Tag "anime"

PATEMA INVERTED: Watch An Exclusive Clip And Check Out An Alternate Poster For The SciFi Anime

Starting its US theatrical run August 29th at New York City's IFC Center before rolling out to additional markets, scifi anime Patema Inverted is the latest from writer-director Yoshiura Yasuhiro (Time Of Eve) and confirms his reputation as one of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto 2014: THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA Gets A New North American Trailer

This upcoming first half of September, the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 will happen again. And one of the many treats there will be The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, the Studio Ghibli film by founder Takahata Isao. As Cameron... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Blu-ray Review: MARDOCK SCRAMBLE (THIRD EXHAUST), Sleazy Yet Satisfying

(Teenage Hooker Concludes Trilogy... but is she a Killing Machine?) This month, the third and final film in the Mardock Scramble trilogy was released in the United Kingdom. As I have seen and reviewed the first two films (here and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

PiFan 2014 Review: GIOVANNI'S ISLAND, A Moving Tale of Post-War Survival

Director Nishikubo Mizuho's ode to post-war survival, Giovanni's Island (Jobanni no shima), offers a heartbreaking account of the struggles of two brothers, as the world they grew up in changes around them, amidst the aftermath of the Second World War. Junpei... More »
  

UPDATED: Studio Ghibli Stops Making Films...Temporarily

UPDATE: Since news first broke earlier today, more accurate translations of Suzuki Toshio's comments have now surfaced. The veteran Studio Ghibli producer talked about "big changes in all aspects of our operations" which could include a "short break" by the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Post-war Japanese Animation In Mexico, Presented By Cineteca Nacional And Japan Foundation

Mexico's Cineteca Nacional and the Japan Foundation have put together a very interesting film program titled Anime: Post-war Japanese Animation (Anime: La Animación Japonesa de Posguerra). The thematic is pretty clear, so let's jump right into the details and film... More »
  

Watch An Extended Trailer For Studio Ghibli's WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

Studio Ghibli have been winning praise for The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the film freshly on Japanese screens a new extended trailer has arrived... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

RONIA THE ROBBER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The Teaser For The New Miyazaki Directed Anime Series

Miyazaki Goro - son of iconic director Miyazaki Hayao - has been keeping himself busy since opting to follow in his father's footsteps. Hot on the heels of his sophomore feature film From Up On Poppy Hill word came out... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: Watch The Trailer For Ghibli's Latest!

The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa returns to Japanese screens in July with his Studio Ghibli produced adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the release rapidly approaching the first trailer has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Second Teaser For Koike's Animated LUPIN THE THIRD: DAISUKE JIGEN'S GRAVESTONE

It's a busy time for fans of popular anime and manga property Lupin The Third. Kitamura Ryuhei's live action adaptation hits the big screen in Japan in August and also in the works is a new animated feature from Redline... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Take A Look At An Amazing Live-Action Tribute To GHOST IN THE SHELL

Before you ask: no, this is not a trailer, teaser or even proof-of-concept for any upcoming live-action version of Shirow Masamune's famous manga Ghost in the Shell, or the many anime it spawned. Like the live-action Akira trailer last... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

DVD Review: Urasawa Naoki's MONSTER, Episodes 61-74 (End...)

(Does it take two headshots to finish off someone with a split personality?) To say I've been eagerly awaiting the fifth boxset of the Monster anime is an understatement. The fourth set ended with enough cliffhangers to break off an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

DVD Review: Urasawa Naoki's MONSTER, Episodes 46-60

(Being inconspicuous: you're doing it WRONG!) While I have yet to hold the last few discs in my hands, Australian distributor Siren Visual has stuck the landing and managed to get the anime Monster on DVD in its entirety. The... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

First Trailer for APPLESEED ALPHA Has Arrived

This summer, we'll get a new Appleseed feature in cinemas, and the good people of IGN.com have just posted an English-language trailer for it. This iteration is called Appleseed Alpha, and shows the adventures of female supersoldier Deunan and her... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

MISS HOKUSAI: New Production I.G Project Is An Edo Period Piece

Japanese animation house Production I.G has announced a new project for release in 2015. They will adapt the manga Sarusuberi by manga artist Sugiura Hinako. The animated feature will be directed by Hara Keiichi (Summer Days with Coo and Colorful). Maruo... More »
  

DVD Review: Urasawa Naoki's MONSTER, Episodes 31-45

(We're past the halfway point already? Nooooooooooo...!) Australian distributor Siren Visual continues its release of the Monster anime unabated, and the third boxset, released last month, is the strongest one in quality so far. Despite sporting an IMDB-rating of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Poster, Trailer And Images For Koike's LUPIN THE THIRD Anime

While Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been making headlines with his upcoming live action adaptation of hugely popular and long running manga and anime series Lupin The Third, his is not the only high profile new Lupin project in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The First Trailer For Yuasa's PING PONG

In an intriguing match of talents, Mind Game director Yuasa Masaaki has taken the controls of a new anime adaptation of Tekkon Kinkreet writer Matsumoto Taiyo's hugely popular coming of age sports story Ping Pong.Already the subject of an excellent... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia And New Zealand! Win Awesome Anime From Hanabee!

It's been almost two years since Hanabee made its public launch, and within this short time, the Australian anime distributor has already developed an amazing catalogue of titles that are both varied and exciting, and includes such fan favorites as... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  
 
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