You can watch the first episode here.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
How many anime have we heard Hollywood making into live action movies? Monster, Evangelion, Battle Angel just to name a few. How many have we actual seen realized? None. So I'm not holding my breath for this one. Though the fact that Ghost in the Shell was one of the major influences behind the Matrix trilogy might help to generate some popular interest.
From Anime News Serivce:
Production I.G has announced they have secured a deal to act as an agent and actively begin putting things into place to make a Live Action Ghost In The Shell film come together in Hollywood, USA. The studio had to first work out a deal with creator Masamune Shiro and manga publisher Kodansha who owns the original rights to usage.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
From Anime New Service:
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that it has licensed from Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) the Download to Own (DTO) and Download to Rent (DTR) rights for the United States for the smash hit DEATH NOTE anime series, currently airing in Japan.
The deal is significant because it marks the first time a well known Japanese anime property will be made legally available to domestic audiences for download to own while the title still airs on Japanese television. VIZ Media will seek to make the series available to consumers through a number of online providers in order to reach the widest audience possible.
From Anime News Service:
Scheduled to begin broadcast in April, 2007 is the El-Cazador anime TV series. Confirmed staff include Dirtector: Koichi Mashimo (Noir, Eat Man, .Hack), Character Designs: Yoko Kikuchi (Noir), Series Composition: Kanemaki Kenichi (Jigoku Shoujo), Music: Yuki Kajiura (Noir, Eat Man, . Hack), Animation Production: Bee Train. Official Site: http://www.elcazador.tv/.
The story centers on characters Ellice and bounty hunter Nadi. Following Noir and Madlax, this will be the third installment in a series of what Director Koichi Mashimo has referred to as his girls-with-guns genre trilogy. Look for spreads and images in the current crop of anime magazines making their way into Japanese retail outlets this next week.