Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in Japan this week with Mamoru Miyano (Light Yagami in Death Note) as lead Newt Scamander, Shizuka Ito as Tina Goldstein, Aya Endo as Queenie Goldstein and Yasuhiro Mamiya as Jacob Kowalski. Of course this is inspiring tribute art and HP author J.K. Rowling calls attention to a particular handoff piece by Nagasaki based fan.
A new clip from the Japanese dub of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gives us our first listen to Death Note's Mamoru Miyano as Newt Scamander. Not only that, it gives us a world-first look at one of the critters in Newt's magic suitcase. Hit the jump to watch!
With the partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Animate has started offering original items featuring the mini version characters from J. K. Rowling's internationally popular Harry Potter series. Its online stores now accepting orders for 12 types of clear files. Check the details after the jump.
Harry Potter has a fair number of fans amoung Japanese doujinshi makers. The recent Sherlock has a LOT of doujinshi art fans, generally of the yaoi variety. The Comic City Tokyo 134 doujinshi event took place earlier this week, and for its guide book it featured a special UK crossover of the wizards and consulting detective planning out how to hit the exhibiting on circles. Get a look after the jump.
Neo-Hogwarts is about to E X P L O D E in Nacho Punch's latest animated video, which reimagines Harry Potter as a cyberpunk anime from the '80s. There's plenty of Akira flavor in this one, which you can watch after the jump.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced a partnership with author J.K. Rowling, revolving around a new film series from Rowling’s world of witches and wizards, inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the adventures of the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander. Rowling is set to pen the script, which will be the writer's first screenplay. More after the jump.
Harry Potter, that bespectacled lightning-bolt headed young wizard, is celebrating his birthday today! CRN doesn't have any chocolate frogs or Every-Flavor Beans, but you can get the party started after the jump!
The first Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opened as part of Universal Parks and Resorts' Islands of Adventure in Orlando in 2010, and now Japan is up for its own version of the attraction. The first Harry Potter theme park to be built outside of the U.S. is destined for Universal Studios in Osaka, where it will open in 2014. Read on for more!
Publisher Little Brown has revealed a description of The Casual Vacancy, the "first novel for adults" by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The "blackly comic" story runs 480 pages, shipping September 27th, 2012. More after the jump.
Variety is reporting that David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, is teaming up with the BBC to turn its iconic sci-fi TV series Doctor Who into a bigscreen franchise. "We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right," Yates told Variety. More after the jumpl
After taking over the world in theaters and on DVD, the Harry Potter movies aren't going to be as easily found in stores after 2011. Find out what this means for the series, and what Warner has to say about this moratorium after the jump.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was genre media's top winner at Saturday night's Spike TV Scream Awards, taking home The Ultimate Scream among its six wins. Check out the full list after the jump.
What would happen if Harry Potter were an anime? If your heart can't continue beating until you've witnessed a vision of potential truth, then bump this jump to see some real magic.