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..and it's August 14. And yes, it is just Ponyo. Miyazaki's latest Japanese box office record smashing movie Ponyo on the cliff by the Sea has had it's name truncated for foreign audiences, which is fair enough. I'm not going ...Read More

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It's very hard to underestimate the global impact of Katsuhiro Otomo's film adaptation of his own, epic manga Akira. It broke box office records when it opened in Japan, and along with Ghibli Oscar winner Spirited Away it is probably ...Read More

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Well, I never thought I'd find myself talking about aging, over-rated pub-rockers Oasis on this site, but here we go - powerhouse studio Production IG announced today that their highly anticipated anime show Eden of the East will feature music ...Read More

Anime News Network have a great scoop today - an English language teaser trailer for Oshii/Production IG's latest offering Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai. As reported late last year, the movie is based on the life and works ...Read More

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(Note: This is the second part of an ongoing review of RideBack. The first part can be read here and the final part here.) If you read my review last month of the first three episodes of Atsushi Takahashi's teenage mecha ...Read More

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If you've read this site before, or even just glanced over it's archives, then my appreciation and admiration of director Mamoru Oshii is clearly laid out. As such it would seem not only redundant but also somewhat self indulgent to ...Read More

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Well, not exactly. To be more accurate, the British Royal Academy is hosting an exhibition of the works of 19th century Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), whose work is seen as being the origin of modern manga. Running alongside the ...Read More

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Lots going on at the house of Totoro this week - first off is an excellent and insightful interview with Ghibli animator and art director Kosaka Kitaro (Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Akira, Spirited Away and Ponyo on ...Read More

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Following up last month's story on the first new Miyazaki drawn manga in several years, I've managed to track down some more details and a couple of images (click for larger versions). The first part of Kaze Tachinu (風立ちぬ, The ...Read More