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What do you think, Japanese boy? Is the wind still rising?

The Wind Rises is a story of life, war, and love. It is a brilliant final act of Hayao Miyazaki's career in anime -...

HBO Max SCORES HUGE with Studio Ghibli movies!

HBO Max has secured the North American streaming rights to 21 of Studio Ghibli's films. This is a big "F U" to Disney, who...

Laputa: Castle in the Sky Review

Laputa: Castle in the Sky Release Date: August 2nd, 1996 Director: Hayao Miyazaki We’ve now made it to Studio Ghibli’s first offical release! It’s taken a while,...

Spirited Away – AniMat’s Classic Reviews

A girl’s journey in a magical bathhouse is all it takes to makes one of best animated films of all time

My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) Movie Review

Since 1988, My Neighbor Totoro has been capturing the hearts of children and adults everywhere and is one of the most beloved films in Japan. It...

Every Studio Ghibli Film Reviewed in 10 Words or Less

For me Studio Ghibli's really good. I don't know if you agree! Enjoy the video.

Interesting take on Miyazaki’s Spirited Away

"I always wondered why the symbol “ゆ” (said “yu”) was on the door to the bath house. I asked my Japanese teacher, and he...

Movie Review: Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

When the American movie-going public is constantly being fed junk food, it ruins their sensibilities. They don't trust their better instincts. Whenever I tell...

The ‘good witch’ who wrote Japanese classic Kiki’s Delivery Service

Eiko Kadono's playful tales about a young witch and her furry companion have entertained generations of Japanese readers, and have now earned her one...

Hayao Miyazaki’s Reaction to Mary & The Witch’s Flower

Mary and the Witch's Flower is about to be released on July 8th 2017. And recently, Director Yonebayashi (Ex Ghibli Animator, Miyazaki Protege) brought...

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Everything We Know About The Sequel To Matt Reeves’ The Batman

Any pessimism surrounding a new Batman movie starring former Twilight actor Robert Pattinson disappeared quickly after the film’s release in March 2022. The Batman,...

Elden Ring’s Studio Ghibli Inspirations and Potential Anime Adaptation

Elden Ring might just go on to be named the game of the year by critics and gamers, despite it only being released on...

5 Anime-Inspired Date Night Ideas

Anime is so popular that finding someone to talk about them isn’t an issue. There are many online and offline gatherings for anime fans....