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Psycho-Pass Anime Gets Renewed for 3rd Season

People with a taste for cyberpunk crime shows might remember Psycho-Pass, which is a Japanese franchise that started up with a very successful season of anime that was broadcast from October of 2012 to March of 2013. On the strength of that single season, the franchise has seen a number of subsequent expansions, which include a second season for the anime, a couple of animated movies, a couple of manga, a number of novels, and even a video game. As a result, the popularity of the Psycho-Pass franchise should be evident. For those who are unfamiliar with the Psycho-Pass franchise,

Psycho-Pass Anime Gets Renewed for 3rd Season
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Godzilla: The Planet Eater Review

The ambitious, nihilistic Godzilla anime trilogy comes to a close with its grandest entry that may frustrate some, but feels fitting.

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Godzilla is such a fascinating property because he’s been around for over six decades and is arguably a larger cinematic icon than James Bond. The beast has gone through a number of reinventions over the years, but the most interesting of these facelifts have taken place in more recent years. Filmmakers have gone out of their way to deliver movies that aren’t your standard action-packed Godzilla endeavors.

After some of the more progressive, ambitious takes on the character, such as Shin Godzilla or Gareth Edwards’ reimagining of the franchise, the character is allowed to be more of a cipher that can hint at heavier issues. Yes, Netflix's Godzilla anime trilogy is about giant monsters that engage in all-out combat with the fate of a planet at stake,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Psycho-Pass

Have you heard of Psycho-Pass? It’s an interesting story and that’s putting it mildly. For anyone that’s a fan of anime, this is a story that is a must-see. If you don’t really consider yourself a fan, you might when you get done exploring this one. 1. It was developed for anime before anything else Almost every piece of Japanese anime was something else before it became anime entertainment. For the most part, it usually starts in the form of some type of light novel that has been serialized into manga and published in a magazine that caters to this

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Psycho-Pass
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Prime 1 Studio’s Batman Anime collectible statue available for pre-order

Earlier in the week we got a look at the first trailers for Warner Bros.’ new Batman Ninja movie [watch them here], and now Sideshow has released a batch of promotional images for Prime 1 Studio’s Batman statue from the upcoming anime feature. The DC collectible is limited to 500 pieces, and is available to pre-order now, priced at $1,299.; check it out here…

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Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the Ninja Batman from Batman Ninja (Animated Film). From the top creators in Japan, Batman Ninja is an upcoming Japanese animated film directed by Junpei Mizusaki (“Opening Animation for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Series”), animation production by Kamikaze Douga, screenplay by Kazuki Nakashima (“Gurren Lagann”, “Kill La Kill”), music by Yugo Kanno (“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Psycho-Pass”) and Takashi Okazaki, the creator of Afro Samurai, is the character designer for the animated film produced by Warner Bros.
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‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 Arriving Soon on Blu-ray & DVD

If you’re into your anime then you’ve likely seen, and loved Attack on Titan. The show is currently available on Netflix, however, they only have the first season. Fret not though as we’ve got all the details for when, and where, you can get you’re next fix all wrapped within the following press release.

The battle for humanity’s survival continues as the epic anime adventure Attack on Titan Season 2 arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray on February 26, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. With an all new 12-episode season, the struggles become more personal and the secrets of not only the Titans, but of those around them, will start to unravel.

Based on Hajime Isayama’s New York Times best-selling manga with over 2.5 million copies in print, Attack on Titantells the story of humanity’s last remnants, sheltered behind large “walls” in fear
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Final Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters Trailer Reveals Netflix Release Date

Netflix has released the final trailer for the upcoming anime feature, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, a little more than a week before the movie debuts on the streaming service. The movie already premiered in Japan and it's the first animated Godzilla movie in the history of the franchise, so it's kind of a big deal. Set to the theme song "White Out" by J-pop singer Xai, the trailer is an intense explosion of sound, color, and a lot of explosions. You can watch Godzilla: Planet of Monsters starting January 17th exclusively through Netflix. Interesting note though, Netflix currently has this marked as Part One. So, are they saving the second half of the movie for a later date?

