A version of this article previously appeared on Anime-Now! in 2016.
Early in 2016, news of an animated Mobile Police Patlabor remake in the fall had anime fans excited for the return of the Special Vehicles Section 2, a ragtag band of crime-fighters saving Tokyo from bad guys who misuse technology for their own evil means. While that description is accurate, the charm, depth and complexity of the characters, storylines and settings is what has granted Patlabor an enduring decades-long appreciation around the world, since the series’ debut as a 6-part OVA in 1988.
After multiple delays, Gundam: Hathaway finally hit Japanese cinemas on June 11, before receiving an unprecedentedly fast release international release via Netflix on July 1.
So now that it’s out, let’s talk about what all the hype is about, whether it’s warranted, and why more people aren’t talking about Mace Flower.
In the lead up to the release of the 4th and final entry in the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, on March 8, Kinokuniya’s main Shinjuku store held a mini-gallery of art reprints from January 16 to February 14. Featuring a small selection of art, including both well-known as well as more niche pieces, and shelves upon shelves of merchandise, the gallery actually allowed photographs. Due to the lighting in the store, it was a little difficult to get decent pictures with all the reflections , but the following is a sample of what visitors to the gallery experienced. Enjoy!
This article originally appeared in Anime Now! on December 3, 2016.
This past week, Khara, the studio behind the Rebuild of Evangelion films, celebrated its ten-year anniversary with a special exhibition in Tokyo. Visitors to the exhibit received a special gift an 88-page booklet filled with interviews–including one by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno himself where he talks about his ...
To say that the last month has been an interesting one for Macross fans would be an understatement. This episode of the SpeakerPODcast, we visit an Animage & Ghibli exhibit and discover what could possibly be some unused layouts from the original SDF Macross, watch the Draken 3 get discussed on national television, listen to an alternate version of what happened to Sheryl after the Wings of Farewell as read by Aya “Sheryl Nome” Endo and Megumi “Ranka Lee” Nakajima themselves, see Sheryl and Ranka “return” in a previously shelved Wings of Farewell music video, catch up on all the latest news and announcements and, yes, discuss a particular press release that everyone’s been talking about.