I’m surprised it’s taken this long, but it’s finally happened: An American studio has finally signed the rights to ruin make a live-action movie out of Naruto, one of the best-selling manga in the world and one of the biggest anime hits in the U.S. And they already have a completely unknown director lined up, too.…
No live-action stage spectacle covering the first story arc of the Naruto manga series would be complete without the brave boys and girls of Team Kurenai and Team Asuma. Now where's Akamaru?
Naruto has been one of the most popular anime and manga in the world. The tale of the young, titular ninja and his journey has enthralled readers as he's trained, fought and tried to save not just his village but his entire, ninja-centric world. Which makes the episode where he pissed on a girl so fucked up.
After 15 years, nearly 700 installments and over 200 million volumes sold, Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga will finally be coming to an end next month in the November 10th issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump anthology.
Giant eyes? Spiky hair? Dudes who fight each other while soaring through the air? Anime is used to ignoring reality, but most especially in its fashion sense. Countless characters have outfits you couldn't make in real life without cheating, anti-gravity, or a wish-granting genie. Here are a mere dozen of them.
The real estate brokerage Movoto likes to pass the time by creating listings for fictional properties, as well as estimating their value. Their newest spotlight is on Naruto apartment in the Hidden Leaf Village, which is pretty damned nice for a young, outcast ninja with no obvious income.
Fans of the Naruto anime have been waiting years for the inevitable showdown between Naruto and his emo rival Sasuke. Fox's Animation Domination has gotten a sneak peak at the last minutes of the final episode, and, as an anime fan, I can assure you it's perfect. If this isn't real, someone should make it real.
John Hurt isn’t the only Doctor Who Doctor that somehow got lost in the timestream. Before Chris Eccleston helped revive the series in 2005, there was another Ninth Doctor entirely, one that disappeared… until this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Plus: shirtless superheroes, the fastest zombies on Earth, and more!
The way of the ninja requires massive sacrifices, and samurai must live by the exacting code of Bushido. Usually, pop culture depicts ninjas and samurai as stoic men — but here are 10 amazing women who rose to the challenge.
An ancient sword, the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, is linked to ancient tales of gods and serpents in Japanese lore. The sword is seen as a weapon of immense power, a weapon that legitimizes the rule of a Japanese emperor. But where is this sword now?
Anime probably doesn’t rely on its particular tropes and clichés more than any other media or genre, but man, it feels like it. It seems like every show, movie or OVA are the same, and the people making them are just following a pre-ordained checklist. Here are 10 of the most prevalent anime clichés out there.
Plus, there are girls with cow tails, Marvel’s most bizarre mutants, some serious exploration of human-monkey relations and more, in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases.
What do Dragonball Z's Goku, One Piece's Monkey D, Luffy and Naruto from Naruto have in common? They're all some of the most popular anime characters in the world, they all star in the Shonen Jump weekly manga anthology, and they're going get their own theme park in Japan later this summer.
We've previously told you about Japanese publisher Kodansha opening a New York office and courting American comic creators, but have they arrived in America too late? What happens when the teenage audience who created the manga publishing boom in the US grows up? Journalist Kai-Ming Cha, writing about this weekend's…