Category: Film

Kizumonogatari Tekketsu: SHAFT Ups the Ante for The Silver Screen

When first touching down in Japan in late 2011, the one big theatrical anime I was looking forward to feasting my eyes on was Kizumonogatari–at the time slated for release in Fall of 2012. As the story goes, the promised time would come and go with little more than a...

Shortchanged: Short Peace

Two animated features dropped in Japanese theaters this past Saturday: Miyazaki Hayao’s Kaze Tachinu, and Ootomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace. While normal members of society flocked to theaters nation-wide to see Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece, I found myself in a tiny, half-filled theater in Shibuya waiting for Ootomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace...

Halfway Into Spring 2013: The Good, The Great, And The Greatest

Amongst the typical lot of dross this season, there are actually three shows that I’m keeping up with weekly and regard as Quite Good. Suisei no Gargantia This one’s the weakest link. While really well produced, it’s not terribly complex or deep. Judging by posts on Twitter, people seem...