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Oct 30, 2009 by Metro

Not to be confused with 'Nine' the upcoming all-star musical, this bizarre Tim Burton-produced 'stitchpunk' animation feels closer to a Japanese anime: ie, ...

Anime characters get into the advertising game in VN
Oct 30, 2009 by Viet Nam News

"This unique decision is an attempt to help people in other countries understand Japanese anime better and to deepen their interest in Japanese culture," ...

The San Francisco International Animation Festival 2009
Oct 30, 2009 by Animation Insider

(Musashi 2009 / Image)

(Musashi / Image)

The SF Int'l Animation Festival will open at Mezzanine, Wednesday, November 11th and screen November 12th-15th at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema, with a special live event at the Apple Store on Friday, November 13th. "With everything from cutout and claymation to cutting-edge CGI, SFIAF continues to explore animation in all its forms," programmer Sean Uyehara, commented on the event schedule. "The Festival approaches animation both as a multifaceted artistic practice and as a mode of production."

Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai, for example, was scribed by notable anime writer/director Mamoru Oshii (The Sky Crawlers), and provides a glimpse into the early Edo period and the circumstances surrounding one of Japan's most famous warriors.

Interested in crafting a film about Musashi Miyamoto for quite a while, Oshii has previously stated his interest in "portray[ing] a Japanese who was very different from contemporary Japanese people [....] He was a multi-talented man who lived in a very particular period. But Japanese people tend to admire those who achieve perfection in one craft or discipline, and are strangely indifferent if not suspicious toward universal men." Such was his journey to chronicle the bloodstained exploits of a "universal man." ...

'Blue Drop' Anime Series Coming Soon
Oct 30, 2009 by Animation Insider

Distributed by Section23 Films, Blue Drop will be one of the first new Japanese animated programs to hit stateside after the reorganization of the licensing ...

Ropid the robot can walk, run, and hop
Oct 30, 2009 by CNET News

Known for his anime-inspired robotic creations used for product promotion, Takahashi's latest bipedal walker is called Ropid (from "robot" and "rapid"). ...

Boxee and Crunchyroll Bring Anime to Your TV or PC
Oct 30, 2009 by Mashable

... shows as early as one hour after the Japanese broadcast. Membership starts at $5 a month, which is honestly a pretty good deal if you're an Anime fan. ...

Oct 30, 2009 by Active Anime (press release)

Crunchyroll Anime Membership costs as little as $5 a month and goes directly towards supporting Japan Animation companies. More information, including a two ...

Vampires for Halloween horror
Oct 30, 2009 by Philadelphia Inquirer

Vampire fans looking for something, um, more vampiric than Twilight can turn to two releases based on the brilliant 2000 Japanese feature-length anime, ...

Introducing HIMEKA - All Japan Anison Grandprix Winner from Canada
Oct 30, 2009 by Anime News Network (press release) 


Himeka-KamichamaKarin.png KairiPrincessOfKawaiiness image by candygirlkairi100

The Quebec, Canada native anime singer HIMEKA , became familiar with Japanese animation as a small child by watching the French version of programs.
When she was 12 years old, she began to learn English as she wanted to understand Disney cartoons broadcast in English, but at the age of 15, she was deeply impressed by the Japanese Animation series “Sailor Moon”.
Although she did not understand the words from the series, she was fascinated by the characters and the imagery, which inspired her to learn more about the Japanese culture.  ...

TinierMe Features Introduction & 1st Trailer
Oct 30, 2009 by MMORPG News

Summary: TinierMe is originally a Japanese site called Selfy. Now the English version is designed as a web-based manga and anime style virtual world. ...
By A.S. on Oct 31, 2009
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