With the current Fall season concluding, it's time to make some summer memories with a look back at Ano Natsu de Matteru, a Winter 2012 TV anime about teenage romance, amateur film-making, and close encounters with extra-terrestrial tourists. Hit the jump to beam up.
Start your engines! Today marks the 10th anniversary of Redline, a 2009 theatrical anime film with direction by Takeshi Koike and animation production by MADHOUSE, and we're celebrating the occasion with a look back on what makes this science fiction / racing / romance movie such a unique cinematic experience. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new trailer has been published for Chronos Jaunter (known in Japan as Chronos Jaunter no Densetsu), an upcoming live-action film starring voice actor Hiro Shimono as the protagonist in a story based on the time-traveling science fiction novels by Shinji Kajio. Hit the jump to check it out.
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.
Former NGT48 idol Aika Ota trades in her microphone for a pistol in PARASITE WAR (known as Kisei Shinryaku in Japan), an upcoming live-action science fiction / suspense film that pits a government agent against a body-snatching, parasitic alien invader in an isolated hospital. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tsutomu Nihei, the author of such science fiction manga as BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, will begin publishing a new series entitled Ningyou no Kuni ("Country of the Dolls") in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius manga magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tsutomu Nihei, the author of BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, has published a new one-shot science fiction manga entitled Ningyou no Kuni ("Country of the Dolls"), which appears in the pages of the 23rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine seinen manga anthology published on May 09, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Kichijōji Art Museum in Kichijōji, Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, is hosting an exhibition of the science fiction-themed artwork of Moto Hagio, an influential author of shōjo manga who has been active in the industry since 1969. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actor Lily Franky is taking the lead role in Utsukushii Hoshi ("Beautiful Star"), a film based on the 1962 satirical science fiction novel by Yukio Mishima. Hit the jump to learn more.
The final chapter of Coppelion, a science fiction seinen manga by Tomonori Inoue, has been published in the March 2016 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.
The latest trailer for Harmony, a science fiction anime film based on the novel of the same name by the late author Satoshi Itō (aka Project Itoh), is now available online. Hit the jump to paint it red.
Award-winning art director / production designer Yohei Taneda has provided the illustrations for a new children's book entitled Stella and the Future. Hit the jump to learn more.
The landmark OAV series, Megazone 23, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a deluxe Bluray boxed set release on Japanese home video. Hit the jump to learn the details.