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.
There’s shades of Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service in this charming animation from Studio Ponoc.
By Giacomo Lee
Patlabor 2 and other classic-era sci-fi show the past, present and future of Japan’s capital.
Despite some initial promise, this striking looking anime from director Akiyuki Shinbô quickly fizzles out.
By Matt Turner
Rare works from Satoshi Kon and Osamu Tezuka were presented at this year’s festival.
Satoshi Kon’s cult anime contains a vital message for modern audiences.