Weekly round-up

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Even with a new-look littleanimeblog now live (as you’ve almost definitely noticed) we’re both still the same ani-ramblers you’ve come to know and love. That’s why we’re back with our old familiar round-up, and a faery and fantasy-filled look back over the past week’s goings on. Let’s get to it! News Netflix to co-produce anime […]

Update: Khara confirms final Shin Evangelion film in production

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The latest update on progress with the final Rebuild of Evangelion comes straight from studio Khara, with a tweet confirming that the movie is in production. With an image of some scattered, secretive documents and a sneaky Godzilla watching over proceedings, the studio stated: “Shin Eva meeting. We’re hard at work in production!” 『シン・エヴァ』の打ち合わせ。鋭意制作中です! pic.twitter.com/u2qcUlKZH0 — 株式会社カラー (@khara_inc) […]

Update: Full Metal Panic! season 4 delayed

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Back in October, you might remember that the return of Full Metal Panic! was confirmed for this year. Backed up by new seasons for High School DxD and Yuki Yuna is a Hero, our favourite mecha comedy announced it would be back this fall and revealed its staff, then its subtitle Invisible Victory. But here’s the rub. Recently, the anime’s official website has […]

AI could soon replace humans in anime studios

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Keisuke Iwata, president of Japanese TV network AT-X, recently discussed the likelihood of a transition to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in anime production. Speaking from decades of experience in the industry during a talk at Tokyo’s Digital Hollywood University, he went as far as to say, “It is fully conceivable that anime production processes may be […]

Weekly round-up

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This first full week of February has certainly been one full of love. Whether it was news and features on anime we adore, or appreciating all your support thus far with our arrival on Patreon, we’ve been feeling those sweet springy feelings set in. For all the goings on with our blog, plus wonderful pieces from […]

Hideaki Anno at work on next project

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Akihiro Yamauchi, executive producer of Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla, made an appearance at the Kinema Jumpo awards on Sunday. As well as accepting the new Godzilla movie’s award for Best Scriptwriter on Anno’s behalf, he had a brief update on what the director was getting up to in his absence. His short acceptance speech went as follows: I’m […]

Weekly round-up

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We know, we left you bereft of news last week. But the small matter of Christmas coming up had us both running around like headless chickens. With presents mostly sorted, things have settled down now, and we can give you a slightly bigger bitesize look at the anime updates from the past couple of weeks. […]

Rebuild of Evangelion studio Khara sues Gainax

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Hideaki Anno co-founded Gainax in 1984 with several students he came to know at Osaka University of Arts, including the studio’s current president Hiroyuki Yamaga, and renowned anime grump Toshio “Otaking” Okada. Though it was this studio who struck gold with the original Neon Genesis Evangelion in the 90s, Anno left Gainax in 2007 to form Studio […]

Event: Shin Godzilla and Evangelion clash in symphony concert

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There will be a clash of the titans, as the Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony crashes into Tokyo this spring. From March 22nd-23rd at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya, the music of Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla and Neon Genesis Evangelion will be played in concert by a full orchestra. These four performances have been executive produced […]

GAINAX and Saudi Arabia’s ARiNAT share collaboration project Desert Knight

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Studio GAINAX and Saudi Arabian media group AriNAT (Arab Innovative Arts and Technologies) have shared a first look at their collaboration anime, Desert Knight. The three-minute trailer, which you can watch below in Japanese and Arabic, was first screened at Abu Dhabi’s ANI:ME festival, held in the capital of the United Arab Emirates at the end of […]

Event: Dublin’s Eirtakon announces One Piece guests

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After the Londoners have had their fun at MCM Comic Con next weekend, Eirtakon, home of the Irish otaku, will return to Dublin from November 4th-6th. The largest and longest running anime and manga convention in Ireland, it’s held every year by a team of J-culture loving volunteers. Guests appearing include two dub actors all the way […]

Learning to dive: one anxious girl’s outlook on anime

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I’ve been learning lately. That I can’t go on like this, because it’s hurting me. That I’ve been lazy and selfish. That people can’t be expected to care, when I’ve been wallowing in my anxiety for over a decade. As hopeless as it’s made me feel, I’ve had to regress to move forward, find a […]