Idiots rule: our favourite anime dunderheads

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As someone a bit prone to airheadedness myself, I have a soft spot for characters who wear their fool’s colours with pride. Anime is packed with champions and their irreplaceable comrades who prove that having the fastest brain isn’t all-important in achieving your goals. As you’re about to see, a pure, kind heart and keeping […]

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. […]

News: Kill la Kill animator guests on Steven Universe

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Studio 4°C had a guest animation slot on The Amazing World of Gumball just last weekend, so now it seems there’s a spate of anime celebrities contributing to Cartoon Network shows of late. This time Takafumi Hori, studio TRIGGER veteran of Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, has been granted a wish as a fan of Steven Universe and worked on […]

World War II anime film In This Corner of the World releases trailer, introduces cast and staff

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A 90-second full trailer has been released for the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kono’s celebrated manga In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni), featuring the introduction of voice actor Non as the heroine, Suzu Hojo. Non is known elsewhere as Rena Nounen, under which name she played Aki Amano in the […]

News: Working replica of Nausicaä glider takes to the skies in first test flight

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As ingenious creators like Man at Arms forge ahead with creating functional replicas from Kill la Kill and other favourite anime, media artist Kuzuhiko Kachiya has built and flown the glider from Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. This jet-powered version of the Möwe (prounounced Mehve and named after the German for “seagull”) took 13 […]

Aniplex announce ERASED English dub cast

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Aniplex of America have announced the voice cast for their English dub of ERASED, the news of which was met with great excitement, but little surprise last month. Let’s face it, even without Satoru’s Revival, we could all see this one coming. The preview video below also came with the cast reveal on Tuesday (June 28th). […]

News: Inferno Cop shoves into Space Patrol Luluco as guest star

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The former police officer turned flaming vigilante “spirit of justice” (in no way related to Ghost Rider), TRIGGER’s Inferno Cop, has been running his mouth on Twitter, as ever. But this week, he’s been nudging us towards his upcoming guest-starring role on Kill la Kill‘s spiritual sibling show Space Patrol Luluco. After the news came about that Space Dandy screenwriter Kimiko Ueno […]

News: Retribution for TRIGGER fans in Space Patrol Luluco’s season three debut

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It’s been a week since season two of Space Patrol Luluco reached its end, and now it’s back with its season three premiere, bringing in a few treats for fans of the earlier TRIGGER. Living up to its name as the sequel to Kill la Kill, this episode of Luluco might prove a worthy watch for the sceptics. Tonight's episode of […]

News: Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann are back on Netflix UK

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As Kill la Kill‘s popularity exploded, many of us were right in the middle of our second or third back-to-back binge watch, when both the TRIGGER hit and old faithful Gurren Lagann disappeared from the UK Netflix service in January. But it seems this drop was only a temporary measure, and these two favourites of the worldwide […]

Review: RWBY Volume 3

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It’s still a contentious issue whether RWBY belongs in the annals of anime or if it’s a case of cultural appropriation, but the world of Remnant has been accepted by otaku in the US, here in Blighty and even in Japan. Production company Rooster Teeth, who rose from online upstarts to a formidable digital presence, […]

Studio Trigger’s new project directed by Kill la Kill’s Imaishi

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Today, studio Trigger has announced its latest project, which will be directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi of Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann and premiere in April on the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block. A website with the URL luluco.tv also launched by Trigger features the date April 1st, as well as a countdown. But […]