After seeing his friends struggle in the anime industry, founder Jun Sugawara opened a dorm for rookie animators and started crowdfunding projects to provide fair wages.
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“Demon Slayer” shocked the film industry with its pandemic-defying opening weekend. But in truth, COVID-19 may have helped boost its popularity.
After multiple delays in production, Kyoto Animation’s film provides solace and answers to fans of the animated series of the same name.
Akiyo Ohashi’s film version of Kanna Kii’s manga tells the story of two men falling in love while dealing with loss and parental disapproval.
While this season features fewer anime releases than usual due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of shows to keep you entertained.
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.