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‘Art of Akira’ Showcases Largest Collection of ‘Akira’ Production Art [Exclusive]


Most ComicsAlliance readers are no doubt familiar with Akira, the landmark animated science fiction film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, based on his manga. Its accolades are legion, and Akira has been canonized in every conceivable sense since its premiere in 1988...

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Madhouse’s ‘Redline’ Anime Is A Hurricane of Spectacle And Originality [Video]


A cursory glance at the front page of popular anime streaming site Crunchyroll will give you a pretty good idea of what the anime industry looks like in 2010. The industry is fairly well dominated by by-the-numbers shonen, borderline creepy moe, the umpteenth version of "Gundam," and big-boobed softcore tease cartoons for shut-ins...

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Tony Stark Is Turning Japanese in Iron Man Anime Intro [Video]


Iron Man is a pretty good fit for anime, if you think about it: a brilliant, arrogant playboy billionaire who dons a mechanical suit often to fight other mechanical suited menaces in explosive mechanical battles over glittering cityscapes...

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Soulja Boy’s Love of Japanese Animation Explored in ‘Anime’ [Video]


If you think you wasted a few too many hours of your life indulging in the anime offerings of Cartoon Network, Soulja Boy may have you beat. His well-documented passion for Superman and the cast of "Dragon Ball Z" aside, the rapper's taste for other animated fare is finally being explored in his recent "Anime" and "Death Note Mixtape" releases...

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Fan-Made Doctor Who Anime Packs in the Dalek Action


Have you ever sat at home in your favorite thinking chair, scratching your head and wondering aloud why no one has ever pursued the idea of a "Doctor Who" anime, particularly one created in the early 1990s...

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First Look at Steven Sanders’ Anime and Fetish Inspired Pin-Ups [EXCLUSIVE]


Now that Kieron Gillen and Steven Sanders' "S.W.O.R.D." run has wrapped, fans may be wondering where the quasi-controversial Beast re-designer will turn up next. While the wheels are turning on the artist's next paneled project, Sanders has taken a short sabbatical of sorts to clear his head and experiment illustrating subject matter he had previously shied away from...

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Osamu Tezuka’s X-Rated ‘Cleopatra’ Movie


One of the great all-time masters of manga, "Astro Boy" creator Osamu Tezuka has certainly helped create his share of legendary anime series as well. But until Dash Shaw pointed it out at Comics Comics, I was unaware that Tezuka had made an X-Rated animated film about Cleopatra ( a...

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The Most Offensive Anime Line Of All Time?


Okay, let me preface this by stating that I do not condone repeating half of what I've heard in the anime I've viewed over the years. From kid-friendly poop jokes to teen misogyny to very, very adult-oriented insults, much of anime suffers from a, how do you say...

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Japanese Game Developer Square Enix Head Hazards A Theory On The Nation’s Manga Sales Supremacy


As far as suits were concerned, in the early 2000s manga (and anime) were the next big thing. Aside from the occasional nagging quality issues, most comic fans couldn't complain. The market may have become flooded and bookstore space may have competed with traditional graphic novels, but by golly, stuff was finally widely available...

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Marvel Anime Trailers Released for ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Wolverine’


The first trailers from the first two Marvel anime series, "Iron Man" and "Wolverine," were screened at the Marvel Animation panel at Comic-Con, giving fans an early glimpse of the marriage between the superhero publisher and the Japanese animation studio Madhouse...

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