Comics Spotlight: Witchy

Witchy is a ongoing web-based comic that goes a long way to banishing all stereotypes about witches and the craft. Developed by animation student, Ariel Ries, Witchy centres around the comic’s heroine, Nyneve, living in the kingdom of Hyalin, where the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Since the kingdom of Hyalin is under a military regime, short haired … Continue reading Comics Spotlight: Witchy

Studio Ghibli animations to be brought to life at new theme park

The animated world of Hayao Miyazaki is set to become a physical reality with Studio Ghibli’s new theme park, set to open in central Japan in 2022. Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is renowned for works including Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. He is among the world’s most acclaimed animators, with huge followings in Japan and abroad. Studio Ghibli has released a basic concept for the … Continue reading Studio Ghibli animations to be brought to life at new theme park

Hayao Miyazaki: Exploring the themes of the director’s magical anime

Hayao Miyazaki, the much celebrated Japanese animator, may have “officially” retired in 2013, but fans knew he would re-surface at some point, marking his return to the drawing board and big screen with his magical anime. The movie he came out of retirement to make is called Kemushi No Boro (Boro the Caterpillar). Little is known about this short animation, that is expected to premiere at … Continue reading Hayao Miyazaki: Exploring the themes of the director’s magical anime

Friday’s Feature: Philosophy in Anime

Originally posted on 100 Word Anime:
These days it seems everyone has a personal philosophy (or at lease a fortune cookie slogan that they hold up as one) and anime isn’t any different. There are literally barrels of characters who will throw their own personal view of the world at you (ad nauseam if someone else in the show doesn’t hit them first). In a previous… Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Philosophy in Anime

Your Name anime sees a city boy and country girl switch bodies

Your Name is an anime movie which tells the story of country girl, Mitsuha and city boy, Taki. Japan is waiting for a comet that passes by once every 1,000 years. Bored of her life in the country, Mitsuha makes a wish upon the passing comet to “be born a gorgeous Tokyo boy in her next life”. It comes about sooner than the next lifetime … Continue reading Your Name anime sees a city boy and country girl switch bodies