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Animated Summit of the Gods Translates Into a Peak Adventure

Per Matt Originally titled Le Sommet des Dieux, The Summit of the Gods is a French animated film adapted from the Jirô Taniguchi manga (which was, in turn, adapted from the Baku Yumemakura novel). There’s a whole lot of translation going… Continue Reading →

Weathering With You is an Artistic and Thoughtful Gem

Anime is one of those “love/hate” genres in film for myself. Back in my teens, I used to love watching Dragon Ball Z, Vampire Hunter D and others, because it was edgy. The cartoons were against the norm. You didn’t… Continue Reading →

Taika’s Transition: Adapting Akira

It takes a special type of filmmaker who’s as adept at writing and directing a hilarious original script and appearing as one of its main characters (What We Do in the Shadows), as giving new life to a Marvel film… Continue Reading →

Live. Die. Repeat. 2, the Sci-Fi Sequel

What’s in a name? When it comes to a title, whatever you call the Edge of Tomorrow movie, AKA Live. Die. Repeat. or the film’s original name, All You Need Is Kill — which is the title of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka… Continue Reading →

Castlevania Whips Up the Action for Season 2

The band of vampire hunters is assembled, ready to take on Dracula and his hordes in Season 2 of Castlevania. With amazing anime-inspired animation and beautifully choreographed fights, this season is worth watching for its action scenes alone.

Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

Ghost in the Shell: The Complex Stand Alone

Per Matt After watching Ghost in the Shell, a brighter tomorrow is no longer an option… it’s just as dingy and corrupt there as it is today.

The American Remake of Foreign Films

Hollywood is fixated with pre-sold movies. For the unfamiliar, a pre-sold movie is any movie that is a sequel, prequel, adaptation or remake. The idea is that familiar productions cause increased interest and generate greater ticket sales. Tinseltown makes big… Continue Reading →

Previewing MTAC 16-Bit

The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention returns for its 16th-year anniversary on Friday, March 25 through Sunday the 27th, so attendees can expect a large celebration of anime, manga, popular arts and Japanese culture at the event.

MTAC 16-Bit Interview: JT Kesterson

Per Matt This week, MTAC 16-Bit returns to Middle Tennessee celebrating and educating the public about Japanese animation, media and popular arts, but none of that would be possible without the efforts of the convention’s Production Services team. Heading up… Continue Reading →

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