We've had a real bountry of wonderful hero anime over the last few years. In honor of Hero Week, today on Why It Works we'll be highlighting just a few of the genre's recent highlights!
For Hero Week, Isaac takes a look at two of his favorite anime about superheroes and the ways they challenge our idea of what heroism means. Curious about two of the smartest hero anime of the last five years? Then make sure you hit that jump! Up first: Gatchaman Crowds! B-b-bird, go!
On November 22nd, Section23 will be distributing Sentai Filmworks' release of Gatchaman Crowds Insight on DVD and Blu-ray. Preparing for the release, they announced the English dub cast for the second season of the revival of the classic Tatsunoko science ninja team. Get a look after the jump.
Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its November slate of releases, which includes Sentai Filmworks’ science fiction Knights of Sidonia Season 2: Battle for Planet Nine, available on DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Premium Box Set. At least in terms of number of releases, it looks like it's going to be a comparably affordable month for anime fans. Get the details after the jump.
Angel Cop's Taku Kitazaki got in relatively early sharing his tribute to of Disney's 3DCG movie movie Zootopia, but among Japan's creative community he's far from the feature's only fan. Pixiv already has over 1,6000 tagged art posts. Meanwhile, some prominent creators have joined the crowds on social media offering tributes. Get a look after the jump.
2015 was a busy year for Gatchaman Crowds original character designer Kinako. In addition to summer's Insight, there was work on Nisio Isin's Pretty Boy Detective Team - The Dark Star That Only Shines for You light novel for Kodansha's new Taiga imprint imprint and PS Vita otome visual novel Kyoukai no Shirayuki. For Christmas, Kinako posted some special Santa art. Get a look after the jump.
Two very different personality types are paired in Good Smile Company's latest Nendoroid offerings. From Gatchaman Crowds comes the gloomy Utsu-tsu, and ready to "advance" her mood is the hyper-active Hacka Doll #1 from the mobile app turned anime. Also previewed in a Guildmaster Nendoroid from the Monster Hunter Frontier G Five Million Hunters Memorial Goods. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company has been busy in the first weekend and a half of October with their Nendoroid figure plans. In 2016 you'll be able to pair off the heroic Hajime from Gatchaman Crowds against The Dark Knight's villainous Joker. And, for something more peaceful, Non Non Biyori's Hotaru is joining a re-release of Renge. Get a look after the jump.