16th Jul2019

Fantasia 2019: ‘The Wonderland’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Features the voices of: Mayu Matsuoka, Anne Watanabe, Kumiko Asô, Nao Tôyama, Keiji Fujiwara, Akiko Yajima, Masachika Ichimura | Written by Miho Maruo | Directed by Keiichi Hara Outside of literally three or four movies, my viewing of Japanese animated movies is completely reliant on Studio Ghibili. That said, I adore the studio and every […]

06th Sep2017

‘The Boy and the Beast’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Features the voices of: Randy E. Aguebor, Bryn Apprill, Kumiko Asô, Morgan Berry, Jessica Cavanagh, Luci Christian, Lily Franky, Josh Grelle, Sean Hennigan, Suzu Hirose, Chuck Huber, Ivan Jasso, Brittney Karbowski, Haru Kuroki, Mamoru Miyano | Written and Directed by Mamoru Hosoda If you’ve ever been told to stop watching cartoons because they are for […]

04th Feb2016

‘Miss Hokusai’ Review

by Mark Allen

Cast: Anne Watanabe, Michitaka Tsutsui, Yutaka Matsushige, Kumiko Asô, Shion Shimizu, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kôra | Written by Miho Maruo | Based on the manga by Hinako Sugiura | Directed by Keiichi Hara Choosing to depict an artist’s life in a form close to their own can be a tightrope walk. Miss Hokusai dares to examine the work and lives of two Japanese artists in the form of anime, but this […]