A.O. Scott, movie critic for The New York Times, has examined the collected film works of director Hayao Miyazaki (free registration required). Calling him “the world’s greatest living animated-filmmaker,” the article delves into many common themes in all of Miyazaki’s films.
FUNimation has acquired North American rights to Basilisk, a 24-episode anime series produced by Gonzo Digimation, AWN reports, citing ICv2.com. Set in the early 17th Century, the series mixes aspects of the ninja and horror genre with a Romeo & Juliet-like romance between the leaders of two mutant ninja clans.
Warner Bros. has released new concept art for its controversial Loonatics series. The new artwork keeps the color schemes for the characters but discards the angular and slightly menacing look for something that has a bit more anime styling to it. Additionally, the network seems to be making it clear that the series is “inspired […]
For American viewers, most anime is escapist entertainment, a way to forget about the everyday. To us, distant galaxies and Japanese high schools are all mysterious worlds of wonder. Naturally, for Japanese viewers, the latter setting is much less surreal. Although they rarely reach action-crazed U.S. audiences, a number of anime closely explore the nuances […]
Team Warrior was assembled to stop the crimes too big for the regular police to contend with. Rio, Lilica, and Maya were the brawn, brains, and bullets of the team, respectively, that is until the higher-ups decided to rework their mission. With Rio and Maya wounded in the line of duty, Lilica must team up […]
In conjunction with the upcoming DVD release of the seminal Science Ninja Team Gatchaman anime series, ADV Films has posted a 3-part interview with artist Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) about the influence the show has had on him. Ross provided painted artwork for the Gatchaman collector’s box and the 18 individual DVDs.
Yukinari has one fear in his life: the ladies. Throughout his life, he’s been bullied and beaten by the fairer sex for his small stature, leading to an extreme case of gynophobia. Accidentally transported to another world and back, he now lives on Earth with incredibly naive Miharu, the only girl not to give him […]
While not nearly as prolific a franchise as its giant robot cousin Mobile Suit Gundam, the Getter Robo franchise is still pretty strong, around in some form or another since 1975. Today’s digital paint generation makes it very difficult to release an older series, much less a thirty year-old series, so somebody over in Japan […]
There is a school in Japan that is trying to revive the forgotten martial arts of the past. Two newcomers, Souichiro and Bob, hope to make this school the one hundredth they’ve conquered by beating everyone up. But they’ve run into a problem: the Juken Club. The Natsume sisters are proficient fighters in their own […]