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The everyday heroism of anime’s non-binary characters

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In a medium as varied in voice as any other, the fight is on for anime creators to defend the right for gender non-binary (NB) people to be beautiful, proud and not just the shattered screw-ups on the sidelines. Though they may seem the buried few, there are more titles that make NB folks heroes […]

Update: Tiger & Bunny’s original director not working on new anime project

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Sunrise have announced that the two and only Tiger & Bunny will return for a “new anime series project” in the not too distant future. First up on the slate of plans is a brand new “Buddy Series”, but various other plans are still to be revealed. Meanwhile, one other thing is already certain, namely that […]

News: Hollywood live-action Tiger & Bunny hires its scriptwriter

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Heat Vision, the geek dedicated corner of the Hollywood Reporter media news site, have a writer tapped for the US live-action adaptation of Sunrise’s hero-for-hire anime Tiger & Bunny. They report that Ellen Shanman has been brought on board for the movie, having previously produced screenplays of her own novel Everything Nice for Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah […]

Trickster’s 2nd trailer reveals opening theme and antagonist voiced by Gackt

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The official website for the Edogawa Rampo-inspired anime Trickster released a second promo video on Sunday (July 3rd), this time revealing a connected opening theme song and antagonist. Gackt will not only be performing ‘Kimi Dake no Boku de Iru Kara’ (‘I’ll Be the One Only for You’) to kick off each episode, he will also […]

Young Black Jack’s Yuichiro Umehara joins cast of Rampo-inspired Trickster anime

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Having announced the collaborative anime effort between TMS and Shugo Chara‘s Peach-Pit earlier this month, the official website for Trickster: Edogawa Rampo ‘Shonen Tantei-dan’ Yori (Trickster – From Rampo Edogawa’s ‘The Boy Detectives Club’) revealed on Wednesday (June 15th) that that it has cast Young Black Jack‘s lead seiyu Yuichiro Umehara as Ryo Inoue. Umehara joins Log Horizon‘s Daiki Yamashita as […]

TMS and Peach-Pit collaborate on Edogawa Rampo-inspired Trickster anime

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TMS Entertainment have revealed their studio’s new anime, given the title Trickster – Edogawa Rampo ‘Shonen Tantei-dan’ Yori, and based on the Boy Detectives Club by mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo, who took his penname from American gothic author Edgar Allen Poe. The promo video they released to announce the series, which will air in October featuring character designs by Rozen […]

News: Company supporting Hollywood’s live-action Tiger & Bunny profiled

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The movie buzz website Ain’t It Cool News has posted a profile of All Nippon Entertainment Works (or ANEW), the Los Angeles/Tokyo film development and production company formed to boost international success for Japanese industries. Of course, anime is a major focus of the pop culture branch of this initiative, and so they’ve partnered with Ron Howard […]