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New Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer Delivers Stunning Anime Action

New Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer Delivers Stunning Anime Action
Have you been looking for some monster action to help hold you over until Godzilla 2 arrives? It looks like this could do the trick. Godzilla: Monster Planet, the first ever Godzilla anime in the history of the legendary monster, is just around the corner. The movie is going to debut first in Japan, before arriving on Netflix, for those of us who don't live there. Now, a brand new trailer for the movie has arrived online, giving us our best look yet at this new take on the King of the Monsters.

This isn't the first trailer we've seen for Godzilla: Monster Planet, but it's easily the one most likely to get fans interested. It not only gives a better idea of what to expect, but we get a whole lot of Godzilla action. This bulky version of the legendary kaiju looks to take more inspiration from the 2014 live-action version,
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Movie Review – Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)

Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, 2017.

Directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

Featuring the voice talents of Kana Hanazawa, Gen Hoshino, Aoi Yūki, Hiroshi Kamiya, and Junichi Suwabe.


The animated story of a girl and her admirer as they spend a surreal night of drinking, partying and searching for each other…

A wild ride through a strange and surreal dream landscape, Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a beautiful and compelling viewing experience.

Masaaki Yuasa’s (Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy) first theatrical release for fourteen years is a wild ride indeed. Following the graceful and determined Girl with Black Hair (Kana Hanazawa) as she artfully navigates the abstract absurdities of Kyoto nightlife, the film is a joyful lesson in extremities. Extreme drinking, extreme eating and extreme visualisations of life at play all show up in a seismic bolt of anime.

Powering her way through drinking contests, pub crawls and
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New Trailer for Toho’s Animated Godzilla Movie Reveals Pivotal Showdown in the Future

Before Godzilla returns to the big screen in live-action form, you can see the radioactive reptile wreak havoc in Toho's new animated Godzilla movie that will be released on Netflix after a theatrical run in Japan. The Japanese trailer for the film takes you into the future for an epic showdown between humans and the creature who now rules their world.

"Since it was first released as a feature film in 1954, “Godzilla” has become a colossal cultural icon loved by millions around the world. The 2016 release of “Shin Godzilla”, directed by Hideaki Anno, reinvigorated the franchise with a novel and realistic depiction of the iconic monster story, earning 82.5 million Us dollars at the box-office and capturing the imagination of new and old fans alike. Now in 2017, Godzilla evolves in an unexpected direction as a feature-length animated film.

The animated movie takes the franchise into uncharted territory -- a harsh world
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A Godzilla Anime Film is Coming to Netflix

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Netflix is diving deep into the anime game with a baker's dozen of new titles.  One of those titles is a Godzilla animated film!

Earlier today, we reported that Netflix was working on a remake of Saint Seija, Knights of the Zodiac Series, but that just happens to be one part of a bigger venture Netflix is undergoing.  On Netflix's insider page, they've announced 13 animes coming to the streaming service, at various times.  The extensive list is as follows:

Cannon Busters Devilman Crybaby B: The Beginning (formerly Perfect Bones) Sword Gai: The Animation A.I.C.O. Incarnation Lost Song Rilakkuma Series Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya Baki Fate/Apocrypha Kakegurui Children of the Whales Godzilla

You read that last one right.  Godzilla is coming to Netflix!  What makes it better is that, unlike some of the other animes on this list, it's coming in 2017!  However, it's set to be an animated film,
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Netflix Picks Up 12 New Anime Series Projects and Godzilla Movie; Watch Some Trailers!

Netflix is going all in on anime as they add the eagerly anticipated Godzilla movie and 12 other projects to their slate of upcoming programming. Deadline says in addition to the series the network is also overseeing the development of Cannon Busters, Devilman Crybaby, B: The Beginning, and Knights Of The Zodiac: Saint Seiya just to name a few.

The Godzilla and Saint Seiya grabs really show that Netflix is working to grab their Western audience who loves anime, but with competitors like Crunchyroll and Funimation (who was recently bought by Sony) in the mix, who knows if they'll be able to compete on that front. Time will tell, but the addition of so many projects seems promising for the future of anime on the platform.

Below you'll find details photos and some trailer for the anime projects that Netflix has picked up!

