Tag Archives: Anime

WarnerMedia’s Crunchyroll Invests In European Anime Firm Viz Media Group

The company, which is a division of Otter Media, has struck a deal that will bring together Crunchyroll’s global platform with Viz Media’s anime partners. The Hitotsubashi Group will retain a minority stake in the business. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCbD0z
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Kevin Smith Unveils Plans For ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ Anime Series At Netflix

The series will be produced by Mattel Television with Rob David, VP of Mattel TV and author of He-Man: the Eternity War, serving as an executive producer on the series. They have also assembled a team of impressive writers that will include Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas). Animation for the series is being done by Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania). – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RBSDQb

How Netflix and Other Streaming Services Are Doubling Down on Anime

The reach of anime goes way beyond Japan and the U.S. Google Trends shows that anime is searched most in Japan, followed by the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, and Peru at two through five. The site OtakuPlayPh.com, a resource for Filipino otaku (the Japanese word for geek), lists over 70 anime or cosplay conventions in 2019 in the Philippines alone. And Saudi Arabia has held a few anime conventions since 2017, despite protestations by religious Saudis. – Maxwell Williams, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Y8Rwxw

Anime drives streaming in Japan

Market share in Japan’s streaming sector is up for the taking. According to marketing firm GEM Partners, NTT Docomo’s dTV was the leader in 2018 with a share of 13.7%, but the figure is nearly half that of 2016. For Netflix, it held sixth place at 8.9%, up from 7.1% the year before. – Brett Bull, The Star Online » http://bit.ly/2LNR95L

John Cho and Three More Actors Cast in Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop anime has just dropped its first big casting reveal: Harold and Kumar star John Cho is playing series lead, the bounty hunter (and cool guy) known as Spike; Luke Cage star Mustafa Shakir is playing Jet Black, Spike’s partner and captain of the Bebop ship; and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda will play Faye Valentine, a bounty hunter with cryo-freeze amnesia who forms of tenuous partnership with Spike and Jet Black. – Kofi Outlaw, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/2UnS6F5

‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ comes to Netflix June 21st

Netflix’s flood of content includes a significant anime push — Ghost in the Shell, Ultraman — and as part of that it’s going to be the first streamer with Neon Genesis Evangelion on tap, worldwide. The classic series will go live on Netflix June 21st, complete with all 26 episodes plus the two films: Evangelion: Death True² and The End of Evangelion. – Richard Lawler, Engadget » https://ift.tt/2TZXkre

One-Punch Man Season 2 Premiere Date & Streaming Service Revealed

VIZ Media have now announced that One-Punch Man season 2 will premiere on April 9th, the same day the series begins in Japan, exclusively on Hulu with English subtitles. A dubbed release is likely to follow later this year, but this remains unconfirmed for the moment. Along with the announcement, Viz also released a brand new One-Punch Man poster for season 2. – Craig Elvy, Screen Rant » https://ift.tt/2HcTpQ9

Netflix Reviving ‘Ghost in the Shell’ as 2020 Anime — Please, No Whitewashed Voice Cast

The series, officially titled “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045,” is being co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama (“Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”) and Shinji Araki (“Appleseed”). It’s unclear at this point whether or not the project is a feature film or a television series. – Zack Sharf, IndieWire https://bit.ly/2Us180L
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