Get a clue: the great anime detective

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Television detectives can be loosely categorised into two camps. The first is the gruff, “too old for this shit” type drowning their sorrows in stiff liquor. The other is the kooky wunderkind, sporting an intimidating intellect and usually sitting somewhere on the spectrum. While the former often prioritises immediate action and brute force, the latter […]

Batman Ninja movie reveals Japanese cast and trailer

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The Batman Ninja anime film unveiled more of its bats in the belfry at Tokyo Comic Con today. Four of the film’s key cast were announced, alongside a theatrical release on the way for Japan. There was also a Japanese trailer, available English subbed, and a new visual revealed by Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. […]

Forget me not: anime’s amnesia problem

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Tropes help form the vital architecture that enables a storyteller to weave a narrative, but in so doing they become part of a wider dialogue. Art, as they say, doesn’t exist in a vacuum, meaning that all creative endeavours are inevitably in conversation with what came before. And so it is with amnesia, one of […]

FUNimation grants Dragon Ball Super an English dub

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The first wish granted by Toei Animation’s new partnership with FUNimation was the announcement of an English dub of Dragon Ball Super, with production beginning, and casting and broadcast details to be announced in the near future. The licence includes streaming, digital download, home video distribution, broadcast opportunities and merchandising, but only covers the US and Canada as […]

Event: Hyper Japan comes to London’s Olympia this Friday

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The Hyper Japan festival is coming to the Olympia in London this weekend, bringing otaku fun, games and merch in their Game & Anime Park area, and with Crunchyroll and Nintendo in attendance from Friday, July 15th to Sunday, July 17th. Anime Limited have also tweeted that they will be represented at the festival, with more details soon to […]

Event: Hyper Japan announces guests from Ghibli, InuYasha and more

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The Hyper Japan festival has announced a few new guests from the anime industry, and they’ll be speaking to otaku on their bounty of well-beloved series and movies at the event which runs from July 15th-17th at Olympia in London. The guests on the itinerary for Saturday’s first session are: Suwa Michihiko, Yomiuri TV’s Chief Producer […]

Detective Conan’s 20th movie reveals main visual

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Readers of this year’s eighth issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will get their first peek at the 20th Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime movie. The magazine, on sale from today, displays the main visual for Detective Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare (Detective Conan: Pitch Black Nightmare) The movie’s official website has given a rather […]