• 10 New Year's Resolutions for Hollywood to keep in 2018
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    Hanna Flint

    10 New Year's Resolutions for Hollywood to keep in 2018

    The film industry could do with making some changes this year and leaving old habits in 2017.

  • Review: 'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?' is a deceptively complex romance
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?' is a deceptively complex romance

    The ostensibly simple premise for Japanese romantic anime “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” later evolves into a surprisingly deeper and more complex story that requires a fair level of thinking and processing from audiences. It uses a combination of traditional 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D animation for vehicles and mechanical objects. Story-wise, main character Nazuna (Suzu Hirose) is revealed to be more than a pretty face.

  • Disney cosplayers abound at Anime Festival Asia
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    Gabriel Choo

    Disney cosplayers abound at Anime Festival Asia

    Cosplayers dressed up as Disney characters at the Anime Festival Asia. The C3 Anime Festival Asia, also known as the Anime Festival Asia, returned to Singapore for its 10th annual instalment last weekend (24 to 26 November) at the Suntec City Convention Centre. This year’s festival, a first-time collaboration between Singapore organiser SOZO and Japan’s Sotsu, featured blockbuster titles, stage segments with celebrity artistes and voice artistes, exclusive content and merchandise from Japan, as well as a showcase for local content creators.

  • Review: 'Pokemon: I Choose You' is a nostalgic retelling of the story of an underdog pair
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Pokemon: I Choose You' is a nostalgic retelling of the story of an underdog pair

    Should you watch this at weekday movie ticket prices? Should you watch this at weekend movie ticket prices? “Pokemon: I Choose You” is a Japanese adventure anime film that’s the twentieth in the “Pokemon” franchise, and the first in the “Sun and Moon” series.

  • All the artistes performing at Anime Festival Asia's 'I Love Anisong' concerts
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    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

    All the artistes performing at Anime Festival Asia's 'I Love Anisong' concerts

    Apart from the various exhibitions of official anime goods, creator goods and even Japanese food, there are also meet-and-greets and showcases during the day and “I Love Anisong” concerts at night. The talented 25-year-old, who was nicknamed “the God with the healing voice” by fans, is also active as an actor, producer and songwriter.

  • Review: 'Mary and the Witch's Flower' is beautifully familiar
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Mary and the Witch's Flower' is beautifully familiar

    “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is a Japanese 2D animated fantasy film that’s based on a novel called “The Little Broomstick” by Mary Stewart. The movie follows the adventures of Mary, an ordinary girl who discovers a magical flower which can turn her into an extremely powerful witch for limited periods of time. “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi with additional screenplay credits for Riko Sakaguchi.

  • Review: 'Ajin: Demi-Human' is an exciting battle of wits and action
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Ajin: Demi-Human' is an exciting battle of wits and action

    “Ajin: Demi-Human” is a Japanese science-fiction action thriller that’s based on the anime and manga franchise of the same name. The film sees the rise of the Ajin, superhumans who have special abilities and can come back to life after being killed.

  • Taika Waititi would cast Asian actors in Akira
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    Ryan Leston

    Taika Waititi would cast Asian actors in Akira

    Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi confirms he has had talks to direct Akira... and would cast Asian leads.

  • Top music acts to perform at Anime Festival in November
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    Gabriel Choo

    Top music acts to perform at Anime Festival in November

    The C3 Anime Festival Asia, formerly known as the Anime Festival Asia, will return to Singapore for its 10th annual instalment from 24–26 November at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • Review: 'The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie' is exactly what you'd expect
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie' is exactly what you'd expect

    “The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars” is a Japanese science-fiction action anime in Japanese. It is the first film in “The Irregular at Magic High School” light novel/manga/anime franchise. “The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars” is directed by Risako Yoshida and written by Tsutomu Sato.

  • Review: ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ is gripping but feels unfinished
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ is gripping but feels unfinished

    Tokyo Ghoul is exciting without going down the standard format of having clear cut good guys and bad guys.

  • Studio Ghibli reopens for new Hayao Miyazaki film
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    Ryan Leston

    Studio Ghibli reopens for new Hayao Miyazaki film

    Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement... and Studio Ghibli is producing his next film.

  • Popular manga and anime 'One Piece' to be made into live-action series
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    Yahoo Movies Singapore

    Popular manga and anime 'One Piece' to be made into live-action series

    Eiichiro Oda, the creator of “One Piece”, revealed that the popular manga will be made into a live-action TV drama series overseas. The upcoming TV drama will be a joint project between Oda and Shueisha, which publishes the Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine. In a handwritten message screened during the announcement, Oda wrote, “There may be people who are sceptical of this, but please give us your support.

  • Review: 'Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri' has a more likeable Shinnosuke
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri' has a more likeable Shinnosuke

    "Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri (クレヨンしんちゃん 襲来!!宇宙人シリリ)" is a Japanese 2D animated adventure comedy in Japanese that's the 25th instalment in the "Crayon Shin-chan" franchise. Crayon Shin-chan is also known as 蠟筆小新, or La bi Xiao xin, in Chinese.

