Netflix’s Castlevania: Nocturne

Castlevania: Nocturne, a new Netflix animated series, is officially in production. The series is led by showrunner Kevin Kolde and Creator/Writer Clive Bradley and produced by Project 51 Productions with production services provided by Powerhouse Animation. Castlevania: Nocturne follows Richter, a descendant of the Belmont family, popularized in the iconic Symphony of Night and Blood of Rondo Castlevania games. Source: Netflix

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Coming This March 2016 From FUNimation Entertainment: The Boy and the Beast

The Boy and the Beast

In select theaters starting March 4, 2016.

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage. - From FUNIMATION FILMS

 Director: Mamoru Hosoda

About the Mamoru Hosoda:

Masterful animator and director Mamoru Hosoda has been called “the preeminent director of theatrical animation in Japan today, the obvious spiritual heir to Hayao Miyazaki.” (Brain Camp, Otaku USA Magazine) This is high praise indeed, but Hosoda’s stellar body of work certainly merits any and all plaudits. Trained as an oil painter at Kanazawa University of Arts and Crafts, Hosoda honed his considerable skills working at famed anime production houses such as Toei and Studio Ghibli. His directorial credits include The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children, all three of which received the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Film


Kyuta (Young):
Japanese: Aoi Miyazaki
English: Luci Christian

Kyuta (Teen):
Japanese: Shota Sometani
English: Eric Vale

Japanese: Koji Yakusho
English: John Swasey

Japanese: Suzu Hirose
English: Bryn Apprill

Japanese: Sumire Morohoshi
English: Monica Rial

Japanese: Yo Oizumi
English: Ian Sinclair

Japanese: Kazuhiro Yamaji
English: Sean Hennigan

Ichirohiko (Teen):
Japanese: Mamoru Miyano
English: Austin Tindle

Ichirohiko (Young):
Japanese: Haru Kuroki
English: Morgan Berry

Jiromaru (Teen):
Japanese: Kappei Yamaguchi
English: Josh Grelle

Jiromaru (Young):
Japanese: Momoka Ono
English: Brittney Karbowski

Kyuta's Mother:
Japanese: Kumiko Asou
English: Jessica Cavanagh

Kyuta's Father:
Japanese: Keishi Nagatsuka
English: Chuck Hüber

Japanese: Masahiko Tsugawa
English: Steve Powell
Trailer of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 2

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis some of the New issues of Manga, Animes Series and Live-Action Films debut dates features on the Widescreen Online Review websites are either rescheduled or closed down until further notice.