Koenji residents claim the government's proposed Auxiliary Road 227 would spell the beginning of the end for their bohemian neighborhood.
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Director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko rights past wrongs with this new interpretation of an infamous episode of the original “Mobile Suit Gundam” series that aired in 1979.
Otaku "dream team" duo Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi join forces once again to revive another special-effects classic that’s fun and camp but lacks some punch.
Baku Kinoshita’s theatrical version of an anime series about animal urbanites is leaner than the original but loses much of its charm.
Despite an impressive roster of talent working on the film, “The Deer King” shares too many similarities with Masashi Ando’s previous work and comes up short in comparison.
Since 2002, Japan’s anime industry has doubled in size to become worth over ¥2.4 trillion annually. At the start of the year, AMC Networks — the U.S. company behind shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” — acquired anime distributor Sentai, and with it ...
Digitization and remote work will be a mixed blessing for studios and animators in 2022.
Anime became even more accessible worldwide as streaming platforms such as Netflix, Crunchyroll and Disney+ made aggressive moves in 2021.
The 34th iteration of TIFF will feature a retrospective, recent and upcoming films, and a look at a live-action tokusatsu special effects franchise.
It has been 26 years since Mamoru Oshii’s futuristic animated thriller “Ghost in the Shell” came into our lives and it still offers new surprises on renewed viewings.