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The Future of Studio Ghibli

The Future of Studio Ghibli

The name Ghibli has acquired a large following through the world since the 2000s, with the releases of films like Spirited Away or Mononoke, proving the huge talent of director Hayao Miyazaki to create beautiful touching stories for children as well as grownups (who haven’t lost touch with their inner child).

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A Six Hour Conversation with Akira Kurosawa

A Six Hour Conversation with Akira Kurosawa

No matter how many years have passed since his death, Japanese director Akira Kurosawa is still an admired master of cinema, who created many great films — 7 Samurai is just the tip of the iceberg. As such, whenever there’s the chance to have a better understanding of his work, of his artistic process, we […]

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The Science of Masaaki Yuasa

The Science of Masaaki Yuasa

Mind Game was released in 2004, this original, weird and amazing animated film revealed to the world the talent of Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa. In 10 years, the man hasn’t made another crazy film, instead, he’s directed several TV series with style, always trying new visual ideas to tell stories — the old school vibe […]

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The Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Collection

The Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Collection

Some soundtracks are stuck in your head for weeks, you just have to listen to them to bring back some powerful pictures, as well as feelings experienced while watching the films. Studio Ghibli has produced magnificent masterpieces, telling beautiful stories mixing fantasy and imagination to create memorable works, with inspiring soundtracks often composed by the […]

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Teaser for Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will

Teaser for Takashi Miike's As the Gods Will

Another high school massacre from Japanese cult director Takashi Miike! Only two years after Lesson of Evil, in which a charming teacher turns out to be a psychopath killer, Miike returns to high school with the live-action adaptation of the manga Kami-sama no Iu Toorin — As the Gods Will.

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New directors from Japan need YOU

New directors from Japan need YOU

If you’ve been trying to find out recent Japanese films with english subtitles on DVD (or Blu-ray), chances are, you may have stumbled upon Third Window Films releases. This indie UK distributor is one of the few companies in the West to support Asian gems by making them available around this part of the world…

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