My Favourite Anime: Psycho-Pass

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Welcome back, friends and readers. Long time no see! While we’re still out of action, Michael of Anime Zeal is on the case, with his statement of defence for Psycho-Pass as an anime masterpiece. Psycho-Pass is a psychological thriller and science fiction anime based on the original work of Gen Urobuchi. It is set in a dystopian […]

Update: Netflix to stream Gen Urobuchi’s Godzilla movie this year

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An anime movie starring Toho’s kaiju icon Godzilla is in production, titled simply Godzilla, and with a script by Puella Magi Madoka Magica‘s Gen Urobuchi. It’s now been announced that the movie will stream globally on Netflix this year, after its Toho theatrical release in Japan. We’re glad we’ll be seeing this one so close to its domestic release, as Urobuchi […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome back to our weekly round-up, where we bring you the best of the news from the last seven days in anime land. We’ve got Godzilla, two body-swapping teens and Titans (or not?) joining us this time, so let’s launch right in and see what’s been happening this week. Kodansha tear down reports of Warner […]

Your name, our anime: defending the new and female otaku

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It’s time for another episode of Old Fogies Take a Dump on New Anime. Mamoru Oshii’s done it, taking pops at Mamoru Hosoda, Hideaki Anno, and all currently-airing anime in general. Now it seems Toshio Okada, co-founder of Gainax and so-called “Otaking”, wants to get on the boat and rock it too. Except his unwitting victim is Makoto […]

Thunderbolt Fantasy sequel green-lit

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Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero and Psycho-Pass writer Gen Urobuchi’s puppetry extravaganza Thunderbolt Fantasy ended last week, rounding off with the announcement of a new series. With production green-lit on the sequel to the “chivalrous fantasy puppet show”, we can expect more info to appear on the project’s official website in the near future. 【速報】「Thunderbolt Fantasy 東離劍遊紀」続編制作決定!続報は公式サイトをご覧ください。https://t.co/JmH0YpixJM#サンファン #TBF_P pic.twitter.com/laMQ3QjiXb — サンダーボルトファンタジープロジェクト (@TBF_PR) September 30, 2016 […]

News: English trailer for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness introduces new characters

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With a western release forthcoming for the Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness visual novel, NIS America have unveiled the UK, US and French trailers for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita game. The video introduces us to three new characters who merge with the familiar cast of the anime, and also shows some scenes from the story, set within the time-frame of […]

News: Madoka Magica writer Gen Urobuchi’s new project is puppet theatre

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Psycho-Pass, Fate/Zero and Puella Magi Madoka Magica fans alike have been awaiting writer Gen Urobuchi’s next move in the realms of anime, but it so happens that his next project isn’t animation, or even quite live-action. It is, in fact, a puppet theatre TV series called Thunderbolt Fantasy – Dōng lí jiàn yóujì (Sword Travels from the […]