Category: Anime

Studio Ghibli Will Not Promote How Do You Live

Studio Ghibli has revealed that it will not release a poster, trailer, or any other promotional materials ahead of How Do You Live? premiering in Japan on July 14th. The movie is a loose adaptation of Japanese author Genzaburo Yoshino’s 1937 novel How Do You Live? International release dates...

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REVIEW: Suzume (2022)

Sometimes I watch a movie just by chance or default rather than actively planning on it. This was the case with Suzume, the latest from writer/director Makoto Shinkai (Weathering With You, Your Name). The art style appealed to me, but I went in without prior knowledge, including the director’...

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Next Film Revealed

Studio Ghibli has slated a new movie, How Do You Live, for July 14th, 2023, in Japanese cinemas. This would be exciting news in and of itself, but animation legend Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement (again) for the venture. At this time, the title is all that’s known about the movie, ...

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Crunchyroll Axes Free Streaming of New Shows

  In a stealth announcement on Friday, Crunchyroll revealed some subscription changes going into effect during the spring season. The ever-popular free subscription tier is getting reworked entirely, barring free users from watching any new or continuing shows unless they have a paid subscripti...

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REVIEW: Belle (2021)

The American release of Studio Chizu’s dazzling anime spectacle, Belle, has finally arrived. Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, Belle is a stunning reimagining of the French fairy tale. Released in Japan on July 16, 2021, Belle made its U.S. debut on January 14, 2022. From director Mamoru Hoso...

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The Real Folk Blues: Cowboy Bebop’s Anime Legacy

Autumn, 2001: North America’s paradigms were changing, never to look back again. The ruling party changed in Mexico for the first time in almost 80 years, the USA was attacked by Islamist terrorists… and a peculiar cartoon from Japan made its way into the TV sets of the territory. Cowboy...

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