Gangsta Products Go on Hiatus

Gangsta animeAll ongoing Gangsta works are going on an indefinite hiatus. This includes Kohske’s original manga, the drama CD, the home video releases. This was an announcement in this month’s Shinchosha’s Monthly Comic @ Bunch magazine. The reason for this global pause in publishing is the author’s health issues, which have worsened recently.

Animation for Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei Announced

Blame! mangaThe Blame! manga by Tsutomu Nihei will be animated into a movie. The production is handled by experienced hands – Polygon Pictures. The news came as a great farewell gift for the Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia) fans, as it was officially written on the wraparound cover of the last volume of the manga (15th).

Anime Films at Oscars 2016

omoide no marnieThe completed list of all projects submitted for the upcoming nominations in this year’s Oscars are here, and we do see three anime film in it! Omoide no Marnie by Studio Ghibli, Bakemono no Ko by Mamoru Hosoda and UFO Gakuen no Himitsu by HS Pictures are the three Japanese titles to note among the list of worldwide animated projects.
See the complete list below, with a small info about how projects are in fact approved for the Oscars.