This week, a unique erotic historical fiction film that has completely slipped through the cracks.
News Spirited Away Breathing its Last
posted on 2003-05-01 15:44 EDT
Spirited Away's re-release, caused by its Oscar success, is wheezing to a close. Down to 47 theaters nationwide, Miyazaki's film pulled in a scant $25,972 last weekend. As a whole, its release was a relative success, pulling in almost $10 million. Spirited Away is the fourth highest grossing anime in America, behind only the first three Pokémon films.
This anime bravely steps forward to take on some challenging ideas ... and falls completely flat on its face.
This week, a show about murder, gore, and the "other"; a show about ... more murder and gore, and one about luck.
Cute girls engage in “tankery” in this late 2012 series. The concept works surprisingly well largely because the series stays focused on its main strength: involving and beautifully-animated mock tank battles.
Dave inspects the the 200th Figma, and of course, it's Hatsune Miku.
Seven anime Christmas favorites to watch with a cup of hot cocoa.
Puella Magi Oriko Magica isn't the worst spin-off to ever exist, but it certainly doesn't make the most of what it has either.
Wolf Children is honest about the gross reality of raising kids (and pets) while still leaving room for fantasy, which is really the only way a movie about single motherhood can work for a general family audience, as Wolf Children largely does.
Rarely before has an anime series so keenly and uncomfortably struck home about the humorous travails of a social misfit. Its triumph is in creating an anti-moe protagonist who paradoxically winds up being intensely moe, too.