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The Secret Behind Anime Names! (Multi Language Subtitles)

How anime characters are named, and the name meanings you probably didn’t know behind the most popular anime and manga characters from Naruto, Bleach, Sailor Moon, Death Note, Evangelion, Attack on Titan, Dragonball Z, Strawberry 100%, One Piece, and Yu-Gi-Oh!

Akira Project - Live Action Trailer

The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.

We launched an Indiegogo campaign in July 2012 as part of a crowd sourcing effort to make this project come to life. Many people contributed not just financially but offered their time and talent to help the production that was shot in Montreal, Quebec from November 2-5th 2012. What started out as a simple idea between two guys having a beer, became a global endeavour, filled with adventures and hurdles, involving more than 40 artists in 12 different countries.

After a year and a half in post-production, we are proud to present the project to Akira fans the world over. We hope to have done justice to the timeless work of Katsuhiro Otomo and look forward to, someday, seeing the full scope of the Akira story translated to the big screen as a live-action.

AWESOME: Social Media Sites and Browsers as Anime Characters

These awesome adaptations of social media sites and browsers as anime-style characters come from the mind of american artist *Jon-Lock.

(by *Jon-Lock on deviantART)

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers - Knights of the Zodiac Game Trailer (PlayStation 3)

Namco Bandai will bring a new fighting game based on the Saint Seiya manga and anime series to PlayStation 3 later this year — just not in most of North America. Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers - Knights of the Zodiac is due this November in Japan, Europe, Mexico and Brazil.