From The Tatami Galaxy to Ping Pong the Animation, Mind Game to Devilman Crybaby, Masaaki Yuasa has directed an eclectic and visually dazzling series of anime over his career. Today, with his newest production just weeks away, let's take a look back at the career of one of anime's brightest stars!
Adventure Time fans in Japan are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the cartoon's Japanese run this month! Festivities include special interviews, limited-edition merch, and a five-hour marathon next week. Hit the jump for more!
If there's one thing Adventure Time isn't lacking in, it's fun animation, but that doesn't mean we can't imagine it in different styles. YouTuber Mike Inel did just that with "Go with Me" from the season 2, recreating it in 3D. See what Adventure Time would look like as a "3D anime" below.
While not the most overt reference, the folks behind Robotech, Harmony Gold's localization of Tatsunoko-produced mecha anime The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA, noticed that that "Orgalorg", the 40th episode of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time season 6, snuck in a nod to the classic sci-fi. Get a look after the jump.
The International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for their 42nd Annie Awards. The Boxtrolls topped the field with 13 nominations The second most was How to Train Your Dragon 2 with 10, followed by Big Hero 6 and Song of the Sea with 7 each. Princess Kaguya by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata was nominated for three, including Best Animated Feature, Directing in an Animated Feature Production and Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production.
If the folks at the Gritty Reboots YouTube channel were trying to bum us all out with their live-action Adventure Time movie trailer, they succeeded. Watch as a more depressing vision of the Land of Ooo unfolds after the jump.
A three volume DVD set of Adventure Time is set to be released in Japan on August 8th, and to promote it, Junko Watanabe has bee appointed the the series' mini-skirted ambassador. While the series does featured a gender-swapped version of its hero, in this case, Ms Watanabe is explicitely crossplaying as Finn, who is voiced by Romi Park in the Japanese dub. Get a look after the jump.
Following up on Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?! and Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!, the next Adventure Time game from WayForward clearly isn't ashamed to display its influences loud and proud. See its The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past style in the trailer after the jump.
With the new anime's debut, plenty of people are at least a bit nostalgic for Sailor Moon. Among them is." Check out the results after the jump.
FUNimation has confirmed the early Cartoon Network listings that had comedy sci-fi anime Space Dandy returning to the Toonami block for its second outing on July 5th. More after the jump.
At the Adventure Time panel during this past weekend's WonderCon it was announced that Masaaki Yuasa would write, storyboard, and direct an episode of the Cartoon Network series, produced in Japan with no outside supervision from the Adventure Time team. See a preview after the jump.
Last year a Hello Kitty balloon was one of the big additions to the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year, it's Finn and Jake from Adventure Time joining the 87th parade. That is of course if weather permits. More after the jump.
Publisher Boom! Studios will be boasting an impressive range of style in their covers for issue 21 of their comic book spin-off of the Adventure Time animated series. Variants for the October issue come from Emily Partridge Wes Craig, Sarah Horrocks and Osaka based, hit Pixiv artist Ryo Nishiguchi. Get a look at the works after the jump.
If the idea of an Adventure Time game you can play on your consoles makes you wanna shout “Mathmatical!” then have I got good news for you. Check out the details after the jump.