Category: Anime

Crunchyroll Axes Free Streaming of New Shows

  In a stealth announcement on Friday, Crunchyroll revealed some subscription changes going into effect during the spring season. The ever-popular free subscription tier is getting reworked entirely, barring free users from watching any new or continuing shows unless they have a paid subscripti...

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REVIEW: Belle (2021)

The American release of Studio Chizu’s dazzling anime spectacle, Belle, has finally arrived. Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, Belle is a stunning reimagining of the French fairy tale. Released in Japan on July 16, 2021, Belle made its U.S. debut on January 14, 2022. From director Mamoru Hoso...

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The Real Folk Blues: Cowboy Bebop’s Anime Legacy

Autumn, 2001: North America’s paradigms were changing, never to look back again. The ruling party changed in Mexico for the first time in almost 80 years, the USA was attacked by Islamist terrorists… and a peculiar cartoon from Japan made its way into the TV sets of the territory. Cowboy...

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GKids Sets American Release for Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle

This Tuesday, October 12th, GKids officially announced that Studio Chizu’s anime film Belle will be released in America on January 14th, 2022. Oscar-nominated Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, The Boy and the Beast) directed Belle, which was released in July in Japan. The film’s protagonist, Suzu, is a timi...

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Trailer Released at NYCC

At the New York Comic-Con, Dragon Ball fans got a look at the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. That’s such a dumb name for a movie. Giving more substance than the original announcement trailer, a lot of detail is packed into the 49 seconds. The trailer dis...

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REVIEW: Star Wars Visions Season 1 (2021)

Star Wars: Visions is an anthology series set in the Star Wars galaxy. The episodes were created by several different Japanese animation studios to infuse the world of Star Wars with the look and feel of anime. The episodes are more like vignettes, each telling a short, self-contained story with see...

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