The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a...
Hayato Date, the director of the popular anime series, discusses the ageless appeal of the ramen-loving, nine-tailed, fox-demon warrior. Ninja, ramen-lover and self-proclaimed knucklehead Naruto Uzumaki ranks among the most popular animated characters in the world. In addition to the more than 85 million Naruto manga books in print worldwide, [...]
Goro Miyazaki’s delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies. Goro Miyazaki’s gentle new film, From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara), was the top-earning animated feature in Japan in 2011, grossing almost $54 million and outdrawing two [...]
The runaway popularity of anime in America has created a demand for English dubs that are as believable and well-acted as their American counterparts. Charles McCarter, chief producer at Bandai Entertainment, one of the largest anime distributors, comments, “If you go into any video store today, one of first things [...]