Category: Anime

GKids Sets American Release for Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle

This Tuesday, October 12th, GKids officially announced that Studio Chizu’s anime film Belle will be released in America on January 14th, 2022. Oscar-nominated Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, The Boy and the Beast) directed Belle, which was released in July in Japan. The film’s protagonist, Suzu, is a timi...

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Trailer Released at NYCC

At the New York Comic-Con, Dragon Ball fans got a look at the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. That’s such a dumb name for a movie. Giving more substance than the original announcement trailer, a lot of detail is packed into the 49 seconds. The trailer dis...

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REVIEW: Star Wars Visions Season 1 (2021)

Star Wars: Visions is an anthology series set in the Star Wars galaxy. The episodes were created by several different Japanese animation studios to infuse the world of Star Wars with the look and feel of anime. The episodes are more like vignettes, each telling a short, self-contained story with see...

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REVIEW: When Marnie Was There (2014)

Based on a novel by English author Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There was Studio Ghibli’s last movie until Earwig and the Witch. The film was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who also directed The Secret World of Arrietty for the studio. This is the rare Studio Ghibli movie I’ve never seen...

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REVIEW: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

Studio Ghibli released a second movie in 2013, this time directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s longtime associate and the studio’s co-founder, Isao Takahata. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is based on “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter,” an ancient Japanese fairy tale about a girl found in a bamboo stal...

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Star Wars Releases Final Visions Trailer and Announces Voice Cast

Just over a month from the premiere of Star Wars: Visions on Disney+, Lucasfilm has released the final trailer in both English and Japanese. The English and Japanese voice casts have also been revealed. The anthology series’ English cast will feature Star Wars veterans like Andrew Kishino (Saw Ger...

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