Hausu director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s penultimate film, Hanagatami, is as surreal as it is moving.
In 1972’s Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, Meiko Kaji emerged as a bona fide, badass star.
By Matt Turner
In Me and the Cult Leader, filmmaker and survivor Atsushi Sakahara confronts both his own trauma and that of a nation.
Isao Takahata’s unrealised passion project was intended as a follow-up to Grave of the Fireflies.
Aya and the Witch tells the story of the smartest girl in the world and her hex-casting companion.
Screen Anime will allow fans to discover more of Japan’s animation output, offering a wide range of films new and old.
By Anton Bitel
Masaki Kobayashi’s Oscar-winning 1964 anthology film Kwaidan is now available on Blu-ray for the first time.
By Anton Bitel
Atsushi Yamatoya’s 1967 Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wasteland subverts expectations of this softcore genre.
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.
Fifteen of the iconic kaiju’s adventures have been compiled in a long-overdue commemorative boxset.
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.