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 […]
While, yes, the characters have the same name and roles, this adaption has made them so different from their original counterpart it’s laughable. Light Yagami turn Turner becomes an idiot lovelorn teenager with conscious; Misa turn Mia becomes a methodical death-fetishizer; L becomes a heavily irrational and overly emotional dumb dumb.
People like to shit on certain anime for their filler episodes, but really, Pokemon was a collection of practically ONLY filler episodes. Rinse, repeat. Nothing significant happened for a good 90-95% of the time.
With all of the hijinks and misadventures our favourite characters got entangled with, it was easy to miss out on the things that they are trying to teach us. So, to jog your memory, I compiled a list.
NANA is a nice blend of the traditional elements of an anime, and completely going in the opposite direction of what we’ve come so used to.