Review: Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi It was a few years into Studio Ghibli's existence before Hayao Miyazaki brought My Neightbour Totoro to the world and finally settled on the iconic logo which become synonymous with the company ever since. Ghibli now rests in a state of semi-hibernation. In its wake, rising star Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty, When Marnie Was There) opens … Continue reading Review: Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Why I Love… #26: Akira

Year: 1988 Director: Katsuhiro Otomo Genre: Animation / Science Fiction Otomo’s movie – a mere snapshot of his sprawling manga series – is to this day a cornerstone of Japanese animation. A landmark movie of its kind. Yet for me it is more than just an impressive artistic feat. It is part of the vital … Continue reading Why I Love… #26: Akira