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With the English language release of Ponyo imminent, and his recent promotional and speaking visit to the US causing a stir, there's no denying that there's a buzz around Hayao Miyazaki at the moment. And it's a buzz that's not ...Read More

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Regular readers will know about my fanatical love for the animated works of Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Sky Crawlers), but they might not realize how much I also bug-out for his live action films. His last feature length ...Read More

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Just in case some of you aren't already reading Daniel Thomas MacInnes' sublime Ghibli Blog and had missed this I thought I'd post it here - UK paper The Independent has an interview with the world's greatest animated film-maker Hayao ...Read More

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A must read for all Mamoru Oshii and Production IG fans - IG have just posted up a report - in English - from their recent press conference on the forthcoming Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai movie. Oshii ...Read More

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A couple of quick news updates for you: this Sunday (May 3rd) sees the annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival's annual Anime All Nighter swing into action - highlights this year being a showing of the controversial Ghost in the Shell ...Read More

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One of the most surprising, and gratifying, things that has happened since I started this site a year or so ago is the positive feedback I've had for the anime reviews - especially from people I know are far from ...Read More

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If you haven't seen The Girl That Leapt Through Time then you need to rectify that immediately; the film is one of the most charming and skillfully made anime movies of the last few years. Excitingly the film's director Mamoru ...Read More

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According to on-line store CD Japan, Miyazaki's latest Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is being released on DVD (and VHS, charmingly) on July 3rd, with the DVD also including an English subtitle track. Excellent news for European importers, ...Read More

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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