Tag: mamoruhosoda

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.

10+ Years Later: DONNIE DARKO, the Boy Who Leapt Through Time

[note: the write-up below only takes the theatrical cut of Donnie Darko into consideration. I have not seen the director’s cut nor read Kelley’s The Donnie Darko Book] When Kojima Hideo released Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in 2004...

Hey Australia! Win A LETTER TO MOMO and THE BOY AND THE BEAST Prize Packs!

To celebrate the Australian release of the excellent anime films A Letter To Momo and The Boy And The Beast on home video, distributor Madman is giving you the chance to win one of FIVE double packs consisting of the films...

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review THE BOY AND THE BEAST

ScreenAnarchy's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch...

Mamoru Hosada's THE BOY AND THE BEAST Graces Aust And NZ Screens This March

Anime on-screen is always something to celebrate, and with Hosada's latest likened to the works of Miyazaki it is time to get very excited indeed as The Boy And The Beast hits Australian and New Zealand cinemas thanks to Madman...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: THE BOY AND THE BEAST, Hosoda Mamoru's Best Film To Date

If The Boy And The Beast doesn't cast away any doubts that Hosoda Mamoru will become the new king of Japanese animation, I don't know what will. Ever since Miyazaki Hayao stopped making feature films, the world has been eagerly waiting to see...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Day Zero: Canfield Talks Documentaries And Animation With Rooster Teeth's Own Brian Behm

Welcome! Yours truly is in Austin, Texas, getting ready to cover the greatest genre film event in North America: Fantastic Fest 2015. I'll be uploading episodes daily featuring reviews and news. But I'll also be doing tons of interviews. This episode,...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Watch The New Teaser For Hosoda's Latest

Summer Wars and The Wolf Children director Hosoda Mamoru will soon be returning to Japanese screens with his latest effort, The Boy And The Beast, and anticipation is running high for the upcoming film.The story is set in the human...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Full Trailer For Hosoda Mamoru's Latest

[Updated with English subtitled version.]There is no question about it: Hosoda Mamoru has got a very good chance of becoming the new king of anime. His last three films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and The Wolf...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Check Out The Teaser For Hosoda's Latest Already

Yesterday, anime director Hosoda Mamoru announced that he is working on a new film, and later that evening he already released a teaser for it. And though it only shows a few snippets here and there, it sure looks like...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Next From SUMMER WARS Director Hosoda Mamoru

We are big fans of Hosoda Mamoru's previous films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and Wolf Children. At a news conference in Japan today the director announced his next feature, The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no...

Contest: Win a Prize Pack From Mamoru Hosoda's WOLF CHILDREN!

Here's your chance to win the film that our own Hugo Ozman says "establishes Mamoru Hosoda as a master animator and storyteller in his own right." That's right, we have a Wolf Children prize pack from FUNimation for one lucky...

Vancouver 2013 Dispatch: WOLF CHILDREN, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, And MISS VIOLENCE

Between Wolf Children and Summer Wars, Mamoru Hosoda is establishing himself as a gifted anime auteur (with "anime" functioning as a descriptive word, not a qualifier) whose style, visually and thematically, lies somewhere between Ghibli fare and the work of...

Now on Blu-ray: THE WOLF CHILDREN, Hong Kong Release

(Kids: can't live with them, can't abandon them in the forest...) We are big fans of anime writer/director Hosoda Mamoru here and for a good reason. After the man left Studio Ghibli following a big row with Miyazaki Hayao over...

Review: WOLF CHILDREN Further Proves That Mamoru Hosoda Isn't The New Hayao Miyazaki (REEL ANIME 2012)

When anime director Mamoru Hosoda drew critical attention with his fantastic film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2006, comparisons were immediately drawn between him and Hayao Miyazaki. With his follow up film Summer Wars in 2009, Hosoda should...

Promises to keep: another SUMMER WARS BluRay review

This is going to be a rather short review, and for the following reason: last year I have already done a BluRay review for "Summer Wars". That article concerned an edition which was regionfree by accident and was actually pulled...

Blu-ray Review: SUMMER WARS

Summer Wars was the Japanese animated film from 2010 on these pages.  We've reviewed it a lot, so I'm not going to get too deep into all that, you can check below for links to reviews.  What I will say...

UPDATED: A review for the English-friendly Taiwanese BluRay of SUMMER WARS

(NOTE: we've been contacted by the distributor of this disc, stating that it is not their intention for this edition to be sold outside of the region of Taiwan and several surrounding Asian countries. Furthermore, the new Taiwanese prints of...

SUMMER WARS Reviews

Hosoda is back with another feature film and remembering the sweet little surprise that was The Girl Who Lept Through Time I was determined not to let his newest slip by. Hosoda is slowly turning into a certainty for quality...

Anime on Blu-ray News: NAUSICAA and SUMMER WARS

Something old has already appeared on Blu-ray, and something new is coming soon.  Studio Ghibli is pretty much universally admired among ScreenAnarchy writers and readers I'd wager.  Hayao Miyazaki's work has, however, been somewhat under-appreciated in this new high definition...