Tag: japan

Now Streaming: SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME, Slacker Blues, Get Me Out of Here

The anime adaptation, now available on Crunchyroll, of a long-running manga series creeps slowly to life.

Now Streaming: FUTURE FOLKTALES, Retelling Arabian Stories For All Ages

The new anime series, now on HiDive, tells a compact action tale in its first episode.

WAVE, LISTEN TO ME! Trailer: For All You Weirdos, Up All Night

In the mood for anime, but don't necessarily want blood, death, and nightmares?

Now Streaming: THE 8TH SON? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?, Well, Not Really

The anime series, now on Crunchyroll and VRV, features lovely imagery as it follows its hero into nobility and, possibly, beyond.

Now Streaming: Criterion Channel Celebrates Mifune Toshiro

Kicking off the month, The Criterion Channel celebrates the great Mifune Toshiro, who was born on April 1, 1920. (Note: now updated with new trailer for the occasion.) In their collection "Toshiro Mifune Turns 100," the streaming service features 26...

TOWER OF GOD Trailer: Climb Up, Face Terrors, Achieve Greatness

What does the new anime season promise? Let's start with Tower of God, which premiered exclusively on Crunchyroll earlier today. Officially, it's "a dark fantasy action series that centers on the journey of a young man as he battles his...

Now Streaming: LU OVER THE WALL, A Fabulous Concoction

Director Yuasa Masaaki entrances with his animated fable, which is so good that it may prompt a flood of tears by grown men. Or, at least, this man.

Review: RIDE YOUR WAVE, Lyrical Beauty, Marvelous Fun

Masaaki Yuasa ('Mindgame,' 'Night Is Short, Walk on Girl') directs a wondrous feature anime.

Now Streaming: IN/SPECTRE, Cheerful Mysteries Solved With One Eye, One Leg, One Healer

Action and mystery collide in a light, entertaining anime series.

Now Streaming: KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF EIZOUKEN! Bursts Creatively With Good Cheer

Yuasa Masaaki directs the delightful, wildly imaginative anime series, adapted from ĹŚwara Sumito's manga.

Now Streaming: THE RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO, Go Behind the Scenes in New Video

Launched at the beginning of January, the Winter 2020 season of new anime simulcasts is now going full blast in North America, via streaming services Crunchyroll, Funimation, HiDive, Hulu, and VRV. (Plus Netflix and others, of course.) Personally, I'm still...

Shinkai Makoto Anime THE GARDEN OF WORDS Heads to London Stage

One week ago, Shinkai Makoto's Weathering With You opened in U.S. theaters and is already among my favorite films from the past 365 days. It's also been widely acclaimed by critics, as noted at Rotten Tomatoes, and has proven to...

Review: WEATHERING WITH YOU Takes Flight Into the Fantastical

Shinkai Makoto's followup to the smash-hit 'Your Name' takes an even more fantastical approach to a coming-of-age tale.

Now Streaming: RE:BORN, Blood-Soaked, Throat-Gouging Mayhem

Japanese action star Tak Sakiguchi makes a welcome return to the screen in this stripped-down action thriller, now on Shudder.

Exclusive RE:BORN Clip: Knife Fight in a Phone Booth

I think it was Jean-Luc Godard who said that all you need to make a movie is a girl, a guy, and a knife. In a phone booth.

Now in Theaters: ONE PIECE: STAMPEDE Boldly Celebrates Popular Piracy

The latest big-screen anime adaptation promises a swashbuckling adventure.

Anime Trailers Galore: GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045, EDEN, LEVIUS

Plus: 'The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened,' all upcoming on Netflix.

Review: HUMAN LOST, Long Life Ain't What It Used to Be

The new anime film adaptation of 'No Longer Human' is filled with dynamic action but paints a dark future.

Now Streaming: STAND MY HEROES, PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 and Z/X CODE REUNION All Adapt to Mixed Effect

Three more shows debut in the Fall 2019 anime simulcast season.

Now Streaming: BABYLON and SPECIAL 7 Make Politics Deadly

Also briefly noted: 'Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,' man and T-Rex vs. the world; 'Seis Manos,' martial arts in retro Mexico. Plus trailers for all four series.