While this season features fewer anime releases than usual due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of shows to keep you entertained.
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From toy jeeps and karaoke machines to the Game Boy and Tamagotchi, “Pure Invention” explores how Japan’s cultural influence has spread across the globe.
Masaaki Yuasa’s new anime series about the literal sinking of Japan may hit close to home for viewers, but the main takeaway is that love is the key to survival.
“A Whisker Away” milks the cuteness of animated cats to bring lighthearted fun to a story about loneliness and heartbreak.
There's a lot to be learned from living with the Never-Ending Man. That's Hayao Miyazaki, the renowned director of animated films such as "Spirited Away" and co-founder of the celebrated animation house Studio Ghibli. The nickname was coined by an NHK documentary about his ...
Film composer Joe Hisaishi says he is writing more as a result of COVID-19, but is determined not to write about the pandemic itself.
“The Benza," a series on Amazon Prime Video about an epic quest to replace a broken toilet seat, was inspired by actor Christopher McCombs’ real-life travails in Tokyo.
Many anime releases have been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but in the meantime, with their vast libraries of anime films and series, streaming services can tide us over.
Tsutomu Mizushima's television series about the ins and outs of making anime movies gets the big-screen treatment, bringing back familiar characters, situations and jokes.
The Annie Awards bestows a posthumous honor on anime director Satoshi Kon, who died in 2010 at the age of 46.