GKIDS TO RELEASE “EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME” IN US THEATERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

By Staff Reports GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will bring the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the EVANGELION franchise, to theaters nationwide. GKIDS, in partnership with Fathom Events, will hold event screenings of the highly anticipated finale on December 6th, 8th and 11th […]

Fathom Events and Toei Animation Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of “One Piece Film: Gold”

By Staff Reports Anime’s cherished Straw Hat Pirates are bringing gold to U.S. theaters this summer. Fathom Events and Toei Animation Inc. are bringing “One Piece Film: Gold” back to the big screen this July to celebrate both the film’s fifth anniversary and the upcoming release of “One Piece Film Red” this fall. “One Piece Film: Gold” will screen as […]

Adult Swim Delves Into the Anime Multiverse with New Series Orders for Rick and Morty: The Anime and Ninja Kamui

By Staff Reports Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, announced the greenlight of two all-new anime series: Rick and Morty: The Anime from director Takashi Sano (Tower of God) and Ninja Kamui from director Sunghoo Park (God of High School, Jujutsu Kaisen). Both series are in production and will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max. “Toonami helped […]

GKIDS TO RELEASE “THE DEER KING” IN SELECT THEATERS NATIONWIDE

By Staff Reports GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, announced today it will bring THE DEER KING, the new feature from beloved Japanese animation veterans Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji, to cinemas nationwide this July. Continuing their partnership with Fathom Events, fan preview events for THE DEER KING will play in cinemas nationwide on […]

Toei Animation to Celebrate Upcoming One Piece Film Red at Anime Expo with Special Performance by Steve Aoki on July 2

By Staff Reports Legendary anime studio Toei Animation Inc. in collaboration with the society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the non-profit organization behind Anime Expo, today announced an exclusive Anime Expo performance by two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Steve Aoki to promote the upcoming release of “One Piece Film Red,” which will take place on Saturday, July 2 at The […]

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal November 13 Premiere Date for Blade Runner: Black Lotus and First look at Shenmue the Animation

By Staff Reports Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s highly anticipated new series Blade Runner: Black Lotus is set to premiere on November 13 at midnight ET with two new back-to-back episodes, revealed during New York Comic Con’s The Future of Blade Runner: Black Lotus virtual panel along with a new trailer and key art from the series. The panel featured Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), and […]

GKIDS BRINGS OSCAR NOMINATED DIRECTOR MAMORU HOSODA’S “BELLE” TO THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON JANUARY 14, 2022

By Staff Reports GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features announced today it will bring BELLE to cinemas nationwide starting January 14. BELLE, from Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda and Japan’s Studio Chizu is an original story written and helmed by the celebrated director whose previous films include Mirai, The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, […]

Funimation Officially Bringing My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission to Theaters This October

By Staff Reports Your favorite heroes are headed back to the silver screen. We’re excited to announce that Funimation is bringing the latest smash hit superhero movie, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, to theaters later this year! That’s right, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission officially hits theaters on October 29in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, […]

TMS Entertainment Announces Launch of Dedicated LUPIN THE 3rd Channel on Pluto TV

By Staff Reports TMS Entertainment USA, Inc., one of Japan’s largest and most prominent anime studios, has announced the launch of a dedicated LUPIN THE 3rd series channel in partnership with the leading free television streaming service, Pluto TV, to commemorate the anime series’ 50th Anniversary. Created by storied Japanese manga artist Monkey Punch, LUPIN THE 3rd made its animated […]

Trese is coming to Netflix on June 11, 2021

By Staff Reports Netflix released the official trailer for Trese, the highly anticipated Netflix Original Anime series based on the Philippine graphic novel created by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo, premiering on Netflix June 11, 2021. Netflix also revealed the English language and Filipino language voice cast of Trese. Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Jon […]

New Cg-animated Feature Film Following The Iconic Japanese Superhero “Ultraman” In Development At Netflix

By Staff Reports Netflix is developing a CG-animated feature film Ultraman in partnership with Tsuburaya Productions. Baseball superstar Ken Sato returns to his home country of Japan to pick up the mantle of Earth-defending superhero Ultraman, but quickly finds more than he bargained for when he’s forced to raise the offspring of his greatest foe, a newborn Kaiju. Struggling to balance the roles […]

Netflix, CD Projekt Red, and Studio Trigger Come Together for Global Anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

By Staff Reports Netflix, CD Projekt Red, and Studio Trigger announce an all new original anime series CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS set in the same universe as the upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. The series will premiere in 2022. CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. […]

