Studio Ghibli

Geek It! Anime Film Review: Starlight Promises

September 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

In an attempt to imitate Your Name and its success, STARLIGHT PROMISES is XFLAG’s latest anime movie project that promises great potential. Directed by Kazuya Murata (A.I.C.O. Incarnation, Eureka Seven, Code Geass), Starlight Promises is about an overdue encounter between two friends. With [...]

[DVD] Animation Film Review: A Letter to Momo

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Since her father’s death, life has never been the same again for Momo Miyaura (Karen Miyama) and her mother Ikuko (Yuka). Moving back to her mother’s estate in Shio Island, all Momo could think of is her Father and the unfinished letter that was left behind in her possession. A letter [...]

Anime Film Review: When Marnie Was There

November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Possibly the last feature from the internationally-renowned Studio Ghibli, Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty) returns with his second feature, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE. When twelve-year-old Anna Sasaki collapses from an asthma attack, her foster parents decide to send her away to the rural town of [...]

[DVD] Review: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2014)

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

With its timeless appeal and emotionally-moving themes, it is no wonder that The Tale of the Princess Kaguya was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Directed and co-written by Studio Ghibli’s co-founder Isao Takahata, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is [...]