Monday, August 8, 2011

The Latest in Anime

Remember No.6? (, Sentai Filmworks has acquired the distribution rights. A digital copy will be available in the near future, and the home video version is slated for sometime next year.

Bandai has acquired GOSICK, many of the episodes have been reviewed here, Nichijou, the highly successful slice of life, which has been compared favorably to Yotsuba!& and Azumanga Daioh, and the rights to the Code Geass: Renya of the Darkness manga.

Disney has hired Reno 911 co-creator Robert Garant to write a screenplay, called Tux, based on the 1997-2000 romantic comedy manga Tuxedo Gin.

The next Hayao Miyazaki film, master animator from Studio Ghibli, the company that helped define, redefine, and shape what we consider anime today, and brought us classics such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Nausicca: Valley of the Wind, and so many more, will be an autobiography. It was not clarified whether or not the film would center on Miyazaki’s own life, or is based on someone else’s. On another Ghibli note, Miyazaki’s son’s newest film opened below the newest Doraemon, Pokemon, and the final installment of Harry Potter.


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