Review of Anime movie "Your Name"

Makoto Shinkai's Your Name is the highest-grossing anime film of all-time, and it hasn't even come out in the United States yet. It beat Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away; give it a few more months and …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 8 months ago | 1 comment

Ghost in the Shell Review

This review of Ghost in the Shell from ign isn't completely negative, but lookng at other sources like RottenTomatoes where it got only 2 stars it is probably safe to say that the movie is not a huge…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 8 months ago | 0 comments

Doraemon Gadgets Modified for Daily Use

This tote is the perfect size for holding a bag of toast. Although it might not be the ultimate mnemonic aid you expected, at least the eating part still stands.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 8 months ago | 0 comments

Netflix is working on a remake of Death Note. Watch the trailer.

A live-action version of Death Note is coming to Netflix later this year, and we’ve just gotten the first teaser trailer. Here, Light Turner (The Fault In Our Stars’ Nat Wolff) finds the titular Deat…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 8 months ago | 1 comment

Japan's iconic giant Gundam fires its last shot in Tokyo

The iconic giant Gundam that has protected citizens in Tokyo, Japan since 2009 is officially no more.

After its last show on March 5, the 59-foot (18-meter) tall RX-78 Gundam replica was officially d…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 8 months ago | 1 comment

Kimi no Na wa. Exhibition [Photo Report]

Vivid backgrounds, poignant stories, complex and utterly human characters - anime director Shinkai Makoto is widely known for these three elements, his use of which rose to even greater prominence wi…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 1 comment

The Life-Size Gundam In Tokyo Will Be Replaced By The Unicorn Gundam This Fall

Today marks the last day of the life-size Gundam in Tokyo, as it is now going to be dismantled. However, not only are there plans to create a life-size Gundam that walks by 2019 but we are also getti…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 2 comments

Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You Releases First Theatrical Trailer

Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You! is set to open at cinemas across Japan from July 15, but keen moviegoers will get an advance chance to witness some of the action with an all new trailer screening…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Slated for December 1

The much anticipated Fullmetal Alchemist live action movie will open on December 1, 2017. First visual from the movie featuring protagonist Edward's brother Alphonse Elric has also been unveiled.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 1 comment

'Yuri!!! On Ice' Publisher Restricts Selling Blu-rays, DVDs Outside Japan

Blu-rays for "Yuri!!! on Ice" are finally on sale, however, it looks like fans would need to make a quick trip to Japan to buy it. Avex Pictures, the publisher behind hit anime series like "Osomatsu-…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 0 comments


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