This blog is not actually dead, it has just been hibernating. This year has been pretty mental for me, on a personal level. Work life has been hectic, and a series of real life tragedies have left me and my better ...Read More


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


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

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


Not that I expected him to win, especially in the year that Academy darlings Pixar released what is arguably their finest work to date, but I have to say I was surprised and disappointed he didn't even get a nod ...Read More


Looks like anime demi-god and Ghost in the Shell/Sky Crawlers director Mamoro Oshii is taking a break from his trademark dystopian futures to travel back to medieval Japan for his next flick Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai. Production ...Read More