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Pokémon TCG "Trading Please!" Promo Card On Auction At Heritage
A rarity in its own right due to its enigmatic artist, Imakuni?, this Japanese card from the Pokémon TCG is also interesting due to its strange effect, and its holofoil back face Prospective bidders should note that they have until Tuesday, August 17th, at 7:50 PM Central Time (or 8:50 PM Eastern Time) to place a[...]
One Piece: The Straw Hats Pirates Get Real for Japanese Commercial
Luffy is being played by actor/model/photographer/director Takumi Saitoh; with three-bladed swordsman Zoro played by Hiroyuki Ikeuchi (Ip Man).  Rounding out the crew is Daigo as Usopp, and Yosuke Kubozuka as Sanji round out the cast of the project. Sadly, this isn't the actual cast of the One Piece television series, which is in production for Japanese television. One Piece was[...]
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters Unleashes a New Trailer Onslaught
Why waste time leveling Tokyo for the millionth time when you can upgrade your stomping grounds to include the entire planet? While probably not the basic premise that the proposed trilogy's creators had in mind, it's where we find ourselves with Netflix's new anime, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.
Netflix Readies Japanese Animated Series Aggrestuko, B: The Beginning
Working with some of Japan's top animation production, Netflix is readying a series based on popular Sanrio character Retsuko; and futuristic crime action drama from Ghost in the Shell producer Production I.G. Here's a look at both upcoming Netflix series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=MvClxgjYJZ4Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Introducing… Aggretsuko! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=MvClxgjYJZ4) Aggrestuko (Spring 2018): Based on Sanrio's Japanese popular[...]
Batman Ninja Gets First Teaser, Images From DC, Warner Bros. Japan
And then there's that matter of a giant machine of destruction laying waste to the Japanese countryside that's just a little concerning.. Credit: Warner Bros. Source: Kotaku Credit: Warner Bros. Since it was first announced during New York Comic Con 2017 (NYCC 2017) that Warner Bros Japan and DC Entertainment would be collaborating on an anime called Batman[...]
Amazon's About FACE: Orders First Original Japanese Sci-fi Series
For James Farrell, head of Asia Pacific content at Amazon Prime Video, the decision to diversify their programming to this extent seem only logical: "Following our drama series such as Kamen Rider Amazons and Tokyo Vampire Hotel, this is Amazon Prime Video's first Japanese Amazon Original series set in the world of cyber crime." For those new[...]
Live Action Adaptation Of Blade Of The Immortal Is Coming To North America
Following close on the heels of its Japanese premiere back on April 29th, Takashi Miike's live-action adaptation of the classic manga Blade of the Immortal has been picked up for a North American release by Magnet Releasing Magnet is the genre division of Magnolia Pictures, and has previously released such films as 13 Assassins and[...]
How Legion Lifts From Tetsuo: The Iron Man – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh
I had a nagging feeling that I had seen this all before. Then it dawned on me: much of the trippy style of Legion has been lifted from Shinya Tsukamoto's 1989 indie Japanese cyberpunk-horror movie Tetsuo, or as the West retitled it, Tetsuo: The Iron Man ("Tetsuo" already means "iron man" in Japanese, so the Western[...]
Will We Get A Supaidaman Series from Marvel? It's In Your Hands.
How many Spider-Man comics would you like? There's Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Silk, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man and Web Warriors. Room for another? As well as Spider-Girl? Well, what about Supaidaman? The Japanese adaptation of the character into a TV series that ran in the late seventies Divorced from any stab at Marvel continuity, it features[...]
Is This A Japanese Doctor Who Parody Or Something Else?
It's titled as a Japanese Doctor Who The poster says he found it on an old video tape and it may be from the 70's or 80's If it is real, then why hasn't it popped up way before this? If it's fake, they did a really nice job of making it feel authentic. Either way,[...]