Tag "productionig"

Fantasia 2015 Review: MISS HOKUSAI, Full Of Life And Spirit

Prolific animation house Production I.G. subtly captures the rhythms of mood of the art and publishing community in 19th century Edo, Japan. Miss Hokusai is simultaneously misleadingly quiet, and furiously idiosyncratic. Blending the magical realism sensibility of Studio Ghibli with Ozu... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Pretty Packaging: GIOVANNI'S ISLAND Ultimate Edition Hits The Soul

Nishikubo Mizuho's film Giovanni's Island is picking up awards by the truckload all over the world, and is currently a nominee in the upcoming Japan Academy Prizes. And rightly so, if our man-in-Japan Christopher is to be believed. He called... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

GIOVANNI'S ISLAND: Receives Excellence Prize At The 38th Japan Academy Prizes

Nishikubo Mizuho's animated feature film Giovanni's Island won the Excellence Prize in the Animated Films Category of the 38th annual Japan Academy Prizes. This prize now nominates it for the Grand Prize in the same category. Winners will be announced by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Check Out The First Teaser For New GHOST IN THE SHELL Animated Movie

While the debate about the American live-action adaptation rages on fans of the Japanese animated Ghost in the Shell franchise have reason to celebrate. A teaser for the new animated film, due out in Japan this Summer, was just released. Though... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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 »
  

Want To See KICK-HEART? In The US Or Canada, Now You Can

Last year saw the release of Yuasa Masaaki's Kick-Heart, the first anime short to be funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Made at the famous Production IG studio and with Oshii Mamoru attached as an executive producer, the end result was... 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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

GIOVANNI'S ISLAND To Make International Debut In New York

Folks in New York will be the first to see Production I.G's Giovanni's Island after it opens in Japan. Director Nishikubo Mizuho's film will be part of the lineup of the New York International Children's Film Festival, running between March... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

GIOVANNI'S ISLAND: Watch The New International Trailer

As we wait in anticipation of Production I.G's Giovanni's Island the studio has passed along a new international trailer to share with you. And, it comes with English subs. We also have a new poster and a still as well.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ATTACK ON TITAN Will Probably Be the Cause of World War III

Who would have thought that an anime about naked giants attempting to use the last of humanity for their own personal buffet would evoke World War II, Japanese imperial thought, and advocate the individual's sacrifice to group-think? Or maybe over... More »
By Charles Webb   
  

New GIOVANNI'S ISLAND Trailer Looks Gorgeous

Splendid! For those in the mood for something a bit more serious this holiday season, how about the new, hand-drawn, gorgeous-looking trailer for Production I.G.'s Giovanni's Island (Giovanni no Shima)? As our own Andrew Mack noted in September, Mizuho Nishikubo,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Production I.G Announces New Project GIOVANNI'S ISLAND

There is a lot to be excited about in regards to this announcement about the next Prouction I.G project Giovanni's Island. One, Nishikubo Mizuho , Oshii Mamoru's long time animation director is taking the helm on this one. Second, it... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: KICK-HEART Kicks Hard, Tickles Heart

I'm a big fan of Japanese animation director Yuasa Masaaki. The man's output is often weird but always wonderful, and his designs never use the standard templates so often used in anime. Just look at his series Kaiba and The... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

KICK-HEART: Pro Wrestling Gets Animated And Exciting In Yuasa Masaaki's New Video

Anime director Yuasa Masaaki (Kaiba, Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy) and Production I.G successfully ran a Kickstarter fundraising program for their new short film, Kick-Heart, in October last year. Stretch goals have allowed the film's runtime to be increased from... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

DVD/Blu-ray Review: OBLIVION ISLAND Looks Simply Stunning

(Mirror, mirror on the wall, in one viewing you won't see it all...) In 2009, renowned Japanese anime studio Production I.G. released Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror. Instead of a regular anime, this was an experiment in which... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IMAGINE 2013 Review: Anime Movie 009 RE: CYBORG 3D Dazzles And Baffles

(After seeing this film I am "Himmelhoch jauchzend, zum Tode betrübt"...) One of the great things about film festivals is that they allow people to see Japanese anime films in a cinema. Being able to do so is such a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Trailer For GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE

Staff at Production I.G. made an announcement today regarding one of their latest projects, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, an anime franchise that needs no introduction, I am sure. Along with their announcement, they also released a trailer, which you... More »
By Andrew Mack