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The Wind Rises (2013) film review by Mark R. Leeper.

February 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Wind Rises (2013) film review by Mark R. Leeper.

Japanese cult animation director Hayao Miyazaki makes his final film before retiring, a fictionalised biography of the aircraft designer who gave Japan the Zero fighter plane. The story is okay, but not really compelling. What is more engaging is the view of life in Japan between the World Wars and Miyazaki’s take on international politics. […]

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Star Wars the 80s anime.

December 31, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Star Wars the 80s anime.

At last, see the original Japanese science fiction TV series that inspired George Lucas to shoot a live action movie . . . Star Wars the 1980s anime.

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The Wind Rises.

July 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Wind Rises.

Here’s the trailer for the animated film The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki of Porco Rosso fame. It’s a Japanese-language trailer, but then, for true anime fans, that’s the only way to watch these movies… sub-titles on, bad dubbing off. Am I right?

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Dragon Ball Z… when gods do battle.

March 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dragon Ball Z… when gods do battle.

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods is powering our way like the anime equivalent of a comet… feast upon this trailer and weep, fans of all things Japanese.

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From Up On Poppy Hill (movie review).

March 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
From Up On Poppy Hill (movie review).

Goro Miyazaki, son of the famous animator Hayao Miyazaki, makes his own animated film. This is a straight drama with none of his father’s fantasy touches. Instead it tells the story of a lonely high school age girl without a father and with a mother working in the United States. She finds her first love […]

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy… second season.

February 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mortal Kombat: Legacy… second season.

There’s a second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy coming your way soon. Don’t believe us? Let us show you this trailer as absolute proof then, oh doubting ones.

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

February 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

There’s a little Ghost in the Shell: Arise TV action coming to Japan soon (a four hour mini-series), and if it doesn’t make its way to the West through one media outlet or the other, I’ll eat my anime hat – it’s a very nice one, too, with Kanji-script writing on a hatband that I […]

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

February 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

What’s the chances the new Japanese Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods anime movie will find a home in the West? One can only hope. Watch the trailer and make it happen!

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Rurouni Kenshin to open the 2012 LA EigaFest Japanese Film Festival.

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rurouni Kenshin to open the 2012 LA EigaFest Japanese Film Festival.

Rurouni Kenshin was a manga and anime series (with a few video games thrown into the mix). The film was a summer hit in Japan. The director, Keishi Otomo, will attend the premiere and opening red carpet ceremony. In addition to Rurouni Kenshin, the 2012 line up features a selection of recent films out of […]

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Drunk Duck! by Chuck Rowles.

September 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Drunk Duck! by Chuck Rowles.

The battle between print and digital media has been waging for some time now and it seems as though the latter is poised to win it. Thankfully, some digital-first mediums still recognise their origins and have made the return journey to the printed page. Taken from the website of the same name, ‘Drunk Duck!” is […]

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