Masaaki Yuasa’s latest anime feature embodies a revolutionary spirit in its tale of outcasts breaking ground in medieval Japan.
An Epic Fantasy About a World Plagued by Disease in The Deer King
Directed by Studio Ghibli alumni Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji, the film grounds the supernatural in realistic-feeling details.
Panda! Go Panda! Classics Make a Delightful Comeback
You don’t have to be an anime-head to appreciate these early-career shorts by the founders of Studio Ghibli.
The Witches of the Orient Pits the Fantasy of Sports Movies Against the Reality of Hard Practice
Now playing at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, the exciting documentary chronicles the Japanese women’s volleyball team’s path to victory at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Get Official Studio Ghibli Images for Your Desktop Wallpaper, Posters, and More
The beloved anime studio is making hundreds of high-resolution frames from its films available for download.
A Mind-Bending Cultural Critique From One of Anime’s Most Influential Directors
At turns disturbing, darkly humorous, and deeply heartfelt, Paranoia Agent exemplifies everything people love about Satoshi Kon’s work, and why fans still miss him nearly a decade after his death
A Modern-Day Anime Fairy Tale, With Surfing
Ride Your Wave, the latest from prolific anime director Masaaki Yuasa, offers a comforting and serene approach to loss.
An Anime Fantasy Combines Myth With Climate Change
Makoto Shinkai’s new feature Weathering with You entreats the world to pay attention to the climate emergency, as constant rainfall is interpreted as punishment from the gods.
Looking Back at Miyazaki’s Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro on Its 40th Anniversary
Released 40 years ago this Sunday, Cagliostro established Miyazaki as a notable talent. Much like his latest film, The Wind Rises, it reflects the director’s changing attitudes towards the animation industry.
Anime’s Hostile Visions of the Future
Anime’s Human Machines at the Barbican Centre offers a variety of perspectives on humanity, technology, and whether the soul can exist between machines and humans.
Euphoric, Boundary-Breaking Anime
Promare is an ideal introduction to the burning, creative, unwavering, and sometimes illogical soul of Studio Trigger.
The Breathtakingly Subtle Moments in Kyoto Animation’s Films
No terrorist attack could diminish the deeply personal work of Kyoto Animation, a firm that has always championed the sophisticated storytelling of its women animators.