Tag Archives: Japan

Momotaro: Sacred Sailors (Review)

In 1945 the first ever Japanese feature-length animated film was released, funded by the Japanese Naval Ministry as a tool for propaganda. As an anime fan with a keen interest in history, I couldn’t resist purchasing this as a special … Continue reading

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The Eccentric Family

This is an anime that draws inspiration from Japanese folklore. The main characters are mostly tanuki (Japanese racoon dogs), who are able to transform into anything they want, but most of them seem to spend the majority of their time … Continue reading

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My Neighbour Totoro

Studio Ghibli’s first release was Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and then came a double bill: Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbour Totoro, shown together in cinemas in Japan.  It must be the strangest pairing of movies ever.  I’m … Continue reading

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