Shout! Factory and Funimation Films To Bring Anime Movie “In This Corner of the World” to U.S. Cinemas In August

Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the anime film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi at studio MAPPA

Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has teamed up with Funimation Films for their distribution of In This Corner Of The World in U.S. cinemas on Friday, August 11, 2017. Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the anime film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi at studio MAPPA. More after the jump.

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Crunchyroll Adds “Overlord”, “Last Exile”, “Freezing”, “Death Parade” and Season Three of “High School DxD BorN” to Anime Catalog!

All series available starting today

Hang on to your hats! The flood gates from the Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership have opened again as a batch of  new titles join the CR catalog of anime, including Overlord, Last Exile, Freezing, Death Parade, and Season Three of High School DxD BorN. Read on for full details!

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Duolingo the Language Learning Platform adds Japanese Course

Japanese for English speakers was their most requested course in Duolingo’s five-year history

After offering 70 languages, Duolingo, a freemium language-learning platfomr/smartphone apps, has been getting about as many requests for Japanese coverage as you’d expect. In other words, Japanese for English speakers was their most requested course in Duolingo’s five-year history. After a recent Facebook teaser on April 20th, that Japanese course has arrived with the app’s 5.1.0 update. More after thejump.

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“Saint Seiya” Inspires International Live-Action Production

Tomasz Bagiński, the animator/illustrator behind The Witcher game cinematics will helm.

Japan’s Toei Animation has teamed up with Hong Kong-based A Really Good Film Company (ARGF) to produce an English-language, live-action movie based on mythology/martial arts epic Saint Seiya: Knights Of The Zodiac. What’s being described as “Hollywood” movie in Japanese movie press has ARGF joining Toei Animation as its development and China co-production partner with Greater China distribution planned. 

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“My LIttle Monster” Hits the Big Screen in 2018 Live-Action Film

Tao Tsuchiya and Masaki Suda will play the leads in adaptation based on Robico’s romantic comedy manga

Tao Tsuchiya and Masaki Suda will be playing the lead roles in My Little Monster (known as Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun in Japan), an upcoming live-action film based on the romantic comedy manga by Robico that chronicles the volatile relationship of an unlikely pair of teenagers. Hit the jump to learn more.

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