Momoru Oshii screened his latest live-action Production I.G. film, Garm Wars: The Last Druid this week at The Tokyo International Film Fest. The amazing looking film is actually his first English language outing for the vete... read
Can the world stay the same? Psycho Pass season two is in full swing and as usual, your favorite Editor in Chief is late to the game. So, things kind of pick up right where season one left off, albeit a bit too casually. In fact, the whole episode plays ... read feature
The award winning Production I.G. film A Letter to Momo, is set to hit theaters this week, and with any luck might be hitting your home town. The beautiful looking film has the makings of a classic, and is a tale of a shy ki... read
I've been waiting patiently for any new information about the upcoming Psycho-Pass film, slated to hit theaters this winter. You can imagine my frustration when the site posted a teaser trailer, that shows us absolutely noth... read
This one seemed have just slipped by me. Studio WIT, which is a subdivision of the mighty Production I.G. has a new animated film coming out, under the unassuming title HAL. The name gives me some serious Space Odyssey flash... read feature
It's a video game you can play on the browser; it shows off the open source graphics engine Turbulenz. It's called Sky Courier, and this browser game puts you in the seat of apowered glider from Gargantia, in which you have ... read
"Please, save that child." Wit Studio is probably best known for their work on the hit anime Attack on Titan, but in stark contrast with high octane action and drama we might associate with Wit, they released a quiet yet ambitious short film OVA, Hal. ... read feature
Last week Production I.G. announced plans to team with Colorful's Keiichi Hara for an upcoming animated feature. The film will be an adaption of the acclaimed 80s' historical manga Sarusuberi from the late Hinako Su... read
Jump like you mean it If we were ranking these new shows based on animation quality alone, Haikyu!! would be king of the mountain; out of everything I've seen so far this season, only the first episode Captain Earth has better animation...may... read feature
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We've known for some time that a sequel to 2013's Gen Urobuchi/Kazuya Murata original TV anime, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, was in the works. At this weekend's AnimeJapan event, it w... read
You may remember that I wasn't too hot on Blood-C or its sequel, The Last Dark. It really suffers from a listless plot that doesn't do much with its interesting lead character. However, it does have interesting moments, many... read
Viz Media's streaming network Neon Alley is half way through their fall season of programming. To mark the occasion they'll be adding some new programming to their schedule, starting with the mid-season debut of 2007's M... read
Card Captor Sakura is one of my top ten favorite anime series of all time. It's charming, heart warming, exciting, and unique in many ways. I personally think it's Clamp's best work.
AnimeStyle will be publishing three separa... read
Last chance for redemption One of my largest criticisms in my review of Blood C was that it had no definitive ending. Yes, there was a resolution involving most of the characters in town, but it was clear that the show was a 12-episode precursor to the... read feature
While it isn't a perfect show, Blood C is an alright horror show that looks and sounds solid. It seems that other publications agreed, as the 12 episode program was awarded the 2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation.
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While not without problems, I enjoyed the first entry of Ghost in the Shell ARISE.
I've always been a big GitS fan, and though ARISE made some odd changes (voice actors, character designs), on the whole it felt like a ... read
One of my highlights of this past year was definitely the gritty sci-fi series, Psycho-Pass. The Production I.G. hit brought a lot of Western sensibility as well as some lovely gory moments to the mysterious show. While thin... read
I never really got into audio books. I tried to use them when cramming in college, but would always find myself skipping tracks to something more interesting. If there is any sure fire way to get to sleep, try playing an aud... read
Who says good things don't get recognized in today's society, eh? A definite Good Thing, Kick-Heart, the Kickstarter-funded pro-wrestling anime affair from Masaaki Yuasa and Production I.G., has just gotten the nod from New ... read
Squirrel Battle! *ding, ding, ding*
The crowd was roaring last week, and kicks were flying all over the place! Chun-Li and Chie were both decimating the J-tor Arena as their foots clashed gloriously. As the tide of victory was goin... read feature
Studio TRIGGER knocks their KS goal out of the park. In less than six hours, TRIGGER reached the goal of $150,000 on their Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter project.
While this certainly doesn't break any KS records, it is nonetheless a huge victory for fans of animation and ... read feature
Hey, remember Star Blazers, the English incarnation of Space Battleship Yamato? Well, it's back! Sort of.
Production I.G. and its partners are apparently opting to take advantage of Star Blazers' greater recognition in the w... read
It's like Water World, except not really. Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos was a much better film than anybody ever expected it to be. Kazuya Murata's first animated feature, Milos was a beautiful looking feature that felt like a substantial side story in t... read feature
All members of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture please stand up! It seems like the wait has been forever, but Genshiken: Second Season is almost upon us! The always amazing Production I.G. are running the s... read
Hankering for another dose of Ghost in the Shell and schlocky Microsoft Surface promos aren't enough to do the job? Bandai and Production IG have just the thing for you! How about eight full minutes of Ghost in the Shell Ari... read
More claret than your local winery When I watched Blood C in Summer of 2011, I thought it was a show that had a lot of promise. It started out with the distinct feeling that something wasn't right in an idyllic town that was being pressed upon by nightmarish b... read feature
Despite some odd design choices, I'm actually really looking forward to the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: ARISE OVAs. I've been a huge fan of the franchise since I was a kid, and I was thrilled to here we'd be getting mo... read
A showdown within a showdown. *ding, ding, ding*
Love Machine tried to absorb Diaboromon with all of his might, but he couldn't keep up with his multiplication ability. That said, Diaboromon finishes Love Machine off with a barrage of... read feature
It's not secret that I'm in love with Attack on Titan's opening theme, Guren no Yumiya (Linked Horizon). After discovering group leader Revo through Bravely Default's amazing soundtrack, I've been devouring anything the man ... read
A bloody good time. Attack on Titan has the best opening theme of the season.
There, I said it.
Linked Horizon's Guren no Yumiya is a quick moving, almost mesmerizing theme that sets the pace for the rest of the first episode. The visuals ... read feature
It's a brave new world out there. I love science fiction.
Ever since my first encounter with Gainax's Gunbuster back in the day, I've had a soft spot for scifi anime. The technobabble, space battleships, giant robots; I'm immediately willing to give something... read feature
In case you haven't noticed, I was actually being sarcastic about my reaction to Sentai's two new licenses. In their never ending battle to license everything, they are using their preemptive licensing strike to grab Maj... read