From major franchise releases to unexpected adaptations and full originals, 2021 is looking to be stacked with high-profile film releases. Today on Why It Works, let's run down some of the big-screen anime spectacles of the coming year!
Before they gained acclaim through high-profile films, even the greatest of anime directors contributed to a variety of unlikely TV shows. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the small-screen origins of some of anime's greatest stars, and see how their roots helped shape their overall destinies!
Ten years ago, Madoka Magica shook up the magical girl genre. Since then, many have followed in its footsteps. But where are those shows now, and what is the future of the late-night magical girl genre Madoka helped popularize? Find out more after the jump.
It is confirmed today that Toei Animation's Majo Minarai wo Sagashite / Looking for Magical Doremi won the Animation Film Award of the 75th Mainichi Film Awards, which was given to the best animated feature film of the year 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
One week after its domestic release, the official website for the 20th-anniversary film for Toei Animation's Ojamajo Doremi series, Majo Minarai wo Sagashite / Looking for Magical Doremi, has started streaming the first six-minute of the film introducing its three main characters. See how the new magical story for adults begins after the jump!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train still earned a huge 1.522 billion yen (only 14 percent down from the previous week) on 1.1147 million admissions on its fifth weekend. The box office sensation has kept its No.1 position at Japan's weekend ranking for five consecutive weeks since its release on October 16. Hit the jump for more information.
Immerse yourself in the music of Ojamajo Doremi! 181 tunes from the magical girl franchise are now available on Japanese music subscription services, in celebration of the new film Looking for Magical Doremi. Find out more about the musical library after the jump.
Today on its theatrical release day in Japan, the official website for the 20th-anniversary film for Toei Animation's Ojamajo Doremi series, Majo Minarai wo Sagashite / Looking for Magical Doremi, posted a 38-second new clip featuring the film's ED theme song "Owaranai Monogatari" (A Never-ending Story) sung by Rumi Shishido, the original voice cast of Onpu Segawa. Feel the magic for adults after the jump.