Previously announced back in July of 2017, new details are now available about the Rilakkuma and Kaoru stop-motion anime, an upcoming original series based on San-X's super-chill teddy bear mascot character. Hit the jump to learn more.
Netflix had a big investor call yesterday.One of the headlines was one that beat estimations on their subscriber growth for the third-quarter, adding 5.3 million. Revenue was $2.98 billion vs. $2.97 billion expected. And, they have a new content budget of between $7 billion to $8 billion for next year. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos clarified that a sizable chunk of that $8 billion will go toward toward producing 30 new anime series and 80 new original films, all slated for release in 2018.
A new preview video has been released for LOST SONG, an upcoming original fantasy TV anime about a world where the power of music and song can work miracles for good or for evil. Hit the jump to check it out.
A quintet of new cast additions have been announced for Godzilla: Monster Planet, an upcoming 3DCG theatrical anime film with animation by Polygon Pictures that imagines a far-flung future world where the Earth now belongs to monsters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kyoto Animation has released a new preview video for Violet Evergarden that reveals the word that the protagonist, the Auto Memory Doll Violet Evergarden, seeks to understand. Hit the jump to check it out.
Netflix has announced the acquisition of Violet Evergarden, an upcoming TV anime based on the light novels written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase about a world where automatons designed to help people with disabilities are later used as instruments of destruction. Hit the jump to learn more.