Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Anime Coming to TV, Here, There, Everywhere!

For like... ever... there's been no real good anime news, but its nice to finally see some blogworthy things coming up!

Afro Samurai, the hit mini-series starring Samuel L. Jackson, that aired simultaneously in Japan and North America in 2007, will finally get a sequel movie. The movie is set to air on Spike TV this Sunday at 10:00 PM Eastern and Pacific time.
The sequel, being called Afro Samurai: Resurrection, will feature Jackson (Everything Decently Awesome) reprising his role as "Afro" the samurai, as well as Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars).
Source: Anime News Network.

Elsewhere in anime news...
Lupin III and Detective Boy Conan (or Case Closed) will meet in a television special to be appropriately called Lupin vs. Conan.
Lupin, the infamous bandit, is best known and loved as the ultimate anime theif, having stolen some pretty valuable stuff, while detective Conan is known for solving some cases that have stumped even some of the better detectives out there.
Who knows, after this special, we may someday see a Jing vs. L movie!
Source: Anime News Network.

Finally, (you guessed it) Anime News Network reports Japanese broadcast network NHK will begin airing a weekly-ish series remaking several of Osamu Tezuka's manga into anime.
Despite many of Tezuka's works already having been made into anime, including Astro Boy, Blackjack, Kimba, Metropolis, and more, this undoubtedly has something to do with the new Astro Boy computer-generated film having an impact on the popularity of his manga again.

And, by the way, have you seen the trailer for this film?

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At May 13, 2009, 1:59:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

"This video has been removed due to terms of use violation"...
Yup! I've seen it


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