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    Friday June 12, 2020
  • My Girlfriend is an Alien: Looking Back at Ano Natsu de Matteru

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" goes waiting in the Summer with a TV anime from Winter 2012

    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.

  • Wednesday August 14, 2019
  • High Octane Romance: Redline Celebrates 10 Years of Nitro-Boosted Thrills

    Takeshi Koike's 2009 theatrical anime film about an intergalactic road race is still ahead of its time

    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.

  • Thursday March 21, 2019
  • Hiro Shimono Time Travels in "Chronos Jaunter" Live-Action Film Trailer

    Movie based on science fiction novels by Shinji Kajio gets a limited theatrical release in Japan in April

    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.

  • Thursday March 15, 2018
  • Mamoru Oshii Directs Anime Adaptation of "Chimera" Novel Series

    Science fiction series by Baku Yumemakura began publication in 1982

    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.

  • Wednesday November 1, 2017
  • Former HKT48 Idol Fights Aliens in "PARASITE WAR"

    Live-action science fiction / suspense film will be screened at the "Films from an Un-experienced Zone 2018" festival

    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.

  • Saturday November 26, 2016
  • Sci Fi Manga "Ningyou no Kuni" Coming to "Monthly Shōnen Sirius"

    Latest series from "Knights of Sidonia" author Tsutomu Nihei debuts in April 2017 issue

    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.

  • Monday May 9, 2016
  • Tsutomu Nihei Publishes One-Shot Science Fiction Manga "Ningyou no Kuni"

    Latest offering from the author of "BLAME!" and "Knights of Sidonia" published in Kodansha's "Weekly Young Magazine"

    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.

  • Wednesday March 2, 2016
  • Kichijōji Hosts Science Fiction Art Exhibition by Moto Hagio

    Installation will include some 200 pieces by ground-breaking shōjo manga artist

    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.

  • Tuesday March 1, 2016
  • Lily Franky Stars in Film Based on SF Novel by Yukio Mishima

    "Utsukushii Hoshi" directed by Daihachi Yoshida hits Japanese theaters in May of 2016

    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.

  • Saturday February 20, 2016
  • "Coppelion" Concludes in March Issue of "Monthly Young Magazine"

    Science fiction manga by Tomonori Inoue began serialization in 2008 in "Weekly Young Magazine"

    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.

  • Friday October 23, 2015
  • VIDEO: Project Itoh Gets Gruesome in Latest "Harmony" Trailer

    Science fiction anime film opens in Japan on November 13, 2015

    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.

  • Saturday September 12, 2015
  • Yohei Taneda Illustrates Children's Book "Stella and the Future"

    Art director / production designer has previously worked on "When Marnie Was There", "Ghost in the Shell: Innocence"

    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.

  • Saturday July 4, 2015
  • "Megazone 23" Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Japanese Bluray Box

    High-profile Eighties OAV series gets an HD-remastered release for Japanese home video

    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.