Escaflowne director unveils new original anime

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For the first time since Noein: to your other self, Kazuki Akane is working on a new original anime. The director of the majestic mecha series Escaflowne tweeted that he is the creator of the original work, as well as taking on scriptwriting and directorial duties. At the centre of the anime will be a […]

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service author wins prestigious literature award

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The author who first put delivery witch Kiki on her broomstick has been awarded a great honour for her enduring contributions to children’s literature. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) recognised Eiko Kadano with the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing, considered equal in prestige to the Nobel Prize in Literature. […]

Karakuri Circus

Ushio and Tora mangaka’s Karakuri Circus announces anime

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A “super important announcement” teased for Ushio and Tora creator Kazuhiro Fujita has turned out to be a new anime based on his second published manga, Karakuri Circus. Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine unveiled the news in this week’s issue, and the TV series’ official website and Twitter openings weren’t far behind. Where Ushio and Tora ran in Weekly […]

Dragon Ball Super - Goku

Dragon Ball Super anime movie adds staff and release date

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Even though the ending is imminent for the incredible TV comeback that was Dragon Ball Super, there are still plans for the anime yet. The franchise’s 20th anime movie has been tentatively titled Dragon Ball Super, and the film’s official website is listing it for a December 14th release in Japanese cinemas. To make this […]

Strike the Blood

Strike the Blood gets third OVA series

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Strike the Blood will be taking another bite of the vampire fantasy action in a third OVA series announced at the Dengeki Game Festival 2018 event. Strike the Blood III (or Third) has officially been green-lit with a short promo video, which you are free to watch though it can’t be legitimately embedded at this […]

Carol and Tuesday

Shinichiro Watanabe and BONES reunite for original anime Carol & Tuesday

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Almost in the same breath as revealing the new Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress movie, Fuji TV have announced the original anime Carol & Tuesday from Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe. The studio BONES series is set to premiere on Fuji TV’s new anime timeslot +Ultra in April 2019, and you can catch a teaser […]

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory slates April premiere

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It’s weathered a few delays, having originally been planned for fall last year, but Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will finally air this spring. It was pushed back because of a need for more production time, so it’ll surely be worth the wait when it premieres on April 13th. Katsuichi Nakayama, assistant director for Evangelion: 3.0 […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Unato Decisive Battle

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress sequel film revealed

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The Kabaneri train ain’t stopping. So says Fuji TV in their announcement that Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is getting an all-new anime film, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle. According to director Tetsuro Araki, that’s a sequel, not a spin-off, so we will be seeing what happens after the series’ end. Set […]