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Full Ghost in the Shell Trailer Released

We’ve seen plenty of teasers for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live action adaptation. However, today is break from what we’ve seen so far. Finally, Paramount Pictures has released a full trailer for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film. Paramount Pictures has hosted the full trailer on their Youtube channel and you can check it out here: While we’ve seen a lot from the previous teaser trailers, the majority of the content involved action scenes without much explanation. This new trailer gives us the best look into what to expect from the film’s plot. The film seems to share a villain with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. By villain, I mean...


Aooni The Animation Trailer Released

Good news for fans of horror series out there. The upcoming feature film adaption of AoOni (which translates Blue Demon) put out a new trailer today, which you can view below: The feature film will follow an original story line that borrows themes from the source material. And by themes, I mean the basic premise seems to be the same; a bunch of students (and a teacher) get trapped in a close quarters situation with a murderous, strangely-shaped blue monster that’s trying to kill them all. AoOni is something of an internet success story. What began as a freeware horror game available to all on the internet has grown in popularity to the...


Naruto Live-Action Movie Production Announced

In what will surely join the ranks of terrible anime to film adaptations (*cough* Dragonball: Evolution *cough*), it was announced that the production for the adaptation of Naruto has begun. At the stage event Jump Festa on Saturday the 17th came the confirmation that Michael Gracey (alongside Lionsgate studio and creator Masashi Kishimoto) will be heading the production for Naruto.  The public has yet to see a full length film come from Michael Gracey, as his current movie, The Greatest Showman, is not expected to be released until 2017. The announcement also confirmed some of the staff that will be joining the production. This includes that the screenwriters will be Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (known for...


Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Trailer Is Here!

Today came the release of our first look into the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist trailer. Now not to point out how terrible the live-action Attack on Titan movie was, I am going to be pretty skeptical about how this movie will turn out. That being said, you can decide for yourself after watching the trailer below: The teaser shows actor Ryōsuke Yamada dressed up as the famous main character Edward Elric and tells us to expect the film in the winter of 2017. So hype or not, expect to see more about this movie in the upcoming months. Below is the official announcement from the Fullmetal Alchemist twitter account.


Your Name. English Dub Cast Revealed

Today, Funimation unveiled the English dub cast for the up and coming anime film, your name. Alongside the announcement of the cast came our very first preview of the film in English. Your Name. is now the 4th grossing anime film in Japan of all time. Directed by Makoto Shinkai who is known for his prior work such as: The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star  so you know you can expect a top quality movie. Your Name. tells the tale of two young people, Mitsuha and Taki, who yearn to be in someone else’s shoes. Mitsuha makes a wish that she could be living in the busy wards of Tokyo and away...


Ghost in the Shell Trailer Offers a Glimpse at Scarlett Johansson as the Major

We’ve seen bits and pieces of what Scarlett Johansson will look like as the Major, but now we finally have a full trailer for the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Visually, the film looks surprisingly good, although it’s hard to say whether Scarlett Johansson can do the role justice or not. One thing worth noting that seems to be making a lot of buzz today with the trailer’s release is that this film is not an adaptation of Stand Alone Complex. Instead, the film will follow the narrative of the 1995 film. For fans of the television anime, that might be somewhat jarring, but it’s good to see Hollywood attempting...


Mamoru Oshii Gives Ghost in the Shell Movie His Blessing

Personally, I really hope this film does not let us down. Ghost in the Shell is such a prized series that if this film gets messed up, Hollywood will have another black eye in terms of the adaptation department. That being said, the director of the original Ghost in the Shell movies, Mamoru Oshii, popped in the movie production to see how things were going. You can see what he had to say about the movie in the brief interview below: Saying that Scarlett Johansson has gone “above and beyond my expectations for the role” says a lot about the quality of what we can expect. For the original director to say that he...


