The Red Turtle is an animated film about a man stranded on an island who later meets a large red turtle, hence the title. It is also a Studio Ghibli and Wild Bunch film. This is the first film for Studio Ghibli since 2014. While this is the first feature film for animator director Michaël Dudok de Wit.
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Miss Hokusai is a anime about Katsushika Oi. Born O-Ei (Anne Watanabe) and her life as an artist during the Edo era in Japan. Her father Tetsuzo (Yutaka Matsushige), is a famous artist that works under the pseudonym of Hokusai. Hence the title.
Her life is like that of a traditional apprentice. She learns her trade and works under her father’s name. She doesn’t sign any of her own works because as great as she is, she is still Tetsuzo’s student. And it isn’t until the end of the movie that Tetsuzo tells her that she should think of an artist name. Meaning he has deemed her worthy enough that she should sign her own works.
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Your Name is a Japanese anime movie that was released in 2016. The story revolves around two high schoolers Mitsuha Miyamizu (Mono Kamishiraishi) and Taki Tachibana (Ryunosuku Kamiki).
Mitsuha lives in the rural town near the mountains and is a Miko (shrine maiden) of the family shrine.
Taki lives in Tokyo and works part time as a waiter in an Italian restaurant. Their lives are drastically different from each other’s, including their temperaments
Then, for some mysterious reason, they begin to switch bodies. At first, each believes they were having an extremely realistic dream. Until their respective friends and families comment on how strange they were acting. Then, after finding notes they both leave for the other, they both realize they have a problem on their hands.
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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, I thought I would shine a mini-spotlight on a show that rarely gets mentioned when fans talk about their favourite Star Trek series.
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