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. […]

Funimation Presents My Hero Academia Season 4 Premiere at AX 2019

By Staff Reports Anime Expo announced they will host the My Hero Academia Season 4 Premiere presented by Funimation! Joining the premiere event are voice actors Kaori Nazuka (Toru Hagakure), David Matranga (Shoto Todoroki), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), and Ricco Fajardo (Mirio Togata). Event Details Date: Saturday, July 6 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Room: LACC\Main Event (Hall B) Due to high demand anticipated […]

Anime Expo 2019 to Host an Exclusive Screening of Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back- Evolution

By Staff Reports The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), known for making big announcements each year, is thrilled to host an exclusive screening of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution during Anime Expo (AX) 2019. The newest animated Pokémon movie will debut at 3:30 p.m. July 4 in the Main Events Hall B. AX, North America’s largest celebration of […]

Mazinger Z: Infinity Anime Film Arrives On Home Media From VIZ Media

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the home media release of MAZINGER Z: INFINITY on February 19th. MAZINGER Z is one of Japan’s most revered sci-fi properties. The anime film, which was produced by Toei Animation, takes place ten years after the conclusion […]

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review- Legendary

By Nolan P. Smith This month, we saw the theatrical release of the much anticipated animated feature film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The film is set to crack the top 5 at the U.S. box office, showing that the Dargon Ball franchise is more alive than ever. Taking a character that was featured in animated films in the past and […]

UDON Entertainment Celebrates The English Language Release of the FLCL Archives

By Staff Reports Ride on, shooting stars! UDON Entertainment is proud to announce the release of The FLCL Archives, translated in English for the first time. Produced by legendary studios GAINAX and Production I.G., FLCL took anime to places it had never been with its spectacular off-the-wall animation, outrageous storyline, and endearing characters. FLCL is a mesmerizing, 6-episode series told […]

GKIDS and Fathom Events’ ‘Studio Ghibli Fest 2018’ Continues With 30th Anniversary Showings of Academy Award- Winning Director Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

By Staff Reports Throughout 2018, GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring a new line-up of treasured animated features to U.S. cinemas. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018 gives fans an opportunity to see nine of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of “My Neighbor Totoro” from […]