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Castle In The Sky: when Studio Ghibli did steampunk anime (review).

May 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Castle In The Sky: when Studio Ghibli did steampunk anime (review).

The Critical Thinker is back for a little classic retrospective work, in this case a very fine review, of one of the greatest anime epics of all time, Castle In The Sky by Studio Ghibli. There are weird flying airships, sympathetic ancient robots, and many more themes of interest to anyone who loves a fine slice of […]

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Eden (Netflix anime: 2nd trailer).

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Eden (Netflix anime: 2nd trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for Eden, an original Netflix anime TV series set in the far future, where a city known as “Eden 3” is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters are long overthrown. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught […]

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Gundam Factory Tokyo – a full tour (video).

March 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Gundam Factory Tokyo – a full tour (video).

Paolo is on hand to bring us a 10-minute-long video tour of Gundam Factory Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo in Japan. The Gundam Factory Yokohama sits on the water at Yokohama’s Yamashita Pier. For the Gundam 40th Anniversary, they created this facility with an 18 meter 1-to-1 life-size mobile Gundam, the RX-78F00. The biggest Gundam […]

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Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix scifi cartoon TV series: trailer).

March 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix scifi cartoon TV series: trailer).

Here’s another advert for the first season of the new Netflix scifi anime-style cartoon TV series, Pacific Rim: The Black. Here’s the blurb: There was a time when Kaiju rose from the Pacific Rim only to encounter gigantic robots, Jaegers, built to fight them back. That time has passed. Now, Australia has been overrun by […]

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Battle of the Planets: an anime documentary (video).

February 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Battle of the Planets: an anime documentary (video).

Back in the late 1970’s, the film Star Wars was released and it became a sensation. It made so much money everyone was searching for the next Star Wars clone. Sandy Frank saw his opportunity in a hyper-popular Japanese anime called Gatchaman. He purchased the English rights, re-edited, and re-dubbed the episodes, and thus was […]

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Studio Ghibli theme park to build a life-size Howl’s Moving Castle.

February 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Studio Ghibli theme park to build a life-size Howl’s Moving Castle.

The monster-massive Studio Ghibli theme park which is being designed for construction in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has just released details for its life-size Howl’s Moving Castle. Now, the good news is that you’re getting this beast, the slightly less good news is that they’re building the HMC in the three-storey-tall ‘scout mode’, which is when […]

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Tomb Raider and Skull Island cartoons on the way from Netflix (news).

January 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Tomb Raider and Skull Island cartoons on the way from Netflix (news).

Netflix and Legendary Television are now collaborating to produce two new anime series, one based on Skull Island and the second on Tomb Raider. This adds to their work on their upcoming anime series, Pacific Rim: The Black. Skull Island will be an animated adventure series about shipwrecked characters desperate to escape the most dangerous […]

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Inside a Japanese Anime studio (video).

December 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Inside a Japanese Anime studio (video).

Our Joey goes behind the scenes inside the CloverWorks Studios in Tokyo to bring you an inside look at how anime is created, how long it takes, and the inside-gen on the process of making a Japanese animated movie or TV series. CloverWorks are the bods behind such works as Slow Start, Darling in the […]

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Sweet Home (Netflix horror film: trailer).

December 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sweet Home (Netflix horror film: trailer).

Here’s Sweet Home, a new South Korean horror film from Netflix streaming on December 18th, 2020 – based on the South Korean manga of the same name (manga is called manhwa in Korea). A curse from a demon converts large portions of mankind into mutant monsters and destroys civilization, a teen is given super-powers by the curse, and […]

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Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

‘Afro Samurai: Volume 1’ is the basis for the hit anime Spike TV series ‘Afro Samurai’ which features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. The story was originally serialised in the avant-garde manga magazine ‘Nou Nou Hau’ and later issued in this pretty pocketbook version. It’s set in […]

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