Funimation was the most prolific licensor of animation studio GONZO's anime productions in the mid-2000s and to celebrate the long-standing connection between both companies, both have come together to remaster and upload three popular series to YouTube for a limited time. Hit the jump for details..
GONZO, a Tokyo-based animation production company (LAST EXILE, Afro Samurai), announced the launch of its new project "SAMURAI cryptos" for the new world scene of the blockchain / NFT era. The company's producer Shinichiro Ishikawa says, "The concept of NFT opens a new era of anime." Hit the jump for more details.
The ending theme song performer has been revealed for the second season of 7SEEDS, a Netflix Original Anime based on the classic science fiction shoujo / josei manga by Yuki Tamura about a group of survivors that awaken from cryogenic stasis to find that the Earth isn't as they remember it. Hit the jump to learn more.
It was announced during a shareholders meeting on October 31 that Okinawa Gonzo, a digital anime studio subsidiary of Gonzo, would be dissolved within the next 2 months. The studio was used as the 3D arm of Gonzo and as an outsourcing studio for many anime projects. Learn more after the jump!
Netflix Japan announced today that the second season of the web anime adaptation of Yumi Tamura (BASARA)'s sci-fi survival manga 7SEEDS is set to be streamed in 2020. Its 12-episode first season was released in June 2019. Check out a key visual and PV for the next season after the jump.
Following the very successful first show last summer, the stage play play adaptation of Satoshi Miyakawa (story) and Kei Ito (art)'s sci-fi comedy manga Uchu Senkan Tiramisu/Space Battleship Tiramisu is set to return this winter. Its official website is updated with a new key visual with a tagline "A crab destroys the world! A song saves the love!" Hit the jump for more information.
New key visuals and additional cast members have been revealed for Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU, an upcoming stage play based on the 2004 TV anime The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou which is in turn based on the classic novel of intrigue and revenge by Alexandre Dumas. Hit the jump to learn more.
The opening and ending theme song performers and the Japanese TV schedule have been revealed for Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle, an upcoming TV anime based on the MMORPG-version of Sega's long-running Phantasy Star series of science fiction / fantasy role-playing video games. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou, a visually opulent science fiction TV anime from 2004 that is based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, is being adapted into a live-action stage play entitled Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU that will run from December 20 - 28, 2019, at the Zenrosai Hall / Space zero venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.