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Another Side of Studio Ghibli – Alex Dudok de Wit on Grave of the Fireflies, Takahata Isao, and an Indelible Legacy

Perhaps more than any movie, Grave of the Fireflies defies common preconceptions of what animated film can - and should - be. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Books: Grave of the Fireflies

By Jonathan Clements. Long overdue for inclusion in the BFI’s Film Classics series, Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies finally gets the critical treatment, courtesy of Alex Dudok…

All the Anime

The purpose of realism in animation

The concept of realism in animation is a tricky one. Indeed, animation is thought to be the perfect medium to transcend reality and give shape to one’s wildest…

Animétudes

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The purpose of realism in animation

The concept of realism in animation is a tricky one. Indeed, animation is thought to be the perfect medium to transcend reality and give shape to one’s wildest…

Animétudes

This feeling is unexplainable: Grave of the Fireflies

We have all seen many war stories, documentaries that portray the loss of lives and disruption that happens in them. But one of the most popular and extreme…

animegoodreads

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Sensou Douwa: The Cake Tree in the Ruins

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

Vote on a Hiroshima-themed Anime for our Double Feature Live Tweet

You may noticed an extra kick of personality lately on our Twitter account. That’s because Joshua Knighten has joined our team and among other things, is assisting with…

Beneath the Tangles

Youth in Revolt: How the late-80s/early-90s celebrated the young rebelling against their elders

For every manga and anime from the 1980s and 1990s that promoted conformity to society and obeying the rules, there were many others that instead featured delinquents as…

Anime Feminist

The Best Anime of the 2010s

Here it is, the third and final installment in our Best of the 2010s series! We’ve gotten manga and video games out of the way, so it’s time…

Ani-Gamers

Netflix to stream Ghibli movies worldwide excluding US

Netflix has announced that it will soon be streaming a near-complete library of Studio Ghibli films, but only in countries outside North America and Japan. The official Twitter…

littleanimeblog.com

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) 1988 I wanted to watch this again before writing a new review… but I just couldn’t manage it, the story is…

The Review Heap

Clair de Lune - A Thematic Journey Through Anime

As I've had some serious writers block - I decided to challenge myself to edit a "thematic evolution" without using the same anime twice in the video. Clair…

Replay Value

What Grave of the Fireflies Taught Me

A reflection on Ghibli begins with how Isao Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies guided my personal development. Part one of two. Support me: https://patreon.com/KorReviews Part 2: https://youtu.be/IJyLe0MnEQ0 Also, check out…

Kor

Redshift #32

This site’s been silent for too long! Our audience look up, and are not fed. But—with heartfelt apologies for the delay—we’re back. This post covers new material up…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

Translation: Toshio Suzuki Reminisces About Isao Takahata (Part 3)

I kind of forgot that I was already 65 % done with this translation when I went on my bikepacking trip from Okinawa to Nagasaki. But I’m back…

Takarabako

Translation: Toshio Suzuki Reminisces About Isao Takahata (Part 2)

I am sorry for the long, long wait, but here’s part 2. A lot of fascinating details about the production of Princess Kaguya. I’ve also started adding tooltips…

Takarabako

Translation: Toshio Suzuki Reminisces About Isao Takahata (Part 1)

Last August, the severe working conditions under Isao Takahata made headlines on many websites after Ghibli producer and long-time colleague Toshio Suzuki openly talked about Takahata’s incredibly demanding…

Takarabako

Hikawa Ryusuke’s Akira Article(jp)

Hikawa Ryusuke is probably the most famous Japanese anime critic. He wrote an extensive article on the anime industry before and after Akira, articulating what lead to Akira…

Alex

The Tragic Innocence of Grave of The Fireflies

Anituber Anthology 4 - A Tribute to Isao Takahata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjhSanAeJaI An analysis on Grave of The Fireflies and why it's so beautiful. Follow me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/KevinNyaa Anime Lists: MyAnimeList - http://myanimelist.net/profile/KevinNyaa Kitsu -…

Kevin Nyaa

Editorial: My Top 5 Favourite Anime directors (that aren’t Hayao Miyazaki)

In the history of anime the director who is certainly the most famous and revered in the Western hemisphere is Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). He has made quite…

The Animation Compendium

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Graveyard of The Fireflies Novelist passes away

A tragic announcement yet another great icon in Anime and Manga industry is taken from us. Akiyuki Nosaka, the Naoki Prize-winning author of Grave of the Fireflies, was discovered…

The CyberNauts Cast Podcast

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Review)

A minimalistic and emotionally charged film from an animation master. Director: Isao Takahata  Company: Studio Ghibli Year: 2013...

The ANIMATORIUM

2001: 21st-Century Digital Toys

Alexandra Roedder is finishing her Ph.D. in musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, writing about Joe Hisaishi's Ghibli so...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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OtakuGeneration (Show #389) Hoshi o Ou Kodomo

  Shownotes :: (show 389 :: () :: () :: () :: () With Hoshi o Ou Kodomo, recorded live November 21st, 2012. This week discussed the movie "Children who…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #388) AnimeUSA

  Shownotes :: (show 387\8 :: () :: () :: () :: () With AnimeUSA, recorded live November 14th, 2012. This week we quickly talked about a recent anime convention…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #387) Origin: Spirits of the Past

  Shownotes :: (show 387) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Origin: Spirits of the Past, recorded live November 7th, 2012. This week we watched Origin "Spirits…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #352) Kaji

  Shownotes :: (show 352) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Kaji, recorded live March 4th, 2012. This week we talked about Kaji. Plus segments and more.…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #213) NWYWE

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 213) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With "Not What…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #184) Movies...

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 184) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With "movies that…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #14) with R.K. Milholland

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 014) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With R.K. Milholland…

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