'Shin Godzilla': The metaphorical monster returns

Aug 3, 2016

'Shin Godzilla': The metaphorical monster returns

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Watching “Shin Godzilla,” Toho’s reboot of its signature monster series, I couldn’t help feeling sorry for the non-Japanese fans forced to read a blizzard of subtitles for this extremely talky and densely populated film, with a break every 10 minutes or so for Godzilla ...

Mysterious 'Evangelion' short film released

Dec 21, 2014

Mysterious 'Evangelion' short film released

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A brief but revealing chapter in Hideaki Anno’s ongoing cult anime series, “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” was released Friday on the Animator Expo website. The series, first broadcast in October, 1995, has been turned into a four-part series of films set in a post-apocalyptic future ...

Hideaki Anno: emotional deconstructionist

Oct 18, 2014

Hideaki Anno: emotional deconstructionist

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With dozens of the renowned filmmaker's works scheduled to be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival over the next two weeks, we speak to the man behind the 'Evangelion' sci-fi franchise about his apocalyptic influences and prod him on the question that is ...

Insufficient Direction

May 17, 2014

Insufficient Direction

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Moyoco Anno’s manga “Insufficient Direction” is the, perhaps, inevitable result of what happens when a legendary anime director marries a well-known manga artist. Insufficient Direction, by Moyoco Anno.Vertical, Manga. Hideaki Anno is, as any otaku (geek) will know, the creator of the seminal anime ...