Today: April 15, 2024


Blue Giant

For the last two weeks, I’ve been struggling to review a film that’s so incredible, it’s left me speechless. Blue Giant is touted as an anime but I guarantee it’s not like
January 30, 2024


Masaaki Yuasa’s historical, rock musical, buddy-comedy, anime, Inu-oh comes to cinemas this September. Yes, you read that right. Inu-oh is a film that defies both genre labels and stereotypes– and the result is
September 20, 2022

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

There’s a secret that fans of anime have known for a long time: it’s not just for kids. While anime is a medium that often celebrates the weird and fantastical, it’s long
August 5, 2022

Howl’s Moving Castle

Studio Ghibli have been crafting beautiful, etherial tales for 35 years, each one seemingly dong the impossible: garnering both critical acclaim and big box office numbers. Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery
December 21, 2020

Batman Ninja

When Batman is caught in Gorilla Grodd’s Quake Engine time displacement machine, he arrives in feudal Japan only to discover that a host of super villains – including the Joker – have
May 4, 2018


Based on Osamu Tezuka’s comic book by the same name, Metropolis was the first Japanese animie after Akira to be as big over here as it was over there. Penned by Akira
December 16, 2016

When Marnie Was There

There is one word that captivates the essence of When Marnie Was There and that is gentle. Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi takes a very careful approach with quite deep and complex emotions. An
June 6, 2016

Kuli-Kala: Breathtaking Anime On Stage

If Final Fantasy ever produced a rock musical, then the result would be something very much like 30-Delux’s Kuli-Kala: Revenge Of The Samurai. This spectacular, genre-defying production opened last night at Stratford’s
November 25, 2015

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

By all accounts a disruptive influence, director Isao Takahata doesn’t disappoint with his latest feature, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. A distinct departure in animation style and technique from the more
March 20, 2015
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