Cannon Busters

Created, directed and executive produced
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"Godzilla: Monster Planet"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the upcoming animated 'kaiju', Toho release "Godzilla: Monster Planet", the first film in a new trilogy, premiering November 2017 on Netflix:

"...in the year 2048, the human race is forced to leave Earth after decades of losing against 'Godzilla' and other giant monsters. They take a twenty year journey to another planet called 'Tau Cetie', but upon arrival, they discover that the planet has become uninhabitable. 

"As living conditions on their ship deteriorate, a young man named 'Haruo' spearheads a movement to return to Earth and take it back from the monsters. 

"The ship successfully makes the return voyage, but the crew discovers that twenty thousand years have passed and Earth's ecosystem has evolved, with Godzilla reigning atop the new monster food chain..."

"Godzilla: Monster Planet", is directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, starring the voice talents of Yuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano,
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Godzilla: Monster Planet (2017) Teaser Trailer: Kaijus Have Taken Over the World

Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer and Poster Hiroyuki Seshita, Kôbun Shizuno‘s Godzilla: Monster Planet (2017) teaser trailer and movie poster stars Yuki Kaji, Mamoru Miyano, Kana Hanazawa, Junichi Suwabe, and Takahiro Sakurai. Godzilla: Monster Planet‘s plot synopsis: “Years into the future and the human race has been defeated several times by [...]

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First Trailer For Toho's Godzilla: Monster Planet Anime Film

Toho has released the first trailer for their Godzilla: Monster Planet anime film and it looks pretty freakin' awesome! This first trailer gives us a great tease of what this movie will entail and it's very different from anything we've ever seen from the Godzilla franchise! The story is set 20,000 years in the future and the planet Earth is ruled by Godzilla and other kaiju monsters and the humans want to take it back!

This film will be Toho's 30th Godzilla movie and I can't wait to see it! Here's the detailed synopsis:

The last summer of the 20th century. On that day, the human race realized that they were not the only ruler of the planet earth.

The emergence of gigantic monsters “kaiju” and the ultimate existence that even can destroy the kaijus, Godzilla. After half-century of the war against the kaijus, the human race repeatedly defeated and decided to escape from the earth.
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First Story Details for Toho's Godzilla: Monster Planet Anime Movie With New Poster Art

Last year it was announced that Toho was developing a Godzilla anime film for Netflix. As a fan of anime and Godzilla, this is a project I'm really excited about. We now have some new information to share with you regarding the plot, and we have some new concept art thanks to CrunchyRoll.

The anime film will be called Godzilla: Monster Planet, and it will mark Toho's 30th Godzilla movie! This film is also going to tell a story unlike any other Godzilla story we've seen before as it's set 20,000 years in the future and the planet Earth is ruled by Godzilla and other monsters.

The film focuses on a character named Haruo, featured in the poster above, who returns to Earth after the human race leaves it at the turn of the 20th century after Godzilla and other Kaiju beasts rise up and drive them out. Haruo's parents were killed by Godzilla,
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Godzilla Animated Movie Title, Story, Poster and Art Unveiled

Godzilla Animated Movie Title, Story, Poster and Art Unveiled
Back in January, fans got their first look at Toho's first ever Godzilla anime movie, which is slated for release in Japan later this year. Earlier this month, Netflix picked up the streaming rights to this movie, which will be released theatrically in Japan before debuting worldwide on the popular streaming service. Today we have a new poster for this highly-anticipated anime movie, which doesn't give us a glimpse at Godzilla himself, but we do get to to see this futuristic world. We also have new concept art and the official synopsis.

The last summer of the 20th century. On that day, the human race realized that they were not the only ruler of the planet earth. The emergence of gigantic monsters "kaiju" and the ultimate existence that even can destroy the kaijus, Godzilla. After half-century of the war against the kaijus, the human race repeatedly defeated and decided to escape from the earth.
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New Godzilla Anime Coming from Netflix & Toho

In recent years, monster fans have heard the mighty roar of the radioactive reptile, and the King of the Monsters shows no signs of slowing down, as Netflix and Toho are now teaming up for a new anime Godzilla project.

