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Month: June 2018

Ghibli Star Kosaka Kitaro Confronts The State Of The Theatrical Anime Industry: Okko’s Inn [Annecy 2018]

Ghibli Star Kosaka Kitaro Confronts The State Of The Theatrical Anime Industry: Okko’s Inn [Annecy 2018]

The massive success of anime movies in recent times is causing a quick, big expansion in this field. We’re now getting all sorts of movies by high-profile anime creators, to the point that the comeback of studio Ghibli-affiliated Kosaka Kitaro to direct a movie 11 years after Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase doesn’t seem all that extraordinary anymore. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news – Okko’s Inn is a fascinating little film that showcases many of the problems that creators in…

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Masaaki Yuasa Masterclass: Science Saru’s New Movie Revealed [Annecy 2018]

Masaaki Yuasa Masterclass: Science Saru’s New Movie Revealed [Annecy 2018]

Beloved director Masaaki Yuasa has returned to France, to the same Annecy setting where last year he was given an award for his joyous film Lu over the Wall. Accompanied by other key figures from the project, he hosted a retrospective of his career as director, and even unveiled their all-new project. Tune in for all the details!

Mamoru Hosoda’s New Film: Mirai Of The Future Impressions [Annecy 2018]

Mamoru Hosoda’s New Film: Mirai Of The Future Impressions [Annecy 2018]

Mamoru Hosoda’s new movie Mirai no Mirai / Mirai of the Future has screened at the Annecy International Film Festival, and after watching it and meeting the man himself, we’ll be providing our non-spoilery impressions of his immensely enjoyable work. It feels quite important in this case, since it’s fairly different from what you might be imagining!

When Anime Localization Upsets Its Creators: To Be Heroine

When Anime Localization Upsets Its Creators: To Be Heroine

Though at this point we should know better than this, edited versions of animated series that go against the wishes of the creators and upset the team that made them are still a factor sometimes. To Be Heroine is a sad reminder of what can happen when the localization of anime goes wrong, made even worse by the fact that most viewers aren’t even aware of what’s going on because the compromised version is the one being broadcast in Japan and…

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Production Highlights – The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments 19

Production Highlights – The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments 19

There had been insider rumors about episode 19 of The Seven Deadly Sins’ second season being quite the impressive action outing for about a month, and to no one’s surprise, they turned to be right on the mark! Once again we’ve got to thank an ambitious team of up-and-coming artists for this work, but they’re a crew that doesn’t really conform to what we’ve come to expect from young anime creators. Let’s see what they had in store!