Amazon folds its little-known anime service into Prime Video

Amazon has killed off the anime streaming platform it launched merely a year ago, according to Kotaku, and we're not exactly surprised. Anime Strike required an additional $ 5 a month on top of Prime Video membership fees, after all, which might have…
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‘Clash Royale’ Anime Trailer Looks Great

Supecell has the art team (and money) to make some great Clash Royale [Free] commercials, and the latest one, called “Cards Coming to Life,” is one of the best commercials yet. The commercial turns many of your favorite Clash Royale characters into perfectly designed anime characters that truly belong on your TV. It’s actually a bit funny that the commercial demonstrates how better Clash Royale‘s art would be if it adopted a style closer to anime versus the one it has now. And that’s saying something given how fun the current art style of the game is.

Supercell is asking if people like this new commercial and whether it should make more of them. The developer has been dabbling into animated episodes starring the Clash Royale characters, so I can see Supercell turning this anime experiment into a new animated series. Reddit seems to be pretty happy with the commercial, although there’s some commentary on the Musketeer’s outfit. What do you think of the commercial and this take on the game’s characters?


James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ stars creepy CG anime eyes

James Cameron has been toying with the idea of remaking Battle Angel Alita for decades now (seriously, I wrote about it back in 2009). Now, with its first trailer, the anime adaptation finally seems to be more than a myth. It centers on a scientist (…
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Netflix anime parody ‘Neo Yokio’ loads up on star power

If you were wondering why the next Vampire Weekend album is taking so long, now you have your answer. It seems lead singer Ezra Koenig has been busy working on an anime with his celeb pals. We heard rumblings about it in the past (from Jude Law and K…
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This AI generates pretty good looking anime characters based on your input

Sketching up anime characters could be quite an intricate process – especially for amateurs. But thanks to cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence, soon there might be AI-powered assistants that can help you doodle your own anime renders. Researchers from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon University, Tongji University and Stony Brook University have developed a generative adversarial network (GAN) that can produce high-quality anime character renders without almost any help from humans. The scientists built a demonstration website where you can try out how good their pre-tested model is at drawing characters. The site practically lets users select a series of options…

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