A poignant holiday tale of redemption, plus several other anime movies and series worth checking out.
Grim, mysterious superhumans, delightful forest friends, and elite government agents.
A sedate samurai drama, a chilling tale of dreams and hallucinations, and a poignant drama made more awesome with transforming robots.
A haunting, rain-filled movie about relationships, a harrowing WW2 childhood drama, and an enigmatic series about angel-like creatures in a strange town.
Conspiracies in contemporary Japan, a family drama with a cyberspace backdrop, and a Prohibition-era tale of gangsters, bootleggers, assassins, and alchemists.
Studio Ghibli’s other master releases his first film in 14 years, a retelling of a classic Japanese fairy tale.
The animation master is working on a samurai manga set during Japan’s Warring States period.
At its best, Attack on Titan is a gripping series… though not necessarily one I’d want to watch right after eating dinner.
Hayao Miyazaki has created some of the most charming films of the last three decades. He’s earned his retirement.
A rollicking retro-futuristic tale of alien invaders, boy geniuses, and cool gizmos that revels in its vintage style and flair.
Sword Art Online starts out with a lot of promise, but a poor narrative decision takes its second half in a much less interesting direction.
The composer’s soundtrack is eerie, ancient, and absolutely spell-binding.
The live action tokusatsu short film was made with traditional filmmaking techniques.
A letdown in almost every possible way imaginable, which is all the more disappointing because the storyline and setting has potential.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the first two episodes of “Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing” pop up on Hulu Plus.