It’s been a crazy couple of days when it comes to live-action anime remakes. First, rumors of Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) directing Akira (which is moving forward) erupted, followed yesterday morning by news that John Cho has been cast as Spike Spiegel for the Netflix live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, along with casting for Jet,… Read More Bang! Is Casting John Cho as Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop Netflix Series a Great Decision or a Terrible One?
Ready Player One lands in theaters on March 29th, and I couldn’t more stoked. As a fan of the novel, a huge Spielberg nut, and a child of the 80’s, this movie checks off pretty much checks all the boxes for me. But I wonder, will it also speak to me as an anime fan?… Read More Six Anime Easter Eggs I Want to See in Ready Player One
Aside from video games, my experiences with Japanese pop culture recently have centred around manga; picking up drawing as a hobby has led to a renewed interest in the sequential art of both east and west. In light of that, I intend to give a round-up of some of the noteworthy manga I’ve dipped my… Read More Josh’s Manga Roundup: Akira, Jojo, Uzumaki, and Ranma 1/2
This is the second in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith. Today’s post is by R86, frequent contributor on Beneath the Tangles. The previous post in this series was written by Lauren Orisini. In this column, I intend to focus on my experience of anime as a… Read More Aniblogger Testimonies: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Otaku: Discovering Christian Messages In Anime
Not long ago, I posted a beautiful anime-style short. Following a trail from Twitter, I was led to the site where it was featured, and to my surprise, it was Rober Ebert’s website. But, I was only surprised for a second – after all, the nation’s leading film critic (and the first to ever win the Pulitzer Prize) has championed… Read More Roger Ebert: Critic, Pundit, Skeptic, and Friend to Anime