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Banana Fish anime unveils first trailer and summer premiere

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Come for the title, stay for the street gangs and New York sunsets, as Banana Fish receives its first trailer and cast announcements. The studio MAPPA anime based on Akimi Yoshida’s manga is heading for its premiere in July, with Amazon Prime streaming the series inside and outside of Japan. If you want that first […]

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: Astro Boy prequel Atom the Beginning announces premiere date

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The anime adaptation of Tetsuro Kasahara’s Astro Boy prequel manga, Atom the Beginning, has revealed a new key visual as well as the anime’s premiere date on Tuesday. Gearing up for its first episode on April 15th, the show will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26th, which might give us some more last-minute details. […]

Psycho-Pass scriptwriter launches new cerebral crime manga

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Psycho-Pass writer Makoto Fukami and artist Kosuke Yamanami have launched their new manga title, Sekai o Yoku Suru Zankoku na Method (Cruel Method to Make the World Better). Its first double chapter ran in Ichijinsha’s Comic Rex magazine on December 27th, including 71 pages and a colour opening page. The story follows 17-year-old Gekitetsu Amo, who has never stood out […]

Event: EVA animator and Psycho-Pass director announced as MCM London Comic Con guests

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For this month’s run of the MCM London Comic Con, two Anime Guests of Honour have been announced, leaving just enough time for us to prepare for those nerve-wracking meet and greets. You can book tickets now for Friday, October 28th to Sunday 30th. First up is Psycho-Pass director Naoyoshi Shiotani, though his work on Ghost in the […]

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 […]

Update: Crunchyroll adds 1st FUNimation dub to catalog

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The ground-breaking partnership between Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced on September 11th was set in motion in earnest last week, as Crunchyroll made two FUNimation catalog titles available internationally on their streaming service. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Psycho-Pass were both added after being confirmed as part of the partnership’s original reveal. But now, another phase of the crossover has been […]

Update: FUNimation add discounted all-access streaming plan as part of Crunchyroll partnership

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No need to pinch yourself, this really is happening. Anime streamers and distributors Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced a partnership as of September 8th that aims to “improve the fan experience and grow the current reach of anime.” With Crunchyroll focusing on streaming subtitled shows, and FUNimation expanding their initiatives in Broadcast Dubs and the home video […]

Update: Come face to face with team Shiratorizawa in new preview of Haikyu!! season 3

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On “Haiku Day” in Japan (August 19th or 8/1/9, pronounced ha/i/ku), or, going with an alternate pronunciation, Haikyu!! day, a Nico webcast celebrated with the release of a second promo video for season three. This one introduces us to Karasuno’s forbidding adversaries, the Shiratorizawa volleyball team. On July 18th, Shonen Jump magazine announced seven additions to the cast of Haikyu!!’s third series, […]

Event: Kotatsu fest in Wales announces anime film line-up

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The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival in Wales previously announced its dates for this year on the festival’s official Twitter. There’s still plenty of time until it comes around, so if you want to note the dates down, the next events will run on September 24th and 25th at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, then at the Aberyswyth Arts […]

Update: FUNimation post D.Gray-man Hallow broadcast dub preview following details for Handa-kun, Saiki Kusuo and more

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Continuing the casting announcements for their broadcast dubs, with all except Love Live! Sunshine!! inclusive to the UK and Ireland thanks to FunimationNow, FUNimation heaped the reveals high last week. On July 27th and 28th the listings for Tales of Zestiria the X and both arcs of Danganronpa 3 appeared. Then Friday (July 29th) brought us the English D.Gray-man Hallow cast. Finally, on Sunday (July 31st) […]

Futurology on screen: how anime anticipates tomorrow

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At the intersection of science fiction and reality is futurology – or future studies – the tenets of which imagine our future economy, politics and technology and reverse-engineer our means of getting there. An illuminating New Statesman piece likens futurologists to “doomsday preachers” in their forecasts of tragedy and technology growing at a rate that […]