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Mamoru Hosoda’s Latest Film Belle Has Found Its Lead

It looks like the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) has found its Belle. Studio Chizu has officially announced it has cast Japanese musical artist Kaho Nakamura as the voice of Belle (a.k.a. Suzu) in the...

Five New Cast Members Take the Stage in Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle

Are you ready for some more info on the next release from animation legend Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children)? Five new cast members have joined Belle, the latest from Hosoda and Studio Chizu. The official website for the upcoming...

Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle Reveals New Trailer, Collab With Disney Designer & Cartoon Saloon

The brilliant Mamoru Hosoda's next film, Belle, has revealed a brand-new trailer and info drop, highlighting the collaboration between Studio Chizu, Disney designer Jin Kim (Frozon, Big Hero 6) and Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers). The latest trailer was posted Thursday to...

Why Do the Oscars Have Such a Limited View on Anime?

You could count on your fingers how many Japanese-animated films have been nominated for an Academy Award, and you only need one finger to count the winners. Bluntly put, the Oscars have an anime problem—the Academy of Motion Picture...

The Works of Mamoru Hosoda: From Digimon: The Movie to Mirai

By Tom Speelman Mamoru Hosoda, much like other legendary creators in the anime space, has found great creative and box office success. That's the power of his original, lavishly and lovingly made anime films. After his early career at Toei...

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Original Sci-Fi Anime RUMBLE GARANNDOLL Sets October 11 Premiere in New Visual, PV

Are you ready to rumble next month? RUMBLE GARANNDOLL, an original sci-fi mecha anime from the director of ASTRA LOST...