The Animation Is Film Festival returns for its second year in Los Angeles, CA with a special celebration of filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda's body of work, the formal debut of Studio Ponoc, with the world premiere of the studio's latest project in Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 and the latest Madhouse project in Okko's Inn. Hiit the jump for all of the details.
A new key visual and new character settings have been revealed for Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh (known in Japan as Boogiepop wa Warawanai), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of supernatural light novels written by Kouhei Kadano and illustrated by Kouji Ogata about a series of strange events and sudden disappearances that grip the teenage population of a Japanese city. Hit the jump to learn more.
In October of 2018, "real escape game" purveyor Tokyo Mystery Circus is teaming up with Kaiji spin-off Mr. TONEGAWA Middle Management Blues for a "real escape game" event that challenges players to escape from the most dreadful of any corporate situation: the Great Demonic Year-End Office Party! Hit the jump to learn more.
Two classic late Eighties science fiction anime films, 1987's Wicked City and 1988's Demon City Shinjuku, are getting the deluxe Japanese Bluray box treatment from Toei Video in early 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just when you thought Kaiji spin-off Mr. TONEGAWA Middle Management Blues couldn't get any goofier, now it seems that poor Mr. Tonegawa's job is in danger, because in October of 2018 the time slot for Mr. TONEGAWA: Middle Management Blues is being "hijacked" by another Kaiji spin-off: Ichinichi Gaishutsuroku Hancho ("One-Day Outing Chronicle Hancho"). Hit the jump to learn more.
Overlord is supposed to be an "isekai" story about a nerdy salaryman taking on the persona of an all-powerful undead ruler when he ends up trapped in a fantasy world resembling his favorite MMORPG, so why exactly did the second season dedicate some five episodes to the struggles of a lowly tribe of Lizard Men? Why indeed? Hit the jump to join us as we examine the narrative reasons behind this scaly diversion.
A ton of new information has been revealed for Shoumetsu Toshi ("Annihilation City"), an upcoming TV anime based on the smart phone game by Wright Flyer Studios, including a new key visual, more cast and staff announcements, and a thrilling new teaser trailer filled with "men in black" and psychic monks. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for the upcoming new TV anime adaptation of Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh/Boogiepop and Others, the first volume of Kouhei Kadono's Boogiepop light novel series, announced today that it is set to premiere in Japan in January 2019. Along with the announcement, a 80-second teaser PV screened at the Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival 2018 event on March 10 is now streamed online.