  • Review: 'In This Corner of the World' is simple but poignant
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'In This Corner of the World' is simple but poignant

    “In This Corner of the World” is a 2D animated wartime drama in Japanese. “In This Corner of the World is directed and written by Sunao Katabuchi, with additional writing credits for Chie Uratani. It features the voice talents of Non (Urano Suzu), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Hojo Shusaku), Mayumi Shintani (Hojo San), Shigeru Ushiyama (Hojo Entaro), Minor Omi (Kuromura Keiko), and Natsuki Inaba (Kuromura Harumi).

  • Pen Pineapple Apple Pen creator Piko-Taro enters the world of anime
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    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

    Pen Pineapple Apple Pen creator Piko-Taro enters the world of anime

    Following his worldwide breakthrough song Pen Pineapple Apple Pen (PPAP), Japanese sensation Piko-Taro is moving on to conquer the anime world. With himself as the theme, Piko-Taro will be voice acting all the characters in TV anime “Piko-Taro’s Lullaby Luullaby”. Scheduled to broadcast this summer, “Piko-Taro’s Lullaby Luullaby” is produced by the man himself, who also handles the planning, the drafting and the music.

  • Review: 'Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Great Adventure In The Antarctic Kachi Kochi' is a fun winter romp
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Great Adventure In The Antarctic Kachi Kochi' is a fun winter romp

    "Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Great Adventure In The Antarctic Kachi Kochi" is a Japanese 2D animated comedy adventure in Japanese with English subtitles, and it is the 37th film in the "Doraemon" franchise.

  • Review: 'Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry' thoroughly embraces anime fans and tropes
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry' thoroughly embraces anime fans and tropes

    “Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry” is a Japanese 2D animated fantasy action film that’s part of the “Fairy Tail” anime and manga franchise. The film sees the Fairy Tail team going after a devastatingly powerful artefact in another kingdom.

  • RADWIMPS kick off 2017 Asia Tour in Singapore
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    Bryan Huang

    RADWIMPS kick off 2017 Asia Tour in Singapore

    Japanese rock band RADWIMPS may have been one member shy, but that did not stop them from bringing the Singapore crowd their brand of music on Sunday (4 June). Lead vocalist Yojiro Noda, 32, guitarist Akira Kuwahara, 32, and bassist Yusuke Takeda, 32, were in town over the weekend for the one-night only show as part of their 2017 Asia Live Tour at the Megabox Event Hall, although drummer Satoshi Yamaguchi missed out. A day before their concert in front of a sell-out crowd of 2,000, the three members spoke to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore about what made performing in Singapore unique.

  • ‘Live Spectacle NARUTO’ cast set Merlions, local cuisines as goals for Singapore visit
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    Bryan Huang

    ‘Live Spectacle NARUTO’ cast set Merlions, local cuisines as goals for Singapore visit

    When the cast of "Live Spectacle NARUTO – Song of the Akatsuki –" comes to Singapore next week, one of their goals will be to visit all the different Merlion statues on the island.

  • Review: ‘Napping Princess’ weaves beautiful parallels between worlds
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: ‘Napping Princess’ weaves beautiful parallels between worlds

    “Napping Princess” is a fantasy drama anime. The film follows the adventures of a sorceress in a steampunk world who is a normal schoolgirl when she wakes up. “Napping Princess” is directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama.

  • DVDs are Dying, But Not for Anime Distributor Funimation
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    The Wrap

    DVDs are Dying, But Not for Anime Distributor Funimation

    As streaming services focused on narrow slices of content like Korean drama and Japanese anime continue to proliferate and find a critical mass of users, Hollywood can’t help but notice the appeal of devoted niche communities. Anime company Funimation distributed Japanese film “Your Name” in the U.S. last month, where it reeled in a respectable $4.7 million (the film made $354 million worldwide). “We were actually the number four movie on a per-screen average,” Funimation Chief Operating Officer Mike DuBoise told TheWrap, mentioning the film’s strong opening.

  • Review: ‘Kuroko’s Basketball The Movie: Last Game’ is an epic display of fan service
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: ‘Kuroko’s Basketball The Movie: Last Game’ is an epic display of fan service

    “Kuroko’s Basketball the Movie: Last Game” is a Japanese sports drama anime that is in Japanese with English and Chinese subtitles. It is based on the anime “Kuroko’s Basketball”, where a high school team of super-powered basketball players (the Generation of Miracles) split up into different senior high teams because of their hubris, leading their phantom sixth player, Kuroko, to go on a quest to defeat each of them and show them the power of friendship. This film sees an American street basketball team publicly insulting Japanese basketball, forcing the nation’s greatest players to band together to prove the mettle of Japan’s basketballers.

  • Japanese Ghost in the Shell fans quite like the remake
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    Ryan Leston

    Japanese Ghost in the Shell fans quite like the remake

    It looks as though Japanese fans rather liked Ghost in the Shell.