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Sakaguchi Tak Throws Down In First RE:BORN Teaser

After an announcement video and a follow up teaser showing some behind the scenes work, we finally have some proper footage of Versus star Sakaguchi Tak's reunion with his Death Trance director Shimomura Yuji in the form of the first...

Watch The Trailer For Ando Masahiro's UNDER THE DOG

Remember the epic chanbara anime Sword of the Stranger from 2007? For some time now, its director Ando Masahiro has been involved in a Kickstarter funded project you might or might not yet have heard of. While the latter would...

Rest In Peace, Origa

Earlier today, Anime News Network alerted its readers that Russian-born singer Olga Vitalevna Yakovleva, better known as Origa, has died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer. Origa was very popular in Japan, and known worldwide for singing the opening...

New RE:BORN Training Video Gives Sakaguchi Tak Ninja Skills

It is with no small amount of enthusiasm that we have been following the development of Re:Born, the comeback, and potentially final, action film for Japanese martial arts star Sakaguchi Tak. The latest in a series of videos has surfaced,...

Second Training Video Surfaces for Sakaguchi Tak's RE:BORN

Japanese martial artist Sakaguchi Tak is set to come out of retirement in a big way next year, with Re:Born, which reunites the Versus star with his Death Trance director, Shimomora Yuji. It's a potenially lethal combination that, done right,...

Sakaguchi Is RE:BORN In Reunion With DEATH TRANCE Helmer

Tak is back.After 'retiring' under confusing circumstances last year with multiple takes on what was actually happening floating around in various reports from inside sources, Japanese action star Sakaguchi Tak of Versus fame is headed back to the big screen....

Review: INNOCENCE (Personal Favorites #4)

Mamoru Oshii's (Tenshi no Tamago, Patlabor 2, Sky Crawlers, Tachiguishi Retsuden) Innocence is without a doubt one of the trickiest accomplishments of his already rich and challenging career. From the get go the film was doomed to fail, back then...

New Blade Anime Trailer Featuring More Action Animation

The fourth Madhouse project based on Marvel superheroes, the upcoming BLADE series, is having its world premiere in Japan on the 1st July. A new trailer has arrived and it features more action animation than the first teaser that...

Watch The First BLADE Anime Teaser

Yes, that is Blade as in the Marvel comic series Blade or, if you prefer, the character portrayed on the big screen by Wesley Snipes.Marvel is continuing their far reaching deal with Japanese animation studio Madhouse - who have already...

New Trailer For The Theatrical Release Of GHOST IN THE SHELL SAC: SOLID STATE SOCIETY

Originally conceived as a feature length video release to conclude the Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex saga, Kenji Kamiyama's Solid State Society proved successful enough that it has been retrofitted in 3D and will soon be released theatrically...

GHOST IN THE SHELL Movie Being Converted To 3D

Originally created as a stand alone video release, Kenji Kamiyama's Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society - the feature length release that is the final entry in the Stand Alone Complex world - is being retrofitted...

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 review

It's been almost 15 years since Mamoru Oshii blessed the world with his adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell manga. A true anime milestone and a film that flared the hunger for anime in the West. For the 2.0...