America's G4 cable network has scheduled a January 13th premiere for Blade, the final of Madhouse's adaptations of Marvel's superheroes. Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz) voices the title role of the Marv Wolfman/Gene Colan created vampire hunter in a 12 episode series written by Kenta Fukasaku (Battle Royale II) and directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Shigurui: Death Frenzy). More after the jump.
Japan's Madhouse anime studio announced that their co-production with the Chinese government, The Tibetan Dog, will open in Japanese theaters for the new year, on January 7, 2012. Trailers have been prepared for its festival screenings, but a new top notch preview has been posted ahead of the wide release. Check it out after the jump.
Manga UK has posted a thrilling new race clip from Redline. The Madhouse production is set to be released in the UK on November 14 and in North America January 17, 2012, after a theatrical run. Check it out after the jump.
Japan's Madhouse anime studio announced that their co-production with the Chinese government, The Tibetan Dog, will open in Japanese theaters for the new year, on January 07, 2012. More after the jump.
With Madhouse's anime adaptations of Marvel Comics' Wolverine and Iron Man wrapping up, the G4 network has scheduled a Friday, October 21 start date for the X-Men anime. The fourth anime series as part of G4 and Marvel’s exclusive partnership, Blade, will premiere this winter. More after the jump.
Masao Maruyama, founder of animation studio Madhouse, appeared at Otakon 2011 this morning with word on his independent studio, Mappa, Satoshi Kon's Dreaming Machine, and more. Hit the jump for the scoop!
Baltimore's Otakon (July 29 – 31) will be welcoming back Masao Maruyama, founder of anime studio Madhouse, makers of a lot of popular anime, such as Ninja Scroll, Black Lagoon and most of the CLAMP adaptations, and a lot of boundary pushing anime, such as Paprika, the Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Kaiba (regrettably, unlicensed), Denno Coil (regrettably, unlicensed), and Kemonozume (regrettably, unlicensed). More after the jump.
Taking questions at during a premiere of anime feature Mai Mai Miracle at AM2 convention, Masao Maruyama and director Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon) commented on how Madhouse plans to handle Satoshi Kon's incomplete final work, Yume Miru Kikai (Dreaming Machine). More after the jump.
Want a taste of what Iron Man's Tony Stark sounds like in the English dub of the MADHOUSE/Marvel anime collaboration? Hit the jump to hear it for yourself!
The wait is almost over for the US television premiere of both Iron Man and Wolverine. Their summer air dates land the G4-bound shows on Friday, July 29. Hit the jump for more info.
If you're still unsure of what to expect out of Blade, the 4th in MADHOUSE Studios' series of Marvel anime collaborations, perhaps the 3rd teaser will help further illuminate what's to come.
Check it out after the jump!
Anime Expo announced three more additions to its Guests of Honor lineup on Tuesday, this time in the form of three Madhouse Studio creators. Tetsuro Araki, Masayoshi Tanaka and Kentaro Hashimoto will all be in attendance at the Los Angeles convention, which takes place July 1-4. More info after the jump.
In a plan that was revealed during a 2009 lecture program and further detailed at Madhouse's Otakon 2010 panel, Tibetan Dog is a first-time collaboration between the celebrated anime studio and the Chinese government. The film will be in competition at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which takes place from June 6-11 in Annecy, France.
Fans of Supernatural already have a pretty good idea of how this will sound, considering that actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are reprising their television roles for the animated version. Nevertheless, peep the video after the jump—originally posted over at TV Guide—for an early look at Supernatural in English dubbed form.
It may be a glimpse at best, but we'll take what we can get with the promotional video for To Aru Hikushi e no Tsuioku, the latest film production out of MADHOUSE studios. The promo, which you can watch after the jump, comes from Kadokawa Marketing's Moviewalker YouTube Channel, and shows off some lush scenery along with brief bursts of action.