Tag: sunaokatabuchi

Japan Cuts 2017 Interview: IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD Producer Maki Taro on Its Risks and Meaning

In This Corner of the World is already a blockbuster hit in its native Japan.  Japan Cuts hosted the US premiere of the film and I had a chance to chat with its producer, Maki Taro, about the risks and...

Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD

A young girl named Suzu who, in 1944, moves from neighbouring Hiroshima to the port city of Kure, the largest military base for the Imperial Navy and home to ships like the Yamamoto. She moves there to marry Shūsaku, a...

Fantasia 2010: MAI MAI MIRACLE Review

[Our thanks to Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau of Panorama Cinema for the following review, and Maude Michaud for the translation.]Many people have mentioned it: Sunao Katabuchi's style is incredibly reminiscent of Japan's animation master, Hayao Miyazaki. The comparison is not accidental;...

A Look at Madhouse's マイマイ新子と千年の魔法 (Mai Mai Miracle)

There probably wasn't any need to admit it so explicitly, but if there is something the subtle glory of サマーウォーズ (Summer Wars) did, it was further catapulting Madhouse into the upper echelon of world animation, but Hosoda Mamoru is certainly...