In light of some recent sad news coming out of Japan last week, I wanted to revisit one of my favourite Isao Takahata films, which also happened to be his last directorial effort. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) is a Japanese fantasy drama directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. The […]
Isao Takahata, visionary Japanese director, screenwriter and producer best known for co-founding Studio Ghibli alongside partner Hayao Miyazaki, died on April 5 at the age of 82. Through his career, Takahata received worldwide acclaim for his directorial work of anime films. Such films include Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (2013), and […]
I’m the biggest advocate for cartoons that I know, and yet, up until recently, I let my own biases control how I enjoy them. It wasn’t until I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender that I realized I’m just as guilty at trivializing animation. I finally got around to watching Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender a […]
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