Isao Takahata

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In the beloved Japanese anime films, childhood is a fantastic place of nightmare and wonder

BY Darran Anderson | 21 FEB 20

Isao Takahata’s landmark 1988 anime, which now receives its US theatrical release, crafts a dark moral universe through moments of poignant stillness

BY Darran Anderson | 08 JAN 19

The politics of the red cap, a tribute to Studio Ghibli cofounder, and rewatching The Breakfast Club in the age of #MeToo

13 APR 18

From Grave of the Fireflies to The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the visionary director grounded fantasy with emotional force

BY Darran Anderson | 10 APR 18