Chicks On Anime
- Girls Night Out (Nov 10)
- Raining Men (Oct 27)
- Seme Like it Hot (Oct 13)
- Shoujo in Academia (Sep 22)
- Honey & Clover (Sep 8)
- Shoujo Fans in Fandom (Aug 25)
- The Artist Alley (Part 2) (Aug 11)
- The Artist's Alley, Part 1 (Jul 14)
- A Chat With Our News Editor (Jun 30)
- Ball-Jointed Dolls (Jun 23)
- Producing a DVD (Jun 2)
- Creating a Heroine (May 19)
- Background Art: An Insider Perspective (May 12)
- Copyright Enforcement (May 5)
- Tales from the Rental Front (Apr 7)
- Representation of Anime Fans (Mar 24)
- Women in Comics and Manga (Mar 10)
- International Fan Culture (Mar 3)
- Best Friends Forever (Feb 24)
- The Perfect Man(?) (Feb 17)
- Fansubs (Pt 2) (Feb 10)
- Fansubs (Pt 1) (Feb 3)
- Net Etiquette (Jan 20)
- Censorship Part 2 (Jan 13)
- Censorship Part 1 (Jan 6)
- Pornography for Women (Dec 16)
- Female Crossdressers in Media (Dec 9)
- GloBL and Gay Comics (Nov 25)
- Yaoi (Nov 18)
- Animators Turned Directors (Nov 12)
- A Look at Key Animation (Nov 4)
- Fan Art (Oct 28)
- Fan Fiction (Part 2) (Oct 20)
- Fan Fiction (Part 1) (Oct 14)
- 2008-10-07 (Oct 7)
- Tuesday Sep 30th
- Tuesday Sep 23rd
- Tuesday Sep 16th
- Tuesday Sep 9th
- Tuesday Sep 2nd
- Tuesday Aug 26th
The Ghiblithon concludes with Miyazaki's most universally beloved film, the heartwarming (and extremely profitable) My Neighbor Totoro. ― In many ways, My Neighbor Totoro is the quintessential representation of Studio Ghibli. Aside from its infinitely marketable critters, and the fact that Totoro graces the logo of the production house, the film embodies many of the qualities that Ghibli films have c...
Why do some shows have black borders around the picture? Will we ever see Ronja the Robber's Daughter? What's with celebrities in Japanese ads, and are there really that many problem discs being released? ― Obviously I'm writing this column a couple of days early, but you're seeing it on Black Friday. Otherwise known as the day Americans stop all that "being thankful" nonsense and start going to the...
It's the second-to-last day of the Ghiblithon and that means it's time to explore the weird, wild, occasionally nonsensical world of Howl and Sadie. ― As Hayao Miyazaki films by Studio Ghibli go, this 2004 adaptation of the novel by acclaimed British author Diana Wynne Jones stands somewhere in the middle of the pack. Though it earned the second Academy Award nomination for a Miyazaki work, it is nei...
Shaenon gives thanks today for Jiro Taniguchi's manly man manga about manly men scaling manly mountains. ― The Summit of the Gods Jiro Taniguchi is an artist who hasn't made nearly as many appearances in the House of 1,000 Manga as he could. Jason Thompson discussed his blissfully plotless Walking Man a million years ago, he has a story in Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators, and is that really the only ...
This week, we examine the enigma of Toad and his big comeback game! Plus Etrian Odyssey crossovers, Guilty Gear accents, and some old remixes. ― I probably should address Thanksgiving this week, but it doesn't look like anyone, from department stores to pop-cultural commentators, wants to bother with it. That's OK with me. We'll move on to Christmas and its surrounding video game releases. One of th...
The Ghiblithon starts winding down with the last of three new bluray releases, the tale of a little witch, her talking cat, and a whole lot of coming of age. ― Kiki's Delivery Service was not Hayao Miyazaki's movie at first. Based on the book by Eiko Kadono, the film initially rested with a team of younger animators at Studio Ghibli. Yet the project hit snags, and Miyazaki, as he often does at his st...
Day 8 of the Ghiblithon is all about one of Miyazaki's most celebrated films, arriving on bluray this month in a somewhat compromised, but still gorgeous, state. ― There was a brief moment where Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke was the top-grossing film in Japan. It came out in the summer of 1997 there, and it was an instant phenomenon, its box office glory stolen mere months later when James Camer...
The Pile of Shame recedes into the mists of history with one final installment, on Isao Takahata's criminally underseen Chie the Brat. ― Well folks, we've come to the end of the road. This will be the final Pile of Shame article. I need to stop writing about specific anime for a while, because it's a really good way to get burned out. Also, there's only so much appetite for articles on old and obscur...