Director of live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film reveals more character and production details

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Fumihiko Sori, whose live-action film of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga is due to begin filming in a matter of days, has unveiled more details about his latest directorial project to the Japanese entertainment website Oricon. For one, he revealed that the film will not be in two parts, as with past live-action adaptations such as Attack on Titan or Chihayafuru, but rather the […]

Nakayoshi magazine announcing new Cardcaptor Sakura anime

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As Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine gets ready to start Cardcaptor Sakura‘s new manga in their June 3rd issue, it’s been revealed that the very same issue will hold the announcement of a new anime based on CLAMP’s original manga. For now, the magazine is keeping its secrets about the series, but the staff have said more details will be […]

News: FUNimation’s Fullmetal Alchemist rights soon to expire

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FUNimation confirmed with an ad posted on Monday (May 30th) that its home video and streaming rights for the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime will expire a month from now, on June 31st. With their rights also having expired for the 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood reboot anime and the Conqueror of Shamballa film on March 31st, as in this previous case they will stop […]

News: Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan anime reveals air dates and character visuals

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On Monday (May 30th), Shonen Jump magazine revealed the main visual and double broadcast premiere dates for the anime Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan, adapting Shuichi Aso’s tales of an unfortunate ESPer. The morning broadcast for the series will air on July 4th at 7:05am, while the late-night broadcast will go out on July 11th at 1:35am. In last […]

News: Fox slates Battle Angel Alita movie for 2018 release

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With the recent news that the live-action Battle Angel Alita film has found its leading lady in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials‘ Rosa Salazar, the entertainment news site Deadline has reported that Fox is projecting the movie’s wide release for July 20th, 2018. Considering that producer James Cameron’s last input was that he wouldn’t start work on Alita until he finished directing […]

News: English dubbed Gundam Thunderbolt trailer reveals main cast for Blu-ray release

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The Gundam Global Portal Facebook page is now streaming an English-dubbed trailer for the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt anime based on Yasuo Ohtagaki’s manga. The video reveals the main English voice cast, after a Japanese export of the director’s cut was previously announced for home release including a dub.   The main characters have been given their dub actors […]

A Silent Voice anime movie casts its stars

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The official website for Kyoto Animation’s anime film of Yoshitoki Oima’s Eisner-nominated manga A Silent Voice has announced the film’s main cast, as well as updating the staff listing and unveiling the movie’s poster visual. The reveal on Friday (May 27th) touches on the themes of redemption and forgiveness at the heart of the story, with the poster’s text […]

Update: Baby Steps manga’s “big announcement” is for live-action drama adaptation

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Alongside Fairy Tail‘s Hiro Mashima and Soul Eater author Atsusi Okubo teaming up for a special conversation and crossover art in the June 1st issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine, a “big announcement” has been teased for Hikaru Katsuki’s tennis manga Baby Steps. No other details were given in Kodansha’s magazine preview, but Japanese fans have been reporting on Twitter that they’d spotted […]

News: Live-action Battle Angel Alita casts Rosa Salazar in lead role

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Last month, three actors were announced as trying out for the lead in James Cameron’s planned live-action film of the Battle Angel Alita manga, and now the definitive casting has been reported by Collider. Rosa Salazar of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and The Divergent Series: Insurgent has won out against Maika Monroe of It Follows, and Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Zendaya to snap up the titular […]

Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON anime announces lead cast and staff

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The Monster Hunter franchise’s first anime series, inspired by the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories role-playing game for Nintendo 3DS, has revealed its October premiere on the official website for the show titled Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON. Fuji TV is also streaming an announcement video, which is sadly region-locked to Japan for now. For the first time in ten years, Fuji TV is creating […]

News: Drops of God manga authors plan new wine pairing “battle” series

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Brother and sister duo Yuko and Shin Kibayashi, who penned their New York Times bestselling wine-themed manga series, The Drops of God, under the pen name Tadashi Agi, are planning a research trip to France for their next manga from a similar vine. This time the pair will focus on the challenges of matching wine with […]

News: Yen Press advise caution as they launch Goblin Slayer! simulpub

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Along with the launch of Kosuke Kurose’s Goblin Slayer! manga in Monthly Big Gangan magazine, Yen Press have set off with their simulpub of the series, adapted from Kumo Kagyu’s light novels, as promised earlier in the month. You can pick up the start of the journey to adventure through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks and Kobo, but […]