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    Monday October 12, 2020
  • Anime Director Mamoru Oshii Plays Himself in Live-action Film Hanataba Mitaina Koi wo Shita

    Masaki Suda & Kasumi Arimura-starring romance film will open in January 2021

    It is confirmed today that 69-year-old internationally acclaimed anime director Mamoru Oshii (Mobile Police Patlabor, Ghost in The Shell) joins an upcoming live-action film Hanataba Mitaina Koi wo Shita (We fell in love like a bouquet of flowers) as an actor. This is probably his first appearance in a fictional live-action film. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Friday October 2, 2020
  • Beautiful Dreamer Live-action Film Trailer is Littered with Homages to 1984 Anime Film

    Katsuyiki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass)-directed film will open in Japan on November 6

    A mysterious live-action film titled Beautiful Dreamer, which is inspired by or connected to the internationally acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Mobile Police Patlabor, Ghost in The Shell)'s 1984 anime film Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, has been in the works. Its full trailer revealed today is obviously littered with homages to the anime film. Check it out after the jump!

  • Wednesday August 12, 2020
  • Live-Action Film Beautiful Dreamer based on Mamoru Oshii's Original Story Set for November 2020

    Katsuyiki Motohiro (Bayside Shakedown, Psycho-Pass) serves as director

    Beautiful Dreamer, a live-action film based on the internationally acclaimed anime director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in The Shell)'s original story, is set to be released in Japan on November 6, 2020. It is the first film from the newly-launched experimental film label "Cinema Lab," whose concept is "Director Absolutism." Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday August 11, 2020
  • Four Dance Performers to Leave Hanamaru VA Kanako Takatsuki's Unit BlooDye as of August 18

    The six-member unit has served as the official ambassador for Mamoru Oshii's new anime "VLADLOVE"

    The official Twitter for the six-member vocal & dance performance unit BlooDye announced on August 11 that its all four dance performers: Ayaka Akagi, Chisami Ito, Ayano Furutaka, and Saeko Yamamoto will leave the unit after their debut's first anniversary concert on August 18. The unit was formed by Kanako Takatsuki (Hanamaru Kunikida in Love Live! Sunshine!!) in June 2019. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Saturday August 8, 2020
  • OPINION: Mamoru Oshii's Haunting Dystopias Were More Prescient Than You Remember

    It's Mamoru Oshii's birthday! Let's take a look at some of his surprisingly relevant dystopian films

    In celebration of Mamoru Oshii's birthday, I explore three of his films — Patlabor 2, Ghost in the Shell, and Jin-Roh — to uncover the ways Oshii has made predictions and philosophical inquiries that are shockingly relevant to today. Let’s dive in!

  • Wednesday June 10, 2020
  • Mamoru Oshii's New Anime VLADLOVE Releases Official Trailer Introducing Its Slapstick World

    Charity poster contest to support medical workers is also launched

    The official YouTube channel for the internationally acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in The Shell)'s highly-anticipated new anime VLADLOVE has started streaming a 75-second official trailer introducing its main characters and slapstick comedy worldview. Learn about his ambitious project after the jump!

  • Friday June 5, 2020
  • Mamoru Oshii's VLADLOVE Anime Promo Introduces Maki Watabe

    Saori Hayami voices the captain of the Cinema Club

    Mamoru Oshii's VLADLOVE anime may have been delayed from its original fall 2020 plans, but that hasn't stopped the character previews from rolling out. The latest offers a brief English-subtitled look at Maki Watabe after the jump.

  • Monday May 11, 2020
  • Seven Main Characters Finally Gather in VLADLOVE Anime Key Visual

    The 12-episode slapstick comedy has been postponed to an indefinite date

    The official website for the internationally acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in The Shell)'s highly-anticipated new anime project VLADLOVE is updated with a second key visual featuring its all seven main characters today. Learn about them after the jump!

  • Friday May 8, 2020
  • Mamoru Oshii's VLADLOVE Anime Delayed Due to COVID-19

    Series was originally set to premiere this fall

    Ghost in the Shell and Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer director Mamoru Oshii's new TV anime VLADLOVE was scheduled to premiere this fall, but we're going to have to wait to see the highly-anticipated new project. Read on for more.