Avatar: The Last Airbender (Image: Nickelodeon)

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1: Our 5 Series-Defining Moments

Growing up, I only watched a handful of episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Unfortunately for Nickelodeon, the love of my life growing up was Cartoon Network which always supplied me with the best anime and cartoons. This also means I got to miss out on one of the best cartoons I have ever watched, […]

Batwoman, BTS Army, NASCAR, WWE, Live PD & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Lili Reinhart, Colin Kaepernick, Katy Keene & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly heaven where I look back at Bleeding Cool's television (BCTV) coverage from the past week to bestow some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what has become of the television landscape. The week leading into a July 4th weekend tends to be a bit […]

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Lord of the Rings, Cowboy Bebop, Sweet Tooth Get NZ Border Exemptions

New Zealand was one of the countries that addressed the COVID-19 pandemic early on, instituting measures that have nearly eradicated the case numbers- including shutting down its borders. Now, the country's Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment has announced that Amazon Prime's "The Lord of the Rings" series, Netflix's live-action adaptation of anime Cowboy Bebop, and […]

A look at Naruto (Image: Funimation)

Funimation, VIZ Media Bringing Original Naruto Series to Streamer

While it may not have the long lines or wonderfully-priced "dirty water dogs" of the old ways of "con-ing," FunimationCon is doing its best to still give anime fans all of the news and previews they expect. Not looking to waste any time, Funimation announced Friday morning that it was partnering with VIZ Media to […]

A still from the Crunchyroll interview with Junji Ito, wherein Ito welcomes his audience to the Winchester Mystery House.

Uzumaki: Junji Ito Talks Inspirations, Fears at Winchester House

In a recent interview with Crunchyroll, Junji Ito, the mangaka (or writer/illustrator) of the acclaimed manga Uzumaki among many others, describes his inspiration for an assortment of his works. This interview was conducted at the infamous Winchester Mystery House, known for its ever-expanding array of rooms and its presence in the movie Winchester, as well as meriting a […]

: BCTV Top 30 Influencers 2020 Mid-Year Report Card

Star Trek, Lucifer, AHS & More: BCTV 2020 Influencers Mid-Year Report

So back at the beginning of the year, we published The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020, a look inside the BCTV "crystal ball" to predict the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows that would have a major influence on our viewing habits as we rolled through 2020 – and beyond. We made some changes […]

A look at live-action series that would make great anime, lile Preacher with a Cowboy Bebop vibe (Images: AMC/Sunrise)

Preacher Done Cowboy Bebop Style? 5 Shows Begging to Be Made Anime

We have seen anime brought to life before, but today we're switching things up. Today we talk about which live-action shows would make great anime. It seems it might be a bit more effective to translate live-action shows into animated form than the other way around considering all the failed attempts at making live-action versions […]


Cyberpunk: Edgerunners: Studio Trigger Producing Netflix Anime Spinoff

Netflix, CD Projekt Red, and Studio Trigger announced an all-new original anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners set in the same universe as the upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. The 10-episode series will premiere in 2022 once the game has been well underway and infiltrated the public consciousness for over a year. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a standalone story […]

The VIZ Media cover for Junji Ito's terrifying horror manga Uzumaki, which will soon be adapted into an anime series.

Horror Anime Uzumaki Storyboard Taken Right From Junji Ito's Manga

Junji Ito's horror-manga masterpiece Uzumaki is being adapted into a four-part anime, but concerns with their scheduled deadlines due to the COVID-19 have been very apparent. Still, it is clear from the following storyboard stills, linked on Twitter from the official Uzumaki anime profile, that its team is on-schedule and still working diligently to ensure that […]

The Promised Neverland live-action series is coming to Amazon (Image: Viz)

The Promised Neverland: Amazon Lands Live-Action Adaptation Series

It appears hit Japanese manga series The Promised Neverland will be taking the next step in its on-screen evolution, with Heroes star Masi Oka, writer and director Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse), and Vertigo Entertainment bringing a live-action series to Amazon. With Rothman directing and Meghan Malloy (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse) writing the pilot, […]

Cardcaptor Sakura image from Madhouse.

Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon, Ranma 1/2 and More: My Anime Comfort Food

I am a big enthusiast of the 90's anime I grew up with. I re-watch them like crazy, especially now that I have been working from home. While I look for new anime to watch, I still keep running back to my comfort shows in order to keep a better mind-set and sometimes escape reality […]

A look behind the scenes of Netflix's Cowboy Bebop (Image: Netflix).

Cowboy Bebop Writer: Netflix Adapt Won't "Scarlett Johansson" Anime

Between series star John Cho's injury and the COVID-19-related production shutdown, the news vibe on Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop series had been quiet for some time. But over the past few weeks (and with word that filming location New Zealand is opening back up for film and television productions), fans have had reason to feel […]

Ein at the table read for Cowboy Bebop, courtesy of Netflix.

Cowboy Bebop EP, Writer Talk John Cho, Update Netflix Series Status

It's been a little more than a month since writer and executive producer Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Lost) revealed that Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop series was already working up scripts for a second season. Since that time, good news momentum continues to build with executive producer Marty Adelstein and writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach. First up, Adelstein spoke […]

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Anime Expo Lite Details: Free 2-Day Livestream Event Set for July 3-4

Good news, anime fans. Even in the current home lockdown/social isolating world, The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) knows your "anime feels" need to be fed even when you can't leave your home. So get ready to say hello to Anime Expo Lite, a two-day live stream event running from July 3 […]

Cardcaptor Sakura series Clow Card and Sakura Card arrive on Netflix in the US and Canada June 1, courtesy of CLAMP.

Cardcaptor Sakura Finds Time to Save My Day Before Netflix Debut

Okay, folks. Nothing to worry about anymore. Everything will be alright now that CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura is coming to Netflix. If there is something the world could use right now is a little comfort, and what better way to get the magical "fuzzy feels" than with the magical girl we all love, Sakura Kinomoto? Coming […]

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime Is Power Fantasy For Gamers

That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime is a pretty self-explanatory title. It tells you exactly what the story is about. And who would have thought this Light Novel (Young Adult) series would end up becoming a semi-major franchise that spawned a number of manga series and an anime? Why people in Japan, that's […]

Junji Ito Talks New Uzumaki Anime | Interview

Uzumaki Anime Adapt Process Has Junji Ito Feeling Like He's "Dreaming"

In an interview with Crunchyroll recently published on YouTube, horror manga creator Junji Ito spoke about the origins of his work writing manga, the adaptation process with which his acclaimed manga Uzumaki will become an anime (to be released later this year), and some important tidbits of information surrounding the anime. He even implied what may be […]

A look at the recording of the Cowboy Bebop charity song, courtesy of Funimation.

Cowboy Bebop Cast, Composer Yoko Kanno Release COVID-19 Charity Song

Yoko Kanno might be one of the greatest pop and soundtrack composers in the world. She's certainly one of the coolest. She will always be known and loved for the soundtrack of Cowboy Bebop. The anime series, which premiered back in 1988. Her music created the perfect mood for a pop-jazz show about down-on-their-luck bounty […]

Ash and Pikachu continue their adventures in Pokemon Journeys: The Series, courtesy of Netflix.

Pokemon Journeys Making Netflix-Exclusive U.S. Debut This June

Netflix and The Pokemon Company International are teaming up to bring Pokémon Journeys: The Series stateside, announcing on Thursday that future seasons of the animated series will premiere exclusively on the streaming service in the U.S. To kick off the new deal, viewers can look forward to the first 12 episodes of the upcoming 23rd […]

Digimon Adventure is back for a new generation, courtesy of Toei Animation.

Digimon Adventure 2020 Season 1 Episode 2 War Game Review

The second episode of Digimon Adventure 2020 was a worthy follow-up to the season opener, packed with action while introducing us to other characters with overwhelming us with too much, too soon. It felt like we were given just enough to grab our interest in seeing where several side storylines go. It might seem to […]