Genocidal Organ Movie Preview Released

Today, the official site for the upcoming anime film Genocidal Organ began streaming their very first trailer. Check it out below: Genocidal Organ‘s story revolves around a world where the city of Sarajevo has been leveled by a nuclear bomb. Since then, all major democratic countries have devolved into surveillance states due to the fact that each of them have been experiencing mass genocide. The perpetrator, who appears to be an American man named John Paul, is being tracked down by intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd. Can Clavis track down John Paul in time to save the world from further genocide? Well the movie will be releasing on February 3rd of 2017, so you...


Say Hello To The Death Note PPAP Version You Didn’t Know You Wanted

In what can only be described as a bizarre internet obsession (let’s be honest here, there are all a little bizarre), “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” has taken the world by storm. The original artist PIKOTARO, released his video back in August. The original has amassed over 80 million in video views. So it was only a matter of time before a marketing team adopted it to capitalized on the recent phenomenon. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on who you are), the team behind the new live-action Death Note movie (called Death Note Light up the New World) thought it would be a great idea to have Ryuk perform the track. If you thought the original one was...


Girls und Panzer der Film is Finally Coming to the US

Today, Sentai Filmworks made the announcement that they are going to release the hit movie, Girls und Panzer der Film, across the United States. The film originally came out in 2015 in Japan and is a continuation of the anime series of the same name, Girls und Panzer, which originally debuted back in 2012. The film gathered a record breaking $24 million over the course of its run. The movie will be a continuation of the series and pick up where the original anime left off. According to Sentai Filmworks, the film will not only be an English dub, but also will be available through 30 different movie theaters. To see a...


Black Butler Film Teases New Images and Promo Video

The official site for the upcoming film for the Black Butler series, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic, released a smorgasbord of new promotional content today. Included among the list is a new promotional trailer, additions to the cast, a new movie poster, and the plans for a special screening of the film on a cruise ship. That last one really sticks out but I’ll admit is pretty suitable for a series like Black Butler. Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic PV2 by pKjd The new cast includes Ryohei Kimura as Charles Grey, Tomoaki Maeno as Charles Phips, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Viscount Druitt. The new image from the official site teases the designs of...


Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Gets NA Theater Run

This is certainly a bit of a surprise (to me anyway). The latest film in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, is actually slated to hit movie theaters in the United States and Canada. While the release is a limited one, its still an impressive feat by Screenvision Media and 4K Media. The release for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions currently includes 500 theaters across Canada and the US which are set to air the film started January 20 next year (2017). Details about the release including a list of participating theaters will be released later this year, the official page reading “Specific ticketing information will be announced...


Your Name. is Now the Highest Grossing Film of 2016 (in Japan)

Director Makoto Shinkai’s most recent film your name. (also known as Kimi no Na wa) has just broken some major records this year in Japan. Not only has it’s popularity pushed it into the one of the highest grossing films in Japan. As of now, the film has grossed over 10 billion Yen which makes it the highest grossing film in 2016. This means that the film has sold relatively 850 Million in tickets which is the equivalent of 11,100,000,000 Yen as of the 25th of September. Which is damn impressive for an animated film. For people who want to see the film, it has been licensed by Funimation. See the announcement...


The New Ghost in the Shell Trailers Have Arrived

Despite all the arguments and controversy about the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live-action movie, five new trailers were released this morning. Check them out below: The short 10 – 15 second clips can be a little jarring. Therefore, all thanks to redditor u/teagone he/she has laced together the clips in a more palpable format. What do you all think? Will it be as terrible as a few other American adaptations (*cough* looking at you Oldboy *cough*)? I guess we will find out.


Third Kizumonogatari Film Release Date Confirmed

It was announced today (or Friday in Japan), that the expected released date for the upcoming third Kizumonogatari film (titled Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen) will be debuting on January 6, 2017. In addition to the announcement of the release date came a brand spanking new visual. Check the tweet below with the new visual from the official Monogatari twitter: The staff (shown in a tweet below) also encouraged fans to go seek out and see the second film the series, Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen. This one debuts on Friday in Japan.  Not to worry kids, it will be coming stateside in October. Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen will be the final movie in the trilogy (in case you didn’t realize it was a...