Tag: japan

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.

Now Streaming: TRUE COOKING MASTER BOY Debuts, FOOD WARS! Returns For FOURTH PLATE

Two series have been added to Crunchyroll's fall simulcast lineup.

ASSASSINS PRIDE Trailer: Don't Make Me Have to Kill You

Set to debut as a simulcast in the U.S. on Thursday, October 10, via Crunchyroll (and also HiDive), Assassins Pride is an anime adaptation of a fantasy light novel series. A new trailer gives a sense of what's in store. ...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: RIDE YOUR WAVE Surfs Straight For The Heart

Masaaki Yuasa ('Mindgame,' 'Night Is Short, Walk on Girl') directs a lyrical romantic beauty.

Now Streaming: DR. STONE, Ten Billion Percent Fun

Science saves the day in a bright anime series, set in the distant future.

Now Streaming: BEM, Monsters Among Us

The Japanese animated series explores monsters who want to be human, for some reason.

Now Streaming: CAROLE AND TUESDAY, HERO MASK, COP CRAFT

Musicians on Mars, plus cops, aliens and bio-masks in this animated trio.

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

The anime series is a colorful blast of fresh air.

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: HIS LOST NAME Director Hirose Nanako Uncovers Dark Truths

His Lost Name is the story of a young man whose mysterious presence in a small town engenders willing deceptions, and reveals uncomfortable truths.  At Japan Cuts 2019, director Hirose Nanako spoke exclusively with LMD about creating her first feature...

Notes on Streaming: KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC: SAINT SEIYA, Shout and Fight

The newest iteration of the long-established character is in 3D.

Notes on Streaming: The Day the Anime Died

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

Japan Cuts 2019 Preview: Dance the Summer Away With Great New Films

"New York, New York, a helluva town!" So declare the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, in On the Town (1944), and it applies equally well today to the city that will host...

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.

Exclusive SHE'S JUST A SHADOW Clip: Red, White, Blue, Bloody

In the USA, July 4 is known as Independence Day. As an alternative, She's Just a Shadow declares that it's Thursday. Bloody Thursday. With apologies to U2, and also to sincere people who will be blowing up stuff right good...

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.

Friday One Sheet: SPIRITED AWAY in China

In light of most of Canada being on holiday this weekend, and America to follow shortly thereafter, today's column will be about a Chinese release of a Japanese film.  Nearly 20 years after its original release in Japan and to...

Notes on Streaming: KAKEGURUI, Compulsive Gambling in Japan

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