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    Wednesday June 12, 2019
  • Masaaki Yuasa Helms Musical Anime Film "Inu-Oh" for 2021 Release

    Taiyo Matsumoto (Ping Pong) serves as original character designer

    Ten days before the release of his latest film Ride Your Wave in Japan, internationally acclaimed anime director Masaaki Yuasa is already ready to reveal his next project. Today he is confirmed to direct Inu-Oh, an animation musical film adaptation of Hideo Furukawa's historical novel about a noh player in the 14th century, Tales of the Heike: Chapter Inu-Oh. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday September 27, 2018
  • Yumi Wakatsuki (Nogizaka46) and Natsume Mito to Star in Tekkonkinkreet Stage Play

    Fumiya Matsuzaki (Prince of Stride: The Live Stage) is attached to direct

    A stage play adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto's urban fantasy manga Tekkonkinkreet is scheduled to be performed at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo 12 times from November 18 to 25, 2018. 24-year-old idol group Nogizaka46 member Yumi Wakatsuki and 28-year-old fashion model Natsume Mito are cast as its two protagonist boys, Kuro and Shiro. Check out their visuals in costume after the jump!

  • Monday November 28, 2016
  • FEATURE: “Ping Pong the Animation” and the Yuasa-Matsumoto Rally

    Be like Peco. Be a hero!

    With Ping Pong the Animation now on Crunchyroll, Brandon takes a moment to look at one of the best anime of 2014. A harmonious fusion of two distinctive artists’ styles, Masaki Yuasa’s adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto’s Ping Pong is one to check out, for sports and animation fans alike! Hit the jump to read more!