Tag: anime

Now Streaming: CANNON BLASTERS, Jaunty Adventures in a Comic Wasteland

The anime series is a colorful blast of fresh air.

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: Director Tezka Macoto on Rediscovering THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS

In 1985, director Tezka Macoto released a singular send-up of the Japanese entertainment industry.  The Legend of the Stardust Brothers was a moussed and glittering New Wave-tastic mélange of mediums; from music, to fashion, to animation -- with zombies!  So...

Notes on Streaming: The Day the Anime Died

At least 33 people died in a fire at Kyoto Animation Co. in Japan.

Notes on Streaming: TO THE ABANDONED SACRED BEASTS, Of Blood and Monsters

Victory comes at a high price in the anime series.

Notes on Streaming: ASTRA LOST IN SPACE, Sci-Fi Winners

The anime series asks good questions in the context of fun adventures.

Notes on Streaming: VINLAND SAGA, Between Peace and Brutality

Anime series gets off to a strong start on Amazon Prime Video.

Notes on Streaming: 7SEEDS From Japan Asks, What Price Survival?

The anime series sets up a daunting task for survivors.

Notes on Streaming: FOREST OF PIANO, Playing Through Pain

A young boy from a rough background discovers the magic of music as a means of dealing with his miseries.

Notes on Streaming: KAKEGURUI, Compulsive Gambling in Japan

Do I feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?

WEATHERING WITH YOU Trailer: Japanese Followup to YOUR NAME

How do you follow a highly acclaimed, high-grossing film such as Your Name (2016) ? The answer by director and writer Shinkai Makoto will be unfurled in Japan very shortly: Weathering With You (天気の子 Tenki no Ko, literally "Child of...

7 SEEDS Trailer Sows Post-Apocalyptic Troubles

Teens tangle with the unknown in new anime series from Gonzo and Netflix.

Notes on Streaming: REVISIONS From Japan, THE DEFECTED From Hong Kong

Plus: Action-comedy 'The Man Who Feels No Pain' arrives from India.

Vancouver 2018 Review: Hosada Returns with the Mesmerizing MIRAI

Part Alice in Wonderland, part A Christmas Carol, Hosada's latest film is as charming and moving as his other works--and perhaps even more beautifully animated.

Watch Delightful STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE "Animotion" Trailer

At a time when the Star Wars fan base is dividing faster than the Millenium Falcon going into lightspeed, I hope this delightful, bite-sized bit of fan animation reminds us all of the creative spark that the franchise ignites in...

Notes on Streaming: BLAME! and GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE Each Blaze Their Own Desperate Trail

In my last column, I offered up my two-pronged solution to the frequent complaint about Netflix that their flood of new series all have too many episodes that are all too long, suggesting that viewers either try another streaming service...

Notes on Streaming: A.I.C.O. INCARNATION Bursts Into Action Early and Often on Netflix

The animated series A.I.C.O.: Incarnation, which premiered on Netflix worldwide on March 9, 2018, is terrific. Produced by Japanese studio Bones, directed by Murata Kazuya, and written by Nomura Yuuichi, the series is filled with nicely-choreographed action, while also taking...


Big news has emerged from the anime world with the announcement that Watanabe Shinichiro - the helmer of iconic series Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo - is currenty at work on Blade Runner spin off anime Black Out 2022. The...

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: New Trailer For Miike's Adaptation Features The Stands In Action

If you're a fan of popular manga and anime series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and you're anything at all like The Boy - who very much is a fan of Jojo - whatever excitement you may have for the upcoming live...

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: Two Teasers For Sori's Live Action Adaptation

One of the most popular manga and anime series on the globe, medieval action-fantasy Fullmetal Alchemist will be coming to the big screen at the end of the year with a live action adaptation from Ping Pong helmer Sori Fumihiko....

Oguri Shun Versus Aliens In Teaser For Live Action GINTAMA

Cult Japanese director Fukuda Yuichi (Hentai Kamen) is taking a definite step towards the mainstream in 2017. He's got the Sony backed live action adaptation of The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K that we wrote about earlier today on the...