Tag: Anime

REVIEW: Pom Poko (1994)

Released in 1994, Pom Poko is based on a true story of urban development in 1960s Japan. The film details how the destruction of sacred forests affected tanuki, or wild Japanese raccoon dogs. Like many of Isao Takahata’s films, Pom Poko presents its story without message or judgment, leaving t...

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REVIEW: Ocean Waves (1993)

Ocean Waves is the rare Studio Ghibli movie that I’ve not only never seen but never heard of before. Released as a TV movie in 1993, Ocean Waves was directed by Tomomi Mochizukim, marking the first Ghibli film not directed by Hayao Miyazaki or Isao Takahata, as well as Mochizukim’s only movie wi...

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Crunchyroll Pulls the Plug on These Shows

Nothing lasts forever, as Crunchyroll is proving to anime fans. The streaming service has announced several shows it will be removing on April 21, 2021. Before they leave Crunchyroll, try to give them a watch and then wave to them as they ascend into the Valhalla of anime. Here’s the cut list: Mek...

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Attack on Titan Voice Actor Speaks About Final Chapter

*Before we begin, it’s safe to say that there will be heavy spoilers for both the Attack on Titan manga and anime below, so take this as your final warning* With that said, let’s being with the obvious: Attack on Titan has ended. The final chapter has been published and has received an emotional...

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REVIEW: Porco Rosso (1992)

In 1992, Studio Ghibli released Porco Rosso. In some ways, Hayao Miyazaki’s historical fiction fantasy is more reserved than his earlier efforts, but it still maintains a sense of magic in the world. The film has a unique tone, balancing slapstick comedy with serious subject matter. Miyazaki has a...

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REVIEW: Only Yesterday (1991)

1991 saw the release of Isao Takahata’s second film for Studio Ghibli, Only Yesterday. Hayao Miyazaki was inspired by a manga of the same name, which detailed the everyday life of a little girl named Taeko. However, he didn’t think he could adapt the episodic, vignette-style comics to fe...

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