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Tokyo Film Fest Fetes Mamoru Hosoda

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place October 25 through November 3, is continuing festival director Yasushi Shiina’s work to bring more animation into the TIFF ... Continue Reading →
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Alan Moore Is Retiring from the Comics World At a press conference for his upcoming novel Jerusalem, the legendary penman behind Watchmen and V for Vendetta announced he has “about ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Film Fest to Highlight Mamoru Hosoda

The Tokyo International Film Festival announces it will be highlighting two iconic Japanese directors at its 29th edition, running October 25 through November 3, 2016. The distinguished ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Fest Nabs ‘Big Hero 6,’ Anno Retrospective

The world premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and a first-ever complete retrospective of the works of Hideaki Anno mark an expanded animation presence at this year’s Tokyo International ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Film Fest Gets ‘Big Hero 6′ World Premiere

The Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place in the mega-metropolis this October 23-31, will feature the global premiere of Disney’s first-ever Marvel animation feature ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s Fond Farewell

Legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki bows out of the ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Recommends Anno for ‘Nausicaä’ Sequel

Animation icon Hayao Miyazaki says that’s he would like Hideaki Anno, the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion to direct the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind sequel, per Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wind Rises’ Tops ‘Monsters U.’ Opening in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest turn in the director’s chair, his first in five years, filled plenty of seats over its opening weekend. The 2D-animated pseudo-historical adventure ... Continue Reading →
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‘Evangelion 3' Among U.S. Premieres at JFF

Visitors to San Francisco’s first-ever Japan Film Festival this summer will be able to feast their eyes on the Stateside premieres of hotly anticipated anime titles, including ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolf Children’ Wins Best Animation Japan Academy Prize

The latest animated feature from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) has been awarded the Best Animation award at the 36th Japan Academy Prize ... Continue Reading →