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ANIME DVD UPDATE: Robotech 2-Movie Collection

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 19, 2013 3:00 AM
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The 1985 syndicated series Robotech lives on today with sequels, prequels, comic books, toys, a devoted fan base and a live action movie in development at Warner Bros. (produced by Tobey Maguire). Now the Robotech saga continues with this upcoming DVD/blu-ray release.
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ANIME REVIEW: "Tiger & Bunny"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • June 3, 2013 2:00 PM
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Mismatched duos have been a staple of comic strips and animation since Bud Fisher’s "Mutt and Jeff" debuted in 1907; It’s a story device that seems infinitely recyclable, and the latest unlikely duo to prove it are crime-fighters Kotetsu "Wild Tiger" Kaburagi and Barnaby "Bunny" Brooks, Jr., in Tiger & Bunny.

Watch the 10-Minute Cannes Trailer for Osamu Tezuka's "Buddha 2"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 21, 2013 12:03 AM
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This past week, at the Cannes Film Festival, Toei has unveiled this ten-minute preview for their anime epic Buddha 2: Endless Journey. Based on Osamu Tezuka's classic manga series, the second part of a planned trilogy, the feature is scheduled to be released theatrically in Japan in February 2014.

REVIEW: A Letter To Momo

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 24, 2013 3:01 AM
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Hiroyuki Okiyura's latest directorial effort, A Letter to Momo, which has its Los Angeles premiere at the LA Children’s Film Festival on April 26 at 7:30 pm, is by turns, rude, funny, dramatic and touching.

REVIEW: Mamoru Hosoda's "Wolf Children"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 22, 2013 6:00 AM
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Although very different in tone from his previous features, Wolf Children, which screens April 27 at the Los Angeles Children's Film Festival, further confirms Mamoru Hosoda as one of most interesting and original writer-directors currently working in Japan.

Trailer for "Kick Heart" by Masaaki Yuasa

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 21, 2013 1:38 PM
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Here's the teaser for an exciting new short film being directed by anime genius Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game).

In 'The New Kyoto Arc,' Rurouni Kenshin Grapples with Dilemma Unlike Any American Animated Hero

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • March 29, 2013 7:00 PM
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Although American kids have a reputation for being uninterested in history and geography, tens of thousands of follow the adventures of a samurai warrior-turned-pacifist as he travels from Tokyo to Kyoto in 19th century Japan.