Tag: takashiyamazaki

Pretty Packaging: Two PARASYTE THE MAXIM Boxsets Invade Your Space

Iwaaki Hitoshi's science fiction horror manga Parasyte was released in the late eighties and early nineties, but has recently been revived in two adaptations: two live-action films were released last year, but before that, in 2014, anime studio Madhouse made...

Udine 2015 Review: PARASYTE - COMPLETION, A Conclusion In Need Of A Pay-Off

Much like how Parasyte Part 1 suffered from being all set-up, so its sequel, Parasite - Completion, is similarly hobbled by being mostly a series of climactic stand-offs and philosophical summations, with precious little build-up or satisfactory pay-off.An unspecified yet brief amount...

Udine 2015: ScreenAnarchy's Most Anticipated Picks

We've been waiting for this moment for a whole year now: Thursday, April 23rd marks the grand opening of the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival, without a doubt one of the world's most important cultural events dedicated exclusively to...

PARASYTE 2 Teaser Hints At More Mutant Action

The first part of Yamazaki Takashi's adaptation of Iwaaki Hitoshi's scifi-horror manga Parasyte has been racking up huge business at the Japanese box office and now production house Toho are looking to build on that success with a teaser for...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies Of 2014 Part 1

As we pass the halfway point of the year I like to take stock of the new Asian films I have seen. This is as much to jog my memory and help separate the wheat from the chaff as it...

Asia Beat: Udine Awards, New Sono Sion, Tsui Hark, THE FATAL ENCOUNTER And More

Welcome to Asia Beat, a fortnightly roundup of bite-sized news pieces from around the region that might have otherwise slipped under the radar but which we feel are worth bringing to your attention. Anything from casting news, poster premieres, to...

Watch Cute Dance Clip For FRIENDS: NAKI ON THE MONSTER ISLAND

Kawaii is the exact word to describe this amusing clip from Takashi Yamazaki's animated kids flick Friends: Naki on the Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, フレンズ: もののけ島のナキ).  There's no actual footage from the film.  Its just Kotake...

Watch Ten Minutes Of FRIENDS: NAKI OF MONSTER ISLAND, Plus Three TV Spots And Music Video

With the theatrical opening of Takashi Yamazaki's animated kids flick Friends: Naki of Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, フレンズ: もののけ島のナキ) in Japan today, the audience has already spoken with approval or rather to be exact, feeling emotionally...

FRIENDS: NAKI OF MONSTER ISLAND Trailer Will Tug On Your Heartstrings

[UPDATE: The trailer is now available in our ScreenAnarchy player] More video content has been added to the official site of Takashi Yamazaki's animated kids flick Friends: Naki of Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, フレンズ: もののけ島のナキ) and...

Baby Boy Goes On A Soaring Piggyback Ride In FRIENDS: NAKI OF MONSTER ISLAND Clip

Director Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato, Returner) may have a reputation for wowing audience with spectacular eye candy but in his animated film debut, Friends: Naki of Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, フレンズ: もののけ島のナキ), he may...

Second Teaser For Animated Kids Film FRIENDS: NAKI ON THE MONSTER ISLAND

Not only does the animated kiddie flick Friends: Naki on the Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, もののけ島のナキ) looks spectacular animation-wise (though no less surprising when visual effects wizard/director Takashi Yamazaki is onboard), its cute as heck. This...

SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO Director Goes Kid Friendly in FRIENDS: NAKI ON THE MONSTER ISLAND

Director Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato, Returner) is no stranger to live action filled with stunning visual effects but Friends: Naki on the Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, もののけ島のナキ) will be his first foray into a full...