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HIDEAKI ANNO

Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 23, 2023
‘Shin Kamen Rider’: Superhero romp is fun but not much else
While Hideaki Anno’s third installment in his “Shin” series lacks substance, it packs in the camp and energy of its 1970s source material.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 19, 2022
‘Shin Ultraman’: No deeper messages, just a lot of fun
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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 17, 2021
Streaming heavyweights made big moves into the world of anime in 2021
Anime became even more accessible worldwide as streaming platforms such as Netflix, Crunchyroll and Disney+ made aggressive moves in 2021.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 24, 2021
‘Evangelion’ director explains how he finally found his ending
Hideaki Anno has concluded the story of Shinji Ikari and company in a film streaming on Amazon this month but says, “There might come a time when I meet them again.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 11, 2021
‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’: Anime epic gets a fitting finale
Hideaki Anno's fourth and final film in his retelling of “Neon Genesis Evangelion” is a visual spectacle as well as a moving story about overcoming personal demons.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Sep 10, 2016
Godzilla hits middle age but is still fueled by Japan's anxieties
Within one month of its July release, Toho's "Shin Gojira" ("Godzilla Resurgence") attracted more than 3.6 million viewers. Box-office takings are already estimated to have surpassed ¥5.3 billion, putting the film more than halfway toward the seldom-attained figure of ¥10 billion. Toho has great expectations it will eclipse the success of "Bayside Shakedown," the film spinoff of Fuji TV's series, and reestablish the "King of the Monsters" as the top domestic film earner.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 3, 2016
'Shin Godzilla': The metaphorical monster returns
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 rampages — the real reason they bought the tickets.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 28, 2016
Our favorite monster returns to terrorize Japan in 'Shin Godzilla'
After 12 years in storage (or on Monster Island) a Japanese Godzilla is roaring again. Toho film studios has revived the world's favorite atomic-breathed monster in "Shin Godzilla," which is set for nationwide release today.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 2, 2015
Tallest 'Godzilla' yet is being created by directors of 'Evangelion' and 'Attack on Titan'
Toho has announced that the next installment in their "Godzilla" series will be led by Hideaki Anno, director of the "Neon Genesis Evangelion" series. Anno will be chief director and script writer. Anno will be working alongside storyboard artist Shinji Higuchi, who will be film's special-effects director. Higuchi is known for directing two live-action film versions of the popular manga series "Shingeki no Kyojin" ("Attack on Titan") set to be released later this year.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 21, 2014
Mysterious 'Evangelion' short film released
A brief but revealing chapter in Hideaki Anno's ongoing cult anime series, "Neon Genesis Evangelion," was released Friday on the Animator Expo website.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 22, 2014
Vision of anime's future at Tokyo International Film Festival
The Tokyo International Film Festival, running through Oct. 31, is no longer Asia's biggest or most important festival — that honor is now claimed by the recently held rival Busan film festival. But its 27th edition — the first to reflect the full influence of TIFF's current director-general, Yasushi Shiina — has both a new hub in the Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi theater complex and a new focus on a made-in-Japan genre: anime.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 18, 2014
Hideaki Anno: emotional deconstructionist
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 on every fan's lips
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 4, 2014
Evangelion director to be featured at Tokyo International Film Festival
The work of visionary director Hideaki Anno will take center stage at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
May 17, 2014
Insufficient Direction
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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / CULTURE SMASH
Jun 12, 2013
Preserving a classic Japanese art form: tokusatsu magic
Our monster is scaly, spiky, reptilian — a cross between a dinosaur and an irradiated insect that shrieks like an angry bird. Our hero is lean, faintly muscular in a rubbery skintight suit with inscrutable praying-mantis eyes. They face one another, stomping left to right like sumo wrestlers, posing karate-style. The humans below clasp their hands in hope, their city fragile as cardboard.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on