If the Adult Swim ID directed by anime great Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Urusei Yatsura) had you scratching your head back in March, a reveal from Adult Swim shed some light on it at Anime Expo this weekend. It turns out Mamoru Oshii is directing a five-part micro-series, with each episode produced by Production I.G and running five minutes a pop. Hit the jump for more.
While "troll" might be a strong word, Mamoru Oshii seems to often try to provoke a reaction in his interview comments. He spent decades taking apart Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and their Studio Ghibli "Kremlin." He's been unkind to the likes of Mamoru Hosoda and Hideaki Anno. Recently, this provocative dismissiveness has been applied to the current generation of anime creators and their works.
Ahead of the spot's TV debut this week, Toonami's parent Adult Swim and block co-creator Jason Demarco have posted an early look at an ID video from anime legend Mamoru Oshii, the director of classics from Urusei Yatsura to Ghost in the Shell. Get a look after the jump.
The Mamoru Oshii Film Festival at the Shin-bungeiza theater in Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, is kicking off its 2016 series in April with a live-talk event and screenings of both live-action and animated Patlabor films. Hit the jump to learn more.
Cyzo, a Japanese publisher known for its biting cultural criticism, has published a massive, 656 page collection of the musings of director Mamoru Oshii from the period of 2012 - 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for the Japanese-dub edition of internationally acclaimed anime director Mamoru Oshii's first English-language live-action film Garm Wars: The Last Druid, which is simply titled as Garm Wars in Japan, has opened, announcing its theatrical release date on May 20 and three main Japanese voice cast. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that ARC Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Garm Wars: The Last Druid, Mamoru Oshii's action-sci-fi thriller 15 years in the making, shot with English dialog in Canada then image processed by Production I.G Inc. and a Canadian team. The film co-written with Geoffrey Gunn, starring Melanie St-Pierre, Kevin Durand and Lance Henriksen is set for an October 2 release in theaters and VOD.
63-year-old anime director Mamoru Oshii, best known for the Ghost in the Shell movies and Urusei Yatsura, has been busy with live-action work since 2008's Sky Crawlers, including contributing to The Next Generation: Patlabor, and directing this summer's supernatural thriller Tokyo Mukokuseki Shōjo, as well as his first English language live-action project Garm Wars: The Last Druid. Still, he found some time to do some travelling and hit the gun range. Get a look after the jump.
A new trailer is now available for Mamoru Oshii's most recent live-action film, Nowhere Girl. Hit the jump to check it out.