Category: Anime

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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REVIEW: The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises is in the later batch of Studio Ghibli movies I never saw for one reason or another. I was always curious about this one because it’s actually based on a true story, that being the life of Jiro Horikoshi, engineer of the Mitsubishi A6M “Zero” fighter. The Wind Rises ...

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REVIEW: From Up On Poppy Hill (2011)

From Up On Poppy Hill was Gorō Miyazaki’s second attempt at directing a film for the studio his father co-founded. I’ve seen them all out of order, first watching Earwig and the Witch when it was released on HBO Max. I wasn’t impressed with that film and was left perplexed by the ...

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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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