Nerdist Pop Culture Panel Series NERDIST NEWS TALKS BACK Returns June 22

By Staff Reports Today, Nerdist announced the popular series Nerdist News Talks Back will return on their official YouTube channel. Beginning Monday, June 22, fans can join host Dan Casey (Nerdist News, Explainiac) and a rotating panel of experts, luminaries, and celebrities from the pop culture universe to abandon character limits and dig into fascinating discussions of everything (and anything) pop culture fans care about. […]

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Comic-Con 2020, WonderCon Cancelled in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Staff Reports For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for […]

GKIDS Announces PROMARE Watch Party on April 21

By Staff Reports GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announce a special “Promare Watch Party” online event, in celebration of the digital release of the 2019 hit Promare. On April 21, 2020, audiences are invited to join the Live Watch Party with the English Voice Cast by pressing play on their respective digital […]

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Animated Feature “Lupin the 3rd: The First”

By Staff Reports GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature LUPIN THE 3RD: THE FIRST, a new animated feature from director/screenwriter Takashi Yamazaki (STAND BY ME DORAEMON, DRAGON QUEST: YOUR STORY). The “LUPIN THE 3RD” franchise, from original creator Monkey Punch, […]

Bravestorm Explodes onto DVD and VOD

By Staff Reports Two families must join forces to save Earth in timeline-hopping mecha-action film, BraveStorm, which makes its U.S. debut on DVD and VOD on April 7! Written and directed by Junya Okabe (TV’s “Blader”), the film stars Shunsuke Daitô (TV’s “Fringe Man”, “Tokyo Alice”) alongside Shu Watanabe (TV’s “Security of Justice”, “Giver: Revenge’s Giver”). In the year 2050, […]

All 94 Episodes of Rurouni Kenshin Are Coming to Funimation

By Staff Reports Get ready for a classic binge! All 94 episodes of Rurouni Kenshin are arriving on Funimation subbed and dubbed, thanks to our partners at Aniplex. RELATED: Select Monogatari Titles Come to Funimation Starting March 24, you can stream the original Rurouni Kenshin series in its entirety. Originally airing in Japan in 1996, the series quickly gained a […]

“This is the Way” Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con Brings Pop Cultures Biggest Stars to Las Vegas in 2020

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As announced exclusively via ComicBook.com, Amazing Comic Conventions LLC is excited to announce that AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON! is returning to Las Vegas from June 26th to 28th with a FIRST WAVE of headline talent from Disney+ and Lucas Film’s The Mandalorian, Funimation’s My Hero Academia as well as some of the current biggest […]

Blue Exorcist and Durarara!! Are Coming to Funimation

By Staff Reports Two celebrated Aniplex classics, Blue Exorcist and Durarara!!, are headed to Funimation! Starting February 11, you can stream all episodes of both series, subbed and dubbed, with your Funimation subscription. And if you thought this was it for Aniplex goodness coming to Funimation, there’s plenty more where that came from. Are you excited to binge Blue Exorcist […]

28th Annual Anime Expo Delights More Than 350K Fans of Japanese Pop Culture

By Staff Reports The Los Angeles Convention Center was the epicenter for anything and everything Japanese pop-culture as nearly three-hundred-fifty-thousand attendees gathered over five days to celebrate at Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of this genre in North America. Produced annually by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), this five-day extravaganza, held July 3 – July […]

Indie Fresh Media Joins ‘ZombieCON,’ the Indie Film That Could, at Anime Expo 2019

By Staff Reports Indie Fresh Media comes across a lot in the way of indie films, music and art. But the film ZombieCON with the tagline “cosplayers stuck in a zombie apocalypse of anime proportions” showed once more that in a media landscape full of giant multi-decade long franchises and $100 million budgets, indie films aren’t dead and, in fact, they’re thriving. ZombieCON, produced […]

VIZ Media Announces Panels, Special Guests, and Retail Exclusives for Comic Con 2019

By Staff Reports VIZ Media prepares for one of the nation’s biggest annual pop culture events with panels and signings for SHONEN JUMP and SEIS MANOS at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA. Check out the SEIS MANOS panel, an upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series and VIZ Media’s first original animated property. The panel features a star-studded cast and crew […]

Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles July 4th-7th

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– With more than 110,000 expected attendees, Anime Expo (AX) is one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. With an emphasis on anime, manga, cosplay and more, the convention will once again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4th-July 7th, with a preview night on July 3rd. […]