Netflix hires Toho facilities for live-action ‘Yū Yū Hakusho’
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Netflix hires Toho facilities for live-action ‘Yū Yū Hakusho’

Studio TOHO has signed a contract with Netflix to lease its facilities for the live-action series of Yū Yū Hakusho. The streaming platform has endorsed several of the available studios that it will begin to use this April. The adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s work will arrive on Netflix on demand simultaneously and globally, although its release date has not been confirmed. Netflix has signed a multi-year lease agreement with…

Here’s all the anime movies confirmed eligible for the Oscars
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Here’s all the anime movies confirmed eligible for the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed all the 366 movies that are eligible for consideration at this year’s Oscars—and there are a few anime movies on this list: Earwig and the Witch— This is Studio Ghibli’s first 3D CG feature film. It was released on December 30, 2020. Synopsis: Growing up…

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away’ To Get Stage Production
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Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away’ To Get Stage Production

Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi) is getting a stage production. It will premiere its stage production in Tokyo in 2022. This will be followed by a tour through Japan—Osaka (April 2022), Fukuoka (May 2022), Sapporo (June 2022), and Nagoya (June, July 2022). Toho’s Imperial Theatre is where it will be presented. This…

Mamoru Hosuda’s ‘Belle’ reveals teaser and poster
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Mamoru Hosuda’s ‘Belle’ reveals teaser and poster

Mamoru Hosuda’s upcoming movie Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, or “The Princess of Dragons and Freckles”) has released a teaser trailer and poster on Thursday. They were posted by the animation studio Studio Chizu, and will mark the tenth anniversary of Hosuda’s studio. The movie is slated for a summer 2021 release. Hosuda, who is…

Godzilla vs. Kong: New Japanese Trailer Sees Godzilla Punching Back at Kong
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Godzilla vs. Kong: New Japanese Trailer Sees Godzilla Punching Back at Kong

The much-awaited Godzilla vs. Kong movie now has a brand-new Japanese language trailer! Watch it here: The 90-second preview starts off by showing Kong on Skull Island, then cutting to an epic-level fight between Godzilla and Kong. The worldwide version of the preview video released the other day has been trending in 88 countries on…