Category: Blog

September 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

Jojo’s Hirohiko Araki Illustrates Cell Cover

An illustration by Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure mangaka Hirohiko Araki dominates the cover of the current issue (Volume 130, Issue 3) of Cell Magazine. The American biweekly scientific journal publication focuses on exceptional research articles in areas including molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer research and cell biology. The issue is publicly available on September 7th. The cover image shows […]

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September 5, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

Life TV Drama Generates High Controversy

The Fuji TV live-action drama adaptation of Keiko Suenobu’s manga Life has recently been the subject of a viewer row due to its extreme depictions of high school bullying. At the center of the storm are both the sympathetic voices of high school students themselves and the harsh criticisms and protests of older parents regarding the […]

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September 5, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

Zou No Senaka Manga Adaptation To Be Serialized By 14 Publishers

Author and Producer Yasushi Akimoto has revealed plans that his novel (and soon film to be released October 27th) “Zou no Senaka” (The Back of an Elephant) will get an unprecedented cross-media promotion when it is soon adapted by 14 publishers. Plans are in the works to adapt the story to a picture book, radio, TV, drama, and […]

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January 28, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

TAF2007 Exclusive Report: Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho

By Jonah Morgan Less than 10 days after it was initially announced in Japan (see our March 11th entry), Marvelous Entertainment stepped out of the shadows at The Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007 for the first time announcing its production involvement in the forthcoming anime adaptation of Mitsuru Hattori’s comedic swimming manga Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu […]

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September 7, 2006 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

The Loot Report: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge TV Flyer

By Jonah Morgan Having just started running a few weeks earlier on Japanese television, our visit to the TV Tokyo Medianet and Nippon Animation booths at TIFFCOM revealed the North American license for Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge was still up for grabs. Directed by fan favorite anime supervisor Shinichi Watanabe (aka Nabeshin of Excel Saga fame), […]

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September 8, 2005 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

ANS Interview – American Comic Legend Jim Lee

By Jonah Morgan Jim Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1964. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in medicine but decided to try his hand at comic-book art – his childhood fantasy. He found work at Marvel Comics, where his work quickly proved so popular that the company created a new […]

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July 31, 2004 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

ANS Feature: Religion In Anime And Manga

By: Jonah Morgan Spiritual beliefs and traditions from across the world have been present in Japanese cartoons and comics since the beginnings of the media. The greatest masters of these respective art forms have touched upon the topics with works bearing their influence having gone on to become some of the most popular successes with […]

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May 20, 2004 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

ANS Exclusive Interview: Hello Kitty 30th Anniversary

By: Jonah Morgan The Year is 1974, the current anime and manga fueled Japanese character industry in America is 20 years away. A company in Japan named Sanrio begins marketing items with the character graphic of a cute white cat. In 1976, Hello Kitty appears in the USA……. licensing you ask?? what’s that? Sanrio brings […]

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May 3, 2004 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

ANS Exclusive Interview: Musician Eric Zay

By Jonah Morgan There is a song in the vast sea of anime music which has secretly been one of my favorites since I first saw it attached to the ED sequence of the Golgo 13 OAV: Queen Bee around 6 years ago. You wont find it listed on a single all time fan favorite […]

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