The Godzilla anime will be released globally on Netflix after a Japanese theatrical release via Toho. An exact release date and trailer have not yet been revealed, but you can check out concept art from the anime below, via the official site.

Press Release: Tokyo, Japan 13 March 2017 - Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, today announced an exciting addition to its slate, an original Japanese animation based on the Godzilla character, which will have its exclusive premiere on Netflix worldwide following a Toho theatrical release in Japan.

The first-ever high quality animation of the iconic global monster franchise is set to offer an epic re-imagining of the Godzilla world of the future.
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Godzilla Anime Coming to Netflix

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After more than 50 years, the King of the Monsters is getting the anime treatment. Toho is producing their first-ever Godzilla anime film, which will be heading to Netflix later this year.

After years of inactivity, the Godzilla franchise has become very productive lately. 2014 gave us Gareth EdwardsGodzilla, which will spawn a sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019. A Japanese version by Toho called Shin Godzilla came out last year, winning Best Picture at the Japanese Academy Awards. And 2020 will give us the long-awaited crossover remake Godzilla vs. King Kong. On top of all that, we’re getting an anime film.

According to the site Bloody Disgusting, Netflix Japan announced the new animated film via Twitter. Co-Produced by Toho and Polygon Pictures. The film will be scripted by Gen Urobuchi and co-directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno, along with a voice actor cast including Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai,
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Godzilla anime film headed to Netflix

For those of us that need something to whet our appetite for Krampus director Michael Dougherty’s far-off but much anticipated Godzilla: King of Monsters or the inevitable monster mash between Godzilla and King Kong, Netflix has announced it is bringing a Godzilla anime feature to the streaming service later this year.

This will mark Godzilla’s first feature anime outing, which is actually surprising considering that the franchise has been around since the 1950s. Here’s a look at some concept art, unveiled via the official Twitter account:

The Godzilla anime project will be produced Toho and animated by the prestigious Polygon Pictures. Kobun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin: Demi-Human) are directing, with Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass) penning the screenplay. Featuring in the voice cast are Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan), Takahiro Sakurai (Ajin: Demi-Human), Junichi Suwabe (Prince of Tennis), Tomokazu Sugita (Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker), Kana Hanazawa (Blame!
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First Look at New Godzilla Anime Movie

First Look at New Godzilla Anime Movie
Back in August, the legendary Japanese studio Toho announced they were making their first ever Godzilla anime movie, with Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita directing from a script by popular graphic novel and anime movie writer Gen Urobuchi. We haven't had any updates since then, but today Toho has not only announced the first six cast members, but also released the first pieces of concept art. The anime movie will feature the voices of Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita, although no details were given for their characters.

The cast members and concept art were released on the film's new official website, Godzilla-Anime.com, with Anime News Network revealing that all six cast members will be featured in a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on Sunday, March 26. No plot details have been released at this time, but Toho and Polygon Pictures are aiming for a 2017 release date,
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Godzilla Anime Gets New Concept Art and Cast Announcement

In case you weren't aware, Toho and Polygon Pictures have been collaborating for the past year on an exciting looking Godzilla anime! Judging from the new concept art (pictured below), it looks like the series is a mixture of Gundam meets kaiju? I like the idea of human piloted mechs searching out Godzilla, as that's something that an actual film would have trouble accomplishing without a massive budget! 

Those who deeply follow the world of anime may be excited to learn that the cast includes Yuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa, and Mamoru Miyano! Those names don't mean too much to me personally, but Crunchyroll seemed very high up on the castings. Expect to hear more about this project and possibly see a teaser sometime in late March!
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We Without Wings DVD Review

Director: Shinji Ushiro

Starring: Ai Matayoshi, Mary Morgan, Hiro Shimono, Joel McDonald, Hiroaki Miura, Ricco Fajardo, Junichi Suwabe, Scott Freeman, Mayumi Yoshida, Felecia Angelle, Ryoko Ono, Milly Prowler

Running Time: 325 minutes

Certificate: 18

They may be without wings but the characters in this sexually aggressive anime certainly have plenty of boob and panties. An early scene in this series has a character arguing about the portrayal of Japanese stereotypes regarding young girls in schoolgirl outfits before delivering every stereotype it can muster. The show is based on a visual novel series, which is essentially an interactive story on videogame systems where the player can choose certain outcomes and paths. No doubt playing the games amplifies the idea of living through sordid fantasies but here we are simply subjected to watching a number of characters act in sexually charged immature fashion.

