Samurai Batman chases down the Joker in a woodblock-inspired print

We've been enjoying Jed Henry's pop culture illustrations inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. His new gallery show, opening tonight at Gallery Nucleus, includes some new pieces, including this showdown between Batman and the Joker. » 6/01/13 5:00pm 6/01/13 5:00pm

The Ultimate Japanese Electroclash Smackdown!

I'm at a loss as to what's happening in this awesome scene from Electric Dragon 80,000V » 9/25/08 7:29pm 9/25/08 7:29pm, the -esque Japanese saga of two electrically powered men who electro-clash their way to oblivion. There's this one guy, who's like a rocker dude, and he uses his electro-powers to play his guitar a lot. And he meets a cyborg-dude, …

Murakami Tells io9 About His Secret Love For J.J. Abrams

We had a chance to see the amazingly eye-blistering @ Murakami exhibit in Los Angeles a couple of months ago before they packed everything up and headed to Brooklyn. The same exhibit is now on display at the Brooklyn Museum until July 13th, and is definitely worth checking out. We nabbed a few moments with Takashi… » 4/23/08 2:30pm 4/23/08 2:30pm

Want To See Appleseed: Ex Machina On The Big Screen for Free this…

If you've been wanting to see the John Woo produced cyborg war romance Appleseed: Ex Machina on the big screen, and you happen to live in New York, then this is your lucky day. We're giving away five pairs of tickets for a midnight screening of the movie at IFC Center in NYC for either Friday or Saturday night, take… » 3/06/08 12:13pm 3/06/08 12:13pm

Astro Boy Is Actually Sixteen Year Old Candy Factory Owner

Freddie Highmore of Willy Wonka fame will be lending his voice to the upcoming animated version of Astro Boy set to arrive in theaters next year, and we wonder why they chose a 16-year-old with an English accent to play the titular hero. In the manga, Astro is only nine years old... will audiences buy Highmore as a… » 2/29/08 8:40am 2/29/08 8:40am

Sneak Peek at Cyborg War Romance 'Appleseed: Ex Machina'

We've already mentioned the John Woo-produced anime sequel Appleseed: Ex Machina and spoken with director Shinji Aramaki, but Warner Video was on hand at WonderCon, handing out a billion postcards to remind people that it comes out DVD on March 11th. They even had a screening of it on Saturday night during WonderCon,… » 2/25/08 1:00pm 2/25/08 1:00pm

Murakami's Freaky, Posthuman Technicolor Visions Coming to New York

If you've been wondering what might happen if you dropped two hits of acid and then wandered into an anime shop, you'll want to check out Takashi Murakami. Yesterday we caught the last day of the months-long © Murakami exhibit at the MOCA in downtown Los Angeles, and saw the bizarre cute/scary creatures in… » 2/12/08 1:30pm 2/12/08 1:30pm