Tag: anime

Hot Mikado

Hot Mikado

Archikulture Digest

What if Gilbert and Sullivan did “Chicago” with the cast of “Happy Days”?

Death Note (Desu Nōto)

Screen Reviews

The first of two live-action films based on the manga/anime/videogame, Death Note, is now available on DVD. It ain’t no Sin City, says Phil Bailey.

Christmas On Mars

Screen Reviews

Call me a dork if you must, but I can’t wait to ogle Wayne Coyne’s backyard space ship and get infected with the alien spirit of Christmas. Carl F Gauze considers Christmas on Mars required watching for the 12-sided dice crowd.

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

Print Reviews

The definitive coffee table book on Godzilla and his creator, Eiji Tsuburaya. Carl F. Gauze is torn on whether to stifle a giggle at the rubber suits or flee in terror through the streets of Tokyo.

Puffy Amiyumi

Music Reviews

The Illustrated History of Puffy Amiyumi (Bar None). Review by Phil Bailey.

Mezzo Forte

Screen Reviews

Controversial anime master Yasuomi Umetsu is back with his latest project, Mezzo Forte. Phil Bailey takes a look at the decidedly adult director’s cut on DVD.

jlist.com

Screen Reviews

Where can you buy fine Japanese merchandise without paying hefty import fees? Phil Bailey takes a look at jlist.com, a site with a wide variety of unusual merchandise for the Japanophile.

Cardcaptors

Music Reviews

Songs from the Hit TV Series (Kid Rhino). Review by Edie Nguyen.

Essence

Print Reviews

Best known for his work on the anime Serial Experiments: Lain, Yoshitoshi ABe gets a beautiful showcase for his art in the new book, Essence. Phil Bailey takes a close look at the manga masterpiece.

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Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.

The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.