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.
By Sam Moore
Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s nightmarish 1989 body horror explores the morbid fusion of biology and technology.
A new Studio Ponoc film is the first anime ever commissioned by the IOC.
Is the default assumption of the giant lizard’s maleness just plain sexism?
By Anton Bitel
Toshiaki Toyoda’s Blue Spring perfectly captures the fleeting excitement of youth.
Married gay lawyers in Osaka fight everyday injustice in this delightful, deadpan documentary.
There’s so much more to this J-horror hit than meets the punctured eye.
Don’t miss the opportunity to relive this nightmarish J-Horror courtesy of a new restoration.
This madcap meta-horror from Japan’s Shin’ichirô Ueda breathes new life into the zombie genre.
Shinichiro Watanabe’s singular ’90s show is yet another classic anime that should be left well alone.
By Beth Webb
Hirokazu Koreeda’s Cannes storming drama paints a richly humanistic portrait of an unconventional family unit.
The Japanese writer/director discusses the political implications of his Palme d’Or-winning drama Shoplifters.
By Anton Bitel
The prolific filmmaker Teruo Ishii invented a whole new subgenrre with 1969’s bizarre Orgies of Edo.
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.