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'Ni no Kuni': Two worlds but little life to be found

Film / Reviews Aug 28, 2019

'Ni no Kuni': Two worlds but little life to be found

Two things about "Ni no Kuni." 1) It features a protagonist who uses a wheelchair, an admirable display of diversity and inclusion in a medium that rarely features characters with disabilities. 2) There isn't much else to like about the film. "Ni no Kuni" hit ...

Remembering the staff of Kyoto Animation

Culture Aug 13, 2019

Remembering the staff of Kyoto Animation

Almost a month after the main studio of Kyoto Animation was set on fire, killing 35 and injuring many more, details of the victims are still emerging after police released the names of 10 workers on Aug. 2. We know so far that Junichi Uda, ...

Shoji Kawamori: 40 years spent designing an anime future

Film Aug 8, 2019

Shoji Kawamori: 40 years spent designing an anime future

If you've watched any robot anime in the past 40 years, there's a decent chance Shoji Kawamori had a hand in it. Kawamori, whose four decades in the anime industry were celebrated with a recent exhibition titled the Shoji Kawamori Expo, is best known as ...