At this weekend's Anime Expo panel, Funimation announced that the anime distributor has acquired the licenses for Drifters, the new anime from Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano and Your Name (Kimi no Na w), the new film from director Makoto Shinkai, which they will be releasing in theaters and on home video. More after the jump.
Last weekend (April 2nd), Vision of Escaflowne celebrated the 20th anniversary of its TV debut. Kazuki Akane and Macross co-creator Shoji Kawamori's story of love, robot dragons and divining powers impressed many as anime was preparing to enter its boom years. That despite a fairly disastrous Fox Saturday morning cartoons edit. Celebrate the big 2-0 after the jump.
At the end of February, FUNimation announced that they are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sunrise's fantasy anime The Vision of Escaflowne with a Kickstarter campaign, aiming to raise $150,000 in crowdfunding pledges to produce a new English dub for the series. And, while the crowdfunding effort has already succeeded at hitting the goal, they've posted a support message from series (and Macross) creator Shoji Kawamori. Get a look after the jump/
FUNimation has announced that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sunrise's fantasy anime The Vision of Escaflowne with a Kickstarter campaign, aiming to raise $150,000 in crowdfunding pledges to produce a new English dub for the series. More after the jump.
Few conversations about fan favorite anime composers and soundtracks can avoid revolving around the axis of Yoko Kanno. Some of her best regarded work is now arriving in the US iTunes music store thanks to a release by FlyingDog. More after the jump.
Miki Shinichiro has been one of the most recognized voices in anime for over 20 years. He has done a variety of roles from young to old to serious to comedy to romantic to non-human, but he is best known for his ability to voice mysterious characters and be comedic while still managing to be cool. See what other characters Miki does after the jump!