Category Anime

From Up on Poppy Hill

A while back I went to see a UK preview of the latest anime feature-length film from Studio Ghibli, From Up on Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂から, Kokuriko-zaka kara). In Japan, it ranked as the highest-grossing film of 2011, managing to make around $56 million (£35m), and was also the second directorial effort of Goro Miyazaki, the […]

An Alternative Christmas Film Offering…

Ah, Christmas time! That point in the year when all the rules of normal life are thrown out the window. We spend too much, eat too much, drink way too much. We suddenly do strange things like sing carols, put large spikey trees in our homes and, strangest of all, invite our extended family round […]

Anime vs. Hollywood: Paprika & Inception

Remember that big box-office blockbuster Inception in the summer of 2010, which baffled audiences’ brains, wowed critics, got tongues wagging, won all those awards and even inspired the odd internet meme? Of course you do, you’d have to be living under a rock not to have seen or heard of it. So, wasn’t that movie, […]