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

It looks like Bandai have put a lot of time in and money into the imminent Akira Blu-ray, hopefully putting to rest the fears of fans worldwide that it might be yet another quick transfer. According to Blu-ray.com, although the ...Read More

Some exciting news for Ghibli fans: Spirited Away director and animation god Hayao Miyazaki is creating another manga. Although it's by no means a first, it is a relatively rare event, with the legendary artist preferring to concentrate on his ...Read More

...in Japan of course. Although director Michael Arias was born in the US, he's been living in Tokyo for over 15 years, and Heaven's Door is again shot completely in Japanese. I was impressed with Arias' intelligence and attitude after ...Read More

Some interesting news that could feasibly affect the future of Japan's the world's greatest animation studio - Ghibli colour designer Michiyo Yasuda retired last week. Responsible for picking the palettes of just about all of the studio's output for the ...Read More

I've been thinking about this site a lot recently. Over the last few months we've had a substantial increase in traffic, and clearly a steadily growing base of regular readers. Exciting times. It's also made me think about the site's ...Read More

Sad news: Hisayuki Toriumi (1941 - 2009) passed away on Friday, and his funeral will be held today in Hachioji City, Tokyo. Although his name may not be familiar, his work certainly will be to millions of my generation - not ...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

Yeah. After resisting for years, I've finally folded to the demands from some readers and set up a Twitter account. As if I needed anything else to distract me from getting some writing done. Anyway, the link's below so go ...Read More

You've probably heard the news already. If you haven't, well...it's finally happened. After months of Hollywood rumours and speculation, Fox have confirmed that they have greenlit a live action version of Cowboy Bebop with Keanu Reeves taking the lead role of ...Read More