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    Feature Anime Trailer: "Giovanni's Island"

    Warner Bros. is releasing this new anime feature in Japan this February. Adult, poignant and beautiful - here's the trailer, directed by Mizuho Nishikubo (Ghost In The Shell) and produced by Production I.G.

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    ANIME TRAILER: "Wizard Barristers"

    Here's a spectacular looking promo (in Japanese) for Yasuomi Umetsu's Wizard Barristers, which premieres on Tokyo MX on January 12th, and will also air on Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, AT-X, and BS11. The animation was produced by Tokyo's Arms Corporation.

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    Final trailer for Anime Spectacular "Short Peace"

    Short Peace is a spectacular new four-part anime anthology feature which opened theatrically in Tokyo in July. This film should have gotten a US theatrical release, but here's the latest trailer to publicize its Japanese DVD/blu-ray release on January 16th 2014.

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    ANIME REVIEW: "The Rose of Versailles"

    The Rose of Versailles makes American daytime soap operas feel restrained, but it scored an enormous hit in Japan. More than 15 million books of the manga have been sold world-wide. Right Stuff has just released the complete anime series on two-four disc sets - and here is my review.

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    Anime Trailer: "Space Dandy"

    Here's the wild teaser for Space Dandy, a new series produced by studio Bones, created by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy BeBop, Samurai Champloo). It's set for release in January 2014.

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    Warner Archives revives "Marine Boy"

    Alongside Astro Boy, Giagantor, Eighth Man, Prince Planet, Speed Racer and Kimba: The White Lion, MARINE BOY was one of the pioneering handful of anime television series to be syndicated to the U.S. in the 1960s. Warner Archives has just announced that it is releasing the first 26 (of 78) episodes, ...

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    TRAILER: "Gatchaman"

    Gatchaman is best known in the US as the anime series Battle of the Planets or G-Force. But the property was created in 1972 for animation studio Tatsunko Productions. Toho is releasing a new live action film based on the characters on August 24th. Based on the trailer released today, this looks sur...

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    ANIME DVD UPDATE: Robotech 2-Movie Collection

    The 1985 syndicated series Robotech lives on today with sequels, prequels, comic books, toys, a devoted fan base and a live action movie in development at Warner Bros. (produced by Tobey Maguire). Now the Robotech saga continues with this upcoming DVD/blu-ray release.

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    ANIME REVIEW: "Tiger & Bunny"

    Mismatched duos have been a staple of comic strips and animation since Bud Fisher’s "Mutt and Jeff" debuted in 1907; It’s a story device that seems infinitely recyclable, and the latest unlikely duo to prove it are crime-fighters Kotetsu "Wild Tiger" Kaburagi and Barnaby "Bunny" Brooks, Jr., in Tig...

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    Watch the 10-Minute Cannes Trailer for Osamu Tezuka's "Buddha 2"

    This past week, at the Cannes Film Festival, Toei has unveiled this ten-minute preview for their anime epic Buddha 2: Endless Journey. Based on Osamu Tezuka's classic manga series, the second part of a planned trilogy, the feature is scheduled to be released theatrically in Japan in February 2014.

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