In this two-part Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at the beloved slice-of-life anime, ARIA. Written by Kozue Amano and adapted into a trilogy of anime by Junichi Sato, ARIA is one of the most famous entries in its genre. With an endearing cast of characters and an unforgettable setting, you'll want to hit the jump to learn more about this classic!
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at famed shoujo and magical girl anime director, Junichi Sato. Curious what the director of Amanchu! has done during his lengthy career? Hit the jump to read more!
Sato Junichi's adaption of Kozue Amano's Amanchu! possessess many similarities to their previous venture, ARIA. With a similar worldview but a vastly different setting, how does Amanchu! set itself apart from its widely-renowned predecessor? Hit the jump to take the plunge!
Voice actresses Ai Kayano and Eri Suzuki will perform the ending theme for Amanchu!, a TV anime based on the manga by Kozue Amano about high school girls who love to scuba dive. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast for Amanchu!, an upcoming TV anime based on the scuba diving manga of the same name by Kozue Amano, has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new teaser trailer is available for Amanchu!, a TV anime adaptation based on Kozue Amano's manga about girls who love to scuba-dive. Hit the jump to check it out.
Ojamajo Doremi (known as Magical DoReMi internationally) is receiving a deluxe Bluray boxed set release in Japan, and one of the bonuses included in the Special Edition release will be an original drama CD. Hit the jump to learn the details.
It's a blast from the past for viewers of Chiba TV, because the station has begun rebroadcasting Magical DoReMi, a magical girl TV anime from 1999 with direction by Junichi Sato. Hit the jump to learn more.
Amanchu!, a shōnen manga by Kozue Amano about a teenage girl with a passion for scuba diving, is receiving an anime adaptation in the Summer of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Shin-Bungeiza Theater in Ikebukuro is hosting an all-night film festival dedicated to "literary anime', including a rare 35mm screening of Madhouse's 1985 short film, Bobby's In Deep. Hit the jump to learn more.
A teaser site with countdown timer has launched for a "new heroine" project from Junichi Sato, director on Sailor Moon, Aria and Magical Doremi, and creator of Kaleido Star and Princess Tutu. So far, there's just a burning image, but in a week, we learn more about the veteran director's "foolish action girl." Check out the teaser after the jump.
The latest work from director Junichi Sato (Prétear, Tamayura: Hitotose), together with illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi (most well known for the illustrations in the Kino's Journey light novels), is an OVA called oneoff. Hit the jump to see the first trailer and hear more!