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Japan’s Second Most Famous Monster is Returning!

Japan’s Second Most Famous Monster is Returning! By David Glenn We are all still happy that Godzilla has returned to the big screen last year, and are waiting eagerly for the sequel to come out while Toho is also working on doing their own Godzilla films, one of which is supposed to come out next year. However Japan’s second most ...

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Harry Potter: The Wizarding World of Japan

Harry Potter fans are surely wishing for a Portkey or the ability to Apparate.  On July 15th, Universal Studios Japan opened their own version of the very successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and it promises to be just as popular as the Orlando location.  While the Japanese version doesn’t yet have a Diagon Alley expansion, it does have several ...

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Live Action Trailer – Kiki's Delivery Service

  Greetings fellow fans of all things fantastical! If you’ve lived in the Anime World for awhile you would know of the adorable, beautiful and stunning work of art ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ that is Studio Ghibli’s animation adaption of a novel of the same name by Eiko Kadono. It is a story of a thirteen year old witch, who is taking the traditional one year ...

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Anime News – Live Action Ghost Hunt

Greetings fellow fanatics of all things fantastical! Exciting news on the Anime front, one of my favorite supernatural Animes; Ghost Hunt (also a light novel series, and a manga, but I first knew the Anime, then I found the manga, different spin for me)  is being turned into a live action film. This announcement game via Twins Japan and Kadokawa. ...

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Anime News: Hayao Miyazaki Retiring

Greeting fellow fanatics of all things fantastical! I bring some news for Studio Ghibli fans — the beautiful new movie The Wind Rises is to be the last of legendary Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s eleven marvlous animated films. This news comes from Koji Hoshino, one of Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli heads, at the Venice Film Festival. The Wind Rises looks to be a ...

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Anime News: Pokemon – The Origin

  Greetings fellow fans of the fantastical! I am so glad you could make it today, because I have some fabulous news to bring such wonderful smiles to your inner hearts. Well, some of you maybe…some of you might cringe and groan. That’s okay. Ever since I can recall–okay, okay–maybe not that long ago–but since I was in primary school, ...

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Anime News: Akira – On the roll again

                    Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan, House of Wax) is back in talks to return to the director’s seat on the live-action remake of the classic 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film ‘Akira‘. In 2008 Warner Brothers acquired the rights to the film and since then the production has seen a a number ...

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