...

Yowamushi Pedal Pachislot Game Trailer Adds New Animation

Kinjō, Fukutomi race in promo video

Hit Card Battle Game Shadowverse Evolves on PC Via Steam

Following Successful Mobile Launch, Japan's Most Popular Strategic CCG Now Available on PC TOKYO - October 28, 2016 - Shadowverse, the hit strategic collectible...

Seven Seas Entertainment Dashes Off to Adventure With Tales of Zestiria Manga License

(LOS ANGELES, October 28, 2016) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of the Tales of Zestiria manga adaptation. Based...

Seven Seas To Publish Limited Edition of The Ancient Magus' Bride Volume 6 With Bonus Chapter Booklet

(LOS ANGELES, October 28, 2016) – Seven Seas Entertainment is happy to announce the upcoming special limited edition release of The Ancient Magus' Bride...

Rainmaker Entertainment Acquires Frederator, Rebranding As WOW!

$17 million CAD deal to see former DHX Media exec and Nelvana Limited and Cookie Jar Entertainment co-founder Michael Hirsh to lead the company as CEO and chairman of the board; Frederator Networks founder Fred Seibert to join the company as COO. Source

Voice Actors Create Characters for Nananin no Ayakashi Anime Comedy Series

DLE animates series of shorts beginning in December

Happy Halloween — Anime Style

It's Halloween, and this means lots of fun art and cool drawings from various artists, creators, games, and anime series. Below is a compilation of some...

Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume episode 5


Root Letter is Out Now in Europe

'What is Root Letter?' trailer revealed! PQube (London, UK) October 28, 2016 - PQube Ltd is pleased to announce that Kadokawa Games' beautiful mystery...

Yen Press, LLC Announces Three New Acquisitions For 2017

New York, NY (10/28/2016) – Yen Press, LLC, manga, graphic novel and light novel publisher, is always excited to bring new titles to fans, and this time...

Seven Seas Entertainment Seeks a Higher Education With Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor Manga License

(LOS ANGELES, October 28, 2016) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license acquisition of Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor....

Zero Escape: 999, Virtue's Last Reward Get Combo Release on PS4, PS Vita

999 to be updated with HD graphics, voices



Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori episode 5


Gakuen Handsome episode 5


One Piece Campaign Raises Money to Revitalize Kumamoto Prefecture

Trains and One Piece-related rewards for philanthropy

Mitsudomoe Voice Actress Momoko Ohara Leaves Acting

Ohara also voiced characters in Genshiken: Second Generation, Minami-ke, B-Daman CrossFire

The Promised Neverland 013

Spy - Part 3 Source

Atelier Firis RPG Previews PS Vita Gameplay in Video

Game ships in Japan on PS Vita, PS4 on November 2


Kyoto Animation's A Silent Voice Sells 1.5 Million Tickets for Over 2 Billion Yen

More 35mm film strips to be given out starting November 5

3-Nen D-Gumi Glass no Kamen episode 5


The Seven Deadly Sins 198

The Giant and the Fairy Source

Fairy Tail 508

Pleasure and Agony Source



Yōjo Senki TV Anime Reveals Key Visual, 2 New Character Designs

Anime series adapts light novels about young girl who is an Imperial Army mage

Kaitou Joker 4th Season episode 5


Death Note Light up the NEW world Film Earns 458 Million Yen in Opening Weekend

your name. earns 17.19 billion yen, approaches totals of 2nd Harry Potter film