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Jiro Dreams of Planes: Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises”

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“Le vent se lève, il faut tenter de vivre” –Paul Valéry Miyazaki’s new (and reportedly last) film “The Wind Rises,” loosely based on the lives of engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori, is a gorgeous and bittersweet look at prewar Japan and the consequences of pursuing a dream. Jiro (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt,) a … Continue reading "Jiro Dreams of Planes: Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises”"
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Anime Expo 2018 Serves up Pop Culture, Part Two

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Anime Expo, the largest celebration of anime pop culture in North America, once again took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this month. Virtually every facet of Japanese popular culture was represented with gusto as 110,000 fans devoured content for five days on video games, film, tv, cosplay, animation, music, and traditional arts. Heading … Continue reading "Anime Expo 2018 Serves up Pop Culture, Part Two"
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Fathom Events: “Lupin The 3rd ‘The Castle Of Cagliostro'”

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This month, Fathom Events presented the classic 1979 Japanese animated feature “Lupin the 3rd ‘The Castle of Cagliostro.'” Lupin III was a long-running manga by the artist Monkey Punch that eventually spawned multiple TV series, feature films (animated and live-action,) TV specials, video games, and musicals. The franchise is entering its 50th anniversary this year, … Continue reading "Fathom Events: “Lupin The 3rd ‘The Castle Of Cagliostro'”"
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Disneyland Resort Photo Update – 11/07/14

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, November 7, 2014. Christmas officially kicks off at the Disneyland Resort next weekend, but this week most of the decorations are up and some of the entertainment starts. The Mickey and Friends tram stop billboards feature Christmas now. … Continue reading "Disneyland Resort Photo Update – 11/07/14"
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2014 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Films

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The slate of films being released in 2014 should not disappoint… Here’s a quick look. February 28, 2014 – The Wind Rises A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazak March 14, 2014 – Need for Speed Framed … Continue reading "2014 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Films"
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New “Spirited Beasts” Exhibit in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

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The Japan pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase recently unveiled a new exhibit in its museum space adjacent to the Mitsukoshi Department Store. Entitled “Spirited Beasts: From Ancient Stories to Anime Stars”, the exhibit focuses on the mythological origins of modern Japanese animated characters. “Anime”, as Japanese animation has come to be known, originated about 1917, … Continue reading "New “Spirited Beasts” Exhibit in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion"
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