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Have Your Say: What (Or Who) Is Your Favorite Zombie?

It's now almost two weeks ago that I saw the Japanese zombie film I Am A Hero, a movie which surprised me by being unexpectedly awesome. In my review, I said that most zombie films feature a "hero zombie", one...

A Conversation With LIBRARY WARS Director Sato Shinsuke!

I sat down with Library Wars director Sato Shinsuke the morning after his film screened at Fantasia. We were already accustomed to each other as we had only parted ways six hours earlier after closing out the pub. Coffee was...

Fantasia 2013 Review: LIBRARY WARS. Japanese Feel-Good Action Cinema

In the 1980s in an alternate Japan, a movement rose to control media and do away with material deemed offensive to Japanese culture. The Media Betterment Committee is little more than a police force that bans such offensive material. In...

Full Trailer For Live Action LIBRARY WARS is Literally A War In A Library

There is a small crop of sci-fi films that deal with a utilitarian society where book censorship is heavily enforced, while a small group resisting against this law, like Fahrenheit 451 and Equilibrium. But I think Library Wars (aka Toshokan Sensō) is...

First Teaser For Live Action LIBRARY WARS

From Sato Shinsuke, the director of Gantz and The Princess Blade comes yet another live action adaptation Library Wars (aka Toshokan Sensō).  Based on a Japanese light novel series by Hiro Arikawa that spawned a manga and animated series &...