Collectible trading card game Magic: The Gathering is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and an art exhibition in Tokyo that features original animated collaborations from directors Koji Morimoto ("Franken's Gears" in Robot Carnival, "Beyond" in The Animatrix) and Osamu Kobayashi (Mongolian Chop Squad, Paradise Kiss) is part of the festivities. Hit the jump to learn more.
TV anime The Morose Mononokean is teaming up with the Kyoto Metropolitan Red Cross Blood Center and the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair for a blood donation drive on September 15 - 16, 2018, and while supplies last, fans who give blood will receive a special acrylic memorial key chain featuring Hanae Ashiya and Fuzzy as a reward. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual has been published for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-, a production that is based on the series of "food fantasy" light novels written by Midori Yuuma and illustrated by Laruha about a young woman who becomes a cook at an inn in the spirit world. Hit the jump to learn more.
Perfect Blue, a landmark psychological thriller theatrical anime film directed by Satoshi Kon and based on the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release in Japan, and now New York-based film distributor GKIDS and Fathom Events are teaming up for a set of limited screenings in U.S. theaters in September of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Los Angeles Anime Film Festival is returning in September of 2018 for a three-day event that is jam-packed with amazing programming, including the North American premiere of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie Take On Me as well as films by directors such as Masaaki Yuasa, Makoto Shinkai, and Isao Takahata. Hit the jump to learn more.
Panzer vor! Good news for fans the traditionally feminine sport of tankery: the second installment in GIRLS und PANZER Das Final, a six part film series featuring the continuing adventures of the Tankery Club of Ōarai Girls High School, will blaze into theaters in Japan in June of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more and catch a 15 second teaser trailer.
The stage play adaptation of Mob Psycho 100, a manga by One about a tremendously powerful psychic teenage boy, continues in September of 2018 with a sequel story-line, and now members of the main cast have been revealed in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to learn more.
The life of a writer is tough, and it's even tougher when the author in question is a brilliant but emotionally volatile 15 year old girl. Hit the jump to check out the official movie poster and trailer for HIBIKI, an upcoming live-action film based on the seinen manga by Mitsuhara Yanamoto.
Here there be dragons! Character goods maker MOVIC is rolling out a limited run of made-to-order dragon plushies featuring one of the main characters of Dragon Pilot - Hisone and Masotan, an original TV anime that is coming to U.S. Netflix on September 21, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mari Okada's autobiography, From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to "Anohana" and "The Anthem of the Heart", will serve as the basis for a live-action TV drama that will broadcast during the 22:00 time slot (10:00 PM JST) on BS Premium on September 01, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.