The box art claims this to be a parody, but there
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Blood C: The Last Dark DVD Review

Director: Naoyoshi Shirotani

Starring: Nana Mizuki, Alexis Tipton, Kenji Nojima, Robert McCollum, Ai Hashimoto, Jad Saxton, Atshusi Abe, Chris Burnett, Junichi Suwabe, J. Michael Tatum

Running Time: 107 minutes

Certificate: 15

One year after the events of the series, Blood C: The Last Dark picks up with our protagonist Saya, now in a world where a curfew prevents young people from being out after dark. This plot device, paired with the vampiric elements, obviously works well together as each longs to break the rules. Meanwhile, the suspicious acts of the government hint towards more sinister reasons for such conservatism.

Like the series it spins from, Blood C: The Last Dark is beautifully animated. In fact, it pushes the boundaries even further by creating a mixture of traditional anime and CG elements in order to create a versatile and vibrant world. The opening scenes have you questioning whether certain aspects, such as the locations,
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Deadman Wonderland Blu-ray Review

Director: Koichi Hatsumi,

Starring: Romi Park, Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Monica Riel, Iori Nomizu, Leah Clark, Junichi Suwabe, Eric Vale

Running Time: 325 minutes

Certificate: 18

Deadman Wonderland is a gratuitous mix of everything exploitation cinema. Taking its cues from the likes of The Running Man, Battle Royale, and Death Race, it sees a 14 year-old boy wrongly convicted of massacring his class. Sent to Deadman Wonderland, an amusement park where criminals take part in games, he finds himself fighting for his life and not just his freedom. Hardly an original tale, but the use of such a young protagonist adds an extra bit of sympathy and danger to proceedings that charge the violence to excruciating levels. The show also kicks things into overdrive from the outset which is great for you action junkies, but also means we miss out on a lot humanising early on. Unlucky lead, Ganta, would have really been
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Kids On The Slope The Complete Collection DVD Review

Director: Shinichiro Watanabe,

Starring: Rayohei Kimura, Chris Patton, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Andrew Love, Yuuka Nanri, Rebekah Stevens, Aya Endo, Maggie Fleknoe, Junichi Suwabe, David Matranga,

Running Time: 300 minutes

Certificate: 12

After the unmitigated success of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, the world of anime waited for Shinichiro Watanabe’s next hit. Surprisingly, it came in the form of this coming-of-age tale focused on jazz music and friendship. Certainly a calmer and subtler story to tell, but is it any lesser for its simplicity? That would be a resounding and unequivocal “No”! Kids On The Slope is a dramatic show with a lot of heart but an even greater amount of honesty.

Kaoru (Kimura/Patton) and Sentaro (Hosoya/Love) are at opposite ends of the student spectrum, Kaoru being the honour student and Sentaro being the fists before thoughts rebel. Unsurprisingly, the two become friends through a series of events which eventually reveals
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Bakuman Season 1 DVD Review

Director: Kenichi Kasai, Noriaki Akitaya,

Starring: Atsushi Abe, Satoshi Hino, Hirofumi Nojima, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ayako Kawasumi, Ayumi Fujimura, Hirofumi Nojima, Junichi Suwabe, Kenyuu Horiuchi,

Running Time: 600 minutes

Certificate: 12

In a sea of anime that is mostly dedicated towards the latest harem romantic comedies and fight filled action fests, Bakuman is a well needed breath of fresh air. It’s a quieter and subtler anime that makes an unexpectedly thrilling tale. It’s unexpected because the show is based on a manga and is centred around the writing of a manga. No surprise that such a story would reach its desired audience on the printed page, but are the ins and outs of developing a Japanese comic ripe for a televised serial? The answer is a resounding yes.

Middle School students Mashiro (Abe) and Takagi (Hino), team up as artist and writer with the plan to develop a serial manga which
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