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Asian American Actors Want More Opportunities for Asians in Anime Voice Acting

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Some Asian voice actors are lamenting how most anime voiceover jobs still go to white A-List artists who are already dominating voiceover work in feature film and television in the U.S.

Hope for better: Voiceover actors at anime entertainment company Funimation expressed in a recent interview with IndieWire that they are hoping there is still room for more Asian talent in the predominately white dubbing industry.

Keanu Reeves to Star in Live-Action AND Anime of Hit Comic He Co-Created

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Keanu Reeves is set to both produce and star in an anime series and a live-action film based on “Brzrkr,” a new comic that he co-wrote and co-created.

ICYMI, we’re excited to announce @netflix will develop a live-action film based on BRZRKR, with Keanu Reeves set to star in and produce! An anime spinoff series, also based on the comic, is in the works as well! Learn more:

New Live-Action ‘Naruto’ Web Series Takes a Stand Against Whitewashing With Nearly All-Asian Cast


RE:Anime, the group behind many anime live-action trailers on YouTube has released a trailer for its upcoming “Naruto” web series.

The trailer for “Naruto Live Action: Climbing Silver” features an intense battle between four Hidden Leaf ninjas, Sarutobi Asuma, Nara Shikamaru, Kotetsu and Izumo, versus two Akatsuki members, Hidan and Kakuzu, who are both known to be immortals.

‘Demon Slayer’ Movie Submitted for Oscars 2021

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“Demon Slayer: The Movie: Mugen Train,” Japan’s most successful movie to date with a gross of 32.47 billion yen ($312 million) as of December 2020, is one of the few animated films that has been submitted for the 93rd Academy Awards in February.

The 2020 anime movie will join other well-known titles being considered for the Best Animated Feature category at the Oscars, including the 2020 Pixar film “Onward,” Netflix’s “Over the Moon” and Studio Ghibli’s “Earwig and the Witch,” according to The Wrap.

Japanese YouTuber Invents Machine That Creates ‘Kamehameha’ and ‘Absolute Terror Field’


A Japanese YouTuber has gone viral for his invention that lets people perform a real-life Kamehameha from “Dragon Ball” and an A.T. (Absolute Terror) Field used by the Angels and Evangelions in “Neon Genesis Evangelion.”

Goku Shoots Frieza in the Face

On Dec. 4, YouTuber SUSHI RAMEN [Riku] showcased one of his inventions that shoots out a Kamehameha, a popular finishing move of Son Goku in the anime/manga series “Dragon Ball Z.”

Man Breaks Up with Girlfriend for Throwing Away $3,400 ‘Demon Slayer’ Anime Figurines

A Taiwanese man went on a Facebook rant after breaking up with his ex-girlfriend for throwing away his collection of Nezuko “Demon Slayer” figurines, which was reportedly worth 14,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($3,400).

The unnamed man shared his experience in a Facebook group where people can post their rants about their girlfriend anonymously on Nov. 11, according to World of Buzz.

Honda Releases Limited-Edition Scooter Inspired by Anime Film ‘Weathering with You’


Honda is releasing a scooter inspired by Natsumi’s wheels in the hit anime movie “Tenki ni Ko,” or  “Weathering with You.”

The scooter, which comes in pink complete with a special sticker, brown seat and a free pink-and-white striped helmet, will be released in two models: Super Cub 50 and Super Cub 110, according to the automaker’s official post via SoraNews24.