At the end of Katsuhiro Otomo’s dystopian Japanese anime film Akira, a throbbing, white mass begins to envelop Neo-Tokyo. Eventually, its swirling winds engulf the metropolis, swallowing it whole and leaving a skeleton of a city in its wake.
We are well aware that plenty of so-called "children's movies" are actually nightmares wrapped in candy. But no movie can compete on a sheer terror scale with the animated movies of Unico — specifically Unico In the Island of Magic, which is the most horrifying film ever created for children.
The funny folks behind the goofball web series Red vs. Blue are trying their hands at a feature film—and it's a scifi comedy. Plus, an English version of Osamu Tezuka's space Western, a line of high-quality Greek mythology toys, and a diverse superhero anthology are all looking for a bit of crowdfunding help.
The daughter of Osamu Tezuka, legendary creator of Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Buddha, recently discovered some of her father's locked away sketches, including a handful of drawings of a rather voluptuous mouse.
Hayao Miyazaki. Osamu Tezuka. Hideaki Anno. You know these names, and if you don’t, you know their work (Spirited Away, Astro Boy and Evangelion, respectively). But not every awesome anime in every famous director’s oeuvre gets the same attention, so here are eight works by anime's greatest directors you probably…
There are tons of great crowdfunding projects running this week, from tiny robot sculptures to a book by the Godfather of Anime. You can also crowdfund a short film about dinosaurs on the hunt, simple programmable robots, and much more.
Tons of goodies await generous crowdfunders this week. You can hop on board a classic children's manga by the legendary Osamu Tezuka, a gorgeous and spooky storybook by a pair of animation artists, a new comic by wonderful webcomic fantasy writer, and a hooded sweatshirt based on Nightwing's costume. Pick your…
Comics were kicked back a day because of Thanksgiving, but there's still plenty of new books worth waiting 24 hours for. Check out new Buffy, Supergod, Achewood, and tons more.
Early in Astro Boy, a squad of combat drones goes into battle against an experimental war robot. One drone turns to his friend and mutters, "I really hate this job." That moment helps crystalize what makes Astro Boy so great.
It never fails: an alien comes to Earth to study us, or spy on us, or hide from other aliens. And he/she always goes native. Just once, I'd like to see an unassimilated alien.
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), creator of Astro Boy and over 700 manga series, is often called the God of Comics or the Disney of the East. But neither title acknowledges the mark he's left on science fiction. If you don't know who he is, then you should get to know him — now. For decades, Tezuka's works weren't…