Genesis Breaker Side Story Launches in Hobby Japan Magazine

Anime director and mechanical designer Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed: Ex Machina, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, Blade Runner: Black Lotus) noted at Production I.G. USA’s Anime Expo panel on Friday that the planned new project based on the Genesis Climber Mospeada anime will begin serializing in a magazine this summer. This project is the previously announced […]

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Kojima Productions: ‘We Continue to Have Very Good Partnership with PlayStation’

Death Stranding game studio Kojima Productions reassured fans on Monday that it still has a “very good relationship” with PlayStation after Hideo Kojima announced on Sunday that Kojima Productions is working on a new game with Xbox Game Studios.   The various statements read:   As an independent creative studio, #KojimaProductions will continue pursuing work […]

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Dr. Stone’s Boichi Launches New Webtoon Series

LINE Digital Frontier announced on Friday that Boichi will launch a new webtoon series with writer In-Wan Youn (Defense Devil, Island, Shin Angyo Onshi) on the LINE Manga app in mid-2023.   The new work is titled SuperString, and is tied into Korean company YLAB’s Super String IP, which features characters from different YLAB works […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood Previews Mario Kart Attraction

Universal Studios Hollywood began streaming a video previewing the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” attraction for its Super Nintendo World area on Thursday. The area will open in early 2023.     The interactive augmented reality ride is identical to the “Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge” attraction at Universal Studios Japan. Participants wear special goggles and compete […]

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Speed Racer Gets New Live-Action Series at Apple by J.J. Abrams

Entertainment news websites Variety and The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that the Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go) anime is getting a live-action series at Apple by J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek).   According to the sources, Hiram Martinez (Snowpiercer, Get Shorty) is serving as showrunner and co-writing the series with Ron Fitzgerald […]

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PlayStation Plus Announces Launch Titles

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced on Monday that its updated PlayStation Plus service will include Japanese-produced games such as Bloodborne, Death Stranding, Demon’s Souls, Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, Soulcalibur VI, and Resident Evil, among others.   The full list is below: […]

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Report: Netflix to Add Low-Cost Streaming Tier With Ads by Year’s End

The New York Times newspaper reported on Tuesday that Netflix may introduce its lower cost, ad-supported subscription tier between October to December later this year, citing an internal company memo. In addition, the memo also mentioned that the service is planning to “crack down” on password sharing between subscribers in the same time period.   […]

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