In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Kazuya Tsurumaki, protégé of Hideaki Anno and one of studio GAINAX's key directors. If you're a fan of Tsurumaki's FLCL or are just looking to better understand his style, then hit the jump to read more!
On March 8, Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs announced 18 recipients of the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts for the year 2016, including anime film director Sunao Katabuchi (In This Corner of The World) and Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla). Hit the jump for more details.
Director Hideaki Anno is bringing his vast knowledge of Japanese tokusatsu / SFX TV shows to a special live-talk and screening event that will be held at 7:00 PM JST at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, on March 17, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
What is Hideaki Anno up to now? According to coworkers who covered for him at a recent award ceremony, there's something new on the horizon for the famed director. Hit the jump to find out more!
The 59th Blue Ribbon Awards announced its winners today on January 26. Following the 71st Mainichi Film Awards last week, Toho's 29th Japanese Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla is again chosen as the best Japanese film of 2016. Check the winner list after the jump.
The 71st Mainichi Film Awards announced its winners today on January 19. Toho's 29th Japanese Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla received Award for Best Film, Award for Best Supporting Actress (Mikako Ichikawa as Hiromi Ogashira), and Award for Best Art Direction (Yuji Hayashida, Eri Sakushima). Hit the jump for the complete list of the winners.
Hideaki Anno's wife, manga artist Moyoco Anno, is bringing out the old photos on her Twitter! As part of her prep for Khara, Inc.'s tenth anniversary celebration, she's sharing photos of the director in his younger days. Hit the jump to see "chibi Anno" for yourself!