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Anime Reviews: ‘Short Peace’, ‘Naruto’ Movie

Short Peace: Complete Collection Sentai Film Works: $29.98, Blu-ray Although Katsuhiro Otomo’s reputation rests principally on his watershed cyberpunk feature Akira, his third ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Persona 4,’ ‘Appleseed Alpha’

Persona 4: The Animation – Complete Collection Aniplex/Sentai: $79.98, Blu-ray (4 discs) Persona 4 is a welcome rarity: An animated series based on a computer game that people ... Continue Reading →
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Guests Set for Anime Midwest Convention

Anime Midwest, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more has announced its lineup of featured guests at this year’s convention from July ... Continue Reading →
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FX Sweetens the Toon Deal

This month, the cable network debuts Chozen, an intriguing new animated series about a white ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Jumpstarts Dormant ‘Akira’ Movie

Here’s some good news for diehard fans of the seminal 1988 anime feature Akira. Variety reports that director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) is in discussions to return to lead ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo Packs a Lifetime in 12-Minute ‘Combustible’

During a recent interview, Katsuhiro Ŏtomo said that he wished he had a time machine so that he could travel to different periods in history. With his new 12-minute, animated short ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo’s ‘Combustible’ Wins Japan’s Media Arts Award

Katsuhiro Otomo’s acclaimed animated short Combustible won Japan’s prestigious Media Arts Award on Thursday (Dec. 13). Set in mid-18th-century Edo (the old name for Tokyo), the ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo to Appear at Platform Animation Fest

Killer news for anime fans: Katsuhiro Otomo, the legendary director of Akira (for which he also wrote and illustrated the original manga), is set to make his first U.S. public appearance ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo’s ‘Short Peace’ to Screen at Hiroshima Fest

Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will present parts of his new Short Peace anthology project at the upcoming Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. Produced by the animation team at Sunrise, ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Fest Announces Fantastic Lineup

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Animation Festival will feature the West Coast premiere of Bibo Bergeron’s 3-D feature A Monster in Paris, as well as revivals of The Iron Giant, Team America: ... Continue Reading →