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Your Name - Makoto Shinkai

Trailer Alert: Makoto Shinkai Returns With Your Name

The film follows a boy and girl who find themselves inhabiting each other’s bodies.
Erased, Tomohiko Ito

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.

My Favorite Macross Mecha

Forget about characters and plot. My favorite aspect of “Macross” has always been its amazing mecha designs.
Rogue One

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

Transforming mecha and the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” make everything better.
Blame, Tsutomu Nihei

Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! Manga Is Coming to Netflix (and the Trailer Looks Good)

Tsutomu Nihei’s dark cyberpunk manga will be a “Netflix Original Film” in 2017.
Scarlett Johanson Ghost In The Shell

Why is Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell casting so problematic?

The latest instance in Hollywood’s long history of casting white people as non-white characters.

Revisiting Silverhawks, Mighty Orbots, Kidd Video & Other Classic Cartoons

Time may not be kind to all of these cartoon series but my inner twelve-year-old still loves them.
Only Yesterday, Isao Takahata

The Final Scene in Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday Is Perfect

The ending of Isao Takahata’s masterpiece leaves me choked up every time I watch it.
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Evangelion Turns 20

Even after two decades, the classic mecha anime series still casts a long shadow over the anime medium.
3D Miyazaki Tribute

Watch This Lovely 3D Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki (and Preorder This Miyazaki Blu-ray Collection)

Paris-based filmmaker “dono” condenses everything that’s good and golden about Miyazaki’s work into three minutes.
Knights of Sidonia, Season Two

Knights of Sidonia’s Second Season Is a Huge Disappointment (Review)

Knights of Sidonia’s second season sacrifices nearly everything that made its first season so interesting and refreshing.
Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia Season 2 Is Coming to Netflix in July

In a little meta twist, the new season will also include an adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s ‘Blame!.’


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