Category: Anime

REVIEW: Erased (2016)

Based on a manga of the same name by Kei Sanbe, Erased is an anime miniseries from 2016. The series only ran 13 episodes but covers a lot of ground, following a character who experiences “revivals,” or the rare opportunity to change the past. Erased finds protagonist Satoru Fujinuma at 2...

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REVIEW: The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

Based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arrietty follows a family of tiny people as they try to survive an increasingly hostile world. The film was released in 2010 and was the directorial debut of Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who would go on to direct When Marnie Was There, also for Stu...

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Star Wars Releases First Look at Visions

On Saturday, July the 3rd, Disney and Lucasfilm released a sneak peek at Visions, the anime Star Wars series Kathleen Kenedy revealed at investor day 2020. We also learned the names of season 1’s episodes and what animation studios would make them. Studio Colorido, creators of the Netflix anim...

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REVIEW: Ponyo (2008)

For one reason or another, the Studio Ghibli movies from 2008 onwards tend to be ones I never saw (The Wind Rises, From Up on Poppy Hill) or that I saw once and didn’t like at all. The latter category pertains to Ponyo (2008), Hayao Miyazaki’s loose adaptation of The Little Mermaid by Hans Chris...

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REVIEW: Tales From Earthsea (2006)

2006 brought the directorial debut of Gorô Miyazaki, son of revered animation master Hayao Miyazaki. Based on Earthsea, a high fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales From Earthsea follows Prince Arren of Enlad and Sparrowhawk, the wizard. I’ve never seen this movie before, and the only k...

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REVIEW: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

I like most Studio Ghibli movies, but my absolute favorites have to be Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle. I reviewed the former a while back, and the latter is one of the main reasons I wanted to review Studio Ghibli’s output. Howl’s Moving Castle is based on a novel of the same name ...

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