Featured Articles tagged as "Director"
Mamoru Oshii's Return to Anime!
The director of Ghost in the Shell hasn't directed an anime movie in eight years, but somehow Adult Swim has managed to coax him out of animation retirement for a "micro-series" next year. Let's take a look at his history as a director, and what we can expect from the return of a master.
The Brilliant Manga of Satoshi Kon
Before he was one of the greatest anime directors of all time, Satoshi Kon was a manga artist. From early success in college to ambitious collaborations with the likes of Katsuhiro Otomo and Mamoru Oshii, his manga work is highly recommended to better understand his genius.
The 10 Best Anime Movies You May Not Have Heard Of
Watching an anime series is great, but sometimes there are just not enough free hours on your schedule to justify starting a new show. But those 2 hours you have to kill are enough time for a film, so here is our list of the top anime movies you may not have heard of.
The State of Japanese Animation Post Miyazaki
On April 6, Dai Sato and Justin Leach stopped by The Japan Society to talk about the state of Japanese animation post Hayao Miyazaki. How has it been since his retirement, and is anime moving in a good direction? Or bad direction? Here's a recap of the event.
Netflix Anime: The Future?
It was recently announced that Production I.G's upcoming series, Perfect Bones, will premiere exclusively on Netflix. That means it will be "the first ever original anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world." Let's explore why this is such exciting news!
Horus, Prince of the Sun - The Origin of Studio Ghibli
Due to their work at Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are now two of the most acclaimed directors in the world of anime. But even legends have roots. Before Ghibli, these two creators worked on Horus: Prince of the Sun, a revolutionary film that helped anime evolve into an art form.
Mamoru Hosoda: The Next Miyazaki?
Mamoru Hosoda makes heartfelt, beautifully-animated films that appeal to all ages. His latest, The Boy and the Beast, is coming soon to theaters in America and Australia! Learn how he got to the point where many have called him "the next Miyazaki."
Masaaki Yuasa: Anime's Underrated Genius
If you are an avid anime fan, you are sure to be familiar with the likes of Osamu Tezuka, Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon. But there's another extremely talented animator and director who isn't as well known, but deserves to be - Masaaki Yuasa! Discover his wild, ultra-stylized animation!
9 Anime's Greatest Directors: Writer's Picks
If you ask the general public to name anyone associated with anime, they’re almost certain to name a certain director – Miyazaki Hayao. But for anime fans themselves, the director is a crucial component of anime success that’s too often overlooked.
Top 15 Best Mecha/Robot Anime of All Time
Mecha anime shows will never go out of style. Giant robots piloted by feisty teenagers or grizzled heroes is just such a cool concept. Let's take a look at ten of what I think are the best!
Top 10 Makoto Shinkai Movies of All Time
Makoto Shinkai has been called "The New Miyazaki" due to his amazing talent and stunning visual works. And his newest movie "Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)" recorded a historical hit in Japan. Let's take a look at a list of his best rated works on MAL!
Top 27 Best Hayao Miyazaki Anime Movies [Updated]
Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most famous directors in the world, has produced many extraordinary works such as Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Take a look at our countdown of Studio Ghibli films directed by Hayao Miyazaki based on MAL user ratings!
Anime Directors: Satoshi Kon, Dreaming about Reality
Satoshi Kon is a highly regarded anime director. His unique directorial style can captivate people, and the experiences they have with his movies are unlike any other. Let's look at the works of this great director.
Anime in Real Life: Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli (pronounced "Ji-bu-ri" in Japanese) is renowned for creating magical worlds of fantasy. But some of them might be more real than you think. Come take a look!
Interview with Tatsuya Yoshihara, Director of Monster Musume
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijo (Life with Monster Girls) is a delightful series about monsters in our world. Kimihito finds himself taking in several attractive monsters. But can he resist them? Find out in this interview with director Tatsuya Yoshihara.
From Game to Anime: Interview with the Producer of God Eater
God Eater is an extremely popular video game, known world-wide. Its fans are dedicated to the core and thrilled about the new God Eater anime series, airing now. Join the producer of the show Yusuke Tomizawa as he talks about the journey from game to anime!