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8:00 AM on 12.14.2013

Ghibli's 2014 film is revealed by TOHO

Sure, we may still be waiting for both The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya to venture out of Japan, but let's forget that for a minute and get excited for another new film! Film distributor TOHO has recently re...

Chris Walden

11:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Rock the Charts for the Week of December 13th

I can't help but wonder what the Japanese reaction to Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin will be. A lot of people went and saw it, with the film generating over $1 million at the box office on opening weekend, but i can't imagine it hang...

Brad Rice



Impressions: Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Rebellion photo
Impressions: Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Rebellion
by Tim Sheehy

Last week, fans finally had an opportunity to attend screenings of Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, the third and final chapter of the trilogy. Given the ending of the previous film -- or the series itself, seeing as the previous two films were merely recaps -- one might wonder what's left to tell. The confrontation with Walpurgisnacht and Madoka's choice to bring an end to the conflict in her own way seemed like the perfect, yet bittersweet, ending we had all hoped for. With that in mind, it's hard to imagine how Rebellion would continue where the previous films left off, especially without Madoka herself to contend with.

Surprisingly, Studio Shaft managed to pull it off by delivering over two hours of content aimed at tying up some loose ends by focusing almost entirely on Homura Akemi. Whether or not they ultimately succeeded remains debatable, and some might even argue -- myself included -- that the film created more mysteries than it solved. Read on for my thoughts on the film, and the premiere event itself.


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6:00 PM on 12.12.2013

Summer Wars is on Toonami this Saturday

Hey, it's me again with another friendly reminder of Toonami's movie month, and what they're showing this time around! Last week we all got to witness the greatness that is Akira. What did you guys think? If you haven't seen ...

Amber Hunt

9:00 AM on 12.12.2013

Godzilla lives again through its newest trailer

A new Godzilla movie is long overdue, we all know this. So thank goodness we're finally getting one! They released the trailer on December 10th, and it got a lot of attention! I started seeing it all over the place when I wo...

Amber Hunt





8:00 PM on 12.11.2013

New Rurouni Kenshin visual shows off live action Misao

We finally have our first image of the live action version of Misao Makimachi from the upcoming pair of Rurouni Kenshin films. As with the rest of the cast, young Tao Tsuchiya looks more than appropriate for the fan favorite ...

Elliot Gay

7:00 PM on 12.11.2013

Live-action Kiki's Delivery Service seems cringe-worthy

By now, you may have already happened upon this trailer for the upcoming live-action Kiki's Delivery Service, and if you're like me, you must have found it painful to watch. Although I loved the original animated featur...

Tim Sheehy

8:00 AM on 12.09.2013

Attack on Titan film gets director, release date

A long two years ago, a live-action Attack on Titan film was announced. We didn't know much more than it's happening and Tetsuya Nakashima was directing. Studio Toho finally gave the world an update, saying the film will be r...

Brad Rice

10:00 PM on 12.06.2013

Rock the Charts for the Week of December 6th

Without fail, we all go batshit crazy whenever a new volume of Yotsuba! shows up. And why not? For all you know, if you don't go ahead and buy three volumes the day it comes out, Vice President Chief Assistant CEO Bear will h...

Brad Rice

9:00 AM on 12.06.2013

Full trailer for Haganai's live action film is now live

Haganai, short for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, is a light novel written by Yomi Hirasaka. It has been given several manga adaptions, and even has a 12 episode anime. Well now, the series is going to get its own live action ...

Amber Hunt

5:35 PM on 12.04.2013

New live action Rurouni Kenshin visual shows off Aoshi

I quite liked the first live action Rurouni Kenshin film. I think it did a strong job of covering the first two arcs while maintaining the look and feel of the original series. One of the bigger complaints about the film was ...

Elliot Gay

10:00 AM on 12.03.2013

Art revealed from Ghibli's cancelled Pippi Longstocking

Did you know that Ghibli legends Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata were once creating an animated adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking? This was back in 1971, and while the duo had been co-directing episodes of L...

Chris Walden