October 2016

Give a little Halloween for Christmas!

Give a little Halloween for Christmas!

Nightmare was not just an American hit, it was a Japanese hit too. And as typical for Japan, the tie-in manga was inevitable. It was released in 2004 in Japan. The art followed the original designs by Tim Burton, and was faithful to the film. The mangaka was Jun Asuka. There was a release of the manga once in the US by Disney, but it's never looked as good in English as it will in a matter of weeks.

Silence Is Golden: A Silent Voice, Discussed By Someone Who Lived It.

Silence Is Golden: A Silent Voice, Discussed By Someone Who Lived It.

Buzzfeed Japan asked Ms. Saito to review the anime feature A Silent Voice, which features a deaf girl who suffered ijime in elementary school, and the young man who wishes to contact the girl after feeling guilty about his part in the bullying. She was happy to oblige, and went to one of the handful of screenings of the film that included open captioning for the hearing impaired.

Weekly POP Comics® Showcase: Artificial//Soul

Weekly POP Comics® Showcase: Artificial//Soul

Briggs, a young and brazen bounty hunter was injured during a mission and saved by Matilde. As she nursed Briggs back to health they became closer. Briggs never forgot her kindness. But suddenly Matilde disappeared without a trace. After following many false leads he finds a special memory chip that could finally tell him what happened to Matilde.

Godzilla-Mania Still Rocking Japan, Getting Ready to Roll Over USA!

Godzilla-Mania Still Rocking Japan, Getting Ready to Roll Over USA!

The movie Shin Godzilla, aka Godzilla Resurgence in some Southeast Asian countries and parts of Europe, seems to have made quite an impression everywhere it goes.  Funimation will be distributing the motion picture in a limited release, similar to what they did with Anno's Rebuild of Evangelion anime movies. The film will be showing in US theaters October 11th-18th.