The new trailer boasts the largest Godzilla that mankind has ever had to face. Set 20,000 years from now, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters centers on the premise that humans were forced
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‘Godzilla’ Animated Movie Trailer Reveals the Title Terror and a Monster Planet

Recently, Netflix went all-in in the anime department by announcing a slate of 12 series coming to the streaming giant. That news included word of the upcoming animated Godzilla movie, one that's expected to see the title monster evolve in more ways than one. Scripted by Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass), this take on the iconic character takes viewers far into the future where a monstrous version of Earth has been under Godzilla's reign for 20,000 years. It's certainly a premise that hasn't been seen on the big screen before. But as the first trailer …
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Godzilla Animated Film Gets An Underwhelming Teaser

Godzilla is having something of a resurgence in the mainstream. In the past couple years, there have been a couple live-action films — one from America, and one from Japan. Additionally, we have a sequel on the way to Gareth Edwards’ version, as well as a new animated film from Toho Animation. Today, we’re here to take a look at what the animated film, Godzilla: Monster Planet has to offer.

The film come from the mind of famous screenwriter Gen Urobuchi, who anime fans will recognize as the scribe behind such hits as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Expelled From Paradise, and Psycho-Pass. The writer is well known for going big with his ideas. He hits big, but also tends to miss big as well.

Taking the helm are Hiroyuki Seshita and Kobun Shizuno. The former director is perhaps a bit more notable due to his involvement in the
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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 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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New Resident Evil CG-animated movie announced for 2017

Resident Evil fans have a lot to look forward to next year, what with the release of the latest instalment in the movie franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, along with the hotly-anticipated video game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Well, we can now add a CG-animated feature to that list, with Resident Evil: Vendetta announced at the Tokyo Game Show this past week. Here’s a couple of promotional images which were shown at Tgs:

The film, titled Biohazard: Vendetta in Japan, will feature the characters of Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers in an original story, which is said to be similar to the plot for the original videogame.

Takanori Tsujimoto (Bushido Man) is directing Vendetta from a script by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass), with Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) executive producing. It is set for release in Spring 2017 in Japan.
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Godzilla animated movie in the works, first concept art emerges

Ryan Lambie Aug 22, 2016

Japan's most famous kaiju is to get an animated feature film, as Toho announces the "big-scale" Godzilla...

Godzilla may have passed his 60th birthday, but the city-levelling creature still holds as much fascination as he ever did. Gareth Edwards' Us Godzilla film marked the kaiju's anniversary back in 2014, while this year's Shin Godzilla was a huge hit in Japan in June. The Japanese studio that created Godzilla (or Gojira, as he's known in the far east) isn't stopping with that hit, either.

According to Variety, Toho is in the process of making an animated movie, simply called Godzilla, which it describes as a "big-scale" feature film - a contrast from the fondly-remembered but goofy TV series co-created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s. Animation will be handled by Tokyo's Polygon Pictures, the studio behind such things as Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence and Transformers Prime. As such,
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Toho is Developing a "Big-Scale" Anime Godzilla Movie

Toho, the Japanese production company behind Godzilla, has announced that they will be developing the first feature-length anime Godzilla movie with Polygon Pictures! The movie is currently just called Godzilla, and it's scheduled to be released in 2017.

The film is being co-directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan series) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia). The script for the film is being written by Gen Urobuchi, who is a popular writer of graphic novels, light novels, and anime scripts. One of his most recent credits includes the 2015 feature animation film Psycho-Pass: The Movie. Shizuno offered up the following brief statement:

“We’re aiming to make a big-scale animation entertainment that people who love Godzilla and people who know nothing about him can both enjoy."

There's no information on what the story will entail, but we have the image above that comes from the official website. It looks like a sci-fi
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First-Ever Godzilla Animated Movie Coming from Toho in 2017

First-Ever Godzilla Animated Movie Coming from Toho in 2017
The 2014 stateside Godzilla remake from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards really energized the franchise's core base in Japan. The original studio behind the big monster was so rejuvenated by Gojira's box office prowess worldwide that they decided to embark on their own reboot, which arrived in that country this June titled Godzilla: Resurgence. It will be released in the U.S. later this year. Now, Toho isn't taking a rest, with their next movie already planned. Only, this one will be quite a bit different than anything they've ever done before. Yes, Toho is ready to unleash the first ever Godzilla animated movie!

