On the next July 20th we will have a new movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki in Japanese cinemas. Since Ponyo (2008), Hayao Miyazaki hadn’t directed a Ghibli movie all by himself. The title of the movie, The Wind Is Rising – 風立ちぬ, is the same as a novel by Tatsuo Hori, but it seems like [...]
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I recently saw the adaptation of the anime Rurouni Kenshin to a live-action movie and I found it fabulous! Visually speaking the movie is impressive; while at the same time its plot is very entertaining. Maybe one of its problems is that it tries to be too faithfull to the anime and it assumes that [...]
Great exhibition with photos of idols doing Evangelion cosplay. The exhibition was held in the Seibu in Ikebukuro where more and more events related to the anime and manga world are held lately. From August 15th until the 21st it will be held as well in the Daimaru Shinbashi in Osaka. The girl that plays [...]
If you are bored this summer at the beach, try building an Omu! Here’s a more realistic Omu, in the backyard of a house.
I recently finished reading the short novel The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (時をかける少女) by Yasutaka Tsutsui. It was published for the first time in 1967, but it’s now popular again thanks to a movie released in 2006 by the animation studio Madhouse based on the same story. Even though the story plot of the [...]
Berserk is a manga by Kentaro Miura that has been being published since 1989. The art is impressive and the story gets you completely hooked, specially during the first 5-10 volumes. In addition to the art, the fantasy-horror feel and the atmosphere of a particular medieval Europe, the best is the collision of the personalities [...]
Bandai is selling Kaneda’s jacket to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Akira manga release. You can buy it for 69,800 yen (685 euros/900 dollars) in this Bandai Namco website or in the official website for the anniversary.
Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓) by Studio Ghibli is the saddest movie I have ever seen and at the same time the best anti-war movie I have ever seen. It tells the story of two orphan children, Seita and her sister Setsuko, after the bombing of Kobe at the end of World War II. They [...]