10 Movies Like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time You Have To See

10 Movies Like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time You Have To See It isn't that hard to make young characters or animation widely accessible for families, but anime auteurs like Mamoru Hosoda have certainly honed those elements into an art form. Hosoda himself has ...

Netflix Only Added 1 New Movie Today, But It’s Worth A Watch

Netflix Only Added 1 New Movie Today, But It’s Worth A Watch The unstoppable Netflix juggernaut simply cannot be stopped, tossing up new pieces of entertainment every day. This has been a boon for older, more obscure films as their inclusion in the Just Added ...

Nobuhiko Obayashi Japanese Director Dead at 82

Nobuhiko Obayashi Japanese Director Dead at 82 Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi died Friday in Tokyo of lung cancer. He was 82. Born in Onomichi, a port on Japan’s Inland Sea, in 1938, Obayashi began making films as a child, using a projector ...

Film Review: Gemini (1999) by Shinya Tsukamoto

Straying far away from the techno-industrial style of the two Tetsuo, Shinya Tsukamoto based this particular film on the homonymous Edogawa Rampo story that takes place in the Meiji era, in order to ...

Book Review: Hell (2003) by Yasutaka Tsutsui

Yasutaka Tsutsui is quite well known (either you realize it or not), particularly for two of his works that were made into internationally successful anime films: “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and ...

Anime Master Mamoru Hosoda on Why ‘Mirai’ Could Be the Last of Its Kind

Anime Master Mamoru Hosoda on Why ‘Mirai’ Could Be the Last of Its Kind This article about “Mirai” first appeared in TheWrap Magazine’s Oscar Nominations Preview issue. Mamoru Hosoda knows that he is maintaining a dying tradition. For decades, animators have built worlds ...

Mamoru Hosoda on ‘Mirai,’ His Influences, and Why Powerful Men Don’t Make for Interesting Characters

Since his 2006 breakthrough feature The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, anime director Mamoru Hosoda has delighted audiences across barriers of age, gender and nationality with his brightly animated, ...

‘Mirai’ Director Mamoru Hosoda on Bringing Fantasy into Fatherhood [Interview]

‘Mirai’ Director Mamoru Hosoda on Bringing Fantasy into Fatherhood [Interview] Mamoru Hosoda has laid his life out bare on the silver screen — though at first glance it doesn’t seem obvious. The 51-year-old Japanese filmmaker exclusively directs in anime films, garnering ...

Mourning Loss Of Paint-And-Paper Anime, ‘Mirai’ Director Attempts Animated First With Four-Year-Old Protagonist

Mourning Loss Of Paint-And-Paper Anime, ‘Mirai’ Director Attempts Animated First With Four-Year-Old Protagonist In a robust year for international animation—with a record eight Japanese films on the Oscars shortlist—Mamoru Hosoda brought a most personal project to Cannes, trying for a historic first. The first ...

New English Dub Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's Animated Film 'Mirai'

"But how do I get home?" GKids has debuted another official Us trailer for the animated film Mirai, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Directors' Fortnight this year. This new trailer ...

John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim Lead the ‘Mirai’ English Voice Cast

Gkids has landed a talented set of actors for the Mirai English voice cast. The latest Mamoru Hosoda film, Mirai is a critically acclaimed surreal family drama that has already made waves at the ...

‘Mirai’ Could Mark GKids’ 11th Feature Oscar Nomination: Animation Is Film Festival

‘Mirai’ Could Mark GKids’ 11th Feature Oscar Nomination: Animation Is Film Festival One of the popular hits at the second annual Animation Is Film Festival, “Mirai,” from famed Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (who was admitted into the Academy this year), could deliver GKids’ 11th ...

‘Mirai’ Filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda on Family, Imagination and Academy Invite

‘Mirai’ Filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda on Family, Imagination and Academy Invite Family is an important theme for Japanese animation director Mamoru Hosoda, and his new film, “Mirai,” is no exception. The film, one of his most intimate, is about a young boy who comes to terms with ...

Whimsical New Us Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's Animated Film 'Mirai'

"She's your sister. You have to protect her." GKids has unveiled a new official trailer for the animated film Mirai, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Directors' Fortnight earlier this ...

Animation Is Film Festival Announces Opening Night Movie, Competition Titles, Jury

Animation Is Film Festival Announces Opening Night Movie, Competition Titles, Jury Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” will open the second Animation Is Film Festival, slated for Oct. 19-21 at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theatre. Hosoda will attend the screening, which will be the North American ...

The Must-See Movies of the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

Matt Rodgers with the must-see movies of the 2018 BFI London Film Festival… With the labyrinthine streets of Venice emptying to the sound of effusive praise for First Man, and Toronto readying ...

Gkids Animated Awards Contender 'Mirai' to Open Nov. 30

Indie distributor Gkids will open its animated feature awards contender, Mirai, on Nov. 30, in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version. The film, which premiered last ...

Hollywood Enjoys Rare Dominance of Japan Box Office in First Half Year

Hollywood Enjoys Rare Dominance of Japan Box Office in First Half Year Bucking a decade-long box office trend toward local films, Hollywood dominated the Japanese movie-going in the first half of 2018. But the respite in the world’s number three theatrical market may not ...

Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” to open Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival in August

Following Cine Fan’s retrospective of the late Japanese animation legend Isao Takahata, the Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) will showcase a special programme of Mamoru Hosoda – the ...

‘Fireworks’ Film Review: Anime Mixes Coming-of-Age Tale With Time Travel

‘Fireworks’ Film Review: Anime Mixes Coming-of-Age Tale With Time Travel Some people go to the movies to escape their troubles, and for the most part, movies let them. It’s rare for a movie to seriously question whether or not escapism itself is healthy. Perhaps filmmakers ...

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