Anime based on Japan’s historical periods tend to vary wildly, not only in terms of the actual time periods and events they cover, but also in their means of execution. Some series, such as House of Five Leaves are rather reserved and… Read More ›
Dirty Pair Special: Affair of Nolandia – At Least We Can Breathe Down Here
Affair of Nolandia was directed by Masaharu Okuwaki, whose repertoire also includes Aishiteruze Baby, Cat’s Eye, and MÄR. Animation director is Yukari Kobayashi, who has worked on Lovely Complex and Gokujou. Notably, as this is Kobayashi first and only trek into the… Read More ›
Megazone 23 Special – Part 1: So You Just Combined Streets of Fire With Science Fiction?
Megazone Part 1 was directed and part created by Noboru Ishiguro. He seems to have shared the director’s chair with recognizable names like Leiji Matsumoto on Space Battleship Yamato and Shoji Kawamori on the Macross movie The Super Dimension Fortress… Read More ›
Area 88 Review: Before There Was Sky Crawlers
In 2008, famed anime director Mamoru Oshii premiered his film, The Sky Crawlers, to the world. One of the main draws of The Sky Crawlers was its focus around characters whose job was to fly planes and engage in dogfights… Read More ›