This new feature film is simply titled Godzilla. And it will be released in Japan sometime in 2017. Tokyo-based Polygon Pictures is producing for Toho. Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita are directing the movie from a script by popular graphic novel and anime movie writer Gen Urobuchi.
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Round-Up: Sideshow’s Evil-Lyn Statue, The Dead Room Release Details, Psycho-pass Prequel Manga

Based on the character from the Masters of the Universe cartoon, Sideshow Collectibles’ Evil-Lyn statue will be shipped early next year. Also in this round-up: release details for both The Dead Room and the Psycho-Pass prequel manga.

Sideshow’s Evil-Lyn Statue: From Sideshow Collectibles: “Sideshow is proud to present the stunning sorceress, Evil-Lyn, who joins Skeletor and He-Man in our new statue collection inspired by the popular 80’s cartoon series, Masters of the Universe!

Skeletor could not hope for a more capable ally than the sinister and sultry Evil-Lyn -intelligent, fearless, and gifted with an incredible mastery of dark magic – that is, when she isn’t carrying out her own wicked schemes! Joined by her faithful falcon, Screeech, the conniving witch strikes a dramatic pose at the base of Snake Mountain in her signature headdress, intricate armor, and a dazzling costume that perfectly frames the serpent tattoos winding down her back.
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Netflix Teams With Attack On Titan Studio for Original Anime Series Perfect Bones

Netflix has teamed up with the animation studio who brought us Attack on Titan and Ghost in the Shell, Production I.G., to develop an original anime series called Perfect Bones.

The 12-episode series is being directed by Kazuto Nakazawa. According to the press release, the story is "set in the future where scientists have tried to create the ‘perfect human’ in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their ‘new humans’ for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.”

That definitely sounds like a great concept for an anime series, and I'm completely on board with it. This has the makings of something awesomely epic. Erik Barmack, vice president, international originals, said in a statement:

“We are incredibly excited to work with Production I.
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Badass Transforming “Dominator” Replica Gun From Cyberpunk Anime Psycho-pass

For those of you who have never seen the cyberpunk crime anime Psycho-Pass, the futuristic cops in the series carry a sidearm called the "Dominator." The gun has been recreated at a one-to-one scale replica, and it's loaded with all kinds of awesomeness! Not only does it transform between the "Paralyzer" and "Eliminator" modes, but it also features 217 Rgb LEDs, built-in speakers that play sound effects including 100 quotes from Noriko Hidaka, the actress who voices the gun in the show, it also has a small camera that offers real-time streaming capabilities to a smartphone as well as touch sensors on the grip that enable you to lock the gun.

The replica also comes in a special edition model that has a rosewood grip and a Public Safety Bureau insignia. The standard model will be available for pre-order in Japan on February 18th for roughly $700. If you're interested in the special
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A new CG-animated movie based on Resident Evil is in the works

A new CG-animated movie based on Resident Evil is in the works
A brand-new CG-animated movie based on Resident Evil is coming.

The forthcoming film's working title is Resident Evil CG 3 and will be the third animated adaptation of Capcom's long-running horror series - following suit of Biohazard 4D-Executer and Resident Evil: Damnation.

The movie will be written by Psycho-Pass's Makoto Fukami and directed by Hard Revenge Milly's Takanori Tsujimoto.

In addition, The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu is attached as an executive producer - allowing him to oversee the production.

Resident Evil game producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi is on board as well as an executive supervisor for the project.

Resident Evil CG 3 is slated for a 2017 worldwide release.

Meanwhile, Capcom's Resident Evil division is reportedly focusing on virtual reality and working on a new engine designed for the tech.
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Competition: Win ‘Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection’ on Blu-ray

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Leap into the world of Psycho-Pass, a thrilling, futuristic and gripping new crime drama brought to you by Production I.G. (Ghost In The Shell, Blood-c, The End Of Evangelion) that echoes hard-hitting film and TV series such as Minority Report, Judge Dredd and The Tomorrow People.

Brace yourself for a hardboiled, sci-fi thriller from the creator of Madoka Magica and the studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell. Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law. The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal. Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors.
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