Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed figures in the history of animation, directing films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away that stand as great works of cinema regardless of the format. Unfortunately, while the Studio Ghibli co-founder enjoys a significant international profile, it hasn’t always been easy to find some of his less celebrated works in North America.
That’s about to change thanks to a new Blu-Ray box set coming to Amazon in the fall. The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki includes all eleven of the director’s feature length films, a list that begins with 1979’s Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro and ends with 2013’s The Wind Rises. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo round out the intervening years.
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If fan art and cosplay choices are anything to go by, Attack on Titan is currently the biggest thing happening in anime. The show has become ubiquitous, and it’s about to become even more so now that the trailer for the live action adaptation has an English dub.
If the movie is any good at all, it will still be much, much better than the TV show.
I know it’s been a while since I last watched Akira, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t the anime I remember.
Because sometimes the Internet is just plain weird, there’s now a trailer for Bartkira, the mash-up of Akira and The Simpsons that looks exactly how you think it would. The new trailer is a (roughly) shot-for-shot remake of the trailer for the 1988 classic, set in Neo-Springfield instead of Neo-Tokyo and with Simpsons characters swapped in for all the key players from the manga. Bart is Kaneda. Principal Skinner is Colonel Shikishima. And Millhouse is Tetsuo, because of course Millhouse is Tetsuo.
While other kids in high school were out partying and getting into trouble, my friends and I were watching anime. Yes, we were those kids.
At age 30, I still love watching anime and my go-to seems to be the romantic series’ or ones that have it as a strong plot device. Keep reading to learn about five of my favorite romantic anime series in no particular order.
It’s a good time to be a Dragon Ball fan. FUNimation Entertainment has confirmed a limited U.S. theatrical release date for the new film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. The film will be screened in a limited number of theaters from August 4th through August 12th. They haven’t yet announced the cities and screens in which the movie will play, but reports say that it’s expected to show on about 800 screens in the US and Canada.
Expect there to be a high demand for tickets, given the limited number of showings. Fans who want to guarantee themselves a seat in the theater are being encouraged to sign up for e-mail updates on the official Dragon Ball Z website, which promises to send newsletter alerts about ticket availability when more is known.
Dragon Ball Super, the new anime sequel series to Dragon Ball Z, is coming faster than you can yell “kamehameha!” Debuting this July in Japan, Super promises to deliver many of the same thrills fans of the series have come to expect. As a long-time fan of the series, I have a few things that I’d like to see in Super. So charge up your ki, and read on to find out what.