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Is Death Note 2 Still Happening At Netflix Or Has Its Name Been Written In The Book?

Netflix’s track record with producing live-action anime is mixed, at best. The streamer’s “One Piece” series has already been renewed, but the live-action “Cowboy Bebop” was a swiftly-canceled mess.Their most infamous project, however, is probably “Death Note.” This story, first told by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata in a mega-popular manga, focuses on the Japanese […]

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Why Speed Racer Is The Best Hollywood Anime Adaptation

In the decades since Japanese animation broke through to the mainstream of Western pop culture, Hollywood has been eager to mine it for precious content. It’s not hard to see why. Anime has offered us some of the most fascinating, creatively striking, and challenging entertainment of the past fifty years. Consider the cyberpunk body horror […]

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One Piece Creator Eiichiro Oda Personally Approved Netflix’s Live-Action Cast

Netflix’s track record with live-action anime is not a strong one. “Cowboy Bebop” fans and director Shinichiro Watanabe are still reeling from that adaptation. Netflix now has its sights on “One Piece,” the absurdly popular, 25+ year-long manga/anime about pirate captain Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat crew. This time, though, the series’ original […]

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‘Lazarus’ Anime: Trailer, Cast, Plot, and Everything We Know So Far

When it comes to anime, no discussion of the best of the best is complete without mentioning the master Shinichirō Watanabe. Celebrated worldwide for his groundbreaking shows with strong fandoms like Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy, and Samurai Champloo, Watanabe’s work is notable for his natural flair in style and music, deep emotional introspectiveness and exploration […]

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Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Live-Action Series: What to Expect

The Straw Hats are ready to set sail! Despite being one of the longest-running anime and manga in the world, it took nearly a decade for One Piece to finally get a live-action adaptation. One Piece will join the growing list of live-action adaptations of anime and manga series from Netflix, following in the footsteps […]

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Gundam’s Success Gave Cowboy Bebop The Room It Needed To Be Weird

Shinichirō Watanabe’s “Cowboy Bebop” defies genre expectations. It is a sci-fi ballad and a space Western with noir elements, sporting themes that are hopelessly bleak and existentialist. The anime’s protagonist, Spike Spiegel, is not your conventional hero: he’s a green-haired space cowboy who puts his life on the line to put food on the table, […]

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