With the release of Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue on Netflix, we look back at one of their unsung greats.
By Zoe Crombie
Tomomi Mochizuki’s teenage love triangle drama is fascinating outlier in the studio’s catalogue.
Rejoice, Totoro fans: 21 of the Japanese animation studio’s feature films are headed your way.
Your Name director Makoto Shinkai returns with a riveting fantasy romance backdropped by environmental ruin.
Pyrokinetic mutants, shirtless firefighters and eco-fascists collide in the first feature film from Studio Trigger.
Director and designer Shōji Kawamori sees hand-drawn animation going the way of noh or kabubki in Japan.
Makoto Shinkai’s blissful follow-up to his 2016 smash, Your Name, plants teen romance in a climate change disaster.
The latest anime series from Shinichirō Watanabe is among his kindest and most soulful to date.
This soulless documentary is an insult to subscribers who wanted to learn more about Japanese animation.
A fire at one of Japan’s foremost animation houses has resulted in the loss of precious life and work.
For our latest creative brief, we’re looking to the future as part of Barbican’s Life Rewired season.
This NSFW animated anthology sees Tim Miller and David Fincher team up to disastrous effect.
Shinichiro Watanabe’s singular ’90s show is yet another classic anime that should be left well alone.
Mamoru Hosoda returns with a charming time-bending tale about two siblings.
This French-Japanese anime from directors Guillaume Renard and Shoujirou Nishimi is a twisted joyride.
By Anton Bitel
Third Window Films are releasing two Animerama series films from Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka.
This delightful Japanese anime is one of the highlights of this year’s Directors’ Fortnight programme.