Netflix Is Bringing Us a Lot of Anime in 2018The streaming service will produce 30 anime titles alone next year.
Weekend Reads: Anime’s New Golden Age, Luc Besson’s Valerian, “Post-Horror” Films, the World’s Oldest Websites, Brain-Hacking & moreAlso: Facebook’s population, the iPhone’s future, North Korea, Donald Trump’s TV addiction, new movie formats, comic books, and Henry David Thoreau’s video game.
Reading: Musical Artificial Intelligence, Daniel Tiger, Anime for Adults, Ben Sasse & MoreAlso: Cuba’s Netflix, pre-Tolkien fantasy epics, anime samurai apologetics, and conservatives vs. Julius Caesar.
My Favorite Macross MechaForget about characters and plot. My favorite aspect of “Macross” has always been its amazing mecha designs.
Exploring Anime from a Christian PerspectiveThis may be the only anime article you’ll read that mentions Bertrand Russell in a review of Attack on Titan.
Now It Makes Sense Why Space Captain Pirate Harlock Makes No SenseThe high-profile animated film is currently streaming on Netflix in a heavily edited and diminished form.
An Anime Primer, #5: Tokyo Godfathers and Some Honorable MentionsA poignant holiday tale of redemption, plus several other anime movies and series worth checking out.
An Anime Primer, #4: Darker Than Black, My Neighbor Totoro, Ghost in the Shell: SACGrim, mysterious superhumans, delightful forest friends, and elite government agents.
An Anime Primer, #3: House of Five Leaves, Paranoia Agent, Macross PlusA sedate samurai drama, a chilling tale of dreams and hallucinations, and a poignant drama made more awesome with transforming robots.
An Anime Primer, #2: Garden of Words, Grave of the Fireflies, Haibane RenmeiA haunting, rain-filled movie about relationships, a harrowing WW2 childhood drama, and an enigmatic series about angel-like creatures in a strange town.
An Anime Primer, #1: Eden of the East, Summer Wars, Baccano!Conspiracies in contemporary Japan, a family drama with a cyberspace backdrop, and a Prohibition-era tale of gangsters, bootleggers, assassins, and alchemists.
Review Round-Up: Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess KaguyaStudio Ghibli’s other master releases his first film in 14 years, a retelling of a classic Japanese fairy tale.