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Anime Artist Creates Original Characters Using Son’s Drawings

Anime artist Thomas Romain finds inspiration for creating new characters through his son’s drawings. Kids often think of things that adults don’t. I’ve seen other artists who have created fully rendered illustrations or created plush toys inspired by the doodles from kids. Kids don’t worry about the logic of what they’re creating, they just...

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One Punch Man Anime Added to Netflix

The popular anime One Punch Man has been added to Netflix at last! Though many fans I’m sure have seen it, some others who have been curious about the show may not have seen it yet. The first season is available on Netflix now. One Punch Man is definitely a quirky anime so it...

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First Look at Live-Action Death Note Coming to Netflix

Death Note has been an extremely popular manga series and the anime adaptation did well too. Seeing a live-action interpretation is going to be interesting. So far Netflix has been doing well with adaptations and originals, they’re truly becoming a TV force to be reckoned with. But I’ll admit to still being a little...

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First Images from Live-Action Inuyasha Play

The manga and subsequent anime Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi has long been a popular series. You’ll find fan art and cosplay galore for the series and characters. Inuyasha is a staple of the manga world. It has spawned a lot of adaptations and now there’s a new live-action Inuyasha stage play. The images that were...

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Titan Comics Brings Sherlock Manga to the US and UK

Sherlock Holmes has always been a popular character and the BBC’s Sherlock adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has definitely brought the literary detective into the modern age. He’s taking a leap again with a Sherlock manga adaptation released by Titan Comics. The manga series seems to be working its way through the...

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Vol. 1 Coming Soon!

The next generation of Naruto is taking over. The popular Naruto franchise has concluded its main story but now Boruto, Naruto’s son, gets to be the main focus moving forward. VIZ Media has announced the English-language launch of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga series, as well as the home video release of Boruto: Naruto...

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Top Anime Movie, Your Name, Coming to US

Kimi no Na wa, or Your Name, is now the biggest anime box office smash, surpassing Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. Spirited Away held the box office record with $275 million but now Your Name has earned over $281 million. The film is making its way over to American screens to add on to that total....

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Ronja the Robber’s Daughter Coming to Amazon

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter is a new animated series finally hitting the small screen. I remember hearing rumblings of this one before but finally I’ll have an easy way to watch it. The first season of the series hits Amazon Prime on Friday January 27. Ronja the Robber’s Daughter is animated by Polgyon Pictures and...

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Pokemon Go Adding Changes to Bring Back Players

Pokemon Go burst onto the scene back in July and it quickly took over. Unfortunately the game had some issues, particularly with the tracking system, and those issues drove a lot of users away after the initial hype was over. Well now Niantic is working hard to bring changes to Pokemon Go and get the...

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Global Event Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon are out and thousands of people are playing. Have you started Pokemon Sun and Moon? Both games seem like a great addition to the franchise. I may have to snag a copy of Moon. With the prevalence of social media everywhere, a lot of games and movies have been doing...