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    Thursday June 25, 2020
  • Animated Watercolor Version of Opening Theme for Masaaki Yuasa's 'Japan Sinks 2020' Released

    Previews the theme song 'a life' from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taeko Onuki

    Masaaki Yuasa's next TV anime series, Japan Sinks 2020, launches on Netflix on July 9 with a worldwide release. To celebrate the release and preview the opening theme 'a life' from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taeko Onuki, Yuasa directed a special music video of the Muto family in a more ... happier time. Watch the watercolor animation after the jump!


  • Wednesday June 24, 2020
  • Theme Song by Taeko Ohnuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto Introduced in Japan Sinks 2020 OP Movie

    The latest adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu's bestselling sci-fi novel starts streaming on Netflix on July 9

    Netflix Japan has started streaming a 100-second OP movie for the upcoming web anime Nippon Chinbotsu 2020 / Japan Sinks 2020 featuring its theme song "a life" written by veteran singer-songwriter Taeko Ohnuki and composed by internationally acclaimed artist Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Revenant). Check out the special collaboration song after the jump!

  • Sunday June 28, 2020
  • Sympathy for the Devilman: The Legacy of Go Nagai's Magnum Opus

    Exploring the moral ambiguity and progressive nature of 'Devilman'

    In honor of the recent anniversary of the original manga, let's look at Devilman's legacy, the spin-offs and sequels, and the most recent incarnation, Devilman Crybaby. Read for more devil action after the jump! 

  • Tuesday June 16, 2020
  • Annecy Festival Online To Showcase Masaaki Yuasa's INU-OH Animated Musical Film

    Showcase for forthcoming film in the highly regarded Work In Progress category

    With the prestigious Annecy International Film Festival being limited to an online-only showcase this year due to COVID-19, it was thought that many forthcoming projects would not get the exposure that many animation projects typically rely on through the hundreds of screenings that make up the animation festival. However, this year the organizers behgind Annecy have made it a point to screen every film online to every virtual attendee, and Masaaki Yuasa's INU-OH is no exception. Read on for the details.

  • Thursday May 28, 2020
  • Catastrophic Disaster Hits Japan in Japan Sinks 2020 Main Trailer

    The streaming is set to begin on Netflix worldwide on July 9, 2020

    Netflix Japan has started streaming a 110-second main trailer for Nippon Chinbotsu 2020 / Japan Sinks 2020, the forthcoming web anime series based on Sakyo Komatsu's 1973 bestseller sci-fi novel Nippon Chinbotsu / Japan Sinks, showing how the catastrophic disaster hits Japan and ordinary Japanese people face the cruel situation. Check out the latest clip after the jump!

  • Thursday May 7, 2020
  • Ride Your Wave Surfs to Bluray and Digital in August of 2020

    GKIDS and Shout! Factory distribute the Masaaki Yuasa / Science Saru anime film on U.S. home video

    Good news for fans of touching romance: Ride Your Wave, the 2019 theatrical anime film directed by Masaaki Yuasa and animated by Science Saru about a young couple falling in love only for their lives to be sidelined by tragedy, is coming to U.S. home video and select digital outlets from GKIDS and Shout! Factory in August of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.