LeSean Thomas’ historical fantasy anime is aurally and visually beautiful and possesses a boatload of cool fights, but its macro-scale story is vexingly overstuffed.
An anime spinoff of the cult hit will satisfy all your robot v. kaiju fighting needs.
Fans of Amazon’s premiere science-fiction series would do well to spend their time between seasons catching up on its anime forebears.
TRIGGER’s debut feature boasts a bevy of color palettes and visual styles that come to life in the new home release from Shout! Factory.
Makoto Shinkai’s followup to Your Name is another charming coming-of-age tale with a supernatural twist.
While it divided viewers at the time, Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 1 remains a testament to the pop culture gadfly’s desire to hone his action chops.
Keiichi Hara’s candy-colored fairy tale is certainly a feast for the eyes, even if its story is skin deep.
The Wachowskis’ kaleidoscopic 2008 adaptation of the clasic ’60s anime is as bright, bold and weird as the rest of their late-period output.
The second season of Netflix’s kawaii-metal workplace anime elevates its adorable gimmick with a newfound maturity.
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Howl’s Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki’s sprawling, mythic steampunk fantasy from 2004, is one of the master’s more underrated features.
One of Hayao Miyazaki’s lighter, sentimental films is a celebration of ordinary life & parental love as seen through the eyes of a child.
One of Miyazaki’s most enduring classics, Princess Mononoke addresses the concepts of violence and hatred in a way young viewers can understand.
Porco Rosso is yet another swashbuckling adventure in the grand tradition of Hayao Miyazaki, a high-flying caper about a flying pig who’s also a sea pirate.
While it doesn’t have the reputation of Miyazaki’s later works, Studio Ghibli’s sophomore film serves as a lovely steampunk primer to the man’s filmography.
Before Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki honed his craft on one of the liveliest anime action-adventures of all time.
Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron adapt the 90s anime to full, Uncanny Valley effect, and if you’re into that sort of thing it excels.