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
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
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. Madhouse's "Iron Man" anime is heading to G4
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.
Most of the tracks off the "Death Note Mixtape" have been floating around on YouTube for aw
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? England-based "Who" fan Paul "OtaKing" Johnson wondered the same thing, leading the professional translator and staunch "Who" fan to rectify this oversight with his very own fan-made 11-minute short animated video
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 shi
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-Rat
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
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
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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