Get to know the Major in the new Ghost in the Shell trailer

Put together by director Rupert Sanders and screenwriters Jamie Moss and Ehren Kruger, it looks like we can expect a big ol' mashup of influences, plot points, premises and themes from all across the…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Your Name - the highest grossing anime ever

This is the mission statement of Director Makoto Shinkai, a rising star in anime who shot into another stratum in 2016. …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Hatsune Miku Commercials

Japan is quite commonly stereotyped as a land full of crazy commercials and this belief is not wrong. Attention-grabbing attempts at trying to sell consumers on products and other tactics such as mas…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Koe no Katachi Wins Japan Academy Award of Excellence!

In celebration of Koe no Katachi ( A Silent Voice ) being nominated for Animation of the Year and receiving an Award of Excellence from 40th Japanese Academy Awards, director Yamada Shoko (affiliated…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 1 comment

One Piece Characters Become Premium Chocolates with the Help of Tokyo Chocolate

Tokyo Chocolate is a premium sweets company that teams up every year with one popular series to release limited edition chocolates. This year, their collaborative partner (for the first time ever) wi…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 0 comments

Anime vs. Real Life – “Akiba's Trip The Animation”

Akiba is in grave danger; the Electric Town is being overrun by synthesizers (basically vampires) causing chaos and destruction in the streets. The only solution: forcefully stripping them off their …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 1 comment

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Ambassador Has Been Announced & Dragonball Z Fans Will Be Overjoyed

If you’re not familiar with the Japanese cult anime, Dragonball Z, go and brush up your cartoon knowledge on an urgent basis. You’re going to need it come 2020.

The main character of Dragonball Z, …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 3 comments

Of Course, The Oscars Ignored "Your name", The Biggest Anime Movie Ever

Your Name is a wonderful motion picture, and one of the best anime films I’ve ever seen. It’s also the highest grossing anime ever, which doesn’t validate it as a great film but, at least, will be so…

posted by  Sergey | 6 years, 10 months ago | 0 comments


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