The ability to make viewers laugh, tune in each week, and buy the merchandise is an anime screenwriter's dream. With shows like Monster Strike, Time Bokan 24, and Yo-Kai Watch under his belt, screenwriter Yoichi Kato has dominated the kids comedy anime market with a stream of successful shows. Callum May dives into the career of Yoichi Kato and what has made him so successful as a writer.
This week's November issue of Japanese magazine Frau, a monthly that covers subjects like fashion and beauty care for a mainstream audience of women in their 20s and 30s, is presenting a feature on the 10 Reasons Why Adults Are Addicted To Disney. Since Disney owns Marvel these days, the Kodansha magazine is introducing the eponymous hero of Iron Man to Mutta Nanba, one of the titular Space Brothers. More after the jump.
Ridley Scott's 2015 The Martian getting a Japanese release under the name Odyssey on February 6th. To promote it, Fox has enlisted the help of a pair of other astronauts who never give up... the heroes of Chūya Koyama's Space Brothers. After last month's collaboration video, Koyama has illustrated a crossover poster with Mutta Nanba taking Matt Damon's place.
Ridley Scott's 2015 The Martian, an adaptation of Andy Weir's hard sci-fi novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars, is getting a Japanese release under the name Odyssey on February 6th. To promote it, Fox has enlisted the help of a pair of other astronauts who never give up... the heroes of Chūya Koyama's Space Brothers.
No one would describe this bonus pack-in prize as "pug ugly", would they? Hit the jump to learn more.
A-1 Pictures has presented a special poster for Space Brothers #0, set to be displayed in Japanese theaters starting this weekend ahead of the anime movie's August 9th debut. The feature, newly written by the original manga creator Chuya Koyama, promises to explore the origin of the astronaut dreams of Mutta and Hibito Nanba. Get a look after the jump.
Space Brothers manga author Chuya Koyama is set to explore origin of the astronaut dreams of Mutta and Hibito Nanba in anime movie Space Brothers #0. Ahead of the feature's August 9th premiere, the producers are paying tribute to today's 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 moon landing. Get a look after the jump.
As always, I was able to find some flyers for the upcoming anime films and live-action film adaptations of popular manga series, which are mainly scheduled to be released in Japan in the second half of 2014, at my nearest cinema complex yesterday. Check the latest flyer collection after the jump.
There are certain items you can find at Japanese drugstores that are so ingenious that you'd wish they were available at drugstores outside of Japan. When a product like that is also promoted by an anime, it's an even easier sell for me! Watch Mutta and Hibito from Space Brothers promote the Kao Megurhythm Steam Hot Eye Mask after the jump!