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The trailer to Hollywood’s Tom Cruise vehicle adaptation of time loop military SF light novel All You Need Is Kill -retitled to “Edge of Tomorrow” for the discerning American audience – has been attracting attention amongst fans of the original, with some even prepared to concede it may actually be good.

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  • FigureGunplaFan commented on June 16, 2014 11:35

    Haven't watched the movie, but... Despite positive reviews & a box office success, Some (or most) of the All You Need is Kill fans can be a total dick to this movie. Why? 'cause Hollywood.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 20, 2014 10:11

    God Japanese are terrible with titles.... More


CNN: “Hollywood Steals Asian Jobs for Whites”

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CNN has been reporting controversial complaints about Hollywood’s unwavering propensity to plunder Asian anime and cinema and recast all the characters as whites, quoting complaints that this amounts to “stealing the jobs of Asian actors and insulting their origins.”

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  • Anonymous commented on April 11, 2016 08:18

    no mention of japanese remakes of western movies, huh?... More

  • tomoemami commented on January 30, 2012 18:22

    Hey, when you don't have any other acting job and are offered one, you accept it even if it's shit. How do you think they pay their bills? And I'm not talking big name actors... More


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The debut of the upcoming anime project Despera, from the creators of famed psychological thriller Serial Experiments Lain, will be coming in the next issue of Animage as a “graphic novel”, with art by Yoshitoshi ABe and written by Chiaki J. Konaka.

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  • Nygren commented on June 9, 2009 19:59

    The main character of their third anime will obviously be named In.... More

  • Shanyy commented on June 9, 2009 19:36

    As a huge ABe fan, I absolutely agree too. The story of this new graphic novel sounds intresting, and the graphics will be awesome, just like in Yoshitoshi's other works. I'll be waiting for it.... More


robot super color comic

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This is Robot magazine, a beautiful, large format, full colour manga magazine/serial artbook under the direction of Range Murata (村田蓮爾; also a contributor), who may be familiar to you as the character designer of the anime Last Exile (highly recommended), amongst others. Yoshitoshi Abe (安倍吉俊) (involved in various capacities with Serial Experiments Lain (a favourite), Texhnolyze (another favourite), Haibane Renmei, NieA_7, etc) is also regularly featured. It is pricey and slim compared to the more mainstream phonebook sized manga compilations, but the quality of art included is second to none. Perhaps the cover price is a small price to pay for supporting these artists? Read the rest of this entry »

  • Anonymous commented on August 13, 2016 18:32

    I am lucky to own the first 4. It is awesome material in them.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 28, 2010 03:20

    Thanks :D I love this website.... More


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