On October 14, 1981, Fuji TV broadcast the first episode of Urusei Yatsura, a TV anime based on the mega-popular science fiction romantic comedy manga by Rumiko Takahashi about a luckless Earth boy and his alien fiancée, and the rest is anime history. Join us as we celebrate 38 years of electric shocks, improbable scenarios, and wacky characters both terrestrial and extraterrestrial. Hit the jump to learn more.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Patlabor: The Movie, part of Headgear's long-running mecha/police procedural series about underpaid civil servants policing robot crimes in near-future Tokyo. Join us as we remember this landmark movie and celebrate what makes it so special even three decades after its initial theatrical release. Hit the jump learn more.
On July 1, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced its new 842 invitees for 2019 from 59 countries around the world, including Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in The Shell), Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA), Takashi Nakamura (A Tree of Palme, Harmony), Yuichiro Saito (Mirai producer), and Shigeru Nishiyama (Mirai editor). Hit the jump for more details.
The official website and Twitter for internationally acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii's highly-anticipated new anime VLADLOVE have opened, announcing 25-year-old voice actress Kanako Takatsuki (Hanamaru Kunikida in the Love Live! Sunshine!!)'s five-member vocal & dance performance unit BlooDye serves as its official series ambassador. Hit the jump for more information.
Fans of anime director Mamoru Oshii now have some new work to look forward to. The creator is teaming up with Ichigo Animation on the project, which is currently planned to be an anime series coming to broadcast and streaming services sometime from spring to early summer of 2020. Read on for more.
Director Mamoru Oshii is keeping busy recently: when he's not too occupied playing Fallout 4 or directing a new "school fantasty" live-action film, the director of The Sky Crawlers and Assault Girls is also gearing up to direct an animated adaptation of Chimera, a series of science fiction novels written by Baku Yumemakura about a young man with a monster dwelling inside his body. Hit the jump to learn more.
On March 13, Production I.G's official website started accepting entries for volunteer extras for internationally acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell)'s new live-action film. The genre of the film is listed as "School Fantasy" and it is expected to be his 16th live-action film project following Garm Wars: The Last Druid released in Japan in May 2016. Hit the jump for more details.