Written by Jonny Lobo Thus far, 2017 has been a boon to North American anime markets and the fans that support them. Throughout the month of January, I had the pleasure of casually viewing not one but three worthwhile titles … Continue reading Anime film review trifecta: One Piece, Sailor Moon, and Yu-Gi-Oh!
Written by Jonny Lobo Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday (1991) is a sublime example of twentieth-century Japanese filmmaking that, surprisingly, has only just started to be experienced by U.S. and Canadian audiences en masse due to its North American theatrical run … Continue reading Ozu and Only Yesterday: A Closer Look at a Ghibli Classic
Written by Jonny Lobo Like the countless other viewers who eagerly awaited the premiere of Kill la Kill (2013-2014), I was initially excited to experience the next big project helmed by the team of veteran filmmakers responsible for the homage-laden … Continue reading Anime Review: Kill la Kill (2013)
Written by C.B.W. Caswell Genre: Horror, Psychological Favourite Character: Kakihara (Ichi the Killer) Summary: With powerful art and avant garde symbolism, Yamamoto pushes manga to its extreme while retaining artistic integrity. — We’re laughing our guts out while a woman is … Continue reading What to read: The Work of Hideo Yamamoto
Written by Jonny Lobo Upon hearing the premise of Hataraku Maō-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer! or, alternatively, Demon Lord at Work!, 2013)—to put it briefly, Satan himself seeks employment at McDonald’s (excuse me, I mean “MgRonald’s”) in order to … Continue reading Anime Review: The Devil is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith It can be a long stretch between the end of con season (September/October) and the beginning of the next (March/April). Thankfully, Edmontonians refuse to let a little thing like the weather get in the way of celebrating fandoms. Edmonton’s main winter convention, A Taste of Animethon (ATOA), will be holding it’s seventh annual event on January 22 and 23 at a new location this year: the Shaw Conference Centre. A miniature version of the Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts’ main summer event, Animethon, ATOA began in 2010 as a way to tide anime fans over until … Continue reading Con Watch: A Taste of Animethon 2016
Written by Brendan Brown This winter, experience complex storytelling, themes of identity, reality, and illusion, and art that delves into the depths of the human psyche—all in the form of Japanese animation. Falling Into Place: Four Films by Satoshi Kon … Continue reading Metro Cinema presents Falling Into Place: Four Films by Satoshi Kon