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 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.
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.
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.
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 and Hayao Miyazaki, Together at Last
The Simpsons pay tribute to the animation master.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Kaguya
Studio Ghibli’s other master releases his first film in 14 years, a retelling of a classic Japanese fairy tale.