For decades, the original 35mm film materials for Project A-ko — a 1986 theatrical anime film about the daily adventures of a perfectly ordinary Japanese schoolgirl, her mad scientist inventor rival classmate, and the occasional full-scale alien invasion — were thought to be lost. Through a strange series of circumstances, the film has been found. This is the story of those who uncovered the treasure and how the missing film was rediscovered. Hit the jump to learn more.
The International Manga Anime Fest Reiwa Toshima is back to discuss the ever-changing face of anime around the globe! Shinji Aramaki, Ken Akamatsu, and more will be on hand, and a crowdfunding campaign is underway to support the initiative. Find out more after the jump!
Netflix Japan has released another short clip for ULTRAMAN, their upcoming 3DCG anime adaptation that puts a new spin on the classic tokusatsu superhero from Tsuburaya Productions, and in this video our hero unleashes his most signature attack: the Spacium Ray! Hit the jump to check it out.
Netflix Japan has published an action-packed exerpt from ULTRAMAN, an upcoming 3DCG anime that re-envisions the classic Tsuburaya Productions superhero in the medium of animation, and the new video clip includes a transformation sequence and some hand-to-hand combat. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new key visual has been revealed for ULTRAMAN, an upcoming 3DCG anime that re-imagines Tsuburaya Productions' classic tokusatsu superhero in the medium of animation, and the new visual features a trio of heroes standing strong: Ultraman, Ultra Seven, and Ultraman Ace! Hit the jump to check it out.
Japanese rock band OLDCODEX will perform the official theme song for ULTRAMAN, an upcoming 3DCG web anime that re-imagines Tsuburaya Productions' classic live-action tokusatsu hero in the animated medium. Hit the jump to learn more.
On April 25, 2015, the Aso Business Computer College, a technical / vocational college located in Fukuoka, is hosting a free seminar sponsored by the CG-Arts Society which examines the growing role of 3DCG animation in commercial and artistic expression. Shinji Aramaki and Junpei Mizusaki are scheduled to speak. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Japan Animator Expo is a showcase of 30 shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara. This week's 12th returns to the subject of Evangelion and introduces Shinji to Shinji as Shinji Aramaki, the veteran director who worked with Anno on 1988's MADOX-01 and who is best known to international fans for the CG Appleseed movies, helms evangelion:Another Impact (Confidential). More after the jump.
Cinema Today has posted two more video clips from the upcoming CG animated feature film Space Pirate Captain Harlock which is based on legendary artist Leiji Matsumoto's classic manga works. The videos feature a spacebattle of Harlock's ship Arcadia against enemy fighters, and Harlock's swordfight in the ship. Hit the jump for the clips.