U.S.-produced Netflix Pokemon live-action series reportedly on the way


Netflix has been announcing live-action versions of popular anime series at a frantic pace over the last two years, with plans to make their own non-animated versions of some of Japan’s most beloved franchises. Now it seems like there’s another property on the streaming giant’s quest to adapt ‘em all, and… Read


There's a long history of dances being pilfered for profit – and TikTok is latest battleground


In January 2020, 14-year-old Jalaiah Harmon created what would become one of the biggest viral dance sensations on TikTok. But few users knew that Harmon, who is Black, invented the dance, which she dubbed the Renegade – at least not until a month later, when The New York Times drew… Read


'Days of our Lives' gets Peacock limited series spinoff


The NBC soap opera “Days of our Lives” is getting its own spinoff for Peacock. NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, announced Monday that it has ordered five episodes of “Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem.” The series will feature both past and present characters of the series, including Deidre Hall as… Read


This fall is going to be insane for anime


For many people, the seasons are marked by the change in weather. As the sunlight becomes stronger and the air gets hotter, everyone understands that summer is here, and when temperatures cool and the leaves on the trees begin to change from green to orange and yellow, most people acknowledge… Read


Japanese horror manga win U.S. awards touted as Oscars of comic industry


The English editions of horror comics by Japanese manga artist Junji Ito have won two categories in this year's Eisner awards in the United States, considered to be the Academy Awards of the comic industry, according to a Japanese publisher. Shogakukan Inc, which published the two works for which the… Read


Kanye West living in Atlanta stadium to work on new album


Kanye West has been living inside an Atlanta stadium while working on his new album. A representative for the performer said Monday that West planned to remain inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium while working to complete “Donda,” his 10th studio album. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition… Read


With first posthumous album, Prince pierces the American condition


Prince's estate will soon issue a completed record from the mercurial artist's storied music vault, the first never-before-heard album released since the musician's shock death five years ago. "Welcome 2 America" -- a 12-track album finished in 2010, but shelved for reasons unknown in the famous vault at Prince's Paisley… Read


Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

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The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer’s estate, an attorney involved in the mediation said. David Black, an attorney representing Brown's estate, confirmed to The Associated Press that the agreement was reached July 9. Details of the settlement were… Read


Festival-goers revel in return of live music at London's Kaleidoscope


Nearly 10,000 music fans savoured new-found freedoms at London's Kaleidoscope Festival on Saturday. "I'm really excited to be here, I haven't done anything like this in two years", said Leonie Louis, one of the festival-goers, who decorated with sequins and flower crowns, braved the stormy weather to invade the grounds… Read


Makoto Shinkai or Mamoru Hosoda, who makes the better anime movies?


Almost all anime directors do most of their work in television, since that’s the format the vast majority of Japan’s animation output is produced for. Two very notable exceptions, though, are Mamoru Hosoda and Makoto Shinkai. Hosoda directed his first anime film in 2000 and has been working exclusively on theatrical features since 2009, helming… Read

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