Indie Wire reports that producer, Patrick S. Cunningham (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and filmmaker, Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Homicide: Life on the Street), have acquired rights to adapt Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe. The series was recently adapted into a Japanese live-action film by Sion Sono. It's follow-up, serialized from 1997 to 2005 in the urban fashion magazine boon, was released in North America by Tokyopop.
Character designs have been published for the Yowapeda movie's original, Mamoru Miyano (Free!'s Rin) voiced character, Shin Yoshimoto. In the original story from creator of the cycling series Wataru Watanabe, this Kumamoto Daiichi High School ace missed the Inter High tournement due to an injury. Get a look after the jump.
Ghost in the Shell's 25th anniversary celebrations continue with the June 20th premiere of anime feature "Koukaku Kidoutai: Shin Gekijyou-ban" (Ghost in the Shell: New Movie Edition), a follow-up to the Arise prequel and its Alternative Architecture TV edit. The series' Twitter feed has been counting down the last month to GitS' return to the big screen with daily fan tributes. Get a look after the jump.
Late year, the January issue of Shonen Ace launched Wandering Wonder World, the first shonen manga series by PEACH-PIT (author of shoujo like Shugo Charo and seinen like Rozen Maiden- borderline works like DearS and Zombie Loan complicate the "first" declaration.) A first collection of the series set in amysterious amusement park hit Japan yesterday, accompanied by a music video from Reruriri (kittycreators) and 96neko.
Angel Beats! scenario writer Jun Maeda and original character designer Na-Ga reunite this summer for Charlotte, a TV anime set in a world in which a small percent of children manifest super powers upon reaching puberty. While the cast have not been announced, fans can now try to guess who's who with a series of audio samples posted on the anime's site. Check them out after the jump.
The July Issue of Monthly Comic Alive, out in Japan May 27th, has launched a new manga based on Yuu Kamiya's No Game No Life light novel series. Kazuya Yuizaki illustrates focused on the lives of Izuna Hatsuse and the Warbeasts. More after the jump.
At last summer's Otakon, FUNimation announced that they'd picked up the license to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well as gag spin-off Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya. This season, they're simulcasting the new spin-off The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. Well, now it looks like Haruhi herself (or some proxy) is placing personal ads from FUNi's neighborhood on Craigslist. More after the jump.
Along with releasing a theatrical trailer, FUNimation has announced that new DBZ movie, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ will screen in theaters nationwide from August 4 – 12, 2015. Fans are invited to sign-up at www.dragonballz.com to be alerted when ticketing opens. More after the jump.
Publisher Ichijinsha has posted a preview of Telegenic, a survey of the animation work from animator/character designer Atsushi Nishigori (Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking, the IdolM@ster). The A4 sized volume is set to be released June 30th for 2,778yen. Get a look after the jump.
Shonen Champion magazine is announcing that Mamoru Miyano (Free!'s Rin) will voice new character Shin Yoshimoto in the Yowapeda movie. In the original story from creator of the cycling series Wataru Watanabe,the Kumamoto Daiichi High School ace missed the Inter High tournement due to an injury. More after the jump.
Japanese fans of cross-culture comedy Kinmoza! hoping to visit Alice Cartalet's homeland can now get the details on international tourism agency CANTOUR's themed UK tour. Departing on Wednesdays through the end of 2016, with a minimum of four reservations, the five day tour visits Londo before going to rural Cotswolds and the Fosse Farmhouse that served as a model for Alice's house, with a stay at the bed and breakfast.
From the creative team that brought you Anohana (director Tatsuyuki Nagai, writer Mari Okada and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka) comes an all new ode to youth theatrical anime The Anthem of the Heart-Beautiful Word (aka Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda or KokoSake), opening September 19th. Meiji Dairies' chocolate bars has teamed up with the project to give away 1,000 prepaid 500yen QUO cards featuring Kokosake's Jun and Anohana's Menma.
Amidst all the buzz around the Love Live! movie, the next figma based on the school idol series is now available for pre-order. After the August release of Honoka, Good Smile Company and Max Factory have now scheduled a poseable figure of BiBi center Eli Ayase for November. More after the jump.
With the release of Windows 10, Windows 7's Madobe Nanami (voiced by Nana Mizuki), Windows 8's Madobe Yu and Madobe Ai (or You and I - voiced by Asuka Nishi and Nao Tamura) and Windows Azure Cloud services (voiced by Eri Kitamura) will be getting a new sister! While Microsoft is looking for input on what to name her, Ai Nonaka (Madoka Magica's Kyouko Sakura, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei's Kafuka Fuura) has been introduced as the voice.
From June 12th through the 25th, Shaun the Sheep, the British stop-motion spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit sets up shop at the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku for a Japanese stop on its charity exhibit/auction tour. Hideaki Anno designed an Evangelion take on the character, along with wife Moyocco Anno offering her Sugar Sugar Rune interpretation. More after the jump.