Who needs RoboCop when you can have cops in robots?

The first trailer for the live-action Patlabor movie has arrived, and boy howdy am I excited. Based on the classic anime series by Mamoru Oshii (director of Ghost in the Shell), Patlabor is about Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2, which handles Tokyo's giant robot-related crimes — with their own… » 12/20/13 9:46am 12/20/13 9:46am

First official look at the robot of Japan's live-action Patlabor movie

Getting the first official look at the "Patrol Labor" — the giant, robotic suit the Japanese police force use to combat giant robot crime — is pretty cool by itself. But what's really cool? Discovering that Ghost in the Shell's Mamoru Oshii will be directing the live-action movie based on the classic anime! » 8/15/13 10:40am 8/15/13 10:40am

8 amazing works you may not have seen from anime's greatest directors

Hayao Miyazaki. Osamu Tezuka. Hideaki Anno. You know these names, and if you don’t, you know their work (Spirited Away, Astro Boy and Evangelion, respectively). But not every awesome anime in every famous director’s oeuvre gets the same attention, so here are eight works by anime's greatest directors you probably… » 7/25/13 10:00am 7/25/13 10:00am