Vince Staples is over here dropping some hot takes on anime 

It’s been a few months since Vince Staples jokingly volunteered to “shut the fuck up forever” if fans/haters would donate $2 million to him, but he might have to reactivate that campaign now that he has declared his support for one of the most controversial opinions in the history of pop culture: He prefers dubs to…

Fresh off that Ready Player One cameo, a live-action Gundam movie is in the works

Ghost In The Shell came out over a year ago, Netflix’s Death Note wasn’t very good, and that Akira remake will hopefully never happen, but anime fans have a new project to dread/cautiously look forward to. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Entertainment has announced that it’s developing a live-action…

Guillermo Del Toro's "anime/manga cabin" is as breathtakingly nerdy as it sounds

Some people use art as an escape, but others immerse themselves in it, wanting to live and breath it every hour of the day. It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro is one of the latter, but that he owns an honest-to-god “manga/anime cabin” just might.

Michael B. Jordan to prove his anime fandom by co-producing, starring in new series

Sure, carrying on the legacy of the Rocky franchise and playing the charismatic villain in one of the most buzzed-about superhero movies in ages has probably been fun (and also extremely lucrative). But Naruto superfan Michael B. Jordan’s career didn’t truly take off until yesterday, when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news

Netflix is getting super into anime, will add 30 new shows this year 

In a recent interview with Japan Times (via /Film), Netflix’s director of anime Taito Okiura teased that 30 of the 700 original movies and TV shows that the streaming service will launch this year are going to be anime-related. That’s the latest move in Netflix’s attempts to seriously ramp up its anime library, which…

Vampire Weekend frontman and Jaden Smith team up for satirical anime that gets lost in its luxury

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If you watched Game Of Thrones and spent time on the internet this summer, you might have seen a few tweets directed at Bran Stark, whose personal reinventions as the Three-Eyed Raven came off to some like a Westerosi Jaden Smith. What that generally means is vague, incoherent, freshman Philosophy 101-speak that can…

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig is apparently making an anime for Netflix

It looks like Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig is up to something weird, and that’s kind of saying something considering that he seems to be good friends with Weird Twitter legend Seinfeld2000. His latest weird project doesn’t have anything to do with imagining what Seinfeld would be like if it were back on TV, but it…

You will never be able to un-see Wendy’s mascot as a smug anime girl

Wendy’s social team has had a big 2017, finding its off-handed dismissal of a troll suddenly picked up on as a feel-good reverse David and Goliath narrative, in which a corporate behemoth steps on a tiny troll and everyone cheers because fuck trolls. Since then, the Wendy’s team has gone full-on shit-poster, eagerly…

Japan realizes there isn’t a Godzilla anime, immediately fixes that

Shin Godzilla—or Godzilla: Resurgence in most of the world—recently stomped its way through Japanese theaters, reigniting people’s love for the big monster faster than a blast of his atomic breath. Now, the Godzilla custodians at Toho have come up with a new way to capitalize on that film’s success, and it’s an idea…

A nostalgic fan visits a still-functioning Blockbuster Video in Indiana

There was a time, in the primitive era before Netflix and streaming video, when Blockbuster Video provided its customers with a portal to a whole world of amusement and entertainment, with shelf after shelf of music and games just begging to be rented. The local Blockbuster wasn’t just a place to get movies, though.…