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Rotterdam 2015 Review: AS THE GODS WILL Leaves You Gasping For More

(Putting the Fear of God into someone was never taken as literally as here...) Miike Takashi must, by now, be the most experienced director in the world in several genres, especially if those genres are vaguely defined as "gory and...

Even By Miike Standards, This Is Just Weird. Check The Full Trailer For AS THE GODS WILL

The are exploding heads o'plenty in the full trailer for Miike Takashi's adaptation of popular manga As The Gods Will. Heads exploding into piles of beads, apparently, all of it presided over by a mocking sculpture. Then there's the guy...

PiFan 2013 Review: THE KIRISHIMA THING Explores The Mysteries Of Social Hierarchy

Shot through with deadpan humor and framed in a complex but always coherent structure, The Kirishima Thing is an engaging new work from director Daihachi Yoshida that is both modest in its aims and ambitious in its construction. Kirishima is...

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...

English-friendly SUMMER WARS in October 2010?

Back in January of this year, Manga UK twittered that they hoped to be able to release Mamoru Hosoda's excellent "Summer Wars" in UK-cinemas in September, followed by DVD and BluRay releases in October (thanks Ulrik!).And now one of the...

Anime in NYC! US Premeire For SUMMER WARS And More!

Thanks to the good folks at New York-Tokyo and the New York International Children's Film Festival, Mamoru Hosada's SUMMER WARS is set to have its US premiere this Friday, February 26th. But that ain't all, the festival will also be...

SUMMER WARS to hit UK next summer (or autumn...)

(UPDATED with corrected information!) Manga UK just twittered that they'll be releasing Mamoru Hosoda's "Summer Wars" in the United Kingdom next September, and our good friends from Affenheimtheater are confident that this will indeed include a BluRay release. (According to...

LIFF '09: SUMMER WARS review

(Screened as part of the 23rd Leeds International Film Festival which ran from 4th-22nd November 2009.) Virtual worlds as depicted in film and television can be something of a sore point for many people. It doesn't take a geek to...

[J-FILM REVIEWS] サマーウォーズ (Summer Wars)

I don't know whether it would make sci-fi novelists of yesteryear jump in self-congratulating jubilation, but we've finally entered a time when it's more likely to have twenty people from all over the world chat with you than finding the...

Sitges 09: SUMMER WARS Review

When director Mamoru Hosoda appeared on the scene with 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time the cries went out immediately hailing him as the heir apparent to legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki.  The comparison was an obvious one.  Not only...

Sitges 09: SUMMER WARS Review

[Our thanks to Guillem Rosset for the following review.]One of the things that I love about a film festival like Sitges is the chance to discover hidden treasures. I'm even more grateful when this treasure is a film you should...