It's refreshing to see more and more anime films of a non-Studio Ghibli pedigree make splashes worldwide, and most especially in the Western world. With the wild success of Matoko Shinkai's your name across the world, more and bigger audiences are becoming receptive to anime films as something beyond "those Japanese cartoons". Kyoto Animation's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi), based on the manga by Yoshitoki Oima, hopes to captivate audiences globally in the same way, and while isn't quite the same experience as your name, is nonetheless a beautiful and moving film people of all ages and interests can enjoy.
If you’ve spent any time playing the Danganronpa games, then you know very well that while each of the three games does a good job of concluding its own story, the overall arc is left somewhat ambiguous. Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School does a great job of closing out most of the plot holes and giving us much needed closure, with a handful of hiccups along the way.
Eleven Arts continues its streak of bringing anime films, old and new, to US theaters with its latest film distribution, A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi).
Fans of the horror/action manga series TOKYO GHOUL, get excited, we’re getting a sequel! TOKYO GHOUL: re will launch on October 17 with a physical release of the first volume along with a digital via the VIZ Manga App, Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBoox, comiXology and Google Play.
Adaptations are rarely a positive thing in the west. Hollywood has long been known for its predilection to Americanizing anything foreign that they can get their hands on. Remember Ghost in the Shell? I think we're all still trying to forget. So you understand my bias as a reviewer right from the start, let me clarify a few things: I am a fan of the Death Note manga and anime, and I was against casting white actors in these roles from the start. I'm also usually not too hard on movies because, hey, it's just a two-hour piece of entertainment built for a wide audience. Sometimes I like bad movies. They can be fun. Netflix's new adaptation of Death Note almost falls into that category. Because, before I even get into the review, I'll preface with this: Death Note is a bad movie. Ahead, I'll go over the plot in detail and explain what's good and bad. Needless to say, SPOILER ALERT. Scroll to the bottom for a final spoiler-free verdict.
22/7 (Nanabun no Nijuuni), is a voice actor idol group produced by AKB48 Group and Nogizaka46 Series producer Akimoto Yasushi alongside Aniplex and Sony Music Records. Out of 10,325 applications, 8 girls were selected for this very special project aimed at producing “dimension-crossing” idols. Top of the line talent can only be expected with a project that wants to create “idols that cross dimensions.” One member that truly fits the bill is Amagi Sally.
Isekai Shokudou (a.k.a. Restaurant to Another World) is one of the more unique premises for this anime season. It centers on the titular restaurant, a perfectly average place by most standards. However, every Saturday the restaurant is accessed by demons, elves, dragons, and all sorts of beings from another dimension. They aren't here to destroy the world, though - they just want to enjoy some of that tasty exotic human food!
What happens when you cross elements of dark fantasy, mystery, supernatural, and give it all a healthy serving of the David Lynch treatment? The latest series from Gonzo and Funimation, 18if, centers around a young boy named Haruto who inexplicably is trapped inside a dream world. With the help of an anthropomorphic cat (he swears he's not really a cat) and a mysterious girl who only Haruto can see, Haruto is tasked with outsmarting or defeating the enigmatic witches in control of the dream world.
With so many releases happening this year for the franchise, I’ve been on a sort of Danganronpa high. There have been a lot of negative reviews of the show, but I decided to judge Danganronpa: The Animation on my own. After finishing it, I have a sort of love-hate relationship with the anime.
Of all video game adaptations to get announced, Castlevania was the last property I thought would get it. To make things even more interesting, it got turned into an animated series exclusive to Netflix. I had a chance to sit down and watch the entire season, and I’m here to tell you if it was worth seeing!