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    Tuesday October 20, 2020
  • REVIEW: Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Takes the Franchise For One of the Best Rides in Anime

    Though, you might not want to catch this train!

    The much anticipated Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train anime film opened in Japan last Friday, taking everyone watching on an emotional ride through the next story of the anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s record-breaking manga series that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump. Read the review of the film straight from Japanese theaters after the jump!

  • Wednesday September 23, 2020
  • REVIEW: Letters and Emotions Transcend Time in Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden the Movie

    Kyoto Animation’s unshakeable legacy continues with not a dry eye in the theater

    Letters can transcend time, helping bring the past into the present, or even help the people of the present convey their feelings to those in the future. That's the message from Violet Evergarden the Movie. Read the full review by our Japan Correspondent for the newest film from Kyoto Animation after the jump!

  • Thursday March 12, 2020
  • REVIEW: The Shirobako Movie's Blended Stress-and-Love-Letter to Anime

    Miyamori and the team at Musashino Animation are back, and we're here to tell you all about it!

    It's been nearly half a decade since we got to see what Musashino Animation and Miyamori was up to, but now, we get to see them tackle their most ambitious project yet–an anime film! Our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, saw the latest Shirobako anime film and drew up his own key-framed conclusions on the movie. Check out his review after the jump!

  • Monday February 24, 2020
  • REVIEW: Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna Is the Perfect DigiDestined Send Off

    Taichi and Yamato are in for the challenge of their lives...growing up

    The final Digimon Adventure story – of the DigiDestined we’ve grown up with over the last 20 years – Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna, hit Japanese cinemas the other day and flooded screenings with tears of emotion that we didn't know could be caused by a Digimon movie. Our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, was there on the first day to give us his thoughts on the final chapter on the franchise close to our hearts.

  • Monday January 13, 2020
  • REVIEW: Friendships Go Beyond The Limits in My Hero Academia Heroes: Rising Anime Film

    The second My Hero Academia anime film is a rollercoaster of great animation and character moments

    Going plus ultra is the motto of the UA High's Class 1-A, in every facet of their lives. This includes when they're sent to an island for more work experience as heroes – without any supervision! Daryl Harding gives you his review of the newest My Hero Academia film from Japan, My Hero Academia Heroes: Rising. United States of Smash that read more button to see his thoughts!

  • Monday December 23, 2019
  • REVIEW: Lupin the Third THE FIRST Anime Film Stole the Show in Its First CG Romp

    Takashi Yamazaki (Stand by Me Doraemon) delivers in bringing the classic franchise into the modern era

    It was hard not be impressed by the level of quality stemming from Lupin the Third THE FIRST from the teasers and scenes they released to hype us up, so we sent our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, to chase down the film and give his thoughts on the first CG heist from the Lupin the Third franchise. Hit the jump to read the thoughts.


  • Tuesday October 22, 2019
  • REVIEW: Anohana Team Will Make You Cry Again with Her Blue Sky

    The creative team that led ‘Toradora!’ and ‘Anohana’ are back and ready to mess with our emotions

    After their work on Anohana and Anthem of the Heart, Mari Okada, Tatsuyuki Nagai, and Masayoshi Tanaka are back with their newest coming of age tale set in Chichibu, Her Blue Sky. Our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, was there on opening week in Japan to check it out. You can read his review after the jump!

  • Tuesday October 15, 2019
  • Violet Evergarden Spin-Off Anime Film Continues Its Theatrical Run in Japan

    More cinemas added due to popular demand for the Kyoto Animation produced film

    Due to popular demand, the Kyoto Animation produced film, Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll -, will continue its run in Japanese theaters past October 18. The film will also be picking up 7 new screening locations across Japan’s northern prefectures. Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Thursday September 12, 2019
  • REVIEW: Violet Evergarden Spinoff Film Carries on Kyoto Animation's Legacy Beautifully

    Violet Evergarden's first feature length story is a love letter to what makes the studio special

    Last year, Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden captivated fans with its downright breathtaking animation, and now it’s back in a spin-off film, Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll -. Our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, was there to pen his thoughts on the feature length story. Hit the jump to read his letter.