Anime fans know and love Norio Wakamoto, the cop turned voice actor who's brought his iconic style to dozens of legenary roles. But did you know he's done the same for American cinema? From The Rise of Skywalker to Legend, we're taking a look at Wakamoto's Hollywood dubbing career. Join us after the jump!
In anticipation of the release of Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker in December, celebrated kabuki actor and notorious Star Wars fan Ichikawa Ebizō XI is directing and starring in Star Wars Kabuki, a special one-day kabuki performance that combines traditional techniques and modern video technology to propel play-goers into the universe of Star Wars. Hit the jump to learn more.
It shouldn't really be a surprise that anime has been inspired by George Lucas. Considering George Lucas was inspired by anime!
Hit the jump for some hidden Star Wars references in anime.
Both Deku and Luke Skywalker look up to a certain figure, a certain figure that engages in a final fight that is polarizing among fans. But when you analyze it, you'll find that there's a bigger meaning than just "That fight was awesome." Hit the jump to see what it is!
Visitors to this year's Sapporo Snow Festival will be able to board a frosty X-Wing, thanks to the event's third Star Wars-themed installation! See previous years' sculptures, and check out a mock-up of what's to come, after the jump!
Earlier this month we posted about Star Wars Resistance, an animated series that has Lucasfilm calling upon the CG expertise of Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!, Ajin, and the Godzilla anime movies). Now Disney's first look trailer is here after the jump.
Some quick news for all you Force-sensitive anime fans out there: Polygon Pictures (BLAME!, the Godzilla anime film series) is once again teaming up with Lucasfilm for the production of the upcoming American animation, Star Wars Resistance. Hit the jump to learn more.
It is officially announced today that 35-year-old popular anime voice actor Maeno Tomoaki, best known as Hiro Hayami in KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm and Camus in Uta no Prince-sama, voices Han Solo in the Japanese dub of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the second Star Wars anthology film to be released on June 29 in Japan, one month later than its US release. Hit the jump for more details.
Finally, a Star Wars Nendoroid that's nothing but cute... well, maybe she's a bit bad-ass too... They've done Vader, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, a Stormtrooper, even a First Order Stormtrooper! And, now, in time for episode VIII, it's the IV version of Leia! Get a look after the jump.
North American manga publisher Yen Press has announced plans to release an adaptation of STAR WARS: LOST STARS today at Anime NYC. This and more after the jump.
It's no secret that Yusuke Murata, the artist on the Jump version of One-Punch Man, has an interest in American movies and comics. Without offering much in the way of context, his latest sketch post expressed this with a sketch of the young and old faces of Star Wars' Luke Skywalker. Get a look after the jump.