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Pop Culture Imports: Your Streaming Guide To Belle Director Mamoru Hosoda

This Friday, Mamoru Hosoda's latest film "Belle" hits theaters. While the anime auteur may not be a household name in the way of Hayao Miyazaki or even Makoto Shinkai (the director of global anime hit "Your Name,") he should be. Hosoda, with his delicate animation style and intimate fantasy adventures, has a style unto himself, often injecting his own personal experiences into his fantastical stories. "The Boy and the Beast" might be a kickass action-fantasy movie about a boy who finds his way i...
Tags: Movies, Kun, Belle, Hayao Miyazaki, Shibuya, Totoro, Mirai, Hana, Mamoru Hosoda, Kyuta, Makoto Shinkai, Digimon, Kumatetsu, Hosoda, Wolf Children, Mamoru HosodaCast


Movies Like Howl's Moving Castle That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Studio Ghibli and its founder and main director, Hayao Miyazaki, are known for producing whimsical animated films, and 2004's "Howl's Moving Castle" is one of their best. The film follows Sophie, a young hat maker who has a chance encounter with the wizard Howl, a mysterious and enchanting figure. This draws the attention of the Witch of the Waste, who fancies Howl. She curses Sophie, who turns into a 90-year-old crone. Leaving everything behind to try and break the enchantment, Sophie tracks do...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, France, New York City, Roald Dahl, Disney, Fox, Canada, United States, Italy, Tokyo, Alec Baldwin, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki


10 Gateway Anime Movies For Studio Ghibli Fans

(Welcome to Let’s Get Animated!, a column that spotlights the best of film animation. In this edition: the best anime movies to watch if you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli movies.) It felt like a big, gaping hole was left in the animation industry when Studio Ghibli temporarily shuttered its doors in 2014. The game-changing studio’s co-founder and the greatest animation director of this generation, Hayao Miyazaki, had just retired (again). And with that, Disney was back to dominating the animation m...
Tags: Japan, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Tokyo, Anime, Darren Aronofsky, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Frank Capra, Shibuya, Hana


Secret Santa Review: The Boy and the Beast and Blue Exorcist

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange, run by our friends at Reverse Thieves, where the gifts are anime review recommendations. We'll be publishing our reviews throughout the day on Christmas Eve. This year’s Reverse Thieves Secret Santa gave me the push I needed to watch a couple of things that I had on my radar for a while: Mamoru Hosoda’s 2015 feature film, The Boy and the Beast , and the Spring 2011 adaptation of Kazue Kato’s Jump SQ manga,  Blue Exorcist . While these ...
Tags: Middle East, Anime, Santa, RIN, Ren, Hogwarts, Mamoru Hosoda, Anime Secret Santa, Jared Nelson, Ani Gamers, Secret Santa Review, Yukio, Koji Yakusho, Blue Exorcist, Kumatetsu, The Boy and the Beast


The Post on "Zootopia" and “The Boy and The Beast”

'Zootopia': A delightful menagerie, with a worthwhile message [in print as Everyone laughs and nods for all of the right reasons]. By Jen Chaney Washington Post March 4 2016https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/zootopia-a-delightful-menagerie-with-a-worthwhile-message/2016/03/03/8bed4ac8-defd-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html Sly fox Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) works with new police recruit Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) as th...
Tags: Disney, Jason Bateman, Ren, Nick Wilde, Mike Rhode, Judy Hopps Ginnifer Goodwin, Jen Chaney Washington Post, Zootopia Walt Disney Animation, Pat Padua Washington Post, Kumatetsu, Jon Swasey