According to an exclusive interview in the Asahi Shimbum with Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, Nintendo Co., Ltd. is in talks with several movie production companies with the aim of creating 3DCG animated films featuring popular Nintendo characters. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Pokémon Company has introduced a new commercial for Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, which will be releasing alongside a special campaign in Japan. It's one you'll wanna get in on if you live there, so you might want to pay attention! Hit the jump for more!
Reito Hatoyama, chief operating office of Sanrio, has revealed that Sanrio is going to be opening up an American brand in June. Hit the jump for more!
Martial arts movies come and go, but Donnie Yen is always a draw for action fans! 2014 hit Kung Fu Jungle comes to the US as the more blatantly descriptive Kung Fu Killer, where Donnie Yen must help the police track down a murderer who's targeting martial arts masters! Is it worth your time? Check out our full review after the jump!
Asian action films are a huge influence on anime (and vice-versa), and Nate recently had a chance to speak with Teddy Chen, the director of Bodyguards and Assassins and the recent Kung Fu Killer, starring Donnie Yen! Hit the jump to hear what Teddy has to say about filming final battles, artists who've inspired him, and more!
The Pokemon anime movie official website has been updated with posters showcasing Pokemon the Movie XY 2015. As in the past, the movie will premier preceded by a short film, this time featuring Pikachu, Meowth, and Dedenne.
After months of tantalizing teasers and hints, Legendary Pictures has finally released the main preview for their upcoming US Godzilla reboot. Admire the mass destruction and kaiju-riffic carnage after the jump!
Godzilla fans, having been burned once already by an atrocious 1998 Hollywood remake, are understandably skittish about the way that the King of the Monsters might wind up appearing in the new upcoming Hollywood film. But now, full body pics of an action figure of the Big G that might put fears to rest have appeared. Take a look after the jump!
Entertainment industry journal looked at Japan's box office results for 2013 and declared "Japanese films thumped Hollywood." The top spot was predictably taken by Hayao Miyazaki's swan song, The Wind Rises. Cuteness and Pixar's strong brand propelled Monster's University to second place. Then, cuteness and vulgarity made Ted a phenomenon. After that, the Japanese top 10 was was native films. More after the jump.
Japan’s latest theatrical Super Sentai epic movie, Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters the Movie, finally gets the full trailer treatment. Prepare yourself for dinosaurs, rubber monsters, robots, explosions and spandex suits galore after the jump!
Tom “Cocktail” Cruise is on an impossible mission to combat yet another alien invasion of earth in the new trailer for the upcoming blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow, based on the Japanese sci-fi novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Watch it after the jump!
Legendary Pictures has just unleashed a new trailer for next year’s highly anticipated Godzilla film with more footage than ever before. See if the Big G is still a man in a suit after the jump!
This weekend, Keanu Reeves’ samurai adventure film 47 Ronin opened first in Japan…but not in first place. The mega-budget historical fantasy film only grossed about $1.3 million and the clouds are darkening in Hollywood for the upcoming US release. Say, “Whoa” after the jump.
Marvel's Age of Ultron event is still pretty fresh, so it's interesting to see it announced as the basis for the next Avengers flick, which is officially titled Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read on for more.