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Yoko Kanno

The Diverse Genius of Yoko Kanno

I’ve compiled some of my favorite Yoko Kanno compositions to showcase the remarkable diversity and flare that typifies her music.
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Promises A “Behind the Scenes” Look at Studio Ghibli

Now that Studio Ghibli seems to be in a twilight stage of its existence, I’m doubly interested in Mami Sunada’s documentary.
Attack on Titan

Exploring Anime from a Christian Perspective

This may be the only anime article you’ll read that mentions Bertrand Russell in a review of Attack on Titan.
Space Captain Pirate Harlock

Now It Makes Sense Why Space Captain Pirate Harlock Makes No Sense

The high-profile animated film is currently streaming on Netflix in a heavily edited and diminished form.
Knights of Sidonia

Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia Is Coming to Netflix This Summer

This has the makings of something more than just your typical, run-of-the-mill mecha series.
The Simpsons & Miyazaki

The Simpsons and Hayao Miyazaki, Together at Last

The Simpsons pay tribute to the animation master.
Last Exile

An Anime Primer, #5: Tokyo Godfathers and Some Honorable Mentions

A poignant holiday tale of redemption, plus several other anime movies and series worth checking out.
My Neighbor Totoro - Hayao Miyazaki

An Anime Primer, #4: Darker Than Black, My Neighbor Totoro, Ghost in the Shell: SAC

Grim, mysterious superhumans, delightful forest friends, and elite government agents.
Paranoia Agent - Satoshi Kon

An Anime Primer, #3: House of Five Leaves, Paranoia Agent, Macross Plus

A sedate samurai drama, a chilling tale of dreams and hallucinations, and a poignant drama made more awesome with transforming robots.
Grave of the Fireflies

An Anime Primer, #2: Garden of Words, Grave of the Fireflies, Haibane Renmei

A haunting, rain-filled movie about relationships, a harrowing WW2 childhood drama, and an enigmatic series about angel-like creatures in a strange town.
Summer Wars - Mamoru Hosoda

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.
Tale of Princess Kaguya

Review Round-Up: Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli’s other master releases his first film in 14 years, a retelling of a classic Japanese fairy tale.


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