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Mary and the Witch's Flower

Studio Ponoc’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower Carries on Studio Ghibli’s Delightful Legacy (Review)

Mary and the Witch’s Flower could easily be mistaken for a classic Studio Ghibli film, and that’s not a bad thing.
Oct 7, 2018

Cowboy Bebop is rightfully considered one of the greatest animé series of all time, and much of that is due to its flawed characters. ​“Bebops success goes beyond tossing some scrappy folks in a ship and watching them struggle. The show depicts them as broken people who don’t know how to function together; sometimes that ineptitude is played for laughs but the undercurrent of failure at the core of the show also results in more revealing moments.”

Random Nerdery: <em>Batman Ninja</em>, <em>Awaken Akira</em>, <em>Godzilla</em>

Random Nerdery: Batman Ninja, Awaken Akira, Godzilla

A Japanese take on the Caped Crusader, fans pay homage to an iconic anime movie, and the Big G himself comes back to Netflix.
May 5, 2018
Isao Takahata, 1935-2018

Isao Takahata, 1935-2018

The “Grave of the Fireflies” director was one of the founders of the legendary Studio Ghibli.
Apr 5, 2018
The Beautiful World of <em>Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash</em>

The Beautiful World of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

All flaws aside, there’s no denying that this anime series is visually stunning.
Jan 31, 2018
Netflix Is Bringing Us a Lot of Anime in 2018

Netflix Is Bringing Us a Lot of Anime in 2018

The streaming service will produce 30 anime titles alone next year.
Oct 24, 2017
I Would Definitely Watch a <em>Crest of the Stars</em> Remake

I Would Definitely Watch a Crest of the Stars Remake

Hiroyuki Morioka’s space opera boasts impressive world-building, complex storylines, and a realistic approach to space combat.
Sep 14, 2017
10 of My Favorite Anime Openings: <em>Cowboy Bebop</em>, <em>Ghost in the Shell</em>, <em>Last Exile</em>, <em>Paranoia Agent</em> & more

10 of My Favorite Anime Openings: Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Last Exile, Paranoia Agent & more

The best openings offer condensed versions of everything that’s good and promising about the title in question.
Jul 25, 2017
Anime Previews: <em>A Silent Voice</em>, <em>Genocidal Organ</em>, <em>Godzilla</em>, and the Return of <em>FLCL</em>

Anime Previews: A Silent Voice, Genocidal Organ, Godzilla, and the Return of FLCL

Visually stunning melodrama, hardcore sci-fi action, futuristic kaiju, and the return of a zany classic.
Jul 8, 2017
Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

An excellent opportunity to see some of the greatest and most beloved animated films of all time.
Jun 18, 2017
Blame!

Netflix’s Blame! Adequately Captures the Spirit of Tsutomu Nihei’s Cyberpunk Manga (Review)

But those hoping to see lots of the manga’s vast, dystopian weirdness may be slightly disappointed.
May 22, 2017
Random Thoughts (and Theories) About Makoto Shinkai's <em>Your Name</em>

Random Thoughts (and Theories) About Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name

Makoto Shinkai’s latest is a thoughtful, winsome, and visually gorgeous film.
Apr 11, 2017
Tune in to Radio Ghibli and Enjoy Classic Studio Ghibli Soundtracks

Tune in to Radio Ghibli and Enjoy Classic Studio Ghibli Soundtracks

These hour-long mixes of Studio Ghibli music reveal a body of work that’s also deserving of recognition.
Mar 24, 2017
<em>Attack on Titan</em>'s Second Season Reveals "The New Darkest Day in Humanity's History"

Attack on Titan’s Second Season Reveals “The New Darkest Day in Humanity’s History”

The human-devouring giants are back, along with more existential dread, bloody melodrama, and high-flying action.
Dec 27, 2016
Studio Ghibli's <em>Ocean Waves</em> and <em>Princess Mononoke</em> Are Coming to American Theatres

Studio Ghibli’s Ocean Waves and Princess Mononoke Are Coming to American Theatres

This marks the first time that “Ocean Waves” will get a theatrical run throughout North America.
Dec 20, 2016
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress May Help Fill That Attack on Titan-Sized Void in Your Life (Review)

The latest from Wit Studio and Tetsurō Araki is a gruesome, action-packed series featuring human-devouring monsters and steampunk samurai.
Nov 7, 2016
Trailer Alert: Makoto Shinkai Returns With <em>Your Name</em>

Trailer Alert: Makoto Shinkai Returns With Your Name

The film follows a boy and girl who find themselves inhabiting each other’s bodies.
Sep 20, 2016
Erased

Erased Is a Satisfying Blend of Time Travel, Murder Mystery, and Coming of Age Melodrama (Review)

Tomohiko Itō’s latest anime is rooted in tragedy, loss, and a search for restoration and redemption… and time travel.
Sep 12, 2016
My Favorite <em>Macross</em> Mecha

My Favorite Macross Mecha

Forget about characters and plot. My favorite aspect of “Macross” has always been its amazing mecha designs.
Sep 3, 2016
Random Nerdery: <em>Macross</em>, <em>Star Wars</em>, <em>Voltron</em>, and <em>Thunderbirds Are Go</em>

Random Nerdery: Macross, Star Wars, Voltron, and Thunderbirds Are Go

Transforming mecha and the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” make everything better.
Aug 29, 2016