Review: Only Yesterday

The 1991 Ghibli classic Only Yesterday is returning to selected cinemas this month from May 5th. In anticipation for its re-release, I was given the opportunity to review a Japanese copy of the film before its English debut to Australian cinemas. The year is 1982 and Taeko Okajima is 27 and living alone. Following a […]

Figma Sherlock Hound Is On The Case!

From the classic series for which Hayao Miyazaki served as a director, Goodsmile have opened up orders for figma Sherlock Hound! He comes packed with alternate eyes for various expressions, his pipe with optional smoke effect part, magnifying glass and pistol and his car! You can check out all the pictures and details at the Goodsmile […]

Review: Spirited Away (Blu-Ray)

Spirited Away was the right movie for the right time when it came out in 2001. Anime fandom was on a rapid incline in the US and local fandom in Australia was following suit. The film pushed Studio Ghibli into the international spotlight after winning awards at home and in Europe before snaring itself an […]

Review: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Doco-Sunday is a thing we do in our household, inspired by a series run on ABC2 last year if memory serves. My wife pointed out The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness while going through stuff on Netflix as we’re both fans of Studio Ghibli movies, so we settled down on a cold wintery Sunday night […]

A Beautiful Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki

A very talented Vimeo user called dono has made an extraordinary video tribute to the highly acclaimed Hayao Miyazaki – movie director and co-founder of Studio Ghibli. This video instantly gives you a sense of nostalgia – bringing you back into the world of your favourite Ghibli movies such as Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro […]